Friday, April 04, 2008

Matty Upson out for the season?

The phrase 'knock wood' never seemed more appropriate when it comes to discussing Matthew Upson's health. Were we sold a bill of goods when the player himself said a South African specialist had cured his injury woes? The fact that the so-called 'healer' used paper-thin, phonebook-style inserts in his boots seemed to set Matty up for failure. His form for Hammers earned him an England recall, and media reports had Fabio Capello well pleased with his form. I thought his headed goal against Man United in the Hammers' win prior to Christmas was a peak in a long struggle to prove Arsene Wenger wrong for letting him leave Arsenal for the less-demanding environs of Birmingham City. Where we go from here is anyone's guess.