Payet contract poll: Landslide vote


PayetnewimageClaretandHugh’s readers have overwhelmingly backed the West Ham board’s decision to give Dimitri Payet a vastly improved deal.

The brilliant midfielder has become the biggest earner in the club’s history at around £100k a week following this week’s negotiations.

Some had taken the view that it was far too soon given him a new contract given he only that he had only arrived eight months ago but in a poll to gauge opinion those in favour gave it a thumbs up of landslide proportions.

Over 1,000 have voted since yesterday lunchtime making it an official poll with Mori and  798  (79.4 per cent) said  ‘yes’ to the deal with just 204 saying ‘no.’

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • markrp1 says:

    Im amazed over 200 said no to be honest but yes a great move by out board 🙂

  • winchester hammer says:

    Well, he going to have to do more than he’s doing so far this afternoon to justify his enormous new salary. Shocking performance form the whole team. Second Norwich goal just gone in. No-one can keep the ball. They’re slow, bereft of ideas. Sort it out Bilic.

  • PennsylvaniaHammer says:

    I have no beef with Payet personally for taking the money – who wouldn’t?

    But I do find announcements of players already making many millions of pounds now making a few more million (that isn’t really going to make a jot of difference in their lives) in pretty bad taste given what fans are expected to pay for tickets and when our own club, in the run up to massively more TV money, couldn’t even vote for 30 quid away tickets.

    The players and clubs get richer, the fans get nothing in return.

    Great last third by Payet today though!

  • PennsylvaniaHammer says:

    So how much are you willing to keep paying? How far do we go in the pursuit of success? $200k a week? $300k a week? Because that’s not really working out for Man U is it?

    Leicester have destroyed the myth that overpaying for players is not needed.

    And if you don’t think that clubs are taking the Mick in terms of what they charge then you are just part of the problem.

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