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Karren Brady: Stubborn and blindly dismissive charge

West Ham Vice-Chairman Karren Brady may well have done West Ham no favours whatsoever again with her financially helpful musings in her weekly Sun column.

The Baroness has used her tabloid column to call Hull boss Grant McCann ” stubborn” and “blindly dismissive” for refusing to take COVID testes paid for by West Ham.

Brady says his attitude was unnecessarily stubborn and does zilch for football’s hopes to bring back crowds. She adds that the root cause is that the EFL had withdrawn the order that all their clubs had to test players before each match  adding that this decision was made because of the cost of testing which, to take Hull as an example, would have been £5,500.

Her  ‘stubborn and blindly dismissive’ words could well be adjectives used to describe the vice-chairman herself who has spent ten years at the helm of West Ham and orchestrated the move to the London Stadium.

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She has refused to accept responsibility for mistakes and stubbornly refuses to give up her Sun column plus it could be argued that she is blindly dismissive of supporters concerns.

It had been previously strongly suggested by a senior club insider that she agreed to give up her Sun column if West Ham survived relegation last season but that no longer seems the case and we can now add Hull City supporters to the list that the 51-year-old life peer has upset.

Hugh adds:  Like her chairman – there’s not an awful lot going on here other than poking a nose in where it had been refused. The reasons why don’t matter. In a week when the chief shareholder chose to conduct an interview which was enough to turn even his most hardened backer purple along comes the vice chairman with criticism of another club. It may or may not be justified but it’s not her place, not her job, not her role. Quite what Jarrod Bowen must have felt seeing his former club, and one he loves, under such criticism doesn’t really want thinking about. Another sickening PR disaster in a week when we need it least. And of course she has probably managed to add another club to a list of those who won’t want to do business with us.

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

9 comments on “Karren Brady: Stubborn and blindly dismissive charge

  1. Calm down with this anti board rhetoric you guys – jeez!


  2. I thought she would have been thanking Hull instead, considering the money it would have saved sullivan. He could have then put it towards our travel expenses for the next cup game against Everton. 😉

  3. Slagging off another club in public again? Brady is the most vulgar and contemptible employee to have ever worked at our club in my opinion. At least Payet who comes second was good at what we paid him to do and gave us some memories to cherish. This monster has given me nothing but nightmares and headaches. You can all wish for her to leave but she clearly has something over sullivan for him to put up with all this nonsense, it not like shes any good at her job. So why has he felt compelled to work with her all these years. Its like she has a hold over him. No idea what that could be

  4. Baroness Karren Brady is free to say what she wants, but don’t know why she’s using her Sun column, last time I checked West Ham didn’t own the newspaper. Chairmen said at Birmingham F.C. that they will leave the club if fans didn’t want them anymore and they did. I assume West Ham fans didn’t **** them off that much yet. Thank you Hugh and all the editors contributing their opinions and news for the website, my #1 news site on the club I love. Stay healthy UK. COYI

    • They only left Birmingham because the council would not build them a free stadium for a club that, to all intents and purposes,were getting one!
      We are run by people who’s only real expertise is scrounging and exploiting

  5. Covid Testes and Brady, that had spoilt my Saturday breakfast 😂. B R A D Y. O U T. !

    • I had a covid test and it took over a week for a result. When were the Hull players offered theirs? Half hour before kickoff? All they had time for was a temperature check and a few health questions. If I’m on the right track, then how does it come to five grand. Seems like extortion or cow poo.

  6. Hold on one second, I think a few people on here need to take a step back, maybe she has a point, why should another club be allowed to refuse to be tested for COVID!

    If for instance our entire first team now come down with the virus due to Hull refusing to take the tests and one of their players has infected our whole team!

    I’m sure a few of you anti board posters would then blame GSB for that as well!

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