Sunday, 8 November 2009
Who is briefing against Curbishley I wonder?
With the verdict announced in Curbishley's favour, a campaign has now started to discredit the guy. Somebody inside the club has decided that if Turds is in line for a £2m payout, we will do our level best to scupper his future career prospects.
The Mirror carried a story yesterday that Curbishley jumped ship just before we were about to throw him overboard. According to the unnamed source, a Board meeting had already been convened with a view to dismissing Curbishley when he announced that he was going. Poor AC was then disappointed and surprised that no effort was made to persuade him to stay. The decision to sack him, again according to this unnamed source, had been triggered by six, again unnamed, players going to the Board and demanding action due to disillusionment with Curbishley's training methods and tactics.
The timing is very interesting. If this was mischief making by The Mirror, the story would have been carried in the week before the verdict was announced. How damaging would it have been to our case if it was known that the axe was hanging over Curbishley's head when he walked out? Case proven! West Ham pay up!
It is clearly not Curbishley who is releasing these stories because he is being portrayed as arrogant and as a manager who had lost the support, not just of the Board, but of the players too. So who is briefing against Curbishley? Who is the Dark Puppet Master of Spin? I have no idea and would hate to point a finger.
Oh, good morning Mr Duxbury!
Posted by Hammersfan at 08:58