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29 Sep 2016 14:48:22
In today's press conference before the weekend clash with Middlesbrough, Bilic has said he is not worried about reports that Mancini will take his job if results do not improve starting with the visit of Middlesbrough.

I Hope to god he drops Noble, Nordvedt and Zaza at least. But I can bet you he won't.

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29 Sep 2016 21:30:42
Apperantly norveidt is injured so fingers crossed he don't play.

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30 Sep 2016 18:22:34
And also hope Tore is never seen again, so far not impressed with him at all, he along with Zaza were out muscled in the accrington game! Shocking to watch.

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30 Sep 2016 22:23:20
Zaza might be effective if there was a 2nd striker with him. he is not a lone striker.

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27 Sep 2016 12:28:09
If West Ham back in defeat, we can be sure Mancini will be appointed as successor Bilic. Italian men it would begin its work after the international break in mid October 2016.

For Mancini, the Premier League is certainly not foreign competition with business unfinished. Mancini managed to present the trophy to Manchester City three ranges of 2009-2013 - reported by Calciomercato in ITALY (don't shoot the messenger)

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27 Sep 2016 15:55:06
I'm not sure mancini would even want to come to west ham but if he did I'm not convinced he is the right man for the job managing man cited with all the millions they have is different to managing west ham, he done quite well in Italy though, I'd still give slave a few more games I just hope he changes formation and doesn't stay to stubborn.

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27 Sep 2016 16:11:34
Agreed, hope SB can turn it around but I think he will stick with virtually the same formation and starting 11 this weekend cause he will be thinking we can't play any worse, it has to get better, which makes sense!
Problem is, football don't work like that. AC Milan are looking at taking Zaza back to Italy?

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27 Sep 2016 17:08:44
We badly need Carroll back even if he is a piss artist at least he gives our attack a focal point it's aimless at the moment, the midfield needs a shake up and the defence is terrible I'd try 4-4-2 at weekend.

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28 Sep 2016 12:58:16
Hi Red and Phil

What is the main worry with this we haven't just lost by the odd goal, a dodgy ref decision or an unlucky call, we have been humiliated against so called lesser teams
As we all said during the window he seemed to concentrate on attacking flair players with defence as a side issue, well as predicted by many this has come to bite him back,

I can't get my head round how we are playing so bad, and literally creating nothing all match, we desperately need to win big to get some confidence back, I would like to see Fletcher start as it can't get no worse. I so hope SB can bring this round as I genuinely like the guy but how long do we wait for this to happen?

If we go down again at home on Saturday do we use the internation break to start again, saying that the last break I thought would be the start of our season as players were coming back from injury but was not to be.

How much time do you think he has, if we lose Saturday? would the board use the break to bring someone in as I think knowing the DGS they would be sourcing managers already just in case
Would like to hear how long the DGS would wait before they consider a change.

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28 Sep 2016 14:46:43
Hi Warrington

From what I've been hearing, if we lose to Middlesbrough its Slavens last chance and I wouldn't be at all surprised to hear Saturday evening/ Sunday Morning that he has been released and we will use the break to get new manager in! Its a shame cause I really like SB but something isn't right in that dressing room no matter which way you look at it.
We brought in young players during the summer that we should be trying to get into the first team, but no, Flecther has a bit part and we've yet to see OXFORD. Edmilson who looks decent has been given bit part role in the EFL, whilst SB continually relies on KOUYATE and NOBLE in his midfield when its clear changes have to be made. Defensively he has got it wrong since the end of last season when he tried to use ANTONIO as a RB. that ridiculous decision continued into this season, crazy decision. He allowed Tomkins WITHOUT replacement to go and HE wanted Gorkan Tore! The defnese is all over because the CB's are being pulled wide to cover the full backs who are inadequate leaving us wide open in the middle. Its embarrassingly easy for clubs to cut us to pieces! This is all DOWN TO ONE MAN, not the owners because they don't put players out to play in the wrong positions. And I've not even got to the worst buys of the summer Harvard Nordvedt and SIMONE ZAZA? He is supposed to get players in to STRENGTHEN us from last season. Can you really tell me that ZAZA and NORBERT are better than what we had in the same position last season. Of course not. They were a complete waste of time and effort and to play Antonio and Norbert on the right is criminal. Who do we blame? NOT ME And NOT YOU! How is it that the WEST HAM world on Sunday KNEW as soon as the first 11 was announced we were going to get hammered? And sure enough it happened and could have been 6 or 7. If it had been 0-7 I guarantee you he would already be gone! How then Dis SB Not see what the rest of us KNEW before hand and we don't get paid for it!

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28 Sep 2016 15:50:24
Hi Phil, in fact am not sure that the players are bought in by Slaven, its known that Slav wanted Bacca, but Sully fluffed it and got Zaza, who we've seen how poor he is. Along with another South American Sully Special, Calleri. Players coming in do have a Sully feel, we can't lay it on Bilic. Having said that, Payet is not performing, Lanzini, we can go on. Somethings not right behind closed doors, it could be Sakho, the new stadium and we don't have a home advantage anymore? standing, sitting, whatevering. It will take sometime to resolve it all, its not all down to Slav.

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28 Sep 2016 22:07:18
I think there's a mixture here brooking, tore is certainly slavs man but other still not altogether sure we had a good team last year we only need 3 or 4 quality players to really push on weach signed a bunch of average players instead, I don't think any of them are completely blameless dgs hentry and slav.

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29 Sep 2016 10:28:23
I hope we stick with Slav. He was absolute god last year.

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29 Sep 2016 21:42:04
We 100 % need to drop Noble and Kouyate just to give them a kick up the backside as i'm sure they think they're untouchable! . plus I would stick Randolph in goal as Adrian is definitely off form from last season and needs a wake up call!

I would bring in Oxford as defensive midfielder where he got his plaudits from last season along with the youth and desire and box to box mobility of Fernandez who looks decent!

Byram has to come in a RB even if Nord had been fit as he's not a RB which was proved in one of the goals against Southampton and Arbeloa at LB as he's an experienced campaigner!

Reid and Ogbonna as CH'S and attacking midfield Feghouli Lanzini and Payet playing off the lone striker so he has no defensive responsibilities! and Antonio up front. He's clearly our only goal threat at the moment and can hassle the defense with his engine but also taking any back tracking he'd have to do for the full backs as he clearly has a problem on the defensive element to his game!

Also would promote Martinez to the bench as clearly the only inform striker in the club!

we need desire, hunger. closing down along with defensive cover of which Noble and Kouyate have offered none of this season!

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30 sep 2016 13:09:48
noble needs outing not just dropping he ain't up to what we are trying to do bringing the team to the next level i don't think norveilt is as bad as people think agree with tore zaza and given a run in the team i think with support calleri will come good but sadly i don't think slaven will do that like phil said he will stick to the dead wood i really fear for us this year the two d's need to splash real cash in january not trying cheap loan deals although that's saved us concerning tore and zaza . coyi.

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26 Sep 2016 17:26:02
rumours in Italy suggest Mancini is being viewed as potential Bilic replacement?

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26 Sep 2016 18:06:36
Only decent manager free that I know of and would probably jump at the chance f another stint in the prem.

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27 Sep 2016 12:13:19
Oh yeah and now Steve Bruce is being touted for a return to managership. Would still prefer Mancini.

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28 Sep 2016 15:38:03
Don't be surprised if Steve Bruce turns up Karen Brady stated a long time ago he was the best manager she had worked with something about not claiming expenses sounds about right.

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29 Sep 2016 17:48:35
God I hope not. Might as well prepare for yo yoing between the prem and championship forever long with him. O would jack my season ticket in if we got bruce.

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25 Sep 2016 20:56:53
Ironmike what's going on at your club, this summer I bumped into ex west ham striker and I told him west ham would be the dark horses for top 4 and maybe higher.

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25 Sep 2016 21:40:37
If we ever get going ( and I'm sure we will ) then did it why not :)

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26 Sep 2016 11:21:08
It makes me laugh how we are reportedly being linked with a move for Fabregas? Surely our first priority has to be DEFENDERS! How many times do we have to say it. Our full backs are not good enough so the CB's are being pulled out wide to cover for their shortfalls leaving huge gaps in the centre as we are being ripped apart. NO challenge from midfield. Noble looks leggy, slow, bereft of ideas and dejected. Kouyate ain't much better! got to bring some young blood in and get rid of the summer rubbish we bought and WOW did we get some rubbish over the summer. TORE can go home (No wonder Turkey left him home for the Euro's) . Nordvedt needs to be let go on a free to anywhere (My under 8's team needs someone), Zaza is the worst and needs to be sent home NOW. If we pay £20m+ for him then am going to refuse to go to any more matches with my little lad because its our money they are wasting! If we don't cut off the life line they WON'T listen until of course we've played 28 games and then it will be far too late to do anything about it! WHat I keep asking is "If we fans can see these problems and these rubbish players, why on earth can't SLAVEN BILIC. He gets paid handsomely to constantly play crap players" WTF was NORDVEDT doing in the same CITY never mind same pitch?

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26 Sep 2016 16:24:28
It'll be alright next week they've sent that patronising open letter to all the supporters again lol

On a more serious note we need to play 3 in centre of the park Fernandes, obiang and kouyate but bilic doesn't seem to want to try anything different.

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26 Sep 2016 18:12:24
What would you have them do then Redrobbo2 just stay quiet and say nothing?
Stoke are in a similar predicament to us and nothing from their board, just silence.
I know which I prefer!

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26 Sep 2016 22:33:19
Yeah but Swansea are expected to part ways with guidolin with giggs already being touted as replacement.

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26 Sep 2016 23:51:45
Yes gerry I'd rather they said nothing instead of constantly talking rubbish it's been the same all summer, talked rubbish about transfers overspent on poor players, and now writing open letters, would rather they went about their business much more quietly instead of yapping and still not really saying anything, it insults our intellegence as supporters that they tell us they are trying to sort things out really? They've just had a transfer window chasing fantasy targets instead of seeing to the teams needs.

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27 Sep 2016 09:00:41
I think there needs to be some sort of change in formation and definitely personel. I think zaza needs someone alongside him so maybe try 5-3-2, put Oxford in with Reid and ogbonna and then our full backs have extra cover behind if they go forward. We then have to sacrifice lanzini I believe for now and have some legs in midfield kouyate and obiang and settle for one flair player being payet. Noble as someone said looks well out of sorts and off the pace this year. Zaza has looked poor but he is so isolated up front, I don't thibk he's a player that can play up top on his own.

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27 Sep 2016 09:02:09
And as much as I love antonio, he was at fault for a couple of the goals the other day not tracking his man. He needs to learn his defensive responsibilities before he comes back in the team.

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27 Sep 2016 11:03:52
Hammer316, I like your thinking. Agreed about Antonio also but how about this? As Zaza is struggling, how about starting with Antonio up front :-) Payet/ feghouli and or Lanzini in behind him. Play Oxford Edmilson and Obiang (am resting Kouyate and Noble) in front of back 5 with three CB's and the two full backs? See how it pans out and if it don't work change it :-)

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27 Sep 2016 11:11:48
Woops that's 12 including the goalie. I would play 5-3-1-1 with Edmilson, Obiang and Oxford in front of our 3 CB's allowing Byram and Arbeloa/ Cresswell to go forward with Payet supporting Antonio.

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28 Sep 2016 21:30:26
Yh could work. We need to do something to make us more solid. With payet we will always create chances, we should focus on stabilising defensively and if that means we sacrifice an attacking player or 2 then so be it to get some confidence back in the team.

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25 Sep 2016 13:59:12
Hi Eds. Is there any truth in the rumours suggesting West Ham are looking to offer former AC Milan left back Kevin Constant a short term deal?

He is currently a free agent having left Bologna in the Summer.

{Ed002's Note - Bordeaux and PSV are the clubs that I know have made an approach.}

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25 Sep 2016 21:38:28
Didn't think we had a space in the squad filed with the Premier League?

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26 Sep 2016 13:32:25
EASY, MAKE ROOM. Get rid Of Nerdvedt, TORE and ZAZA and we have an extra 3 squad players. Sakho due back after international week as is Cresswell and AC but I fear it may be too late for SB by then.

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26 Sep 2016 20:25:30
Hi Phil, we can't just get rid of players as and when, we have to wait the transfer window. Do think Zaza will be en route back January, or, if not, he won't be making the stipulated 14/ 15/ 16 appearances that mean Loan becomes a Buy.

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26 Sep 2016 22:34:04
We need more stewards lmao.

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23 Sep 2016 10:13:56
It is all very well moaning about the quality of the new inatke but here must be a process that involves identifying the players skills and suitability to EPL and West Ham in particular. perhaps some of the credit/ blame should also question Tony Henry and his part in the process? Players can only perform to their best and coaches can only develop so much. The chairpeople would not recognise a good pro if they kicked them up the rear. Just look at the bad signings (yes Payet is brilliant) in recent seasons (zarate, maiga, henry, hendie, jelavic, emenike, jarvis, demel, song, amalfitano, johnson, diarra, razak, paulista etc plus the new crop of tore, zaza, valencia and the Lady even married an average player. It not just down to SB there is a clear pattern.

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23 Sep 2016 11:01:09
Wow, when you look at the rubbish we have bought its staggering and as you quite rightly point out, there is a pattern of rubbish which isn't down to SB. Half of this rubbish lot were bought well before SB took over so we can only point the finger in one direction.

Any thoughts on who's going to play this weekend against the pace of Long and Redmond (both who we could have had) . Maybe play Oxford in front of the CB's with Arbeloa and Byram out wide.

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28 sep 2016 12:56:58
noble shouldnt just be rested he should be outed cash in on him why he's young enough obiang given a run in the team and we will see a decent no good giving him 15 minutes here and there play him for 10 games and see what hs about when we signed him he was in the top five tackles made and distance covered in italy give him a chance and f--k noble off . coyi.

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23 Sep 2016 01:10:36
So the west ham legends sticker book has come out and jermaine defoe is in it but Martin Peters and Billy bonds aren't doh! Tomas repka a legend? David James?

Thought our owners were supporters?
Everything they do pr wise is a joke.

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25 Sep 2016 15:36:57
noble and norveilt starting again fegouli and fernandes on the bench what the hell's going on.

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25 Sep 2016 17:39:10
Yep and they got in behind nordvedt for first goal. Shocking, too slow too many sideways passes and cbs are all over the place we are doomed.

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22 Sep 2016 19:29:01
Hi fellas, well it may be that WH acknowledging how useless Zaza is are using him for a few games, prior to his despatch back to jiuve, IF he plays more than 14 games we have to buy him, as I currently understand. Unless terms have been changed Tore we have for the season and are responsible for his wages. It could be possibly the same in Zazas case Harvard having signed a contract could go out on loan, if WH can find somewhere for him, The Slug and lettuce may take him, no football team will, Tony Henry should hang his head in shame, over this player, I think Edmilson must be kept in the team for Sunday, somehow we need a fresh look, IRONMIKE.

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23 Sep 2016 08:40:05
Totally agree, but what do we know Mike? I would really like to give Calleri, Martinez and Fletcher the starting roles up front this season and let them run with it, without any changes unless injured.
I'd stick with Randolph who at least made a save against Accrington (I can't actually remember the last save Adrian made) .
Matsuaku is injured so my defence this week would be, Arbeloa, Oxford, Ogbonna, Reid, Byram (yep, Back 5 and play 5-3-2)
My midfield would be chosen from Antonio, Feghouli, Kouyate, Edmilson, Obiang, Payet, Noble and Lanzini (the rest might get a run in the development squad if they are lucky)
Tore and Harvard have had it but I bet Bilic plays them even in a bit role!
Up front Martinez, Fletcher or Calleri (Zaza has had his chance)

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23 Sep 2016 08:52:16
Oh yeah, as for recruiting. We chased this "Marquee" striker signing all summer and we ended up with ZAZA? What a waste of time and effort! For gods sake don't let him play 15 games or we HAVE to buy him!

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23 Sep 2016 15:11:08
liking phil's views. stack that defense up, use the best creativity we have int he middle and yeah, play two up front, as when we get chances we will have to take em. a midfield of payet, Kouyate and lanzini. with antonio and one of the three u stated and see which one wants it the most. use carol as er. erm. ( fill that in yourself) and only use Zaza when we have to, as we don't want to play him 15 times and be stuck with him. also, as we can't get any defenders in till jan, maybe getting a new coach or two, a specialist for the defense could help?
oh p. s., that list of garbage we bought was very depressing reading indeed.

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24 Sep 2016 21:06:07
hes only had three games and calleri can't be a bad player. Barcelona tried to hijack the move, give calleri a run in front of zaza and keep edmilson in instead of the pie and mash boy . COYI.

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26 Sep 2016 10:07:38
Adrian made 8 saves on Sunday, Phil.

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26 sep 2016 12:53:54
zaza gets in the italian squad wow they must be rubbish don't think fletchers the answer it pains me to say but we need billy the fish back and quick someone who's going to put it up to big centre halfs antonio was at fault for the first two and kouyate was shocking noble hardly ventured into saints half so if he's going to be a holding mid then drop him he hasn't got the legs or pace iknow i'm stating the obvious but we are bang in trouble bilic i think needs to turn to the younger players i. e oxford fernandes martinez obiang. ". coyi.

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26 Sep 2016 13:44:12
To billyhammer!

Adrian made 8 saves and we lost by 3-0 so in essence it could have been 11-0! Say no more!

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26 Sep 2016 13:45:04
For Paints46, Bilic will stick with his summer buys and Zaza and Nordvedt!

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26 Sep 2016 13:45:31
JUst as he did at the end of last season playing Antonio at RB?

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28 sep 2016 13:01:20
agree with you phil take it we both think he ain't up to th job unless he changes thing make you right about antonio at r|b showed sunday he was at fault for two goals . coyi.

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21 Sep 2016 14:02:58
Hi Phil have you right on many of your points be very interesting to see the line up and subs for tonight seems the way bilic is talking that he wants to see some of the youngsters out there.
On another issue see that Carroll is apparently out until end of October according to reports, ( maybe for that read New Year! ) fantastic! Gets better doesn't it, feel sorry for the Guy but how long realistically can we afford to keep paying his wages to have him in the treatment room, what's people's views on this, also read reports saying Payet wanted summer move but Club blocked it, makes you wonder if this is true was it to do with fearing fans backlash ahead of the Stadium move, will Payet really have his heart in it when we need to roll up our sleeves for a battle.
Views anyone!

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21 Sep 2016 14:34:35
Hi GroutyHamnmer,

A lot of fans have asked the same question about Payet and rolling his sleeves up and getting stuck in when we need it most. This has met with mixed reactions and I suppose only time will tell! I also fear that if the Madrid sides really go after Payet in January he will leave. I'd be very interested to see what his value is at that time in a failing West Ham side and what is done with the money to get a replacement (of course, to us, he can't be replaced) .
As for AC, I think his time is over with us. Its just not tenable to keep a player on £90k a week that's constantly going to be injured.
I am looking forward to seeing Edmilson Fernandes play tonight who is a box to box attacking midfielder with bags of energy. I'd also like to see the defence given a complete revamp tonight and that starts with Adrian who has lost all confidence and has been responsible for much of the goals conceded. Yes, Collins had a mix up with him against Watford but he should have called.
Time for a shake up before its too late. Matsuaku could do with a rest and bring one of the youngsters in.

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21 Sep 2016 15:18:23
Real Madrid won't be signing Payet in the January transfer window. That is a fact. They're under a transfer embargo and can't make any signing ma.

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21 Sep 2016 15:26:34
That's good to hear, but we still got Atletico and PSG to fob off.

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21 Sep 2016 17:05:17
Personally I wouldn't mind selling him if a decent offer came in (£40+ million) . He is 29 years old, and for £40 million we could easily buy a couple of decent players that would help improve our starting 11 and squad.

In fact, if PSG want Payet I'd insist on having Adrien Rabiot as part of any deal. Inclusive of cash.

Will the owners have the balls to demand this and keep Payet to his contract? Who knows? But if the player wants to leave, get the best deal you can.

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22 Sep 2016 13:56:13
At 29 I agree that an offer of 40 million plus should be considered, I think having both him and Lanzini in the same team is too much of a luxury, and I also think Lanzini would thrive on the creative responsibility he would have. Feghouli will prove a shrewd buy too.

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22 Sep 2016 13:57:23
I'd keep payet we won't get a player anywhere near as good and I wouldn't trust them on who they spent the money on after the garbage summer signings anyway.

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22 Sep 2016 14:34:38
Agree with you REDROBBO2. Sulli will spot some dodgy South American nobody has heard of and declare he is the next messi!
I would rather have Payet, BUT, if the team with a big bid does come calling, we may be foolish to turn it down, especially as he is 29! That could then be invested in DEFENDERS first and foremost and a direct replacement!

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23 Sep 2016 15:13:31
i think he would still put in a shift, even if nothing else to show last seaosn was not a one to other big clubs. if he wanted a move and we said no, he could have gone to the press and forced it or at least made some noise. but he seemed to accept it. I could be wrong, but trying to be a bit positive, as we all need it right now.

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21 Sep 2016 11:56:46
Hi fellas, PLEASE don't ask me what this is about! BUT WH are in for Jeffrey Bruma Galatasaray ANOTHER WINGER!, enquiries are being made, PERHAPS we are considering playing with only forwards, a sense of humour is definely required if you support WH, IRONMIKE.

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21 Sep 2016 13:08:01
Huh! Am I hearing right? Bruma? WTF is going on? This is no longer funny!

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21 Sep 2016 13:56:03
Armindo Bruma plays as a winger for Galatasaray. Jeffrey Bruma is a central defender currently playing for Wolfsburg after moving from PSV in the Summer.

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21 Sep 2016 14:35:22
Absolutely right. We could do with Jeffrey Bruma.

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21 Sep 2016 15:14:57
Mike, as my earlier message shows, Jeffrey Bruma is a central defender currently playing for Wolfsburg. Did you mix up the first name by any chance?

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21 Sep 2016 16:15:04
Yes Ironmike now in Italy.

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21 Sep 2016 09:41:09
Hi fellas, following a thread I have posted before. It seems David Sullivan, is getting very distressed over the current situation, whilst there is no panic at present, there is some evidence that there have been conversations with GOBI partners who are venture capital merchants, and they also represent other parties interested in acquiring stakes in football clubs, whilst no one will admit to this, I can assure you that DGS are keeping options open here, whilst they had absolutely no intention of selling any part of WH up till now, Events with the club languishing at the bottom of the league, and troubles with the new ground, may be proving a bit too much for them too handle And they do not want to be seen as getting out of their depth, The powder is being kept dry at present, and we ALL HOPE for an upturn in form, IF this doesn't happen, CHANGES may not stop at the manager, IRONMIKE.

{Ed001's Note - funny you should say that Mike, I was talking to an agent who was looking for investors for a Prem side earlier, though he would not reveal who it was without NDAs and proof of genuine interest and funds. From the little he did say, I was wondering if it was the Hammers.}

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21 Sep 2016 10:32:56
Hi ed, yes I'm certain there has been more than one meeting with these people already, obviously at present there will be conversation without promise or conviction, the problem for DGS is the club was valued at 600 m prior to kick off this season NOW IF we slide down you can realistically knock a third off that figure, THAT may prove too be the catalyst, it's await and see game IRONMIKE.

{Ed001's Note - cheers.}

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21 Sep 2016 11:06:27
Hi Mike, great to hear that perspective, not sure what a change of ownership would mean for us, we see Aston Villa, Cardiff, Hull who all reacted negatively to new people, of course we have Chelsea, Man C, the opposite, it depends what the objectives of the new people is? Is it to come in and play attractive football and entertain fans, or get in there, make a buck or 2 and get out, forget the fans, perhaps along the lines of Man U?

What do you think the new investors ojbectives could be?

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21 Sep 2016 11:38:34
HI Brooking we must not jump the gun here, IF this type of deal should happen? I would expect DGS to hold the majority stakeholding, with possibly one or two different portions sold as stakeholding a to new investors, which would, firstly give DGS a return on the monies they have poured into the club, produce new investment directly into the team and stadium, and give fresh ideas and impetus to the club, Also they would want the Icelandic bank share bought out, which should not prove a problem as such, Obviously looking further forward DGS would further reduce their stakes eventually relinquishing majority shareholdings, BUT it is unlikely they would ever give up a sizeable stake in the club NOT that they would have control, BUT still have a say overall, Unfortunately the top level of football is becoming a game of billionaires, not millionaires, I think the last line encompasses the problem, IRONMIKE.

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21 Sep 2016 08:32:26
Hi fellas Athletico as well as RM interested in Payet' for January Ironmike.

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21 Sep 2016 09:38:23
Hi Mike

I Hear that Payet wanted a move in the summer but it was blocked and PSG are after him in January. Also hear that AC has suffered a set back, AGAIN.

Do you know what this Edmilson is like that we bought from SION and why we havn't played him to freshen things up?

I was wondering what options we have in midfield if we get the right bid for Payet and he goes?

Obviously, we need to replace him and Pereya would have been ideal, but we definitely need good quality RB and CB and a direct replacement.

I reckon we would have more strength in depth if we brought back AND PLAYED BURKE and SAMUELSON.

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21 Sep 2016 09:45:14
Strange you should say that MIKE. If anything, your reports are usually accurate and here is the evidence from Calciomercato.com who are also pretty accurate:


West Ham midfielder Dimitri Payet is back on the radar of Spanish clubs. With the Hammers struggling, there's a belief on the continent that Payet, after his superb Euros display, can be tempted away, especially with West ham out of Europe.

Calciomercato.com says Real Madrid, where coach Zinedine Zidane is a big fan, have been joined by Atletico Madrid in their interest in Payet.

Both Madrid giants are prepared to test West Ham's resolve in January for the attacking midfielder and a bidding war could ensue with PSG also watching developments!

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21 Sep 2016 09:47:38
Perfect.

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21 Sep 2016 10:17:45
Not good at all. We can't defend and our chief playmaker is attracting interest from 2 of the biggest clubs in SPAIN apart from Barcelona. All we need now is for them to come calling aswell, DAMN.

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21 Sep 2016 10:36:55
PHIL, Edmilson is SUPPOSED to be 7:5 rating, Unfortunately we don't know WHO DID the ratings, expect him to appear shortly, CARROLL, I think we are all fed up with him, let's put aside all his virtues, with so many other problems at the club at present to take care of he's not on the action list, BUT the way it's shaping up, he could well find the exit door at seasons end, IRONMIKE.

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21 Sep 2016 10:46:51
Sorry about the doom and gloom, but we have to be realistic. The way we are going (and January isn't far away) we are going to be faced with a dilemma, simple!

So much needs to be sorted out. Perhaps reduce the size of the pitch to be the same as the Boleyn!

New investors would be welcome at this time.

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21 Sep 2016 10:50:28
About time we offloaded AC. Don't care what anybody says, he has been a waste of £90k a week! Sell him in January, send Zaza back and Tore and palm Nordvedt of to the championship and bring back Burke and Samuelson.

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20 Sep 2016 16:08:32
Question for IRONMIKE if your out there. Any ideas why we didn't go get Dominic Iorfa who was heavily linked with us on deadline day and who is a CB that CAN double up as RB a la Tomkins.

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20 Sep 2016 17:36:28
WH were associated with Iorfa for ages a week before the window closed WH got real. ( well they thought so at the time ) WH enquired wether 7m would buy the player, Wolves, ( who are not hard up)! Said we don't want to sell and if we did 15 m would be the price, long story short, that was that, similar story at Hull with Robertson, and in a smaller way with Mjcah Richards, WH then scouted the horizon for cheapo deals which then got us Arbeloa, In fairness to the player we cannot comment until he's played BUT all this mentor to Byram is cobblers put out to make it all look good, back later IRONMIKE.

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20 Sep 2016 20:58:14
HI phil. In regard to second question. As you already know, there is not exactly an abundance of free agents at the moment who can play those position CB and RB, the injury prone Caceres is likely to sign in Italy and Wes brown who you also mentioned has been offered a contract somewhere I'm sure, therefore It's a question of going with what we have and hoping that will see us through, it's also much more difficult in January than the summer for all the obvious reasons, WH have nowhere to place the blame except themselves, they chose to take a chance with what they had, BUT up to now they have been paid back in spades for neglect, i'm AWAY for a couple of weeks, I shall be watching the games, let's just hope we can turn it around, IRONMIKE.

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21 Sep 2016 08:04:38
I was thinking last night why on earth did we sell Tomkins without a direct replacement lined up. Surely we didn't see Hardvard Norbert as the direct replacement cause he is rubbish.

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21 Sep 2016 09:29:08
NO Harvard was not seen as Tomkins replacement, Obviously the plan was Collins Reid Ogbonna Oxford/ Burke, NOT MUCH of a plan! You may remember Obrien left as well equals only BYRAM at RB, you know the rest of the story , to discover something you were unaware of is one thing BUT all at WH were aware of this situation that's why we have so many wingers, and -Antonio was forced to play RB, , the smartest thing to have done was to try both Oxford and Burke at RB, , small chance it could have worked, IF not BUY somebody worthwhile, IRONMIKE.

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20 Sep 2016 10:51:34
It seems that SB will risk both summer signings Feghouli and Arbeloa against Accrington tomorrow night. I believe they could well form a good partnership on the right hand side and play Antonio up front cause he is scoring for fun! I would rather they were rested to be honest for the Southampton game.

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20 Sep 2016 11:30:46
Shouldn't be looked at as a risk, should be taken as a full 90 min training game for those two so they are ready for Southampton. Its time Arbeloa starts and gives us added defensive experience and expertise. Big turning point for our season coming up Sunday, win or lose it will seriously start to shape our season.

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17 Sep 2016 14:25:09
Read other sites comments seems like Nordveit might be RB suppose we won't know until match starts.

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17 Sep 2016 15:41:37
championship here we come.

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17 Sep 2016 15:51:57
Should have cashed in on Payet perhaps - unless there are big changes and soon we will struggle to stay out of a relegation battle.

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17 Sep 2016 15:52:47
3-0 down to wba at half time we are in trouble.

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17 Sep 2016 16:09:08
another player SLIMANI we could and SHOULD HAVE SIGNED I SAID THIS 2 YEARS AGO he's A GOAL MACHINE.

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17 Sep 2016 16:12:07
hope PAYET NOT A ONE SEASON WONDER because HAD YOU REALLY HEARD ABOUTHIM AT O MARSIELLE HE MIGHT NOT FANCY PULLING HIS SLEEVES UP IN A STRUGGLING SIDE.

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17 Sep 2016 16:17:26
As much as I really like slaven if this continues I don't fancy his chances.

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19 sep 2016 12:31:31
cash in on noble now 10-15 mill nowadays and get a athlete in there mind you have you ever heard any interest in noble i ain't c|b desperatly needed and bilic to stay. coyi.

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19 Sep 2016 15:08:01
£10-15m for Mark Noble?! Maybe we'll get £10m for Collins and sign Marlon Harewood whilst we're at it haha.

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20 Sep 2016 14:38:25
And sell Nordvedt for £30m :-)

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21 sep 2016 22:56:29
if tomkins is worth 10 mill then nobles worth 10 mill, nobles been a liability for a long time has a few decent games and i've heard jamie rednapp and danny murphy saying play him for england they must of meant england ladies mind you he might make the bench. get rid of him and all the other dead wood ie collins carroll tore.

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