Hammers hero calls for change

cottee_3062448Tony Cottee has joined the demands for technology to be introduced to the game following the spate of horrendous decisions against the Irons.

A recent ClaretandHugh poll on the issue saw over 90 per cent of the fans vote yes to its arrival and Cottee agrees saying said that poor decisions had cost us four points in the last two games hich could see us miss out on the Champions League.

And he said: “What we need to do is give the refs a hand and that means video technology, but I don’t know what directive they are given by Mike Riley as Mark Clattenburg seemed to have his red card up almost before their player hit the ground.”

Like David Gold he wants to see someone like top former ref Dermot Gallagher in the box so that  refs can quickly consult him.

He said: “On Saturday, the ref could have called on the physio and then consulted the video man, but instead Kouyate was already off.

It was a ridiculous decision and it could be costly come the end of the season, mind you our defending for their two goals was schoolboy stuff, real Keystone Cops defending and we need to cut that out this Saturday.

Cottee added that he has never seen a free kick artist like Dimi Payet in his West Ham history explaining: “We have had our blasters like Julian Dicks in the past, while Paolo Di Canio thought he could do stuff with the ball, but for me nobody compares to Payet and I am just so glad we have got him.

 

 

 

 

 

About Hugh5outhon1895

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