When writing his regular column for his blog, Richard Keys embarked on a powerful Twitter rant aimed at the way in West Ham are being run.
The Hammers are currently in all sorts of trouble. They are sitting in 18th spot in the Premier League table, one point adrift of safety.
David Moyes brought in three new players in January, but in truth, that wasn’t really enough. They could have done with at least two or three more.
Toxic atmosphere on and off the pitch
There is a really toxic feeling emanating from the London Stadium. The West Ham fans are completely disillusioned with the club’s owners. There has been broken promise after broken promise from them.
David Gold liked a tweet on Sunday referring to Hammers fans as ‘morons’ and ‘neanderthals’ (Telegraph).
And the icing on the cake was the board’s insistence on chasing Sky Sports up for an apology last week, rather than putting all of their focus into signing new players that the club so desperately needed.
And Keys called the West Ham owners out on their running of the club, when writing his regular column for his blog:
“I’ve made myself very unpopular with West Ham fans down the years – but only by telling the truth. The trio that run your club have let you all down. It’s a mess. How David Gold has got the brass neck to ‘like’ a tweet referring to West Ham fans as ‘morons’ I don’t know. Hang your head in shame David and remember that you too are a West Ham fan.”
He went on to say:
“Here’s my take. West Ham is a wonderful football club with glorious traditions trashed in the modern era. My first footballing hero was Bobby Moore. He must be turning in his grave. Having said that, I also believe that a lot of Hammers fans have an unrealistic view of what their club can achieve – perhaps fuelled by the current owners. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.”
Good to see owners called out
Now, Keys is far from a popular figure amongst the Hammers fans. But he hits the nail on the head here.
West Ham are run like a circus. If the two Daves do not sell up, they absolutely must change the way that things are done at the London Stadium. Which player in their right mind would want to join the Hammers at the moment?
The Hammers are bang in trouble. And their owners are just exacerbating the situation.