Listen to him: "The entire board is 100 per cent behind Avram." Well God help Avram if the Board ever has any doubts then!
He continues: "He is a really decent person who deserves our support." Really? So when did he become decent and start deserving that support? It must have been around about the time O'Neill told West Ham where to stick the job offer. Coincidence that.
He adds: "West Ham United is a club that does the right thing and the right thing at this time is to support the manager." At this time? Is that time very precise? At 2pm on January 18th, 2011 West Ham does the right thing and the right thing at 2pm on January 18th, 2011 is to support the manager. Tomorrow? Another day, another time, Allardyce may want the job so who knows?
He states: "We will do all we can to bring in players over the next 12 days and, once we have achieved that, we hope it will keep us up." Well it's a bloody shame Sullivan, Brady & Gold have wasted 18 days of the window and made the club into an absolute laughing stock. Who, in his right mind, would want to sign for Grant and West Ham now? Note that word "hope". That screams confidence doesn't it!
He concludes: "I urge all the supporters to rally behind the club at this difficult time." Well what a fcuking nerve! Rally behind what "club" exactly? I can't see a "club" unless it is a heavy implement Sullivan is using to beat Avram around the head with. The other "club" suggests fellowship and people working together towards a common goal. There is no "club" in that sense left. There is a business, and a badly run business at that, but there is no club.
Fcuk them. I have defended Sullivan and Gold until now but this "difficult time" is of their making. They appointed Avram and within 7 months they are trying to replace him. I have said all along that the guy has to be given time and, for better or worse, he now has that time - although how on earth he asserts any authority after what has happened, I have no idea. If we lose the next 10 games in a row, how can Avram be held accountable? If we go down, how can Grant be blamed? He is literally untouchable!
Sullivan, Gold and Brady haven't just shot themselves in the feet, they have shot off their own bollocks. Which in Brady's case must really have cracked her up!