Stan Collymore takes swipe at West Ham fans after Carabao Cup win v Manchester City
Stan Collymore has blasted West Ham fans for over-celebrating their Carabao Cup win against Manchester City earlier this week.
David Moyes and his men booked their spot in the quarter-finals of the competition after a tense penalty shoot-out.
It’s been a stunning start to the season for the Hammers, who are top of their Europa League group with a 100 per cent record, fourth in the Premier League and, of course, into the last eight of a domestic cup competition.
However, Collymore doesn’t want to see West Ham fans celebrating for some bizarre reason and instead has opted to bring up the discontent shown towards owners David Sullivan and David Gold.
“To hear West Ham fans celebrating you would think they had won the Champions League,” Collymore wrote in the print edition of The People [Octiber 31, page 56].
“They’re all over the radio and piping up everywhere, but perhaps they do need reminding that what they’ve actually done is clinch a place in the last eight of the Carabao Cup.
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“Seriously, come on. I’m a big fan of what they have achieved and what they are doing right now.
“And, yes it was Manchester City etc, etc, but let’s not get too hysterical just yet. There’s such a sense of excitement around the place at the moment that you could almost be fooled into thinking everything was rosy down at the London Stadium.
“It’s not. Everybody knows it’s not. No one is kidded by the fact that even the protestors who want the board out are a little muted at the moment.
“But it’s a time bomb. Like a household where the couple can’t stand each other but put up a facade, knowing it could kick off at any time.
“Those who want David Gold and David Sullivan out haven’t gone away and, to be honest, util they are persuaded to go, I think West Ham will struggle to get to the next stage.”
Bitter, bitter man
If this was Aston Villa, you just know that Collymore’s response would be different.
We absolutely hate it when people act as though football fans cannot celebrate winning football matches.
We don’t care how much we celebrated on Wednesday night – we just knocked Manchester City out of the Carabao Cup and increased our chances of winning silverware massively.
Everything on the pitch is going perfectly right now.
We’re not going to win the Premier League and we know that our chances in the Carabao Cup and Europa League are still slim but the fact we’re in contention is massive.
Moyes is doing something special and you know what, Stan? It’s amazing to have that distraction.
We don’t need to worry about what’s happening in the board room right now and while we’d like to see GSB go, we’re happy they decided to hire Moyes and happy that the Scot was allowed to manage the team and take charge of his own transfers.
They deserve credit in some respect – but we’d still want to see them bought out of the London Stadium.
In other West Ham news, there’s been a major update on GSB’s talks to sell shares at the club.
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