Hammers press on with player targets

HenryWest Ham insiders were today dismissing reports that Sam Allardyce’s uncertain position was hindering the club’s summer signing policy.

It’s the time of year when all sorts of stories get planted in the media about any number of transfer related situations and it’s not hard to work out who the beneficiary of each of them may be.

One national ‘paper reported this morning the club could “miss out on summer targets due to doubts over who will be in charge at Upton Park next year.”

This was dropped into a gossip section where the suggestion was made that players wouldn’t be ready to sign until the “identified targets” knew who was in charge!

However, that report assumed no decision has been made on the next manager and that the club and person – whoever he may be – doesn’t already know the position!

With David Sullivan’s recruitment director Tony Henry (above right) having a bigger and bigger say on the positions that need filling no problems are expected in attracting the right players.

We were told: “The managerial situation would be explained clearly to any potential signings but the report doesn’t add up because that process doesn’t start until we have permission to talk to them anyway …and that’s not now!

“Obviously we know who and who isn’t available in the summer and by that time we will have settled the managerial situation anyway.”



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4 comments on “Hammers press on with player targets

  1. club def up to something……i no like!

  2. Let’s hope it’s what we all want and not what we are all hoping is not going to happen,
    If they keep BFS on then you will all already have paid for your season tickets and will be the biggest con in football history,I am just glad that I will not be the one they are conning,
    For this reason the Directors should come clean and tell the supporters what’s going on,
    BFS deserves no such explanation as he has conned us all season and lies on a daily basis
    Let’s hope the 2 Daves are good to there word and deliver their promises

  3. Well I think the Club are being very professional in this situation. The Club is trying to do the right thing by waiting for contracts to expire and then consider their options. The Davis know full well what the fans think of Sam Allardyce, his methods, inability to change tactics for the better, stubborn refusal to play players like Amalfitano & Nene preferring his favourites, Lack of youth team interest, or promotion of the quality youngsters like Lee & Burke, which is not in the Clubs interests in the big picture.
    I have great respect for the board, They have brought us this far since arriving and they know what is holding back progress now. Its essential we are a Premiership side when we travel across the East End to Stratford they will do nothing to jeopardise that. So Patience is a virtue and everything comes to those who wait. Lets hope Mr Allardyce reaps what he’s sowed.

  4. Good post Hammer6,agree with you all the way.Will be gutted if we have another two years of Sam though,but i wont crucify the board whatever they do.They seem to always be trying to do whats best for the club,not like many chairmen around these days.

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