West Ham United FC Ownership Poll (13/01/10)

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My choice to become the new owner/s of West Ham United FC is/are...

CB Holdings
4
1%
Massimo Cellino
28
8%
Tony Fernandes
105
30%
David Gold & David Sullivan
63
18%
Intermarket
135
39%
None of the above
10
2%
 
Total votes : 345

Re: West Ham United FC Ownership Poll (13/01/10)

Postby FDiMcA on Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:05 am

last.caress wrote:.
The late entry Italian - well, what's he all about? I'm not keen on his apparent "revolving door" policy with his managers at Cagliari,.


In A-Z order Inter or TF seem reasonable options.
In trying to take in the Italian with little info late on,the "revolving door" policy. Its fact.
Question is, is that less surprising in a system where a club has a technical director and playing style and long term players, and the manager is actually a coach/motivator bought in to compete with changing tactics and styles and the clubs changing status in the league season-on-season.

Without justifying the aparent extreme management changes at Cagliari, is a more regular replacement of the coach more acceptable under a structure where Tony Carr and Gianluca Nani are as important as the tactician?
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Re: West Ham United FC Ownership Poll (13/01/10)

Postby smuts on Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:50 am

I've still plumped for G & S.......although this part ownership thing bothers me.

Intermarket? Unless I've missed something they're still looking down the back of the sofa for the money aren't they?
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Re: West Ham United FC Ownership Poll (13/01/10)

Postby Hambrosia Stu on Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:53 am

I voted Intermarket. No solid reason-maybe the lesser of all evils, though that's going a tad far

I'm basing my views on nothing much really. Just gut feelings, based on what I read on here, as well as what the papers have to say (which varies wildly depending which you read-it seems at least one paper is claiming victory for each of the candidates, so most of which has to be counted as bull****)

I can't remember who I voted for last time, or if I even voted

As I see it - my gut feelings
G&S - not really against them, do kind of like them, and feel that they would provide stability, even if it is just to stop us going backwards. But as the puffins will still be on board in some way, were they to win, no thanks

TF - I do kind of feel positive about him. West Ham fan, seems like a smiley chap, obviously done okay in previous business ventures. Must admit his twattering puts me off. I guess he'd be my second choice

Intermarket - gut feeling says they are the best option, not for any concrete reason. Rumours only, but seem to be well backed, and maybe by some with a bit of love for West Ham

Italian geezer - no thanks. Gut feeling screams DODGY, for no discernable reason. His shades hardly help. His track record seems okay, but where will his money come from? Have visions of henchmen, horses heads under pillows....Don't see how knowing Zola makes the blindest bit of difference. Managers tend to come and go a lot quicker than chairmen. Whilst I appreciate a bit of Italian input, in terms of Zola's ideas, I don't want us to become too Italian

TPP - Not convinced he'll be able to get us to the CL in 5 years or less, so no thanks :wink:
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Re: West Ham United FC Ownership Poll (13/01/10)

Postby Fionn on Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:54 am

Gold and Sullivan. Better the devil you know and all that...
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Re: West Ham United FC Ownership Poll (13/01/10)

Postby beckton on Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:55 am

I can't understand why Intermarket are so popular when they still after all this time seem to be struggling to get their act together and we still don't know who the backers are.
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Re: West Ham United FC Ownership Poll (13/01/10)

Postby Kent Bubble Blower on Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:56 am

beckton wrote:I can't understand why Intermarket are so popular when they still after all this time seem to be struggling to get their act together and we still don't know who the backers are.

I quesioned this on the previous page. The answer was "hope", apparently!
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Re: West Ham United FC Ownership Poll (13/01/10)

Postby il_martello_di_genovesi on Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:00 pm

Name me an Italian club without a revolving door policy...

Zola will be safe as houses, unless we end up in real relegation trouble.

Most clubs over here are the same anyway...how many managers have Sunderland had in the last 10 years for example? Or even Tottenham.

I'm sure coming here he'd have to understand that our club is slightly different.
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Re: West Ham United FC Ownership Poll (13/01/10)

Postby bubbles1966 on Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:01 pm

I voted none. I'm undecided about Intermarket and the Italian - lack of information.

Not at all enamoured with Fernandes. He Twitters.
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Re: West Ham United FC Ownership Poll (13/01/10)

Postby 10 Iron on Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:05 pm

G&S for me, they have got the T-shirt, Too many fingers in the ITM pie, Fernandes, F1 or us!
No Mafia thanks. :asleep:
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Re: West Ham United FC Ownership Poll (13/01/10)

Postby FDiMcA on Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:06 pm

David Gold & David Sullivan 16% of all options
Tony Fernandes 27%
Intermarket 45%
Total 88%

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If you ignore the others and just look at these 3 poular options Inter have 51%

A majority of the popular vote
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Re: West Ham United FC Ownership Poll (13/01/10)

Postby Sloop John B on Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:09 pm

I voted G&S...Not that I'm that fussed but if pressed to make a choice (and obviously you have to vote don't ya?) I'd go for the known entity.

The big money days of football must surely come to an end and when that happens any club that has based it's financial position on loans is going to be faced with crisis. G&S seem to want to run the club on proven business model, they have the money in their own pockets and have experience of running a club and have been successful at it, we simply don't know enough about the rest of the bidders to make a decision for/against them.
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Re: West Ham United FC Ownership Poll (13/01/10)

Postby QuintonNimoy on Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:11 pm

FDiMcA wrote:If you ignore the others and just look at these 3 poular options Inter have 51%

A majority of the popular vote

Why not ignore everyone apart from Intermarket? An absolute majority of 100%. Can't argue with that.

Maybe G&S, possibly the Italian chap. I'm bored of amateurs, I want some experience.
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Re: West Ham United FC Ownership Poll (13/01/10)

Postby il_martello_di_genovesi on Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:15 pm

Cellino is hardly an unknown though is he? He's a chairman of another football club :lol:.

It's not like he doesn't know how to run one. For me TF would be the worst...I can just see us going round in one big circle. Intermarket are all mouth and no action by the looks of things. One of us might as well bid £100m worth of thin air.

G&S or Cellino would be the better options IMO. Both know how to run a football club, neither have to really prove funds...neither have had a history of financial problems at their football club.
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Re: West Ham United FC Ownership Poll (13/01/10)

Postby munichhammer on Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:19 pm

On gut feeling in order of preference.

1: TF
2: Intermarket
3: The Italian Fella
4: G&S
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Re: West Ham United FC Ownership Poll (13/01/10)

Postby FDiMcA on Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:19 pm

QuintonNimoy wrote:Why not ignore everyone apart from Intermarket? An absolute majority of 100%. Can't argue with that.

Maybe G&S, possibly the Italian chap. I'm bored of amateurs, I want some experience.


Im sat here like Uri Geller :shock: staring at G&S 16% willing it down to single figures.
I feel we need a new poll that ignores G&S but embraces everyone else. An aboslute minority of 0%
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Re: West Ham United FC Ownership Poll (13/01/10)

Postby FDiMcA on Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:20 pm

Ha 15% c'mon join in




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Re: West Ham United FC Ownership Poll (13/01/10)

Postby 10 Iron on Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:25 pm

Just received a phone call, been made an offer i cannot refuse 8-) (somthing about a horses head and bed or something) changed my mind and going for the Italian now.
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Re: West Ham United FC Ownership Poll (13/01/10)

Postby QuintonNimoy on Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:38 pm

il_martello_di_genovesi wrote:For me TF would be the worst...I can just see us going round in one big circle. Intermarket are all mouth and no action by the looks of things. One of us might as well bid £100m worth of thin air.

It's like having children dealing with amateur owners. You have to be so patient while they learn, at your expense, and forgive them so many mistakes.

Who better than a strong Sardinian to rule us like his personal fiefdom? I'm tempted to go Chellino. Why not?
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Re: West Ham United FC Ownership Poll (13/01/10)

Postby One Peter Butler on Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:41 pm

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Re: West Ham United FC Ownership Poll (13/01/10)

Postby Tommy Taylor's Jockstrap on Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:48 pm

Intermarket forme, just ****ing hurry up and get on with it you bastards.
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