This is mainly for Mike's information and because I need to get this off my chest.
How much injury bad luck can one team have????
The Hammers have had way more than their fair share in recent seasons, but what's going on now takes the %#@&ing biscuit.
Dean Ashton, one-time England hopeful, may be close to retiring from the game, having cost the club a fortune in wages for a handful of games.
Calum Davenport gets so badly stabbed in the legs by his sister's demented boyfriend that he may lose a leg and almost certainly never play again.
Boa Morte out for months.
Ilunga (never missed a game last season) breaks his jaw.
Sicknote Dyer is suddenly 'injured'.
Potential record signing Savio is mysteriously 'injured'.
Highly promising midfielder Jack Collison's dad died in a motorcycle crash on the way to watch him play against Spurs. He'll naturally be out for a number of games.
As for the 'squad', there were six academy lads under 19 in it for the Spurs game.
We have one striker, Carlton Cole. If anything happens to him we're totally up the creek.
The starting center halves against Spurs, Collins and Upson, could both be gone before the transfer window closes - rumor has it that Zola can't buy unless he sells.
Finally, the latest transfer gossip, any deals apparently depending on the sale of Collins to Stoke or Villa -
We're on the verge of signing a Serie B striker, Allessandro Diamanti from Livorno.
We're on the verge of getting Gudjohnsen on a season's loan.
We're 'linked' with Chamakh from Bordeaux and right back Oddo from AC. Meanwhile,.....
......tonight we've got Millwall in the Worthless.
"...fortune's always hiding...."
RIP Iron Man
Rock On and keep the Faith