Not quite sure what got into Eddie Howe’s head as he launched his bizarre outburst against West Ham following Bournemouth’s defeat against Manchester United last night (Tues).
He chose to make it clear that the Irons had bid for pair of players and even explained that it wasn’t the reported £25 million.
Maybe being Bournemouth he’s not used to seeing his players command two pars in the tabloids suggesting there’s been a bid so without any irony let me explain – Eddie it happens! :-).
And should it be a match day and you are asked about it in the post-match press conference the best way to handle it is to say “no comment” or merely explain there has been a bid but that it’s not acceptable. End of.
Instead he chose to go into a mini rant about the timing of the offer and suggestion that West Ham are out of order to do so…err No.
West Ham didn’t release the news and as was suggested by ClaretandHugh’s senior insider the news could easily have been leaked to the press at the Cherries end or via an agent.
Unless Mr Howe has some firm evidence the Hammers were responsible he should perhaps keep quiet rather than trying to blame those who have denied being responsible.
I can only believe a 3-1 drubbing by an average United team had – as it’s bound to – a very distressing effect but oi Eddie that’s down to you and your players – NOT US.
Man up buddy!