Strikers have become very much the Hammers talking point over recent weeks more importantly the fact that we don’t have one !!
And ClaretandHugh’s Leory Rosenior has scratched is head over some of those brought in by a manager of whom he thoroughly approves in all other areas.
But honest ‘Lee’ believes that those who have arrived over Slav’s period in charge have been particularly underwhelming.
Speaking excluively to us our chief analyst said: “I’m a big fan of the manager but some of the signings up front have confused me.
“I love the way Slaven sets up teams and thoroughly appreciate the way he wants to play but the striker situation and some of his signings haven’t been the greatest.
We have had Nikicia Jelavic, Emineke, Zaza and Calleri all of who have been pretty underwhelming and maybe it’s an area where Slav needs to get some help. He has so many contacts in the game that seeking out an expert in strikers is logical and very good management
“That’s not showing weakness. It’s showing strength and it’s good management to work with people for whom you have respect in particular areas.
“It’s all well and good saying Carroll and Sakho are on the way back but in the meantime precious points are slipping away and with January around the corner I hope the homework has been spot on as it’s pretty clear where our problems lie.”