The West Ham board are getting disrespectful comments from our own fans.
After all the hard work that David Gold and David Sullivan have done, they still get hate from some of our fans.
The date is 15th of May 2011, the day West Ham United got relegated to the Championship. Later on followed the sacking of our manager Avram Grant, losing key players like Scott Parker, Rob Green and Demba Ba. The club was in a ridiculous amount of debt, over £100million. We had no bright future and we had nothing to look forward to.
Now look where we are. West Ham United have the third biggest stadium in England. We have world class players, like Dimitri Payet, Lanzini, Tore, Antonio, and the list goes on. Our future is bright and we have a lot to look forward to, possibly European football every year.
This success we have now is all down to our chairmen, David Gold and David Sullivan. They have done everything right for this football club and our fans should be grateful. However, that is not so true; the tweets they receive on a daily basis are disrespectful. The amount of abuse they receive is just uncalled for and should certainly stop. They are taking our club to where we belong, fighting for the top six at the very least!
David Sullivan isn’t on Twitter but both his sons are. Jack and Dave do a phenomenal job in keeping us updated with what is happening within the club, yet some naive and delusional ‘fans’ are abusive towards them. This is so wrong, none of them deserve it and I take my hat off to them for not reacting to the abuse.
This transfer market has been unbelievable. We’ve signed some top players. We got Tore on loan, signed Lanzini permanently, Feghouli on free, Calleri on loan, Ayew is a club record signing and the list goes on. Yet again, certain fans aren’t happy with the club’s business.
The fans wanted to buy a top striker and splash the cash, and they did. We bought Ayew for a club record fee of £20.5million. Yet they weren’t happy. Even if we bought Cristiano Ronaldo they still wouldn’t be happy, they would have wanted Lionel Messi instead.
Some fans weren’t happy about moving away from Upton park, I understand that. It was our home for over a hundred years, but moving to this world class stadium is taking our club up to another level.
As Jack Sullivan so kindly explained to us, he said: “The debt is £90m/100m, if things go to plan we can pay it off within three years.”
He then goes on to explain: “We sold Upton Park for £39m. £15m was a contribution towards the conversion of new stadium. £8m for the shop, offices, making the stadium feel like West Ham (seats, signs, etc) and £5m covered loss of season 2015/16. £11million went to the debt.”
The London Stadium brings in £12million every year. So if everything goes to plan then our ridiculous amount of debt will be paid off, which is all down to excellent business by the board. Everyone involved at West Ham is doing a brilliant job and I couldn’t be happier as a fan.
I know most of our fans are grateful for what they have done, I am only talking about the minority of our fans.
If you are one of those delusional fans who is constantly complaining about transfers or the move to the new stadium, please stop! They know a lot more about the business world than you do.
To David Sullivan and David Gold, thank you for helping our club. Thank you for taking our club to the next level. Thank you for everything. I cannot wait for this season and many successful ones to come.
I would also like to thank Dave and Jack Sullivan for keeping above the abuse and giving us vital information about our club.
Thanks again to David Sullivan and David Gold. Keep up the good work!
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