Moaning Mo’s astonishing attack


DiameWest Ham’s Mo Diame has taken a serious ‘pop’ at the two Davids and his OWN TEAM MATES  – in national news reports today (Thurs).

 Appearing to forget that he showed serious form inconsistency himself, the Senegalese – regularly linked with moves away from the Boleyn in resent months – has waded into the owners and his colleagues.
In what may be seen as an outburst aimed at getting a move this summer Diame  attacked the owners and Sam Allardyce for failing to bring in sufficient targets this time last year.

And he even claimed the players who were starting knew that would be the case and so did not put 100 per cent into training or even in games as they thought the results were inevitable.

Speaking to a French magazine which has been re-published freely in our national media he snapped: “It was a very bad start and we made the mistake of not recruiting [sufficiently]

“We went through the season with almost the same players [as last year], which is never good because the players think they already know who will be wearing the shirt.

“Also, people didn’t necessarily give 100 per cent on the field, that’s what got us in trouble.

“In January we didn’t buy much but their presence was enough.

“Now if you didn’t give 100 percent in training, someone else will play. It was felt on the ground and we had the results.”

Diame has been linked with a move away from Upton Park this summer but his hopes of a switch to Anfield or the Emirates Stadium looked very unlikely earlier.

This outburst may prove even more counter-productive with clubs taking a serious look at the contents of the interview.

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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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  • sparrow says:

    “Outburst”? “he snapped”? You are sounding like a journalist from a red top .

    I think he is saying no more than we all know to be true.

    We did make a bad start last season.
    We did not recruit sufficiently well in the close season.
    Quite clearly certain players seemed to be guaranteed a start and some definitely were not giving 100%.
    January recruits were poor although they did seem to inspire better performances in February.

    Absolutely nothing controversial there, all true and 99% of fans would agree with those comments. So what is astonishing about them?

    • Well Sparrow, it sounds like an outburst to me and a little snappy. These are words that may have been devalued by the tabloids but still make their own points and don’t sound out of place to me.I have written a blog about it. What is so astonishing about it for me is that he was part of the problem yet fails to include himself instead standing apart and blaming others who on the one hand pay him big money and on the other, run onto the field with him. Not good for me. Outburst over 🙂

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