Reading something before about Carlton Cole possibly joining us in January, and noticed lots of negativity (to be fair, I can see why!) and it got me thinking about the transfer window and if and when we bring in new players.
So far, Hodgsons signings, 3 out of 4 at least, have been poor. Cole hasn't done anything, not helped by the manager telling the world that he's 'not a very confident lad'. And the least said about Konchesky and Poulsen the better. Meireles on the other hand has been great. But the one thing at least two of those have in common is that combined with being poor so far, any mention of them is usually followed by how clueless Hodgson is in his transfers, again, given that three out of four he made have been poor, understandable.
The way things are in here at the moment, with every game followed by the usual doom and gloom regardless of results, or performances (Tottenham away), and in my opinion anyway, there's not much objectivity anymore about anything while Hodgson is in charge, does that mean that any new player that comes in January will be on a hiding to nothing with the fans? i.e. he's a 'Hodgson' signing, and as such, shite?
More than giving him millions to spend in January, it worries me more that players signed by him will have the fans on their case from the off because of people's feelings towards Hodgson.
Obviously, Meireles has been good so far, but then when people praise him, he suddenly WASN'T a Hodgson signing, he was the boards.
I wouldn't give him millions to spend in January, because I'm hoping we get a better manager long term, but if he DOES get money to spend, I don't hold out much hope at the moment for the fans not crucifying whoever he does get after one or two bad performances.
I ask this question because if anything, I think this is the worst we've ever been as a fan-base for welcoming new players. IF we went for Carlton Cole, I can already hear the sighs and moans after his first missed chance...