Saturday, 31 July 2010
High Fives For Avram's Boys!
Another game, another win, and another Carlton Cole goal. That's four in five for Carlton. Avram has looked at Milton Caraglio and apparently wasn't too impressed. Remy obviously doesn't want to join us so I think we would be mad to replace Cole. He will go into the new season brimming with confidence and striving to win back his England place. Why on earth would he agree to go to Stoke City even if Sullivan and Gold wanted to sell him?
A 1-0 win at Ipswich isn't an amazing result but, yet again, we have kept a clean sheet. Ben Haim looks likely to join so we now only need a full back and a reserve striker to have the full squad that Avram is looking for. I fancy a loan signing or two over the next week personally.
The Parker issue remains. Avram said again that he is going nowhere but I thought he paused when asked what would happen if a really big offer came in. I have predicted that Parker will go and my money is still on that happening but, I must admit, that I wouldn't want to sit down at a poker table with Grant.
If we ignore the substitutions, we again see Grant using a 4-5-1 / 4-3-3 formation with Cole leading the line, Faubert and Dyer in midfield and Tomkins at right back. This formation / personnel has been used so often that you have to think this is what Grant has in mind as his first choice line up, perhaps with Barerra accommodated in place of either Boa Morte or Dyer. Disappointingly, Noble didn't start. Upson only lasted 23 minutes which is worrying. Hopefully his injury isn't serious.
Anyway, the Upson withdrawal apart, it is all good news again! If we can keep this going until the season's big kick off, we should take the field brimming with confidence. What a difference a couple of months makes! Are you watching Zola?
Posted by Hammersfan at 18:24