I have a wonderful nine year old daghter. One of her more ambigous qualities is that she is “refreshingly direct”, so to speak, and acts long before she consideres the consequenses. This, as most parents can testify, can be a bit trying. She tried to rename her younger brother once but luckily there were a few loving people present that could help her understand the problem with that. To her defense I must add that she was seven, his sister, and never went public.
There is nothing refreshingly direct in Bradys name change blunder. It bluntly shows one of her less flattering sides. I’m sure being straightforward and good at disregarding peoples feelings has served her well in her relations with G&S and other men in this game, still I have a hard time liking it.
For a vice chairman to suggest a company-name change the first week at office is rare in any business, and there is a reason. To do that in a world so heavily based on history related emotions as a football club is either downright stupid or endlessly naive. The very reason we are fans is history, recent or ”ancient”! We don’t support the players as such, we support them only if they play for our club. The club is defined by history and if you take that away you have nothing. Change the Ground, Club name, Colours but keep the players and you will be without fans.
OK, so she didn’t want to change the whole name, bless her heart, she might even have realized that the West Ham part is important to us. If Bobby Moore rose for the sole purpose to ask us to consider replacing United with Olympic I would consider it before humbly asking him to give it a rest. But this was KFB for god’s sake.
Where are the loving people that can help Karren with this?