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20 Apr 2017 14:28:36
Has anyone else heard that the London Stadium could be Athletics free because it's costing too much to keep dismantling and erecting the seating, so does this mean it could yet be converted into a proper football stadium?

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20 Apr 2017 15:34:18
Not sure that there is any scope to change the ground much more, but be interested to see the plans ( if any exists )

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21 Apr 2017 00:16:51
Doubt it, the Olympics legacy is that it is an Athletics stadium, period. What they could do is build another one on the surrounding space and make the OS more football friendly. Can you imagine the arguments, who's paying for it :)

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21 Apr 2017 05:48:45
They're saying the cost of moving the seats went up to £8m from the original budget of £300k which is way too much for them to keep paying, they're thinking of relocating athletics to Birmingham where all the facilities are already there.

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19 Apr 2017 14:42:10
hi fellas, WELL another day another suggestion for anew manager, yesterday it was back to PARDEW, now we move on to INZAGHI, look it's football absolutely anything can happen, BUT let's look at this guy in particular, Lazio play counter and have been very effective at it, OK just who do we have Antonio apart that have any pace eerrrr! Answer. Nobody, NEXT attacking fullbacks eerrrr! Cresswell? A completely different style AND I AM ALL FOR IT MYSELF, would demand a lot of. new imput player wise, a massive shake up would DGS be up for that eerrrr? Maybe not regards IRONMIKE.

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19 Apr 2017 23:22:24
I do like bilic but I recon we should go for inzaghi lazio have been great this season and he plays attacking football like we want and enjoy seeing, plus I think he could attract better players with his contacts. and if we do go for him and get him let's hope it's another conte and gets us to were we want and should be.

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20 Apr 2017 08:00:11
Bilic is ok, I'd say a Saint would have found this season a bind. Just look at that squad, we went from structure in the early days to a Sully scatter gun that got us nowhere fast. In some ways Big Sam was right, "deluded fans", I back that to a degree, as there is no way we're getting some of these World Class names quoted on here, but we will get a bunch of Freebies, Make Dos and whatevers. Sully Specials. Oh and I reckon Lanzini is going, "He misses his family". wait for it!

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19 Apr 2017 12:16:36
Reports emerging that we are pondering, mulling, considering Simone Inzhagi pmsfl

It seems that we are willing to give this fella a 5 year deal according to reports?

Anyone know anything more because if he has done so well why would he want to leave for us?

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19 Apr 2017 13:51:10
Hi Phil

I thought when I first read your post you meant as a player lol, that would not surprise from the board to give a 41 year old player a 5 year deal.

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19 Apr 2017 15:22:58
Ha de flippin ha LMFAO. So did I when I first read the story. He's done very well in Italy and apparently a contract is on the table for him! Plays counter attacking footie based on solid defending which would make a nice change (to see us actually defend) . I'm betting therefore that there is a major overhaul of the defence in the summer especially if he arrives! But why would he leave LAZIO to come to us?

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19 Apr 2017 15:37:27
This is his first year as a manager, so has he really got the experience?

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18 Apr 2017 11:42:56
HI fellas, IN ANSWER to criticism, the powers that be have NOT got the nerve, to do what is being screamed out for them, which is to have a proper clear out leaving only perhaps about 10 players for a rebuild. , as we lack the nerve ambition and funds, EXPECT another confusing muddle, the players that are really wanted and just about affordable are UNLIKELY to come to WH, under the current circumstances, we need to start virtually from scratch, GIVE REID the captaincy as he is the ONLY leader we have, I personally leaving the kids on one side for now KEEP only REiID OGBONNA COLLINS KOUYATE OBIANG ANTONIO ADRIAN CARROLL EDMILSON you could possible make a case, for Byram, Cresswell and Masuaku, and Ayew THOSE FOUR ONLY depending on how successful recruiting is THEN PUSH OUT RANDOLPH NOBLE, FONTE, CALLERI ARBELOA NORDVIELT in fact all others not yet mentioned, SO WE NEED One Quality goalkeeper ONE quality CB TWO quality fullbacks ONE QUALITY Playmaker, TWO Quality strikers seven players in all NOT impossible. , BUT stop fiddling at the edges just get on with it, IRONMIKE.

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18 Apr 2017 12:40:05
Sorry fella, KEEP lanzini of course ACE snodgrass, IRONMIKE.

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18 Apr 2017 13:44:34
Mike and who would identify what players we need to fill the positions, IMO certainly not the DGS, and I think Bilic may be gone come end of season.

I just don't see the board continuing on with Bilic, obviously you may have a more informed insight, and if Bilic does go than what decent Manager would come in the way the DGS act, as long as these 2 clowns carry on acting the way they do in the media and not bringing in a Director of Football than i'm afraid we will not progress and be stuck as a mid table survival team, who has the odd cup run and now and again flirts with relegation

The only Manager they my listen to, to keep their noses out of the football side of things is Benitez but is he going anyway from Newcastle soon?

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18 Apr 2017 14:33:11
We need a Benitez or Pulis type manager who is strong enough to tell DGS what he wants and how he wants to run things.

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18 Apr 2017 14:42:40
Phil, you mention Pulis as next manager. The bloke plays worse football than Allardyce and most of the fans would hate the dinosaur and his prehistoric tactics.

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18 Apr 2017 15:21:01
Yeah I can't agree more with the recent Pulis talk. we had a guy like this before, BFS, and although did a decent job everyone was screaming for his head because we didn't play the west ham way. Pulis would be a backwards step in my opinion.
I'd like a manager who gives youth a chance IF Bilic were to be let go, someone young, plays good football.
Forget Euro qualification, build a steady premiership side with some youth, and once you've got a base, build on it.
Mike, Cresswell only a maybe?

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18 Apr 2017 15:57:01
For me if were looking for a fresh approach and a manager that can bring youth and vigour to the club as well as invest in it I'd go every day for Eddie Howe. Pulis would take us backwards . Also look at what Howe could bring with him and/ or persuade to join us Callum Wilson, Harry Arter, Wilshere, Nathan Ake . I know the last 2 aren't Bournemouth players and would cost serious money but they are both young, quality, permiership experienced and likely to be available/ interested. We need players who are happy to play for us and live in London unlike Payet and Snodgrass.

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18 Apr 2017 17:14:38
It will take time to build a squad but looking at the bigger picture it has to be done. I would start with building a reliable spine,

GK that controls his area and not afraid to have a go at the defensive when need be, I like Schmicheal

CB would be Reid as Mike said he is a leader and get a grip of his defence

DM Doesn't have to be the most gifted player in the world, someone who gets stuck in and knows his job, there must be another Kante somewhere

Stk Hate to say but in the Harry Kane mould gives 100% regular scores goals and can handle a tackle and who plays more than injured

The rest of the team can work around the spine, We need to start from a blank paper, rebuild BUT have some kind of structure which means NOT having the board on social media every other day, the Manager I feel would be great to start this journey off would be Beneitz.

But I doubt the DGS have the foresight to completely start a journey which will be risky. I'm bored with being good old West ham when I see the progress at Spurs.

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18 Apr 2017 17:21:44
Howe would be great option and yea some good players to follow him but one player I might take a gamble with is Ryan Fraser who every time I see him gives everything great pace and not affraid to have a go at goal, but we do need a director of football and hopefully a investor who can get a percentage and invest into our great club.

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19 Apr 2017 16:07:03
If inzagi manages as well as he played it would be a no brainer because he was top draw that's got as much chance as I have of playing for west ham i'm 47 and jimmy neighbour turned me down for a trial because they had already recruited that year and buisness was done regards to players side of things ( what could have been) anyway nuff of my b------s there's only one man i'd look at and that's the future england manager eddie howe or I wouldn't mind the current england manager none of this is going to happen because slaven will keep is job unless we get relegated which ain't going to happen mind we are west ham. lol.

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22 Apr 2017 17:37:25
Very strong link with the Fulham manager to which I ain't going to try and spell wouldn't be a bad shout and he can bring sessingnon With him.

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17 Apr 2017 20:41:57
Hi fellas, I have always rapped on about the importance of having a quality goalkeeper, AND Many have disagreed with me, it's easily as important as a striker, and will save us at least 10/ 12 points a year, and WH are desperate for that, FORGET Pickford Hart they are NOT coming to WH and Begovic is let's say unlikely, Attention is switching to Fabianski who would be available, at a very reasonable price or David Stockdale both would be an improvement on what we have, NEXT forget Vincent Kompany as well this is. contrived nonsense, SIGURDSON our main target is now talking to Everton throwing that one up in the air. WH are in no position to attracts star names at present, and that's a major part of the problem, at the moment we are still not mathematically safe, and there won't be any business until we are, and the way we are playing that could be weeks yet, IRONMIKE.

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17 Apr 2017 22:04:14
Really don't see Fabianski or Stockdale as much of an upgrade over Adrian.

Totally get the difficulty in attracting players at the moment, but the squad needs a big overhaul this summer to be competitive next season.

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17 Apr 2017 12:01:54
Rumour has it Sakho is to be sold after a big argument with Bilic for refusing to be sub for Sunderland game, you've got to feel a bit sorry for Bilic as Sakho has been out for so long he can't expect to go straight into the first 11.

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17 Apr 2017 20:59:32
It's hardly a suprise to be honest he's got a track record cheeky git though being injured all the time.

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16 Apr 2017 10:02:38
ssn reported yesterday that West Ham United had a bid for Lukaku rejected by Everton a sceptical me thinks that season ticket sales not going too well at the moment.

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16 Apr 2017 11:32:54
My season ticket at the Olympic stadium costs £1,100, I received an email a few weeks ago saying that season ticket prices have been frozen for next year. I am yet to renew, because there is no way I am paying that sort of money to watch us in the championship, which is how we've been playing recently.

If we read the article about Lukaku, it actually says that we've twice been rejected by him because he wants Champions League football, it doesn't actually say we've had a bid rejected recently.

My summer transfer window would be buying proven premiership players and selling the deadwood in our team.

We need a goalkeeper, both Adrian and Randolph have been responsible for costing us points this season. Sign Jack Butland

Sell Masuaku, who has been a poor addition, not bad going forward but defensively is a liability. Sign Kearon Gibbs

Sign Domagoj Vida who is a versatile defender that is solid all across the back four.

We have desperately needed a right back in the last three transfer windows, Sam Byram played well there against Swansea but again yesterday he showed his petulant side getting sent off for a stupid first yellow. Sign Pablo Zabaleta on a free

Let Mark Noble go, he has been a loyal servant to the club and after last season we were all thinking he could potentially get and England call up but this year, he has been sloppy. Play Kouyate and Obiang in central midfield and give Edmilison Fernandes, Reece Oxford and Havard Nordtveit game time.

Sell Feghouli, he has shown some bright sparks this year but frankly he doesn't work hard enough for the team, doesn't score enough, and doesn't create enough. Sign Gylfi Sigurdsson

Sell both Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakho, if Sakho could stay fit I'd probably keep him but his injury record is worse than Carrolls over the last two seasons and Valencia just isn't good enough. Sign Michy Batshuayi on loan from Chelsea with an option to buy, he is young, talented and has a point to prove in the premiership. I'd also look to sign Kelechi Iheanacho on loan from Manchester City with an option to buy (although I know this is probably a huge long shot) and Martin Braithwaite as the untested attacking player in the window.

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16 Apr 2017 22:06:04
Agree with everything you said and some great shouts in there. I would keep noble not in first 11 but a leader in the dressing room, signings I would like would be
Pickford
Gibson
Sakai
Oxlain chamberlain
Braithwaite
Poulson

Selling wise were do I start, it would be easier give my line up
Pickford
Byram reid Gibson Cresswell
Kouatye obiang
Antonio oxlain lanzini
Carroll

Adrian
Burke
Sakai
Oxford
Noble
Braithwaite
Poulson.

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16 Apr 2017 22:07:07
I would also give bilic the boot and bring in pulis.

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17 Apr 2017 12:30:45
Defoe on a free. No brainer for me.
In even consider demba ba on the cheap.

I know mikes mentioned Mertens and bruma before not sure how likely they would be to sign for us but got to be in the mix both quality.

Definitely need some more pace few others to consider Allan st maximin,
Joshua king.

Obviously need a Rb we've been linked to a few most notably kevin malcuit.

CBs to consider maguire Gibson smalling sakho.

I do like rb leipzigs transfer strategy of signing lots of promising young players seems to have worked very well for them. Naby keita and Emil forsberg are both quality they also beat a lot of English teams to oliver burke.

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17 Apr 2017 12:41:14
I do like pickford aswell been awhile since we've splashed out on a keeper fits the bill nicely young English and quality.

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17 Apr 2017 15:01:02
Interesting stat with regards to getting rid of noble last time we won a game without him was 847 days ago.

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17 Apr 2017 21:06:42
That would be because bilic never drops him lol

If we get defoe back we may aswell ask Paul Ince to come and coach us

Reece Burke has to be given a shot next year

With a much better keeper our defence is instantly miles better

Some of the signings we made were good players for thier clubs last year ayew and fonte in partIceland looked top notch but they come to us and look average poor tactics and poor training.

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22 Apr 2017 17:42:54
Trust me AI94 I understand what you're saying but we'd be a better side without noble and at this precise time someone would pay 6-7 million for him somebody like Brighton or one of the other clubs coming up this year.

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14 Apr 2017 18:46:43
There's apparently a rift in the dressing room as players are not happy that Fonte and Snodgrass are on more money, this needs to be sorted.

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14 Apr 2017 19:37:16
Especially as neither have been brilliant.

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14 Apr 2017 19:55:43
Couldn't see that one coming! Especially as these 2 are worse than useless and Antonio is pulling up trees for fun. on less money.

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14 Apr 2017 20:13:54
Antonios contract talks have stalled because he wants £70k a week that's roughly what Fonte is getting, so what are West Ham waiting for he's our best player and Chelsea are waiting to pounce.

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15 Apr 2017 01:41:31
It is also said that bilic has lost his temper a few times and smashes dressing room tables. antonio should get 70k and hopefully we sell snodgrass in summer as he has be useless I'd like us to give Fernandes a chance looks a really bright young talent and does well every time I see him.

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15 Apr 2017 09:54:09
There is something about West Ham, that makes good players crumble when they come to us. Zaza, Calleri, Fonte, Snodgrass, Feghouli, Nordveit, they all had great track records - to the day they joined West Ham. Even Zaza scored a brilliant goal at the OS for Juventus in that friendly, he looked a diamond, when he put on the claret and blue, he couldn't hit a barndoor.

Love to know what's really going on behind closed doors.

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15 Apr 2017 16:51:40
As I've stated before Randolph isn't good enough not enough presence and very lightweight him and noble should team up and enter strictly come dancing they have both got to go and if they are both at West Ham next season I'd be one p----d off and two surprised .

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15 Apr 2017 22:20:46
And now everybody agrees with what we've been saying. Something is not right behind the scenes. This has to change. We deserve better. Bilic has to go and do does the board simple. No more to be said until it happens.

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11 Apr 2017 11:16:46
Hi fellas, JUST a COINCIDENCE, I suppose BUT the media is ringing today with denials about the sale of WH, DGS are following the LINE I posted a few days back, HOWEVER I can tell you that DGS are back speaking to the original Shanghai group, that first approached them more than a year ago, The group are interested in taking over WH on a rolling basis, which translates to investment for control peacemeal, bit by bit the offer and style of the approach is interesting DGS, we shall have to wait and see if the talks move out of the infancy they are in at present IRONMIKE.

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11 Apr 2017 14:18:51
Ironmike it was on ssn saying that they want to stay in charge but sell a percentage of the club to someone else to help get more investment for transfers so do you think this is the case or do you feel they want to sell the whole club.

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11 Apr 2017 15:05:07
ANT, my post of a few days ago tells you exactly what their intentions are, WHICH is to get a major investor in. So WH can compete in the transfer market, to get back all, their own investments, BUT in doing so retain a say in what goes on in and around the. club THEY have been offered a scenario which is pretty close to that by the Shanghai consortium, , THE sticking point will come, when it comes down to what exact percentage do they want to hold in WH, the consortium want 90% leaving them with 10% between them DGS want to hold around 40% which is impossible and completely unworkable, BUT something will work out eventually either with this group or another, IRONMIKE.

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11 Apr 2017 17:07:23
Thanks Ironmike, but these guys must live in Middle Earth or Fantasia (adjoining states of CloudCuckooLand) if they think they can find an investor ready to pump his millions into West Ham without getting a major shot at making the calls in terms of running the club.
Talk about having your cake and eating it too.
If they wanna sell their toy, they can't expect the new owner allowing them to still play with that toy regardless.

I can't see anyone coming in with serious funds unless the current owners step aside.
Their egos are too big for that though.

Unless someone pays them a fortune we are stuck with them.

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11 Apr 2017 17:37:56
I recon if a Chinese or some other billionaire wants us to invest fortunes go for it to help us build to be a top 6-4 club. i've just read that if we part company with bilic we want jokanovic of Fulham to be head coach.

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12 Apr 2017 20:13:26
Iron mike do you know anything about manduzic situation it's just something I keep reading a lot about.

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13 Apr 2017 10:57:26
WHEN you say Mandzukic situation, it's been in the wind for a very long time now, Mandzukic for me is a very good hold up forward big and Rangey good header of the ball can play and hold up on the wing as well, scores a moderate few goals, SOUNDS like someone else yes our own Andy Carroll, WHY we would want two similar players beats me, could it happen SB is friendly with the player and his agent, should it happen NOT in my opinion, , we have one like that already, andhe is no youngster, we should be looking at. YOUNGER players, that's my angle IRONMIKE.

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13 Apr 2017 11:31:33
Thanks ironmike I agree he is a great player from your point of view what good young player would u go for, I would like braithwait but I just feel we are aiming for a more older experience striker. and is there any truth in that we might change our defensive coaches.

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13 Apr 2017 14:28:54
Braithwaite again? that's a great idea lmfao.

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14 Apr 2017 01:03:06
Do you think we might have a chance at getting Paco alcacer and Andre Gomes of Barcelona as they are looking to loan them out, the other is arda turan who I would love us to go for a really great winger.

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10 Apr 2017 10:15:02
As always, we win one game against a very poor Swansea team and everything is fine again! What were we worrying about? Everything was under control and no need for us to panic!

Who are they trying to kid, certainly not us fans! There have clearly been underlying issues all season and we've now been given a bit of breathing space.

Nothing has changed apart from the fact we gained 3 priceless Points. The poor recruitment issues (bearing in mind BILIC has the final say), Team selection (Again, Bilic has the final say) Tactics (who keeps playing wingers and midfielders at RB. BILIC), formation and fitness issues still exist.

A Major clear out is needed during the summer starting with DGS and BILIC! Agree or disagree but the above are facts. How long have we all been screaming about us not having a decent RB because he refused to play BYRAM? Who pushed the board for Gorkan Tore and Feghouli (amongst other flops) .

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10 Apr 2017 12:53:13
NO Nothing is ok for sure, This morning DGS have given instructions for everything to remain ON ICE until such time they say otherwise, FORGET all these paper and media rubbish posts there is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING HAPPENING whatsoever, ALL contract talks are on ICE as are, agent and representative talks, the scouts are fulfilling previous arrangements BUT nothing NEW whatsoever, and it will remain so apparently UNTIL WH are mathematically safe THINK everyone has the picture, let's get the job done AND THEN and ONLY Then can anyone discuss the future IRONMIKE.

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10 Apr 2017 18:27:04
Phil you are what is wrong with our club, even when we win you're not happy! We are West Ham UNITED, and what makes us a great club is that win or lose we're behind the club, all you seem to do is speculate about unrealistic signings or complain about current players or mangers! And to call them 3 points priceless just proves how clueless you are!

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11 Apr 2017 00:08:22
The Express is reporting that Gold and Sullivan want to sell a stake in the club to an investor, but both still want to keep their seats on the board at the same time.
So they basically keep making the calls with someone else paying.

Which of course is exactly what Ironmike told us a few days ago.

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11 apr 2017 07:54:46
yeah, thanks Munday! if you don't like it don't read my posts!

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11 Apr 2017 08:59:09
Munday, everyone has a right to an opinion, I do not think Phil is anyway shape or form what is wrong with our club, I can't speak for Phil but get the impression he is so frustrated on how the club is being run, the DGS have led us up the garden path by promising major signings, and giving the impression we are about to jump up into the big time which everyone could see is claptrap, we get fed information by either tweets and public speaking by the board on who we are about to sign or after, they should stay in the background hire a Director of football and just get on with things without constantly being in the media spotlight.

There is nothing wrong in trying to up the profile of the club and try to move us forward, but IMO the way the DGS go about this is frankly embarrassing and there beginning to show they are completely out of their league in experience in the way to advance the club,

We all want the best for our club and the move away from Upton Pk has divided opinions amongst fans, but its happened we need to stick together and not implode like Arsenal fans and not turn against each other if someone has a different opinion than others,

{Ed001's Note - I would think every fan has a right to be concerned, considering all those good things were said about their time with Birmingham until the moment they sold up. Then it came to light that they had actually made a complete arse of things and nearly destroyed the club. Their 'success' has led to the club being stuck in the doldrums ever since, though much of it is, in a large way, the fault of the owner they sold to, it must be remembered that they chose to sell it to him, knowing full well their were numerous question marks hanging over his head.

If I were a fan of West Ham, I would not be praising a bunch of fame hungry porn barons who can't leave the running of the club to people who actually understand the sport.}

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11 Apr 2017 10:19:16
A lot of truth in that comment ed well said, as for West Ham what can we do but support and see what's around the corner,
One swallow doesn't a summer make and a poor season doesn't mean disaster, let's see this year out and then take stock .
COYI's!

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11 Apr 2017 19:21:04
I can understand some criticism. It's been a poor season. But let's not get over the top about things. If we're realistic the top 7 are better teams with better squads than us so we're looking at being the 8tb best in the league this year. From 9th downwards its going to be a matter of a few wins separating that down to say 15th. It's not a great season but I don't know what people expect. Last year we massively over achieved. People think that everything can be fixed by starting again all the time. Have a bit more patience. Fans are far too over demanding these days and live in a fantasy world thinkin it's like football manager.

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12 Apr 2017 11:13:11
Hi Ed you are bang on with what you're saying can you clarify if they turned down a 650 million bid from red bull if so they should stick to what they are good at they keep saying they want investors but I think they love attention and being top dog and they have no intention of letting anyone or anybody raining on their parade.

{Ed001's Note - I am not aware of Red Bull actually making any bids for any club. They explored the possibility, looked at a number of clubs which were potentially of use to them, enquired about the possibility of buying a couple and the kind of price point required to do so. So far they have not gone further, they are having a few problems within Germany with regards to RB Leipzig, which it was felt would be a bigger problem in the UK. They want a club they can take over and rebrand as a Red Bull team, which is the issue, very few clubs would even contemplate going down that road.}

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12 Apr 2017 13:25:09
Cheers Ed.

{Ed002's Note - Red Bull has been looking for an English team for a while (getting on for five years). They looked at Aston Villa (regardless of what Gerard Houllier said), Everton, Crystal Palace and at West Ham. They are looking for a club to add to their portfolio that can be invested in with a short-term target of getting in to the Champions League. They know that in a few years time there will be a breakaway pan European league and they want in. They have made little effort to hide this. Whilst I suspect that they would be open to a deal for West Ham, if understand that if Newcastle were to be available at the right price, it would be a very good option for Red Bull to consider seriously. The infrastructure and fan base are there - the investment to push on that extra bit might be worth a shot.}

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07 Apr 2017 10:46:12
Hi Brooking and fellas, don't be too wrapped up in the published details of golden handcuffs etc, with holding taxes capital gains taxes and all the rest of it what DGS will be looking for is a party to invest a huge amount of funds into the club, allowing them to recoup, their investment, firstly, pay back Michael Tabor and others the banks involved etc and leave them, and their respective families with a large income stream for the future, and a say on the board, there are numberous ways they can wriggle out of liabilities tax wise, They both like to control matters, and that will be the sticking point, in a future deal for the club, BUT it will, happen, IRONMIKE.

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07 Apr 2017 11:10:46
morning Mike,

Do you have any idea of a timescale for all this?

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07 Apr 2017 11:44:27
It's absolutely impossible to say, it's like predicting the weather forecast!, BUT considering the plight we are now in. And their respective ages The current situation will not drag on indefinetly. Just don't see it, staying the same ad Infinitum regards IRONMIKE.

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07 Apr 2017 13:28:31
Sooner the better because its about time our great club had owners willing to show some ambition and more importantly, left recruitment in the hands of the man paid to run the team, the Manager!

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07 Apr 2017 14:35:29
It'll be lovely to get someone like abramovic or the city owners and really pump money into our great club and def let the manager choose the players he wants and knows what will suit us as a club. hopefully big win tomorrow against Swansea coyi.

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07 Apr 2017 22:15:47
Ironmike, did I understand you right that the owners will only sell if they and their families can still keep a say on the board and retain a constant income stream from the club?
If so, who in their right mind would want to bid under those circumstances?

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07 Apr 2017 23:32:08
It's amazing Lawro is predicting us to win he normally says we won't let's hope we do massive game for us.

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08 Apr 2017 09:22:57
Yes Hamburg, that's what they will TRY to do, wether or not they succeed at a future date, we will have to wait and see, BUT that's the idea IRONMIKE.

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10 Apr 2017 22:35:18
Hi Ed how true is it we sent scouts to watch Brahmin play last week because I think he'd be a welcome addition if price and availability is right?

{Ed002's Note - Well, it is true that West Ham did have two people attent the Porto game but it is hard to say who they were looking at. Brahimi only played the last 15 minutes, would be very expensive and would almost certainly have zero interest in joining West Ham. NIce and Liverpool are showing interest in Brahimi. There was a suggestion a year ago that West Ham were looking at him then and this might well be that news being speculatively recycled. West Ham may well have had people in Portugal to discuss a loanee who they have shown an interest in - Vincent Aboubakar - although Besiktas have an option on him.}

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12 Apr 2017 11:17:48
Cheers Ed always clear and thorough with your answers cheers.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}

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12 Apr 2017 13:29:44
Hiya Ed it's a very strong rumour coming from the Besiktas manager who is a good friend of slaven when asked if mandzukic would be joining them he said no he's going to West ham any news regarding this Ed please.

{Ed002's Note - Whilst there is no agreement I have explained that West Ham has a sustained interest in Mario Mandzukic who is a viable option and regardless of interest from Besiktas and China, something can be done.)

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06 Apr 2017 22:19:08
Hi PHIL and fellas, there are presently NO parties ready to buy WH, it's obvious to all we are in a battle to stay in the premier league, and DGS won't want to sell on the cheap so they will be holding on and praying at this time, I would also forget ALL these stories about this one is signing, and that one is about to sign, ITS ALL ON ICE at present, waiting for the outcome, FOR ME, IF we manage to stay up, I seriously think it's time for DGS to look for a sale, as I think it's getting beyond their scope, both financially and knowledge wise, IRONMIKE.

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07 Apr 2017 00:08:11
Hi Mike, I don't think they'll go for quite some time, due to the golden handcuffs being the amount they have to pay the LLDC upon sale within 10 years, also factor in the Capital Gains Tax, they'd be mad. I'm afraid we're stuck with Sully for sometime, I can see Gold retiring and Brady is taking a pasting, so a replacement for her is all I see.

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07 Apr 2017 09:22:40
Hi MIke,

Reports are emerging that suggest we now have a contingency plan in place if we should lose tomorrow! If its true, I'm slightly amazed that we've left it so late to decide to do anything about Slaven and to be honest I think he has done the best he can with the resources available.

Not sure the same can be said of DGS?

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06 Apr 2017 08:31:17
Hi fellas, DGS, are today, doing their sums again As a relegation will devalue the club at leat temporarily by up to 40%, THIS will, cause us undoubtedly to have af FIRE SALE at seasons end irregardless, of what is said, as high wages cannot be paid out in the championship, the double whammy is WH may have to take lower offers to offload players should the worst happen Which looks ever more ominous, IRONMIKE.

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06 Apr 2017 10:25:58
DGS should have done something before allowing it to get to this stage. Now WE as fans will have to pay the price (as always) if we get relegated, which is quite clearly now (especially the way we are playing) a very real possibility. It amazes me that Bilic has only NOW come out and said we are in a relegation battle when its been quite clear for weeks that the players are obviously not performing for him. Look what happened to ranieri? If the players lose confidence in the manager there is only one solution when will we face facts.

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06 Apr 2017 10:27:17
too late.

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06 Apr 2017 10:17:37
They really could not organise a piss up in a brewery! They are very much the architects of their own demise! So are they seriously considering sleepwalking into relegation, by letting Bilic see out the season? The guy clearly imho has lost the players and is a dead man walking! Sack him and bring Teddy Sheringham and 'Arry in to see us to seasons end!

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06 Apr 2017 11:09:37
For IRONMIKE,

I'm hearing a lot of discontent from across the Net pointed towards, in particular, the board. If we go down have you heard anything rumour about backup plan to sell the club.

Oh yeah, whilst we sweat against Swansea this weekend, keep an eye on Boro v Burnley. Another huge game with relegation significance.

How on earth have we allowed ourselves to get into this position, I keep asking myself! So sad :- (

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06 Apr 2017 12:24:18
Lets be honest, That would cost the board money and they won't waste money. Why do you think we always go for the cheap options during transfer windows. Couple that with extremely poor scouting, bad player recruitment and a manager who is quite clearly not getting the players to perform and then you also get stadium issues, stewards etc etc etc and its been a disaster of a season.

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06 Apr 2017 14:47:14
It gets even better there is reports that we have contacted Madrid about Álvaro morata are they joking he ain't going to come to us I don't know why we go for these players I can imagine him playing in the championship lol, I like bilic but I think it's time for a change even at this late stage.

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06 Apr 2017 15:19:34
Ant1987whufc, the Board don't sack managers because it will cost them too much. All they care about is the money hence the cheap transfer window deals and poor recruitment all in an effort to save money.

I'm sure I read somewhere that we were one of the 20 richest clubs!
Its because our fantastic fans stand beside the team no matter what. The board and the manager on the other hand have a lot to answer for!

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06 Apr 2017 17:05:03
Yea our fans are fantastic and the board need to sort it out our transfer activities have been poor and I hope we can improve on that next season and let the manage choose the players he wants.

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06 Apr 2017 08:25:02
HI fellas, let's start with the BRIGHT SIDE there's a good chance we will be watching premier football at the stadium next season as it's becoming probable that Cnelsea will be playing there!, leaving aside all the financial ramifications, it's becoming likely that Chelsea will play us behind closed doors every few weeks Hands up, we can only learn, it's a great idea IF the whole thing comes off IRONMIKE.

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06 Apr 2017 10:26:47
That's a great idea IF it comes off. Just hope we can survive this season.

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10 Apr 2017 18:01:17
what.?

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05 Apr 2017 06:29:59
Looks like the stadium will get a new name as Vodafone have won the naming rights, it will be called "The Vodafone Arena" on a £20m six year deal but West Ham won't get a penny, it will all go to LLDC.

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05 Apr 2017 08:31:47
At least we might get wifi lol.

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05 Apr 2017 12:33:07
I'm with vodafone and even the wifi is rubbish lol.

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05 Apr 2017 12:38:42
No not quite, WH will get a decent sum after legal expenses, On the stadium naming rights, IRONMIKE.

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05 Apr 2017 12:57:32
i would have thought O2 would have been better, the amount of times we lose at home :)

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05 Apr 2017 15:40:27
Hi Mike, I've checked the Concessionaire Agreement and many commentators agree that West Ham gets nothing from the naming rights, as the 1st £ 4m a year is retained by the LLDC. As it's conveniently £ 4m a year, with the 6th year free, then West Ham gets no money, which you'd expect considering the cheap rent and no build costs.


Can you check your source Mike, please?

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05 Apr 2017 15:34:39
Brilliant. Shame there wasn't an O5 lol

Does anyone know anything about the Huddersfield manager "Wagner" apart from he was KLOPPS sidekick at Dortmund and he saved Hudersfield from relegation last year and has taken them to third this year?

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05 Apr 2017 18:53:50
Whilst this is technically correct, there are other agreements in place , that will see WH collect over 20%on this Proposed deal, not a fortune But every little helps. Trust me on this one, it will come to light at a later date, as will the end sum for the sale of Upton Park, regards IRONMIKE.

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05 Apr 2017 21:56:22
Dunno about the stadium name change we are bang in trouble if we don't get a result against swans next game just looked at run ins of palace, hull, Bournemouth, Swansea and we've got by far the hardest run in so if we don't beat Swansea I REALLY, REALLY fear for us and the way we are playing at the moment I can't see it the management team and players need to fight like mad because us fans deserve at least that . COYI.

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05 Apr 2017 22:08:31
We might need all the money we can get because if we carry on playing rubbish like we have we will be on championship, we must beat Swansea and Sunderland massive six points. I really can't see us attracting decent players next season and I do think bilic will be gone.

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06 Apr 2017 10:24:35
We are in dire straights and no two ways about it, but this was pointed out a long time ago and NOTHING has been done about it. How long do the board think this can go on before something has to change, or are they willing to bet our premier league survival on it?

If we lose our next two games its going to be too late to do anything at all, but Gold and Sullivan will be ok as long as they are lining there pockets.

Its pointless identifying summer transfer targets or even talking about it at this stage because players being associated with us will not join us to play championship football.

I'm sick of hearing how Bilic took us to 7th! Ranieri won the league with Leicester and when his team were not performing what happened to him? Bilic should have been replaced weeks ago, simple.

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