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Brady comes under crictism for Premier League suggestion

West Ham Vice-Chairman Karren Brady has come under criticism from journalists, rival fans, as well as West Ham supporters for her latest Sun column, published earlier today.

The Baroness said ‘Sorry Liverpool but Premier League must be declared null and void if players can’t play again’

This has unsurprisingly has upset many Liverpool, Leeds, West Brom and even Manchester City fans who have suggested that her comments are fueled by self-interest for her club which seperated from the relegation zone by goal difference.

The Liverpool Echo’s Chief football writer Ian Doyle wrote “Karren Brady is being criticised but I think she’s right – the Premier League season must be declared void. For West Ham. Expunge their results and stick them in League One where there’s a free space for next season. A solution that makes everyone happy. Well played Karren”

The Guardian’s Jonathan Lieu added “I think I’d have a lot more regard for West Ham’s sinister Machiavellian scheming if they weren’t so brazenly shit at it”
Jacob Steinberg also with the Guardian said “Yet another example of Brady being needlessly provocative in that wretched column,
Sun Columnist Justin Allen said “With respect, absolute nonsense from Karren Brady. They can easily finish the season behind closed doors. If that means teams playing three games a week then so be it.”
Arsenal fan Piers Morgan came to the Baroness defence by saying “Why is Karren Brady getting slaughtered for saying this? There’s no chance of this season being completed so the ONLY fair thing to do under such completely unprecedented circumstances is to cancel it & start again in August.”
Claret and Hugh understand that Brady’s comments are her private opinion and don’t necessarily reflect those of the West Ham United board. The Hammers could be set to lose millions in lost TV money if the season was declared null and void.

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

13 comments on “Brady comes under crictism for Premier League suggestion

  1. “Claret and Hugh understand that Brady’s comments are her private opinion and don’t necessarily reflect those of the West Ham United board”
    I wish she would just keep it to herself then.
    Fortunately everybody is starting to see how self serving she really is.
    Brady OUT

  2. Sometimes it’s better to say nothing and let the so called experts sort it out.
    Unfortunately Mrs Brady has never grasped the thoughts and feelings of most.
    Don’t know if you know what rights we have on the stadium after 1st June Hugh?
    I read we hand it back until the last week of July for other events or do we get veto?
    If we haven’t got a ground to play then that could be the final nail for her hopefully.
    Anyway not sure why everything looks to be ok by early April but no doubt they have taken advise.
    Moyes said our season started vs Southampton, so ours will be the shortest season in history!!

  3. Have to say I don’t usually pay her compliments and wish she wouldn’t draw negative headlines towards the club as this is doing. However like when the board pulled up the Sunday supplement journos, what she is saying however provocative and self interest based is likely to be the only sensible outcome not just for PL but football across Europe and begrudgingly have to admire her brass neck don’t you ?

  4. I really do think its about time Brady kept her mouth shut for once

  5. Why can’t she just shut up??????

  6. Every body’s second team? Not anymore if we were before she spoke ? We certainly ain’t no more after Lady Brady’s column (she’s a joint chairman) of west ham? Now I think after the Tevez gate affair and the free tax payers stadium gift to the Hammers ‘we must now be every body’s hated team? (If we weren’t before that is 😂) talk about adding fuel to the fire??

  7. As of right now there are 3 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Premier League. Following the spread rate of the virus (all of the players in the league interact with family/friends/general public, as the are not in total isolation), which is the total number of confirmed cases doubling every 4 days, then 3 cases should be 96 cases by 2 April. That is 96 cases in the Premier League, or an average of 5 per team. We’re talking coaches, players, ect. I would imagine the number of confirmed cases is higher than 3, but we’ll go with that. Arteta, Hudson-Adoi, and another that escapes me.

    So, do you really think that the season will go forward with that number of cases in the league? Playing behind closed doors only prevents spread among the public. Players still interact with each other, and there will be associated individuals infected and not even know it. The number of individuals in the EPL affected will mirror the percentage of the population, players have no innate immunity.

    This season is over for the forseeable future, and contracts terminate 30 June…….

  8. It’s telling that the only person to support the odious Karren Brady, and her view, after this latest ‘foot in mouth’ episode is the equally odious Piers Morgan.

  9. Yet 62% of those polled by CandH side with Ms Brady

    Now – about that pesky transfer window, expiring player contracts, the hourly wagers that work the stadium, street vendors….etc…

  10. 62% in poll agree with Brady as do I. Just this website that seems to have it in for her.

    • Well said Ray, her political background is against her as far as your average West Ham fan is concerned I’m afraid. Being successful is anathema to most of them. Karen Brady is far more qualified to express her opinion in public than most of her critics and she has every right to do so . I don’t agree with everything she says but I defend her right to say it . With corona virus spreading at such an alarming rate , we have far more to worry about than football. I don’t see the season being completed and all that is left to do is find the fairest solution for all concerned.

      • Oh dear!
        You defend her right to express her opinion – Do you,also, defend her right to deny West Ham fans their rights to express their opinions??
        The whole point is someone with a vested interest making those comments so publically.You may think that defending her is defending West Ham United,but many do not and with this comment,many of our rival clubs’ fans are of the same opinion.

        • We live in a democracy George and I defend everybody’s right to an opinion .That is what our forbears fought two World Wars for .

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