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19 Jul 2015 09:42:04
I have heard the dgs read these posts and with that in mind have a player I think they should be speaking to lvg about when they next speak about Hernandez - Nick Powell. This lad is 21, can play in midfield or forward, has European experience (whilst on loan at Wigan) and historically scores every third game. He was groomed by Dario Gradi at Crewe who advised Ferguson to buy him as he thought he'd be better than David Platt. This is the same manager who found and developed Dean Ashton amongst others. Powell is currently either in the reserves or waiting for a loan or perm move whilst waiting for his chance with lvg. Worth a look surely?

Dabber Hammer

1.) 19 Jul 2015 11:38:31
Good call but I think we need to get someone who is proven scoring goals don't think can take a chance as our strike force is looking pretty short at the minute in terms of quality

2.) 20 Jul 2015 12:22:16
Hi rowe11 , Powell can play wide, centre or up front, he's scored goals from all these positions - check out the one he scored for Crewe against Cheltenham in the okay off final a couple of years back on YouTube . He was 19 at the time .

3.) 20 Jul 2015 21:02:20
Not knocking that he looked a talent but not proven at high level



04 Jul 2015 10:11:51
Apparently the Italian press are stating this morning that we are on the verge of completing on Angelo Ogbonna, any news on this Mike or Eds?

Dabber Hammer

1.) 04 Jul 2015 13:39:33
Does anyone think Podolski would have been a good option? He's always said he wants to play through the middle, and can score a goal

2.) 04 Jul 2015 15:29:09
He might of been. But he's joined Galatasaray. So we'll never know




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01 Feb 2019 17:17:45
I'm in the camp of not being overley bothered that we didn't take anyone in yesterday. At the end of the day our season is done. We should get the 2 or 3 victorys to ensure safety therefore its all about preparing for the Summer and next season. I'd rather not take 1 inflated priced player in January but take 2 for a competitive price in June. We all know there will be a massive clear out soon and players will be identified and targeted between now and the end of the season. The Summer window is going to be a blast!

Dabber Hammer

1.) 01 Feb 2019 17:47:15
Be a few I'd guess, but the question will be who wants to come not who do we want ( as all ways)

2.) 01 Feb 2019 18:00:41
Truthfully we have to let about 6 go in the summer and replace them. Matsuaku, obiang, ogbonna, Carroll, Hernandez and Perez need to all go and onwards and upwards. If necessary let Marko go and start fresh up front.

3.) 01 Feb 2019 19:05:51
I know Phil but can the club really go through another major team rebuild?

4.) 01 Feb 2019 19:23:36
I would trust MP to assemble the squad he wants.

5.) 02 Feb 2019 13:32:16
I would like us to get safe as soon as possible and then use the rest of the season to play some of U23 players so 17th with 43 points would do me.



04 Nov 2018 16:04:02
Can anyone explain to me why the challenge on Diagana just prior to Andersens goal wasn't a straight red? I know the tef did well to play the advantage but the tackle was appalling.

Dabber Hammer

1.) 04 Nov 2018 16:08:04
I swear hw didn't even gwt a yellow. Should havw played advantage then gone back to book him as it was a horrendous challange went straight through him.

2.) 04 Nov 2018 16:17:12

3.) 04 Nov 2018 17:24:05
He was booked for that challenge it was tarwskocki excuse my spelling but that's who it was.

4.) 05 Nov 2018 09:47:14
Wasn't var available against Tottenham in the cup? Didn't even review the penalty what's the point in having it and not using it for big calls like that.

5.) 05 Nov 2018 10:59:35
Should have been red, and because he got a yellow for it after the goal he got away with it as it cannot be changed after the ref has already taken action. Poor rule IMO
Couldnt watch the game on Sat but was so happy to hear Anderson have a good game, and just at the right time with all these "winnable" fixtures coming up. I thought Snodders and Obiang in CM would be our best partnership (after numerous games into the season, never thought it at the start), and Noble and Wilshere will have to work hard to displace either of them. Great to see Snodders' journey and i think he is a real West Ham player in that CM role. He has proven a lot of us wrong, myself included, as i thought he was average when he signed. He would be a crowd favourite for sure had he played CM like this from the start. We should really appreciate him and what he has done to get back into the WHU team. Most players would have either stuck around and got paid, or been transferred and got another signing on fee elsewhere. He is a model pro in that sense.

{Ed001's Note - actually the decision can be changed if the ref admits he made a mistake. All that a yellow means is that the player himself cannot appeal against it, whereas he could have if it was a straight red.}

6.) 05 nov 2018 12:57:16
it's ok performing in c/ m against a very moderate burnley team but against bigger and far better teams snodgrass will be found out as far as i know he's never played there before correct me if i'm wrong hands up if i am but imo obiang and rice are our holding mids with wilshire when fit playing in a more advanced midfield role just behind anderson in a no10 role just a suggestion but i think diangana could play in an advanced midfield role instead of on the wing and i think anderson who was far better on saturday not playing on the wing as i don't think he is a winger and his position 100% is behind the front man in a no10 role but when lanzini is back anderson will be pushed out on the wing he very rarely takes on his man but in a no 10 role his link up and quick passing means he's far more dangerous there and both his goals were from this position and not cutting in off the wing and when lanzini s back play him in the more advanced midfield role just behind the no 10 just a suggestion that i think could work. coyi.

7.) 05 Nov 2018 18:09:31
Thanks Ed, didn't know that. When has a referee ever admitted they made a mistake tho? Lol.

{Ed001's Note - well one of the lads on the Liverpool site is in the referee training program and he admitted to getting decisions wrong this weekend. However, I am sure they will soon train that kind of nonsense out of him and teach him how to make up some new rule interpretation to cover any future mistakes....}

8.) 06 Nov 2018 14:50:10
Hahaha that's exactly it, even the live broadcast referee consultants on Sky or BT coverage always try to find an interpretation that backs the ref's decision. I agree Refs need protecting, and more authority and respect from players, but twisting interpretations to justify decisions is not the way. VAR simply HAS to come into the game, we missed out on a clear pen vs Burnley as a result.
IMHO there should have been 2 penalties in the Arsenal vs Liverpool game when keepers came out to crosses, missed the ball and clattered the opposition player who got his head to the ball first. Yes they got a head (or a shot) in so you could argue advantage, but if it doesn't go in then there is NO advantage. Anywhere else on the pitch if a player goes in for a challenge and misses the ball and gets the player its a foul, why is it not the case for keepers?



19 May 2016 17:31:06
I know he's 32 but what about Jonas from Benefica, 52 goals in 61 games, would be a great addition to the squad.

Dabber Hammer

{Ed002's Note - Clutching at straws.}

1.) 19 May 2016 18:02:59
You're right Ed002 but he'd cost a lot less than most and I believe was the 4th highest goal scorer in Europe this season (albeit in a relatively low level league) . his stats just seem to stack up favourably.

{Ed002's Note - West Ham are not going to buy players just for the hell of it or because they are cheap. The hame really doesn't work that way. Clubs look to buy players they want and will fit in with the squad and will improve the team.}

2.) 20 May 2016 12:27:24
Ed002 can we stop the negativity please? Constructive criticism would be much more appreciated then cynicism. Bound to put people off posting isn't it.

{Ed002's Note - Sure, WHU do approach the 20 or so players mentioned to you every day. They will be buying players like Jonas because he is cheap - ignoring the fact that the club has zero interest in him, ignoring the fact that he won't improve the team. Maybe the club is as stupid as some of their fans. This is one of the reasons I try not to tell you too much about what is happening - it is a complete waste of my time.}

3.) 20 May 2016 13:15:04
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{Ed002's Note - Suits us just fine. You keep believing all of his bullshit. Cretin.}



26 Mar 2016 12:58:10
Hi Guys

we have been awesome this season and in my opinion need only a couple of tweaks. A 20 goals a season striker would take us to that next level and for that I'd go for Wilfied Bony, forget his couple of seasons at City, they've wasted him, the man knows where the goal is he just needs to play regularly and doesn't suffer too badly from injury. I also think we need cover at centre half and for that would go for either Nathan Ake or Bruno Martins Indi from Porto, both young.

Dabber Hammer

1.) 26 Mar 2016 14:11:39
think bony would be a good call he knows where the back of the net is as u pointed out has, nt been given much of a chance at city but wages would come into it again.

2.) 26 Mar 2016 18:07:28
I think we should get tore in before we sign a striker.

3.) 27 Mar 2016 16:31:42
I'd go for a striker first and I know he's a bit older but I'd still take a look at yilmaz apart from that I like zaza

I like tore but wouldn't make hima priority s we have players already that are good in that position.

{Ed002's Note - There is zero chance of Yilmaz joining having only moved clubs last month.}

4.) 27 Mar 2016 17:39:03
i had heard he isn't happy there though if that's true would depend how much we wanna pay and weather we can offer champions league or not I guess lol.

{Ed002's Note - Someone has been teasing you. He has only just completed the move there and they have only played one game of their new season. It is nothing to do with West Ham in any way or form.}



18 Jan 2016 19:44:21
BBC Sport reporting that Swansea potentially looking to offload Gomis. Does anyone else think he could be one for us? He had a great start to the season .

Dabber Hammer

1.) 18 Jan 2016 20:13:46
he's started off OK but in my opnion I think I'd rather have someone with real pace on the plus side jack sullivan has tweeted there may be a suprise signing within 48 hours and 2 reports I've read put us ahead of Everton for byram now.




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30 Jan 2019 21:57:09
Whorya you are absolutely right . Bournemouth have nothing to play for but look at what they’ve done to Chelsea tonight. We have a massive problem in that our squad has players in it who want to leave Arnie, Hernandez, Obiang, Perez mixed with players who want to stay but are no way good enough, Ogbonna, Masuaku, Carroll, Adrian and players that are carrying long term knocks, Reid, Yamalenko, Balbuena. It doesn’t leave us with enough of a squad to compete does it?! MP needs a bloody good Summer of dealings and should be planning for it now!

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28 Jan 2019 11:37:58
Really good to have you back Mike!

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26 Jan 2019 21:41:43
Embarrassing! Hernandez, Carroll, Obang clearly have their minds set on playing somewhere other than West Ham! MP got it badly wrong tonght badly wrong .

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{Ed0333's Note - I have no idea who caroll thinks he has a hope in hell of playing anywhere else?



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26 Jan 2019 11:24:24
Illbeback with that name and the way you write certain words in Capitals like “WRONG” I have a sneeky suspicion you’re Ironmike . am I correct?

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25 Jan 2019 16:57:32
Eds (or Glen) , what do you think the chances are of us obtaining the services of Gomez AND Belotti if we can offload Arnie, Hernandez and Perez before the end of next week?

Dabber Hammer

{Ed001's Note - with the owners you have, probably about 0%.}




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01 Feb 2019 12:30:24
Nessy I think a pay as you play contract for Yaya Toure is not a bad shout if it’s allowed and he’s fit . been a strange window Arnie off then back again, Ironmike off then back again! 😂.

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16 Jan 2019 16:48:46
I think Carroll gives us something different and to be fair has turned games in our favour. I wouldn’t be averse to him getting a pay for play contract. on another matter Boyata from Celtic is out of contract in the Summer, does anyone think he would be useful cover whist Balbuena is out?

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15 Jan 2019 21:28:09
You know what, I’d give Balotelli a go, its not as if were averse to taking on Italian loose cannons is it, look at PDC.

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12 Jan 2019 14:59:46
What did Antonio and Carroll exactly do wrong today Phil?

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03 Jan 2019 23:53:29
Hi Warrington,

Happy New Year mate! I think your comments make total sense and are far from madness. There is no doubt that Arnie is a great player but fotball is a strange game and sometimes players like him and Payet supress the talents of others. Whilst he was out injured Anderson flourished and finding the back of the net was not exactly difficult for us as a team.

I’d also take £30m and Loftus-Cheek if the deal could be made. I live in Cheshire surrounded by Stoke fans and a lot of them say that once Arnie’s heads turned it stays turned.

Dabber Hammer