Some moves, for whatever reasons, don`t seem to work out and it appears that the move, from Marseille, of Alou Diarra could soon fall into that category.
Diarra, who has spent most of his time at Upton Park on the treatment table, has slated the club and lambasted that the four months that have passed since he arrived have been a complete waste of his time.
Naturally, Big Sam has replied in his own imitable way, retorting,
"Wasted four months? My time or his? He has been injured for three months."
"If he`s unhappy he just has to tell me and we`ll see how we go from there. We`ll have that discussion and make a decision after that on his future."
"It hasn`t worked out and he feels disgruntled."
Having arrived on a three and a half year deal, you start to get the impression that the 31 year-old French star might soon be on his bike!