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Redknapp baffled by supporters’ anger on owners

Former West Ham player and manager Harry Redknapp feels West Ham fans may be misdirecting their anger to West Ham owners David Gold and David Sullivan.

Harry told Talksport listeners “West Ham fans have got their opinions, but I can only say they looked after my pal Bobby Moore.

“He loved David Sullivan and David Gold when he was around he worked for them and they were good to him and anyone who was good to Bobby is good by me. I hope they turn things around, West Ham, and at the moment they are showing a lot of faith in the manager but he needs some results quickly, Pellegrini.

“They have built a new training ground I don’t know why they keep turning on them.

“Normally they turn on the manager but the fans seem to be getting the hump more with the owners rather than the manager which I find strange.

“The owners have backed the manager, they’ve spent money – maybe they’ve got to look at who is bringing the players in who are not good enough.”

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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

14 comments on “Redknapp baffled by supporters’ anger on owners

  1. You’re going onto dangerous ground here – I appreciate what David Sullivan did for Booby Moore towards the end of his life and Hugh would know more about that than anyone – but there’s so much wrong at West Ham and things that have gone on over recent years that have upset us Punters that have built up a lot of resentment towards the Owners. Their best course of action is to keep their heads down and hope Pellegrini turns it round!

    If the results go against us it could turn very ugly!

  2. “they’ve spent money – maybe they’ve got to look at who is bringing the players in who are not good enough”. Fair comment Harry. Prior to Pellegrini & Husillos, the David’s have been involved in, either directly or indirectly, 78 transfers of which 30% were free. They have averaged a net spend of £14m per season (Transfermarkt) in those 9 seasons. Prolific goal scorers include Benni McCarthy, John Carew, Mido & Nicky Maynard. Other quality players include Abdul Razak, Mladen Petric, Nene – need I go on?
    “Both David ( Gold) and I are not in it for the money. We want to put the best possible team on the pitch for the supporters of West Ham because we are supporters too”. (David Sullivan interview with the Daily Mail 2012)
    So, yes Harry, the people bringing the players in are not good enough. Unfortunately they’re our current owners and are unlikely to depart any time soon.

  3. I don’t know this story, how were they good to Bobby?

    • They employed Bobby Moore on the Sunday Sport (where Hugh was his ‘ghostwriter’) when West Ham and the rest of Football had turned their backs on him!

    • Well said Hammetstone; 100% correct. One good season at Upton Park, and then the move to this awful souless stadium, and in my opinion also guilty for not employing permanently the one manager that suited this club best, David Moyes. I can’t honestly think of anything good I’ll ever remember these two for, and will never forgive them for making us leave Upton Park

  4. You’re going onto dangerous ground here – I appreciate what David Sullivan did for Bobby Moore towards the end of his life, and Hugh would know more about that than anyone – but there’s an awful lot of things wrong at West Ham, and a lot of things have gone on at West Ham over recent years that have built up a lot of resentment towards the Owners. If I was them I’d keep my head down and hope Pellegrini can turn things round!

    But if more results go against us then things could quickly turn very ugly!

  5. Hmm, then i guess Redknapp are well disconnected ti why fans direct their anger towards the owners.
    Maybe “fans story” from C&H could put his anger in a better light? Or is that to risky?
    Im more than ready to be an interview object, if asked.

  6. Putting your name in the ring are you harry?

  7. What a daft story. So now we blame Husillos for the signings and not the architect for the use of them, nor the owners who have put so much demise on the club? Just silly.

    • Story repeated straight of what Harry said without our comment. Speak to Harry if you disagree, he is entitled to an opinion too

    • What exactly is DAFT? He said what he said and if you are suggesting we have not commented because of your previous remarks about how this site may or may not lean I suggest you restrain yourself. Our view has often been repeated. There are no other buyers and if there were they would be buying the likes of Wolves who went for £30 million, Aston Villa for £76 million or those who have changed hands elsewhere whilst IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP. Not a Premier League club which costs far far more with the TV rights likely to become much leaner as profits fall at the likes of Sky and BT. WE support this board or any board because if there weren’t one there would be no club at all – get it?

  8. Selling off Upton Park to go and play in a rented athletics ground and now fighting a relegation battle. They will in many fans eyes always be the board that sold our soul, whether you agree with that or not is up to to you. Where is the progress under them? We had one really good season and ironically that was the last season at Upton Park!! The majority of fans do not want pellegrini either!

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