Gold and Sullivan ???

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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby woodford on Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:53 am

Samba wrote:
And, are we far more attractive to foreign investors because we're at the OS rather than UP?
Roman Abram wasn't put off from buying 'little' Chelsea; ave attendances 42k.



I would wonder if chelsea had 42,000 there prior to the takeover
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby Hayden on Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:01 am

brothernero wrote:Sorry about that Mr Pink P. :hush:

I had you down as more of a Rocker you see. :wink:


BROTHER NERO. I knew you’d come!
As for the brothers of dildo.... DELETE DELETE DELETE

(Probably been done before :lol: )
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby brownout on Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:33 am

Gold & Sullivan may claim to have saved the club, but given that they took us to an athletics stadium without consulting the fans, lied about the stadium and failed to invest to take us to 'the next level', I think that in hindsight almost any other scenario than Gold & Sullivan would have been better for West Ham.
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby wildkard on Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:58 am

It’s like someone jumping in the river Lea to rescue your dog, then coming round your house a few days later to beat it to death.
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby somerset-hammer on Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:02 am

It's like being resuscitated after a really bad accident, but being left paralyzed from the neck down as a result of your injuries.
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby Knighter10WHU on Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:12 am

woodford wrote:
I would wonder if chelsea had 42,000 there prior to the takeover


http://european-football-statistics.co. ... b/chls.htm

39,000 the year before the russian tookover.
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby psychoscoredthelot on Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:16 am

wildkard wrote:It’s like someone jumping in the river Lea to rescue your dog, then coming round your house a few days later to beat it to death.

:lol: :thup:
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby woodford on Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:32 am

Knighter10WHU wrote:
http://european-football-statistics.co. ... b/chls.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

39,000 the year before the russian tookover.



yeah the year before, check out the attendance for the 1990s though, amazing what a difference buying a few big names made.
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby KUMB Insider on Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:37 am


BROTHER NERO. I knew you’d come!
As for the brothers of dildo.... DELETE DELETE DELETE

(Probably been done before :lol: )



what?

hehe
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby Knighter10WHU on Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:06 am

woodford wrote:

yeah the year before, check out the attendance for the 1990s though, amazing what a difference buying a few big names made.


Ah I see, I was trying to work out what happened between 97 and 99 that made them gain almost 8,000. It looks like fa cup, league cup and uefa cup winners cup wins as well as buying big name players. Whoever thought winning cups would help a club grow in attendances and help them sign better players... Headbanger
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby woodford on Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:17 am

wow dont get angry mate, just pointing out thats all

I thought they'd won those things as a result of spending money and signing good players, fair play
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby Caltagir on Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:43 pm

Getting ridiculous now.
We all know that the money coming in doesn't, in any way shape or form, represent the money going out.
Yet those who would defend the club's owners seem to treat it as a 'You can't say anything until the accounts are published!' scenario. (I'm thinking C&H here as I've been told my views are not welcome over there for commenting on our dear owners and on the confrontation in the car park and how they deserve some abuse for what they have done).
With the best will in the world, our costs have dropped massively. Our income has risen by a serious amount and our wage bill has not necessarily covered the difference. Though confirmation of Zabaletta, Hart etc will make this clearer.
I've been criticised for using terms like 'ripped off' and 'sold out' and 'promises made haven't been delivered upon'. I cannot formally prove the initial claim, though a negative net spend and a threadbare squad after statements that 'money is available' seem to back me there. Sold out? Well, again, we haven't exactly gone all guns blazing for this either. Promises made? No, they did not use the word 'promise' but they assured us the move would be bringing about 'world class players, in a world class stadium'. The stadium is largely in the hands of the LLDC but the lack of wifi, the meccano structure of the seating in the lower tier, the 'buy our stuff or bugger off' - including the somewhat dodgy pricing relationship between bottled and draught drinks - mean your at the mercy of the stadium prices in a similar way to being in Disneyland!
Then there's the promises about transport links. WTF? yes, TfL have hardly helped but where are any protests from the club when we're virtually severed from our heartland by rail closures?
In addition, the constant double talk about transfer money and targets being sourced for the future and then we spend bugger all and get in a 36 year old.
The double speak about loans/debts versus income and spend seems to be very much used to be at their advantage too.
Just fed up with seeing a club that did control its own destiny, owning its home and being content with the odd cup run seeming to have flipped to a resource free name, generically named,parasitically drawing blood from fans entity returning bugger all except double speak and good intentions which are invariably not delivered upon.
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby Johnny Byrne's Boots on Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:54 pm

David Gold retweeted this today

David Gold Retweeted

churchill @MF0077
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Replying to @MF0077 @realwesthamfans
which part am i wrong....no one was going to buy west ham thank god the davids did or we would be playing div 3 football in east london where no class players would come and play......we have to keep moving forward to try and keep up with the big clubs and that means new ground
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby Caltagir on Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:03 pm

Still in a relegation scrap, no matter our position belying this, given the number of clubs in the situation with us.
Still have an injury ravaged, aging squad which doesn't seem capable of beating relegation rivals - Brighton, Newcastle who have done the double on us, to name but two.
Still unable to compete with our rivals - similar level, not top six - on transfers, facilities for training etc.

How has moving helped?
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby Up the Junction on Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:13 pm

For the benefit of those who said it was impossible...

Richard Conway, BBC @richard_conway
West Bromwich Albion sack chairman John Williams and chief executive Martin Goodman.
Statement: "These changes follow Albion's poor results this season which currently sees the Club at the bottom of the Premier League."
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby War Pony on Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:21 pm

How can they sack the chairman if he owns the club?
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby southendmadhammer on Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:27 pm

Up the Junction wrote:For the benefit of those who said it was impossible...


UTJ those two are mere employees of the club and do not own or control the decisions of the club. Guochuan Lai is the latter.

Sadly, the distinction does not exist with the dildo brothers.
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby ashbanki on Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:30 pm

The upcoming accounts are not going to tell you anything about last summer's trading, other than a bit of powder puffism from her ladyship, in her review.
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby Puff Daddy on Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:31 pm

War Pony wrote:How can they sack the chairman if he owns the club?


At a meeting of the shareholders, a company chairman can be dismissed by a voting measure of no confidence. I think that is the way it works
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby Albie Beck on Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:37 pm

War Pony wrote:How can they sack the chairman if he owns the club?

I don't think he does. He's an appointee. Or rather, ex- :D
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