I'm still open minded about the Sullivan / Gold takeover of West Ham. Clearly anything is better than being owned by an Icelandic Bank creditor.

Much of what they've said is a breath of fresh air to me.  I love the (apparent) openness.  For once, the fans are being told straight what we've suspected these last few years - West Ham are in a financial mess.  

They might just be taking it too far though.  Hardly a day goes by without one of them announcing something negative about the club.  No-one likes being drip-fed bad news.  

That's bad enough but today's suggestion that the staff will need to have pay cuts in the summer , could not have been more badly timed (or inconsistent), coming on the eve of the biggest game of the season so far.

Enter Gianfranco Zola:

"I think the article should have been done at another time, not just before a match like tomorrow," said Zola.

"It would have been better to say that at another time and maybe talk to us before talking to a newspaper. That is my feeling."

This might be Zola's first step in a perhaps unwitting exit strategy.  It's never a good idea to publicly criticise your employers, but that he said it only heightens my respect for him.  Sullivan's use of the word 'Armageddon' might prove to be self-inflicted wound on a desperate situation.