Wednesday, 30 May 2012

£80m for Leeds - Cheap at that price!

When you consider that Sullivan and Gold paid £50m for a share of West Ham, taking on huge debts in the process, Leeds United must surely be a snip at £80m. Look at what you would get for your money!

A tenancy on a stadium and on a training ground. No real estate or land as such but hell, who cares about actual assets, it's all about brand rights isn't it? And there are Yorkshire men out there to milk!

A great history. True the present aint so clever and the future looks a tad dodgy, but never mind all that. As Freud said, "Only a good for nothing is not interested in his past" or as Worden asked, "What should they know of the present who only the present know?" The trophy cabinet may be empty at the moment but the dust rings still show where the trophies once stood.

A squad of players whose combined worth could be anything up to £15m.

Looked at like that, £80m may seem toppy, but if the new owners were to sink somewhere between £50m and £80m in the squad, then promotion to the Prem would be as good as guaranteed and then there may be no stopping the Whites Machine, providing Warnock is no longer the manager because we all know about his record in the top division.

It makes you wonder why LUST are buggering around proposing Club 9 Sports, an outfit that has previously expressed interest in Tranmere Rovers and Sheffield Wednesday.  Don't they understand what the club is really worth? The big question is who, in his right mind, would pass on the opportunity to snap up such a bargain?

In fact you have to wonder why Sullivan and Gold committed to West Ham when they could have had Leeds! Unless, of course, they were attracted to the possibility of redeveloping the Boleyn!


59 comments:

Anonymous said...

complete and utter tool...jealousy eats away at you doesn't it. We may be in the championship but are still 1 of the biggest teams in the country and bigger than WH will ever be....sucks to be you

Hammersfan said...

Jealousy? How am I jealous? Is this not a fair assessment? Do you think £80m is a realistic price?

Anonymous said...

How many Championship sides have pumped £50-£80m into their playing staff

Anonymous said...

deluded and jealous

Anonymous said...

The Hammers have deservedly got promotion and yet this blog seems hellbent on obsessing with Leeds Utd - inferiority complex anyone?

Anonymous said...

80 mill is a very very steep price personally, would say between 40-60 at a big push with a clear understanding on the asking price for the ground and stadium. But hey this is bates who lets a 18 goal midfielder leave for 1.5mil so 30 mill cash he might just snap their hands off. MOT

Anonymous said...

Outplayed in play off final by Blackpool so what will Man city and co do to you??? It will be more than bubbles that you lot will be blowing!!!!

Anonymous said...

The mail stated £80m, that article was ridiculous and they've since deleted it.
The asking price is around £50m, and it's not club9sport, they've already distanced themselves.

Do your homework

Anonymous said...

Still the same cockney tosspot you were yesterday.

Anonymous said...

£80m? no way. Small squad and no assets like you say. £10m for the club and £70m for the badge and history.

Which you haven't got. lol

Anonymous said...

Is life so dull down at the bubble butt blowers stadium that you can't keep from talking about leeds ?

Anonymous said...

No it's not worth £80 million but the potential of the club is Big. Leeds make money unlike most clubs. What club can you buy these days that make money. The new buyers won't have any debt to pay off . Your not very bright are you son . You don't really know what you are talking about . It's football evrything is over priced . Keep blowing bubbles son we are Leeds

Hammersfan said...

To the Leeds fans who can't put two and two together, this thread isn't just about Leeds, it is questioning the motivation for the purchase of West Ham. Some of us stupid cockerknees don't trust Sullivan and Gold as far as we can throw them!

Anonymous said...

Why would u care or are u a closet Leeds fan

Anonymous said...

Leeds United - The Game's Gone Crazy

Just rebranded your site for you, you plank.

Hammersfan said...

1927, the club makes money because you have a small and poor squad who aren't paid much in wages - but you lot turn up week in week out, paying over your unemployment benefit and child benefit and disability benefit money to support them. Tell me, who isn't very bright exactly? Bates is shafting Leeds fans week in week out, and you just drop your pants and point your arses in his direction! Leeds United Supporters Trust? LUTIUTA more like. You can work out what the inititials stand for!

Carl linley said...

I wouldn't say we're worth that much but your forgetting where the third biggest city in england and only have one team in the city. We have the most potential out of all clubs full stop. Oh we also have alot of history ;)

Anonymous said...

I never comment on these threads but you really are a Colin.

freebieking said...

Your obsession with us is beginning to make you look like a stalker. Can you imagine any right minded Leeds fan waking up and thinking "Oh I must write a blog about West Ham today" We don't think about you. Get a job or better still get a bird and stop trying to boost your rankings at our expense and to all Leeds fans, just put this tossers blog on hide on news now.

Anonymous said...

Hammers fan you really are a tool, when was the last time you won a top trophy? I think your a little worried about all this takeover talk because you know that it might not be long before where back up there mixing it with the big boys, all you need to know is that when we come back up it wont be to make the numbers up just like your lot

Anonymous said...

1935/ Leeds fans know ken bates is Shafting us that's why we want him out we also know we pay Over the odds to watch our team we also know our players wages are crap That said & done you support your team through the good times & bad Your a tosser! Scrape together £40 & get a jump barrow boy keep blowing bubbles son

spyinthesky said...

Leeds bigger than West Ham, funny man, its amazing the delusion that 15 minutes of fame can do for the mind. Better than LSD it seems, but do carry on with that cool aid its great for hiding the truth of your very particular bleak reality.

Anonymous said...

Well I'm gona disagree with my fellow Leeds fans and I actually agree with you on this I'm still slightly baffled as to why u want to write about our great club everynight But at times it's quite amusing still think you need to get out more but I do believe if someone was to buy us we'd be back in the prem without breaking swet !

Ravel Morrison Gay Fan Club said...

LUTIUTA!?? Can I join this club!!

Anonymous said...

For a moment there i thought you said that our squad is worth £15 million......... Wow!

nollaig loingsigh said...

Good Luck 2 West Ham in the Premiership next season.... For me it's just all about Leeds Utd getting thing's in order ASAP, So that we can start building 4 the future. I think every Leeds fan knows that bates has been showing a lack of ambition since we got back up 2 the championship, So let's all hope this Investor is serious & that it won't drag out 2 long. Leeds Utd MoT

newentwhite said...

Snot bubbles is what you wet spam retards will b blowing soon .......wtf have you lot ever won ? ......Jog on and listen to your chas and dave you southern gimp .......you lot would have been f all without ya parachute payments .........to all leeds fans.......jut stop biteing and replying to this incest victims crap.

WrightyShanghai said...

Hammersfan only blogs about Leeds because his blogs don't get through on news now for West Ham meaning he doesn't get any views.

John B said...

What an excellent article. The right balance of irony, sarcasm and truth. We are where we are. Looking forward to playing the iron in the prem. Full grounds at the Olympic Stadium and Elland Road!!

Anonymous said...

Good post, I like the cynical take :D
I'm a Leeds fan after all. MOT and Up the Irons both. :)

Anonymous said...

lets be fair, this tool mentions Leeds in his blogs so he actually gets some hits! mention wet spam and its tumble weed time. thus proving a west ham blog is as pointless as the never been anything poor mans orient mugs themselves! now off to bed to play with your david gold claret and blue dildo with you - mug!!

Hammersfan said...

What are you talking about Wrongy, currently 5th and 7th most hit threads on West Ham News Now. Get your facts right! Not that you have a great track record for doing that! Tories are taking us into that double dip recession as I predicted.

Anonymous said...

Fair play mate funny in parts but truth is and we all know it..it will take a lot less than 80 mill to secure a truly fantastic club with fan's that are so passionate and loyal. Remember our day out at your manor last season..we took over as usual and last minute goal..one of many you conceded at Upton Park...was worth the train fare alone MOT

Anonymous said...

It is just so sad that a West Ham supporter has to spend so much time devoted to Leeds United? Believe me, there are NO West Ham postings on the Leeds United sites....

...what does that tell you mate?

We have our own team to support, obvioulsy you'd prefer to support ours too by the sounds of it?

Maybe you only mention Leeds United because we are the only people who read this crap, and we only do that because it appears on 'News Now' we certainly don't come looking for it.....

Hammersfan said...

No denying that Leeds fans are "in the style of" Revie's team, MOT, brilliant but bloody nasty!

Sms Timber Frame said...

Leeds United IS worth 80million, purely because of its fan base, both in the UK and Internationally. This brings both power and value to a club, you would know all about this if West Ham's fan base was nearly as great as ours.

Anonymous said...

Hahahaha. Briliant article. YEas, basically some chairmen are after the 'property' aspect and squeezing dollar out of our clubs.
Sorry that some Leeds fans can't see the humour in your pages and have to resort to such base reposts (I am a Leeds fan with a sense of humour!). I quite like your writing style. Up the Whites and the Irons both. Good luck next season. Keep em coming!

Anonymous said...

Rather than get on my tits i'm starting to weirdly enjoy Hammersfans daily blog about Leeds.

I'm not sure if the reason he writes so much about us is due to his hatred of Leeds or he's a closet Leeds fan who just needs to come out!

As they say...love and hate are so closely linked they are hard to tell apart at times!

Can't wait for the next instalment.

MOT Hammersfans....you're Leeds and you know you are!

Anonymous said...

Squad is worth £8mill with Snodgrass accounting for £3 million of that. Apparently no property assets although why Bartes would redevelop a ground owned by someone else makes no sense unless he does own the ground or the idea is to buy both it and the training ground. Lets say £25 mill needed to purchase both. £8 Mill needed to build a championship side capable of promotion - so we are edging up towards £50 million investment of which Bates might get £10 mill to walk away.

MerseyWhite said...

Hammersfan, I think you love us really you little scamp ;-) . Dunno why everyone is getting tetchy about the article to be honest. MOT

The academy of feck all.... said...

You are Leeds and you know you are, you are Leeds and you know you are.......

WrightyShanghai said...

that's funny, I'm trawling through newsnow, desperately trying to find one of your oh so well written blogs, and can't seem to find one. What a shame! But if I go on QPR or Leeds... hmm maybe that's why you blog so much about them... and as for the tories, they've inherited all the sh't from the last government, and it's the world economy that's the problem which you can blame the banks for...

Hammersfan said...

You're not trawling very well then! Try again! So the Tories can use the excuse of the world economy but Labout can't? Interesting. Funnily enough, we were coming out of recession under Labour, the Tories strangled the recovery at birth!

WrightyShanghai said...

nope, still nothing there. That's probably why you get no comments on your west ham related articles, if you don't include your three of four regular readers.

Hammersfan said...

You area thick twat Wrighty. Follow the News Now link on this page. Of course, I won't hold my breath waiting for you to admit you were wrong.

WrightyShanghai said...

explain to me then, if you are top of the news now boards as you proclaim, why don't you get any responses? A damning verdict on this blog I think. Shame you have to p'ss off fans of other clubs to get any attention!

WrightyShanghai said...

No response aye? Come on mate, I'm confused, if you are top of news now, why does nobody reply? It's not too late to start waving the white flag...

Hammersfan said...

Poor Wrighty, it does rankle that the site is doing so well doesn't it? Stats for today (15.40)

Pageviews today 8,987
Pageviews yesterday 7,284
Pageviews last month 285,257
Pageviews all time history 1,878,470

Hammersfan said...

Because it is a blog Wrighty, not a chat forum. And because, if they want to go on the web and call somebody a complete arse, you are the perfect target on the "On its knees" Org!

Pageviews today 9,115
Pageviews yesterday 7,284
Pageviews last month 285,385
Pageviews all time history 1,878,598

Hammersfan said...

Top Ten News Now Posts as at 1605, copied and pasted just for you Wrighty. Also in top ten on Birmingham, Leeds and Southampton boards

Rod? Zaha?
Forever West Ham (Weblog) 17:41 Sat, 02 Jun 2012
Elmohamady 'could complete' Hammers switch shortly
Guardian Series 16:22 Sat, 02 Jun 2012
Elmo in talks with West Ham
Vital Football - Sunderland 17:09 Sat, 02 Jun 2012
QPR to pay £5m for Birmingham's Foster rather than take Green on...
The Game's Gone Crazy (Weblog) 23:39 Sat, 02 Jun 2012
Baggies in for England's Green as Hammers contract nears its end
Daily Mail 22:59 Sat, 02 Jun 2012
West Ham's Freebie Eleven: Surviving in the Prem on a shoestring
The Game's Gone Crazy (Weblog) 21:59 Sat, 02 Jun 2012
Elmohamady Admits He's Close To West Ham Move
The Roker Report 16:13 Sat, 02 Jun 2012
He’s over here, Roy!
Forever West Ham (Weblog) 20:42 Sat, 02 Jun 2012
more...

Hammersfan said...

And current top 20 for you Wrighty

1.J Rod? Zaha? Forever West Ham (Weblog) 17:41 Sat, 02 Jun 2012
2.Elmohamady 'could complete' Hammers switch shortly Guardian Series 16:22 Sat, 02 Jun 2012
3.Elmo in talks with West Ham Vital Football - Sunderland 17:09 Sat, 02 Jun 2012
4.QPR to pay £5m for Birmingham's Foster rather than take Green on... The Game's Gone Crazy (Weblog) 23:39 Sat, 02 Jun 2012
5.Baggies in for England's Green as Hammers contract nears its end Daily Mail 22:59 Sat, 02 Jun 2012
6.West Ham's Freebie Eleven: Surviving in the Prem on a shoestring The Game's Gone Crazy (Weblog) 21:59 Sat, 02 Jun 2012
7.Elmohamady Admits He's Close To West Ham Move The Roker Report 16:13 Sat, 02 Jun 2012
8.He’s over here, Roy! Forever West Ham (Weblog) 20:42 Sat, 02 Jun 2012
9.Southampton 3 West Ham 3 The Game's Gone Crazy (Weblog) 19:38 Sat, 02 Jun 2012
10.What the back pages say: Manchester United quoted £72m for three players Daily Mail 08:47
11.Gold Brackets Green With Upson The Game's Gone Crazy (Weblog) 11:02
12.QPR and Tottenham lead the chase for West Ham’s star man Ladbrokes News 10:31
13.West Ham bid for Holt Sky Sports 12:53
14.Green to leave Hammers Sky Sports 11:22
15.Leeds Go Sniffing In The Bush The Game's Gone Crazy (Weblog) 22:39 Sat, 02 Jun 2012
16.Green to leave West Ham says Gold BBC 12:02
17.Sunderland race London clubs for Mohamed Diame Sunday Sun 10:21
18.Stoke City fail to agree terms with Carlton Cole We'll Play How We Want 14:58
19.Sunderland's Elmohamady Doesn't Fit 4-3-3 Sam! The Game's Gone Crazy (Weblog) 10:11
20.Exclusive - Downes welcomes Holt to West Ham link talkSPORT 14:59

Hammersfan said...

And another stat for you courtesy of blogspot Wrighty


Published comments 41500»
Pageviews today 9,431 »
Posts 3438

Hammersfan said...

And the breakdown of this week's visitors by location (top ranking nations shown only)

United Kingdom 81,058
United States 4,596
Ireland 3,154
Australia 2,290
Norway 1,187
Canada 657
Spain 525
Germany 484
Singapore 174
New Zealand 160

And currently

United Kingdom 639
United States 47
Ireland 31
Greece 11
Spain 9
Norway 8
Australia 6
United Arab Emirates 5
Canada 5
Cyprus 5

WrightyShanghai said...

But you haven't answered my question, why does nobody reply to them? A whole lot of effort and nobody cares!

Hammersfan said...

Oh Wrighty, I was wondering if it was really you, but your latest pathetic response proves it! Nobody else would be such an arse! I presume you missed the stat that showed that Forty One Thousand Five Hundred comments had been published. Quite a few others have been deleted! I visit many other blog sites and NEVER leave a comment, and most people are like me. Not everybody feels the need to drop his trousers and show his arse each time he thinks somebody might be looking!

Who cares? You care obviously, look at how the success of the site gets under your skin!

Why do people keep visiting? You would have to ask them.

Work? Doesn't involve any. Firstly because it is a hobby, secondly because each thread takes about ten to fifteen minutes to write only, and thirdly because I do it whilst watching TV, listening to radio, interacting with family etcetera.

Tell me, what's wrong with your life that you need to keep coming to a pointless blog that, according to you, NOBODY replies to? What does that say about you? Sad man!

Latest stats for today:

Pageviews today 10,159
Pageviews yesterday 7,284
Pageviews last month 286,429
Pageviews all time history 1,879,642

Hammersfan said...

And latest top 10 Board from News Now:

J Rod? Zaha?
Forever West Ham (Weblog) 17:41 Sat, 02 Jun 2012
QPR to pay £5m for Birmingham's Foster rather than take Green on...
The Game's Gone Crazy (Weblog) 23:39 Sat, 02 Jun 2012
Baggies in for England's Green as Hammers contract nears its end
Daily Mail 22:59 Sat, 02 Jun 2012
West Ham's Freebie Eleven: Surviving in the Prem on a shoestring
The Game's Gone Crazy (Weblog) 21:59 Sat, 02 Jun 2012
He’s over here, Roy!
Forever West Ham (Weblog) 20:42 Sat, 02 Jun 2012
Southampton 3 West Ham 3
The Game's Gone Crazy (Weblog) 19:38 Sat, 02 Jun 2012
Stoke City fail to agree terms with Carlton Cole
We'll Play How We Want 14:58
What the back pages say: Manchester United quoted £72m for three players
Daily Mail 08:47
more...

WrightyShanghai said...

P.S. Why are you so critical of the org? Just because everybody on there wanted you kicked out!

Hammersfan said...

Of course they did Wrighty. Did you see the last Org awards? How many were you awarded for? How many votes for Fanno under most entertaining and most controversial. I might return to instigate a "Biggest Arse" award to give you the chance to win for once!

Why am I so critical? Because 90% of the interesting posters defected.

Hammersfan said...

Crikey Wrighty, look at the Top 8 list on News Now now!

QPR to pay £5m for Birmingham's Foster rather than take Green on...
The Game's Gone Crazy (Weblog) 23:39 Sat, 02 Jun 2012
West Ham's Freebie Eleven: Surviving in the Prem on a shoestring
The Game's Gone Crazy (Weblog) 21:59 Sat, 02 Jun 2012
Baggies in for England's Green as Hammers contract nears its end
Daily Mail 22:59 Sat, 02 Jun 2012
Stoke City fail to agree terms with Carlton Cole
We'll Play How We Want 14:58
A Diamond in the Rough that Needs to Shine!
West Ham Till I Die 15:30
He’s over here, Roy!
Forever West Ham (Weblog) 20:42 Sat, 02 Jun 2012
Exclusive - Downes welcomes Holt to West Ham link
talkSPORT 14:59
What the back pages say: Manchester United quoted £72m for three players
Daily Mail 08:47