WHO Poll
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
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
c. Buy some f***ing players or we're in a battle to stay up & that's as good as it gets
d. Moyes out
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

Steven P 10:33 Tue Mar 13
Tripp Smith
This is the guy we should be encouraging to step up. Anyone know what his intention was in buying out the Icelandics? There must be a long term strategy.

If he could get the rest of Blackstone involved then we would be serious contenders. Yes we would become a brand but is that any worse than what we have now?

"The Icelandic’s have finally sold their remaining ten percent shareholding of West Ham United to an American billionaire called Tripp Smith.

Albert ‘Tripp’ Smith joins the board of West Ham directors to oversee his new investment.

Smith is a Senior Managing Director of The Blackstone Group and a Founder of GSO Capital Partners which he sold to Blackstone in 2008 for about $1bn.

However, Claret and Hugh understand that Smith has bought the shares personally as a private investment and not on behalf of the Blackstone Group."

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Gentleman Jim 7:05 Tue Mar 13
Re: Tripp Smith
Might be better off wishing for Tabor Junior than Tabor senior...Junior owns Global Radio - probably young enough to do a decent job at West Ham, if he's a fan.

Trevor B 4:51 Tue Mar 13
Re: Tripp Smith
I'd love it if we were run as badly as Man Utd and lLverpool.

RBshorty 4:44 Tue Mar 13
Re: Tripp Smith
As much as i want the SPIVS gone. Yank ownership would be the death of the club. They wrote the book on how to be a parasite while running a sports club. You only need to look at Sunderland. Aston Vila. Arsenal. Even Manchester United and Liverpool could be run much better. A lot of things need sorting out with the club. But it will never get done if we had Yank owners.

Northern Sold 3:45 Tue Mar 13
Re: Tripp Smith
Bore off Eggy... you are without doubt the busiest cunt in the world on here... tell you what you go away for a week or 2 and find out tabor's TRUE worth... I'm telling you now it's nearer the 2bn i'm quoting than the 500-600m you are.... go on Mr Busy... dig dig dig dig.... see you in a week

Gavros 3:39 Tue Mar 13
Re: Tripp Smith
Hes not that rich in the greater sxheme of things but his firm have acted for the very biggest.

Eggbert Nobacon 3:36 Tue Mar 13
Re: Tripp Smith
what for proving you wrong twice in the space of few posts?

go tell one of your imaginary friends i'm sure they'll have something to say on the matter

Northern Sold 3:31 Tue Mar 13
Re: Tripp Smith
Oh Eggy give it a rest.... you are an embarrassment...

One McAvennieeeeee 3:21 Tue Mar 13
Re: Tripp Smith

Eggbert Nobacon 3:18 Tue Mar 13
Re: Tripp Smith
sorry that's in USD. Roughly 500m quid

Eggbert Nobacon 3:17 Tue Mar 13
Re: Tripp Smith
Forbes who I would suggest are a more reliable source for these things than a teacher from LIverpool value us at 634m


Eggbert Nobacon 3:16 Tue Mar 13
Re: Tripp Smith
so not enough to be making major differnce sadly

if he got some of his horse racing mates involved maybe but on his own he don#'t have neough

Trevor B 3:09 Tue Mar 13
Re: Tripp Smith
Tabor was listed with 625m in the times last year.

Eggbert Nobacon 3:07 Tue Mar 13
Re: Tripp Smith
He values Newcastle at a figure even Mike Ashley didn't have the balls to ask for lol

LeroysBoots 3:07 Tue Mar 13
Re: Tripp Smith
Tabor would be our Joe Lewis

BTW, Lewis is 81, owns Spurs and was born in Bow, WTF ?

Eggbert Nobacon 3:06 Tue Mar 13
Re: Tripp Smith

So basically Tabor could buy us about ten times over...

"Tabor regularly appears on the Sunday Times Rich List of the richest people in Britain. In 2012 his fortune was estimated to be £550 million;"

so no,

Hermit Road 3:01 Tue Mar 13
Re: Tripp Smith
With calculations like that you can see why he teaches finance rather than earning money out of like someone who really understand it would do. A valuation of less that is less than 4 times the annual profit is a bit fanciful.

Northern Sold 1:26 Tue Mar 13
Re: Tripp Smith

A football finance expert has rated West Ham United as LESS valuable than the likes of Norwich City, Aston Villa and West Brom - with the Hammers the fourth lowest of teams who competed in the 2015/16 Premier League.

It means only Swansea City, Watford and Sunderland come in at a lower overall price than the Hammers, whose total of £148m is remarkably less than double the £89.3m Manchester United shelled out on Paul Pogba last summer.

So basically Tabor could buy us about ten times over...

Steven P 1:26 Tue Mar 13
Re: Tripp Smith

Eggbert Nobacon 12:29 Tue Mar 13
Re: Tripp Smith
Northern Sold 11:50 Tue Mar 13

What the fuck you talking about? That's the biggest load of shit I have ever heard on here.

WorldCupWilly 1:24 Tue Mar 13
Re: Tripp Smith
Stubbo 10:51 Tue Mar 13

When that happens the clubs overall value will soar aling with any stake held in the club.


If the stadium is bought, then there will be some severe penalties for selling up in the next 20 years or so. Also the value of the club will not necessarily go up much - the cost of maintaining the stadium will start to increase quite a bit in a few years time - something the club doesn't need to concern itself with at the moment.

Northern Sold 1:23 Tue Mar 13
Re: Tripp Smith
Eggy... Oh all knowing messiah...You know Tabor well then?? Rough guestimate he's worth well over £2bn... and rising... his little gang of MATES (Derek Smith and John Magnier) are worth about the same... how much would you say our mighty club is worth??

In anycase that boat has sailed... he's knees deep in teh best thoroughbred breeding operation on teh 4 corners of the planet... no way would he come into football now...


Stubbo 1:13 Tue Mar 13
Re: Tripp Smith
Tabor + associates on the other hand...

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