Yesterday Hugh blogged about encouraging Manuel Pellegrini to let youngsters loose this season to allow the blooding of more academy prospects before the end of the season. Hugh pointed out that with just seven games of the season left and with the club entirely safe from relegation there are compelling reasons why Pelle could be tempted to give some youngsters a chance.
West Ham today hiked the prices of season ticket between 8.2% and 90.9% costing season ticket founders who were the first to move to the London Stadium between £31 and £100 extra per season.
Today is the one year anniversary of the troubles that marred West Ham’s game against Burnley at the London Stadium this time last year. The pitch invasions and board protest made headlines around the world which mostly condemned Hammers fans as hooligans and louts.
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.