Hammers fingers crossed for Koeman ‘curse’


10955454_185381561815290_839562356_nIt would be pitching it too high to claim that Slaven Bilic is on a revenge mission at Southampton.

But missing out to Ronald Koeman as January’s manager of the month earlier this month gives a nice little ‘grudge match’ plot to the game at St Mary’s.

Co chairman David Gold mind you looks at it in a different way hoping that the MoftheM award will cast its usual curse over the Dutchman and his Southampton team.

Commenting ahead of the clash on the south coast he told ClaretadHugh: “It’s amazing how many times that proves to be the case – please that it happens this afternoon.”

Slav and Manuel Pellegrini were left as the the also-rans with Koeman and Mauricio Pochettino¬†taking the winner’s and runner-up positions.

Gold said: “I fancy us again but then I do every week. We have more players back and it’s absolutely bound to be a good game of football.

“Hopefully the Manager of the Month thing will help but I am very confident with our squad and go everywhere expecting to bring something back .”

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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!"

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  • canchaz says:

    Looking at today’s results show we have to keep winning to keep our position and can’t slack of,f for a moment otherwise we could quickly slide down to 10th.

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