Are we stupid enough to sell Parker in January?
It’s a bit of a catch twenty-two. He could be the only man to keep us up but if a big enough offer comes in we could have enough money to get us out of trouble. Be aware if we go down he is off anyway…I would of said this story is bollocks but it does kind of make sense.
With Saturday’s trip to Anfield still to come in what was promised to be a decisive quartet of matches for them, West Ham’s players cannot meet the seven-point target set for them by co-owner David Sullivan. That failure will add up to a January exit for some.
The conundrums which are still to be solved are what will constitute a loss of confidence in manager Avram Grant and whether millions in the bank will be worth the loss of Scott Parker if relegation is the result.
Key man: Scott Parker continues to be a bright beacon in the dark sky above Upton Park
Parker’s haste in heading down the tunnel was almost indecent. Yet such was the gargantuan nature of his performance that there cannot be any criticism of him. Nor should there be in January when, as seems likely, he departs.
As for Grant, murmurings of discontent are beginning to be heard around Upton Park. And no wonder. West Ham’s position means that on November 26, Grant will have spent an entire calendar year managing a team in the bottom three of the Barclays Premier League.