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06 Jul 2018 08:41:45
So the "rumours" of an "exciting" ex player returning are back on.

Can't see it being Payet. Sakho or Song maybe?

Any clues Mike?


1.) 06 Jul 2018 10:08:43
Tomkins would be my shout!

2.) 06 Jul 2018 11:17:31
Carlton cole obviously haha.

3.) 06 Jul 2018 11:21:40
Sorry mates i wouldn't touch him with a barge pole. We don't need players like him in our club.



05 Jun 2018 22:25:39
Interesting Pellegrini stating in Chile he's trying to get Sullivan to loosen up and sign a "great player" to help with attracting others.

Guessing he's talking about Pastore, though not convinced we should me matching his 190k a week while Lanzini who made the Argie squad over Pastore sits on 35k.

But, the premise that he's aiming high must surely be a good thing.


1.) 05 Jun 2018 23:35:51
Lanzini earns more than 35 pal 😂.

2.) 06 Jun 2018 14:36:48
Hi STUBBO he was on 35,000 he had a wage increase apparently. COYI.



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.




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17 May 2018 20:57:21
Mike. anything at all you can do to assuage fears and rule out Ranieri?


1.) 17 May 2018 21:09:15
Stubbo, I’ve just seen Ranieris odds are shortening?

2.) 17 May 2018 21:20:46
Nothing on this one at present, let’s hope not, IRONMIKE.

3.) 17 May 2018 21:21:33
Odds shorten just because people place bets. Don't read anything into the odds.

4.) 18 May 2018 16:47:53
What’s up with Ranieri? Pl experience, has won it, knows the players and speaks English . SKybet have him at 12-1, got to be worth a punt in more ways than one.

5.) 19 May 2018 10:24:49
Dabber it's PELLEGRINI mate 100%.



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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22 Sep 2018 17:20:33
Lanzini (let's hope he gets back to it) is our Noble upgrade.

We need proper competition for Obiang and Rice, which I'm struggling to be convinced Carlos Sanchez is.




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06 Sep 2018 19:29:01
Zero point in selling Noble.

He's worth more to the squad than we'd get in fee and loves the club.

Frankly in showing I'd currently have him in the side over Wilshere. At least you know it matters to him.

All Antonio has lost from his game is his willingness and desire to prove himself. and Payet sticking balls in his head at the back post. We need to get rid, although he still poses more actual threat than Snodgrass or Chicharito.

Chicharito is just a mistake. There's a reason he's been a super sub his whole career. he just offers too little outside the box and we're not close to good enough to play with ten men.

My big concern is Arnie. Our ponderous build up has negated his pace and power where we utilised it perfectly last year by hitting him early!

Yarmalenko and Perez. way way too early to judge, as it is with Anderson. The defence looks like it's starting to shape up, and we need to find a midfield with what we have that can work for us.

Id go with Sanchez, Rice and Noble currently. Wilshere is presently a luxury we can't afford. Then Arnie, Anderson and Yarmalenko upfront.

We need to hold our nerve though. looked better on the counter vs Arsenal than trying to control the ball and game vs Wolves. Maybe these next few games we can get something. only the Chelsea game really worries me.

We still have it in us.




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09 Aug 2018 16:04:01
The other key thing to remember is that Rice is moving into our midfield and strengthens us there (if the games he played for Ireland and the pre season friendlies are anything to go by) plus we're about to sign Sanchez who is no Messi but strengthens us at CDM as he knows the position. Also with the player's we've signed further forward Wilshere in all liklihood will play deep and strengthens us too.

My only concern is at CB where we have 3 CBs, two without any league experience and one a South American punt in a position where we play 2 every game. Maybe Zabaleta could cover, maybe Rice will drop back if needed, and maybe Oxford will stay and be the emergency 4th man, but as it stands this is the biggest area of squad weakness.

At CM we have Noble, Rice, Wilshere, Obiang and in all liklihood Sanchez too, plus Cullen, Oxford and Fernandes (unless they depart on loan deals) .

Pellegrini has seen all our CMs and obviously sees enough in what he has to not make this priority given the style of game he wants to play.

Assuming we'll no longer be adopting the low block defence that was both Moyes and Bilic's hallmark (even in his first season) then we can assume Pellegrini doesn't see the CDM as key over and above a team work ethic to recover the ball early after losing possession.




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09 Aug 2018 13:43:43
Either that or the reporting is false and they didn't really choose Watford over us.

The bottom line is if Pellegrini is happy, the rest of us should be.

We got all our business done early this window which is very valuable, and thus the end of the window has seemed flat, but that is testament to the stirling work done early on. Our players have bedded in, spent pre season together, developed together as a team and are ready (hopefully) for Sunday.

Others will be throwing in guys who have never met each other and hoping for the best.

West Ham have been fantastic in this window. have paid the big money, paid the big wages, gone out and got what the manager asked for and seemingly rebuffed anything that looked like taking away from the managers plans.




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09 Aug 2018 11:17:15
How can anyone be disappointed? We've signed 8 potential first XI players, and a world class manager!

Just because other clubs sign players too doesn't mean we have to sign more!

Llorente makes no sense. we have Chicharito, Arnie and Perez for likely one central role (plus Carroll still on the books) backed up by Anderson and Yarmalenko who have played that role too.

Sanchez in (since it's clear that's what is happening at CDM) and then if at all possible a centre back (given Reid's injury) is all that makes sense now.

An amazing window from us. Sold no one of note, strengthened all round.

Anyone who is 'disappointed' or expected more needs a reality check!





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21 Aug 2018 07:40:43
Time to retain some perspective I think.

- Wilshere is a known quantity with only his injury recird the overriding concern. So far has two 90 mins under his belt.

- Anderson was expensive by our own standards, but by market standards was just about above average. Lazio fans were sad to see him leave. 2 games is far too early to judge. look what happened to Arnie last year!

- Yarmalenko has barely played yet but looks promising when he has.

- Fabianski looks an excellent acquisition.

- Sanchez, Perez, Diop. no evidence to judge them on yet, and it would be too early anyway.

- Fredericks > Byram so an upgrade whether he plays or not

As for Pellegrini he needs to be given a bit of time (and lucky for him we have owners who, for whatever reason, will do that) . Is he a better manager than Bilic, Moyes, Grant, Zola, Redknapp, Roeder, Curbishley, Macari? His record certainly suggests so!

So no matter how you look at it we have the tools in place to be better than recent seasons but need to give some time.

Let's not judge too early on. As was seen last year, Everton, Palace and us all had dire starts but then got going and all finished comfortably mid table, so there is no need to panic after two games.

This season is about changing the club's culture and way of playing, and we all need to stick with that programme and show a bit of moxie!

Two games in is the time to keep the faith, not start crying to Mummy that the new shiny thing doesn't work properly out the box without needing some assembly first!




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29 Jul 2018 19:23:57
Totally agree with Mike about the other end. Played a series of bang average sides so far and conceded every time.

We've got 3 primary centre halves who don't speak the same language. god only knows what the communication is like, plus the current improvement in our midfield cover is reliant on the progress of a 19 year old.

Lastly we have a guy looking like being at left Back who whilst playing well in pre season is renowned for being a terrible defender.

We're going to need to do a lot of defending from the front at this rate.

Really hoping we can shift Kouyate and replace with better, although given he's probably 4th in line at centre back it will be like losing two players (a poor midfielder and decent centre back) .

Silkman was in the radio today saying this shortened window is hard, as players clubs want rid of no one will offer money for, and everyone else is at a massive premium.

We certainly need a centre midfield upgrade before we start as currently with replaced Lanzini with Wilshere, Mario with Yarmalenko, finally replaced Payet (with Anderson) . Diop for Reid (given injury) and Balbuena for Collins, with Fabianski for Hart means realistically only Fredericks is a really significant upgrade over where we've been the last couple of years.

Hopefully Yarma will prove better than Mario. It's unlikely Anderson will be as good as Payet. The others are pretty like for like.

The major upgrade is Pellegrini. Let's hope he can make a telling difference. But please please please let us get in a decent centre mid.

As for outs, i'm expecting:

Byram (sale), Hugill (loan), Oxford (loan), Kouyate (knock down price), and Martinez (loan), Fernandes (loan) .

Anything more than that we can't really afford to lose.




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12 Jun 2018 05:50:04
I reckon Anderson will happen. Husillos will also join as head of Recruitment, and that we'll fail to address our CM woes.

That's my prediction is we'll start the season with:

New Keeper
New CB







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17 May 2018 21:21:33
Odds shorten just because people place bets. Don't read anything into the odds.




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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.