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Poll: Should Payet be sold?


Dimi Payet wants to leave!

So our instant poll question today is: “Should he be sold or made to play for the Under 23s for the rest of the season?

Slaven Bilic said in his morning press conference: “We have said we don’t want to sell our best players but Payet does not want to play for us,” “We are not going to sell him.”

“I expect from him to come back and to show commitment and determination to the team like the team has shown to him, we aren’t going to sell him, not whatsoever. It’s not a money issue or anything. We want to keep our best players.”

So should West Ham cut their losses now and sell him or make him play with the under 23’s.?

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 “Poll: Should Payet be sold?

  1. After getting the results of this poll Sean, can you do another one next week when the media has calmed down a bit and the feelings are less raw ?

  2. Payet now threatens the stability of the squad and must be outed. I already believe he has affected Kouyate and Sahko, and possibly Fernandes, but these boys are all rescueable, but for how long. His influence is now destructive.

  3. Flog him to China. Make a ton of cash and watch him fade into obscurity. He’s a greedy little so and so – I’m sure he’ll jump at the money. Personally would rather not seen him pull on the claret and blue ever again. Not fit to wear the shirt!

  4. Just flog him & take the dough.
    Btw what is all this about fans saying that Slav shouldn’t have aired our dirty washing in public lol ๐Ÿ˜Would they have preferred to have been told porkies that he wasnt playing because he had a thigh strain & then found out they had been mugged off by Bilic..i dont think so.Richardheads ๐Ÿ˜‚

  5. Richardheads ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  6. Also surely the board are in their rights not to pay him a penny. If I said I’m not going to work anymore, I’m pretty sure I would get sweet fa! If he does turn up for training I hope the likes of Ginge and co kick lumps out of him!

  7. Just read elsewhere it’s the boards fault FFS!!! No it ain’t it’s the little cheese munching French surrender jockey throwing his croissant out of his pram because he wants a few extra quid and a return to his homeland

    • It was bound to happen wasnt it GW.I said earlier they will blame everyone except the Fat Frog because they aint got the brains to realise he has done this before at more than one other club.When we signed him i said he was a moody little ****.
      But why let the truth get in the way of a rant ๐Ÿ˜‚

      • Rads I’d personally like to take down his stupid replica shirt at the LS and implant it up his arse or alternatively a few of our illustrious neighbours throats ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Its so funny GW reading these statements..
          ‘Its all the boards fault’ followed by a chorus of ‘i agree’.
          So nothing to do with Payet being a total tosser who has done this at at least two other clubs.
          He changed his mind when he signed for us.He was leaving OM,then he assured them he was staying then signed for us.
          But yeah its all the boards fault.
          I aint no way a amssive fan of some of the things the board do but you cant legislate for the Fat Frog throwing another hissy fit at yet another club.

        • Haven’t they already been taken down when the new wrap went up ? If not I am fairly sure the 27 will be before Saturday. Am actually looking more forward to the game now than I was before, should be a great atmosphere and probably some funny banter if nothing else both clubs have great lines in self deprecating humour COYI !!!

  8. Don’t think the weekly income is of huge concern to either him or the club. He’s rich and the club will already have accounted for his salary expense ver the length of his contract. I’m assuming there’s a law that says you can’t just stop paying salaries when you feel like it too. Equally, it wouldn’t do the club’s reputation any good to do that.

    I think the club has done the right thing so far. I am sure he will be sold but we aren’t forced sellers and we don’t want to show the rest of the squad that we can be pushed around (see also Sakho and Amalfitano) therefore, if we know there is a buyer out there, which presumably we do โ€” Marseille โ€”ย then let them do the work and make a proper bid.

    There is clearly enough money at the club to ride this out for a bit and his contract is long enough and he is good enough of a player that his value won’t plummet if he is out of the side for a while.

    Personally, I wouldn’t begrudge him a move if he really wanted to leave. That’s life and people change employers all the time. But this whole going on strike business is ridiculous.

    • https://www.gov.uk/industrial-action-strikes/your-employment-rights-during-industrial-action

      Shows what I know about salaries and strikes…

      Stand by everything else though, which is easy enough as it is pure opinion.

    • It’s hardly stop paying wages when they feel like it, is it? His contract is a legally binging agreement. He gets 125k a week for playing football. He refuses to play football. He’s in breach of his contract. So why do the club need to continue to uphold their side of the deal?

      • You’re right, they don’t. I was incorrect in what I first wrote and the club don’t have to pay and I have changed my opinion that the club looks bad if it doesn’t pay. I agree, it shouldn’t.

        I think it’s only ยฃ125k once add-ons are included. If he isn’t even showing up to training, I’m guessing there’s not much chance he’ll earn the add-ons. I think Hugh wrote when he signed the new deal that his basic is ยฃ68k. Moot point, I suppose, but still.

  9. Keep him until the summer at least make him play in the reserves unless we get a sensible offer. But no way put him in the first team.

  10. …and yes it’s all the Boards fault well and the stadium of course.

    • So fans say all they want is the truth,they get the truth & then whine about Bilic giving them the truth.Was he ment to send them all personal letters rather than tell everyone in one hit ๐Ÿ˜‚

  11. I don’t have any illusions as to the loyalty of modern professional footballers. They would kick you in the nuts as soon as look at you, don’t you think ? So, no great shocks from this revelation (if it is as presented)- but this is a great act of betrayal by Payet towards his employers (the Board & you & me). I guess that there is nothing that any of us can do about it, either. If I made the decisions I would never let him wear a West Ham shirt or play for West Ham again again, fine him the maximum amount possible ( for whichever reason I could dream up) & Sue him for breach of contract. But, there again, has he actually been playing for West Ham this season ? Not much !
    He has just gone from hero to zero for me.

  12. It really is such cop out to blame the board for this horrible mans actions.
    It is in his dna he has proved it before.
    To think this cretin wouldn’t have acted the same at another club of our general standing is folly & proves some fans willingness to use anything to beat the club owners with.
    Not only is it tiresome to read it is complete drivel by them.

  13. Why is nearly everyone saying it is not the board’s fault. Of course it’s the board’s fault. If you were a footballer with the magical talents of Payet, the main man in the team by a country mile, and you look around you and see that no real attempt has been made to sign any players who would come near to lacing your boots, what would you do?
    I am sick of the faรงade erected at WHU whereby it is made to appear that the Club is chasing every top class player who might be available, yet the only players it acquires are second or third rate relative to premier league requirements. Where is the ambition in the Club.
    I have been an ardent follower of WHU, since I first went to see them in 1949. However, I am at this late stage in life beginning to lose interest in them. The Club has become a joke, and it is not one that I appreciate.

    • I agree, it is ultimately the board’s fault. This view is prevalent on most other West Ham websites, it’s only that this one is so deeply in with the club that they try not to directly criticize the board, and big them up whenever possible.

      Sure, Payet is being selfish, and Bilic has made mistakes this season, but if the board had shown the ambition they had promised in the summer, we wouldn’t be in the dreadful situation as a club we are today, including with the Payet situation.

      • Did you ever read this site when Hippo Head was in charge,this site absolutely tore the board a new one for sticking with him
        It really is pretty lame that arguement about the site & the users being up the clubs ass.
        We ripped them too pieces about Allardyce,rightly or wrongly,so yeah it gets on my t1ts when i read this wont criticize the board bull.
        It is a case of total selective memory.
        Just saying ๐Ÿ˜

    • I think that you live in la la land. It must be hard work to get decent players to sign for us. Some players chose to play with Spurs and Chelsea reserves over us. We are a small premierhip club who usually fight relegation. We have only just moved and it will take years until we can rival the bigger teams. You have been wasting your time since 1949.

  14. We are not a massive attraction to new players. Just another mediocre mid table club so why do our fans assume that players would be falling over themselves to play for us. If players get offers but don’t really want to come to us, what can you do? Just saying “we should get better players” doesn’t get them if they don’t think we’re that attractive to them. Check Payets previous before you ride into battle against the club.

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