Tuesday, October 14
We've only got one Song
The player that has really impressed so far out of the new signings is Alex Song. Sakho's got the goals, but Song has dominated midfield and provided a brilliant anchor in front of defence. It says a lot for his ability that West Ham have hardly missed injured midfielders Nolan, Kouyate and Noble. You don't get to play for Barcelona if you're a bad player and it's frankly rather surprising West Ham managed to get him. The Cameroon international looks like just the sort of midfield player his old club Arsenal need to back-up their Fancy Dans. No surprise to hear rumours that Liverpool might try to sign Song at the end of the season. But his cousin Rigobert Song, who spent a season at Upton Park, is apparently like a second father to him (Alex's dad died when he was three) and recommended West Ham to him, so let's hope he likes life at Upton Park enough to stay.