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Slav…a fan in the dug-out

By CandH FB Group member Graeme Taylor

Is it just me or does anyone think Slaven Bilic is the second coming of John Lyall!!

I love the man and surely every other Hammers fan does to. The way he sets teams up means he susses the opposition  only after we start playing but that being said, does anyone want to go back to the way things were with Sam?

Sam did a great job but he’d hit his ceiling. If we wanted to go further we needed to employ someone with ambition. Slaven certainly has that and more besides! We need a manager that dares to dream and we have one now.

I really feel like there is one of us (a fan) on the touchline these days. I’ve never had so much confidence in a manger since Harry. He took us to an unprecedented fifth in the league in ’99 and I feel Slaven can surpass that, given time and backing.

The way we brushed Blackburn aside is what I’d expect from a top team and definitely not something you’d expect from the Irons in seasons past.

We need to start believing. Let’s be honest no team would’ve wanted to draw us next, we have so much ability now and a lot of the credit has to be given to David Sullivan and Slaven Bilic on the recruitment side of things.

Signing Dimi on a new contract now looks like a snip and we can keep our best players these days. It’s a real statement of intent.

Let’s push on. With the new stadium on the horizon, the sky’s the limit and this year could be ours. We’ve already beaten all the top teams and we will fancy our chances now in the quarters and beyond…

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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!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

2 comments on “Slav…a fan in the dug-out

  1. If he can get our lot to drink some red bull 20 minutes before the game so we start playing on the first whistle and not when we restart one down we will win the cup and finish in the top 4
    I am sure he will unravel why we start so slow,
    At least we dodged the Spuds in the draw
    What a great day but Man City did the FA cup great disrespect that’s seems to be a Manchester trait
    Bring on Pug nose and his excuses

  2. Nicely written and agree, until the “we’ve already beaten all the top teams..”
    We haven’t beaten Leicester, spuds or Man U…

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