West Ham Vice Chairman Karren Brady has used her Sun Football diary to take pride that we burst Spurs title hopes last week but added that she hopes we can follow that up by bursting Liverpool’s Champions League hopes by beating them tomorrow.
Brady writes in the Sun: “NO LONGER do we have an Oxfam defence, that’s one that gives freely to needy causes, and so West Ham supporters can sit back and watch the trials of other teams trying to break free from the relegation zone.
Manuel Lanzini’s winner against Spurs carried a lot of significance, both at the London Stadium but also at White Hart Lane where title dreams were tucked back under the pillow. I don’t think many Hammers people are sobbing at this.
MANUEL LANZINI is no doubt delighted to see that Lionel Messi has West Ham’s little wizard’s shirt among his collection on a wall at his home. It is recognition of the No 10’s beguiling skill just as much as his second place as the club’s Player of the Year.
Lanzini, like the winner Michail Antonio, is to us as crucial an attacking link as Philippe Coutinho is to Liverpool.
Jurgen Klopp’s side visit the London Stadium on Sunday when we hope to continue in the role of destroyers of good hope.
Last week we hammered a nail into the Spurs title balloon, this time we intend to damage Liverpool’s Champions League chances. That’s the way of competitive football.”
I hope she is right, the game after securing prem safety can be an odd one if the players switch off, Liverpool have to win they can still be caught by 3 of the top six. I have no idea how the game will play out but I really hope the players show a high intensity and reward us fans for the lack of effort earlier in the season COYI !!!
She wants this for her precious arsenal… 😉
Her dad is an Arsenal fan I believe who took her to see the Gunners when she was young, she was brought up in North London she doesn’t much care for watching football I am told despite being married to a former Birmingham footballer. Her dad went on to become Chairman of Swindon Town and later a director of Portsmouth.
Her own website says “Contrary to rumours, Karren is not an Arsenal fan, and her footballing loyalties have only ever lay with the two clubs she has represented.”