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21 Jul 2019 01:56:52
SKY are reporting we've been offered Aaron Ling from MLS. Anyone heard of him.


1.) 21 Jul 2019 11:09:20
Morning Mark think it's Aaron Long a 26 year old defender playing with the New York redbulls he appears to have been around a bit and has played 76 games for the Red Bulls

Personally would have thought on his experience he wouldn't be up to PL standard but who knows.

2.) 22 Jul 2019 00:48:23
Looked him up - looks good but more importantly, wonder who is leaving? Know reid was considering retiring not that long ago.

3.) 22 Jul 2019 06:50:25
I wouldn’t be disappointed to see both Reid and Ogbonna leave.

In the last couple of friendlies I’ve also noticed Declan Rice has been used as a central defender, perhaps he is being looked at as a “back up” choice to cover Diop and Balbuena with another defensive midfielder sitting in while he covers.

4.) 22 Jul 2019 12:27:20
@die-4, I just posted something similar on the banter page. I think Reid and Oggy are both past it.

Pulgar I believe would be perfect for us him and Rice would make a solid partnership. Ball winner with a great range of passing. Wonder if there is any genuine interest in him? Like you say would also three up Rice to cover CB we wouldn't miss him as much in the middle if we had pulgar as opposed to just Noble and Sanchez as DMs.

5.) 22 Jul 2019 16:49:52
Long is no where near good enough for our squad. Even if its just adding depth. Would much rather us try to develop youth at the back or spend elsewhere. 100% not worth it.

6.) 22 Jul 2019 16:56:27
The talk around Reece Oxford seems to have died down as well. I saw somewhere that maybe he had turned himself around, but this is all guesswork at this stage. I am not a fan of moving your best players around just because they are good enough in other positions. For me, your best players have to specialise in their positions because that is where they will be better than the opposition. Phil Jones is a classic example, he was a great CB as a young kid, but at Man Utd he player more positions than John O'Shea, and not he is average at a few positions rather than great at one.
Interesting that we have not seen Cresswell, Oxford, Holland or Xande Silva in pre-season much.

Oggy did ok last year, but that's all he is, OK.
Reid is on a long contract still, and if he could come back to where he was that would be great. But there are still questions on whether he can play MP's style of game. I'd love him back. Dec would be our best 3rd option at CB still, but that leaves a huge hole at DM where we have nobody who can be even half as good as him.

Pulgar would be a great addition to play as backup or alongside Dec. We NEED a solid player here because if Dec is injured then we really will struggle based on what iv seen of Sanchez. Sanchez is coming back from a very bad injury now, so he might not even be as good as he was before he came to us, and we don't even know what level that was, so it is a risky gamble. Nobes is too slow Personally I am really interested to see where he fits Fornals in, because he looks like a player that plays higher up (like Wilshere and Lanzini) when we need someone with legs next to Dec to give us a balance in CM. I don't know him well enough though, so he may be the answer. Pulgar would be a decent signing for me.

7.) 23 Jul 2019 09:04:58
Xande Silva is recovering from a serious illness.



13 Jul 2019 09:17:26
It appears we've made contact with Haller and Rondon, and to throw a spanner in the works we've been offered Marega! It could only happen to us. Buying all 3 would cost approximately £90m. 1 we will buy, 2 possibly, all 3 unlikely. Personally I'd go for Marega and Rondon, both tried and trusted, plus the pair would cost approximately the same as Haller, so we get 2 for 1.What does everyone else feel?


1.) 13 Jul 2019 09:55:37
Haller and Rondon.
Rondon knows league and Haller is best striker from this trio.

2.) 13 Jul 2019 10:58:09
Iagree with Tulen, Haller can take us to the next level. Rondon has Prem. experience.
Haller and Rondon have Pace and strength ideal for the Premiership.
Lets hope we can pull it off.

3.) 13 Jul 2019 11:17:53
Marega and haller awesome.

4.) 13 Jul 2019 12:01:58
To many links and speculation as normal . I will wait and believe it when I see one or more of them in the shirt or signing on the dotted line.

5.) 13 Jul 2019 12:47:25
Having looked at the stats over the last few weeks it would be Seb Haller and Moisa Marega for me Haller played outstanding last 2 seasons at Frankfurt as part of an attacking 3 and Marega has an outstanding return per game would remind me of a Hartson and Kitspn partnership

Not so excited about Rondon but he does have Premier experience - all 3 would be amazing.

6.) 13 Jul 2019 13:21:58
If haller is to sign then for my best guess look for a free agent to come in as the number 2 striker, don't Wright off Mario for that slot, you just never know.

7.) 14 Jul 2019 21:46:13
Don’t think Haller will sign - maybe a pessimist but don’t see it happening.

8.) 14 Jul 2019 23:59:34
Totally agree Sdl. COYI.



10 Jul 2019 22:31:57
Keeping Chich may be a good thing. It'll cost approximately £7m in wages, but if he scores 8-12 goals it could be worth £120m regards to staying in the league, therefore a no brainer.


1.) 11 Jul 2019 06:19:14
Mebe but he didn't work hard enough when he didn't have the ball[which was a lot of the time] Once he looses the ball his shoulders drops and complains the ball to him wasnt good enough. He will always have fans on his back if he doesn't work. He does have a lot of talent and is good in the box but for me his work rate is not good enough, but as u said 7M isn't a lot in todays market.

2.) 11 Jul 2019 06:57:52
Markwhu, agree with your reasoning about Hernandez, if he does score that amount of goals it won’t be through his own workrate that’s for sure. Bideford is bang on with his assessment of him, his work rate is appalling, non exiistent off the ball, you can’t consistently afford to have non contributors in our league or team! If he bangs them in, then all will be forgiven, he is on £140k to do just that, but for me an anonymous squad player!

3.) 11 Jul 2019 09:13:09
Chico can't play as a lone striker as he needs someone who will do the work for him, at this point I wouldn't sell him though as we have no one else.

4.) 11 Jul 2019 12:49:14
We might as we have kept Perez he actually scored almost as many goals as chocaritto and was only on the pitch half as long.



15 Jun 2019 18:36:56
IF we get Gomez and Jordan then someone will need to go to balance the books. Personally I'd sell Wiltshire, if someone were willing to take him. Build a squad that is fit.


1.) 15 Jun 2019 18:58:05
Looks like Gomez prefers Valencia as he wants to remain in Spain. gutted.

2.) 15 Jun 2019 20:50:19
Champ league football is a big draw, but it's not done yet either way.

3.) 16 Jun 2019 07:22:42
Hammers fan, is that really a surprise? I wonder what the percentage difference is between British moving to Spain or vice versa, he’s not struggling for options?

4.) 16 Jun 2019 09:16:23
True, MarkWhu, but it doesn’t have to be a midfielder. If, for example, a deal is done with MU for Diop, then we buy Maripan, there will be a significant profit.

5.) 16 Jun 2019 16:59:11
sorry mate i would keep Wiltshire for this season just to see if he stays fit, if he does get back to anywhere near his best it would only make WH stronger.
Only time will tell, but let's give him a chance/
Remember Snoddy everyone wanted him to leave [includeinng me] but Pel. saw someting in him and kept faith
Pel. signed Wilshire so let's give him a chance.

Lets wait and see he's only 27 and i hope he does make it.



27 May 2019 17:23:13
We've had a bid of £18m turned down by Barcelona for Gomez, who want £25m. Just pay the £25m before Everton do 😤.


{Ed002's Note - You appreciate it is not quite as simple as that?}

1.) 27 May 2019 18:04:30
I have read we are looking to raise our offer is there any truth in this Ed? Obviously competition for him will be tough but I think it would be a great signing if we can pull it off. What worries me is if he is thought to be a main target does that mean the likes of chicharito and arnautovic going to be staying?
I’d definitely want to replace chicharito if I had the chance.

{Ed002's Note - I really don't know but the player will want to understand what options are available to him - particularly those that may include Champions League football.}

2.) 27 May 2019 17:39:05
We're interested in him all the time season tickets are up for renewal. After that, we'll be back to scouring the Turkish leagues and players from relegated clubs again.

3.) 28 May 2019 07:30:18
Well said Billy😂🤣😂🤣 Not to many of us fooled by that rubbish talk! I read all this but completely dismiss it until we have done the business, ridiculous talk!

4.) 28 May 2019 11:19:50
As always, we will just have to wait and see.

Having said that, how many genuinely thought we would actually sign Anderson when the rumours first surfaced?

5.) 29 May 2019 12:52:37
Our board need to make a STAR signing. Something similar to when we brought Phil Parkes and broke the record. The players we are after are good players, but not the sort to entice other ‘names’ to join. The fans deserve it. They’ve been loyal through some pretty average times. If the board really wants to put us on the map then please do so.

6.) 29 May 2019 23:11:21
Mark why I agree with you mate. It’s been almost 10 years since Gold and Sullivan took over. Although they cleared the club debts and got us on steady ground, I can’t help but feel that they have milked millions from the TV rights, gate takings, merchandise and selling our beloved Boleyn ground. Hearing that a wealthy Dubai based Billionaire was looking at taking over Newcastle for £350m filled me with envy. I wish we had a suitor of a similar ilk who would take ownership of our club and that Gold and Sullivan would walk away. At least then we could compete with proper investment and when we wanted a player, we didn’t fanny around with low balling on offers.

7.) 01 Jun 2019 21:45:52
The answer to your question mark with this board is they talk high but aim low and before everybody jumps on the bandwagon and say we spent 100 million in last teaser window with outgoings it wasn't anywhere near that . COYI.




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05 Oct 2019 19:39:25
Pellegrini lost it for us today. Asking a Centre Mid (Fornals) to play right mid, bringing on Mr Square Ball Wiltshire instead of a lively Snodgrass seemed totally ridiculous. Fornels could have replaced Lanzini and Snods replace Yamalenko. It would have maintained balance.


1.) 05 Oct 2019 22:31:30
Our problem MARKWHU is the gap between RICE and the other midfielders is to great noble was basically playing as a no10 and when we are defending we are too exposed and LANZINI was nothe at the races today a passenger and you can't afford that in the premier league and SNODGRASS ain't the answer mate because if we are relying on him we are bang in trouble the other thing is HALLER is completely isolated up front with nobody near him supporting and we played far to deep today all because of ZAHAS pace and ANDERSON was obviously told to help out CRESSWELL and we had nothing on the left attacking wise throughout that game but it wasn't great today and I don't trust ROBERTO. COYI.

2.) 06 Oct 2019 00:25:51
Wilshere wasn't bad when he came on great bit of skill to Create a chance for Haller if it wasnt for great bit of defending from van aanholt, we could have killed the game off.

We are missing Antonio's raw pace and a power he would have been the perfect player to bring on.

3.) 06 Oct 2019 21:33:16
I agree referring Antonio. His strength and pace are badly missing. surprisingly so.

4.) 06 Oct 2019 21:36:12
I say Snodgrass as he is similar to Yamalenko, being that he’s left footed and full of energy. It would have maintained balance. For a 75th minute sub he’s not bad.

I agree that Haller needs support, badly.

5.) 09 Oct 2019 21:34:05
Agree there markwhu.



05 Oct 2019 12:49:57
Difficult game today, and no Fabs. I'd take a draw now.
If the league were from last Xmas Palace would be fourth and us ninth.


1.) 05 Oct 2019 17:08:48
Disagree. We should be looking to win every match and Palace (who have important players missing today) are the sort of team we need to beat, if we have any aspirations of finishing well above last year.

Fabianski’s absence is a concern, but MPH went for Roberto in the last window, so they must believe he’s good enough.

Our outfield 10 is just about our first pick, surely.

I’m predicting that we’ll win it by two clear goals. 👍.

2.) 05 Oct 2019 19:40:32
Difficult game as I said.



02 Oct 2019 21:49:32
Spurs 2 7 Bayern Munich. can life get any better!


1.) 03 Oct 2019 08:50:05
Actually it was commendable to see them taking kick off practice so seriously.

2.) 03 Oct 2019 13:12:16
Perhaps you might see west ham one day play champions league football 😂🤣😂.

3.) 03 Oct 2019 15:26:49
👆I agree. Thanks for raising it.

4.) 06 Oct 2019 00:59:09
Performance's like yours raver mate and spurs won't be seeing much more champions league football that I do no fella. COYI.



30 Sep 2019 12:48:20
What is good is Pellegrini appears to be buying fit healthy players when he spends big; Anderson, Haller, Diop. Fredericks and Yamalenko were unfortunate injuries last season, but both now looking fit.




25 Sep 2019 23:06:59
If we'd have beat mighty OXFORD, we'd have been drawn at home to the superpower SUNDERLAND.

When will we learn?

Mourinho said the League Cup was so important, as there are only 3 cups to win and 2 finals! Make him right.


1.) 26 Sep 2019 07:26:49
Soft underbelly again.




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01 Sep 2019 09:03:09
Agree Markro, Krul was amazing yesterday. Team appeared to be balanced. I think we look stronger with Ogbonna, he tidied up for Diop, plus being left footed helps.




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03 Aug 2019 18:43:53
Noble has never had pace, he reads the game, therefore he can be a move in front of the opposition. Sanchez struggles at Villa.

I feel Noble could play just in front of our centre backs.

Who will take penalties if Noble does not play?




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25 Jul 2019 11:16:21
Personally, I’d prefer Mata or Erickson.




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23 Jul 2019 08:44:28
Iwobi would be a good buy. I mentioned him some time back. When he played for Arsenal against us, he and Laccazette caused us problems. Iwobi’s final ball is poor, but his national side play him down the middle. I believe Arsenal would sell for £20m, and at his age he’d be a good buy. Plus he’s never injured.




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22 Jul 2019 17:53:00
I think we may have seen the best of Lanzini. If we could get £15m ish then I’d sell. He looks incredibly leggy now.





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06 Oct 2019 21:36:12
I say Snodgrass as he is similar to Yamalenko, being that he’s left footed and full of energy. It would have maintained balance. For a 75th minute sub he’s not bad.

I agree that Haller needs support, badly.




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06 Oct 2019 21:33:16
I agree referring Antonio. His strength and pace are badly missing. surprisingly so.




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05 Oct 2019 19:40:32
Difficult game as I said.




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02 Oct 2019 21:48:08
We’ll miss Fabs. I shan’t mention injuries anymore.




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23 Sep 2019 13:03:53
Thought Ogbonna and Noble were immense yesterday. O.