Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Payet Plays the Perfect Pupil despite Post-truth Propaganda

Poor Dimitri Payet - no seriously! Having made the bold step of demanding a transfer back to France he finds himself in an impossible situation. Having essentially terminated any hope of playing again for West Ham - a club he is contracted to until 2022, Marseille have decided to try to take advantage of the situation and are refusing to meet West Ham's quite reasonable £30 million valuation of the talented player.

Meanwhile, the media are having a field day with a variety of stories that are Trump-esque in their flimsiness. It was revealed that his car had been vandalised - with the strong insinuation that it could only have been done by angry Hammers fans despite no evidence of same and a host of other parties who have a considerably greater vested interest in Payet's future.

This was then followed by reports that Payet had arrived late for training and stormed off early - both of which have been strongly denied by the club. Through all of this Payet has maintained a dignified silence but in the modern climate failure to manage the media generally results in their filling the gaps with speculative misinformation.

Hammers fans could be forgiven for feeling that the media have it in for the club ever since we were awarded the Olympic Stadium. As yet another investigation has commenced the media seem only too delighted to give air time to various parties who were unsuccessful in their bids. Even Auntie Beeb ran a feature with the more than a little tiresome Barry Hearn indulging in another sour grapes-fest.

It's open season on the Hammers just now, but at least the team are putting in some decent performances that have pushed us into mid-table obscurity! As the club are trying to bring back our old Upton Park stewards to the London stadium and fans are starting to adapt to the largesse of our posh new home there can be no doubt that things are definitely improving in what has been a trying season. Meanwhile, as Hearn and Co. persist with their whingeing, we look set to add another 3000 seats to the match day capacity. West Ham are a VERY big club now and there can be no doubt that the future will bring lots of players who are vastly more talented than Payet to the club.

Upwards and onwards - but definitely without Mr Payet!

1 comment:

  1. mr Hearne we are adding more to our capacity than your little Leyton orient gets on a home match. and you wanted to ground share, now that would have been a sight


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