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Owners come in for heavy crictsim on Sky

West Ham owners came in for heavy criticism on Sky Sports Sunday Supplement programme today

Guardian Sports writer Jonathan Liew said “It’s a Premier League club in London and generates huge amounts of cash and it is being run like a fruit stall”

Daily Telegraph sports writer Matt Law further put the boot in saying “Have you been to the training ground, Its a series of portacabins, there league one clubs with better training ground than that, they haven’t invested in any infrastructure, they rent their stadium, they are tenants in their stadium and they probably have the worst training ground in the Premier League. I think at the moment, they have one scout, David Moyes came back and wanted to bring Stuart Pearce with him, that was vetoed because he dared to criticise the board on a radio station. It’s got one backroom staff Alan Irvine because Alan Stubbs turned him down, he’s got no backroom staff. It’s just a shambles, an absolute shambles”     

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
 

25 comments on “Owners come in for heavy crictsim on Sky

  1. Last one out please turn the lights off.

    • Sadly we are now club who are going to buy everybody but don’t buy anyone oh! we forgot the free transfers ,they haven’t worked out yet ,free means either they are not Premier league material or have a bad injury record.
      The owners have treated unbelievably badly
      and need to go,this not only affects fans but the players as well.
      Go now.

  2. i can’t argue with a single word of that, and I don’t think it’s in any way unfair or personal. They seem to be unable or unwilling to run the business properly, it appears to be a combination of a personal vanity project and a desire to make as much as possible from an eventual sale, hence the under investment in long term infrastructure. Ironically the thing they didn’t mention is the migration to an athletics stadium in the middle of nowhere which has been an absolute disaster for the club.
    I know that there are different views on the effectiveness and desirability of protests and that’s fair enough, but for me it’s all I feel that I have left, and i’m actually looking forward to the Southampton game much more than going to the games in between.

  3. Seems the protest last week has woken the journos up to what is happening at our club. Well done to all at Hammers United and every one of us who supported them on the day. Peaceful and did not affect the team. Viva la revolution

  4. Sullivan is an awful owner ruining the club , taking every penny he can without investing . What a shambles no respect for the fans a disgrace.

  5. There has been a little bit too much of this in the media recently for it not to have any element of truth or accuracy to it.
    Personally I would like to know a bit more about this and I would to read a little more about it on this site.
    Hugh, would you be prepared to run a series of stories on this?
    I’m sure Terry Westley would be in a very good position to comment on much of this?
    If indeed it is true that the training facilities are so poor for PL standards and the scouting system is seriously lacking then the owners cannot get away from that and they simply deserve every piece of criticism that is coming their way.
    I don’t wanna be constantly hearing or reading stuff like this about my club. When Sunderland got relegated from the PL finally, they deserved it because they were a joke club and look what’s happened to them since. West Ham are becoming the new Sunderland. If people, be that staff or players, are not coming to the club because of the owners reputation then that is unacceptable.
    The sad thing is, if the owners intentions are not to better the club and are only to benefit themselves financially, the only time that they will walk away is when their investment is at risk and not because they morally accept that they are doing a poor job.

    Did they once say that they would sell the club if the majority of fans did not want them?

    • The Glazers have plundered ManU to the point no-one will go there. They still spend money. What hope do we have?

      • I’ve supported this great club for over 50 years been a season ticket holder since we moved into the London stadium I had high hopes and believed we would be a top 6 side but why o why are managers not even trying to select a great many players from our under 23swho are hitting the back of net for fun but still keep playing these misfits week in week outI feel this great club of ours is in freefall and until this so called businessmen in charge of our club give us what they promised they’ll be no club no supporters all we ask is show the fans a bit of honour and gratitude put this club where you promised it belongs investment from the basement up

    • I think that is now

  6. Went on Saturday to watch a shambles of a team , properly the best supporters in the premiership , served with a ground with no heart or soul , a long trek from the station to the ground all the pre match traditions gone like pie mash or a reasonable priced pint in a pub close to the ground , money and greed ruined a great club which was the heart of a community I’m sorry but I’m done with it thanks GSB

  7. Could not agree more I’ve lost all hope I won’t buy a season ticket football shirt or anything west ham again because I’m not giving anymore of my hard herned money to liers they have destroyed this club the moment they left Upton park

  8. THIS JUST SHOWS HOW GREEDY THE OWNERS ARE , THEY ARE PUTTING PROFIT BEFORE THE CLUB ,THEY ARE GOING TO RUIN THE CLUB . YOU CAN SEE WHY THE MORAL IS SO LOW , HOW WOULD YOU FEEL IF YOU WAS A PREMIER LEAGUE PLAYER GETTING CHANGED IN A PORTA CABIN IT IS”” PATHETIC “”

    • They are shady porn dealers with little or no morals… They could not give a monkeys about us unless we put it on them then they seem to sit up and take notice. I gave up my season ticket this season… Hated coming out of stratford that soulless walk to the soulless bowl and people sitting around me who had probably never been before. It’s died for me and I can see another Sunderland who had 22 thousand at home Friday night at 10 quid a ticket… Sad sad times and breaks my heart… Sully and Brady are the most coniving I think Gold gets told what to do…. 😢😢😢

  9. I expect the owner’s also have a hand in the pie somewhere, in the luxury housing that is going on the Boleyn ground. Its all abit suspicious

  10. So, let’s hear more from those who think that anyone critical of the owners is a Board hater. 😉

  11. Which training ground is he asking if we’ve been to Chadwell heath where the academy is or Rush Green where the first team are?

  12. Most of the players would not get in any other team in the premiership. There are only 2 or 3 players that give 100% you know who they are. We are doomed , Owners are only interested in money, they need to be ousted ASAP.

  13. Ripped the heart and soul out of our club when we left the Boleyn and for what? Best fans in the country and if this is true that we only have one scout and one backroom member of staff the Board deserve every protest we can raise. Joke of a once proud Club with players who earn more in a week than most of earn in years but still don’t show the effort, passion or quality to keep us up. Irons fan for 50 years but just done with them all now. Will never go back until the Board go, and we have a team that we can get behind instead of 2nd rate players brought on the cheap and way below Premiership standard.

  14. A total shambles summed up by how they re appointed Moyes by phoning him the Saturdays night they sacked Pellegrini.
    No shortlist no plan just who can we get on the cheap that will say yes as no one else wanted him.
    If we protest we need to protest at their homes, they need to be driven out ASAP before it’s too late.

  15. I’ve supported this great club for over 50 years been a season ticket holder since we moved into the London stadium I had high hopes and believed we would be a top 6 side but why o why are managers not even trying to select a great many players from our under 23swho are hitting the back of net for fun but still keep playing these misfits week in week outI feel this great club of ours is in freefall and until this so called businessmen in charge of our club give us what they promised they’ll be no club no supporters all we ask is show the fans a bit of honour and gratitude put this club where you promised it belongs investment from the basement up

  16. I would now rather watch League one football at a small stadium than continue with the owners and the ground we now rent, I’ve been going to watch West Ham since the mid 1960s and this will probably be the last time I purchase a season ticket.
    The club has now become a laughing stock, us supporters complaining will however have very little effect on how the Club is run, it’s all about the money at the end of the day, they, the board don’t care about the supporters just as long as we keep turning up in our tens is thousands each week.
    Well I got one have had enough….. Join me in not renewing your Season ticket, one day we may get or club back even if it’s in League one COYI

  17. Been a regular since 1969, through good and bad times, but am sorry to say the three stooges have done long term damage to this once proud club. They are continually changing the clubs identity, they are making enormous amounts of personal wealth through commercial control. The money they are making, far outweighs what they are investing in the club. They must be licking their lips at the thought of the “parachute money” and the imminent sale of players and smaller wage bills at the end of the season, as they are well aware the loyal Hammers fans will still fill the stadium regardless of what division we are in.
    Fingers crossed, they will sell the club to someone who has the club at heart and not their bank balance COYI

  18. Here’s the whole bit about WHU. I know there is a shorter clip that’s been shared but watch from about 18.00 through to 25 mins and particularly Matt Law from 22.45 onwards as he’s right o the money.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nm3uTbheJpE&app=desktop

  19. I’m just a yank from USA but West Ham is the team I follow from afar. I have my WHU gear and get to watch them on TV when they are playing one of the “big clubs”. I heard and saw a video of Joe Cole talking about what is happening there and it really hit me in the chest. To all you Hammers please do whatever you can to bring this club back to us the people who love this club. COYI

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