Wednesday 22 March 2017

Hammers in Contract Mess up again!

You Wot?
The board at West ham are very fond of loan deals as a means of limiting their exposure to the longer term risks from unsucceszful transfer acquisitions.

This is a policy that backfired earlier this season with farcical consequences in the case of Simone Zaza. The Italian striker suffered aclimatisation after his arrival to the Premiership from Juventus. However after a half dozen games he started to adapt only to find himself unselectable due to a £25 million buyout clause. As Zaza approached 14 games he still had not scored and was duly banished from the matchday squad.

Zaza headed to Valencia where he scored almost immediately, exposing the foolishness of his loan contract at West Ham.

Now, with Winston Reid out for at least a month, with little left to play for this season, its the ideal moment to promote either (or both!) Reece Oxford and Burke to the first team.

However, their loan deals fo not allow for such a recall despite limited game time at their loan clubs. As such, Slaven Bilic looks likely to need to play the likes of Cheik Kouyate as a makeshift centre back if either of Jose Fonte or James Collins get injured!

Mad or incompetent? We really need to get our business house in order!


  1. I'm sure the board and SB are fully aware of the situation, and it looks as though they are/were willing to splash the cash, but convincing players to join WHU seems very difficult, suggesting panic buying was the norm. That, coupled with an unwillingness to play younger players lays WH open to significant problems of their own making. Every season has its own share of injuries, why is there no plan B? Two players for each position, plus a young one for extra cover, not difficult.

  2. I thought there were no recall options anymore apart from goalkeepers?


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