Wednesday, June 15, 2005
One player and one support staff.
The player is Roy Carroll. According to the club website he left Man U because of "limited first team opportunities". Har har. Anyway, he's still only 27 so we could get a few good years out of him, and it's nice to have 3 keepers. Wonder what his wages are. Looks like Bywater will be relegated to the bench again, and when Jimmy is fit Stevo will most likely go to 3rd string. Bit rough for a good keeper. Well, he's still young, maybe we can loan him out.
Pardew has also signed a new Head of Technical Support, a guy called Niall Clark, previously a Sports Scientist at Pardew's old club Reading. Quoth Alan, "I'm absolutely overjoyed to have reacquainted myself with Niall. He joins West Ham United as Head of our Technical Department, where he will oversee the fitness, injury and psychology of the group. In my opinion, Niall is a very important signing this summer. He will enhance every part of our Club."
Anyway, Pardew's looking at "three or four" more signings. One of these is, according to rumour, Fulham striker Steve Marlet, but I doubt we can pay his wages. He's available on a Bosman next year but of course we can't wait that long.