Betting Spy: We had Payet

Grant Prior 6 years ago

Loyalty left the building a long time before Elvis in modern football.

Not been spotted tracking back much this season
Not been spotted tracking back much this season

Dimitri Payet is next out of the stadium as his exit from West Ham now looks imminent after effectively going on strike.

From where I sat in the stands his industrial action began at the start of the season in terms of tracking back.

And either the kit is getting smaller or Dimi has put on a few pounds since the Euros.

But for all that he was a great player for us and I was outraged at the news of an employee refusing to work for £125,000 a week.

But to be honest my anger subsided pretty quickly looking at the bigger picture of Premier League football.

West Ham will just try and tap up a replacement at another club sparking the same old chain of fury.

To be honest who really cares these days?

Players come in, kiss the badge/wave the scarf then shoot off whenever a bigger pay cheque is offered up.

It’s the usual waffle about ambition/trophies blah blah blah when we all know it’s about wages as the sudden rush of players to China highlights.

The only constant are us fans. Who weirdly seem to have infinite patience for this sort of nonsense.

Players come and go and Payet to me is now an ex-Hammer.

He did well for us, I don’t wish him any harm but now he’s nothing to the Irons faithful.

Just another footballing mercenary to slag off until we are singing the name of the next one through the door.

All I really want is his transfer money to be spent on a right back.

It’s a horror story week-after-week watching opponents flay us down the flanks.

And it won’t take a genius to guess where Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce will target against his old club this weekend.

I’ll be sitting among the supporters on Saturday with their “Payet” shirts crossed out with marker pen.

But I’ll look elsewhere for a bet even though my head is screaming to back Palace at 5/2.

It’s been a tough time for Betting Spy followers recently so let’s look at a New Year double to pull us out of the mire.

Burnley are very strong at home and look a good thing to beat Southampton while Watford are wobbling like crazy and could be vulnerable against a solid looking Middlesbrough.

The Burnley/Boro double pays a juicy 10/1 which should buy a nice bottle of claret to drown my Dimitri sorrows.

Betting Spy has joined forces with Paddy Power to offer all readers a free bet when they open an account. Just click on the link below to visit construction’s favourite bookmaker to find out all the latest prices and follow the easy steps to setting-up an online, telephone or mobile account

Running total of all bets to a £10 stake for 2016/17 season: £-100.00

Latest news

ISG pauses work on £300m gigaplant

Construction work rescheduled to reduce costs at giant car battery plant
18 hours ago

Tory leadership battle delays bidding for HS2 phase 2a

Prequalification for £5.2bn-£7.2bn route to Crewe put back to September
18 hours ago

Greswolde Construction goes under

Solihull contractor ceases trading with 24 jobs lost
3 days ago

Hanson on track for UK’s first net zero cement works

20 carbon capture projects shortlisted for £1bn funding
17 hours ago

Plan in for Nottingham 967-room student scheme

Vita submits plan for second major purpose built student sh
18 hours ago

Galliford Try gets go-ahead for next A47 dualling job

Early 2023 start for £200m section of A47 between North Tuddenham and Easton in Norfolk
18 hours ago

Designs revealed for £1bn London Blackfriars tower blocks

Fosters design landmark green office skyscraper and two blocks of flats for Southwark site
4 days ago

Everton stadium job still on budget despite inflation

Club and Laing O'Rourke confident they can still build new ground for £500m
4 days ago

Construction output falls 1.4% halting 7-month growth spurt

Fresh output and orders figures confirm summer construction slowdown
4 days ago

McLaren gets green light for £85m build-to-rent scheme

Construction set to start this autumn on major city centre development
4 days ago

BAM limbers up for £25m Bedworth leisure centre

Pioneering Warwickshire health and fitness hub to start this autumn
4 days ago

Keepmoat to start four-year build in Wigan

Major regeneration scheme to start across four sites
4 days ago

Solihull contractor Greswolde heading for administration

New investors took over business 12 months ago
5 days ago

Duo win £500m canal and river main works deal

Kier and Bentley bag Canal & Rivers Trust's largest ever water engineering works deal
5 days ago

Construction Manager of the Year finalists revealed

70 of the industry's brightest talents: Full list
5 days ago

Willmott Dixon fills new strategic change director role

Vistry Group change director joins private builder to support future growth
5 days ago

Work starts on £42m Oldham Spindles overhaul

Willmott Dixon signs off £42m deal to create new market, offices and event space
5 days ago

Firms wanted for Telford & Wrekin £1.6bn building works DPS

Call up for dynamic purchasing system covering building and refurbishment work
5 days ago

Kier pulls off contracts league double in July

Contractor bags highest value of new work and tops rolling 12 months ranking
6 days ago

Hinkley Point C giant water intakes craned onto seabed

Video: contractors complete one of the world’s most complex marine engineering projects
6 days ago

Taziker revenue jumps 30% to record £73m

Multi-disciplinary engineering specialist boosts headcount to 366 staff
6 days ago

Consultant buys scaffolding contractor

RSK Group makes MG Scaffolding its latest acquisition
6 days ago

M&E specialist gears up for £16m Aston Martin package

Major package award on McLaren Silverstone site
6 days ago

Plans in for Brentford 110-flat canalside scheme

Makers’ Yard mixed commercial and residential use scheme
6 days ago

WSP to buy consultant RPS Group for £591m

5,000 staff at Oxfordshire based firm to join WSP
7 days ago

Countryside puts offsite factory up for sale

Offers invited for Bardon plant which is less than a year old
7 days ago

M&E specialist Spie UK arm returns to profit

French parent group launches a strategic review of UK operations after performance stabilises
7 days ago

Site boss fined for locking out safety inspectors

Police called to enter site before fire fighters rescue workers stranded on roof
7 days ago

Rebid starts for £200m M5 junction job

Cost inflation forces retender for £200m junction 10 rebuild near Cheltenham
7 days ago

New Downing Construction boss named

Andy Thomas takes top job as Ian Orton steps back after 24 years
7 days ago

Contractor services