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04 Mar 2019 09:09:59
Does anyone know if we intend to try and sign Maxi Gomez again in the Summer?

I personally think it was a mistake not signing him in January and allowing him to stay at Celta Vigo until June.

Also, are we going to look at Stanislav Lobotka again?

I know we have been linked to Shelvey recently, and whilst he is homegrown, he isn't the box-to-box player we need.

We have Lanzini as the creative midfielder in the middle of the park, we have Rice as the defensive midfielder. now we need the engine. Lobotka is the better option.

If we insist on signing a homegrown engine, then I'd rather go for Ruben Loftus-Cheek.


1.) 04 Mar 2019 11:01:35
I agree.

2.) 04 Mar 2019 18:26:35
Reports that Liverpool looking at Gomez after Suarez reportedly recommended them.



07 Jun 2018 20:06:02
Any news on Joao Mario? Are we still looking at signing him?




01 Feb 2017 23:54:15
I can't help but think that one of the main reasons West Ham have been so poor at home this season is the size of the pitch. At Upton Park the pitch was 100m long and 64m wide. The Olympic Stadium is 105m long and 68m wide.

The players just don't know what to do when other teams that can actually play the ball around utilise the extra space. Noble and Obiang were chasing shadows tonight as the Manchester City midfield just breezed pass them over and over again.

Either the squad needs to work on that size pitch over and over again in training each day, or the club need to change to dimensions back to the size at Upton Park.

It's a tough choice. move the pitch away from the stands even further, or continue to play into the hands of opposition teams that pass the ball around.


1.) 02 Feb 2017 00:17:08
My understanding is that all the training pitches are the same size as the LS, Upton Park pitch was smaller due to the restrictions of the ground it self . I believe that the regulations regarding pitch sizes is quite strict .

2.) 02 Feb 2017 08:03:53
it' the same width as Palace and we played ok there.

3.) 02 Feb 2017 08:50:05
My mate who supports saints has been telling me since fonte had his medical that he's lost his legs and never been the same since euros

4.) 02 Feb 2017 10:02:13
Yeah I posted on this a few weeks back, they mentioned it on live commentary last night too that we should make the pitch smaller, but yes, our pitch is smallest allowed by EPL regulations, UP was smaller as we just couldn't make it any bigger



01 Feb 2017 16:15:48
Apparently we turned down the chance to sign Martin Caceres in January because he wanted £100k a week.

If Caceres was willing to join at £50k a week I think he'd be a decent signing.

I also think a short term deal until the end of the season for Didier Drogba would be a good bit of business.




30 Jan 2017 23:46:17
ssn reporting West Ham have pulled out of the race to sign Scott Hogan. Apparently it is Bilic that decided not to pursue the deal as he doesn't feel he needs Hogan given the players he already has at the club.

I can only assume that's because Bilic has identified another target or Calleri is staying. Given that Antonio and Carroll seem to be working well together up too, Sakho is due to return from injury imminently and Ayew is about to return from AFCON now Ghana have been knocked out.

Personally I am not disappointed if we miss out on Hogan. I think the guy has talent, but he would represent too much of a risk given his injury history.





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20 Feb 2019 14:29:12
I think Declan Rice is a great talent, with a big future ahead of him

But am I the only one that thinks an offer of £50-70 million would be a little too good to pass up?

Sell Arnautovic for £35 million and we could rebuild our entire squad by selling Rice, Arnautovic and a £30-40 million transfer budget.


1.) 20 Feb 2019 15:57:38
DIE_4, Every player young or older has a price, no player is indispensable or irreplaceable, but of course potential gems are hard to come by and maybe we have one in Rice? Providing he stays injury free, he can surely only get better and maybe his stock value will increase even more over the coming seasons. Unless a monumental fee was offered for him that we would find very difficult to resist, then I hope he remains with us for at least maybe 5 seasons? We want to build alongside our best players surely to progress as a Premiership team to encourage other top players to join us and progress, not to sell our prized assets to other clubs?

2.) 20 Feb 2019 20:36:42
I have to disagree. Yes it's a lot of money. but I thought we wanted to get away from being a selling club. why would we sell so early in his career.

Secondly, yes with both players gone. £100 mil would be great. but would you trust our board to replace and upgrade our squad? We saw what 100 mil got us in the summer.

3.) 20 Feb 2019 22:58:56
Spot on dave and look at our next opponents FULHAM they've spent best part of £100 mill if not more and look at them now i'm not saying that would be repeated if we were given that sort of money and if we have the slightest bit of ambition the squad should be built around RICE for me on ARNAUTOVIC if an offer of close to £35 million came in then yes and that's only because of his age simple as that but on our boards thinking then nothing but nothing would supriseme and I mean nothing that's 3 nothings so you know my opinion now. COYI.



15 Jan 2019 20:51:30
I get Arnie is likely off, and for the money being touted I'd do all I can to sign Maxi Gomez as his replacement.




27 Jul 2018 20:27:18
With Kouyate and Obiang seemingly out the door and Lanzini out for the best part of the season, surely we have plans for central midfield recruitments? We can't lose 2 permanently and 1 through injury and only sign Wilshere?

Surely this means there are plans for one, perhaps two new midfield recruits? And surely these must be nearer to completion than is currently being reported?


1.) 28 Jul 2018 10:18:02
Trust in MP (and don’t call me Shirley)



10 Jul 2018 10:22:22
Any idea who the outgoings will be?

Kouyate, Obiang and Antonio are all apparently available, whilst Burke and Cullen are supposedly on the way out.

What about the likes of Reid? Oxford? Snodgrass? Carroll? Hugill?


1.) 10 Jul 2018 10:38:21
By the reports that I've seen mp and his team will be selecting the players that don't fit in with style of play will either be sold or loaned out to get the off the wage bill.
Everyone will be given a chance to impress as we saw with arnie a change of postition we saw a different player.
Wouldnt be surprised to see rice playing dm next season.

2.) 10 Jul 2018 10:42:04
I'd keep obaing
Maybe Oxford if no good offer with sell on
Let Byram go with a sell on
And it put sell on clause on burke.



01 Jul 2018 21:57:15
Hi Ed's and ironmike. do you know if West Ham (or any other club) is looking at Ante Rebic from Frankfurt?


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13 Jun 2019 11:41:43
Personally, I think playing Fornals deeper would be a waste of his talents.

I'd like to see us play 4-2-3-1 with Anderson, Fornals and Antonio being the 3.

Rotate in Lanzini and Yarmolenko when their both fit as well and I think we've got a solid pick of players to choose from.




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24 May 2019 13:55:26
With a transfer budget of £30 million and the money we get from selling


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24 May 2019 13:29:49
Glen1540, I don't see us selling Cresswell, his season wasn't great but it was disrupted by injuries.

When it comes to transfers. I think when you consider that Adrian and Nasri' contracts are expiring, Carroll' too (I don't believe the rumours he is to be offered a pay as you play deal), that frees up a sizeable chunk of wages.

We are apparently willing to sell the likes of Byram, Oxford, Obiang, Fernandes, Hernandez and Perez. potentially we could see Reid go too.

Reports suggest that Husillos and Pellegrini have been given a transfer budget of £30 million plus whatever they get from player sales and let's face it Rice and Anderson are our most valuable assets and I can't shake the feeling that Rice or Anderson could be off this summer, maybe both of them.

With all the outgoing players, I don't think we will raise enough in player sales to replace them with quality, not unless we sell one of our prize assets.

I also don't think it bodes well that Pellegrini has said he doesn't know if Rice will stay. lol.

Personally, if Rice or Anderson (or both) were to leave for big money, as long as we replace them with quality players I wouldn't mind all that much. Obviously I'd rather keep our best players, but if they're replaced by similar players who cover the loss of Rice and Anderson, and it gives us a little more money to play with in the market. I have to trust Pellegrini know what he is doing.




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25 Apr 2019 08:01:40
I am saying to sell Masuaku because he is extremely inconsistent. He either plays well or poorly.

I think he is more of a winger than a left back if the truth be told and frankly there are better wingers in the squad already, and signing Pereira and / or Brahimi would only push him further down the pecking order higher up the field.

Cresswell is currently our best left back in my opinion and signing Kieran Tierney as competition would give us ample defensively.

We simply wouldn't need Masuaku.




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24 Apr 2019 10:25:57
Do you honestly think that we are only in need of improving up front and in defence?

I don't disagree that both are lacking, but we have so few options in central midfield.

Rice is doing very well, but we have very little in the way of competition. we cannot rely on Wilshere being fit and obiang has either been ok or poor this season. Carols Sanchez is on the verge of returning to the squad, but he isn't a world beater.


CB - Reid
LB - Masuaku
RB - Byram
CM - Obiang
W - Snodgrass
F - Perez
F - Hernandez
F - Arnautovic


GK - Adrian - expiring contract
RB - Zabaleta - expiring contract
F - Carroll - expiring contract

If money is tight this coming transfer window, there are a few decent options to sign on a free. (and I am not saying sign them all)

CB - Gary Cahill
RB - Rafael - premiership experience, still only 28
CM - Hector Herrera - VERY unlikely signing I know, but still
W - Yacine Brahimi
W - Andreas Pereira - Man U prospect
F - Danny Welbeck
F - Daniel Sturridge
F - Mario Balotelli - hothead, but still a good option


CB - Guillermo Maripan from Alaves
LB - Kieran Tierney from Celtic
CM - Stanislav Lobotka from Celta Vigo
CM - Aaron Mooy from Huddersfield
F - Maxi Gomez from Celta Vigo
F - Aleksandr Mitrovic from Fulham.





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