Sometimes you just have to watch appalled as more and more abuse is poured on people who have invested time, patience, hard-earned money,emotional energy and incredible stress into doing their jobs. Listening to some you would think they were trying to fail!
And yes, I’m talking about the likes of David Sullivan and David Gold both of whom have been accused of wrecking deals “by operating through the media, opening their gobs too much, wooing season ticket holders on the strength of transfers that won’t happen” and much worse.
Much of it is usually accompanied with some of the foulest and unnecessary language possible, as if this somehow reinforces the argument rather than shows those doing the talking to be total cretins.
What’s so much worse however is that when the very deal for which they are being attacked with monotonous regularity actually happens there’s barely a word of congratulations or gratitude.
I’m not suggesting for one minute that the Hammers owners want it or seek it. They are simply doing their jobs along with the manager.
However, when their plan and player comes together as has just happened I reckon the ones who have handed out the crap should at least offer an apology. The same of course is true in reverse!
The deal which brought a fine young prospect to the club from Anderlecht was one of the most difficult in our recent history and despite those who love to knock before they think it was a deal often in danger.
That the Hammers with the chairman and the manager at the helm, drove it through is today a cause of great celebration.
Some may not agree but in a football world which operates under veils of secrecy and downright lies, I’m glad to have a couple of guys at the helm who make themselves freely available to the social media and beyond.
The vast majority of fans are brilliant but to those who wants to swear, curse, damn and complain when they really haven’t a clue what’s going on just three words:
Listen and learn!