Second hand Gold
David Gold and Karren Brady's presence at The Valley on Saturday has become a lot clearer. You chat up a girl to make the girl who lives down to road, and the one you really fancy jealous. It's a well known ploy, especially I would have thought in the world that David Gold lives in.
Today's Daily Telegraph
says (as does the BBC) that David Gold and David Sullivan are expected to table a bid for West Ham this week but then the newspaper says it's expected to fail because the porn twins only want to pay a quarter of what the Hammers owners, CB Holdings, want for the club unrealistically wanting payback on every penny they have lost, lent or spent on their east end investment to date.
I don't know what my West Ham mates or readers think about this but the whole process seems nonsensical or is it? The BBC
meanwhile reports that Gold and Sullivan would take a substantial shareholding in West Ham but then invest their evident budget of £30-40m to buy players in the January transfer window. Probably not the cutest business plan the successful men have ever put together.
In all of this what is becoming apparent is that if the 72-year old Gold and 60-year old Sullivan fail in their bid to move into the club that they support, then we become the next default choice. I am not sure how I feel about this. Richard Murray has gone on record that they are good football people, and there is plenty of evidence that supports this. But better than Richard Murray. Way no. Richer. well, yes of course.
The South London Press
, who used to regularly proclaim takeover news, say that the Charlton board already have an offer from Gold and they have 6 weeks to accept it. Unquestionably we need investment, but I don't really want to be anyone's second choice if we can help it. Maybe it is all a ruse but you have to believe that David Gold
, even at 72 needs the football drug and he longs even more for the power and with plenty of begging bowls sat outside some football clubs these days, he is bound to throw a few quid into one of them sooner rather than later.