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21 Jul 2016 10:00:50
Heard that Gomez doesn't want to return to Turkey due to the issues there, worth going back in for him? Do a job, and certainly with Carroll injury record we have 2 guys?


{Ed002's Note - Besiktas would like to keep hold of Mario Gomez and make his loan permanent - but they are aware that the right offer from elsewhere would tempt both the player and they are aware the player does not wish to return with local issues making the headlines. A number of sides took a look at him in the second half of the end of the season including Manchester United, Real Madrid and Spurs. Fiorentina are not expecting him to return their at any point but they, like the player and Besiktas, are an involved party in any potential transfer as the provisions of the second year of the loan mean that Besiktas will need a payment. Interest is limited with only Wolfsburg declaring that they would like to discuss a transfer. At 31 and with the timing not right for the MLS, where at least one club are interested, a decision needs to be made quickly.}

1.) 21 Jul 2016 11:13:52
We haven't won a pre season game yet so not a good start for us. jack Sullivan needs to stop keeping us fans excited about new signings because they don't seem to happen, he recons by Friday we will have signed a striker hope he is right but I'm sure we would of heard about it, if we do I recon it is calleri.

2.) 21 Jul 2016 11:20:31
It seems according to multiple sources that Carlos Bacca is on his way to West Ham. Callieri deal has also been agreed but he must wait for work permit.

3.) 21 Jul 2016 11:13:12
Thanks Ed. I'm not panicking like some, but if not too pricey I would be happy with his proven quality, especially if we can get one of our other big money targets too.



04 Apr 2016 15:48:14
Just when I thought they couldn't get any more crazy I read this! . This paper should be banned from writing about the Hammers ever again!

West Ham United are set to make a sensational £20million offer for Manchester United defender Chris Smalling (Brentwood Gazette)


1.) 05 Apr 2016 08:53:17
I'd love to know what the columnist that writes these articles is smoking. Lol

2.) 05 Apr 2016 11:58:52
I live in Amsterdam, and trust me, nothing you can smoke here would make me say this kind of rubbish they come up with!



21 Mar 2016 13:37:51
West Ham are lining up a £20m bid for Roma striker Edin Dzeko.

The reports suggests the Champions League chasing Hammers are keen to bring in a marquee signing as they prepare to move to the Olympic Stadium, and Dzeko has been identified as a potential target.

The former Manchester City striker moved from the Etihad to join Roma in a permanent deal last summer and has scored nine goals in all competitions for the Italian club so far this season.

Assume this is just another crazy Brentwood gazette thing. where on earth do they get these from. Drunk guys in the Nags head?


1.) 21 Mar 2016 17:20:03
this one has been around before personally I think he's a good player that would regularly for us

but again ssn is saying we want one from benteke, lacazette or batschuayi

after what sullivan said about strikers we will be linked with everyone

if it was up to me I'd like to see us have a real go for zaza from juve.

2.) 21 Mar 2016 18:57:49
Hope not. I think dzekos a bit of a donkey to be honest and approaching the end of his career. 20m would be way overpriced for his age and ability.

3.) 21 Mar 2016 19:27:49
45 goals in 76 internationals wouldn't call him a donkey lol and he's 30 more than young enough for 3 or 4 decent seasons I would've thought.

4.) 21 Mar 2016 21:05:05
Personally I'd rather go for some of the other names we've been linked with instead of Dzeko. Bony is also someone I'd look at.

5.) 22 Mar 2016 08:47:14
International records don't always mean a lot. There's plenty of strikers who have great records for there country but don't have the same club record eg. Peter crouch, David healy, stern John.
So would you pay 20m for a 30 year old? If so I'm glad you ain't in charge of transfers.

6.) 22 Mar 2016 09:56:50
I personally want to see West Ham sign two forwards in the Summer. Ideally someone that can play out wide if needed and an out and out forward.

There are a few versatile forward options I'd like us to look at.

Alexander Lacazette
Mohamed Salah
Kevin Volland
Ahmed Musa
Andre Ayew
Paul George-Ntep
Ousmane Dembele

Then for the out and out forward options I'd like us to look at.

Javier Hernandez
Wilfred Bony
Cristian Benteke
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Mischy Batshuayi

I'd also like to see us go all out for Nicholas N'Koulou (centre back playing for Marseille) and Sofiane Feghouli (right winger playing for Valencia) . Both have been linked to some big names already as they're Both available on a free, but I think we should be aiming to sign quality players.

7.) 22 Mar 2016 09:50:51
50 goals from 130 man citeh appearances many as a sub is still pretty good I'd say and 66 from 111 in wolf's burg I think proves he can score at the top level and if I thought he could fire us into champions league then he would be worth every penny of 20 million but let's face it he would cost nearer to 10 million anyway and I'd rather spend it on a 50 year old than benteke lol

plus if you see what I read I already said I'd prefer zaza.

8.) 22 Mar 2016 10:48:51
Lol agree on benteke. Defo not keen on him.
Dzekos record was good at wolfsburg but that was a long time ago now. I think we need to look to someone younger personally and maybe zaza could be ideal.
If there's any chance of us luring lacazette then that would be my preference as he's got pace and would be able to play across the front line.

9.) 22 Mar 2016 11:07:37
I think lacazette would be a great signing but I think there could well be a few clubs in for him so this might be difficult to pull off

don forget we have the euros this summer swell which could well throw a couple more names in the hat aswell!

10.) 22 Mar 2016 11:40:19
Yh lacazette is a long shot. But you never know, I'm sure payet was as well last season. It'll all depend on where we finish the season. It'll be an interesting summer for sure.

11.) 30 Mar 2016 20:28:59
I think payet is key to this transfer as much as our new stadium which will attract top players we are 3-4 players short of challenging for top honours next season, I also think billic could be touted for a top job next year but I don't think he'd leave as his heart is 100% west ham let's spank the eagles saturday COYI.



08 Aug 2015 10:57:17
Just seen this on Sly

West Ham target Raul Jimenez is inching closer to playing for Benfica this season after the Portuguese side acquired 50 per cent of his playing rights, according to AS.

The Hammers have an injury crisis up front and manager Slaven Bilic admitted that his side were close to signing Jimenez from Atletico Madrid.

However, he looks set for Lisbon and not east London, with Benfica in pole position to land the Mexico international.




04 Aug 2015 15:21:59
Just seen Anders Lindegaard has been told he can leave on a freebie. not a good shout for backup GK?


1.) 04 Aug 2015 16:03:11
Yes, but for reasons mostly unknown,wh have Randolph as second string, don't ask me why,? The common consensus, is he is jittery, unsighted, and short tempered , with his defence. He is a poor choice wh could do SO much better, IRONMIKE

2.) 04 Aug 2015 21:20:21
We won't be signing another keeper this window Randolph is back up keeper wether we like it or not

3.) 05 Aug 2015 12:15:43
After that save the other day, Spiegel may have put himself in contention for the second string spot!




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23 Jun 2017 12:25:41
Oh Great. This shows a lot about our scouting. According to ssn shows this at the U21s

Number of scouts Premier League club
4 Arsenal, Southampton, Tottenham, Watford
3 Chelsea
2 Everton, Huddersfield, West Brom
1 Bournemouth, Crystal Palace, Leicester, Man City, Newcastle, Stoke
0 Brighton, Burnley, Liverpool, Man Utd, Swansea, West Ham.


1.) 23 Jun 2017 14:55:09
Typical and there is some decent quality out there.

2.) 23 Jun 2017 16:14:48
Yeah, see what potential stars of the future available at decent prices could be there.
So frustrating, surely sending 1 scout to Poland wouldn't break the bank! : (.



09 Jun 2017 15:46:31
Jesus Navas just been released from City. now there's some pace!


1.) 09 Jun 2017 17:05:29
No brain though.



17 Mar 2017 08:43:30
So, 2 strikers out injured, and no Carroll for England? Also no Cresswell or Antonio either? What happening Southgate?


1.) 17 Mar 2017 10:01:31
Antonio is in the squad I believe.

2.) 18 Mar 2017 08:43:54
I've said many times if a player ain't making the full squad I wouldn't want them called up for friendly only games just because Liverpool Man U etc only want there players to have a run out.

3.) 22 Mar 2017 17:13:52
I'd be astonished if a number of clubs won't be trying to sign LANZINI in the summer and I think he could play for a top team home or abroad I hoping not as I think he'd be missed more than the BORED FRENCHMAN.



23 Feb 2017 09:19:41
So Zaza scores a wonder goal to sink Real Madrid. shame he never wanted to come to us and could never settle. You don't become an Italian international if you're rubbish (well most of the time), would have been good to see what he could do, but alas was not to be.


1.) 25 Feb 2017 18:10:14
And in true west ham fashion we don't replace him and then Andy Carroll gets injured again and of course we have been found out again at rb tonight against watford.

2.) 25 Feb 2017 21:42:20
Once again another goal conceded from
our RB area, still don't understand the logic
of a RB on the bench and playing our best
midfielder in his position.
Then we have the striker situation, carol
gets injured and we play our best winger in
his position, would rather we played players
in there correct position!
Apart from that thought we played well especially in
the second half.
So looks like carol and now also Antonio both
be out for Chelsea!

3.) 26 Feb 2017 07:44:27
Great post and that rb area causing us problems again and now Antonio out wonderful.



31 Jan 2017 12:55:34
Funny, just seen this on ssn. Maybe we should stop trying!

Ricardo Vaz Te (2012)

Nicky Maynard (2012)

Ravel Morrison (2012)

Paul McCallum (2011)

Benni McCarthy (2010)

Ilan (2010)

Matthew Upson (2007)

Lionel Scaloni (2006)

Bobby Zamora (2004)

David Noble (2003)

Rufus Brevett (2003)





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25 May 2018 22:44:07
Didn’t Jose say he was unmanageable.




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25 Aug 2017 13:22:42
Yes, just seen Snoddy set for Villa medical! :)




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10 Aug 2017 15:34:46
Well we have to be careful giving a contract to an injured player - then we wouldn't get insurance if he had to quit for any reason that relates to the injury - We found that out to our cost giving a new contract to an injured Dean Ashton.




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03 Jul 2017 08:24:55
Stubbo, I think we already saw him fading towards the end of last season, and it will be a total waste of money as we'd be stuck with him for 3 years. I agree we dodged a bullet there.




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16 Jun 2017 08:29:32
Good shout. he could turn into something great with coaching. Barcelona don't bring on total rubbish. They must have seen something.





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11 Mar 2018 09:32:08
Well said. sad day for my club.




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10 Mar 2018 22:31:36
Have to say 33 years a hammers fan, and today I was ashamed. On the pitch and off the pitch. I understand the frustration but the fans behaved like hooligans, how about an organised protest, banners, not turning up etc etc
Not sure what the ramifications will be. sad day.




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31 Aug 2017 12:33:22
I really can't believe DGS are on holiday over transfer window time. Me or my managers would never go on holiday (or be allowed to) and critical times, so how come they are on a jolly up? Could they have not waited till next week, or even Friday? I have to say that is the most selfish amateurish thing I have heard for many a year. Sakho wants out, flying back for emergency talks, and the owners are sipping cocktails in Benidorm or wherever. *&^&%*ing shambles!
Is this the reason they said all transfer business is done a few weeks ago? So they got a cheap deal with EasyJet?




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24 Aug 2017 11:22:49
Yeah agree on all points. Ayew should have been able to rip them to shreds, but nothing really all game. Rice great prospect, new Carrick? Noble, I'd keep him for squad because he deserves it if he's OK with that, but should not be 1st team, pains me to say. I did wonder if the injury last season was affecting his performances, but a fit Noble this year doesn't look any better than last unfortunately. I do think Sakho finally looked fit, but yeah didn't celebrate the goal, so he's off?
Would like to have seen more youngsters get a run out from 60 mins like Haksabanovic and Quina getting more time. Why did Noble start?
Collins, yeah solid against league 2 side, but him and Fonte have no legs anymore.
The first XI I do like, but need cover desperately

Zabeleta Ogbonna Reid Cresswell
Kouyate Carlvanho/ Rice/ Obiang
Antonio Lanzini Arnoutavic

Thats not too shabby!




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21 Jul 2017 11:04:49
I think it would all depend on (to me anyway)
1) How much he cost - in todays fees, 5-7m is nothing
2) What contract he was on - If it's pay as you play - 1/ 2 years with options to extend based on game time then I think it would be a gamble worth taking

If it was 10m+ and 100k per week basic - then no.