This was the Davids most important decision of all

SOf all the decisions that were made at the end of last season the most important was that the board were going to take a much closer interest in who came into the Boleyn during the summer transfer market.

The likes of Modibo Maiga and Alou Diarra has sharpened and concentrated minds – David Sullivan and David Gold were not ready to entertain anymore flops.

The public announcements that this was set to happen brought the normal chorus of disapproval in some places with the usuaal murmurs that the board wanted to pick the team and other such nonsense.

What it actually meant was that there would be much closer cooperation between the manager and the owners – no longer would a player be suggested and bought just like that  – there would be greater discussion.

It really was as simple as that!

All the talk of Sam Allardyce’s job being undermined was ridiculous – like any other employer in any other walk of life, he became more accountable…nothing wrong with that.

And the outcome has been first class. We have seen some terrific players come through the doors such as Kouyate, Song, Valencia and Sakho and  in total we spent around £31 million.

It’s been a success story we should celebrate. OK it’s very early in the season but it’s clear we have a great squad and for me, with absolutely no axe to grind on behalf of anybody I would say one thing.

The board – as is their total right because it’s their money – gave a great lead on the issue, Sam Allardyce concurred, everybody has been working together and we are seeing great benefits as a result.

For now, it’s the supporters’ job to unite as strongly as we tend to divide when it all goes tits up – now that would be nice wouldn’t it?


About Hugh5outhon1895

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 “This was the Davids most important decision of all

  1. Not only money well spent … what about Poyet ? Quality oozes out with every touch . He must keep his place at all costs . Ditch Noble now . Poyet is 100% better prospect and has everything that Noble hasn’t … speed , football brain , range of forward passing and eye for goal . He does not have 15 years loyalty but neither would Noble if anyone else had wanted him . Forced loyalty wins nothing apart from Player of the Year .

  2. As always Hugh great post.. we missed Kouyate and Noble big time today. and also thought Song had a stinker.. lets hopw we can get back to the formation we had against Liverpool very soon….

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