Both are rumours at least the HH coming to Stoke has some foundation whereas the Sammy going Fulham is just BS.
Think about it, why would Fulham want him now? He's on a LONG contract with us, he's going to Eygpt for January, he's only just come to England and isn't proven at any level (10 games doesn't make him proven!). HH was less of a gamble for them he was a proven season in season out perform but seemingly can't cut it at Fulham.
Once Sammy has done a season or so and proven to be the striker we think he is, then we're gonna either need be in the prem to keep him or be accepting offers of 5 Million upwards. Especially if Liverpool will pay 8 Million for Peter Crouch!
On this rumour HH coming would be a bloody great bit of business, shining his arse on the bench for Fulham doesn't help your form!
Allowing for suspensions and injuries the current city squad is strong. We have two premiership standard centre backs ( Duberry, Hoefkens) with an excellent goalkeeper behind them: a top international striker in Bangoura, and a choice of good flank players, shortly to be supplemented by Kopteff. The key is to have a strong and commanding player in the centre of the team to provide the overall focus and command. Is that John Eustace, if we ever see him back to fitness, or are we likely to look again at Walter Bassagio, or someone similar? One more key signing in midfield looks to be the key to our season, given that our weakness at fullback could be potentially covered by the return of Hill and the continued selection of Halls.
given that our weakness at fullback could be potentially covered by the return of Hill and the continued selection of Halls.
Good player defininitely, but can he really play at left back?