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“we bought your ground for you”
“we bought your ground for you!”

Some London-based journos have been writing about the plight of poor little West Ham, languishing at the wrong end of the Premier League and apparently about to sack their latest “messiah” Slaven Bilic.

The answer of the West Ham heirarchy, who appear to be slightly out of touch with reality, is apparently to seek to replace Bilic with United manager Rafa Benitez.

Have to admit this story coming out of London has to be a strong contender for joke of the year!

My immediate advice to our cuddly cockney chums would be “keep on blowing the bubbles, cos it aint gonna happen folks!”

Rafa is having a great time sorting out United, loves the club, the area, and has a special empathy with the fans – I know that special relationship with the fans is often claimed at clubs, but here in the Toon it is totally genuine.

I would doubt very much Rafa the Gaffa would want to swap all of that for uncertainty at a nomad club down south who don’t even own their own ground, but are currently renting the Taxpayers Arena in London, which of course we, as taxpayers, bought…..

Rafa clearly sees United as a long-term project and I just can’t see any logical reason why he would jump ship at this stage.

United are storming our one season long Geordie culture tour of the Championship, and on the current form of both teams it seems likely that when we achieve promotion we will see West Ham coming the other way!

Maybe if the move was potentially to a so-called “bigger club” (whatever that means) he might give it some thought.

But that is clearly not on offer here.

Jog On Hammers!

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  • Jack

    We’re not about to sack our manager, so before you slate West Ham and our fan base it’s the usual drivel from some journalists. Obviously due to our league position there is talk of sacking Bilic, so they’re going to link every manager with us. Rafa will always be linked for one reason, he accepted an offer to become our manager but hours later got an offer from Real Madrid so where was he going to go? And I’m sure managers are going to reject us because we don’t own our stadium? I’m sure that entered Pep’s mind when going to Manchester City… “Forget about the pay cheque they don’t own their stadium I’m not going there” We’ve been poor but I don’t think we’re going to go down like you suggest, looking at your own squad though which is a very good championship side I wouldn’t say it’s much better than anything in the prem, when you consider your top scorer couldn’t get a start for Palace. Good luck though, see you next year xxxx

  • Frank

    Always had a lot of time for NUFC, although this BS goes to show every fan base has a section of total c**ts within it. For the record West Ham didn’t choose to rent the stadium they won the bid to own it outright. The problem was due to Spurs and Orients continued threat of legal action the process was re-started with renting the only option for the bidding process winner. Incidently your taxpayers money and everyone else’s including my own went on building a stadium for the olympics in 2012 in the same way taxpayers money was spent on Man City’s stadium for the Commonwealth games. As for Bilic he’s not going anywhere and for the vast majority of Newcastle fans who don’t write BS articles like this I hope Benitez takes you back to the Premier League where a traditional club of your stature and level of support belongs.

  • Brian

    Totally agree with you WHU fans , that article is a total load of bull and he gets paid to write it
    See you next season hopefully

  • Nigel

    Yes we will see you next year with Rafa still in charge and building our team bring it on

  • John Joseph

    John Joseph – you are fucking ugly enough to know better you bellend. Have you heard any stories coming from West Ham? NO! do one you fucking freak.

    As for you paying for our stadium – thanks very much. Its going to cost the taxpayer an absolute fortune to honour the 99 year contract. Work hard, pay more tax and just enjoy being a honorary Hammer

  • John Joseph

    Oh yes – Lose some wait you fat freak

  • M.Keane

    Rafa might not want to come to West Ham,no need to be so Bolshoi pal calm down.We have just as much passion at West Ham as you,and Benitez was one of many names the media made up.
    I always thought Newcastle and their fans were alright,never had a problem, just proper banter.the Prem. is where you belong.
    Don’t start doing a Spurs,Wigan,Sheff.utd on us.Your better than that aren’t you? COYI

  • MickG

    Touchy lot aren’t they?
    Not sure about the ref to the Bolshoi ballet though…….. :-D