Tuesday, 13 April 2010
Ilan At Home At West Ham
Interesting to see Ilan quoted on the OS saying how happy he is at West Ham and how much he admires Mr Zola. Apparently he was "really shocked" when somebody in France asked him about the infamous quotes published at the weekend by The Smut of The World. Far from wanting to leave and believing that Zola has lost control of the squad, it appears that Ilan is perfectly happy at West Ham and may be with us next season if West Ham exercise the option to extend his stay.
Seemingly the quotes can be put down to somebody wanting to "cause some mischief" and Ilan is "really happy" after scoring the winner against Sunderland. Far from being a tactical numpty who plays players out of position, Ilan describes Zola as somebody who is "very open" and "easy to speak to" because he "knows straight away what a player feels."
Now then, which story do we believe? The story in The Smut of the World or the story on the club's Official Site? Well, the Three Monkeys will swallow the OS line of course; they believe everything the club says. If the original story was all bullshit, however, why aren't the club and Ilan seeking redress through the courts and the Press Complaints Commission? I know people think journalists "enhance" stories but they sure as hell can't attribute quotations to people who have never said them. You know when it is bullshit because the person quoted is "a source in the club" or "a friend of the player". When a newspaper says "Ilan said" then Ilan said it or the paper is on very dodgy ground!
So, my question is, when is the court case?
Come On You See Them In Court Irons!
Posted by Hammersfan at 15:33