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30 Jan 2018 22:43:46
Antonio left out of the squad on disciplinary grounds tonight.

Trouble 't Mill?!


1.) 30 Jan 2018 23:16:19
Bust up with Noble?

2.) 30 Jan 2018 23:19:54
Over inflated ego after all the new contracts Sullivan has given him.



30 Jan 2018 14:21:36

Hey Mike,

What's the latest on:


Are we still negotiating or in the running for these two?

. and are we really in for Schneiderlin, or talking at any level about Brozovic?

Seems like as usual indecisiveness as much as commitment will be our undoing (which seemingly Moyes may be exacerbating) .

In other news Badou NDiaye that we were linked with in the Summer looks like heading to Stoke.


1.) 30 Jan 2018 15:18:26
Iron mike any chance we could try and push for fernando Torres on loan til end of season and pay all his wages? I know he's old but we need a striker. either that or Carlton cole.

2.) 30 Jan 2018 15:39:39
With a little over 24hours to go everything is looking desperate me owlde comrades another window virtually over with and more pondering mulling considering and under bidding. Even when we find players we are incapable of meeting asking price without trying to get a deal it's shocking.



28 Jan 2018 20:21:03
Sakho gone.

8m to Rennes (source ExWHU who in the past has had direct contact with the player as source) .

Apparently Sakho will be interviewing and going to town on the Club/ Board

And he's been fit and made himself available to play the last month apparently.


1.) 28 Jan 2018 21:14:31
ok, we need to hear the "other side" of what's going on in the club, so I am looking forward to hearing what he's got to say.

2.) 28 Jan 2018 21:31:50
Take into account he’s a moody sod who amongst other things going on the missing list feigning injuries and he wanted to return to France
He got his wish good riddance IRONMIKE.



28 Dec 2017 07:40:08
Being linked with Brazillian attacking mid Gabriel from Leganes.

Anyone know if any substance in this?


1.) 28 Dec 2017 11:13:15
Stubbo it's true mate but Leganes only bought him last year and are reluctant to let him go although player wants the move.



16 Nov 2017 13:28:02
Thoughts on Moyes so far?

- All the stuff absout training intensity is good

- His backroom team of old school pros leaves me a bit cold. Would prefer to see someone more progressive in there, plus a proper modern fitness coach

- The things he's said have been fine, especially comments about young players needing opportunities and it being hard to know our best side

- I'm concerned Lanzini will end up a nice to have luxury. Moyes likes true wingers to sling crosses in, and physical number 10s like Fellaini and Cahill.

What are your initial thoughts, positives, and concerns?


1.) 16 Nov 2017 13:56:50
So far so good.

It’s hard to judge as we have played a game under him yet, but regarding the back room staff, he doesn’t have the luxury of time to bed in a young go getter so he has gone with people he knows to get the job done.

I think we will finish me table and then he will be given a 2 year contract and told the get us in to Europe

Just my opinion so please don’t shot me down.




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13 Mar 2018 09:04:43
IRONMIKE not sure if I missed an update or not, but do you have any knowledge of what the response to Tabor and Group's enquiry was with respect putting investment in to the club, and have any insight on whether they will return?

Given current fan sentiment, the group would surely only need to make their interest known at the public level to receive vast support?


1.) 13 Mar 2018 11:47:52
New investment would be good IF THE money was used amongst other things to get us a professional director of football to deal with transfers, this would go a long way towards taking the club forward.



21 Nov 2017 06:04:33
Who do we think the "players with big reputations" are Moyes was referring to?

I'm thinking Carroll, Lanzini, Kouyate.

Really hoping for a shake up on Friday with some lesser lights like Rice, Ayew, Haksabanovic and Sakho being given the chance to stake their claims.

It's a shame it's a short week from a training perspective.


1.) 21 Nov 2017 11:05:07
I honestly can’t see Moyes changing the team
I feel rice should play centre half, I’d play
sakho up top wif ayew one side and Antonio
the other.

2.) 21 Nov 2017 17:38:52
If I'd play AYEW his all round play is awful but one thing he's suprised me with his he's a great finisher in the box so that's where I'd play him on the last man and get in the box at all costs a wide man he ain't if you look back at his Swansea days and against us he scored a great touch in the six yard box.

3.) 21 Nov 2017 21:56:41
Ayew is in my opinion a poor man's Chicharito.

His only issue is we expect him to be a talented ball playing winger as that was the perception.

Sniffing out goals from 6 yards he's very good at.

4.) 24 Nov 2017 11:46:35
I'm by no means an ayew fan but one thing I can't take away from him is that at least he tries and works hard, even if he ain't got the quality, and like u said stubbo he does seem to get in the right place to nick a goal from 6 yards.




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09 Apr 2018 21:45:22
Trouble with "cashing in" on Lanzini, unless he has a stellar World Cup, we just would be losing someone from the squad who is good enough when we have so many who aren't, without getting the amount of cash needed to truly reshape the squad.

If it was 70 to 80m which gets a team like is 3 or 4 upgrades then fine, but suspect we'd do well to get more than 30, and that wpuldnt move us forward at all.




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09 Apr 2018 21:42:17
Shaquiri, Butland, Evans, Livermore, Bertrand.

The rest can jog on.




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06 Apr 2018 06:42:31
Any comment Mike on whether those plans seem good, bad, or indifferent.

From a rumours perspective we seem quite focussed on the Championship.




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11 Mar 2018 07:01:30
You can also see quite clearly how badly we need central midfield reinforcements, and what a dereliction of duty it has been for the chairmen not to have recognised that and dealt with it within the last 3 windows!

Their attempts at deal making and seeking out "value" is going to look quite the false economy.

Penny wise pound foolish!




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08 Mar 2018 19:36:47
In fairness Lanzini hasn't been at his best by a long stretch since the injury at the start of LAST season.

Reason I can see Moyes would be indifferent is he probably sees him as potentially bug funds in, and he's not impacted games enough, plus Moyes likes power in the 10 role (Fellaini, Cahill) .

I'd be very sad, since Lanzini is what West Ham is all about. flair, taking players on, skill and mobility.

BUT he probably doesn't put in enough match winning performances to make him cast iron to be kept versus his reputation.

Moyes will have to recruit spectacularly if he was to let him go though for the natives not to be down right militant.





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14 Mar 2018 19:36:55
I did include some links to articles in my previous post. guessing they got stripped out.




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14 Mar 2018 17:53:24
No desire to become embroiled in a row, but there are articles full of the sort of guff that West Ham fans were fed pre-Olympic stadium move.

I'm sure you know the absolute rot that was espoused from the stadium experience that would be delivered, to investment in the side, to the place unquestionably feeling like home, to things like the capacity that would be delivered.




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06 Mar 2018 17:54:32
There are some bug clubs in the league below now.

Bouncing back gets harder and harder. its always easier not to get relegated than to get promoted.

If we go down we're quite likely to be in the Brown stuff big time!




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07 Feb 2018 10:42:41
Totally agree.

Typically it's the teams that struggle to score goals since they can't win games and draws aren't enough.

Of those around us, that sounds most like Brighton (except when playing us) and Newcastle (although Slimani might change that) .

Am not convinced Lambert has enough about him to turn Stoke around either, plus Sako and Zaha being out for Palace is a big loss.

We're not the only side struggling so can take some heart.

Would love us to go get Song. When fit he was the best central mid I've seen us have in recent times, he's only 30 and was brilliant presence and ball retention. Would be a suitable short term fix for the loss of Obiang. Understand he fell into the category of causing "African Mayhem" though so guess it won't happen.




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03 Feb 2018 21:22:49
If you look at the last few yearcs submitted accounts pre-transfers/ "exceptional spend" we turned around 30 to 40m profit when in the Prem, and a 10m loss in the championship.

That was all pre stadium of course.