Gold solves Fergie’s ‘West Ham Way’ problem

DGOLDGracious David Gold could have chosen to tear into Sir Alex Ferguson after the former Manchester United manager ‘s “What is the West Ham Way ” outburst …but quite simply he has too much class for such nonsense

Ferguson has spent a lot of time dissing the West Ham Way and the club’s playing style down the years in his updated biography drawing waves of contempt from Irons fans.

Ferguson had snarled: ‘I hope that before I die someone can explain the “West Ham way.” What is it? They last won a trophy in 1980, the FA Cup.

‘I never played against any West Ham team that played football I was afraid of. They were always surviving, or lucky as hell against us.’

Typically Ferguson! Storms and teacups are the words that come to mind but the Irons co chairman – born across the road from the Boleyn in Green Street – and a supporter all his life, refused to get into a major war of words.

Instead, in a one liner to put Ferguson out of business – and speaking exclusively to ClaretandHugh – he said: “Sir Alex, playing the West Ham Way is as much about what’s in the heart as it is on the eye.”


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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

3 comments on “Gold solves Fergie’s ‘West Ham Way’ problem

  1. If you really want to know what the West Ham Way is Ferguson, have a look down at Old Trafford. It’s about trying to play attacking, entertaining football but losing or drawing to mediocre and poor sides a fair amount of the time. Just like what’s going on at the Mankers currently. So if your’e still not sure of what the West Ham Way is then have of a watch of Man U vs Leicester game and you’ll see it in glorious HD.

  2. Fergie? West Ham way? Pmsl! Not for the first time has fergie said something controversial in order to hide the real truth.
    fergie is fully aware of what the WestHam way is! He has been in contact with enough WestHam managers over the years and been on friendly terms with them to know what it is all about! In fact he is a known admirer of our academy and our playing ethos.
    No, what this is really about is a clumsy defence of his friend and fellow manager Big Sam!

    • Spot on their phil, well said, also see’s us as a threat for euro places and starting the famous fergie mind games already, ha ha!

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