Thursday, 29 July 2010
Time for Gold and Sullivan to come clean!
I know that's an unfortunate headline loaded with innuendo but I couldn't think of anything better.
Since their arrival, West Ham fans have been divided into at least two camps in relation to Sullivan and Gold. At one extreme, there is the Happy Clapping Claret and Blue Klan, or the Three Monkeys Brigade as I call them, the mob who wear Claret and Blue tinted glasses and think everything in the garden smells of roses, even the pig shit used as manure.
At the other extreme are the Sullivan and Gold haters, guys who are almost longing for the Fraud Squad to arrive to close West Ham down, so they can say, "I told you so. Mess with pornographers and what do you expect?"
It may surprise some to learn this but I am almost slap bang in the middle on this one. I don't trust the Davids as far as I can throw them, but they are certainly smart business men and every business benefits from success. They won't bankrupt themselves chasing glory on the pitch, but I can't see them risking relegation either. The policy of buying before selling speaks sound business sense to me. But to expect them to keep spending without recouping is naive in the extreme. That debt remains.
What I do object to, however, is the way Sullivan and Gold are prostrating themselves in a desperate quest to be the lead story on the back pages of the newspapers. The Beckham story has revealed our Emperors in their full naked new clothes glory. How long has that Beckham story been running? And yet Beckham and his agent say that there has been NO CONTACT WHATSOEVER with West Ham. So the story was always crap, yet we know the source was none other than David Gold.
Now some of you guys may not object to being taken for idiots - well, to be honest, some of you ARE idiots - but the intelligent amongst us are beginning to find this more than a little irritating. Isn't it time for Sullivan and Gold to come clean, explaining why we were being told that Beckham might see out his playing days with us, when there hadn't even been any contact with the player or his agent. I think the great West Ham fans deserve that, don't you?
And it does make you wonder, if the Beckham story is total bullshit, can we trust ANYTHING that the Davids are telling us? Talking of Daves, how did Mr fKing get into that photoshoot?
Posted by Hammersfan at 22:32