Young Jack confirms Rooney story


jackJack Sullivan has confirmed ClaretandHugh’s story earlier in the week that the chance of the Irons signing Wayne Rooney are worth odds of about 100/1.

We quoted a key source as telling us when the story broke: “You look at everything and everybody who you feel can do a job but I would price a Rooney move to West Ham move at about 100/1.”

Sky Sports News correspondent Kaveh Solkehol reported on his personal Twitter account on Tuesday that the Hammers are “interested” in signing Rooney and the word he has had from club sources is “never say never”.

However Sullivan jnr responded to the reports by saying that pursuing the England and United record goalscorer was basically a non-starter for the Hammers.

And he confirmed almost to the word out story when tweeting: “The chances of us getting Rooney is 100/1, contrary to reports. Sky clearly had a poor day for news.”

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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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  • craigwood88 says:

    “odds of about 100 per cent”

    Anyone else know what that’s supposed to mean?

  • Excuse me that’s not what it says

    • craigwood88 says:

      It definitely said that when this was first put up. I copied and pasted from the article. Had a conversation with my brother about it as well.

      Thanks for editing the error and then calling me out on it like it never happened Hugh

  • The Long Dog says:

    100/1.Am i missing something here i dont see a % anywhere.

    • CondorHammer says:

      Craig’s correct. It doesn’t now, but it definitely said 100% when first posted.

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