Monday, 24 August 2009
Another Day Another Rumour.
Here we go again! We are now two games into the new season and, had things been handled properly, I believe we would now have 6 points from our first two games. Tottenham were there for the taking yesterday but we lacked the punch up front to drive home our advantage. Instead we find ourselves on the back foot, on the wrong end of a result against one of our nearest and dearest (as in how much they have cost to assemble) rivals. Some will praise Duxbury should we sign a forward or two this week, claiming he always had things in hand, but they will then miss the fact that we have started the season understrength and are already 3 points off where we should be. Last season Cole was used as a sub against Macclesfield; tomorrow he remains our only option to play up front in a home League Cup tie.
And will we have signed anybody come next week anyway? There are more rumours out there but are any of them true? All the talk has proved to be no more than that, talk. But then talk is something Duxbury specialises in isn't it? Tell me, would you buy a second hand car off the guy? Nobody is willing to buy a second hand player off him it appears! But then, who is there left to sell? Davenport is now off the market and nobody will touch Ashton in the light of the latest rumours. Faubert? Can we really afford to let him go without a replacement right back? Quashie? Who would have him? So it is Collins and Upson then, our two best players against Tottenham. Does selling either make sense given Duxbury's claim that Zola is not under pressure to sell any of his first team?
I posted in the States that I wanted to land back in the UK to the news that we had signed at least one new striker for the start of the new season. Two games have now passed and we are about to launch our bid to win the Carling Cup and we STILL haven't signed anybody. How bloody idiotic is that?
Posted by Hammersfan at 19:44