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Gooners Embrace The Takeover

Gooners Embrace The Takeover

Our latest Vital Arsenal poll asked What Are your feelings regarding a possible takeover?

Well the votes are in and have been counted and I must say I was quite surprised with the results.

Despite all the outcry, it appears that 45% of our readership say 'Bring it on' when it comes to the takeover of our club, with 29% being deadly opposed to the possibility.

Poll results in full:

What Are your feelings regarding a possible takeover?

*Bring it on 45%
*Worst thing to happen to the club 29%
*Prefer for an English investor 3%
*Only time would tell 19%
*It hasn't harmed any other clubs 2%
*Football is dead 2%

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Date:Monday April 30 2007
Time: 9:33AM


true but the generally positive's total 47 and generally negatives total 53, so really its almost equally split. I think we really need to see what any investor has to offer before getting behind him. I cant see why any gooner would want a lot of new debt on the club and profits to be flowing out to some random american, if that were the case. if he can show that he can pay with cash and will invest in the playing side then I am not necessarily opposed.
30/04/2007 09:53:00
I wouldn't really call 19% a negative, however I do see your point!!
30/04/2007 10:18:00
I'm with you gazzap. We supposedly live in a democratic, multiculteral and tolerant society so being opposed to a takeover bid because of somebody nationality is just wrong. If the guy buys Arsenal as a business venture in which he has a vested interest in making the club as successful as possible i can't see the harm in that.
30/04/2007 10:20:00
30/04/2007 10:21:00
MP @ ANR says that 90 - 95% of Arsenal fans are against any possible takeover. I'm inclined to agree with him. Methinks your poll was influenced by Chelsea, Man Utd and Liverpool & Spurs fans.
Lex touched me.
30/04/2007 10:26:00
I'll wait and see the guy's intentions, but at the moment I'm not behind it. Let's face it, this guy wants one thing from Arsenal-money. Now of course, in the short term, that probably means budget for players and the team being successful, but as for the long term, he will borrow to finance the takeover, transfer the debt onto the club, raise ticket prices and we will pay him to take the club over. This is nothing to do with him being American, it's to do with the long term future of this club asnd I don't want it to sell out anymore than it has done. The stadium name etc I can live with, I never call it the emirates anyway, but I don't want more debt so he can make money off of us. If that means no trophies for the next few years, I'll live with that. This club has a bright future and sound financial planning, we don't need this type of takeover and I don't want it.
Little Dutch
30/04/2007 10:26:00
I do agree to an extent LD, and I would certainly sacrifice short term success for long term stability but how many of us would actually tolerate that? Without meaning to pidgeon hole a lot of our recent fans, how many of the 60,000 will still be going 3 years down the line if we haven't been winning trophies. Having a half empty ground week in week out could turn out to be as equally catastrophic as 'selling out' due to the fact that the manager's budget is likely to be generated from bums on seats. I have noticed more and more empty seats around me lately despite the matches alledgedly being sell outs. This is an indication that many season ticket holders have not bothered to turn up because we aren't chasing the premiership crown.
30/04/2007 10:45:00
hatespur, maybe next season when they introduce the trading scheme it will help...they shoudl also make a rule that anyone who doesn't go and doesn't offer their seat for sale, say 3 times in a row, should have the ticket reclaimed and put on sale... do you not think that it would fill up like that?
30/04/2007 10:54:00
their all down at chelsea now! fake supporters! id love u to sell ur souls to the yanks but didnt hill wood say 'we dont want ur lot taking over'?. mayb a goon but i like that!
30/04/2007 10:56:00
Is it half term for remedial schools?
30/04/2007 11:15:00
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