What is going on? Is Mike Ashley okay?
On Tuesday, we confirmed our fifth signing of the summer as Jamal Lewis arrived from Norwich in a deal worth £15m.
The reaction has been largely positive from the St James’ Park faithful on Twitter. However, one set of supporters who aren’t too pleased with this news are West Ham fans. A bunch of them have expressed their anger at seeing a realistic target in a problem position of theirs move elsewhere.
We, more than most, can understand their frustration aimed towards the boardroom.
However, their disappointment only adds to the notion that this is a fantastic coup for us.
It speaks volumes that Liverpool attempted to sign Lewis earlier in the window, only to turn their attentions elsewhere as Norwich held firm on their price tag. If the Premier League champions’ world-class scouting system felt our new left-back was good enough for Anfield, then that is certainly reason for the Toon Army to get excited.
Despite our business, we do still have Ashley in charge. While we should enjoy this moment, it’s hard not to sympathise with the Hammers fans below, who are seemingly feeling the same as we have in years gone by.
Let’s see what they’ve been saying about our latest recruit on Twitter…
West Ham fans furious as Newcastle secure Jamal Lewis’ signature…
West Ham United owners now confirmed the worst run club in England. Ashley not the best but at least his making improvements West Ham are still paying debts from haller from last summer. 👍👍
— #GSBOUT kurthammerdixon ⚒⚒ (@KDGAMING1996) September 8, 2020
— Chris Sharp (@TheRealCSharp) September 9, 2020
Make no mistake, Mike Ashley is one of the worst owners in football but even he has splashed out big money to get Wilson and Lewis then pay wages to get Fraser all in one week. GSB are saying we have to sell to buy. It’s an absolute disgrace. Scum of football. Get out. #GSBOUT
— Brad Palmer #GSBOUT (@Mr_BA6) September 8, 2020
Yep, I’ve given up really. It’s unbelievable how far we’ve fallen tbh. Seeing all these sides improve there sides while we regress.
— Rob Waldon WHUFC ⚒ (@RobWaldon) September 8, 2020
Feel myself getting angrier by the day
— Dan ⚒ (@danhammer78) September 8, 2020
— #GSBOUT Daniel Da Costa (@DrDanielDaCost1) September 8, 2020