ClaretandHugh blogger Allen Cummings this morning posed the biq question: What happens next should the current owners put the Hammers up for sale.
What type of owners do we want? What kind of strategy should be put in place?
Responding Claret and Hugh follower JB15 declared: “I think it would completely depend on the wealth of the new owners?
If they were ‘GSB wealthy’, as opposed to a Man City wealthy, then we’d accept a long term strategy, honesty, transparency and actual effort in trying to achieve that goal.
We wouldn’t expect £50m signings in every position, but if the club know they need 2/3 players to avoid relegation, attempts to actually sign said players, as opposed to cheap sticking plaster loans and has beens.
As Joe Cole said, we’re not a hard bunch to please, we just want to see effort, strategy and a long term vision that runs through the club from top to bottom.”
And a second follower – Flip Gonzalez added: “Anyone who puts the club first and does all they can to make this club a success if they are City rich – brilliant
I’d much prefer us to mimic the Red Bull brand without being Red Bull, spend millions on the training grounds ( one of the future), invest in the youth and only spend say 50m on one player whilst relying on the youth system beyond that. When we semi successful buy the stadium and start again building a fortress.
Also a world class scouting network where we only target youths and bring them into the project and either sell for profit or drafted into the first team.
I also believe. There should be a clause in every managers contract that stipulates at least two youths should be drafter in to either 50% bench appearances and 25% starting every season.