David 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