WHO Poll
Q: 2019/20 With seven games to go will West Ham stay up
a. Our demise was sealed when the idiots on the Board appointed Moyes, we're down
25%
  
b. Despite the efforts of Moyes and the players, we will stay up by the smallest of margins
50%
  
c. I'm beyond caring & couldn't give two hoots either way
25%
  



Barty 1:40 Fri Jan 31
Sky are understood to have received a legal letter from West Ham demanding an apology..
Unbelievable!

https://twitter.com/whufc_news/status/1223014961171062784

West Ham are embroiled in a dispute with Sky Sports after co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold objected to critical comments about the club on the Sunday Supplement programme last weekend.

[Source:
@MailSport
]

West Ham News
@whufc_news
·
58m
Replying to
@whufc_news
The club have complained about condemnation of Sullivan and Gold's financial stewardship over their 10 years in charge of West Ham, particularly a remark from one guest that referred to alleged 'hands in the till' and references to relegation battles.


West Ham News
@whufc_news
·
58m
Sky are understood to have received a legal letter from West Ham demanding an apology after the running of the club was denounced by several of the programme's media guests.





TRUTH HURTS DOESN´T IT DAVES?

Replies - Newest Posts First (Show In Chronological Order)

RdUeSpSrEeLsLsed 3:23 Mon Feb 10
Re: Sky are understood to have received a legal letter from West Ham demanding an apology..
This is true, at the meet and greet events he was criticising the board. Surprised he’s said what he said.

rochesterjohn 3:18 Mon Feb 10
Re: Sky are understood to have received a legal letter from West Ham demanding an apology..
Very disappointed in Tony Gales little bit, i know him and for a fact these are not his thoughts...
He’s obviously picked up a hospitality job at the club or something similar.

Sven Roeder 12:19 Sun Feb 9
Re: Sky are understood to have received a legal letter from West Ham demanding an apology..
There are no distributable reserves because the club has paid £18,7m in interest over the years to a Mr Gold and a Mr Sullivan.
Plus an unspecified amount of 'administration' costs & fees of one sort or another to Mrs Brady who has full time jobs elsewhere (House of Lords, speaking engagements, The Apprentice etc)

Westside 12:12 Sun Feb 9
Re: Sky are understood to have received a legal letter from West Ham demanding an apology..
In fact, Sullivan and Gold don’t even take a dividend.

Because they can't legally.

To be able to take a dividend, you need to make a profit (we don't currently) or have distributable reserves (in essence "built up" profits). We don't have any of those.

rochesterjohn 12:48 Sun Feb 9
Re: Sky are understood to have received a legal letter from West Ham demanding an apology..
That is brutal from Oliver Holt, you can safely say the gloves are off now! Only one winner in this and it ain’t GSB.

Barty 12:36 Sun Feb 9
Re: Sky are understood to have received a legal letter from West Ham demanding an apology..
THEY HAVE GOT THEIR APOLOGY FROM ONE OF THEM LOL

Barty 12:35 Sun Feb 9
Re: Sky are understood to have received a legal letter from West Ham demanding an apology..
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-7982137/OLIVER-HOLT-apology-Mr-Sullivan-Mr-Gold-directionless-West-Ham.html

ATBOG 9:19 Fri Jan 31
Re: Sky are understood to have received a legal letter from West Ham demanding an apology..
The journo said something along the lines of (from my recollection) "there's a feeling that people have had their hands in the till there, that players go there for a pay packet and managers go there to get another couple of years on their CV". More a bad choice of phrase rather than an outright accusation of theft/fraud.

camel-with-3-humps 8:54 Fri Jan 31
Re: Sky are understood to have received a legal letter from West Ham demanding an apology..
Brendal

They borrowed money, using the the facilities as security.

But that’s not asset stripping. Asset stripping is selling assets to enrich shareholders. In fact, Sullivan and Gold don’t even take a dividend.

It is worrying though because it is an another example of how they can’t compete with richer owners in this league. That is the heart of the issue.

Wolves, Villa, and now Newcastle totally surpass Sullivan and Gold in the way they can benefit their clubs.

Richer owners put in equity or offer interest free loans, Sullivan and Gold increase the leverage by borrowing more. Plus, they make bad decisions.

There is nothing untoward about them. They are just bad decision makers who can’t compete.

brundal 4:53 Fri Jan 31
Re: Sky are understood to have received a legal letter from West Ham demanding an apology..
Camel,
Another way of stripping the club is by remortgage property just like they have done with the training grounds.

brundal 4:50 Fri Jan 31
Re: Sky are understood to have received a legal letter from West Ham demanding an apology..
Danny Lyon

I recommend you read the book Legacy by Michael Gillard before you make any more comments about fans being paid off .

Mike Oxsaw 3:58 Fri Jan 31
Re: Sky are understood to have received a legal letter from West Ham demanding an apology..
Does the piece say that the board have their hand in the till? Could be a third party with access the account.

Barty 3:33 Fri Jan 31
Re: Sky are understood to have received a legal letter from West Ham demanding an apology..
"Legally, he has a case"

Why ? He only has lies and the Supplement only told the truth

camel-with-3-humps 3:32 Fri Jan 31
Re: Sky are understood to have received a legal letter from West Ham demanding an apology..
Is Sullivan being thin-skinned?

Legally, he has a case. But the optics are not good. Probably better to let it slide as attention is being drawn to the whole thing.

Then again, maybe this isn’t the first time Sky has pissed them off and now he wants to scare them.

Jasnik 3:18 Fri Jan 31
Re: Sky are understood to have received a legal letter from West Ham demanding an apology..
Camel can you say cookie Jar?

camel-with-3-humps 3:18 Fri Jan 31
Re: Sky are understood to have received a legal letter from West Ham demanding an apology..
Agreed.

Sullivan and Gold would definitely not want to fight a case thorough the courts.

But Sky’s counsel will also probably advise them just to accept the apology and be done with it..... unless there are major damages, which I can’t see.

Lily Hammer 3:17 Fri Jan 31
Re: Sky are understood to have received a legal letter from West Ham demanding an apology..
The journalist said something like “akin” to having hands in the till, which is probably his way out. I hope he was referring to Boleyn Phoenix and it all comes out.

Fo the Communist 3:08 Fri Jan 31
Re: Sky are understood to have received a legal letter from West Ham demanding an apology..
Camel is dead right in what he says.

The saving grace for Sky is that Sullivan will not want to pursue a case unless he wants all the facts about his ownership brought out in the open via a public defamation case. I doubt he will and nor will he, I suspect, want to spend shedloads on legal fees when the outcomes of such defamation cases are unpredictable.
Furthermore he will stand to get little damages as his reputation is not great.

He will be hoping Sky just buckles at the prospect of being sued so he can claim some sort of victory. If Sky stands its ground he will almost certainly back down.
That's what short-arse gobshites tend to do.

camel-with-3-humps 3:02 Fri Jan 31
Re: Sky are understood to have received a legal letter from West Ham demanding an apology..
Romford

Exactly. The real issue is that the stadium has not generated the money to compete, and it is a shit experience as well.

rumford 2:57 Fri Jan 31
Re: Sky are understood to have received a legal letter from West Ham demanding an apology..
camel -with-3humps 2:42 Fri Jan 31

I agree and your last paragraph sums up what Kieran Maguire said on BBC Sport yesterday. He also stated that there is little scope for improving the revenue/ income with the current stadium deal.

camel-with-3-humps 2:55 Fri Jan 31
Re: Sky are understood to have received a legal letter from West Ham demanding an apology..
Jim, you say it can’t be theft if you own it.

That is not the case. If you own a company but raid the employees pensions, that is theft.

Or steal money illegally, that is theft from the minority shareholders, staff with shares.

Page 1 - Next




Copyright 2006 WHO.NET | Powered by: