So after all the talk, the waiting, gossip & rumours West Ham have opted to stick with Sam Allardyce as manager, and have insisted that Big Sam will take us to the next level – The West Ham Way.
Ok, it may not have been the outcome we all expected or wanted, but it’s done now. The decision is final. And it’s our duty as fans of the club to respect that and support the team and manager. The last thing the club needs now is the fans jumping on the back of Allardyce every time a ball is played 5ft above ground level, or we get held to a goalless draw against Stoke at home. That is football.
However what this does mean is that this summer West Ham will be looking to recruit the creative, inventive type players who can help improve our attacking flair – and I think the first bit of business that the club must do is retain the services of Ravel Morrison, and play him in a role which allows him to create havoc for the opposition.
Ravel is currently on loan at QPR, and is highly likely to feature in this weekends playoff final against Derby County at Wembley. If Harry Redknapps men are successful then no doubt a bid for Morrisons services will be tabled, and we simply cannot allow him to be anywhere other that Upton Park next season. Morrison is the type of player we all want to see play, and if Gold & Sullivan want to show that Allardyce is going to change our style for the better, then keeping Ravel Morrison is a good start.
Another player we are apparently looking at is Swansea midfielder is Jonjo Shelvey. According to Sports Direct News a West Ham insider said “It’s a little early to say who will come in, but my understanding is that Shelvey fits the bill. I’m sure Swansea won’t let him go easily, but I have it on reasonably good authority that they value him at around £8m. We’ll see what other players are out there and work from there.”