An Australian Prime Minister named Ben Chifley once said: “common sense is the rarest commodity on earth.” This rare commodity must be harnessed now as we look to the transfer window. Now what is a smart move? And what is a stupid move? that’s the question that I will explore.
It would be utterly ridiculous if we sold Ravel Morrison. If he has an issue it needs to be sorted out and fast. He is a fantastic midfielder and our brightest young star; we cannot sell him, it would be stupid to let him go. Unless we got £30 million for him we should tell any club to forget it.
We are getting carried away in thinking that all will be good when Andy Carroll comes back. I hope he comes back and smashes the goals in left, right and centre. However that may not happen, he could get injured or take some time to get back in his stride.
Blind Freddy knows we need another centre back with Winston Reid, James Tomkins and James Collins all out we need some defensive options. I was disappointed to hear that Johnny Heitinga will not be coming, however this could be just a plea for more money. There are other centre backs that are looking for a loan, especially in a World Cup year, so we can still get a January ‘gem’.
It was the right move by Sam Allardyce to prioritise the Premier League over the FA Cup. We suffered an absolute hammering against Nottingham Forrest, but it was a team of teenagers. I don’t blame Sam for the mauling we took. I say he blooded some youngsters who deserved a crack. And with the FA Cup now over we can focus on staying up.
We have to stick together, I can remember walking out of Upton Park after we lost to Tottenham Hotspur 4-3 in 2007. Ten points from safety we were down and out. However a man named Carlos Tevez had other ideas and so became known as the great escape. The point is we have done it before we can do it again. Never quit never give in, Ever. Back your team and go to the games and cheer for West Ham.
The silly season has begun, let’s hope we get some good players and stay in the league.
Come on you Irons!