Hammers on Holiday

The bizarre goings on at West Ham have continued since Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Stoke City.

In the aftermatch press conference, manager Gianfranco Zola said he would consider whether he is the right man for the job, before heading to Italy, giving the impression he was about to quit.

Earlier today West Ham fans got the news a lot of them must have been dreading, when Zola confirmed he was going to stay.

Imagine someone must have pointed out that he is on a lucrative contract and that he would wave his pay-off should he resign, that he might as well wait for the bullet, and the cheque instead.

Then came the most strange statement of the lot. Co-owner and spokesman David Sullivan revealed that the players are in the middle of a three day break, that as Zola is away they are not expected back in training til Wednesday.

Marvellous, after the run West Ham have just been on, this is just what the players deserve.