The fact is that no businessman is ever going to be able to make money from owning ECFC. Therefore anyone who comes in promising this that and t'other is probably someone with ulterior motives. Unless we get lucky and it's a very, very rich fan or philanthropist who has the club and fans as a number one priority.Anyone wanting to invest in a club will probably over look us anyway, We have very little to offer, No land, No ownership of a stadium, Nothing much but if we did attract interest the Trust would i hope be open to the membership, Show details and after they've gone over it with a fine tooth comb put it to the membership for recomendation, Whether that is to say yay or nay, To say you wouldn't support the club because of a change of model/ownership, I could never say that, ECFC is my club whoever runs it
In all cases I would ask for a huge lump sum to be deposited into a separate account by any new owner prior to taking over which he / she couldn't access until they have left the club. Then if they leave the club in a financial stricken state the money can then be used to get the club back on an even keel. As an added bonus, implementing such a scheme would scare off most fly by night shysters anyway as they either wouldn't be prepared to do that or wouldn't have the cash in the first place to do that.
Yes I concede that I may have been a bit over dramatic stating that I would have to consider my position as a fan of the club if we got taken over but my number one hate in football is rogue owners and it shouldn't be happening these days. If the current board ever put us in the position where we sell out to someone who subsequently seeks to destroy all the years of hard work and commitment given by many then I couldn't forgive them and I think my passion for football and the integrity in football would probably disappear once and for all.