Tuesday, 28 July 2009
Living on a wing and a prayer!
How desperate is this sounding? Lucas Neill has not travelled to China but Zola is still hopeful that he will be a West Ham player next season. Aren't we getting a little too close to the wire for this to remain unresolved? According to Zola, Neill is a "key player" and yet we are hanging on a call from the Aussie to confirm whether he is joining ourselves, Unreal City or the Greeks.
According to Zola himself, Neill holds all the cards and the West Ham manager is working on the basis of "No News Is Good News"! Zola has been quoted saying, "Last time I spoke to the player he told me that if anything could happen he would call me first. So far he has not called me so I assume he is not yet going anywhere."
Is it just me or does that sound frighteningly desperate? When was the "last time" they spoke exactly? Let's face it, Neill will look after himself first and we know that money talks loudest in his case - thus the decision to join our relegation battle rather than participate in the Champions League with Liverpool. Medals? They don't buy you houses and cars do they?
Meanwhile, Zola has not identified a replacement. The season is nearly upon us and, so far, we have signed just one first team player and there are key positions to be filled: a first choice right back, a replacement left back and two forwards. If nothing changes, we are going to struggle!
Posted by Hammersfan at 14:56