Am I over sensitive or did it bug anyone else listening to Tony Cottee on Sky last night? Now don't get me wrong, we all know where his loyalties really lie, but don't tell us one story in your Echo article as far as being happy for 'either of my teams' to be in the semi and on telly look as if your Granny's just died when Everton win. He looked distraught and even groaned when Osman equalised!
As I say, it's self-evident he'll probably always be a Hammer, but I have to say that I was very disappointed in his reaction to the result. These things last long in the memory of Blues in a similar way to Andy Gray's joyful "get in there" exhibition following Gerrard's CL goal against Olympiakos.
Baz Johns, Posted 13/12/2007 at 12:54:56
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1 Posted 13/12/2007 at 13:40:32
The guy is champion in my book
2 Posted 13/12/2007 at 13:41:34
On a serious note though,i did notice it,he went as far to say "West Ham have dominated the second half" whereas every match report i’ve read since contradicts this view.
But who cares eh?,we’re through,they’re not!!Ha Ha Ha!
3 Posted 13/12/2007 at 13:43:37
4 Posted 13/12/2007 at 13:48:38
Cottee is a Hammer and fair play to him. End of.
5 Posted 13/12/2007 at 13:52:35
We dominated the first half with some excellent passing and really should of been in front. Second half was pretty even with no real chance created.
I must admit it did annoy me slightly when Cottee said Everton don?t deserve to win and if there?s any justice West Ham will get an equaliser.
What crap, even Curbishley admitted after the game that they were poor and Everton were the better team. A lot of the Hammers fans have said as much, criticising their own teams lack of creativity whilst commending Everton?s high tempo passing!!
Although he did say we outmuscled them which I find slightly strange when we have a midfied of midget gems!
6 Posted 13/12/2007 at 13:58:05
He?s never made any bones about being a Hammer but the Echo still gave him a column to write about Everton over the 1000 other ex players more qualified who live in or around the city & still have connections to the club.
Another reason to prove that the Liverpool Echo is one of the biggest rags out there!!
I woulda laughed my arse off watching him sit there, gutted that his beloved Hammers had just been dumped out the cup by Davey Moyes's Blue & White Army!!!
7 Posted 13/12/2007 at 14:05:33
Just as we are blue, the lad is honest and i respect him for that.
I will love him forever for the 2 goals he scored against the devils hordes in that epic game.
8 Posted 13/12/2007 at 14:07:07
Think this is probably the root of my issue in hindsight. It certainly does seem a bit strange the fact that the Echo column was given to Cottee in the first place. Think as you say there are a large number of ex-players who you would put in front of him when it came to chosing someone to speak on behalf of the club and its fans.
9 Posted 13/12/2007 at 14:57:05
The guys not champion in Graeme Shaprs book
10 Posted 13/12/2007 at 14:58:53
11 Posted 13/12/2007 at 15:22:12
12 Posted 13/12/2007 at 15:48:47
13 Posted 13/12/2007 at 16:50:28
I listened to the commentary on "radio five live extra" and the level of bias exhibited there was, I felt, on a par with a local radio station. There were numerous times when I felt angry enough to write into the BBC.
However, I had to laugh when I heard Matt Holland say that he thought West Ham would have the edge going into the end of the game due to their ’higher fitness levels’. What proof did he have for this?! The fact he knew the fitness coach at West Ham! He seemed to completely overlook the fact that Everton almost always score in the last five minutes. Surely more proof of fitness than the fitness coach being ’a bloody nice chap’.
14 Posted 13/12/2007 at 16:56:02
As for Cottee, I also support Barnet and I’ve not forgiven him for taking Barnet from the edge of the play-offs to relegation places, then leaving.
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20 Posted 14/12/2007 at 01:03:59