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Q: 2023/24 Hopes & aspirations for this season
a. As Champions of Europe there's no reason we shouldn't be pushing for a top 7 spot & a run in the Cups
24%
  
b. Last season was a trophy winning one and there's only one way to go after that, I expect a dull mid table bore fest of a season
17%
  
c. Buy some f***ing players or we're in a battle to stay up & that's as good as it gets
19%
  
d. Moyes out
37%
  
e. New season you say, woohoo time to get the new kit and wear it it to the pub for all the big games, the wags down there call me Mr West Ham
3%
  



Alan 1:08 Sun May 21
West Ham to be bought by Qatari prince???
This story was sourced from El Pais in Spain.
Would you be be happy IF it happened?


The People's person

Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad al Thani considering buying West Ham United instead of Manchester United

The Qatari prince has become frustrated at the Glazer family's "tacky" behaviour in takeover talks

Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad al Thani will turn his attentions to buying West Ham United if the Glazers do not accept his bid for Manchester United, according to a stunning new report from Spain.

The Qatari banker is one of the two men leading the race to buy United from the Glazer family, who acquired the club 18 years ago. The other is Sir Jim Ratcliffe, a British businessman.

The American tycoons announced their intention to sell several months ago and have since been playing one side off against the other in an effort to drive the price up.

And according to El Pais, a highly respected Spanish outlet, Sheikh Jassim is becoming disturbed by the Glazers tactics and could turn his attention to another Premier League club rather than be held to ransom over the Old Trafford club.

“Sheikh Jassim’s envoys report increasingly unpleasant reports of tacky behavior on the Americans’ part,” El Pais reports.

The outlet then quotes an “expert who works for PSG”, who says “The Qataris are very proud,” and that “If they suspect that their offer will be rejected, they will not risk feeling humiliated.”

El Pais then adds that the QIB (Qatar Islamic Bank, owned by the Sheikh) are “beginning to assess other entry options in the Premier League.”

“Their first alternative is to buy West Ham, which together with Tottenham, is the club with the most fans in London,” by which they mean the biggest capacity stadium.

“West Ham guarantees a full house every weekend,” the report adds.

It is an interesting turn of events in the United takeover saga. It could be interpreted as a veiled threat from Qatar. They will not be held to ransom, they will not pay an extortionate amount and they do have other options.

For United fans, it would be a double whammy if Sheikh Jassim turned his attentions elsewhere. It would leave the Glazers in full or partial control of United, which fans have campaigned against for years.

It would also potentially see West Ham as the next club to be bankrolled à la Newcastle United and potentially soon competing with United at the top table.

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El Scorchio 9:14 Mon May 22
Re: West Ham to be bought by Qatari prince???
We do represent pretty good value, you would think.

I guess two potential blockers could be- stadium situation (although someone with mega money would likely not worry about that- however I'm sure there'd be a whole fuss kicked up in the media about potentially selling it to a dirty johnny foreigner) and Sullivan's greed clause which has only recently expired.

Maybe this summer is the time....

Barty 9:01 Mon May 22
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Spot on BRANDED

BRANDED 8:58 Mon May 22
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The thing about buying us is there is almost certainly quite a bit of growth to get out of us. We arent anywhere near as big a brand as the top teams but everybody knows about us and we have a huge reputation. Run well we are in the mix.

mallard 8:57 Mon May 22
Re: West Ham to be bought by Qatari prince???
I think it’s diluted enough to not really cause issues

roltrader 8:53 Mon May 22
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We will still serve beer in the ground ??

Far Cough 8:33 Mon May 22
Re: West Ham to be bought by Qatari prince???
Admiral Ackbar: "It's a trap"

BillC79 8:24 Mon May 22
Re: West Ham to be bought by Qatari prince???
We should put a bid in for Rice. He’d be class for us

ludo21 5:19 Mon May 22
Re: West Ham to be bought by Qatari prince???
Who knows if this will happen or not but I'm surprised that West Ham haven't been the subject of a 'big money buyout'... you would have thought that we would be an attractive proposition being Massive and all that...

Side of Ham 4:31 Mon May 22
Re: West Ham to be bought by Qatari prince???
Thanks Alan Akbar

Far Cough 4:30 Mon May 22
Re: West Ham to be bought by Qatari prince???
They might be gays throwing off the roof, bone sawing, camel herders but they'll be our gays throwing off the roof, bone sawing, camel herders.

Eerie Descent 4:19 Mon May 22
Re: West Ham to be bought by Qatari prince???
The way the world has been virtuously eating itself over the last few years, I have to be honest, I now couldn't give a fuck who owns us, as long as they make the club successful.

Fuck it.

Swiss. 3:55 Mon May 22
Re: West Ham to be bought by Qatari prince???
*Alan

Swiss. 3:54 Mon May 22
Re: West Ham to be bought by Qatari prince???
Alan Akbar

God is great

BRANDED 3:46 Mon May 22
Re: West Ham to be bought by Qatari prince???
The only concern with this would be ticket pricing.

GoalLazio 3:27 Mon May 22
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Ive already got a tea towel on my head. Great bloke.

Willtell 3:24 Mon May 22
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The prospect of rich Qatari's owning WHU is more worrying for me than a couple of porn barrow boys frankly. I'd hate to be a plastic club...

Willtell 3:23 Mon May 22
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Nurse Ratched 11:36 Sun May 21
Re: West Ham to be bought by Qatari prince???
Remember Eggy? I wonder if he's still bankrupt.
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I think you'll find that Eggbert Magnuson was himself wronged by Bjorngulfer Gudmundsson. He was the man that owned most of West Ham and used Eggy as a front.

I understand that the bankrupt Mr Gudmundsson managed to find enough money to buy Eggy's 5% shares back off him before going bust so Eggy should have been OK.. ..

pdbis 1:07 Mon May 22
Re: West Ham to be bought by Qatari prince???
If it happens will Sheikh, Rattle and Roll replace Bubbles?

JayeMPee 12:19 Mon May 22
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Tacky behaviour by the Glaziers, he has seen nothing when compared to sullivan! Tactics in a bid to get Manu sorted.

Mike Oxsaw 12:03 Mon May 22
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"Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad al Thani's claret & Blue army" scans (just), but, if the chant starts at kick-off, by the time the fans get to the end, Moyes will have made at least 2 substitutions.

Dick Shaftsbury 10:38 Mon May 22
Re: West Ham to be bought by Qatari prince???
nychammer 7:14 Sun May 21
"Because if he thinks the Glazers are 'tacky' to deal with.."

Has he met the used Dildo salesman who owns us?


LOL

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