Tuesday, 21 July 2009
Two More Join The Squad - Really?
Well the Official Site stimulated a moment's interest with the promising headline "Two more join the squad". Have we landed Eider by Toyota? Had Mancini decided to swallow his pride and play economy class? Has Nouble joined the ranks of the Claret & Blue? Well no, but Noble has returned from his holiday and so has Tomkins! So, another day and another blank on the transfer signings front and we still do not have a complete forward line or a right back worthy of the name.
Meanwhile the OS treat us to a detailed account of training. Now this spirit of sharing is fabulous but I'm not sure I would be too happy as a player for these sorts of details to be released. The news that Savio, Stanislas and Edgar caught the eye on the attacking front is all very well for them, but it tells us that Jimenez and Cole were less impressive, which perhaps should not be paraded for all to see. Also, it would have done little to boost Faubert's confidence or morale given the site tells us that he was playing head to head against the eye catching Savio!
One thing that is enlightening is that Dyer is still involved in "specialist fitness work with Alex Dyer". Read that in a positive way if you wish but, to me, it suggests that Dyer is still a short stretch away from readmission to the treatment room. There is an ugly sense of déjà vu here. No Ashton, Dyer receiving specialist fitness support, Cole not impressing in front of goal, no alternatives up front, nobody to play right back...the sooner there is some genuine good news to be released the better!
Posted by Hammersfan at 09:15