Karren Brady responds to Roy Hodgson’s comments about West Ham

England coach Roy Hodgson was recently very complimentary towards West Ham United.

West Ham United vice-chairman Karren Brady has written in her football diary in The Sun that she is very happy with Roy Hodgson’s recent comments about the club.

“I love coming here (Boleyn Ground),” the England national team coach told West Ham’s official website. “The whole club is a real football club, this one, steeped in tradition with fantastic roots.”

Brady has responded to those complimentary remarks and has written in her football diary in The Sun (Saturday, October 31 entry): “The England manager thinks we can transfer the old-fashioned English football virtues when we move to the Olympic Stadium.

“West Ham, he adds, are ‘a real club’ and if by this he means that we are locally owned and are trying to bring success using as many home-made players as possible, I am very happy.”

West Ham are a big club in London and in recent years they have shown lofty ambitions.

Having established themselves in the Premier League, the Hammers now appear to be pushing for a European place.

Under manager Slaven Bilic, the football is entertaining to watch and results so have this season have been encouraging.

It would appear that West Ham are in the running for a top-four finish in the Premier League, and maybe they will end up in the Champions League places.

The Hammers will be looking to return to winning ways this afternoon when they take on Everton at the Boleyn Ground in the Premier League.

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