Three words for Keys: Shut your gob

richard-keys-sexist-t-shirt-2-929-pThere have been times in my life when I really wish I could allow myself to let loose with a mouthful of bad language.

This morning I did as I read the the anti Hammers and Slaven Bilic comments from  long forgotten Coventry supporter and one time TV presenter Richard Keys.

I didn’t like him back then or now and his  his comments about the Irons new boss were graceless, and entirely out of order.

In case you missed them Keys slagged off the Davids for not getting the likes of Rafa Benitez, Carlo Ancellotti, Jurgen Klopp or one of the world’s top bosses and then put the boot into Slav.

He said: ” I wish him well. He’s a cunning operator, as Laurent Blanc will testify. Remember Bilic going down like a sack of spuds in that WC semi-final and costing Blanc a place in the final?

“I do actually fear for West Ham. Big Sam did a fantastic job for them. He delivered on every front they asked and walked with pride.”

Keys – believing media reports without bothering to discover the facts – assumes Slav has a “no compensation for relegation” clause in his deal as reported by the Telegraph.

He says: “If next season starts as this season finished they’ll be in big trouble. And maybe they’ll be right about insisting Bilic walk with nothing if they go down. ”

“THE SEASON FINISHED!” Wasn’t that under the Allardyce Keys claims did such a wonderful job? No compensation – can you show us the clause?

His reasoning that the Davids cocked up the appointment is questionable at best. In fact the co chairmen were looking at every top boss around which is actually thoroughly good business practice.

He then lays into Slav over one possible negative in a career full of numerous plus points. A real balanced and fair operator old Keys eh?

This is the voice of the ‘expert’ we suffered on Sky Sports for all those years before he was sacked for sexism. Well done Sky we don’t need these sort of big mouthed keyboard warriors in front of us too often.

Anybody who decides to take on a Premier League manager’s job needs encouragement from those who are supposed to know what they are talking about especially before they start – not this sort of bad mouthing.

Slav is about to put his head into the Premier League lion’s mouth whilst Keys looks for his next bitter turn of phrase as he tries to get over the sack and almost complete fall from grace.

Three words for a bitter man: SHUT YOUR MOUTH!



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

18 comments on “Three words for Keys: Shut your gob

  1. Too right,the guy is a total tosser.Suprised anyone actually reads his blogs anymore.Thought he was in the arablands now with a crack full of sand,scratching a living 😉

    • May he suffer the itch in his crack a thousand times over and lay in a bed of camel dung forever lol

  2. I guess if anyone wants to thank him for his kind words you can always email his personal website.Not that i would encourage that sort of thing,lol 😀

    • Haha,im so tempted,lol,trouble is that it will only go to some agents office or some other agency & the turd will never see it i doubt 😀

  3. Well said Hugh. I’ve said what I had to say earlier,it’s bad enough listening to the dross from the out of touch,past it,cliquey has beens without suffering BS from an over blown bingo caller.

  4. He’s probably hanging out the back of his Scottish mate

  5. He is an embarressment.A has-been nobody who has to try to be a little controversial just to get recognition or noticed.Sad little hairy handed chimp 😉

  6. All those people sided with BFS seem to be dumb… My question is: what’s this guy done that’s so incredible? The promotion and then? The bare minimum considering that he was the 12th highest-paid manager in the world. The bare minimum through crap football, wrong purchases, youth hibernation, no respect for the fans or the owners’ purchases, huge under-use of quality players, embarrassing interviews, pathetic excuses, no ambition. Would those experts do me the profound courtesy of shutting the fu*k up?

    • even the promotion was bare minimum, we we’re the Man united of the championship.. the biggest club with the best players, highest wage bill, largest gate & we should have won that championship by 10 points and scored twice as many goals as we did playing with class and flair

      In the end we were lucky to win the play offs cuz we were 2nd best on the day… this was a season of bare minimum from start to finish & we bored the pants off of everyone for the entire season

  7. That’s unanimous then a part from some delusional samoids from the planet of wetpants
    Ell that kept our spirits up on a Sat thanks KEYS you banker

  8. This guy is a relic from the past sticking up for his old school friend, its a old fashioned boys club that they have all enjoyed for years & years but what they don’t understand is time have moved on… These sexist, racist old farts are history and have been for a long time

  9. All these so called experts preach their perceived perfection but yet they’re all flawed characters with their bigotry,various vices or fiddling ways yet they still believe they have the right to tell us what is right and wrong. The thing they should all notice is that none of them are any longer in meaningful employment because their ways and beliefs have had their day.

  10. well said Quick.. they are extinct animals: Brontosaurus, Brachiosaurus, Triceratops, Velociraptor, Hipposaurus… lol

  11. If keys doesn’t speak ( and you bother to listen) then you forget what a moron is.let him rattle,we know better.

  12. An appropriate name, DICK KEY.

  13. Keys seems inexplicably obsessed with West Ham. Fatso was obviously one of his mates so he can’t resist having a little pop, however inaccurate his info is. He is a **** of the highest order. (Hope that’s acceptable Hugh – readers can decide for themselves what word fits. Please remove if not ok.) COYI!

  14. Andy Gray is big mates with BFS along with a number of occasional Pundits like Peter Reid and Steve Bruce – they back BFS up to the hilt and seem to ignore the virtual collapse of West Ham last season.

    All the talk about people like Jurgen Klopp, Ancelotti or Benitez was just ridiculous – we have to go for a man with a good record, an ambition, experience and a feeling for the Club and it’s supporters – Slaven Bilic fills those criteria and having the Punters on-side is a bloody good start.

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