DG is right – let’s hear no injury excuses please!

gold_2446989bIt was refreshing to hear David Gold – in an interview with this site – claim that injuries and absentees for whatever reason, particularly at this time of the season, cannot be used as excuses for failure.

He was entirely dismissive of the argument and explained that he was looking for a result at Arsenal and approaching the game with optimism regardless of key players being missing.

Whatever perspective one holds on the game of football, injuries are a given – it goes with the territory and to use them as an excuse after a defeat in just ridiculous.

As West Ham supporters we have of course been exposed to the “poor us – we have injuries” excuse many times and that DG should raise the matter publicly is honest and straightforward – many in his position wouldn’t go there.

I’m grateful he did because however defeat is explained, it doesn’t make it any less palatable and to hear a load of whinging and whining afterwards actually makes it even harder to take.

We often don’t expect from games  but as DG pointed out as we approach this afternoon’s game against the Arsenal, there are eleven professionals out there who are capable of putting in a solid and offensive display.

We are hardly in any danger of relegation so give it a go lads.

West Ham fans are a hardy crowd who will accept defeat so long as they see their team putting in a shift. They have never needed a load of excuses to make things easier to accept.

So whatever happens between 3pm and 5pm let’s not hear any excuses if it goes wrong!


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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

7 comments on “DG is right – let’s hear no injury excuses please!

  1. except that the enormous amount of injuries will have a lot to do with the resuilt

  2. Bfs whines about injuries post match even when we have our strongest team out.Then he starts moaning about the lack of depth in the squad.It will be his usual get out clause today as well.We always get humped at The Emirates anyway so the injuries shouldnt affect the result today.We all know whats coming 😉

  3. With Jarvis,O’brien & Nolan in the team what can go wrong,3pts heading our way all day long 😀

  4. lol wow Tys, you are in a funny mood today

  5. 2 under 18 year olds on the bench today. Breeds confidence lol.
    At least it should please the people who want us to abandon this season and try out youngsters instead.

  6. Well i am one of those people because this season is over realistically & to give the younger players some experience of the first team can do no harm at all now.Have we actually had anyone under 21 at our club in the last four years,i aint noticed any in the first team.Probably they are all at St.Marys asking Koeman for a game coz BFS aint going to give them a chance.Maybe when they get a zimmer frame Sam might give them a go 😉

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