Savage asks the question every Hammer wants answered


I’ve known Robbie Savage for many years and despite the seriously bad press he often gets from the fans it really is ill deserved. To be fair he’s a top lad who loves a laugh.

However, you don’t really need an opinion when Sav is around. He  has them all and in this video he has no trouble voicing his thoughts on two men he knows very well from his Birmingham City days – the Daves!

Sav was their first Dimitri Payet when he caused wars to get out of St Andrew’s  and was never slow to seek the help of friendly journos 🙂

He’s still at it – age hasn’t cooled the geezer but in this video, lifted from yesterday when he was commenting on the Irons v Swansea game, he asks the question most Hammers fans want answered.

Never a bloke to call a spade a shovel Sav puts it right on the line: “Who is buying all these players?”

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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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  • jaybs says:

    This is the question being ask by so many pundits, just read an article going in the Daily Star, we need answers One good point seems to be the two Owner’s seem to have gone more quiet, Tweets by one owner (instead of the Club’s media department doing the job) seem to have gone quiet, we just need to get Ms Brady to do the same, stop knocking others clubs and their players in her two weekend columns, it is not becoming of a member of The House of Lords.

    I used to look forward to getting the club’s email before games and the managers post match comments email on a Monday, only time we seem to get correspondence now is selling off club shop material cheap?

  • IronMan says:

    This article implies much but says little. Sav is a top man? I dispute that. I have no direct experience and do not claim to know him, but as a football fan who watched him on numerous occasions on the pitch he was often, quite simply a disgrace. He knew the Davids? So what? The implication is that, with that knowledge he knows how they behave, and in terms of the transfers, this is how they are behaving now i.e. They controlled the the transfers at Birmingham and this is what they are doing now at West Ham. If that is what you mean Hugh, then why not say it? If that is not what you mean, you are certainly implying it, and I would ask, why? In short, I question your source, the implications of the article and its integrity.

    • John says:

      He’s report what Savage said mate. There is no source and its intercity is there to see insomuch Savage said it! I accept Savage talks a load of rubbish at times but as far as I can tell Hugh is just reporting it.

    • Roman says:

      Yes Ironman and look what happened at Birmingham? The Davids are not the collective ‘messiahs” as many seem to think.They are business men first and foremost.Their reputation on “penny pinching” transfers precedes them.AS for Bilic I’m personally sick of reading what a great guy he is.We all know that.Why does it take a chorus of fans to force his hand in making changes in team selections?? For example the dropping of Noble although that was no where near long enough.Why isn’t Bilic blooding the young players we have on our list as Klopp did at Liverpool??If the owners don’t spend and I mean spend big time in the summer the mediocrity will continue and we will eventually go down.

  • Stratford E20 says:

    David Sullivan leads the team on player recruitment but the manager makes the final decision. dg
    — David Gold (@davidgold) August 24, 2016

    While the board interfere too much with transfers, Slaven Bilic has the final say on transfers and we have bought badly on his watch. Ex-WHU employee, editor of West Ham Way

    • John says:

      You are wasting your time E20. People will believe what they want. Now they’re saying Fletcher wasn’t played because Sullivan wanted to keep the price down that they have to pay to ManU. How about this one: he’s not good enough to start. He’s our 5th or 6th choice at best. He’s one for the future. Just proving what IronManWest says really.

  • ian says:

    The main question I’ve got for Savage is … Why do the media give punditry jobs to d***heads like you and Joey Barton . People that were despised by every fan of every club and weren’t even that good at football . Some people may think your a nice guy but your not fooling the majority who know your a ****

  • Strange how by reporting that he asked a question which is important and claiming I consider him a top man some, who don’t know him, consider that being d***head in their uninformed opinion is worth mentioning. Sad. From here on such abuse is deleted

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