Chicharito and Cottee …TC gives his thoughts


Frankie McAvennie has hailed the arrival of Chicharito as the arrival of Tony Cottee Mark 11.

But the former Hammers striker turned Sky Sports pundit is far to modest to agree with his old mucker.

However, speaking exclusively to ClaretandHugh TC explained that the little Mexican is certainly the first natural goalscorer to join the Irons since Jermain Defoe was in his heyday at the club.

HernandezBW726And he said: “It’s a fabulous signing and like everybody else I’m thrilled to bits and excited. Javier has got everything you want.

He gets in behind, turns defenders, is deadly in front of goal, has pace and goal power – he’s everything you want isn’t he?

“Frank is my dearest friend but I honestly can’t comment on the comparison he made between Chicharito and me – I’m the wrong person to be asking.

What I do know is the lad is one helluva a striker and will be great for us.

“But let’s remember we have made three other superb signings – miles better than last year and we are now through year one of the new stadium and that makes life easier this time round.”

TC warns though that with the series of away games we must keep our feet on the ground saying: “If we only have one or two points from them – and they aren’t easy fixtures – the pressure could be on when Huddersfield arrive at the LS.”

Tony, however, finds himself in line with most who voted in the CandH poll claiming we would finish in either seventh or eighth place at the end of the season.

He explained: “Remember, there was a 15 Β point gap between seventh and eighth last season but I reckon with this squad eighth is very attainable.”




About Hugh5outhon1895

Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

10 comments on “Chicharito and Cottee …TC gives his thoughts

  1. Mr.Whetstone is getting it from all directions in the last couple of days.He must have hide thick as a rhino considering some of the stupid comments that get thrown at him.

  2. If Sean writes an article like that he will get stick from anything between 30% and 70% of the internet warriors. That’s how it’s always been, Alladyce, Nolan, Noble, owners, you name it. I actually think Sean’s article is pointless because at the end of the day AC will see out the 2 years on his contract as no one else will buy him and we won’t pay him off. He will cost us Β£9M over 2 years and we won’t replace him for that. So I think Sean’s attack on him is pointless. Why not write an article on Sakho? That’s not to say I don’t agree that AC was a bad buy but the assassination based on a couple of photos is just daft.

    But then so is Nigel Kahns new attack on all things West Ham.

    I can’t wait for the season to start and then we can cast comments based on what’s happening on the pitch. God help us!

  3. Sean is allowed an opinion isnt he or does he have to sit robotically churning out stories.If you think Carroll is getting stick because of a couple of pictures you need a wake up call.Fans are fed up of two or three years of the same old bull**** not two effing pictures.

    • Of course he is Gaz, we all are entitled to opinions and the whole idea of writing an article is to get the 70/30 or 30/70 debating it. I am not a fan of Carrolls, at least I’m not when he’s sat on the treatment table, but I’m less concerned about him as I am about what Sullivan is doing about it. Zaza last year didn’t work, hopefully Hernandez will. If Sakho really is fixed then he will be like a new signing. Honestly mate I can’t wait for the season to start so we debate what happens on the pitch!

  4. Whats Che Kahn & his pink tutu militia army up to now then John πŸ˜‚

    • Che is a little unhappy I fear Rads that the anti board rethoric has swung to the positive status on his board out swingometer as a result of the current signings and he’s desperately trying to wrestle it back! Like we’ve said before at least he’s consistent! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

      • Lol he must be in his operations room hatching his next plan as we speak.Frantically flying through his dozens of filing cabinets with Sullivan quotes in looking for one to use across the Irons sites to get the hate feeling back on track. 😁

  5. Theres no assassination going on because of twp photos..come on John you know that as well..its been a problem over many months if not seasons now..for someone with so much too say on everything you are being a tad precious now having a go at others about this..lol

  6. You don’t need a swingometer to judge the board ffs !!! They did well so far this year with personnel but you can bet you’re bottom dollar there’s a sully special or past remark waiting in the shadows😎 .personally I praise when due and attack when due 😈 I neither love or hate them , everyone has positives and negatives on the Dave’s and lady brand , better the devil as they say ? Give it 2 or 3 years and we will see where they are at πŸ˜‰ I hope sakho starts tomorrow v Bremen ! Let’s hope he is 100% I can’t wait to see him back 😁

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