To say things are not going well for West Ham at the minute seems something like an understatement here in the Football Transfer Tavern, but according to the Daily Mirror, there could be some light at the end of the tunnel. At least for now.
It seems that the owners are willing to back manager Sam Allardyce, who is looking perilously close to the axe at the club, with an £8 million purchase this summer, designed to keep them in the top flight of English football.
Ricky Lambert has impressed this season and even worked his way into the England squad, and evidently done enough to attract the eye of Big Sam.
It is no shock that our landlord notes that one of the Hammer’s biggest problems this season has been their lack of a forward, with Andy Carroll injured and the rest of the bunch making Chelsea’s top three look positively prolific.
Now, after defeat to Fulham, action has to be taken, and it seems half and half when it comes to the opinion at the bar. Some of our punters think a forward could be just the trick needed to keep the club up, yet others are calling for the head of not only fairly unpopular manager Allardyce, but also sent off villain Kevin Nolan.
Southampton are of course making their own claim for a top eight finish this season, and would be reluctant to sell one of their star assets.
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