Snap ownership poll

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Based upon all available information, who would you prefer to take ownership of West Ham United FC?

Poll ended at Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:36 pm

Intermarket
54
13%
David Gold & David Sullivan
141
36%
Tony Fernandes
180
46%
A.N Other
13
3%
 
Total votes : 388

Re: Snap ownership poll

Postby Diving Moleman on Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:40 am

Anyone better than the bunch of Icelandic bankers currently in situ!

My vote goes to TF on the assumption he has decent (and legit) financial backers, has proved himself an astute businessman and will improve revenue streams off the pitch, but most of all because he is a fan with our interests at heart.
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Re: Snap ownership poll

Postby Wade on Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:42 pm

I really can't decide. :lol:

I would be happy with G&S or Fernandes providing he is working with other backers.

both seem intelligent businessman.
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Re: Snap ownership poll

Postby PrinceH on Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:45 pm

No Sullivan & Gold!!! They are most famous for their porno industry and secondly for their widespread corruption in Birmingham football club and their unvillingness to spend money in the same club. And thirdly they have ugly suits!!!
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Re: Snap ownership poll

Postby harlowbloke on Thu Dec 31, 2009 4:08 pm

i think that we just have to avoid getting in some fake arabs like portsmouth have, could see that one coming a mile off!! i think fernandez is the best option for us at the present time as he is a passionate fan, who is also a shrewd business man.
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Re: Snap ownership poll

Postby stu1 on Thu Dec 31, 2009 4:33 pm

Isit wrong that i want to vote Intermarket, they apparantly have money and apparantly have a few west hams involved. If both these facts turn out to be true, then surely this would be our best option?
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Re: Snap ownership poll

Postby ashbanki on Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:06 pm

The whole point with Intermarket is who they have fronting the club after a takeover - If it were Terry Brown I would not support it, his gross incompetance and self aggrandisment started us on the slippery slope.If it were Trevor Brooking ,for example - Yes please.It's all very well having the money but the most important aspect is running the club well and by people who are respected and know the club.Likewise I would support TF if he employed these types and not the ones who have made such a mess of it in recent times.
If Intermarket or TF do not have the right personel I would favour G &S.
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Re: Snap ownership poll

Postby westham,eggyandchips on Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:36 pm

noble art wrote:where's the fun in that Trap!!
i see your point in stability,however i want to see us challenge,not just exist
its not the west ham way..... :crest:


Challenge what and who?

To "challenge" we need more than just a takeover. It would take hundreds of millions for us to even get close to challenging. Just look at Citeh, they've spent more than £200m and IMO still behind the likes of spurm and villa!!
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Re: Snap ownership poll

Postby Johnny Byrne's Boots on Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:41 pm

Arsenal haven't spent like City, far from it, but they're still 'challenging'. A different model that values time and expertise over instant gratification. That would do me nicely.
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Re: Snap ownership poll

Postby Hammer of Oz on Fri Jan 01, 2010 12:19 pm

I've been to Tony Fernandes' office in the Low Cost Carrier Terminal at KL Airport. He's got a desk in the corner of a big open plan office, no walls or partitions, and he has immediate access to all his staff (and they to him). And he's got a whacking great West Ham banner in pride of place. I want him.
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Re: Snap ownership poll

Postby rossmundo on Fri Jan 01, 2010 12:49 pm

Just had a look at Mr fenandes wealth and by the look of things he has a fortune of between £150-250 million Sterling.

Cant see him taking such a risk with the budget he's got. :think:
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Re: Snap ownership poll

Postby hammer1975 on Fri Jan 01, 2010 1:56 pm

just clocked fernandes comment about a great management team - ambiguous as it could refer to dux and nani or it could refer to clarke and Zola .....would be interested how many people who voted for fernandes would still vote fernandes if it meant keeping dux and nani....
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Re: Snap ownership poll

Postby Dyl on Fri Jan 01, 2010 7:32 pm

From what i've heard, Fernandes for me please :thup:
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Re: Snap ownership poll

Postby Hammer83 on Sun Sep 05, 2010 9:55 pm

Anyone want to change their minds? :) some interesting comments on this thread.
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Re: Snap ownership poll

Postby sicknote on Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:05 pm

ashbanki wrote:The whole point with Intermarket is who they have fronting the club after a takeover - If it were Terry Brown I would not support it, his gross incompetance and self aggrandisment started us on the slippery slope.If it were Trevor Brooking ,for example - Yes please.It's all very well having the money but the most important aspect is running the club well and by people who are respected and know the club.Likewise I would support TF if he employed these types and not the ones who have made such a mess of it in recent times.
If Intermarket or TF do not have the right personel I would favour G &S.



oops :D
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Re: Snap ownership poll

Postby Hammer83 on Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:12 pm

Matt of iron wrote:
Keep us out of the papers.


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Re: Snap ownership poll

Postby saludo de carlitos on Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:20 pm

Hammer83 wrote:Anyone want to change their minds? :) some interesting comments on this thread.

No, didn't want G and S and would have preferred any of the others and still do.
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Re: Snap ownership poll

Postby bigfatjeff on Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:41 pm

One of my best mates is well connected with Lotus. He went to the F1 car launch and ended up chatting to TF. He asked him why he hadn't bought WHU. TF said that if he could have raised all of the money himself he would have. He was adamant though he would not work with G+S.
G+S claim to be WHU through and through but they certainly do not go about their business with any dignity. In fact they are f*****g embarrassing.
We've changed owners - no change on the pitch. We've changed managers - no change on the pitch. Until Green, Faubert, Illunga, Upson, Behrami, Spector, Cole, Tomkins, Gabbidon, McCarthy etc get their **** together or jog on, we are going nowhere but down a division.
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Re: Snap ownership poll

Postby Metal Hammer on Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:42 pm

Same here :thup:
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