Boleyn Insider: Good try but no cigar!


carlos_tevez_1121330cWest Ham’s “Boleyn Insider”really is a bit of a wag isn’t he?

And we’ve come to the conclusion he’s actually a closet ClaretandHugh follower after reading his latest column which was updated at 22.49 last night (Tues).

In a massively not so exclusive story about Carlos Tevez the ITK told us all proudly: “I can exclusively reveal that the move will not take place as the Argentine players wages would be too much for West Ham to take him back.

“I have heard the Club have a wage cap of £64m. I understand that a move for Tevez would take up a significant amount on the wage budget on players and that would affect any future signings.”

Now that would all be fine except that six hours earlier (our site dashboard shows Published on: Jun 16, 2015 @ 15:57)  we had reported precisely the same under the headline “Tevez the truth.”

We even quoted a club source as saying:” He’s  on £250k a week and  our wage cap is £64m including employers NI. Of 14 per cent! If we had him we could only afford about 12 players !”

Good try ‘Boleyn’ but no cigar! Welcome to the tricky world of summer transfer info!

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • Quickdraw Slaven a party says:

    Be fair Hugh it’s not as if he’s writing on the official website with the opportunity to speak to insiders at the club lol

  • TysonM says:

    Lol,its all bs.Everyone still believes Tevez is on £250k a week.Dream on ITKs,keep up the good work 😀

  • WestGoaHam says:

    Load of old billhooks.

  • bubs says:

    Why come on hear than Spencer if you want buul****e go to,
    Where you will read real buul****e with pages of stats to back it up,
    Why don’t negative people just read a column say buul****e and move on,why come on a site and mock the author who spends his own time writing it,
    Yesterday many people quoted wages that could or not be Tervez,s wage and it does not mater he has said he loved our club but he will not be coming back as a player,
    I believe he has integrity and hope he is happy wherever he plays but I know and anyone with any intelligence knows he will never wear the claret and blue again

  • boys of '66 says:

    Lol,who gives a f*ck either way.Aint worth geting into an arguement about.Peace out lads 😀

  • Dangermouses Bros says:

    When the dinner bell rings,lower playground!!Fight,fight,fight!!!

  • Lads sorry Spence had to go. Not being harsh. Just don’t want people here who have clearly arrived to mock and cause aggro. Plenty of other places for them. Smell em a mile off. Don’t need it.

  • Quickdraw Slaven a party says:

    That’s fair enough Hugh

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