Saturday, 1 August 2009
Curbishley Reveals So Much In One Small Word
Far be it from me to suggest that Alan Curbishley is a great orator to compare with Obama, Churchill or...well Forrest Gump for that matter. But when talking about the signing of Luis Jimenez, our old friend Turds wrote an entire chapter on West Ham in one, short, common or garden word. Our East End Orator Par Excellence revealed, ""They tried to sign him when I was there."
Now then, what do we make of that word "they"? Who was manager when Curbishley was "there" exactly? Surely the appropriate pronoun would have been "we". Let's try a little word substitution shall we? "We tried to sign him when I was there" sounds so much more appropriate given Curbishley was picking the team doesn't it?
So, how much say did Curbishley have? Not a lot based on this and his hissy fit departure over the sale of McCartney. Fair enough we might say, given the guy's transfer dealings have been assessed generally as poor. But that isn't the point. The point is that Nani wanted Jimenez a year ago and he has been signed irrespective of the subsequent change in manager and personnel. So, the bigger question is, what does that say about the decision making power enjoyed by Zola and Clarke?
Posted by Hammersfan at 23:09