Tuesday, 5 May 2009
Let Tottenham Keep Their Overpriced Rubbish!
It is probably just paper talk, but we are being linked with a bid for dos Santos. The question is, do we want him, if Tottenham are prepared to sell that is? Is Zola getting a bit carried away with this kindergarten team malarkey? At this rate there will be a nappy changing station installed in the Upton Park dressing room.
Hansen once famously opined, "You win nothing with kids" only for Becks and co to ram his words back down his throat. But they were a very special brood indeed and, as good as Tomkins, Noble, Stanislas and Collison look, I have seen nothing yet to suggest that, without experienced recruitments to play alongside them, they can carry the team towards the promised land of the Top 4. We have invested in the future in buying Savio, I would now like to see us building up the squad with a few players who we KNOW can perform in the Prem, rather than buy in hope.
dos Santos is, I suspect, one of those players who flatter to deceive. He may be a very good player one day but, at the moment, he is, at best, the icing on the cake, and maybe only the cherry on the top of that icing. We need to thicken up the cake mix itself before we worry about the incidental ornamentation.
And if he is considering a bid, Zola would do well to check out the history of players we have bought from Tottenham. They are not in the habit of handing us presents, but they do have a good track record of dressing up their rubbish to make it look tempting. My recommendation to Zola would be to give Giovanni the once over, then look elsewhere!
Posted by Hammersfan at 16:44