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18 Feb 2019 16:47:19
Seen reports today WHU interested in possibly signing Anthonio Valencia if Zab decides retire been a great player for Manc Utd but he's nearly as old as Zab

What do you guys think.


1.) 18 Feb 2019 18:18:11
No thanks.

We do not need to invest silly wages on very short term, diminishing players.

2.) 18 Feb 2019 18:18:39
No thanks👎👎.

3.) 19 Feb 2019 02:55:52
At this time there’s nothing of substance to make comment on IRONMIKE.

4.) 19 Feb 2019 15:48:54
There's nothing wrong with having experienced players in the squad (Zaba has been brilliant)

Fredericks doesn't look like he is 100% up to PL standard yet but I think he'll get there

So an experienced option seems like a decent plan when we don't need to splash a lot of cash on a player in that position.



20 Jan 2019 21:58:03
Looking at the various re runs of yesterday's game and in particular the first goal some observation

1 Diop did really well to get back and put the block in unlucky it rebounded straight to Wilson
2 wilsons shot was outstanding
3 Ogbonna turned his back on the shot poor attitude can't imagine that Ginge or even Reed would have done that

Conclusion we need Balbuenna or even Reed back ASAP and we probably need to sign Wilson to stop him scoring against us in future.


1.) 21 Jan 2019 08:50:10
It was undeniably a great strike, but I don’t think Wilson is the answer for us.

Gomez for me please and the buzz is we’ve upped our interest in him.

I’m always disappointed and frustrated if we lose a game we should be more competitive in, but we have to remember that we have a ludicrous injury list.

If our entire squad was fully fit, how many of Saturday’s starters wouldn’t have made the team?

2.) 21 Jan 2019 10:33:34
About right Markro, that team was no where near our best.
I have wondered for a few years if maybe our training ground is to blame for all the injuries?



19 Jan 2019 19:55:10
Sad performance today sadly shows how much we would miss Arnie have to agree with others on here that Carroll not good enough any more and Hernandez added nothing when he came on

Time to start some more of the youngsters next week against Wimbledon including Costa Silva and maybe Arnie as well rather than making him sit at home.




10 Jan 2019 20:04:40
So Daniel (otherwise known as Rodney) says his Brother Arnie really wants the excitement of playing in China. shows how much of a plonker he really is. his statement to Talk sport says West Ham bought him to save them from relegation. shows how bad his memory is - he was bought at the start of the season, relegation didn't come into it. I would suggest if Arnie wants to be taken seriously, he gets a new agent.

If someone comes in with a serious bid £50 million plus, because that's what a striker would cost to replace him. I say let him go.


1.) 10 Jan 2019 23:02:17
I agree Mercerl. It was stoke who were flirting with relegation. However, if Arnie wants to go, it demonstrates his true motivation - money! His brother is a complete toss and if my brother was my agent and started trying to flog my services to China which is clearly a crap league then I would suggest my brother never had my footballing interests at heart. I’m with you, £50m let him ruin the rest of his career by playing in China. We may not be able to replace him with a better player, but I would bet a pound to a penny we will get somebody more committed.

2.) 12 Jan 2019 09:10:44
Agents continue to throttle the game and inflate prices ludicrously.

I’ve always thought that each country’s PFA should look after the interests of the players and act in an agent/ negotiating capacity.

Pipe dream, I know, but there it is.



17 Dec 2018 23:20:27
reece Oxford wanted by Borusia Man City and now Everton. Am I missing something or are West Ham If those 3 clubs want him he must have something - just hope this isn't another Quinna sotuation.


1.) 18 Dec 2018 21:59:20
Sometimes a player doesn’t fit somewhere but will fit elsewhere, sometimes their attitude doesn’t let them fit anywhere (e. g. Morrison) . I have given up worrying about who we lose as if they are going they are going. Matters more who we bring in.




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19 Feb 2019 12:29:06
Further to Miles Post earlier a out an "Act of God" This will depend on the findings of the AIB and whether they can recover the Aircraft.

Depending on those findings will determine responsibility for the death, this is what the insurance payout will be based on and whar/ who was insured I. E. The aircraft or the Pilot. It will also depend on whether the flight was operating under IFR Instrument Flight Rules in which case it will be controlled by Air Traffic Control or VFR Visual Flight Rules in which case the pilot is responsible for determining if it is safe to fly in the anticipated conditions

In either case it would normally be the insurance of the various people, organisations and companies involved in the flight of the airplane not the insurance company of the club, although of course their could be inter insurance company claims. Anyone who has watched the plane crash programme on Discovery will know this can take years to sort out.

My own view is that Cardiff should be paying Nantes and then recover any claims through their Insurance claims company.




09 Feb 2019 19:35:27
Good to see Creswell getting somewhere near his old self - Masuarku really doesn't cut it at all. Given at Frederick's has been out for so long thought he played well enough in both his games.

I'm still not sure what Chicharita gives us and suspect against Fulham he will be back on the bench.

We were excellent in the first half but allowed them too much ball time in the second half have to remember it's a game of 90 minutes plus.




29 Jan 2019 18:49:22
Please please tell me Creswell is injured because that can be the only reason Masuarku is playing.


1.) 29 Jan 2019 19:15:53
Is Nasri injured as well, not really feeling confident with that team, hope I'm wrong and we smash em, let's get the cup defeat out of our system.

2.) 29 Jan 2019 22:01:41
Absolutely disgusted
No passion
No desire
No fight
No will or want to frigging try
Arnie off injured too, funny this but our season
has gone off track since him and his brother
wanted out, should of taken the money, cos
on that display no one will want him or any other
Of the players!
Running around wearing gloves against
Wimbledon, get a grip.

3.) 29 Jan 2019 21:59:48
Stevie, Wolves are a really good side, can’t see us winning tonight, a draw would be a decent result, but we are WH so who knows what will happen, but i’m Not holding my breath 👎⚒⚒⚒.



26 Jan 2019 21:41:39
Congratulations to Wimbledon the better team won.


1.) 26 Jan 2019 22:22:08



25 Jan 2019 14:47:41
Glen heard a rumour talk of Messi at training ground this morning it seems it was actually Eton Mess on the sweet trolley in the canteen.


1.) 25 Jan 2019 18:40:28
Was the place desserted?




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19 Feb 2019 09:26:11
I am still an Arnie fan. Last season, as you say Chelmsford, under Moyes he was basically responsible for getting us out of the relegation places with the goals he scored.

This season not so good and when he was injured we went on a winning streak when he was injured. Now the attitude is all wrong so he needs confidence and a bit of clever player management from the coaches ala Moyes it's all about Motivation and he needs some.




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18 Feb 2019 15:35:26
Hi Mike agree with you on that. There is also the possibility of adding seating in the space between the bridges on the West stand below the directors box both to the left and right, at the moment this space is just safety netting so could get seating in this space with a reasonable rake - maybe even safe standing.




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31 Jan 2019 19:54:03
Didn't need to buy a CB just needed to have kept the ginger Pele at the end of last season - still irks me.




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26 Jan 2019 15:15:31
Agree guys soon as I read it mind you wasn't it Arnie (Schwarzaneger) who said it great play on words if it is and if it is welcome back.




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24 Jan 2019 17:27:46
Love the updates Glen - if all 4 strikers go in summer that will leave Hugill and Martinez back from loan and xande to come thru the academy and Antonio as well - who needs replacements! Lol.





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14 Feb 2019 13:33:49
The problem is with the rules it would be far simpler that you play for the country where you were born or the nationality of your parents that way you could only play for 1 of 3 countries once you have played for 1 country at any level then that's it

I know that there are Players that may never get to play in tournaments such as the World Cup and countries that rely on Players that are not good enough for a larger country but maybe that could be a good thing

I wonder if Rice would ever have chosen Ireland as a youth player if these had been the rules.

Can I also say that the Statement Rice put out was one of the most considered I ever read.


{Ed002's Note - I would certainly draw a line across after the first senior game - friendly or not.}



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13 Feb 2019 14:41:35
Hi Mark agree with your outs but Mitrovic hasn't really set the Prem alight this season and Sturridge has missed 120 games in the last 10 seasons through Injury -thats almost Carroll territory.




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12 Feb 2019 17:23:18
Agree with everything you have layed out Mark. I still think that Anthonio can play up front (as well as anywhere else to fill in) and is it about time Trott is given a chance occasionally - if not maybe Pope from Burnley to replace Adrian.




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10 Feb 2019 15:16:53
I was at the London Stadium Monday and watched the whole of the game yesterday I thought he did OK in both games maybe could have done better for the Zaha goal but then so could have Snodgrass understandably not up to full match fitness after the long lay off

As an aside there is of course Sam Byron to come back at the end of the season be interesting to see if he has improved.




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07 Feb 2019 16:07:42
Stevie that's being kind.