"I have some players I consider very important for the club. We want to keep those players and Bellamy is one of them."
Those are Zola’s words.
It wasn’t too long ago he publicly stated that he would walk out if players were sold that he considered vital to his team.
This may be something one says as a threat but not really mean, like the mother that says to her kids “If you don’t hurry up I’ll leave without you”, but it could also be the words of a man of principle.
Principles will always be tested and now is the time when we will see if Zola is true to his.
Will he pass this test?
However (there is always a “however” isn’t there?), this does not mean that a sale of Bellamy, even to the spuds (although that is pushing it a bit) is always bad thing. It will obviously depend on the price tag, but also if there is an adequate replacement lined up.
As a fan of West Ham one is always afraid that the worst will come true, and our test is if we can wait until the appropriate time to give our judgment of the Clubs doings.
Will we pass that test?
I for one want to wait until February 3rd to evaluate the clubs behavior during the transfer window.
Will I pass?