Carlton Cole’s Big Interview
Carlton Cole gave the club’s official website an interview ahead of our trip to Aston Villa on Saturday.
And with there being a big chance he’ll feature from the start now that Andy Carroll is suspended, the striker was in good spirits and a confident mood…
“Obviously the boys have been buzzing but it’s important what we focus on the next game now. We had a team meeting and the gaffer knows that we have to do more if we want to stay in this league. We’ve set our targets now and all the boys know what we need to do to stay in it.
“No one seems to be safe from 12th downwards. We’re just focusing on trying to get to that tenth spot, that’s our aim. If we can get there then we’ve had a successful season.
“We’ve got two crucial games coming up against Norwich City and Southampton but we have to take it one game at a time. Hopefully we can go into every game feeling positive and knowing that we can get the result that our work-rate deserves. We’ll try and bag a few goals and hopefully we can carry on keeping clean sheets.”
The club takes legal action on the FA
After the FA decided not to rescind Andy Carroll’s red card for reasons only known to themselves, it’s believed the club have written to them requesting a formal hearing over his three-game ban, demanding a resolution by Friday or else they will take matters to the High Court if rejected again.
Well-respected QC Lord David Pannick assisted the club with their request in allowing Carroll the chance to pursue wrongful dismissal.
Meanwhile, even Neil Warnock of all people believe West Ham have deserve to feel outraged, accusing the FA of protecting World Cup-bound Howard Webb.
He said on talkSPORT: “Deep down Howard Webb will know he got it wrong. They’ve upheld it because he’s our top referee and he’s going to the World Cup and they don’t want to embarrass him.
“I think it’s totally wrong. Everyone on that FA committee – and no-one knows who they are – has got away with murder. They obviously don’t know the game of football.”
Strong words from man you has never liked West Ham, which really does show you how much of a mistake the FA have made.
There’s still no sign of deadline day loan signing Pablo Armero, despite it almost being a week since he supposedly arrived at the club.
There has been no official unveiling by the club, no picture of him holding up the famous claret and blue shirt and he’s yet to be given a squad number.
So where exactly is he?
Well David Sullivan’s son Jack shed light on the situtation on Twitter earlier…
@WESTHAM1982 we have a work permit for him but he needs a visa and it takes a few days from Brit embassy should arrive tomorrow 🙂— Jack Sullivan (@jsullivanwhu) February 5, 2014
Thank god for that, I was beginning to think he was imaginary or something. Now we can all stop the search party and sleep well for the first time since the transfer deadline closed last Friday. What are the odds that we still mess it up, though?