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There was a race to see who could get out the door first

Randolph-645947Darren Randolph knew he had to get out of West Ham for the good of his career stating there was a race to see who could get out the door first. Randolph told The 42 website in Ireland:

“I heard about Joe Hart coming in at the end of last season, I went away on holiday and then came back to Ireland for the Austria game. It was clear he was going to sign and that there was a race to see who could get out the door first.”

“It was made clear that he was going to play so when it’s put to you as bluntly as it was [by Bilic] there was no point in me staying.”

With West Ham still needing a back-up goalkeeper, Randolph made sure it was him leaving ahead of his Spanish team-mate Adrian and joined newly-relegated Championship outfit Middlesbrough on a four-year deal in July.

“I wanted to be playing games so I had to get out,” he adds. “I just think with the situation we were in they weren’t going to let both of us go.”

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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

5 comments on “There was a race to see who could get out the door first

  1. Not sure where the story is. He wasn’t going to play, so great deal all round.

  2. Not just Randolph in that race: Snoddy came second without Sakho currently yet to cross the line.

  3. * with (not without)

  4. You have been very quiet today Sean. I have just read we will not being doing any business; why could we not have been told that this morning and they have just signed Bilic’s death warrant; he asked for a DCM and for the want of £5 million he has been given the bird by a board who couldn’t even spell taking the club forward let alone understand that that requires more than a £4.5 million net investment in the last 2 seasons. We are a joke

  5. JMan43 is right about Slaven. My deeper concerns are not only Slaven. in some senses he is a significant symptom of the problem and not the cause. What could have been an ‘exemplary’ transfer window has turned out to be an unprofessional shambles. It is clear from this transfer window that all of the ‘transformational leadership’ talk from Gold and Sullivan has been no more than hot air, rhetoric and false hopes and promises.

    For all of the reasonable concerns voiced about Slaven’s achievements, WHUFC are being let down by those who own the club, those who claim to be leading it to a ‘glowing future’, those whose fingers are on the purse strings.

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