diameThere’s really no other way of putting this! I truly am becoming a little irritated about how regularly Mo Diame reminds us that he’s a top four or six club player!

But more importantly, were I his new manager Steve Bruce this morning I’d be pretty upset about his latest self indulgent outburst.

No sooner does the bloke join his new club than he’s whinging on about how – had circumstances been different at West Ham – he would be at a better club.

That really does show a lack of class – a bit like any of us leaving one job, going to another and telling everybody around: “Yeah but of course I’m better than this.”

Two words for Mo Diame this morning: Grow up!

There may of course be something in his claim that had Sam Allardyce not shifted him around to a variety of positions he would have been shown off to better advantage.

There were times when it did seem odd that the manager decided to play him wide but Mo Diame’s game is well known and were a top manager to have come for him he would have done his homework and would know what he’s getting.

Here’s the nub of what Diame is saying in his quotes: “.At least with Hull I will be certain of playing in my favoured role.

“I should have left West Ham a long time ago, as with them I wasn’t permitted to play in central midfield.”

AT LEAST? These are two words which suggest Mr Diame is about to make the best of a bad job. As I say that really does lack class.

And perhaps he needs to remember that even when he was playing to the peak of his form in his favoured role, nobody came in for him.

Mo Diame needs to realise his position in life – a middle of the road midfielder playing at about the right level.

Hopefuly that’s the last we’ll here from him on this rather tired old issue.



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  1. Can’t argue with most of that, but I still feel that BFS missed a trick with Diame. It’s also worth saying that had he been played in central midfield and had he shone, then we would have realised more cash for him when he went.

  2. Good points markro but I also think it’s worth noting that, even when he was available for free, no big clubs were interested. More to the point … he was available for free. At the end of the day, he wants Top 6, he got Hull and no one was willing to pay more than the bare minimum for him.

  3. At first i thought it was a good,signing until i read one of mo’s first interviews where he states that west ham are just a stepping stone on his way to a bigger club.Good luck at the mighty world famous,hull city. C.O.Y.I.

  4. Two things – Firstly, I thought that originally Arsenal and ManU were interested in him but he failed the medical with some sort of heart irregularity.

    Secondly – I thought there was a buy-out clause in his contract set at £3.5 million.

    He has a point about being played out of position, but Hugh’s right that he should move on and concentrate on his career with Hull where he will have to compete with Huddlestone and Livermore amongst others for the central midfield spot – good luck with that!

  5. I think this is all getting a bit silly now.mo was an about average player with a huge opinion of himself, one that was only shared by his agent!
    There can be no doubt that when he first joined us he played like a house on fire(few will forget his goal against chelski?!)
    But there can also be no doubt that he never progressed or bettered himself professionally whilst at the club and continued making the same mistakes over and over again.
    It can be no wonder therefore that he was dropped from central midfield because of this and his inability to dig in when we were so clearly struggling for most of last season.
    Personally I am glad he has taken his hugely inflated ego and his dodgy ticker to a top six club, oops sorry hull!

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