Speaking exclusively to The Transfer Tavern, former West Ham United central midfielder Rob Lee slammed David Gold, David Sullivan and Karen Brady for their lack of action as owners of the club.
Lee, who spent a year at West Ham back in the 2003/04 season as well as being a self-confessed Hammers fan, took aim at Gold, Sullivan and Brady for not doing enough to progress the club over their almost 11-year spell as owners of the east London side.
“Not done enough,” Lee told The Transfer Tavern plainly when asked about the GSB reign.
“I’m a West Ham boy, I was a fan as a boy, I was there as a kid, almost finished my career there when I was around 38, I still live in the area and I think that West Ham fans and everybody expected (GSB), as they were West Ham fans and had the money, to push the club forward.”
Having overseen the club’s move from their historic Upton Park home to the London Stadium at the beginning of the 2016/17 season, something which was sold to fans of West Ham by Brady as a step towards becoming a regular top-six Premier League side, the Hammers have so far failed to achieve Brady’s apparent aim.
In fact, since moving to the London Stadium, West Ham have finished 11th, 13th, 10th and 16th in the league, a far cry from qualifying for European football.
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Lee continued: “They haven’t done enough for me, they haven’t done enough.”
It would seem that Lee is of the same opinion of a large section of West Ham fans, many of whom have been protesting for GSB to sell the club, with many sporting ‘GSB OUT’ flags at matches and displaying the same message in their social media handles.
However, with the Hammers currently occupying seventh place in the Premier League table, and looking a significantly more impressive outfit under David Moyes this season, perhaps this could finally be the year that the club do crack the top six.
Although, it is not difficult to imagine this being little consolation to the fans who simply want to be rid of the current owners.
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