David Sullivan told talkSPORT today that West Ham have eight wingers, when defending the club’s sale of Grady Diangana. And former Hammer Danny Gabbidon hit back on Twitter in superb fashion.
The Hammers are in real trouble at the moment, and we seem to be a club moving from one crisis on to another.
Last night’s win over Hull City in the Carabao Cup provided some welcome respite. But then normal service resumed this morning when co-owner David Sullivan thought it would be a good idea to go on talkSPORT and give an interview where he pleaded poverty and generally put his foot in his mouth even further.
The 71-year-old explained how West Ham boss David Moyes currently has eight wingers to choose from:
“It was a decision made because we have eight wingers. Agents offer me players all the time and if they are wingers, I say ‘look we have got too many wingers’. We have some wonderful wingers who are not in the team.”
Honestly, what planet is the man on? We have six at the absolute most – Felipe Anderson, Andriy Yarmolenko, Jarrod Bowen, Michail Antonio, Nathan Holland and Robert Snodgrass. And the Scot isn’t really a winger anymore, so that’s being generous.
And if we are being really picky, Yarmolenko isn’t a natural winger either.
The Hammers co-owner is obviously including the likes of Pablo Fornals and Arthur Masuaku in his list of eight.
And Danny Gabbidon fired back at Sullivan on Twitter, highlighting the farcicality of the 71-year-old’s claim:
Even if you did have 8 wingers which you don’t (it more like 1!) how do you get into a situation where you have 8 wingers in the first place! 😫
— Daniel Gabbidon (@Gabbidon35) September 23, 2020
Well said Danny. It makes our protests so much more valid when former players join in and hold the owners to account.
Sullivan continues to dig deeper holes for himself and the board. And it genuinely seems like too much damage has been done for there ever to be harmony again between the fans and the owners.