Friday, 9 July 2010
Need For Centre Back Is Desperate
We are being linked with wingers, central midfielders, full backs and forwards, yet the crying need is for a centre back. So desperate is the need, indeed, that Avram has talked about how important it is to retain Upson. Dear God, if that isn't evidence of desperation, I don't know what is!
Da Costa finished the season well and is a year older and wiser. Tomkins finished the season against Wolves and that headache will take some shifting! Even with Upson, we still look vulnerable through the centre of out defence. If he moves on, then we are in real trouble unless we sign a replacement.
The transfer merry go round hasn't really started, to be fair. If the rumours are true, we will have midfielders coming out of our arse, so presumably we can expect to see at least two of Noble, Parker, Diamanti, Behrami and Kovac sold before the season kicks off. The emphasis being placed on midfielders who can score is great, and the search for pacey strikers is also reassuring. But until we actually sign anybody, there is this nagging doubt that this is all paper talk.
But more worrying still is the fact that not even the papers are linking us with centre backs. Avram needs to look at that goals against column last season, and perhaps watch a tape of the Bolton and Wolves games at Upton Park!
Posted by Hammersfan at 07:25