Clement Out shouters are overreacting. For now. That's my opening analysis.
He was incredibly, incredibly stupid to start with that team and attitude at home. But you know what? He made the changes and no matter how much people on here will be wishing Mesa's contract away I'm fully in support of him being on the pitch over Clucas. Our forward play was a breath of fresh air after the break and it goes to show that Clucas may very well be a safe pair of hands at the best of times but he lacks any creativity whatsoever. You can see why he was washed up.
Mawson had a total shocker and Olsson was unimpressive yet again - if you want to blame anyone for the second goal go to these two first before Mesa. It was a mistake, yes, but he had nowhere to go and the mess should have been cleaned up by his mates.
I'm bitterly disappointed and frustrated by this result - another game we should have taken three points from gone begging. Let's not wave the Out banners yet until we've seen that Paul has learned from this match. If he comes out ultra defensive against a West Ham team who are consistently on the back foot then I think it's time to move on.
For now though I'm keeping faith. I reckon we can nick three points next week if we play it right.
When it comes to paper talk it's difficult to say what's truth and what's false. Sky Sports reporting however is generally quite accurate and with recent comments by Mr. Clement the latest article seems to identify our plan as the window comes to a close.
Clement has openly stated any new signings would preferably have Premier League experience and Bony, Allen and Chadli all have plenty of it. Furthermore, it seems tat Everton will indeed look to almost match the £50 million evaluation of Gylfi coming in at the previously reported £48 million.
Bony - £8-£13 million Allen - £20-£25 million Chadli - £15-£20 million
There's your Gylfi money entirely reinvested.
If this is indeed how things transpire I'll be relatively happy. My only issue with our defence is the weak link Naughton and Allen would only add to our pretty good midfield with Ki also to return after injury and Mesa yet to be properly introduced.
Chadli offers us a different creative option as either a #10 or winger allowing Montero/Narsingh to come back into play whilst Bony offers yet another attacking option and we all know how good he could potentially be if brought back to his best.
Since our Premier League survival is now confirmed I thought it was about time that we look positively to the future for those legendary £5 million Jenkins' Specials. Who knows? We may even spend £10 million on individual players. I'll be updating the thread with every transfer rumour I come across. Feel free to read, discuss and so forth.
First entry is the bi-annual "is Bony coming home?" rumour. The Daily Mail reports that City are ready to sell for £15 million with us and the Hammers ready to start negotiations.