Thursday, May 22, 2008

Boa Morte to Sunderland

The only rumour this morning that seems to have even a shred of credibility is one linking want-away West Ham player Boa Morte with a move to Sunderland.

Black Cats boss Roy Keane is said to be keen on the Portugal international.


At 9:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Probably a good move for both clubs, and for the player himself. Gets Boa Morte away from the stupid, moronic booing ,and gets us a a bit of cash ,even if it means taking a significant loss on the transfer fee we paid.

Shame that it s turning out this way . But the combination of Boa Morte at times underperforming,and a section of our "support" persistently booing the player ,leave no other option. "Success" at having him booed out of the club? Rubbish. Success is not being forced to eat a 3 to 4 million dolar loss on a transfer fee because of abusive "supporters."


At 9:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poor old boa! u have to say that on the last game of the season against villa he playes his heart on his shirt!!


At 10:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Troble is Boa M , Lundberg etc are more a reflection on Curbs buying abilities. I await any action in the summer with trepidation. People will only want our half decent players and we will get a load of has beens if past performance is anything to go by.

At 11:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In fairness to Curbishley ,and I m certainly not shy of faulting him when I think it s warranted,his hands were a bit tied when he bought LBM. We were fighting relegation ,and it was the January window,hence we paid over the odds for him,but I don t u can blame the manager for that ,given the circumstances. Also, if u look at how he played in the season finale vs. Villa, u can see why Curbishley thought he cud be a useful player. As for Ljungberg,altho he began slowly at WHU,he improved a lot over the season. The fee for him wasn t outrageous,tho u cud argue that we shud have negotiated his wage package more shrewedly . Again, given what was going on with Sheffield United in the courts last summer,and that we had narrowly escaped relegation, it was never going to be easy for Curbishley to attract top class players. Especially with funds limited by what we had spent the previous january. In Parker and Bellamy ,I think he did bring in two genuinely outstanding players ,so all in all I don t think his buying record at WHU can be faulted much. The only thing I think that cud be faulted in terms of his putchases last summer was that he took the injury risk on all 3 of Dyer,Parker and Bellamy ,despite their fitness records,and despite having already taken that chance on Upson. Perhaps it only warranted taking the injury risk on 1 or 2 of the three players in question, but not all 3.

I think we do have a realistic chance of bringing in one or two excellent players this summer ,tho that will require us being able to sell several guys who are not really part of the plan for the future. But I also think that supporters need to be realistic- to expect the club to make a signing of the caliber that wud join one of the big 4 isn t going to happen ,for many reasons. But there is still a large pool of players that wud consider coming to WHU who cud improve the team ,and be within our budget,especially if we re prepared to look abroad ,and to consider loan deals and younger players

g portugal


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