The Board (a poll)

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Do you believe West Ham United's current owners/board can deliver success in the long term?

Yes
29
7%
No
295
78%
Unsure
53
14%
 
Total votes : 377

The Board (a poll)

Postby Up the Junction on Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:36 pm

Nice easy one for you ... see above.
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Re: The Board (a poll)

Postby best tever on Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:38 pm

Thanks for putting this thread/poll on here UTJ.
I said NO by the way
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Re: The Board (a poll)

Postby Trap1 on Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:40 pm

Thanks UTJ for doing a poll on this subject. :thup: :crest:
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Re: The Board (a poll)

Postby White Goodman on Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:41 pm

Come on, who voted yes?
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Re: The Board (a poll)

Postby dan1984 on Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:42 pm

No, from me
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Re: The Board (a poll)

Postby White Goodman on Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:42 pm

Must have been Henry Fonda.
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Re: The Board (a poll)

Postby jam on Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:43 pm

I'm really undecided and so i'll give the benifit of the doubt. If the rumours are correct (normally their not) he could've sold up, hasn't he has spent a lot of money and also lost a lot of money.. Will he let another investment go up against the wall? i don't think he will...

The 'board' i have my worries.
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Re: The Board (a poll)

Postby davids cross on Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:43 pm

Initially with the takeover like most of us I was very optimistic, now I couldn't be more pessimistic. And it's no reflection on Curbs and Zola by the way.
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Re: The Board (a poll)

Postby PrawnSandwich on Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:48 pm

Whether we have Curbs, Zola or Scolari the fact is if the board keep asset stripping us and undercutting the manager we are going to struggle.
The squad at the moment looks too lightweight and weak in key areas and without the right investment we'll be lucky to survive this season yet alone next.
After all Eggy's promises and crazy deals and the current climate I can't see BG delivering.

BG out.
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Re: The Board (a poll)

Postby Mad Professor on Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:49 pm

Voted unsure. I think that it is unlikely but as the general economic situation is so unsure at this time it would be unwise to be so certain. The world is likely to be a very different place in a few years time.
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Re: The Board (a poll)

Postby pbenjy on Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:50 pm

Based on the evidence of their first two years in charge. No
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Re: The Board (a poll)

Postby mankytoes on Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:50 pm

I said i'm unsure, i'm unhappy with several decisions they've made, but I don't know their real plan, it's all just heresay, isn't it?
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Re: The Board (a poll)

Postby hammersgirl7573 on Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:53 pm

I voted no. As my previous posts will show i'm not a fan of the current board at all for many many reasons but keeping Duxbury on board - it beggars belief.
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Re: The Board (a poll)

Postby Side of Ham on Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:54 pm

'Success' what a c*nt of a word that is, it's ruined football and is the process of ruining this clubs support, just go to a home game for proof.
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Re: The Board (a poll)

Postby Alf Garnett's (Ex) Missus on Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:00 pm

Mad Professor wrote:Voted unsure. I think that it is unlikely but as the general economic situation is so unsure at this time it would be unwise to be so certain. The world is likely to be a very different place in a few years time.


Voted unsure too. Who is to say without the crash, how much the Icelandics would has been prepared to invest in us. In the current climate I don't think many boards will be seeking to invest massively in January.

Also having a pop at someone trying to keep hold of an asset is a claret and blue tinted view regardless if there is no money to spend - what makes you think any owner has a god given right to have to spend money?
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Re: The Board (a poll)

Postby Sloop John B on Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:01 pm

Unsure. Had high hopes when they came in and said all the right things. I wouldn't want a board that just pumps endless money into the club so their attitude of making the club profitable as a going concern was right for me but it just seems that you've gotta spend every opportunity you get just to keep the pace. Something Terry Brown learned too late, I hope this lot can learn it a bit faster.
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Re: The Board (a poll)

Postby James P on Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:02 pm

Would it be churlish to point out that when a handful of us were saying no this very question 18 months ago we were all but burnt at the stake for heresy?

I guess it would be, so I won't!
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Re: The Board (a poll)

Postby QuintonNimoy on Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:03 pm

I'm struggling to think of anything they've got right really. Maybe being embattled on every side is their style or something, but I don't like it personally.
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Re: The Board (a poll)

Postby Chimera on Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:05 pm

Based on so far..... No....
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Re: The Board (a poll)

Postby Fionn on Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:13 pm

QuintonNimoy wrote:I'm struggling to think of anything they've got right really. Maybe being embattled on every side is their style or something, but I don't like it personally.


Hired Curbs, invested in the squad to save us from relegation, invested again to consolidate our position in the league.

However their ineptitude far outweighs their successes. So that's a No for me.
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