Friday, 19 February 2010
West Ham Desperate To Keep The Good Ship Pompey Afloat!
What is it with our club? Why, oh why, is nothing ever simple and straightforward? The latest illustration of madness is Gold offering a loan to Pompey to keep our relegation rivals afloat. Now this has all the immediate logic of the Americans arming Bin Laden but...hang on, that happened!
Gold's offer is, of course, an empty gesture. Firstly, it is against the rules. Something to do with third party influence perhaps, but what do we know about that? Then there is the little matter of Gold wanting guarantees that the loan will be repaid. Repaid with what exactly, a pound of flesh cut from off the breast of Peter Storrie?
Pompey's plea to be allowed to sell players, of course, does not suit us. There's no point in them becoming so weakened that our relegation rivals pick up gimme points off them between now and the end of the season. We might as well surrender our four points on that basis!
So what can we do? Nothing! Except pray! Pray that Pompey are not wound up, pray that they are not allowed to sell players, pray that their players are paid and pray that Pompey remain strong enough to take points off the likes of Hull, Wigan, Wolves and Burnley, but weak enough to not reach 34 points!
Or alternatively, we could get up off our knees and win our remaining home games, which would see us safe from any threat of relegation anyway. Sod prayers, sod Pompey, let's take control of our own destiny - beginning by thumping Hull on Saturday!
Posted by Hammersfan at 16:03