With the end of the transfer window drawing nearer each day, you cannot help but get the impression that we are light in a couple of areas. Deadline day always brings plenty of excitement but clubs often pay over the odds for players that are not as thoroughly scouted as they look for last minute reinforcements out of desperation.
West Ham must be careful not to fall into this trap but thankfully we have done most of our shopping early and effectively. The board and Allardyce, however, have claimed that one or two more arrivals are likely at Upton Park before the window shuts next week.
There has been promising talk of players such as Micah Richards and Toby Alderweireld but I have compiled a list of players to avoid in the coming days.