Tuesday, 21 July 2009
A Tribute To Brooking Or More Mood Management?
So tell me, why now? Why in the middle of July have the club announced that Brooking will be honoured by having a stand named after him?
I have no problem with the tribute of course but I am suspicious of the motives. I don't know why, but I have this image of Duxbury sitting down in May and planning how to keep the fans happy through the summer by a series of staged events - none of which have any bearing on what is happening on the pitch. It is a familiar tactic of course when an organisation wants to divert attention away from bad news. Nothing happening on the transfer front? Let's tell them how we are honouring an old Academy Boy, a player raised through the ranks, a player made, not bought; that's the West Ham way isn't it?
Cynical, mois? Meanwhile, we read on the OS how well the latest batch of Academy boys are doing. Stanislas, Savio (I know he was bought but he is a kid) and Edgar have all been impressing in training apparently. That's alright then! We don't need to buy anybody then do we? In fact, Duxbury may be earmarking areas of the ground to be named after players to see us through the rest of the summer. The Faubert Substitute's Bench, the Dean Ashton Treatment Room and The Quashie Crapper are all obvious calls!
Posted by Hammersfan at 12:49