Saturday, January 17
Where's our sponsor gone?
Not often you see a picture of Adrian doing a knee-slide on the financial pages of the Guardian. West Ham's shirt sponsor Alpari has gone bust as a result of the currency markets turmoil after the Swiss central bank abandoned pegging the franc against the euro. So we need a new shirt and stand sponsor. Not the first time this has happened. Back in 2008 after the credit crunch our shirt-sponsor XL went bust, resulting in West Ham playing at West Brom with bizarre white patches over our sponsors' logos, possibly made from Gianfranco Zola's mum's old curtains. Shame we couldn't have kept XL as it might have looked good on Benni McCarthy. Any suggestions for a new sponsor?