DiggerDagger asked if Glenn knew the name Karl Williams? "No."
Max Griggs? "No."
Micky Woodward? "Yes I know Micky Woodward."
Steven Vaughan, Andy Shaw, Jeff King? "No."
Those are all rich men that have taken over football clubs and left them in a mess. We outlined the Karl Williams story, the non-league Abramovich and his destruction of Hornchurch FC.
That is the history that people are looking at you, then looking at your business history and saying what the heck, here we go again. What can you say to reassure them?
"OK I understand. I'll answer this in two ways."
"Peter Jones, liquidated companies, Walt Disney, liquidated companies, Barack Obama, liquidated companies, all very successful men. You live and learn. I have three liquidated companies in my history. I started out with a £50,000 bank loan and a lot of optimism and I got eaten by the big boys. I had to learn to survive and I have. My last liquidated company was a while ago now and I have learnt those hard lessons."
"The biggest loss was when I was working as a subcontractor on work for Rail Link, and the prime contractor had quantity surveyors who ate me for breakfast. Every month they would come up with reasons that they couldn't pay me and extra work I needed to do. By the end of the contract they owed me millions and offered me peanuts and I had to take the company down."
"Secondly, I'm now putting a consortium together with additional big names from the area, for instance Glyn Hopkin and Jeanette Kwakye, and we will guarantee up to £1.3m investment into the club over the next three to five years. For that I will take a 48% share in the business, not a controlling stake, and get one vote on the board. This is my personal guarantee, not anything to do with my other businesses and if they go bust the club is safe. There are no assets to strip here, the club does not own the ground. It's different."
"I have recognised the fear of people about me being a majority shareholder, hence the 48%. I also recognise the need for guarantees and that is why I will personally guarantee £800,000 beyond the initial investment if it is needed. This will be announced shortly. I will have one vote out of ten, and I intend that the members get one vote, in fact I would like to offer two votes to the Members, or one to the Supporters club maybe."
We are aware that Steve Thompson had to play the game in public and couldn't declare we were heading to the wall but what is the truth. If nothing happens when do we hit the wall?
"We'd be bust in the next couple of months without investment. I haven't helped that by getting in three more players and getting two scouts on board as well, and telling John Still to retain and not sell players we have had offers for, but the truth is even without that I think we'd have been gone in the next couple of months unless something happened."
And you are committed for five years at least?
"I want to be involved here for the rest of my life and to hand it on to my boys. All you take to your grave is your name and your integrity. I want my name and my families name to be associated with this club in 100 years. Ask anyone that works for me, they are family and I'm in for the long term."
Will you be involved day to day here?
"I am the biggest pain in John Still's arse he has known, and he loves it. He's said that I am a shining light in a dull boardroom and we are planning to bring forward the scouting, development and youth side of the club. I want to have EJA teams from U11 to U18 and bring through local talent. That is a lot cheaper than an Academy."
"I have ideas and energy and I'm already consumed by this, acting like I own the club already I know, and that has wound some up, but it's how I am. John and I have sat down and put his plan and my 'yellow brick road' together and we know where we want to take this thing. I'd put serious money on us being up in two years maximum."
"I intend for both me and my wife to put two full days a week in here plus match days to make this happen. I have a woman that works for me that I want to put in to look at everything this club does from the bins to the club chairman, to look at how we market the club, how we communicate with fans and the outside world. The club needs a proper shake up."
And will Steve Thompson stay at the club?
"I know Steve has upset a lot of the people in the past, but I also know he works tirelessly for the club and has his own house up as a guarantee of funds. He wants to stay involved and wants to invest what he can. I want people that are committed and passionate. Steve fits the bill."
"My belief is that Steve has been doing too much, trying to run everything. I think maybe he is a great number two but he's been being a number one, and not being guided correctly. I would hope to be the one that guides him in the right direction. There is no doubt at all that Steve is passionate about this club and has a lot of talent and that is something I would look to make use of. Steve's communications skills may leave a little to be desired, but that can be managed."
"I recognise that some things here are broken and I want to fix it and move forward. I'm happy to tell supporters what is happening, to try and win them over, try to take them with me. I'll hold a forum, speak to them face to face, whatever is needed. This is not about the past this is about the future, if people want to be involved going forward then I am happy to go with that."
"I want to tell people what I plan to do, tell people what progress is being made and be accountable for it so people can pull me up if I don't deliver. But people have to be willing to listen."
Are you thick enough skinned to put up with what enough coming?
Glenn admitted that he had no social media at all. "I am a bit of a dinosaur like that." He added "When this all kicked off I looked at one site, Views From The Sieve, the Daggers fans forum. I started reading what people said there and, while I understand the fears, some of the stuff I read on how I was being judged meant I decided that the best thing for me to do was to stop reading it, so I haven't looked at anything since."
He admitted to not even having read anything at DiggerDagger!
We talked about the PR disaster that was Glenn giving £5,000 to Harry Parker at Waltham Abbey, which I had to admit I saw at the time as a straight PR stunt. This was the only time in the chat that Glenn got remotely angry.
"I saw a little boy that couldn't walk and I pulled his dad aside and committed to pay £5,000 towards his operation. He asked who I was and I told him I was there because I was interested in buying the Daggers. The next thing I know it's in the paper. I never put it there. I rang his dad and yelled at him and had him in tears, it was all taken the wrong way."
"I'm holding a charity game here in October to raise money for Harry, and I want to set up a Dagenham & Redbridge charitable trust for local kids that need similar operations or funding. That is the sort of publicity that will help the club and do some good locally too."
The AGP Steel email?
"I'm starting to learn about football clubs the hard way. Everyone has an opinion and everything can be taken the wrong way. There isn't a lot of trust at the moment and lots of people are pulling against each other. If we can get everyone pulling together this club can go a long way and really grow to be something special again."
I recounted standing on the terraces at Morecambe with Dave Andrews at the play off semi final in 2003, and that this was what used to make being a Dagger special and has gone over the last few years. Glenn agreed that better communication, more openness was the way forward.
On that note, with the teams being read out in the background we parted ways to watch another great win for the boys and the club moving up to second at this early stage of the National League season.