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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby richneal on Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:17 am

This stood out In today's Standard, didn't realise Diop was on Playstation (thx Craig)

. . . it was West Ham co-owner David Sullivan who first identified Diop as a possible signing, with manager Manuel Pellegrini and director Mario Husillos deciding to move for the 21-year-old . . ."

https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/west-ham-monster-issa-diop-vows-to-get-even-more-scary-after-jose-mourinho-praise-a3949976.html
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby goa127 on Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:29 am

I was dreading this. Sullivan has kept very quiet lately but if Pellers shapes a successful team we are going to hear how he was sulli's man and he's backed him all the way etc. This may be true but it's taken him a few goes to get it right. Still I suppose it's better than having another cheapo flop foisted on us. :)
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby szola on Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:49 am

Diop played almost 100 games for Toulouse, and for the French U16-21 teams.
It doesn't take much scouting to recommend us looking at him.

I can post on here that we should take a look at William Bianda, Dayot Upamecano, Joris Gnagnon or Abdou Diallo.

It's annoying that he just could keep his mouth shut.
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby Ozza on Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:09 pm

Haha I called exactly this out before the season started, I knew Sully would go to the press to blame Pelli and his DOF for any bad signings and then take credit for any decent signings, class A ****
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby somerset-hammer on Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:11 pm

He's still alive then..

*Sigh*
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby Up the Junction on Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:31 pm

richneal wrote:This stood out In today's Standard, didn't realise Diop was on Playstation (thx Craig)

. . . it was West Ham co-owner David Sullivan who first identified Diop as a possible signing, with manager Manuel Pellegrini and director Mario Husillos deciding to move for the 21-year-old . . ."

It's an odd one, that, because everything else in that piece is from the weekend's pressers or post-match interviews. It's almost as if that piece was created just to drop this nugget into.

Most unlike Ken Dyer.
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby The Old Man of Storr on Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:15 pm

Strange there was no mention of who scouted him when he was struggling to get into the side . :)

Anyway , it's great that young Issa is settling into the Premier League nicely - potential Hammer Of The Year ?
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby Ben on Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:27 pm

I still find it hilarious that Sulli couldn't wait to announce how Arnautovic was Bilic's pick and he had nothing to do with it during those difficult first games!
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby the celestial insect on Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:54 pm

What with that and Anderson's comments about how much he had to thank Mr Sullivan for his signing... It's as transparent as getting players to say nice things about his Krays film.
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby Aztec Hammer on Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:26 pm

Snakes

Never forget. Not after any win.
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby Hammerite on Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:41 pm

Aztec Hammer wrote:Snakes

Never forget. Never Forgive.


Edited for you Aztec
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby The Old Man of Storr on Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:02 pm

Ben wrote:I still find it hilarious that Sulli couldn't wait to announce how Arnautovic was Bilic's pick and he had nothing to do with it during those difficult first games!


If a position could ever be found for Slaven Bilic at West Ham he would have benefitted a lolt from watching how Manuel Pellegrini works - Slav had brilliant man management skills about him but probably got too close to the players and they treated him as a mate rather than a boss .

It's unlikely he'll be back under these owners after sniggering at the dildo brothers joke .
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby ereford ammer on Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:26 pm

Dildo Dave sullivan just cannot resist the urge to start gobbing off and make a fool of himself. I was hoping that he had put an end to his PR gaffes. Silly me!
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby goa127 on Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:53 pm

you forget that apart from making money, his main interest in owning a football club is self-aggrandissment. he's not alone in this, but he is an expert
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby Kialos on Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:51 pm

In another article I read, there are direct quotes from Mark McKay, the esteemed football agent, stating that it was him that drew Diop to Sullivan's attention. That article from Dyer seems to have omitted that for some reason.

But yeah, it is all a bit desperate and predictable on Sullivan's part.
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby Up the Junction on Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:53 pm

Kialos wrote:In another article I read, there are direct quotes from Mark McKay, the esteemed football agent, stating that it was him that drew Diop to Sullivan's attention.

Be great if you could find a link, K...
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby GreenIron on Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:55 pm

Are they still here?

Bastards.
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby Coral Snake on Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:03 pm

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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby Kialos on Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:55 pm

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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby goa127 on Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:56 pm

yeah that seems to be the scouting technique these days. See who the agent is touting this month. I was amazed when bilic revealed that was how we got payet as well.
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