Ridiculous Sturridge rumour typifies silly season

sturridge‘West Ham United are ready to make a £18m offer for Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge as Jurgen Klopp looks to cash in on the player’ says the Brentwood Gazette with a straight face. The Daily Star and Daily Express took the rumour seriously and reprinted it for their readers this evening to an uproar on social media.

Back on planet earth, we are seeing a humorous pattern emerge with our friends over at the Brentwood Gazette with some stories worthy of yesteryear Sunday Sport newspaper headlines like ‘World War Two Bomber found on moon’

In addition to Daniel Sturridge, the Gazette have linked us to a £15 million bid for Swiss striking sensation Josip Drmic and a return for Carlos Tevez from Boca Juniors.

Last week the Gazette ran articles saying ‘West Ham are ready to make a move for Milan striker Mario Balotelli’  and that West Ham has fallen behind Watford and Crystal Palace in the race to sign former Spurs and Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor.

moonLook out for their next story  in the next few days that Neymar will be joining West Ham in the summer after a failed attempt by the Hammers in 2010.

Some of this stuff is comic genius, just a shame some of our tabloid friends didn’t get the joke and reprinted it seriously.

Maybe the Brentwood Gazette mystery journalist behind these stories should be working for the Sunday Sport which is under David Sullivan’s ownership again.



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

6 comments on “Ridiculous Sturridge rumour typifies silly season

  1. You know all about the silly season Sean, your Andre-Pierre Gignac rumour was right up there with the best of them, well played you…. let us know when you return to planet earth.

    • Haha I agree but in my defense I said it is was an educated guess and not some insight. I have now landed back on Earth after a quick visit to see the World War 2 bomber on the moon last night 😉

  2. Theres’s obviously some clown at ghe Brentwood Gazette who’s realised that he can write any old rubbish and the nature of the internet and the lazy old national papers means it will become mainstream rumour inside 24 hours.

    All it means is that now no one pays any attention to their stories as we know there’s that essence of farmyard about them.

  3. We have no spare beds in Westham A & E for another sick note,
    We are fast becoming Liverpoors recycling centre and don’t need any of there rejects,
    We need a good CF who is hungry and wants to try making a name for himself

  4. Sean, apparently we are imminently going to sign Arteta, according the the Brentwood Gazzette again, Jeez I remove them from all my feeds but they still crop up in other peoples articles….

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