Sullivan praises Slav’s honesty

david-sullivan-west-ham-upton-park_3339474David Sullivan has taken a little dig at football club managers by drawing attention to the truthfulness of Slaven Bilic.

The manager has drawn much praise from the fans to is refusal to tell anything other than the truth in interviews and made his feelings very clear on the weekend defeat against Newcastle.

And the co chairman has taken what may be interpreted as a little side swipe at one or two of his predecessors in his latest ‘From the Boardroom piece on the official site.

In an interesting observation he said: “I agree 100 per cent with the manager that we were better in the second half and we could have nicked a draw. It’s so refreshing to have a manager who is so honest about our performance.

In reality all the teams on Saturday who had also played away during the midweek seem to be affected.

And he added: “We know we have to better on Saturday or it will be another tough afternoon as Manchester City are playing to their maximum at the moment.

Despite Saturday ruining my weekend, as I’m sure it did for most supporters, in the cold light of day we are not having a bad season! We are still in the top six and there is still everything to play for.”


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3 comments on “Sullivan praises Slav’s honesty

  1. I must say it is refreshing to hear a manager tell it as it is. No blaming the ref, the assistants, the fixture list, or injuries. and not many clubs have more cause to blame injuries than us. Slav may not have been the owners first choice, but he was the right choice. whether honesty in football will ever catch on remains to be seen. but a manager having such a good relationship with supporters, players, and owners, is a breath of fresh air. In Slavin we trust.

  2. Slav knows we are not mugs and that if we are treated like mugs we can turn very quickly,
    If everyone is doing their job be it the owners,manager,back staff or players we will respect them,
    But if they don’t then we will see through it and Voice our opinion,
    Yes we have had a great start to the season but being our last year in our beloved ground it must go on to the last game of the season,
    We need at least a point on Saturday and then we can get going again

  3. Yep, Saturday could be our toughest game of the season, when we beat them at the Etihad they absolutely threw the kitchen sink against us, will be interesting if our best player that day Winston Reid is brought back into the defence in place of Ogbonna. Silva should also be playing I think and he is horrendous to defend against, hang on I am starting to sound like Lawrenson with this doom and gloom rubbish… lets hope we can pull another memorable performance out COYI !!!

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