Payet And Others Try To Put Boot In On Billic - Et Tu Bruté?

Former Liverpool, Real Madrid and West Ham defender Alvaro Arbeloa showed what a despicable rat he is by tweeting "better late than never" in response to Slaven Bilic's sacking as Hammers manager, Hmmm this from a player who was woefully unfit during his extremely over paid stint at The London Stadium who showed absolutely no effort to help his manager, it can be argued that he was just another of those "Sullivanesque' acquisitions hoisted upon Slaven Billic while he was manager, the list is endless, the biggest and possibly most catastrophic being the signing of Joe Hart on a season's loan from Manchester City!

We always used to use car trading terms when commenting on 'Arry Redknapp deals in the past, well the two Davids, particularly Mr Sullivan are like a kid who goes to one of those old Sarf London garage forecourts and sees a lovely gleaming Jag, the sticker price is incredibly low for such a lot of car, he decides he HAS to have it. His friends caution him by saying the maintenance costs will be stratospheric and that the Jag, beautiful as it looks, is not the vehicle it once was. Too late! The Jag is purchased which means the old efficient but less glamorous car has to go to make room in the garage, but pretty soon the creeping and escalating costs of running the 'glam machine' start to bite, it's no faster in a traffic jam than the car it replaced and costs a bundle more to run. So there he is, stuck with something that glistered and gleamed but was completely the wrong purchase in the first place, and of course the goods cannot be returned because the warranty hadn't been inspected properly, he was seduced by the promise of luxury motoring and ends up having to ride a bike to work because he cannot afford the Jag's up keep, does this analogy make sense? It should do!

As if not wanting to be left out of the picture, the snake known as Dimitri Payet has been swift to put his two €'s worth in via a leading journalist writing for French Media outlet L'Equipe. When asked about Slaven Billic getting the chop he said "nous avons manqué d'ambition après le déménagement et nous avons bientôt commencé à manquer de direction, c'est pourquoi je devais partir quand je l'ai fait, les joueurs ne le respectaient pas". Roughly translated it means:

"We lacked ambition after the move and we soon began to lack direction, that is why I had to leave when I did, the players didn't respect him."

Now captain at Olympic Marseille, Payet conveniently forgets that there were a couple of other reasons he left when he did, and they don't include being home sick! Had he shown some loyalty to the man who plucked him from virtual oblivion and put him on centre stage perhaps things may have ended in a completely different way for Slaven Billic, a good man, and NOT a bad manager, naive in believing that modern day footballers, with very few exceptions, would show any form of lasting loyalty, but never the less his presence graced some wonderful moments which will not be forgotten by fans and indeed his achievements will more than likely be viewed with more admiration with the passing of time.
After all, he had the best win ratio of any of West Ham United's modern day managers! Slaven we salute you,we thank you for the good times while admonishing the past and wish you all the best for the future. - Ed

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Dicks is the man's picture

fair enough, thanks Slaven (even though he's been well paid) for your efforts. My opinion however is that we don't need to hear from former has been players etc because we all saw it for ourselves. The team has become lazy, ill disciplined with no balls to fight for the cause. I blame Bilic for that. We can argue about the signings etc and I wholeheartedly agree they were poor but that doesnt stop Bilic earning his 3 mill plus benefits a year by putting in some hard shift work on the training ground, doing his homework on teams and crushing the silly indiscipline.

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asheshammer's picture

What's that all about?

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nevillenixon's picture

He's a clapped out motor that has been given a shiny paint job but without the preparation!

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asheshammer's picture

Sully must be one of those P T Barnum chairmen that thinks us suckers want to see a big egress.

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Dicks is the man's picture

I heard that Moyes isnt a Hart fan, so maybe Adrian will get back in, although i still think its signed and sealed in his contract that if fit, he starts.

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Dicks is the man's picture

apparently Saint Slaven took a tidy 2 mill away with him as he drove out of the office. Never ask me to feel sorry for a manager who loses his job again!

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moore 6 legend's picture

Yeah,but that 2mill will be paid over 99 years from sully

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boogerscaravan's picture

Sullivan is nothing more than a Cockwomble.................

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Deluded Hammer's picture

Come on Nev, you can't really mean that. He was a blatant Titanic from the word go.

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Slaven is not a bad manager, that's if you need someone at Sunday league level. Anyway we don't need a jag we need a couple of hard working vans in the centre of our midfield welcome our new January signings transit and on loan hertz van rental.

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Bondsy's picture

Moyes has been told he can add about four players in the January transfer window according to the red tops. So expect two loan signings and two unfit rebels who cant get in their first teams and a payout of about £10M at most. :-)

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Dicks is the man's picture

tbh we need some no nonsense workers in the side. the fancy boys arent up to it.

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asheshammer's picture

And Luis Boa Morte

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moore2come's picture

Sounds like Nolan could be coming back

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Dartford Bhoy's picture

In years to come we will look back at the Payet time and really appreciate what a great player he was and... a knob! But, honestly, I guarantee that 99% of Hammers will say Alvaro Arbeloa ...WHO????

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Okay lets cut out some of the BS lets be honest, here it could be argued maybe Bilic didnt get his top targets, maybe at a push, but the whole Sully is forcing players upon him is just boring and untrue really isnt it. As for the all these disastrous signings isnt it strange how nearly all of them seem to be performing well for there new clubs, and played well prior to joining us. Another thing yes he is a bad manager! This isnt the first time this is happened. This happened with Croatia, Lok Moskow, Besiktas, the patterns have been there through out his career. Hes more interested in being players best friend. The support he got and still gets is absurd, if it was Allardyce in charge or even Avram people would be slaughtering his tactics etc.. non stop.

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Dicks is the man's picture

no, its not untrue. its actually well known that Sugo buy a lot of the players and not the manager. you can argue which ones but overall they do do it. i agree though that Bilic is not a good manager, least not anymore. Evidence says he gave the players the 'day off' after the liverpool thrashing …says it all really. but again to be fair everyone is commenting on his poor tactics etc?

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Just a bit of respect here & there!!He had to go simple as that,and the stories are now being confirmed of his too laid back approach...fair enough-hes gone & by the way so is sam!!but you wouldnt think so according to some people on here...moyes is in charge now regardless if we like it or not,but if he can sort out these overpaid,lazy,egotistical shower of shite who pretend to be westham footballers,he will certainly be given a chance by me!!

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Sullivan is on record as saying he has the odd player punt ( I'm assuming it's his little treat to himself) but aprt fron that I agree with Fred. I also heard he phoned the players after he was sacked and asked where he went wrong! He was told, probably by Collins and noble, that he was too soft.

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That if the guvnor is too soft,hes taken advantage of,imo noble & collins would have loved the first training session yesterday if moyes is as strict as he says he is!!Arnie,chico,fernandez,antonio your first up...sergeant major style "right you horrible lot drop down & give me twenty!!"

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burkie's picture

Ant in particular looks like he needs to put some work in on the training ground

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Drop down and give you 20! I DONT ThINK SO 65! Ohh er missus

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Drop down & give me plenty!!;)

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