Sickener for West Ham fans after club announces bigger profits than Tottenham in latest accounts

Levy Sullivan

West Ham United fans would normally celebrate anything about their club that bettered bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

Levy Sullivan

There is no love lost between West Ham and Tottenham on and off the pitch but they are rivals heading in very different directions these days.

Mauricio Pochettino has turned Spurs into one of the most exciting teams in Europe against the backdrop of a fitting new ground being built to showcase their attractive football.

Meanwhile Hammers fans are disillusioned and revolting against the club's owners after growing fed up of broken promises over their own ill-fated move to the former Olympic Stadium, transfer spending and ambition.

West Ham United Joint Chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold (L) chat prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Wigan Athletic and West Ham United at the DW Stadium on May 15,...

The owners pledged to splash the cash at the new ground to enable the East Londoners to compete with the Premier League elite but that has failed to materialise and the club have instead spent much of their first two seasons at the new 60,000 seater ground fighting relegation.

With Tottenham set to qualify for the Champions League once again there's not much in a West Ham fan's armoury when it comes to the tribal rivalry between the clubs.

And Hammers fans will find it galling to learn that their club actually recorded MORE profit than Spurs in the latest financial accounts despite the huge disparity between the sides on the pitch in terms of league performance, squad quality and Tottenham's regular involvement in the Champions League with the extra revenue that brings.

David Gold the joint West Ham Chairman celebrates his team's 5-1 victory with the travelling fans  The Emirates FA Cup fifth round match between Blackburn Rovers and West Ham United at...

West Ham announced a record £43million profit from their first season at the London Stadium last month - as reported by the likes of the Evening Standard.

That was £2million more than Spurs who announced a profit of £41million under the shrewd leadership of Daniel Levy, as reported by the Daily Mail.

Yet the clubs are 10 places and 33 points apart in the Premier League table, a fact that will not go down well with the club's fans.

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