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Hull win will cost us £50,000 says Sullivan

West Ham Joint Chairman David Sullivan says last night win will cost the club £50,000 to fly the squad to Everton or Fleetwood.

Sullivan said there is no prize or gate money in the Carabo cup competition.

He explained that home cup games cost the Hammers very little because the club pays for 25 games in an annual rent whether supporters are there or not.

He criticised the EFL for not forcing their members to test their players questioning ‘Medically, Why are we in a competition where we are playing teams who have not been checked?’

Sullivan said Hull City turned down the option of testing at West Ham’s expense although Charlton the previous week had taken up the offer moaning we have a fifty grand cost to pay the next leg away.

The 71-year-old did praise his reserve team as he called them singling out Robert Snodgrass, Felipe Anderson and Andriy Yarmolenko

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

13 comments on “Hull win will cost us £50,000 says Sullivan

  1. Wow, you can get limo’s for 300 return.
    10 of them gets 30 staff, then a local hotel for food.I’m sure Everton would have somewhere they use.
    Back home by 1.00.
    Don’t have to get a private plane, it worked the old way for a very long time.
    Basically he’s saying one average players weekly salary.
    Forget the possible glory.

  2. £50k? Surely better to ask the team to travel by coach or train than to moan about the cost associated with progressing in a cup competition, which, after all, keeps fans happy. Assuming we get Everton away, I used to live in Liverpool Monday to Friday. Lost count of the number of times I saw the Liverpool and Everton squads getting on the same train as me at Lime Street. If the train was good enough for the likes of European Cup-winning Steven Gerrard, it ought to be good enough for the likes of Lanzini and co.

    This is yet more utter drivel, if that were at all possible, from one of the most ridiculous figures in British football.

  3. What is the matter with this bloke ..why is even opening his mouth on stuff as stupid as this ..does he think people will feel sorry for him or something. Dont see any other owners coming out with stuff like this …its embarrassing..my god .

  4. Aww, poor David Gold. Needs to take £50,000 out of his billions to get us to a cup game. Such a harship, I feel really bad for the guy. Maybe if its such a financial drain for him, he should shut up with his moaning and sell his share in the club.

  5. Would he prefer we were knocked out so he could save his precious 50k.What a ridiculous statement from somebody who owns a club starved of success.Its as if he wants sympathy to justify not spending any money in the transfer window because he is destitute.Same for everybody Mr Sullivan.If you begrudge it so much it really is time to sell up and enjoy your billions and get this poor club run properly.

  6. Lady Brady’s wages are more than that. Offer her redundancy.

  7. I know what – let’s get knocked out of every competition so we don’t have to pay for travel. Whilst we’re at it, I do the Northern teams would be gracious enough to travel to us rather tah our poor owners having to spend travel expenses for league games too…

    He needed to come out with Gold last week and explain what their vision is with Moysey along with showing a united front. But he’s instigating more problems for himself and the more he does this, the more I want the tosser out. He really is about as useful as a condom with a hole in it.

    Why the hell I backed the owners when they dug us out of trouble – but now it’s time to definitely sell to owners who have vision and can see what Moysey can and will do for us.

  8. Doesn’t seem like a moan to me. Just keeping all interested enquirers abreast of club matters. Those that don’t like the guy will use anything he says as an excuse to knock him (& Gold & Brady) and to accuse of mismanagement. Silence would be used as an excuse, too.
    Let us not forget that these people own the club and are not just managing it for others. If someone dislikes what they are doing and wants them gone – then let them get their £billions to buy out the present owners and have a go at it themselves.
    A piece of advice for them – Be careful what you wish for!!

    • Yes your right, what you wouldn’t want is someone who sells your ground and move you to an athletics stadium, sell the clubs history in an auction.
      Employ a new manager every 18 months and then spend the next year undermining them in public.
      Criticise their own current players or possible signings in public and have total disregard for the supporters.
      Take millions out of the club through interest on loans which could be invested in the team.
      Oh and just basically lie.
      Oh hold on….

    • £billions? Are you their agent?

    • Well said, Taffy, totally agree with you

  9. If its not a moan. why mention the cost but not the benefit?
    Oh there’s no prize money.

    No benefit then.


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