Sir Trevor gives new owners some sound investment advice...
By Ho Lee Smoke
Thursday 11 Jun 2009 18:01:00
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Sir Trevor Brooking, Hammers Legend no less, has told new owners CB Holdings it is vital the club stay in the Premier League if they hope to get their money back.

Consequently they need to ensure they invest in the team being built by Gianfranco Zola and Steve Clarke, starting with a proven striker. Article continues below

"Obviously there's a bit of concern with the takeover by the new banking group but I think they have to understand, yes, they have liabilities but the side also needs to stay in the Premier League for the next few years. That's how they will get their return back,' he told

"Hopefully Gianfranco and Steve Clarke can get on and strengthen the job that they have started very well for nine months this season.

"It's frustrating big clubs like Newcastle going down. We've all been there and done it. In December we slipped into the bottom three and everyone was worried.

"But then we had a really good run either side of Christmas, winning at Portsmouth seemed to kick-start it all, and we suddenly found ourselves in the top half, so credit to Gianfranco.

"But we probably need, even if Dean Ashton's fit, a couple of attackers, and certainly a good attacking wide player. Considering the injuries to people like Dean and then having to sell Craig Bellamy, we are a little bit lightweight from an attacking point of view.

"We struggled a little bit scoring goals late on. Everyone can see what's needed and we've just got to try and make sure the people we do bring in are the right ones. But it's easier said than done."

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