Thursday, 29 July 2010
Absence of interest in Behrami makes sale of Parker more likely.
Sullivan and Gold started the summer expecting to generate cash from the sale of Green, Upson, Cole, Behrami, Noble and Diamanti. As the weeks have gone by, so the interest in our "blue chip" assets has evaporated. With Green leaking goals like a BP rig spills oil, Upson looking as solid at the back as an impotent Dale Winton, Diamanti only interesting a Greek team, Cole reluctant to trade the Boleyn for "life" in the Potteries and Noble no longer on the radar of Arsenal, it all came down to Behrami as a trading chip. But would you know it, after a disappointing season and an injury and red card ravaged World Cup, suddenly all Valon's suitors are looking elsewhere.
What's a chairman to do? There's this new manager wanting to spend money and a debt of something of the order of £100m hanging around the neck of the club. "We have to sell something," says Gold, "and we traded our souls years ago!"
"How about Karren?" asks Sullivan.
"Past her best, more Beckham than Posh."
"Well how about the ground?"
"Already factored that in and we won't see the cash until 2013 at the earliest. We could be stoking the fires of Hell by then."
"There's the tickets for the Di Canio Suite."
"Chicken feed my friend."
"Then what do we do?"
"Well Villa want Parker. If we can suggest that Tottenham want him, maximise publicity by making a statement that we will not sell him at any price..."
"But we will look total cnuts when we sell him!" protests Sullivan.
"Since when has that ever stopped us?" asks Gold.
Posted by Hammersfan at 12:06