Sullivan told he pulled a pre-match masterstroke

sullivan_5535cDavid Sullivan was told this evening he had pulled a master stroke when announcing that he would complete Manu Lanzini’s permanent West Ham switch by February or March before tonight’s 2-1 win over Saints.

ClaretandHugh’s chief analyst Leroy Rosenior said: “That was brilliant – quite brilliant and I must give the chairman full credit because it would have given the boy a fantastic lift for the game.

“He came out with the attitude: ‘Right guys I’m one of you now so just watch me go’ and ¬†he was brilliant who made a fantastic difference.”

ClaretandHugh reported that the chairman was ready to complete the deal soon after he had revealed the news to the BBC earlier in the day.

And Leroy said: “The timing was quite brilliant and the player did an amazing job. Mind you on this occasion I can’t agree with my pal Hugh who reckons both he and Andy Carroll should have played from the start and looked fit enough.

“You have to be very careful with returning players but it didn’t matter anyway. The manager and his team got it absolutely spot on in the second half and we are now ¬†looking in terrific nick as we head for the second part of the campaign.”

Leroy’s match verdict and analysis will appear on the site tomorrow


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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

4 comments on “Sullivan told he pulled a pre-match masterstroke

  1. What Carroll did today was cement the ever growing conviction that he is most effective playing in this role.
    Lanzini is a whole different proposition. He is a creative playmaker and needs to be always in the team.
    One’s a foil, the other a claymore

  2. so Lanzini is nailed on to be a West Ham player next season then? I’m sure I’ve heard that somewhere before.

  3. Lanzini is a Boy Wonder and he and Mark Noble worked so well together, pleasure to watch and worth the ticket price alone.

    Not sure why we have to wait until February or March to get Lanzini signed up? perhaps someone can explain.

    Carroll still think he is only a bench player, when Sakho and Payet return, how long though can you justify his top salary sitting on the bench half a game or more.

  4. I think it’s easy to justify his salary for 30 mins each week Jaybs if it means he’ll have a real impact, stay fitter for longer, score goals and win us points. Surely it doesn’t matter how many minutes he plays, but the impact he has on securing points when he does play?

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