Monday, May 24

Waiting for Avram

It's the longest appointment in history. Avram Grant has resigned from Portsmouth and is apparently on his way to West Ham, despite, according to the Daily Mail, Roman Abramovich trying to lure him back to Chelsea as Director of Football.

Meanwhile, today's Mail claims that Grant could sign four of his old players from Pompey in Belhadj (a left back!), O'Hara, Boateng and Ben Haim. I'd take the first three, although not too sure about Ben Haim, who has declined since his days at Bolton.

Meanwhile it's said that Sullivan has bid for 75k a week for 32-year-old Thierry Henry. Shades of the Van Nistelrooy saga here, a showboating signing that is never going to happen. And when was the last ex-Arsenal player to succeed at Upton Park? Stewart Robson, Ian Wright, Davor Suker, Freddie Ljungberg … all failed through injury, being too old or not being bothered.


matt said...

John Radford? Kaba Diawara?

Pete May said...

Give us a goal, Raddy!
About the only exception was Nigel Winterburn who did at least look interested, even if past his best. And Liam Brady was ok for a season or so... but more usually we are a rest home for ex-Gooners wanting a cosy semi-retirement.

matt said...

Matty Upson, of course