He's admitted it! It was the pressure from the fans that blocked the Diouf deal! Explaining why we didn't sign Hell Hadji, Doctor Evil said:
"Obviously I had to bear in mind the situation at the club with the fans. It was sensible to take everything into consideration and the most important thing is we are going pretty well at the moment and there shouldn't be any distractions.The sensible thing to do always is to consider all the possible consequences and then make the decision. He's a good player and he did well for me at Bolton, but I'm aware of the issue with the fans here at West Ham."
So there you have it guys, the campaign waged by the blog sites - and I include the rival sites here - has paid off. We may have very little say in what happens at West Ham - if something really suits Sullivan and Gold it will happen regardless of what we think or say - but we do wield an influence at the margins.
Any idea what we should fight the next campaign about? Save the Boleyn? They won't listen. Abandon long ball football? Not a chance in hell. The colour of David Gold's socks on match days? If it is a question of one shade of grey over another, it might be worth giving it a go!