Sunday, 6 June 2010
After The Signing of Der Hammer I'm Glad All Over
What is wrong with me? Do I need to see the doctor? Maybe it is the weather. But somewhere over the last couple of weeks, I've lost my healthy dose of cynicism. England? We're going to win the World Cup! West Ham? We're on the march after the signing of Hitlersburger. Avram? Great appointment. Sullivan and Gold...well let's not get carried away!
Now, if we look at this logically, this "Glad all over" feeling is just plain stupid. Hitlersburger arguably failed at Lazio after being shown the door at Stuttgart. He has been dropped from the Germany squad for the World Cup too. Are there not echoes of Luis Jimenez here? An early summer signing to boost the morale of the fans, a way of saying, "Don't worry, things are not as black as they appear"? We all know what happened to Jimenez of course, and we all know how his signing was a false dawn in more ways than one.
The hard truth, if you care to see it, is that Hitlersburger came in on a free and we are supposedly negotiating to sell Green, Upson, Cole and Noble at the moment. Now, if the funds generated are made available to Avram, then maybe this is fair enough, although isn't that rule coming in about having a certain number of home grown players in your squad this year or next? We shouldn't pack our team with foreigners for that reason alone. And anyway, Di Canio apart, our foreign imports haven't covered themselves in glory at Upton Park have they - Van der Elst is probably the second best and you have to go back a long way to get to him. Next best? Bilic? Then? Repka?
Logic screams, watch out, S&G are taking you for a ride! "Roll up, roll up, buy your season ticket and see Der Hammer!" But, for some reason, this weird gene keeps pumping optimism and good vibes around my body, forming this impenetrable barrier in my brain. Next season I am going to be cheering on a German on a football pitch for the first time in my life and, weirdly, I'm feeling glad all over!
So, after England win the World Cup, expect West Ham to finish mid table in the Prem and bring a Cup back to Upton Park. You heard it here first and I need to go and have a lie down: I haven't been that optimistic since...well I've never been THAT optimistic actually!
Come On You Der Hammer Irons!
Posted by Hammersfan at 11:01