Poll Reveals Declan Is Not For Sale At Any Price

In our recent poll as to whether the club should sell Declan Rice for £80 Million, an overwhelming 70 plus % of over 1,000 who voted elected to select No at any price. Perhaps a few years ago it would have been pointless to run such a poll because the player would already be on their way out of the door!

The club's determination to hold on to their best assets is beginning to change the way 'outsiders' view the club, ever since Terry Brown authorised the sale of Rio Ferdinand to Leeds United for what was a world record £18 Million for a defender, West Ham has been seen as a selling club. The unfortunate sales of Joe Cole, Frank Lampard, Michael Carrick and Glen Johnson following relegation merely compounded the situation.

Currently very few players want to leave the club, in fact there are many pleading to be given the opportunity to shine for Manuel Pellegrini and the 'grim reaper' of recruitment Mario Husillos. A dim viewing by the 'Huse' means farewell to the club, sooner or later which has had a 'galvanising' effect on the players, some even say it has helped them gain that 'extra yard' that top teams breed in to their players.

Fans shouldn't be that surprised by the turn around in West Ham United's recruitment and the club's desire to hold on to their best players, after all it is exactly why Pelegrini and Husillos were brought to the club, from the off Pellegrini's mantra has always been "West Ham United is a big club". Not selling Rice merely confirms the plan that has been put in place, that is not to say the club won't sell players, but it will be on terms dictated by the Irons, every player has his price however it appears that West Ham have finally been invited to the 'top table', an invitation only granted to those clubs who have resolve in the transfer market and don't just instantly capitulate when good offers come in.

Next season will be the second part of Pellegrini's three year plan which hopefully will set the club up for a European place, the season after that he wants the Champions league, an achievement that was tantalisingly close under Slaven Billic's first season. In Pelle fans must trust, he is a proper manager and doesn't feel uncomfortable mixing it with the big boys, so long as he is given the financial backing there is no reason why West Ham United shouldn't be right up there competing for major honours, Arsenal are a busted flush as are Manchester United, Hammers could profit while both of these Premier League dinosaurs go through the rebuilding process they desperately need.

Onward and upwards - Ed

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Dicks is the man's picture

who is this guy called Poll and why does he have such a big say in this?

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andycarrollstyle's picture

Good question lets have a vote on it

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mcbikeman's picture

was meant to stop polls

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North Bank Hammer's picture

He was, Graham. Did he do bad by us? If so bo110x to him.

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Whereabouts did you stand in the north bank?

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mcbikeman's picture

the north bank bar...seems the type lol.....i rmbr one night game against chelsea(speedie/dixon/nevin&co)we scored i was in the middle behind the goal and when it finished i somehow finished over by the bar!

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Oh well never mind,just was gonna say once when David cross was having a bad day he nearly decapitated me with a wayward shot!!

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Dicks is the man's picture

you mean when David Cross was having a good day?

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Dicksy

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mcbikeman's picture

https://youtu.be/hdgNhNGk0

boolox link no longer works grrr

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The bloody bar at the end by the east stand,my memory isn't what it used to be,now wheres that bloody trowel!!

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Oh well never mind,just was gonna say once when David cross was having a bad day he nearly decapitated me with a wayward shot!!
Bloody new phone....

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North Bank Hammer's picture

I used to stand about halfway up and in line with the left goalpost looking towards the South Bank if I was on my own. If I was there with friends or meeting somebody it would be a different view. How about you?

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You know what it was like back in those days,used to get in there about an hr before kick off behind the goal & the place was rocking,wherever you stood 5 mins later you were 50 yards away!!

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I remember the bar in the corner,on the east stand side,and beer being thrown in the air when we scored,the other side was like a cage,that youngsters would get in,others would climb and get on the gurders in the roof,great days

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Getting older the grey matter isn't what it was

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Cos come on if someone seriously offered 80 mill you telling me sully wouldn't bite their arm off!!

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Of course he would mate i agree,he would be all over come,even come over i imagine.....after the sparrows had flown out of his arse LOL.

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Dartford Bhoy's picture

every player has a price and £80M for a young midfielder who on occasions looks like a centre back playing in midfield (against Holland) is good business.

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I would love Declan to go on to be westhams skipper for years,but 80 mill for such a young player is to good to turn down imo

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He would almost bite something else off!!;)

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