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Irons in 15th place well ahead of Spurs

MoneyA Daily Mirror survey has examined the net spend of every club in the Premier League and claims the Irons totals out at £17.3 million.

This places them in 15th place with Spurs some way between them in 16th with a total “layout” of minus £2.6 million whilst Stoke and Burnley fill the two bottom places with minus figures of -£19 million and £15.2 million.

Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea fill the top three places with net spends of £138.1 million, £136.2 million and £89.75 million.

Here is the comprehensive Hammers list of ins and outs this season:

Ins: Joe Hart (Manchester City, loan), Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City, free), Marko Arnautovic (Stoke, £24m), Javier Hernandez (Bayer Leverkusen, £16m), Sead Haksabanovic (Halmstads BK, undisclosed)

Outs: Havard Nordtveit (Hoffenheim, £7.2m), Enner Valencia (Tigres, undisclosed), Reece Oxford (Borussia Monchengladbach, loan), Raphael Spiegel (Boavista, free), Stephen Hendrie (Southend, free), Alvaro Arbeloa (retired), Sam Howes (Watford, undisclosed), George Dobson (Sparta Rotterdam, undisclosed), Jack Fitzwater (Forest Green, loan), Darren Randolph (Middlesbrough, £5m), Ashley Fletcher (Middlesbrough, £6.5m), Josh Cullen (Bolton, loan), Reece Burke (Bolton, loan), Kyle Knoyle (Swindon, free), Sofiane Feghouli (Galatasaray, £4m), Robert Snodgrass (Aston Villa, loan)


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11 comments on “Irons in 15th place well ahead of Spurs

  1. Time to sit back and watch the meltdown muppets repeat themselves over and over.

  2. Basil knows how to knock the crap out of a hot topic 😂😂
    If it helps in anyway shape and form that the constant views will force a change then I welcome it , Muppet comments ? Keep em to you’re self mate !!they’re supporters who care about their club ! Nothing wrong in that is there. Even better don’t read any of it ?

  3. They might care about the club no one disputes that but the incoherent rants hour after hour are facking boring for other fans who enjoy reading this site and its articles.
    No one needs to push the same point every hour on the hour like a maniacal alarm clock.

  4. Gary mate- put the other side of the argument then! Point out the errors in the posts you disagree with. You might even change a few people’s minds. Think that is the point of a discussion. Just droning on about how boring it is…what’s the point?

  5. The point is very simple and far from being some kind of hysterical ‘meltdown’; net spend of this order is way below what’s needed for the mythical next level.

    What people seem to forget, or be willing to ignore is that Sullivan & Co themselves created the hype and the level of expectation. We’re West ham fans, we’ve never expected much particularly, it wasn’t us who talked about competing for the top six and beyond. It was this Board who did so in the desire to sell a move to a rented athletics stadium. On both the subject of investment in the team, and the nature of the stadium we moved to ( remember all the comments of how close we would be to the pitch etc.), they have consistently over promised and under delivered, and in some cases it’s hard to escape the conclusion that they simply lied.

    Given that they are intelligent business people it’s reasonable to assume that this was a deliberate strategy as opposed to simple hubris or incompetence. It’s hardly a ‘meltdown’ to point this out, and to not like it.

    Sullivan’s latest comments regarding the players supposedly offered to Bilic and the reason why we didn’t buy Carvahlo are laughably transparent and self serving, utterly beneath contempt.

  6. 15 places ahead of spurs wooooo. So why doesnt that translate over to the table? Dont care how far ahead of them we are at spending the fact is that they are genuine contenders now without spending big. we will probably end up at opposite ends of the table.

    Imagine calling yourself ‘the academy of football’ (chokes on coffee) but playing none of your youth, then bragging about spending more money than a club that has gone from strength to strength by using their young players and end up in the top 4 every season. Theyve spent less cos they dont need to. Hate to say it cos I hate spurs but they are the team every prem team should aspire to be like. Urgh that just made my coffee go cold.

  7. You seem to be trying to justify the Boards behaviour, I thought this was a West Ham supporters site – warts and all – not apologists for the Board!

    Whatever way you look at it your column shows 16 going out and 5 coming in – a net loss of 11 bodies – try and sugar that pill!

  8. There is no hiding from the numbers and Danielson and Michael are right in their assumptions. The spuds look good here cos they have brought in the likes of Walker, Bale and Ali for small sums, on relatively low salaries, and sold them on for huge profits, upwards of 10 times their original purchase costs, enabling them to reinvest in players at the right age with resale values. When was the last time we managed to do this? Hate to say it but it clearly demonstrates how a club can be run successfully, financially on and off the pitch, planning years ahead to build a lasting legacy.

  9. as for promises didn’t they say champions league at some point well we couldn’t compete in Europa league 2 seasons running. also why should we believe wot they tell us? football in general as become a circus with money over priced & over paid players but that’s life I thought when the Icelandics went pears no one would touch West Ham with a barge pole cos of the debt & high paid players of the time even G & S wasnt keen then low & behold they take over promises of all & sundry ok 2 seasons ago we were playing nice attractive football then Payet had a strop & went so come on all you hammers on here who was happy with the dross served up last season at the cereal bowl apart from 1-0 win v Spuds & the 2-1 win against Chelsea? the rest was dire & we can’t keep using the excuse we had the frog for a season & half. Yes we have good players but a lack of quality if we get injuries also why can’t we have our say on here without being made fools of if you bought a car that kept breaking down you would get rid of it rather than keep spending money on a lost cause it’s the same for us who buy season tkts to be entertained for the club we love not to be served rubbish. I know we all can’t agree but end of the day it’s our club going through the mill whether it’s cos of the move the board the manager or players at the end of the day were claret & blue through & through & were hurting COYI

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