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Simon Jordan: This is why West Ham have struggled at their new stadium

By Amir Mir

Simon Jordan believes that West Ham paying such little money for their new stadium is beginning to bite them back.

The former Crystal Palace chairman brutally stated that it is “karma” for those in charge as the Hammers struggle to perform at the London Stadium.

West Ham ended their 112-year association with Upton Park last summer and moved into new surroundings for the start of the 2016/17 campaign.

It was reported by BBC Sports that the Hammers are paying £2.5million rent per year for their new 60,000 stadia, which was previously built and used for the 2012 London Olympics.

Former football chairman, Jordan, who is very outspoken on Twitter, gave a simple response to a fan who claimed that the ground was built on “some sort of ancient curse”.

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“It is the same curse that brought a record haul for Great Britain of golds in 2012,” Jordan responded. “Or is it karma for when West Ham got a stadia for zip.”

Slaven Bilic’s side recently suffered a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Champions League chasing Liverpool in what was their final home match of the campaign.

For the majority of the season, the Irons have struggled for form and consistency, which has resulted in them flirting with relegation.

Added to that, the West Ham supporters have had to witness a number of heavy defeats throughout the season.

The likes of Watford, Manchester City (twice), Arsenal and Liverpool have also scored four or more goals upon their visit to the ground.

On the other hand, they did produce some memorable performances, including beating their bitter London rivals, Tottenham 1-0, which all but ended their Premier League title challenge.

In other West Ham news, Harry Kane has aimed a dig at the club’s style of play.

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