andyginbrasil wrote:This just goes to prove that a majority of our players were attracted to West Ham for the wages, not because "West Ham is a big club, and I'm proud to wear the shirt" they are here purely because they were offered high wages. This also reeks of clauses in their contracts that provide various bonus payments for performances, that are controlled by board decisions, eg don't start Sakho, it costs us an extra 25 grand, I can see why there is deep rooted problems and almost certainly goes right back to the board. Hernandez is supposedly on 140k per week, this almost certainly includes bonuses the same as Sakho, if he doesn't start a PL match he will only receive a % of his appearance fee. Now do you believe this is above our board or are they dictating who starts matches to save money......I know what I think....with just those two starting on the bench.....they would save about 50k a match.....fuck scoring goals....or gaining points.....save money at all costs
I am a West Ham fan like you. But why would anyone, in today's football environment, be attracted to West Ham unless it was for a big pay packet ? And of course you could replace the words "West Ham" with any other name outside the top 6. Think about it. Hernandez has played for the biggest club in England and also what is probably the biggest club in the world. And now he is playing for West Ham.
Why do you think that is ? It is a sad state of affairs that Tottenham, a club with whom we should be able to compete with on a reasonably equal footing if we consider attendance revenues and so on, are absolutely light years ahead of us. The reason.? Love him or loathe him I know if I had a business and I wanted someone to run it I would pick Daniel Levy's soiled underwear ahead of the dwarf to do so.
Levy runs and manages a business. The dwarf ruins and mangles them.