Wednesday, 19 August 2009
Where does this leave Collins? Will Upson now go?
The decision of James Collins not to join Stoke puts the guy in a strange no man's land. It would appear from what Duxbury has said that Zola decides who is sold, so the acceptance of the Stoke bid would suggest that Ginge does not figure in the manager's plans. I have every sympathy with Collins - like Boa before him, he knows what his present wages are and wants them matched at the very least. Why would anybody trade the high life in London for a lower wage amongst the dark satanic mills? Would you? And, having seen Kitson looking like a Vesta Curry in Stoke's away kit, would you move to them if you were a ginge?
However, Nice Guy Zola has already proved himself to be something of a Reservoir Dog when a player upsets him. Callum Davenport hasn't had a sniff of first team action at Upton Park after ruffling the manager's feathers and if the Chamkh deal collapses because of Ginge's "selfishness", then he is not going to be flavour of the month at Upton Park is he? Does his refusal to go now increase the chances of Upson moving? I think so.
Collins can, however, take heart from his popularity amongst the fans. Most, who expressed a preference, said they wanted him to stay.
Sods Law, of course, states that Ginge will now pull up lame in training and will be ruled out for the next 4 months. In fact there must now be a case for renaming the Law West Ham's Law!
Posted by Hammersfan at 08:10