July 28, 2007
KUMB have got a three part interview with Alan Curbishley, the first part of which is published today HERE. There’s not a lot of new stuff, but he’s a bit more open than he has been with the mainstream media. I’ll link to the two remaining parts when they are published.
These sort of interviews are normally the preserve of Gary Firmager’s OVER LAND AND SEA fanzine. Last year, for the first time, OLAS didn’t get an end of season interview and from what I can make out the club have tried to stop players talking to Gary and his gang. That is a great shame. In some ways I can understand the club wanting to keep everything exclusively in the matchday programme, but I think i’m right in saying that OLAS outsells the matchday programme by a bit of a margin.
I was going to be a doing a column in the matchday programme next season (interviewing political and media personalities who support the Hammers), but the woman who agreed it has since left the club and no one else will return my calls. So I shall just stick to the blog!
July 19, 2007
I’m off to Rwanda for a week this evening so I apologise in advance if posting is rather light over the next seven days. To be honest there hasn’t been an awful lot to wrote about over the last week which hasn’t been said elsewhere.
I was pleased for Marlon that he didn’t end up at the JJB. I wouldn’t wish that on anyone. He has it within him to kickstart his career again at Villa and I am sure we all wish him well.
Apart from the ongoing Tevez row, the only transfer gossip seems to revolve in revived bids for Jermain Defoe and Nicky Shorey. Faubert’s injury is a real blow. The thought of him and Lucas Neill charging down the right was too delicious. Looks like we will have to wait a bit to see that.
July 13, 2007
I was chatting to a friend on the gold course this afternoon and we reckoned that our overall spending had been pretty minimal this summer. So I thoiught I would indulge you all and list the ‘Ins’ and ‘Outs’ of the summer transfer season so far…
Yossi Benayoun £5 million
Paul Konchesky £3 million
Nigel Reo Coker £8.5 million
Tyrone Mears £1 million
Teddy Sheringham Free
Roy Carroll Free
Total £17.5 million
Scott Parker £7 million
Craig Bellamy £7.5 million
Richard Wright Free
Julien Faubert £6 million
Total £20.5 million
So, as I thought, Eggie has only had to shell out £2.5 million so far. It rather makes you wonder what he has got in mind for further pruchases, doesn’t it?
A nice £20 million striker and a top knotch left back and left winger wouldn’t go amiss.
July 12, 2007
If this doesn’t get your juices flowing with anticipation for Julien Faubert, then nothing will.