The weekend papers carried all sorts of lurid rumours about the likely fate of West Ham now that its chairman’s fortune has been devastated by the credit crunch. Much of it was probably ill informed speculation, but it is nevertheless very unsettling for all who have the club’s interests at heart.
I have no inside information about what is going on, but I do know – as someone who has a background in media relations – that the lack of any firm statement from the chairman will be seen by journalists as an indication that he is looking to sell. We’re told on C’Mon U Irons that he would rather sell any of his other assets that sell West Ham, but there are no quotes at all.
So let’s stop the speculation, let’s have some facts. We deserve no less.