Did we waste a lot of valuable time chasing Andy Carroll?

Big Sam was desperate to land the big Geordie and I think he was certain he would come.

In this day and age, social media websites are a great way to find all sort of facts and fiction about our football teams. I’m a close follower of Twitter and the rumours that have come up on there in this current transfer window have got us all excited.

You can’t help but get carried away with it all. One week it’s Kaka and the next Tevez is returning to Upton Park on a six-month loan deal. But the best of all had to be that Andy Carroll had signed and was having a medical at the club!

I got reeled in by all of these tweets and no doubt several other West Ham fans did even though we all know on August 31, we are going to end up putting in a last minute bid for Emile Heskey. Nothing surprises me anymore because we are West Ham.

I can’t help but think we wasted a lot of valuable time in the transfer market regarding Andy Carroll. Big Sam was desperate to land the big Geordie and I think he was certain he would come, with his pal Kev Nolan helping to persuade him to come to us. But where did Big Sam think we were going to find the money to pay his wages of up to £100k a week?

I know Sullivan and Gold are funding the club out of there own pockets and they will always try to give the manager the player her wants, but I think this would’ve been a big mistake and a detrimental effect on the squad. Why didn’t they go for Michael Owen? He’s been there, done it and will still score goals at the highest level for half the price, or our old friend or foe Jermaine Defoe, who will do a brilliant job for between six and eight million.

So far in this transfer market we have done an OK job, Diame looks like a good battling defensive midfielder and we know that James Collins loves West Ham and will run through brick walls for his team mates. I do feel, however, that we need one more defender, a creative midfielder and a prolific striker — someone who can bag 20 goals a season regularly.

But Big Sam mustn’t go too mad in this transfer window because this season is all about staying up and then kick on the following season. There isn’t a lot of time left before we could leave the Boleyn Ground, so let’s hope if we move into the Olympic Stadium we do so in the Premier League and the Champions League!

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