Brady ‘no club outside the top six has spent more’ – Wrong!

I read Karren Brady claim last week that ‘We spent £100million on players since he joined — and no club outside the top six has spent more’ in her column for the Sun, so I decided to check out this claim as it seems a bit too accurate, £100m….a bit precise, and a couple of other reasons but I will keep this article as factual rather than opinions.

So, here is the other Premier League clubs (I have not included the top 6 as Karren did not claim we have spent more than them) that have been in the Premier League club since Bilic was manager, their spend and their net spend, oh, and we haven’t even spent £100m ourselves, so that figure was plucked out of the air, put it alongside the ‘95% of fans are happy at the London Stadium’ claim from David Sullivan.

Bournemouth – spend since 15/16 – £117.09m net spend – £93.57m

Crystal Palace – spend since 15/16 – £150.75m net spend – £97.83m

Everton – spend since 15/16 – £263.95m net spend – £106.69m

Leicester City – spend since 15/16 – £204.61m net spend – £94.45m

Southampton – spend since 15/16 – £151.55m net spend – £15.24m

Stoke City – spend since 15/16 – £114.39m net spend – £58.46m

Swansea City – spend since 15/16 – £117.72m net spend +£14.13m

Watford – spend since 15/16 – £193.49m net spend – £118.47m

West Brom – spend since 15/16 – £113.85m – net spend – £76.09m

West Ham United – spend since 15/16 – £163.44m – net spend – £82.29m

Clubs that are comparable that have spent more than West Ham Utd since Slaven Bilic was manager – Everton, Leicester City and Watford

Clubs that have a higher net spend for the same period since the summer of 2015 – Watford, Leicester City, Everton, Crystal Palace and Bournemouth.

There you have it, so the vice-chairman’s claim of ‘>We spent £100million on players since he joined — and no club outside the top six has spent more’ is wrong on both fronts – our spend and that no other club has spent more.

And that is where I will end this article, thanks for reading and feel free to follow myself on twitter @redhammer8 if you like this kind of ‘information’.

 

*All statistics taken from the well respected transfermarkt

One thought on “Brady ‘no club outside the top six has spent more’ – Wrong!”

  1. I’m not in the least surprised that your research finds Brady to be lying through her rotten teeth once again.
    Nothing I can add that hasn’t already been said about the unholy trio.
    Point is,how much longer are we going to put up with these money grabbing quislings?
    I’m still in trauma after the Brighton debacle. I don’t as a rule put pen to paper as such because passion can sometimes rule your logic.
    However, even I have a breaking point and Brighton was it. Not going back again having watched my first game early sixties v Man U (a Monday night) aged 9. West Ham running through my and my families blood. My grandad was at the first Wembley cup final a real Hammer.
    But sadly it’s not West Ham anymore they have seen to that.
    Hopefully one day I will return,I hope it’s very soon. West Ham United first last and always.⚒

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