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05 Oct 2018 22:51:03
I would start cresswell over masuaku in future and play perez instead of yarmolenko. A good box to box cm needed in January desperately. Get Antonio out.


1.) 06 Oct 2018 14:29:07
I have previously posted some support for Yarmelenko, it’s still early days but he should be putting in effort for a Premiership and International player! Perez yes maybe give him a start, however in the little he has been involved, I have seen him do next to nothing? Antonio I have also posted my support for, more based possibly on past performances, but he is very Championship ish now, if an offer comes in January, providing satisfactory, let him go! Think we should give Diangana a start on the wing? ⚒⚒⚒⚒.

2.) 06 Oct 2018 18:07:45
Antonio is dreadful. I'd be tempted to drop yarmolenko and play diangana if performances don't pick up. Matsuaku can't defend to save his life and cresswell ain't much better and with zabaletta planning to go to Italy I'd suggest we concentrate on full backs in the next window.

3.) 06 Oct 2018 21:29:47
Hi Phil but have you ever seen a premiership player so slow over the first 5 yards as YARMALENKO it’s like he’s running in quicksand he was very quick a couple of seasons ago he was known as a pacey winger he’s only 28 what’s happened but ANTONIO isn’t fit enough or good enough for the first team and I know NOBLE had a good game against UTD but name me a player that’s not ina win against UTD whenWILSHIRE OR LANZINI are fit he’s got to play 2 holding miss in RICE AND OBIANG with LANZINI or WILSHIRE in an attacking mid role IMO . COYI.

4.) 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.



01 Aug 2018 19:51:10
Plz please get maxi gomez.


1.) 01 Aug 2018 20:06:39
Talking going on no formal bid as yet tell me who would you prefer him or Marega just out of interest? IRONMIKE.

2.) 01 Aug 2018 20:13:34
Marega for me.

3.) 01 Aug 2018 20:19:05

4.) 01 Aug 2018 20:32:30
MP will make the choice as he sees it, if he go’s for the sick note then there must be a reason? Bigger picture? Nah he must go the other way surely lol.

5.) 01 Aug 2018 20:43:05
Our we doing a straight swap for Carroll, then?

6.) 01 Aug 2018 21:16:47
Am I missing something is Gomez injury prone?

It's an interesting one, differnt types of players Marega pace and power and can finish. arguably better service at Porto?

Gomez younger a lot of potential banged in loads in la liga at just 21. could serve us well for many years and has huge sell on value potential.

Plus If we wanted pace and power up top there's always Antonio could offer similar threat to marega. on that basis I'd lean more to Gomes gives us a different option.

But as said above got to trust pellegrini he's the man. and what we can't know is what's there hunger like to join us.

7.) 01 Aug 2018 21:43:29
GOMEZ all day long for me mike 21 year old wed have many years of his massive ability as i think ARNAUTOVIC and CHIQUARITO are his no 1 's anyway he could learn big time off of those 2 massive potential. COYI.

8.) 01 Aug 2018 22:00:19
No it’s Sanabria who’s the injury king. IRONMIKE.

9.) 02 Aug 2018 00:06:42
Youve confused me now mike lol.



22 Jul 2018 15:29:33
Is there any truth in the thiago Mendes rumours . He would be a great signing.


{Ed002's Note - Clubs are being put off by Lille's €25M asking price Thiago Mendes - the player is being pressured by a high-end "agent" to join his business and the player wants a high-end club to go with it. His agent was approached but I would think WHU would be put off by the asking price. Described by one as the world's best attacking DM player right now.}

1.) 22 Jul 2018 16:52:19

2.) 22 Jul 2018 19:51:06
He likes to run with the ball and looks above average and we don't stand a chance at the price we have offered more like €30million.

3.) 22 Jul 2018 20:47:08
¨best attacking DM player right now¨. what a great oxymoron that is :)

4.) 22 Jul 2018 21:03:35

5.) 22 Jul 2018 21:42:47
We shall see IRONMIKE.

6.) 23 Jul 2018 07:44:40
Haha well spotted costa, what a great word that is lol.

7.) 23 Jul 2018 10:35:16
Let me translate - attacking DM means box to box in old money.

8.) 23 Jul 2018 12:57:56
Very true Markro but costa is still correct it’s an oxymoron :) we should have word of the day on here lol.

9.) 23 Jul 2018 15:21:16
It isn’t not an oxymoron (Trumpian double negative) .



24 Mar 2018 03:51:20
Hi ed if u dnt post this tell the boys we are linked with marega, he has told me we have been in touch. I used 2 play with him and a close friend . He has everything to be a great player but his composure is awful to say the least and in any other than prem I believe he would be success but no at West Ham United if we stay up . And that's a big IF.


1.) 24 Mar 2018 12:04:20
LANZINI scored for Argentina last night in a 2-0 win against Italy. COYI.



23 Jan 2017 19:54:05
Ed would you know if there is in interest in Braithwaite from westham and the likelihood of signing or why we haven't tried to get this deal done. Thanks


{Ed002's Note - As a special treat. There has been interest from West Ham and from the player but Toulouse are not keen on doing business with West Ham after they were screwed around in the summer when Toulouse told West Ham to make an improved bid and, that subject to a number, of issues the transfer could go ahead if the club and player wanted that - and then they heard no more as WHU flip-flopped from one target to another. No, given the impending Hogan deal it is likely off the table that West Ham would do what is necessary to make this happen - a non-negotiable bid of a value that would be acceptable to Toulouse.

As I have explained over and over, this is why WHU need a Director of Football/Technical Director that can deal with these matters - someone who knows the game.}

1.) 23 Jan 2017 20:41:56
Absolutely right and its something we have neglected for too long but dgs know better and look where that got us. We mess around far to much and always have since dgs came in. Just look at how we are going about Scott hogan saga now? And the excuse they give is that it's all pending what happens or how much we get for payet. Dgs getting reputation as a pair of jokers in my eyes with ludicrously low bids and comical last dash cheap or free players. In the summer we could have got Ben yedder or braithwaite but dgs look beyond there station and tell everyone we are after marquee £20m+ striker. Ben yedder was going for £8m and braithwaite was £5m I think but, we messed about just as we do with every transfer and ended up with zaza and calleri and we know his that worked out. Considering they are shrewd business men they don't know his to conduct themselves during a transfer window and its time we got somebody who does. Its a farce and ee go through the same every window making us a laughing stock

{Ed002's Note - We went through a lot of this in the summer Phil. I don't want to get embroiled in explaining where Marseille are but WHU moved the goalposts over discussions and trying to get things resolved. Marseille has a lady based in the UK during this window - and she is available at reasonably short notice. I have not spoken with her since this morning but she was of the opinion that resolution was needed and that it would not be difficult.}

2.) 23 Jan 2017 21:17:04
Thanks ed

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome IT.}

3.) 24 Jan 2017 08:44:42
Ed may I ask what the reason is why westham do not or will not have a direstor of football/ technical director, is this just down to DGS wanting to be more involved instead? Thank

{Ed002's Note - I imagine it is.}

4.) 24 Jan 2017 13:27:30
shame really. thanks




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05 Oct 2018 22:05:15
Cresswell has got to come in for masuaku, he is useless and Antonio should never wear the shirt again.




16 Sep 2018 17:51:47
What a difference obiang and rice coming into a 3 midfield and felipe was outstanding, back 2 looked great, hopefully the turning point . Need a box to box midfielder in January no doubt but finally I'm smiling. COYI.




23 Aug 2018 10:07:21
I'd like us to play this team

Fredericks rice diop cresswell
Sanchez Wilshere
Yarmelenko anderson Arnautovic


1.) 23 Aug 2018 10:30:27
Having seen what we've seen so far, your selection makes a lot of sense and should possibly be the starting 11 going forward. Other players such as NOBLE, MATSUAKU, Zabaletta have had a chance and been found wanting. I might also swap Perez and Marko.

2.) 24 Aug 2018 08:54:28
Personally because of the full backs we have and the lack of quality at centre half I’d prefer to go to 3 at the back:

Rice Diop Og
Freds Wilshere Sanchez (or Obiang) Cress
Anderson Perez

But feel like MP isn’t going to shift from 442 / 451 anytime soon. If playing 4 at the back I don’t feel JW can be one of the two in the middle of the park, so should be used further up field.

Freds Diop Og Cress
Sanchez Obiang
Wilshere Anderson Perez

Personnel less important above as with our fitness record we’ll never put out the same side twice. Need a genuine holding midfielder (Sanchez or Pedro) as a constant. could then play alongside either the other, Nobby or Dec depending on opposition / fitness.

Attacking midfield 3 would be interchangeable and Yarmy to come in anywhere at any given time. Antonio is lost 20mins at best!

3.) 24 Aug 2018 09:28:23
I don't see MP changing his system just yet so a couple of comments on your line ups

I still worry that Rice is too inexperienced, he is also a central defender more than a midfielder as he showed against Liverpool so I think we have to stick with Ogbonna, Balbuena and Diop, just give them some protection through Cresswell and Zabaleta (only because he is more familiar with team mates than Fredericks) as fullbacks and bring in Obiang and Sanchez in midfield, perhaps play Masuaku instead of Anderson in away matches

It is much easier to bring on attackers if we are losing than defenders ( bit like shutting the door after the storm)



09 Aug 2018 00:00:41
Final day let's go and take a gamble on marvellous.




28 Jul 2018 10:49:35
If we can get manega and ntcham. That would be an amazing transfer window for us.





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15 Dec 2018 21:37:20
Full backs would be ideal, a good solid center mid and another striker and we can really push for top 6.




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15 Dec 2018 16:44:55
He must be mad.




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13 Dec 2018 09:05:41
Lb- k Tierney
Rb- n clyne
Cm- a duncan
S- y poulson.




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20 Nov 2018 16:49:47
Put him on 150k a week on 2 year deal . He is worth keeping and should match Anderson and hernandes.




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13 Nov 2018 20:01:44
What a player.





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09 Oct 2018 09:17:38
I'd take that.




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05 Oct 2018 22:48:19
I thought Anderson was our best player.




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26 Aug 2018 19:50:19
Sanchez needs to start, we looked better with a natural holding midfielder in that role.




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20 Aug 2018 09:38:00
You don't become a great coach with no defending.




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10 Aug 2018 02:48:50
I agree marko.