West Ham fans ‘open up to ridicule’ with ‘massive’ slogan as Simon Jordan warns Hammers not to get ahead of themselves
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West Ham may be having an extremely impressive season, but Simon Jordan is warning Hammers fans that they could be stupid to continue to call the club “massive”.
David Moyes’ fit side are currently third in the Premier League, ahead of Liverpool with a 3-2 win over the Reds, and tied on points with Manchester City after 11 games.
It’s not a purple stain, however, as West Ham finished sixth last season and are currently undefeated in their Europa League group.
The Hammers’ dramatic rise in fortunes, from relegation fighters to genuine European contenders, has seen the emergence of a new slogan – “we are massive” – perhaps more joking than anything else.
But with their stadium soon to become the third-tallest in the elite and results on par with the best in the country, many would find it hard to argue right now.
Even Aston Villa legend Gabby Agbonlahor recently called them the second biggest club in London, above Arsenal and Tottenham but behind Chelsea.
However, former Crystal Palace owner Jordan insists their current achievements are not enough to put them alongside the English football giants.
In fact, he suggests that Hammers fans are better off seeing themselves as a smaller club, rather than bracing for failure.
“You are exposing yourself to ridicule by making these kinds of statements,” Jordan told talkSPORT.
“It’s a mission statement as well as a complimentary endorsement of what they are currently doing.
“It’s like money talks and whispers of wealth, isn’t it?” You are judged by outperforming, rather than setting yourself a standard and then underperforming it.
“West Ham has a huge fan base. They have a huge stadium. They are expanding their stadium. Their accomplishments are massive right now, compared to West Ham’s accomplishments in recent times.
“But that doesn’t make them massive, compared to clubs which are really, really, massive in good faith. This is Man City and their accomplishments. Liverpool and their achievements and their history. Chelsea in their recent history.
“What we’re saying, really, looking at this, are you getting a little ahead of the curve?” “
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