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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



15 Jan 2017 15:34:19
A reliable source linked to the club just told me glen Johnson is a done deal but club won't confirm till end of window because something to do with wages


1.) 15 Jan 2017 18:07:00
We need defensive strength . Good shout

2.) 15 Jan 2017 21:52:37
One of the Eds keeps mentioning a package that Marseille are planning to offer West Ham for Payet.

I've just had a gander at the Marseille squad, and there aren't many players there that would interest me. I'd be tempted by Lassana Diarra, but then again at the same time he is now 31 years old.

He is a decent defensive midfielder and can cover at right back, but still. I'd rather play Kouyate and Obiang, keep the two of them happy with minutes than sign Diarra for the next 18 months to 2 years. Realistically, how much longer has he got at the top of his game? Baring in mind he is currently playing in France?

Other than Diarra, Marseille' two young centre backs could be interesting. Doria is a very promising young Brazilian central defender, as is Karim Rekik. One of them could be worth taking.

There is literally no one else.

3.) 15 Jan 2017 22:52:26
/ jeremie-porsan-clement would be good option young striker who is rated very highly along with Doria and 25 mill would be great deal.

4.) 15 Jan 2017 22:58:04
Wouldnt want diarra doesn't he owe his previous club about 7 million or something silly for a contract dispute? Too much baggage for my liking

5.) 15 Jan 2017 23:19:02
Glen Johnson is finished been poor for a while byram did ok yesterday better let him develop



11 Jan 2017 19:05:56
Looks like hogan deal is complete and it's going to confirmed shortly?


{Ed002's Note - Not before WHU make an acceptable bid.}

1.) 11 Jan 2017 19:23:30
Am hearing the same about hogan. Announcement shortly? £9m up front with further £6m to follow. Now go get Snodgrass and bathshuyai and max gradel.

2.) 11 Jan 2017 20:15:11
If we sign Hogan, then I whole heartedly hope he does well. However I won't lie, I am concerned about his injury record. He hasn't completed a single season without sustaining some sort of injury.

3.) 11 Jan 2017 22:01:29
As I always say if he doesn't get injured I will eat my hat! I like his movement but injury wisebin my mind a bit of a liability but I hope he cracks on and does really well. Injuries for any player is horrible for career and moral.

4.) 12 Jan 2017 09:06:35
Good Morning All

Well according to reports it looks like we have eventually got Hogan.

As in many of my previous posts i'm unsure if paying this kind of money for a championship striker with injury history is the right way to go considering we have Fletcher and Martinez waiting a chance which I would think could do a great job up front with a run of consistent games.

Saying that I am not the Manager and obviously have no idea what goes on in training so we will have to trust SB judgement on this transfer ( Or DGS?! ) .

I hope the lad does well and can handle the pressure as he is being bought to try turn our woeful goal scoring record around, and I hope everyone can get behind him and not be to harsh if goals do not come instantly for him.

Its a gamble by WH on this, but to be positive now he looks like he will sign, make the lad welcome forget about his transfer price and hope he does well. i'm not sure if he is injured but if fit expect to see him against Palace on Saturday. Would he start upfront with Carroll?,



08 Jan 2017 18:28:48
I don't believe hogan is our man, for same price we could get Braithwaite, or tempt mandzukic.
But would love ifora, sansom and snodgrass


1.) 08 Jan 2017 20:12:21
if that's true my tickets going in the river ain't no way dgs gona fill my seat needless to say many more will follow.

2.) 08 Jan 2017 22:55:32
Agreed todd mandzukic snodgrass and iorfa would be great

3.) 09 Jan 2017 10:49:35
Is it true that Hogan is injured again? Knee problem?



01 Jan 2017 07:15:31
Talks we may get shane long if we don't get defoe, I'm a big fan of long. What's anyone else think?


1.) 01 Jan 2017 10:52:28
Works hard but defiantly not a goalscorer 15 goals in 71 for southampton and 19 in 81 games for wba not sure he's what we need.

2.) 01 Jan 2017 13:12:16
Please no! . he's not what we're looking for! . would be a typical west ham signing though! . we need to be aiming higher than that. he hardly gets in the Southampton team anyway. yes he scored one yesterday but his 1st of the season!

3.) 01 Jan 2017 13:15:08
We should go for dembele watched him yesterday he is class don't know if any other team is going to try get him but think we should try won't be cheap though.

{Ed002's Note - Moussa Dembele won't be moving to West Ham Paul.}

4.) 01 Jan 2017 14:15:58
He is a great player I just find it strange that he isn't playing in the prem no disrespect to Celtic, am I right in thinking we did try to sign him just before he went to Celtic.

{Ed002's Note - He moved for game time. Manchester United and Bayern Munich have both been aware of Moussa Dembele since his time at PSG and were both interested in signing him when he opted for Fulham as a 16 year old. Newcastle, Lille, Juventus, Napoli, Liverpool, Wolfsburg, Marseille, Everton and Spurs had also been looking at Dembele since the start of last season before he opted to move to Celtic for the playing time. Recent glances from Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Monaco have led Celtic to put an unrealistic price on the player that could block any move in the short term.}

5.) 01 Jan 2017 14:49:41
He's pacy but quite injury prone too, though would rather have braithewait who would probably cost the same.

6.) 01 Jan 2017 15:36:31
Thanks ed so there has never been a approach from West Ham.

{Ed002's Note - No Paul, West Ham has not made any approach to buy Dembele.}

7.) 01 Jan 2017 18:23:09
My comment was regarding shane long not dembele aswell. Dembele is juat unrealistoc for us no point it us watching him would be better off patrick roberts but i'd imagine that's just as unrealistic too.

8.) 04 Jan 2017 22:51:06
Watched dembele in the old firm clash OK he scored a decent goal but carton Cole love child I couldn't get it out of my head does the hard things OK but messes the easy things up. they can keep him in that fiercly competitive league. COYI.




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24 Jan 2018 19:38:32
If we can joel Mario and dendonker I will be more than happy with them 2.


1.) 24 Jan 2018 21:15:04
I doubt we will get dendonker in this window mate bit out of our price range I'd say Mario and grenier would be good though.

2.) 25 Jan 2018 08:35:56
Absolutely agree with you REDROBBO2. Dendoncker would be a really nice addition if we can get him for around £20m but Mario and Grenier (when both fit) would add some better quality and depth in our midfield. Being greedy, If we had an out and out right winger I'd be even more happy.

3.) 25 Jan 2018 16:28:47
Hiya PHIL I'm praying we get some sort of deal done for DENDONKER because he is potentially the best C/ B in the world that's our high I rate him he's got everything mate. COYI.

4.) 26 Jan 2018 09:56:17
Is he not a DM Gkg66?



21 Jan 2018 00:06:24
Rashfords not regularly playing atm and with Sanchez coming inn at man u, wudnt he be worth a punt . Possibly loan to buy?


1.) 21 Jan 2018 01:55:23
If by any chance he was a valuable can you honestly see us being at the front of the queue for him?



20 Jan 2018 10:21:40
We should do everything in our power to sign Maddison from Norwich and dedonker from anderlect and I think that would be a great winter window.


1.) 20 Jan 2018 11:09:43
I’m not sure that without freeing up wages that we can mate.

2.) 20 Jan 2018 11:15:32
Are the rumours about us not wanting to pay £1.5m loan fee for joao mario true and that's what's holding up a potential move?

3.) 20 Jan 2018 11:37:47
Saw that too but can't believe anything you read although with dgs its sounds very realistic to say the leadt.

4.) 20 Jan 2018 12:00:32
Read it’s the player that is not wanting the loan.

5.) 20 Jan 2018 12:41:25
I read the same his team ok the loan but he didn't fancy coming to us.

6.) 21 Jan 2018 21:15:34
Mario is waiting to see if a bigger club come's in for him and if not he'll be at West ham if he's turned us down already why oh why do we want players out our club who genuinely ain't got theor heart in the move tell him where to go. COYI.



05 Nov 2017 18:44:07
Tony pulis with di canio as number 2 and a top notch fitness coach would be my dream.


1.) 05 Nov 2017 21:37:54
Harry Redknapp and Rio Ferdinand for me.



14 May 2017 15:54:08


1.) 14 May 2017 16:02:23
Agreed and How many more times must we watch this rubbish.

2.) 14 May 2017 16:45:11
I know, Fegouli looked a lot better when he came on.

3.) 14 May 2017 17:27:01
He was one of very few shining lights today, all on the beach already.




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31 Jan 2018 13:19:33
Smolov, dendonker and maddison.




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27 Jan 2018 11:52:04
Dendonker is better in a 3 man midfield looking after back 4.




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09 Jan 2018 18:51:02
Would be a fantastic buy.




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14 Dec 2017 15:06:26
Would love Wilshire.




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21 May 2017 18:20:37
Chris Wood is not the answer.





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04 Nov 2017 19:45:24
Moyes is not the man to take us forward . But bilic has to go now.




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15 May 2017 21:31:57
Y is there no possibility him moving to us.


{Ed002's Note - Because WHU has no interest and there are discussions with another club.}



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14 May 2017 16:45:11
I know, Fegouli looked a lot better when he came on.




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10 Feb 2017 16:26:03
Play too much footy manager.




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02 Feb 2017 19:55:07
Pickford gk
Reidvent ajax cb
Irofa rb
Sakai lb/ rb cover
Braithwaite attacker
Poulson attacker