West Ham on the rich list – boding well for the future?

claret and blues west ham gavSix of the top ten EPL teams in the rich list. The Sky deal is really having an effect on the Premier League. Thing that surprised me was seeing West Ham in 15th. I guess it’s down to how the books are run but the real question for us fans is how the rise in stature will affect the future on the pitch. Could this be an indicator that we’re heading in the right direction and will be regularly snapping at the heels of the top 6 in seasons to come? Clearly it’s going to be down to recruitment however we all know the trend that has become the rule. Richer clubs become the ones who challenge. Definitely one for discussion: –

  • 1. Manchester United $3.69bn (£2.86bn)
  • 2. Barcelona $3.64bn (£2.82bn)
  • 3. Real Madrid $3.58bn (£2.77bn)
  • 4. Bayern Munich $2.71bn (£2.1bn)
  • 5. Manchester City $2.08bn (£1.61bn)
  • 6. Arsenal $1.93bn (£1.5bn)
  • 7. Chelsea $1.85bn (£1.43bn)
  • 8. Liverpool $1.49bn (£1.15bn)
  • 9. Juventus $1.26bn (£976m)
  • 10. Tottenham $1.06bn (£821m)
  • 11. Paris St-Germain $841m (£652m)
  • 12. Borussia Dortmund $808m (£626m)
  • 13. AC Milan $802m (£621m)
  • 14. Atletico Madrid $732m (£567m)
  • 15. West Ham $634m (£491m)
  • 16. Schalke 04 $629m (£487m)
  • 17. Roma $569m (£441m)
  • 18. Inter Milan $537m (£416m)
  • 19. Leicester City $413m (£320m)
  • 20. Napoli $379m (£294m)
 (source – BBC UK website)

Guest Post by Philtheiron- To ST at West Ham or not to ST at West Ham

A great comment, developing the conversation well, by Philtheiron on the last thread, which was certainly worthy of it’s own post, as follows: –

 

I think the whole ethos of season tickets and whether or not to attend matches is a very complicated one. Not to mention very emotive.

Apart from anything else it gets harder each year to justify the huge financial and emotional outlay each week/day when, as we get older and circumstances change, our priorities though never our loyalties can change.

So I can understand how giving up a season ticket especially over a point of principle or having to put family first, is not one that is ever taken lightly.

But we are and will always remain west ham⚒

As it has been mentioned before, last season has been a very difficult one what with one thing and another. And I have found it almost impossible at times to keep a clear head above water at times if I am honest. The constant barrage of negativity from the press and within hasn’t helped.

For there has been so much nonsense being written and spoken about the club, usually negative that it has been hugely frustrating. Also witnessing first hand each week the ongoing stadium problems and seeing little being done about it hasn’t improved matters either.

The stewarding, segregation and other ongoing problems etc has been akin to at times,to watching a huge train crash unfold right in front of you but without being able to do a thing about it. As I have said, all hugely frustrating.

Missing your footie? Youtube share of West Ham for you.

claret and blues west ham gavApologies for being a few days late with this one but here’s some coverage of the goals at the recent FIFA Youth competition where the lads finished a creditable 5th place with a win over Benfica. Enjoy – I know I did. Especially the first goal which was a bit tasty from Grady Diangana. Tony Martinez grabbed a brace in the 3-1 final score-line 🙂 .

A good win, also, at the Hong Kong Soccer 7s where the U18 team won the subsidiary shield.