Friday, February 12

We've got Payet (signed up)

Great news that Dimitri Payet has signed an improved five-year contract, particularly with a mystery Chinese club, Man City and Chelsea reported to be sniffing around. Yes, West Ham have had to up his wages, but if any one player is going to fill the Olympic Stadium it's Payet. He's very much our talisman and it's a big signal to keep him for next season and hopefully the rest of his career. David Sullivan says he's the best player he's ever signed. Our song was obviously crucial in his decision. Unless our rival fans can find a better Billy Ray Cyrus tune, I think we've nailed him.

5 comments:

Shane Barber said...

The really good part is two fold; firstly, the cringeworthy video that tugs at the heartstrings, but good luck to them. Secondly the fact that the new deal will undoubtedly be tied to a huge buyout number if anyone else wants to sign him. If we have a number around £80m, that should be enough to put off even the most avaricious clubs. Sully's no mug; we'll be well covered.

Let's be honest, every club needs one star that lights their firmament; Dimi's ours. The only downside is if he gets injured, his part has been talked up so much that the rest don't think they can perform without him.

Pete May said...

Yes, we certainly missed him before and don't want to be branded a one-man team. But he does seem to give so much confidence to the other players - Joey O'Brien must feel like Messi alongside him. Good point about the buy-out clause. Sullivan and Gold normally look after the bottom line…if he goes for stupid money to Real Madrid so be it but let's have a few years of him at least.

supernumbersix said...

On a different tangent fellow hammerfans, a mate of mine (Sp*rs unfortunately but what can you do?) is writing a piece on the terrace chants / songs. He asked about the funniest I've heard whilst watching the Irons. Having gone completely blank (I was trying to remember what it was that was being sung at JJ Shelvey re Harry Potter a while ago?? and i seem to remember there was a funny one regarding Collins lack of ginger hair as he pointed down his shorts?) knowing Mr May and friends are regulars both home and how vociferous we are away (I'm a homie mostly) I wondered if anyone has any faves?

Pete May said...

It was "Harry Potter he's coming for you!" aimed at Shelvey/Voldemort. Not sure about the Ginge one… maybe someone else can help

mj said...

I think it was "you're not ginger anymore" due to his lack of barnet, on his loaf that is