Allardyce will have some limited cash to try to attract some new players in January, as he also prepares to lose Abdoulaye Faye, Habib Beye, Geremi and Obafemi Martins to the African Nations Cup.
Ben Haim – Sam wants him on loan for rest of season
News today is that Sam has already asked Chelsea to take Tal Ben Haim on loan for the rest of the season. It will now be interesting to see what the Chelsea clubâ€™s response will be. It may be difficult for them to let Ben Haim go with the injury sustained by John Terry recently, which will see him out for at least 2-3 months.
Chris Mort talked about the transfer situation in last nightâ€™s program:
“I would expect us to make a couple of further additions to the squad in January, but like any other club, we would prefer to add players in the summer transfer window than in January so that players have a chance to settle into the team,”
“And January is always a more difficult time to extract high-quality players from their current clubs.” “While we have had some great results we have had too many disappointing results, such as the Derby games (a defeat and a draw) and the Boxing Day Wigan match (a 1-0 defeat).â€
“With the strength we have in the squad, I am hopeful that the team will soon settle into a winning run that will push us back up the table to where we should be.”
The results have not been good enough and that was further emphasized with last nightâ€™s poor result. Donâ€™t believe that Sam has unlimited time to turn things around either. The sooner he can do that the better for him, and a defeat against Stoke on Saturday will certainly send the club’s board into even further high anxiety.
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