Saturday, 17 July 2010
Sullivan & Gold Delivering on Promises!
(Submitted by Shaun)
Hmmm [shakes head]....a ball has yet to be kicked and already there are 'forecasts' of ominously dark rainclouds of doom! This, despite the fact that new signings were promised...and new signings have been delivered!
Of course, they're not the 'world-beaters' that some would have recommended...that's clear from the damning and frankly, insulting indictments of each and every one of them on certain blogs! I won't even bother reiterating the analogies, because they simply suck!
My point is...what or who exactly did the critics expect?! Don't get me wrong here...West Ham are a BIG club and should have BIG stars on the books, but the current financial situation won't change overnight! There are no sudden mystery funds available to buy the likes of Neymar, Henry, Klose etc...and even if deals for Remy and Cole DID reach fruition, they would have to be on more favourable HP terms than your old Aunty's Kays bloody catalogue!
It would now appear that the media hype regarding a Russian billionaire's investment in the club is just mist of the Scottish variety...G&S confirmed there has been no such contact.It also appears that Gold & Sullivan Independent Traders Inc are unwilling or unable to dig deep and provide huge funds for transfers from their own infinite personal cash reserves, as promised...why should they?
But what they have done, in my opinion, is not only fulfilled their promise of signings, but conducted good business in the process. That is what they do. That is what they're good at. It's not called arse-licking the owners...it's called waiting to see what they do...and on this showing their actions are speaking louder than their words. Indeed, the jury IS still out on G&S...
...But a total of £5 million outlay for Hitzlsperger (note how I spell his name correctly AND respectfully!), Barrera and Piquionne is VERY good business, with the possibility of Ben Haim in addition on a 'free'?
Some might call it 'deepening the squad' on the cheap with players that 'nobody else wants'. But then some, like me, might say 'no, happy with that....4 quality players' ....and without 'deepening' the debt in the process!
Avram's pleased as punch with the new acquisitions too...so let's hope there's a couple more 'surprises' to come...and let's get right behind the team and the manager and be positive eh?! COYI!!
Posted by Hammersfan at 14:17