With half an hour to go I am still sitting here with my fingers crossed that Harry and Levy have been quiet because they are up to something but when a deal is on the cards it’s very rare for reporters to not pick up on it.
We have now confirmed we have loaned Giovani dos Santos to Racing Santander. That now means we have loaned out Keane, Gio, O’Hara and Bentley this month and when you add that to our youngsters out on loan it’s criminal that we look unlikely to sign anyone tonight.
Our first time in the Champions League and our real chance to push on. I wouldn’t want the board to over do it and bankrupt the club until we were an established top four side. However it was clear for everyone to see in the summer we needed a striker but we didn’t get one, it became even clearer after the first half of the season that it was a big mistake not getting a striker at all costs. The same thing is now looking ever more likely to happen again and to top it all off we have now loaned half of our team out, our subs bench will not be half as strong as it was when you take in to consideration our injury problems.
Sure we are still a top team and we have come a long way, as for another top four finish, I would say forget it, the top teams all have good strikers, we don’t! and that will prove to be the difference.
Just hoping for a last minute surprise, we can only hope.