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New sponsors on the way?

Filed: Tuesday, 14th October 2008
By: Staff Writer

West Ham are close to announcing a deal for a sponsor to replace XL, according to reports.

The deal, said to eclipse the 2.5million per year deal struck with fallen travel firm XL is close to being clinched, according to a story in today's Telegraph.

XL - who signed a three-year deal to sponsor the Hammers back in 2007 - went bust last month, leading to West Ham removing the company's logo from the front of their shirts.

That prompted a move by supporters to have the logo for the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research replace XL. However a petition that gathered more than 10,000 names was ignored by the club who claimed that it was not 'financially viable' to have a charitable organisation on the club's shirts.

West Ham launched the BM6 range of Bobby Moore mechandise last month. Just 10% of sales goes to charity with the club pocketing the rest.

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by The 6th Green
10:10PM 14th Oct 2008
''Could it be lawyers4U? might help pay the legal bill those wonderfully bad losers at Sheffield seem to be causing us. I was going to suggest Lehman Brothers...''

by Matt Ryan
10:13AM 14th Oct 2008
''Agreed, a charitable organization on the front of the shirts would have been great and a great way to remember an amazing player but it's just not financially viable in these 'harsh times'.

Rumour has it that Villa will soon be looking for alternative sponsors!

I wonder who we could be getting? Any ideas anyone?''

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