Friday, 30 July 2010
Tottenham's 'Arry Stirs The Parker Pot
So 'Arry reckons we encouraged Tottenham to bid for Parker! He isn't specific about the nature of that encouragement of course. Perhaps he ordered some porn off of Sullivan and when it arrived in the traditional brown Manila envelope, 'Arry thought, "Brown Manila envelope. Transfers. G G cash back. Sullivan and Gold want me to bid for Scott Parker!". Or maybe the fact that Levy was put through to Sullivan on the phone was encouragement enough. It seems that the chairman at Tottenham does not allow 'Arry within sniffing distance of the money transaction for some reason. I guess we will never know what really happened.
What we do know, however, is that it is perfectly within the rules for one chairman to ring another and make an offer. 'Arry is spot on there. And we also know that it was West Ham and not 'Arry or Tottenham who told the world about the offer. If you want to keep things quiet, it is a bloody odd thing to do to make a statement on the club website!
Not that we could complain if Tottenham had tapped up Parker of course. What exactly have we been doing with Beckham? In fact, Gold declared our interest to the press without any prior contact with the player, his agent or the club. That puts us in a bit of a dicky position should we feel unhappy about the conduct of Tottenham or any other club doesn't it?
I was always told, "Do as you would be done by" and I reckon that clearly applies here. Of course we then come back to the big question, why exactly did Sullivan choose to go public on the offer? To alert Villa and Liverpool perhaps? Perish the thought!
Anyway, after the 4-1 thumping last night, 'Arry came out and said "You win nothing with kids". Despite having what was widely regarded as the best squad in the Prem last season, 'Arry feels in need of experienced recruitments. Normally agents all across Africa woud be on red alert at this news but with Levy in charge of transfer deals, 'Arry is suddenly focused on British based players. He says he wants Parker, but he can admit that publicly now Sullivan has taken the deal into the public domain. He also says that it is up to the chairman whether Tottenham come back with an improved bid for our Tottenham supporting, close friend of Jamie Redknapp, Mr West Ham.
Can anybody spot where this one is going? Any guesses what Jamie is saying in that picture? "And White Hart Lane is the first on the left" perhaps?
Posted by Hammersfan at 09:10