Let's All Laugh At... Let's All Laugh At West Ham

'O Zio

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In another newspaper I read that it will cost them £33 per seat just in rent. they already give a large chunk of seats away so those extra seats are going to be financial stone round thier neck.
It does seem very odd. As you say they're having to pull all kinds of tricks to get their current allocation to be even remotely filled up so why on earth they want to pay for all these extra seats is just beyond me.
 

'O Zio

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Just a thought. I wonder if this is a way of appeasing some of the powers that be with regards to the original deal? By that I mean everyone is understandably pretty pissed off at the ridiculously suspicious deal that West Ham got and supposedly are investigating (not that I've heard much in the way of findings). So I wonder if someone has said to them "Look, this deal completely takes the piss and we're going to come at it like a tonne of bricks unless you agree to a more sensible one. Heads will roll, you mark my words" and the compromise from that has been rather than West Ham renegotiate the tenancy agreement, they've agreed to pay extra just in a semi-disguised way by being forced to take on the extra allocation for a high price even though they don't need it so that they're indirectly paying more rent. That way it sort of saves face for everyone.

Just a theory. Probably talking bollocks though. More than likely it's just that SUlivan, Gold, and Brady are just completely clueless and got their sums wrong.
 

TheChosenOne

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Just a thought. I wonder if this is a way of appeasing some of the powers that be with regards to the original deal? By that I mean everyone is understandably pretty pissed off at the ridiculously suspicious deal that West Ham got and supposedly are investigating (not that I've heard much in the way of findings). So I wonder if someone has said to them "Look, this deal completely takes the piss and we're going to come at it like a tonne of bricks unless you agree to a more sensible one. Heads will roll, you mark my words" and the compromise from that has been rather than West Ham renegotiate the tenancy agreement, they've agreed to pay extra just in a semi-disguised way by being forced to take on the extra allocation for a high price even though they don't need it so that they're indirectly paying more rent. That way it sort of saves face for everyone.

Just a theory. Probably talking bollocks though. More than likely it's just that SUlivan, Gold, and Brady are just completely clueless and got their sums wrong.
With the money they get from tv rights I don't they are worried about match day revenue, they just want to get bragging rights to give it large about being with the big boys.
 

shelfboy68

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With the money they get from tv rights I don't they are worried about match day revenue, they just want to get bragging rights to give it large about being with the big boys.
I said this to a hammer mate of mine that it's all PR shit to portray them as a big club which history has shown that they are not, they win fuck all rarely in the top 7/8 let alone the 6 so throwing in a few seats won't detract from that a big stadium doesn't necessarily mean a big club.
 
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