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blueeyed.handsomeman 12:46 Thu Feb 11
JoJo daGrossa of Kapital group
is set to offer lotsamoney to sully for our club.

two other high profile figures are also in the package,[ am not at liberty to name either yet

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gank 3:20 Tue Mar 30
Re: JoJo daGrossa of Kapital group
They will if the overpayment matches the clause payment

Lee Trundle 11:23 Tue Feb 16
Re: JoJo daGrossa of Kapital group
I still don't think they'll ever sell before the clause (where they have to give money back) expires.

southbankbornnbred 11:17 Tue Feb 16
Re: JoJo daGrossa of Kapital group
Laughable.

This is going nowhere, even if it goes somewhere.

blueeyed.handsomeman 10:26 Tue Feb 16
Re: JoJo daGrossa of Kapital group
ITS NOT ARRY REDKNAPP

Westham67 5:34 Tue Feb 16
Re: JoJo daGrossa of Kapital group
WINDSOR the Royals?

blueeyed.handsomeman 5:07 Tue Feb 16
Re: JoJo daGrossa of Kapital group
this time he has WINDSOR AND BECKHAM ON BOARD

RBshorty 10:52 Mon Feb 15
Re: JoJo daGrossa of Kapital group
This is the same mob who couldn’t find £200 million Southampton were asking for. They got a snowball chance in hell in coughing up the £600 million+ the SPIVS will be looking for. This is a non starter.

southbankbornnbred 3:08 Mon Feb 15
Re: JoJo daGrossa of Kapital group
Final word on this...

We need to be extremely careful about "investors" bearing gifts at West Ham. We're more vulnerable to hollow men than the vast majority of the clubs in the world right now - because of the toxic combination of Covid-era finances, the Premier League TV money and the London Stadium.

These folk are not fools and they know that there is a good chance West Ham could pick up a huge asset, the stadiu, very cheaply in the near future. Which makes the quick buy and sell a very attractive proposition for risk-takers like hedge funds etc.

But you have to ask yourself whether any new owner is in it for the "club" or its (potential) assets. Even a shite sterile and wholly unsuitable (to fans, but not owners) London Stadium is an attractive prize to "investors".

Most "investors" ain't looking to buy us two new strikers.

southbankbornnbred 2:55 Mon Feb 15
Re: JoJo daGrossa of Kapital group
If we start talking to these guys, it WILL be the sound of the barrel being scraped. There are several hawkish groups of US "investors" (usually hawking a debt model) hurriedly wandering around Europe with hard-ons in search of clubs desperate to sell because they are struggling with covid-era finances.

They want a swift bargain during this period and the restoration of football finance 'normality'. Then sell and get the hell out with £100m in the pocket for the hedge fund.

if some West Ham fans want to get all excited about that, let them.

Kaiser Zoso 2:50 Mon Feb 15
Re: JoJo daGrossa of Kapital group
w4hammer 2:37 Mon Feb 15

Been discussing this recently, in detail — removing the owners and Brady might well seem a great objective, but realistically, the fans have no control over who comes next.

Could they be worse that GSB?

Yes, they may well be.

southbankbornnbred 2:49 Mon Feb 15
Re: JoJo daGrossa of Kapital group
And, Trundle, Kenyon is just salad dressing to these folk.

He's just there, in an advisory capacity, to make a potential deal look palatable to Brits: so they could point at the slap-head in the corner and say "look, we've got a man from Britland with us".

They've already chased Newcastle to no avail. Even Mike Ashley didn't cut a deal with them.

southbankbornnbred 2:44 Mon Feb 15
Re: JoJo daGrossa of Kapital group
I take it people know that his group has already sold its share in Bordeaux, after two embarrassing years at the helm? He came in, talked about long-term time-frames (which, seemingly, to him meant five years!), offered no significant investment (his grand plan was to improve Bordeaux's academy) and couldn't get on with the club's other sponsors/owners etc. He and his army of of hedge fund-backed advisers and debt specialists were out of Bordeaux before they could blink.

They sound like exactly the sort of people who could achieve something truly challenging: making our current owners look competent.

w4hammer 2:37 Mon Feb 15
Re: JoJo daGrossa of Kapital group
anyone been watching the burnley story- US firm has taken a debt free burnley, loaded it with debt secured against TV deals, which has funded the 75M they paid for the club , and want to turn it into " the premier league's St Pauli" i mean you couldnt make it up, could you/.1

Mr Kenzo 2:37 Mon Feb 15
Re: JoJo daGrossa of Kapital group
Americans are well know for asset stripping, we do not need them as our owners have done a great job of it themselves

southbankbornnbred 2:36 Mon Feb 15
Re: JoJo daGrossa of Kapital group
"Despite his personal wealth, DaGrosa hasn’t invested heavily in Bordeaux since taking over - instead focusing on developing young players, with a similar strategy set to be implemented at St James’s Park should a deal be completed."

This from when he wanted to pick up Newcastle for a few quid. He's a bargain hunter who barely wants to invest in the fabric of the clubs he buys. He "invests" in the sense that he buys cheap, sits on the asset and sells more expensively.

He's not an "investor" in teams. He's an investor in assets.

southbankbornnbred 2:32 Mon Feb 15
Re: JoJo daGrossa of Kapital group
Putting a Yank in a suit jacket and having him bang on about "investment" and "potential" isn't just par for the course for these things - it's an almighty cliche beyond words.

Randy Lerner said all of that, and more, at Aston Villa. Khan at Fulham? Etc Etc Etc. Only one group, Fenway at Liverpool, have really bucked the trend and acted beyond their words. The Glaziers at Man Utd have been an embarrassment for the UK's biggest club (not that I'm worried about Man Utd).

For many of these investment houses, it's a case of falsely inflating the value of the club before selling them on again.

Everything about this bloke says "temporary owner passing through".

Lee Trundle 2:31 Mon Feb 15
Re: JoJo daGrossa of Kapital group
He works with Peter Kenyon doesn't he? If he does, then I'd be surprised if he didn't have some kind of idea of who were and what we're about.

southbankbornnbred 2:24 Mon Feb 15
Re: JoJo daGrossa of Kapital group
He looks and sounds like a cockwomble who would singularly fail to understand the club's history, fans and, more widely, English football.

No thanks. Careful what you wish for. Remember Randy Lerner at Aston Villa, and a host of other US "investors" who try to operate among mid-level clubs - when all they do is seek a swift profit and bask in publicity.

This guy bought Bordeaux in 2018/19 and immediately described manager Paolo Sousa as a "visionary" . Just a few months later, he sacked Sousa after a prolonged row about the future of the club. In a TV interview, he openly declared he couldn't compete with PSG (honest, at least) and said absolutely nothing which gave Borodeaux fans any sense that he'd be any different to its previous owners.

He's in it for the money. He has no background in the sport, he has no vision for the clubs he buys into, he has no connection with the clubs or communities he buys into and he doesn't inspire them.

Meh...

Darby_ 8:33 Mon Feb 15
Re: JoJo daGrossa of Kapital group
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwT5J8_FIRY

blueeyed.handsomeman 8:20 Mon Feb 15
Re: JoJo daGrossa of Kapital group
its not ANDY ITS harry

blueeyed.handsomeman 10:28 Sun Feb 14
Re: JoJo daGrossa of Kapital group
and

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