As Edmund Blackadder once moaned "we are in the stickiest situation since Sticky the stick insect caught caught on a sticky bun!". With the transfer window closing next Tuesday at 6PM (note we will be denied the usual 11PM adrenaline rush!), West ham are seriously light on striking options with Carroll, Valencia and Zarate all nursing injuries, while Diafra Sakho is in a whole heap of trouble!
Poor Slaven Bilic could certainly empathise with Lord Blackadder's observation that "fortune has vomited upon my eiderdown once more" as it seems to be one thing after another just now with in addition to a lack of firepower up front, our trusty full backs shave been uddenly struck by Baldrickesque incompetence.
With the efforts to sign Zaza and/or Yilmaz stalled, and top target Chaz Austin having taken the hump over David Sullivan's comments about his ligaments, the Hammers are facing into an away game at Anfield with the possibility of having no available striker. To paraphrase Blackadder's Sir Thomas More "A football team without a striker is like a boy without a winkle"!
Sadly, an all too familiar story. Still, there's another 5 days, 17 hours and 44 minutes to go...time to come up with "a plan so cunning you could put a tail on it and call it a weasel".
Carlton Cole, anyone???