Ex West Ham target Ivan Toney rams Karren Brady’s words back down her throat with hat-trick after more Sun column embarrassment.
It is fair to say Brady is not the most popular figure among West Ham fans.
West Ham’s vice-chairman Brady is not shy when it comes to airing her views in her controversial tabloid column.
Hammers fans have long called for her to quit the column.
Brady also upset late Leicester owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha with comments in one of her columns.
As a result he refused to do business with the east Londoners over striker Islam Slimani, sending the Algerian to Newcastle instead.
The West Ham chief was also roundly criticised for a random attack on striker Daniel Sturridge. Brady launched a character assassination of Sturridge, who had just been released by Liverpool.
Earlier this season Brady used her Sun column to question the takeover of Newcastle. The Baroness said Newcastle faced ‘dubious moral dilemmas’ and that ‘the day will come’ when the football authorities and Government will investigate it fully.
Brady was at it again in her latest column. She somewhat bizarrely decided to pick on former West Ham striker target Aleksandar Mitrovic – who recently set a new record for the number of Championship goals scored in a season.
The West Ham transfer negotiator stated Mitrovic is not good enough for the Premier League.
And she questioned whether another former Hammers target, Ivan Toney, has what it takes to be a top Premier League striker (The Sun).
Ex West Ham target Ivan Toney rams Karren Brady’s words back down her throat with hat-trick
Peterborough owner Darragh MacAnthony has previously revealed on the Hard Truth Podcast that West Ham wanted Toney before he went to Brentford and regret not signing him.
Brady pointed to Toney’s goal return of six thus far as an example to back up her claims.
“Until Mitrovic’s extraordinary flourish, Brentford’s Ivan Toney had set the record at 31 a season ago as the Bees were promoted through the play-offs,” Brady said in her latest column in The Sun.
“This year, Toney has scored half a dozen goals in 22 games, a decent enough rate but no relegation-dodging guarantee for manager Thomas Frank.”
Oh Karren, when will you learn?
Because like clockwork today Toney has rammed Brady’s words back down her throat with a hat-trick in a 3-1 win at Norwich.
That puts Toney on nine Premier League goals for the season and a total of 11 with 3 assists in all competitions.
That’s more Premier League goals – and more total goals – than West Ham’s own Michail Antonio. Oh the irony.
Yet another embarrassing column from Brady leaving her and West Ham open to needless criticism.
You also have to ask yourself what other Premier League club has senior figures publicly criticising players from rival clubs?