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So much for levvelling the playing-field...

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West Ham manager Sam Allardyce on April 15, 2013:“So, in one fell swoop the financial restrictions [Financial Fair Play] mean Andy Carroll can’t sign

for us from Liverpool because it’s too expensive, even if he wanted to. Even if

I wanted him, even if the chairmen wanted him, even if we all wanted him – which

we do – it will not be allowed to happen.”June 19, 2013:Andy Carroll is looking forward to a bright future with West Ham after completing a permanent move to the east London club. The striker spent last season on loan at Upton Park from Liverpool and passed a medical on Tuesday before putting pen to paper on a six-year, £100,000-a-week deal which could be extended by a further two years.

 

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Not to mention West Hams claims during the Olympic Stadium bid fiasco/negotiations that they could only afford to put £20m into converting the stadium.

That deal was a disgrace. They will no doubt make more than £20m from developing Upton Park alone.

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100 grand a week! 100 carrots a week would be more appropriate for that donkey!

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[quote user="ABC A Basingstoke Canary"]Purple, how in your opinion was the playing field skewed? Could it be an infraction of the FFP rules?[/quote]

 

ABC, one would need to know much more about West Ham''s finances, now and for the next three seasons. There is for 2013-14 a limit on wages of £52m. Exceed that and you are theoretically restricted to an extra £4m per season thereafter. But the £52m limit only applies to TV money. Raise extra money through ticket sales or sponsorship and it seems you can break the wage cap with impunity. It is a fair guess that if West Ham are paying Carroll that kind of money (even if £100, 000 is an exaggeration) then its wage bill will be above. £52m. Ours was around £37m in 2012-13 and we were certainly not paying Grant Holt that kind of money then.

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[quote user="Jim Smith"]Not to mention West Hams claims during the Olympic Stadium bid fiasco/negotiations that they could only afford to put £20m into converting the stadium.

That deal was a disgrace. They will no doubt make more than £20m from developing Upton Park alone.[/quote]

@Jim - even though its the armpit of the east end, the "wealth" if spreading out to the far east pretty rapidly. £20m for redeveloping Upton Park? I reckon you''d be closer if you put another "0" on the end of that figure.

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Don''t disagree Spencer although think £200m profit probably a touch ambitious.

Fact is that as much as it might be claimed that finding a tenant for the stadium was great for the taxpayer they let West Ham get away with a ridiculously good deal, especially when you add in the "loan" from Newham. For a premier league football club to be subsidised so heavily by the taxpayer and then be spending this sort of money on a (s**t) player tells you everything about how all sense goes out the window when it comes to football!

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Just means they are more spent up now. They did just get shot of Carlton Cole.

I actually prefer Holt to Carroll, i''m not convinced by him, not for £100k a week anyway.

West Ham will struggle next year.

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A good player, but never worth that sort of money. More than happy with RVW for the transfer fee and wages, I bet he scores more too. I think west ham could struggle next season...

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