Thursday, 15 July 2010
Diamanti Sums Up The Zola, Duxbury and Nani Fiasco
So, it looks as if Diamanti is off to Olympiakos - scuttling off to second rate Greek football after just 10 months at West Ham. This was our big white hope, a guy we were so desperate to sign that we went cap in hand to our sponsors for an early advance and parted company with Collins to Villa to fund the deal. And Ginge's departure, along with the failure to sign a proper striker to replace Bellamy, and Zola's incompetence, were the root causes of our relegation struggle last season.
Turds rightly took a lot of flak for his signings, but he compares well with the idiotic recruitment policy of the three monkeys, Duxbury, Zola and Nani. We should have realised when they signed Savio. What a joke! The kid came from Nani's former club and that deal stank. Rumours circulate about 'Arry but I would love to know what Nani's cut was from the Savio fiasco. Then there was Kovac of course. Why? Why would you sign Kovac and have to part company with Collins as a result?
Mind you, the Jimenez deal was even worse! OK we didn't buy him but we paid Inter a fee for taking him off their wage bill for 6 months. I was expressing doubts after his first appearance in a West Ham shirt, in that friendly against Burksandpoor, and things didn't pick up in his brief but oh too long spell at the club. We can't blame Zola for Lopez, but he was stupid enough to pick him against Watford. Di Michele was a reasonable signing for a season, but Tristan was as mobile as a lamp post! Lastpickeva was a joke too and was to blame for our League Cup exit in his one start.
Hopefully Daprela and Nouble will prove shrewd investments but, overall, the transfer record was appalling whilst the three were together.
Who was most to blame? Zola because he was specifying "types" to fit his failing 4-3-3 formation? Nani because he was foisting players on a bewildered Zola? Or Duxbury because he was more concerned with image than substance? Or all three because they were in bed together and right up each others' arses? Either way, it was one cock up after another!
Diamanti really is the last straw, damning evidence of the utter incompetence of the Three Unwise Men who brought us fools gold, Franco's sense and merde.
Posted by Hammersfan at 21:23