Wednesday, 24 February 2010
I do not believe it! First Duxbury and now Nani has been shown the door. Do the Diddy Davids know what they are doing I wonder? How in God's name can they sack Technical Director Nani, the guy with a roving brief to sign players from a very compact region of Italy?
Do they not know that this is the man who was able,thanks to his fantastic ties with his former club, to capture that brilliantly precocious talent Savio? The lad didn't cost us anything like £11m in the end; the true cost was more like £5m, a snip given Savio played in a total of 11 games for us, 10 as a substitute! Compare the cost of Savio's time on the pitch to Dyer's, and you will understand what a bargain the boy was!
Then there was Jimenez! Remember Duxbury telling us how Zola was going to build the team around this fantastic Nani capture? Good God, such was the brilliance of Nani that he spotted ability in the guy that even the Special One hadn't identified! Trouble is, it was so well hidden that nobody in England spotted it either!
And don't forget Lopez! I won't! I witnessed his debut at Watford and thought we were playing the Michillin Man at left back!
And then there was Tristan of course, that brilliantly talented lamp post who spent three months getting into such fantastic condition that he was once spotted breaking into a ten yard jog at Upton Park. And don't forget Di Michele, the four goal a season striker! And Da Costa, who we may see play again one day. And Ilunga, who was superb until he landed a permanent contract. And Kovac, whose signing necessitated the sale of Collins (who is a central figure in a Villa defence that, statistically, is the best in the Premiership this season!).
True, he identified Diamanti and Behrami, but even Turds managed a couple of good signings - Upson and Parker.
As with Tottenham, the Technical Director role has failed completely. I have no time for Curbishley but his principle of the manager having the say on who is bought and sold (within reason) has to be right. So it is goodbye Nani and good riddance in by book!
Posted by Hammersfan at 17:46