Hard as it may be to believe at first, it turns out that West Ham owners David Gold and David Sullivan are almost totally shite at signing strikers.
Case in point being that their most recent attacking acquisition, Simone Zaza, is already on the verge of leaving the club without a single goal to his name – though he did manage two shots on target in the space of nine Premier League games.
Anywho, the damning numbers have been crunched by freelance sports writer Jake Sanders, who latterly surmised that the forwards signed the Hammers since Gold and Sullivan took over in January 2010 have managed a paltry cumulative total of just 143 goals in 709 games.
Since David Gold & Sullivan took over West Ham in January 2010, they’ve signed 32 strikers. They have scored 143 goals in 709 games. #WHUFC
— Jake Sanders (@JakeSanders92) January 10, 2017
Indeed, Andy Carroll accounts for almost 20% of that total goal haul, thus rendering the rest of the tallies all the more pathetic.
Here’s the various scores on the doors…
We’d quite honestly forgotten most of those players having ever played in the Premier League.
Mladen Petric? When did that happen?