I just wanted to be humourous on it lol. People take it so serious lol
FA Cup update and the Mo Diame transfer Saga fallout
It might be the day after valentine's day but there's no love lost here, it's the 5th round of the FA Cup against Manchester United. Both sides certainly left nothing on the pitch with two red cards to the left backs. It was a very competitive first half no goals a sending off and 4 yellow cards, but Manchester United didn't break us down the turning point came when Buttner as given his marching orders, the resulting free kick left them weak down the left wing and downing played an almost inch perfect pass to crouch only for Vidic to divert it past on the rushing De Gea and a Vidic own goal and a Jack Collison stirke from a Noble Free kick.
Ruben Ligeon our loan signing had his best performance in a West Ham shirt and I really like his development this season.
Mo Diame was nowhere to be seen I sent him home to avoid the press and fans but Jack Collison and Nobles composure and passing was a joy.
We have been given a difficult away draw to Aston Villa in the Quarter final
17/02/2014 Diame reluctantly agrees personal details to complete an £11m move to Donetsk.
Its 8 am I'm on my way in from the car park,
Karen Brady: Hi Rob, look we have run through the finances , and we are aware of the backlash from fans on the forums and to capitalise on Saturdays result we've decided to all you to spend the entire £11m to reinvest the squad. We'll have a meeting on targets after the Liverpool game.
ME: Excellent, I'll get the scout reports ready for it.
A lot of ex Liverpool players make their return to Anfield; Peter Crouch capitalised on a Mignolet error. Luis Suarez and Raheem Sterling rampaged against our defence and we performed admirably against the threat of the pure pace of their attack.
Another outstanding performance, by James Tomkins from a corner kick, a hard fought battle ensued but we played extremely well and didn't deserve a penalty to go against us. We defended superbly but created more chances too, Liverpool struggled to make an impact and then we get robbed. But an away point is an away point.
In the meeting, my Director of Football John Murtough, my Chief Scout Martyn Glover, My Assistant Manager Neal McDonald.
Me: Okay lads we have £11m to invest in the squad and replace Mo, I already have identified his replacement. Franco Zuculini from Arsenal de Sarandi he's on a free a low enough wage to bring him in and he's a talent. I have been talking to his agent and we can agree a deal for around 15k.
Whats the opinion on other players?
NM: Well I know we missed out on him in the summer due to demands of the club but what about Omer?
MG: Omer's been superb out in Israel he looks an absolute player all our scout reports are very favourable.
JM: Is he ready for the Premiership though it could be a big jump?
MG: He could be there’s a risk he doesn’t do well but the transfer they are throwing out to us is around £2m it could be shrewd buy if we develop him. If we are looking for a midfielder Beram Kayal might be a good player to bring in alongside him for company.
Me: Okay I want Omer, lets sort that out and we'll keep an eye out on Kayal I know lennons desperate to sell. Okay who else can we bring in?
MG: There's some rave reviews of Jason Holt, young AMC we need to develop backup and he's on a free this summer.
Me: Okay John contact his agent put the feelers out there, also we want to bring in experienced but young players from the premiership can we contact Dyer, Gardner, Wilson and Faurlins representatives see what they are looking for as they are struggling to agree new terms.
NM: Stephen Ireland is possibly available from Stoke.
Me: I like Stephen but he has a lot of problem in his game and although I want to play good football and have good players is he a better player than Morrison, I mean Nolan's getting on a bit and he could replace him in the next few years but for now? No.
MG: I got some from left field, you know steau have developed a crop of youngsters and they are around 24 at the moment?
Me: Yeah but they won't be cheap!
MG: One of the boys was chatting to a director from Steaua and he reckons they might need to sell.
Me: OK get me a list of players and who we should target.
MG: Already have
A good prospect at 24; he's an AMR/MR/AMC 9 caps/2 goals great abilities too
A decent ball player at 24 an AMC/MC only 2 Caps solid backup player and room to grow
But we really want their two wonderkids upfront Stanciu and Iancu but I can't see them selling it.