Bromley up for sale - but only to the right person
BROMLEY chairman and owner Jerry Dolke has put the Hayes Lane club up for sale - but only to the right person.
He has put the "open to offers" signs up after a disappointing season that has seen them effectively relegated to the new Ryman League Division One and with a long climb ahead to regain the position they once held.
Officially, Dolke, a former Bromley player and a fan through and through, believes he has taken the club as far as he can.
Unofficially, the job will almost certainly take more time - and more money - than he has at his immediate disposal.
Speaking in Sunday's Non-League Paper, Dolke said: "The club operates in the richest and the biggest borough in London and it needs to be pushed on to another level."
He admitted: "I don't know if I'm the man to take it there.
"There was a time when this club played Gravesend and Margate as equals. To get back there we need someone with the time and money to devote to it - someone with the club at heart.
"And if such a person was to step forward, I would willingly step aside.
"This club is a full-time job. I have neglected my business and my family for something that doesn't pay me an income.
"Now I just want to pay my £7 like any other fan - and moan like one when the price goes up to £8.
His decision is likely to cause quite a stir in a town that up until now has taken only a passing interest in its football club.
If the right person does come forward chairman Dolke insists he will be handing over a going concern with a 15-year lease and security of tenure assured on its ground, new floodlights will be erected before the start of next season, and a youth development set-up that starts with the under elevens right through to under eighteens.
Dolke added: "This is still a big club with massive potential. All it needs now is for the right person to come along and really start the ball rolling."
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