By Sean Whetstone
This week, one media outlet reported that Chelsea player Ross Barkley does not want to join West Ham United. Have we been reduced ourselves to now reporting on players that don’t want to join the Hammers? It could be a very long list!
Today marks the fifty-day point of no football. The Hammers last played against Arsenal on Saturday 7th March at the Emirates in a match they lost narrowly 1-0.
With the remaining Premier League fixtures due to be played behind closed doors for this season, football clubs will be hoping supporters return next season by renewing their season tickets but it might not be that simple.
Don’t bite the hand that feeds you!
The old English saying is ‘Don’t kill the goose that lays the golden eggs‘ and it is one Premier League players should consider and let sink in. While PFA talk about the government missing out of £200m of tax revenue, the players have discussed whether the money from their potential wage reduction should go to the NHS, charitable aims or lower league football. The harsh reality is that even the richest clubs including West Ham do not have the cash reserves to carry on playing those players forever while no income comes in.
I will probably get a lot of grief for writing this piece but I wanted to pat West Ham Vice-Chairman Karen Brady on the back for her business leadership during the current crisis while football is suspended.
UEFA announced yesterday that the Euro 2020 championships will be postponed until the summer of 2021.
Tonight’s game between Manchester City and Arsenal has been postponed due to Coronavirus concerns.