Come on Eddie Howe – time to man up mate

Eddie_Howe_3140260bNot 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 Β pair of players and even explained that it wasn’t the reported Β£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 Β that’s down to you and your players – NOT US.

Man up buddy!


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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

21 comments on “Come on Eddie Howe – time to man up mate

  1. I can’t help but think we should not be looking at Bournemouth for new players though

  2. I’m not bothered where they come from if I’m honest,if they are better than what we have or add something to the team then they can come from Accrington as far as I’m concerned.Lets not forget Antman came from Forest,Cresswell from Ipswich.Two Champ teams.The club we sign from is irrelevant for me,its the player we sign & if he improves us that matters πŸ˜‰
    I like Eddie Howe,maybe he was having an off day or maybe he wasn’t telling porkies at all.

  3. We cocked it up when we had a massive chance of Europe .. Not just the Europa League , but the Champions League as well . Now maybe we ( Bilic included ) have learned something . First lesson : stop shouting your mouths off . Second lesson : stop blaming the refs . Third lesson : we weren’t as good as we thought we were .
    Ok , so now we need to build for the future and need some extra prowess up front .
    If Sacko had scored his relatively easy chances , if only Carroll had not failed horribly with only the keeper to beat , if only one ball had crossed the line ??? , it’s al, irrelevant now .
    We are relying on Man Utd to win the FA cup against a Palace team that really want it so that we get a back door chance of Europe . We blew it and we should realize that . Some tactical issues are very har to explain ,,, ask Bilic about it . Carroll playing and no crosses .
    Do West Ham now play soley on the ground with no mix and match ?? .
    Whatever our transfer policy is , we need strikers and committed defenders , not a mish mash of semi midfield , semi defender , and semi attack . Bilic lost the plot and that’s why we are where we are … Too much emphasis on style and attack has been our downfall .
    Hopefully we have learned our lesson .
    We have progressed without a doubt and we have had a bitter/sweet season .
    Onwards and upwards , Slaven will get us there , but as I say , the lessons must be learnt .

    • Talk about hving t all ways. Covered your arse in all directions there. Not as good as we thought we were but better than last season.

      Actally we had a great season playing the best football for many years.We had a brilliant season. Praps u should take your own advice cock and stop shouting yours off.

      • Don’t forget Hugh we were also good enough to have got into a CL position but blew it while also not being as good as we thought we were.Just the usual garbage from Kevin.

  4. ****ing hell here he is.Mr.Positivity.Bilic lost the plot.Im sure you are one of Wetpants offspring that slipped through the net.I am surprised you didnt mention the players letting us down or them choking.Bubs get him back in his cell & give him his tablets,either that or give him a map to Sunderland to be with his dream manager Sam!

  5. Were you happy under Fat Sam, with the dross we had to sit through week after turgid week? Are you not happy with the style of football we now watch? Are you not happy with our best finish in years? Are you not happy that we finally ended a prem season with a plus goal difference? Are you ever happy? Have you ever been happy unless you had something to moan about? Will you ever be happy? I think not.

  6. hahah… Sorry Kevin, but you crack me up… it seems you have a split personality… sometimes you seem to be proud of Slav and his work, and then you are like a strict teacher who puts his undisciplined pupil in detention… I feel like you still have the Sam’s demon within you… an exorcism is needed urgently… lol πŸ˜‰

  7. Yeah he was happy with Fatman.Did you not know Kevin retracted all support of Bilic on here after the Leicester match & said we should have never got rid of Allardyce.I kid you not 66 it is true.The man is a fruitcake.

  8. So Kevin and Mystic Bradders reappear on the same day? I’m guessing the staff at the asylum have decided to let them have Internet access for a day as a reward for good work in the pottery class and taking their pills on time?

  9. I don’t bother reading properly or taking in anything Kevin says anymore,it is irrational & always contradictory haha god bless his cottons.In a few weeks time he will be giving Slav his full backing again.I guess that the jigsaw bubs was going to give him is finished πŸ™‚

    • Btw lads,not bad eh.I used irrational & contradictory,im quite proud of myself as an illiterate ignorant pig haha πŸ™‚

      • hahaha… Have you eaten the dictionary Rads? lol πŸ˜€

        • No I have been getting private lessons from Dictionary Lady hahaha πŸ™‚
          Time to get back to work before you get me in more trouble & the badgers head appears on my pillow πŸ™‚

  10. Perhaps some little red devil planted the rumours like they do bombs ?
    Hope we go back and take Wilson off them as I do think he will bring something more to our team,
    Agree with Rad don’t care where they come from or the cost as long as we improve,
    Well done Kev done it again woke everyone up on a boring Week day,

  11. You can’t beat that can you,Kevin says stop shouting your mouth off then goes on one of his shouting his mouth off rants.Another one in a long list from him I have now seen that are a riddle from start to finish lol

  12. WTF………..CUCKOO!!!

    • Can you be more specific please Lairon.Apparently most of us are cuckoo on here. I take it you ment Mad Kevin haha

  13. This club ain’t run like a circus no more. Definitely Eddie Howard fault if his players were unsettled before the last game of their season. Nothing to do with us.

  14. I thought the day before it was reported here that we’d never been involved in a bid for 2 of his players (or other relegated ones)?

  15. Oh no,lets hold an enquiry into this terrible crime against gossip.

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