So the Irons will finish tenth then!



by Hugh Southon

Sam Allardyce recently made a point which I’ve also heard made by David Gold.

The manager claimed that a team’s league position usually relates to the amount of money they spend in the transfer window.

It’s a point proved by recent history to be the case – within a position or two and if it holds up this year we’ll finish tenth!

A total of £1.9 billion was apparently spent to which the Irons contributed around £34 million, receiving £3.5 million back which placed them on equal tenth place with Spurs.

We were above the likes of Stoke, Palace, Burnley, Villa and the ilk although clearly behind the big ‘players’ by a distance.

In the end – as explained – we were tenth big spenders and thus – in Allardyce and DG’s world – we should be comfortably placed and enjoy a nice panic free season.

Anybody ready to have a bet on that?

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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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