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15 Aug 2018 17:31:11
More talk has surfaced about going after Yaya Toure who is available, any truth in this?


1.) 15 Aug 2018 17:57:40
New rules state we cannot even now take frees until January IRONMIKE.

2.) 15 Aug 2018 23:37:15
He hasn't got a club mike does that change things?

3.) 16 Aug 2018 00:37:00
I read free agents are still allowed if they were a free agent when the window closed. Would be unreasonable for a player not to be allowed to play football or earn a living for 6 months.

4.) 16 Aug 2018 15:30:13
No signings at all possible under new rules Macia was original target but now we have Husillos it’s still possible if course if it’s affordable under the two heads are better than one. , IRONMIKE.

5.) 17 Aug 2018 05:51:47
This is on the news sites: They can. Normal rules apply with free agents who can be signed after the close of the transfer window. However, the player would have to have been out of contract before the close of the Premier League window

If that isn’t right where are the rules published?

6.) 17 Aug 2018 14:20:48
It’s a slightly grey area hence the rush Everton undertook with Bernard and Palace with Meyer. IRONMIKE.

7.) 18 Aug 2018 22:21:29
That's what I've read SDL unless what we are reading is old rules but nothing stating it says free agents can't be signed as long as they haven't got a contract up to the windie shutting.




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10 Oct 2018 21:13:43
Mike, what is the situation regarding Arnautovic's injury? Doesn't sound too good from reports, if he continually plays then it won't heal. Who can replace him, Carroll? Is Pellegrini looking for a January buy?


1.) 11 Oct 2018 10:18:44
Seems Arnie is carrying injuries, and realistically. He shouldn’t be involved with Internationsls, but countries can overrule clubs under present rules, , it’s all down to the player, No we havnt got a second striker as I have mentioned before nor have we someone who can play with him as a two, Hernandez and Antonio have been tried and frankly neither is any good, this has to be addressed, which leaves Carroll Who cannot play this style anyway we must absolutely get a second striker and part company with the others. IRONMIKE.

2.) 11 Oct 2018 13:32:57
What about the youngster, Silva? Or not ready yet?

3.) 11 Oct 2018 15:47:06
We will hear of him after the break, He s been injured. IRONMIKE.

4.) 11 Oct 2018 16:00:24
Arnie's injuries are a big worry, I hope he does not play for Austria.
Perez and Hernandez are good players, but part of the issue is they are very different to Arnie. Marko is a complete striker who can do EVERYTHING, he is quick, strong, big and skillfull and our players can get him the ball in ANY fashion and he will manage. Perez and Chica though are specific types of players who need the ball to feet or in behind, the other players then need to adapt how they supply these guys when they play, they cannot expect them to do what Arnie does. We should clone Arnie somehow!
Perez is not a CF IMO, better out wide as he looks for assists. He was brought in as a cheap squad player IMO, but i hope he gets a chance and proves me wrong.
Chica still has ok goals contributed per min played, despite playing in a very poor and negative WHU team since joining us, which does not suit his game at all. Under MP he COULD be an asset if he can get fit and we can retain the ball better and higher up the pitch.
If things do not change from them though Mike is 100% correct, it needs to be addressed. AC Cannot be relied upon, Silva is a winger I believe, and Holland and Browne also wingers. It is obvious MP knows this though, and was actively looking for backup for Arnie by chasing Marega a lot in the summer who is a more physical and complete striker.

5.) 11 Oct 2018 17:09:34
Marega may not be THE player we get BUT he’s the TYPE of player we need. IRONMIKE.

6.) 12 Oct 2018 09:39:29
Pérez needs to be told to sit on the last defender in the middle as I saw him chase down a ball played back to Brighton’s keeper and I didn’t realise how quick he was so I’d play him through the middle imo. COYI.



16 May 2018 20:42:19
What top manager in their right mind would come to a club fighting relegation most of the season? . A team that lacks at least 6 quality players which would require a sizable budget to make good. Westham's transfer budget supposedly £60m plus players sold, which might push it up somewhat but we have to sell them first. This all takes time, and bringing new players in will take time. The new manager will have their work cut out as well as the time it will take to stamp his own style of play on the team. This is a big ask for any manager but not impossible. It all boils down to whether Sullivan is prepared to offer a decent contract, surely he must have learned his lesson, you can't buy success on the cheap. Manager is the most important person at the club, sets the style, tactics, player recruitment, get the wrong man everything suffers, we all know that only too well. Sullivan needs to go all out and get their man, with a decent offer.


1.) 17 May 2018 14:18:08
Hammers fan I agree with what u say but most fan fail to remember we are goverened by. wage cap on lot of quality players will on downward or sideways for more money we should try and bring in a wage cape with bono bonuses for goals n assists even tackles x many of sussces full tackles.




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19 Oct 2018 20:06:37
Is this genuine interest Mike? Where does that leave Fredericks and Zabaletta? See that Arias has only played two games so far this season for Athletico,8 games into their season. Does that mean he has been dropped or is he carrying an injury and can't play?




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07 Oct 2018 15:20:30
Yarmalenko's workrate isn't great treking back, but he takes players on and has goals in him, I think he's worth his place. But like philmac states Pellegrini will be looking to bringing in a couple of quality full backs . Fredericks has what it takes going forward but positional play, like Masuaku and Cresswell, not the best. Ideally, would like to see a new midfield but don't think that will happen any time soon.




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27 Aug 2018 11:33:02
Snodgrass had a good input in the game but he is not clinical enough, hope to see an improvement. Feel for Masuaku, the guy is quality down that wing, with his pace and skill, but being stunted by playing him in a position, LB, that is not his strength. Anderson in that central role blossomed, he played with more freedom and the class showed, great assist for Arnautovic's goal.

The defensive play of the team, although much better, is still much work in progress, looking fragile when caught on the counter attack. Sanchez I thought done okay in his first game, made some good blocks, has good positional sense, but still think Pellegrini should have targeted a top notch CDM in the window. I know its all about priorities and finances available but the CDM and LB positions have been long standing issues.

Hope to see a comfortable win against Wimbledon, restore some confidence in the side going into the match against Wolves who did play well against Man Cty . If the team can show the quality they well have for the full 90mins and be more clinical in front of goal then they should get the 3 points.




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05 Aug 2018 21:19:26
So if Pellegrini uses the 4-2-3-1 system that he has used most often I am still unsure as to who those two in front of the defence will be. Danilo Parreira or Tiago Maia would be
certain starters in that defensive midfield role if Westham signed someone of their quality, who would they partner Rice or Noble, or is he looking for two replacements? From what I have seen in the friendlies both of these players have not been used solely in a holding role, so how is Pellegrini going to use them?




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31 Jul 2018 22:24:28
I agree, but he isn't the only player who lacks the pace to take players on, Noble can't either. The key point is whether they can adapt to Pellegrini's one touch football, because if they need too much time on the ball and if their movement off the ball is poor they are going to be a liability. time will tell. There are a few positions, no doubt Pellegrini would like to improve but the finances restict him. I think there will be a few coming and going before the window closes. Hopefully we will see a quality midfielder or two come in and a striker.





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01 Jul 2018 16:20:19
Be surprised if they give up on Anderson, considering he is high priority with Pellegrini, Sullivan must realise this. Will only cause discontent if this scenario with targeted players keeps repeating itself. The two or three big name players you would expect to pay over the odds, every club expects it when they go for a big name player.