Club owners continuously injecting cash into Premier League teams is now becoming a thing of the past. Most if not all of the top teams have sustainable finance models which no longer require constant injections of funds from shareholders.
This morning’s blog has been inspired by the many supporters who continuously challenge why we can’t have a bigger transfer budget when we pull in hundred’s of millions from TV, ticket sales, sponsorship and retail.
West Ham will officially tell any club enquiring about Declan Rice that he is not for sale at any price this summer while privately admitting that every player has a price. However, at this time it would take a massive bid of £100m or more to tempt the Hammers to let their young star leave for bigger and better things.
Yesterday I wrote an article about the possibility of signing free agent Yacine Brahimi adding that we had around £25m budgeted to spend in the summer plus the proceed of outbound sales.
Billy Bonds is a very modest man I am always told when I speak to anyone who knows him, he really hates a fuss being made so in someways today will be difficult for him.
A poll for Sky Sports News claims that 86% of fans have witnessed racism at a football match at least once, with the figure rising to 93% among supporters from a black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) background. One in five (20%) witness racism – including gestures, chants and abuse – often or every time they attend a match. That figure rises to more than one in four (26%) among BAME fans. Over 1,000 football fans – UK adults who attend multiple professional or semi-professional football matches each year – took part in the Sky survey they claim.
Marko Arnautovic was left on the bench by Manuel Pellegrini until the 68th minute and when he came on it failed to make a difference.
Hammer Ryan Fredericks appeared to blow his big chance yesterday to nail down the number one spot for right back, Manuel Pellegrini showed faith in the young defender after an impressive performance against Liverpool last Monday night but he failed to show the same consistency at Selhurst Park he demonstrated at the London Stadium.
By Colin Gates