It was always Pai in the sky despite the hopes of some.
And the media driven attempt to embarrass the Hammers owners into listening to a takeover bid which was nothing more than a property deal couldn’t have been timed worse.
And it demonstrated just how difficult any takeover becomes when you are attempting – apparently – to wrest control from people who are never going to be the least bit interested.
When talking to one of the characters involved on the Pai side and explaining that David Sullivan had no intention of selling the club I was astonished when the response given was: “That’s just greedy!”
If that’s the level of nous then thank God Pai have disappeared where they came from, clearly looking for a way out of an embarrassing campaign.
I’ll bear in mind should I ever have an offer made for my flat that it’s very greedy of me to not want to sell – it was perhaps one of the most absurd things that has ever been said to me.
This sad little episode merely demonstrates that takeovers – however much some may want them – are involved, complicated and convoluted. Pai, however were never at the races and it was an unrequired distraction by people claiming to love our club.
Attempring to buy a club is having it’s most successful time in years was madness.
As for Rio, Anton and TC – backed the wrong horse lads!