The Future of Bobby Z

June 13, 2008

Are we having a fire sale, or something? According to various newspaper reports Bobby Zamora is being sold to QPR for a mere £2.5 million. Firstly, it is difficult to believe that an established Premier League player is only worth such a trifling sum and secondly it is incredulous that he would want to move to a middling Championship club when a couple of Premier League teams have already expressed interest in him.

I accept the need for one or two of our strikers to be moved on, and even though I will be sad to see Bobby go, he must be sold at the market price (£4-5 million iMHO) and for his own sake go to a higher profile team than QPR.


Gudjohnsen On His Way?

June 7, 2008

I feel it in my water. Eidur Gudjohnsen will be a Hammer withi a few weeks. THIS piece has all the details. Gudjohnsen has set out his stall, so if West Ham want him, all they have to do is go and get him. There’s no doubt about it, he is a good player, but I wonder if his best days are behind him. His goalscoring record isn’t prolific, but he would bring a lot to the team. If he does come, it would seem that would spell curtains for either Carlton Cole or Bobby Zamora, as I still think Bellamy and Ashton would be the first choice front two.

No One Hates us, We Don’t Care

June 4, 2008

Well, apart from Millwall. The Evening Standard has polled fans from all London;s football clubs and asked which other London clubs they hate most. We don’t figure in any of the lists, amazingly enough, apart from Millwall’s. As if we care.

Our top three hates are Tottenham, Chelsea and Millwall.

Mine are Fulham, Chelsea and Arsenal. For some reason I have never been able to bring myself to hate Tottenham, although my one and only visit to White Hart Lane eighteen months ago brought me very close.

Deano Has Signed: East End Heaves Collective Sigh of Relief

June 4, 2008

Great news this evening that Dean Ashton has signed a five year deal. This could hardly get our new campaign off to a better start. A front six of Ashton, Bellamy, Dyer, Etherington, Noble and Parker is surely something to get excited about.

Farewell Nobby

June 4, 2008

I was sceptical about the signing of Nobby Solano last year, but he totally won me over. His effort was tremendous and his deadball skills were something we desperately needed after Tevez went to Man U. So I am sorry to see the club let him go. However, I can see why. Assuming Dyer and Faubert are fit, they would be the first choice down the right. There’s also Lee Bowyer who can play there too.

The Sun also reports that Dean Ashton will sign a five year deal this week. I just hope that’s true.