So today the Daggers go up against Salford a side who have made a rapid climb up the football pyramid. However, everyone knows the main drive behind their success MONEY the ' Class of 92' investors are now synonymous with the name Salford City FC. Despite them not being foreign investors with a huge amount of cash it still annoys many who claim they bought their way up the leagues. But it is just a reminder that the current state of football revolves around money, for example the top flight's top 6 are set apart by their financial state and most noticeably Man City (UAE) who arguably bought the title last season.
But these notes and coins were much needed by our beloved Daggers and that statement on Wednesday put a smile on every Daggers face. It read as follows:
'At the recent fans forum Club Managing Director, Steve Thompson, informed supporters that the shareholders were in discussions with two consortia regarding investment into the club.
One of these parties is made up of American investors who had visited the club on the day of our pre-season friendly v Cambridge.
We are pleased to advise that members of this consortium visited again last weekend and that negotiations are now at an advanced stage. The full terms of the agreement are still being finalised but would see them taking a controlling interest in the club whilst preserving the 26% holding of the Members Club.
The agreement is still subject to due diligence being completed and approval of both the Football Association and National League. However, such is the advanced stage of the negotiations the Directors felt it was now an appropriate time for a statement to be issued.'
Money is the theme off the pitch so can it be symbolic of the form on it, a series of narrow defeats and a 2-2 draw with Maidenhead sees the Daggers rock bottom. But with new investment judging by my theory the form of the side should change on the pitch however that will have to be a swift change before they fall to far adrift of the other teams. On the other hand, Salford had a rough start but their form gradually changed and they now sit around mid - table after a four game unbeaten run.
This is also a historic fixture as it is the first time that Salford City have ever faced the Mighty Daggers so both sides will be looking for a 100% win record at the end of today's play. Graham Alexander said in his post - match interview on Monday that he wants to improve his side's away record starting on Saturday with 'another long but hopefully fruitful journey.' Dagenham will be looking to capitalize on Salford's poor away record, The Ammies are yet to register a win away from home. With Dagenham still searching for a first win could today be the day.
I'm going 2-1 Dagenham! COYD
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