We were told to stay up late just to see what would happen and then just as Jim White was about to get all exited, David Gold confirmed that West Ham United would not be making any deadline day signings as they had all incredibly fallen through.
Now whilst that will have made Sam Allardyce fume and did not do much to help the frenemy relationship between West Ham and Tottenham Hotspur’s Daniel Levy, who reportedly personally blocked the signing of Emmanuel Adebayor, West Ham should not feel overly discouraged.
The Hammers have flown this season and to be brutally honest, whilst it is always nice to make signings in the winter window to bolster a squad, at the end of the day, if the work has been done in the summer, squads can make it through to the end of the season.
For the east London side, the work most certainly was done last summer with some excellent signings who have really transformed the team being made – and the predictable solidity and defensive hallmarks of a Big Sam side getting some flare and much needed spark installed.
Had the club faltered in the summer, they could well have needed to dive into the transfer window on deadline day this winter but that was not the case. They were not duly harmed by the African Cup of Nations, they have not got to worry about a plethora of upcoming fixtures, the injury situation and suspensions situation is in hand for now and they are actually looking a pretty good outfit.
Yes, it is an outfit that can lose at times, but so can any team. The fans are happier watching their side have a go and lose 2-1 than labouring to a 0-0 and they are fairly happy campers at the minute. So much so that the passing by of the transfer window won’t really phase them.
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