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Former West Ham boss Sam Allardyce has been speaking to talkSPORT about his former bosses, David Gold and David Sullivan.

When discussing the West Ham co-owners, the ex-England manager said: ‘They’ve always spent money.

‘I think David Sullivan’s love for football is so great. He spends the vast majority of his time researching footballers across the world. As much stick as they get (David Gold and Sullivan), you’ve got to realise they love West Ham.’

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While these comments presumably won’t prove too popular given the current unrest among supporters, Allardyce has a point regarding his first sentence.

Gold and Sullivan have spent money – there is no denying that.

While they may seem tight right now, they have spent £45 million and £36 million on Sebastien Haller and Felipe Anderson respectively across the last two years.

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In that time, they have also spend £22 million on Issa Diop and £22 million on Jarrod Bowen.

It isn’t the fact that they’re not spending money, it’s who they’re spending the money on.

The West Ham supporters have been far from pleased this summer.

Anger ensued when Gold and Sullivan cashed in on Grady Diangana, who moved back to West Brom where he spent last season on loan.

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This decision prompted a furious tweet from club captain Mark Noble, who is yet to delete his post expressing annoyance at the academy graduate’s departure.

At the time of writing, the Irons have also failed to bring a new face to the London Stadium this window.

The only outlay has been the £19.1 million spent on turning Tomas Soucek’s loan move into a permanent switch.