In what is expected to be the last incoming transfer of the day, Guy Demel, the tough Ivory Coast defender, has signed from Hamburg for an un-disclosed fee. This gives us some much needed cover at the back, although it is a shame that hapless Herita did not go anywhere at the same time. He was offered the chance to go to Celtic but wanted a 12 month rather than the 6 month contract that was on offer with them. He should have taken the chance while it was offered as his ship has well and truly sailed from Upton Park for me.
Junior Stanislas has joined Zavon Hines at Burnley. Some are upset at this, but I'd be very surprised if we ever see Junior at a higher level than this. Despite some rare flashes of skill, his decision making is very poor and he tended the lose the ball alot. Probably a good signing for them at this level, but I'll be surprised if this one comes back to haunt us. But we wish him well for the future and he better not score against us!