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18 Nov 2018 16:00:54
It seems Chelsea are looking at Arnie with giroud and morata not scoring regularly. What about real including giroud, Cahill and lotus cheek for Arnie?


1.) 18 Nov 2018 18:07:19
Nice idea but for me giroud and Cahill to old need to get away from old players but if it was rlc and batsuayi I'd be on board.

{Ed002's Note - I am afraid you are all living in some strange fantasy world again.}

2.) 19 Nov 2018 06:54:26
I'd take rlc all day long. in reality though surely he's destined for a bigger move?

3.) 19 Nov 2018 11:28:22
I think we should use Arnie as he’s used us! I will be sick to see him go, but we have to get used to playing without him, football and clubs move on! I would now play him as little as possible in order not to further damage his dodgy knee, as he clearly does not want to commit himself to us, see how he copes with not being in the limelight, sell him in January! I am extremely disappointed to see how he is hiding behind his agent/ Brother in this moving on saga, as if his brother dictates where and who he plays for without him having any say in the matter😠 Come on Arnie, take some responsibility and own up to wanting to get away for more money, but I will never understand how much is enough or not enough in the Premiership? When I moved on in my working life for more money, I never told my employer “ I leave it all to my wife to manage my employment” I know it’s maybe not the same situation, but that’s how I see it, how embarrassing😉😉⚒⚒⚒.

4.) 19 Nov 2018 14:52:41
To be fair, he deserves a shot at trophies and we are still a few years away from that. This is not like payet, Arnie has done well for us and wants to take the next step *up*
payet wanted out because he was a naughty boy.
If we can get 50m for a 30 year fair enough and good luck to him, hope he stays until the summer but understand if he wants out now (might get more money too)

5.) 19 Nov 2018 16:40:52
I think you misspelt years. should spell decades.

6.) 19 Nov 2018 23:38:29
Haha, fair point!
Kind of expecting the Dave's to sell up soon so hoping for some excellent owners to step in with a bit of money and run it better.



17 Oct 2018 12:30:22
Rumour that we may want Dzeko in January?


1.) 17 Oct 2018 17:16:14
This apparently was the subject of discussion last Friday, the owners whilst wanting to back Pellegrini. Are not wildly excited about spending big money on a player who will be 33 this season with obviously no sell on, fee it’s totally dead money two year deal would cost 27 m in all without added fees, good player but we can spend money on younger players surely. IRONMIKE.

2.) 18 Oct 2018 10:22:27
£27m for a 2 year deal for Dzeko, yes really decent player but how do they arrive at these silly amounts of money, we know it’s supply and demand and goalscoring players are at a premium but that’s excessive for a 33 year old, we’re not that desperate are we? Some of the other possibles need to step up to the plate and start weighing in with some goals instead of relying on Arnie to much!

3.) 18 Oct 2018 12:44:08
Think it will be the end of Carroll if we signed Dzeko as they've both got similar playing styles, (a target man with no pace and good in the air), just can't see how we could accommodate both of them.

4.) 18 Oct 2018 13:05:27
Considering the policy that IronMike has suggested we are planning to adopt I find this to be a non-runner. If they can make it work with these contract terms in place then well done, it doesn’t hurt to ask after all. But, even getting shot of Carroll I don’t see them changing a policy for one footballer to the detriment of the rest of the squad’s morale.

5.) 18 Oct 2018 17:16:25
To buy Dzeko would cost 20 m euros plus the charges and taxes we now have 27 m euros PLUS 7 m euros wages equals 34 m euros (29 million pounds ) nuts for a 33 year old in my opinion I don’t care who they are, there’s Aton of people far better value than that, IRONMIKE.

6.) 19 Oct 2018 06:30:06
Oh I totally agree. I meant if they can get it done with the contract terms they are attempting to sign Rice up to then I’m all for it. As in a lower base wage then performance and appearance bonuses. They cannot keep giving these older players a massive payday as it has a negative effect on the mentality of the side, which I’m sure we all know is a huge problem as it is.

7.) 19 Oct 2018 09:05:52
I would like us to look at yussef poulson at rb Leipzig, he's a target man with loads a pace and is still quite young.

8.) 22 Oct 2018 08:41:54
I would say our priority is LB, CM, and a Striker first!

9.) 25 Oct 2018 00:19:16
I know it's early in his career but IMO Declan rice is a better footballer than Jordan Henderson and it won't be long until RICE is called into the full England squad I am utterly amazed at the difference and improvement since the Liverpool game at the start of the season I was the first to slag him off for his performance but he must have really put a tremendous amount of work and coaching to get him to a level at which he is now he's unrecognisable as a midfielder since that Liverpool game and even from last season his movement awareness and range of passing is fantastic I thought his best position was C/ B how wrong I was I'm not saying he can't play there if needed but he's more than needed in midfield and is our best midfielder by far I don't want to temp date but he for me has the ability to become a £100 million pound player given the right progression and luck injury wise and that's not me being over enthusiastic but IMO in today's market and inflation that's my views and we are going to find it difficult to keep hold of him but we must if we have got lofty ambitions what is it with CHELSEA letting theses players go LUKAKU DE BRUYNE AKE RICE . COYI.



22 Aug 2018 16:12:01
I don't really care what we do but MP has to have seen what a sham our defence and midfield is and has to be making changes. NOBLE has had it in the premier league and sentimentality has no place and cannot be carried by any team. His time has come and gone much like his legs. A dedicated servant who I am afraid must see out his days in a lower league. Unfortunately the same has to be said for Zabaletta who has also now seen the best days of his career behind him. Their is no room or the time and luxury to carry players anymore and therefore its time to be ruthless and drop to the reserves those we cannot get rid of. Hindsight is a fine thing, but we HAD to get at least one CDM in the transfer window and we didn't. The defence looks vulnerable when players run at us and there is no tackling from anyone. TIME FOR CHANGE and don't spare the tears.


1.) 22 Aug 2018 18:48:24
Technically not a rumour?

Definitely a fact


2.) 23 Aug 2018 01:20:40
your absolutely bang on phil I've been saying this for a couple of seasons regarding NOBLE mate and been told he's top of the stats in everything he does which is very little and if he starts saturday then the worlds gone mad i mean MP has, the NOBLE lovers phil i seen haven't commented for a week or two gone to eat some pie with a humble filling imo he was finished in hippos tenure and while it was great signing the flair players i was always concerned about not filling the midfield we have been crying out for two athletes in cm who can also play football when i stated you needed PACE in midfield a few people piped up and said PIRLO wasnt quick but they was missing the point i wasnt on about pace to go by people but merely saying to get up and down the pitch which NOBLE hasn't got and has never had PHIL i am truly grateful what's he's done for west ham helping us win em nothing but give 100% which if someone paid me 50,000 a week that's the least you should do at least DICK TURPIN wore a mask, my mate got 5 years for fraud NOBLE hasn't been sentenced yet but if he pleads not guilty hope he gets away with it like he has for the past 3 years but enough of my immaturity people but i will feel for DIOP if he's pitched in against ARSENAL but that's what he's paid good money for anyway i'd bring back FREDERICKS ANTONIO AND RICE to the matchday squad and drop NOBLE and SNODGRASS from it alltogether my team would be a 4-1-3-2 as follows FABIANSKI, FREDERICKS, BALBUENA, DIOP, OGBONNA, OBIANG, ANDERSON, WILSHIRE, YARMOLENKO, ARNAUTOVIC, ANTONIO what's your views phil. COYI.

3.) 23 Aug 2018 08:22:51
Couldn't agree more buddy. For too long players have been carried in this team based on who they are and not how they perform and its become comfortable for them to collect £50k a week and not be able to perform at the level required. I've not been convinced with the way any of the defenders have started this season so I'd shake it all up. Maybe start with a back 3? MP knows what he is doing so I have faith in him but not in some of the players. AC is another along for the nice fat easy cheque he can get and he should be on his way also. Bring in Holland and Fredericks on the right. I'd also drop Antonio who is like a headless chicken and start Perez on the right, Matsuaku is another liability and the sooner we get cresswell back the better. Clearly in the next window we need CDM and a left back. All in all, things have to change and NOW.

4.) 23 Aug 2018 11:21:17
I wonder how much better our defenders would look with a quality CDM or two in front of them. Aside from the Callum Wilson goal that really was just comic from all involved our defence is overworked due to a lack of CDM.

5.) 23 Aug 2018 12:36:40
YEP, agreed again but we were linked with about 50 of them during the window and we didn't take advantage of it. Perhaps IRONMIKE can shed some light as to why not when it was a glaring need after losing KOUYATE (No great loss there)

6.) 25 Aug 2018 21:56:51
Not long been back just watched the game it's going to take DIOP AND BALBUENA TIME to gel but we have to stick with them because they will be ok when they've adapted to life in premier league trust me i'm very optimistic. COYI.

7.) 26 Aug 2018 11:51:39
I see Thomas REPKA has been given a stay at HMP in the CZECH REPUBLIC for bashing his Porn star wife I wonder did Sully aquire her for him as part of the deal to sign him given his connections in the industry but we need fighting qualitys but hitting a women is the lowest of the low and he was lucky to just get that he should have got 10 years.



08 Aug 2018 16:14:46
Tabloids are reporting that the days are numbered for a number of our players. Seems Kouyate has gone, Fernandez is going as is Hughill and Byram and if he wasn't injured AC would be gone also.


1.) 08 Aug 2018 16:32:45
Hugill is officially loaned out to Boro now, hopefully he has a decent season and they want to sign him this time next year!

2.) 08 Aug 2018 16:32:48
We didn’t need the tabloids to confirm that though did we Phil. I think we knew that already. 😁.

3.) 08 Aug 2018 18:42:10
Encouraging to hear that Carroll will also be on his way.



06 Aug 2018 14:01:41
It seems we may well have wrapped up a deal for Lucas Perez from Arsenal for the princely sum of £4m. Can you believe £4m? Put this into context and Hughill was £9m and Perez is better than him. Even in a poor Deportivo team last season he scored 9 times :-) very happy with this signing and great business all round. Now selfishly we need this holding midfielder.


1.) 06 Aug 2018 14:13:40
Agree Phil, it's a no brainier for that money.

2.) 06 Aug 2018 16:46:56
i would be asking them how much they want for young rob holding aswell
then as you say just the holding midfielder we desperately need and bernard on a free as the cherry on top of the cake.




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18 Dec 2018 08:21:23
Reports are showing that Wheelchair could be out for the rest of the season? Both him and Carroll therefore need to be binned as soon as possible and replaced with players who can actually take a knock in the premier league and come back strong. We are being linked with Marega who is big and strong and who could adapt well and take the punishment being dished out by premier league defences. Andreas Pereira already has a taste of the premier league so he would be a great option if we could give him first team footie, so that's Wheelchair and Carroll replaced and then we need full backs in the next window.


1.) 18 Dec 2018 13:54:50
Pnilmac, Yes I have seen that as well on BBC Football text, what does that say about any medical staff from within or independent that gave the all clear to pass JW fit enough to warrant a 3 contract! We can guess at the possible answers to cover up any incompetence “ new injury” etc, etc? Been said before, but Rice should be having JW’s outrageous wages to keep him from being tempted by big offers elsewhere!

2.) 18 Dec 2018 15:00:40
marega's 1st touch is worse than lukakus and that is saying something.

3.) 18 Dec 2018 17:29:24
He only has a second touch.



14 Dec 2018 11:04:23
So Andy (sick note) Carroll has explained that the players were not happy with David Moyes? What a cheek. Perhaps he should spend his time trying to get over his constant injuries instead of speaking to the tabloids and on the treatment table. The sooner we get rid of him and Wilshire the better, along with Matsuaku. I'm sick of footballers voicing their unwanted opinions and causing unrest.


1.) 14 Dec 2018 12:31:01
We all knew well in advance what the risks were with Wilshere He’s on a much lesser retainer so it’s only half a kick up, Carroll must go, and I think we all agree with Masuaku. IRONMIKE.

2.) 14 Dec 2018 12:44:45
And he doesn't understand why he gets so much stick? Is he having a laugh? He has rinsed our club for £100k a week and then spent half his life on the treatment table. He is a joke.

3.) 14 Dec 2018 14:59:00
I'd say he's actually spent closer to 75% on the treatment table. I don't think Masuaku should be sold, I just think he should be deployed as an out an out winger. Cover for snoddy and diangana.

4.) 14 Dec 2018 15:17:15
He will be gone in summer, his lifestyle doesn't suit MP's philosophy. Shame as he could have been a decent player.
Wheelchair I think is a different story, he is genuinely unlucky (maybe even mentally) with injuries. His style of play is very aggressive which is why he gets injured so much - again, can see him leaving in the summer though.

5.) 14 Dec 2018 16:40:55
Think all of us agree Carroll is a massive p—- taker, shameful, for a player to have played so little on £90k a week then have the front to say he wants to earn a new contract when it’s coming to the end, I bet he does🤣😂 If his injury problem has been so bad to stop him playing for so long, how is it suddenly going to improve to warrant WH giving him another contract, unless it’s £5k per week plus appearance money for at least 75% of each game played! Think TK Hammer suggestion is a good one for Masuako, redeploy him as a wide wing player for us to help out Snoddy and Diangana!

6.) 15 Dec 2018 22:26:06
I'm sorry I totally disagree with selling MASUAKU as the world and his wife can see he ain't a L/ B when he was playing left mid he was performing to a very acceptable level one big thing which I will slag MP off for is continuing to play him at L/ B as he CANNOT defend for toffee I understand we have injurys but I'd rather play fredericks or OGBONNA there instead but he's fairly pacey and can whip a decent ball in like the one for CHIQUARITO last week so sell him not for me IMO. COYI.



04 Dec 2018 19:46:18
Oh my god we have Antonio and matsuaku at full back.


1.) 04 Dec 2018 21:52:00
Tbf Antonio did well pushing back their attacking fullback all the time. I think Pelle got the tactics right there and of course at PZs age he isn’t going to play all the games this month. With Creswell injured not sure there was any choice at LB.



03 Dec 2018 12:35:14
Firstly, a much much better performance all round. Creswell did a lot better at LB and then he gets injured, typical and so back to Matsuaku but it has shown that we desperatley need full backs. The midfield did ok but the forwards were awesome. just a shame Chicharito now wants out so I think we should get him and Carroll on the market and sell them. Go get Barbosa and bring Xande Silva through. I think Pellegrini is certainly improving us but I get the feeling he is very unhappy with some of the players we have and I can see some being sold soon but its encouraging to see us play well and maybe this is the way forward.


1.) 03 Dec 2018 19:02:45
Hello Phil, I'm sure there's a list of players he would like to release and more Importanly bring on . we could ponder this one for ever mate.

2.) 04 Dec 2018 09:38:19
Very much interested in Nathaniel Clyne from Liverpool but apparently Dilly Dilly has already been in contact from Fulham. We should be all over this as he was one of the best RB's in the country at one time and can't get in Liverpool team. With him and Fredericks at RB is none too shabby. Then just sort out the LB issues and get rid of Matsuaku.



09 Oct 2018 08:42:45
Its fairly apparent that our biggest priority in the next window has to be left back and a CDM. What about Fabian Delph who did a great job at LB for city last season and ccan double up as midfielder. He is out of favour at City and could be just the person we want.


1.) 09 Oct 2018 09:17:38
I'd take that.

2.) 09 Oct 2018 12:45:03
That is a great shout that Phil, that would do nicely.

3.) 09 Oct 2018 15:14:27
I have seen that being reported elsewhere Phil.

4.) 09 Oct 2018 22:00:05
Nice idea mate. now I'm not sure. but are there any championship players to look at. I mean Madison did a fantastic job in coming up. surely there are more out there?

5.) 10 Oct 2018 07:58:03
Isn't he quite injury prone too?

{Ed001's Note - very. Sounds perfect signing for West Ham these days!}

6.) 11 Oct 2018 07:58:03
True ed but ouch lol.

{Ed001's Note - sorry mate, couldn't resist.}

7.) 12 Oct 2018 13:17:33
I was thinking the same Ed but your spot on.




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16 Dec 2018 19:09:06
Full backs have to. be first priority.




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07 Dec 2018 12:35:43
Arnie for Dzeko and cash and then use the remaining cash for Barboza and Clyne! Sort out RICE contract issue and let hernandez go to Besiktas and AC to Galatasaray.




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28 Nov 2018 12:55:41
Agreed. I think the main priority has to be full backs because ours are dreadful and if Zabaletta leaves as expected we are even shorter.




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06 Oct 2018 18:07:45
Antonio is dreadful. I'd be tempted to drop yarmolenko and play diangana if performances don't pick up. Matsuaku can't defend to save his life and cresswell ain't much better and with zabaletta planning to go to Italy I'd suggest we concentrate on full backs in the next window.




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01 Oct 2018 13:47:55
Question of course now is where does Wilshire fit in after his injury?





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14 Dec 2018 12:44:45
And he doesn't understand why he gets so much stick? Is he having a laugh? He has rinsed our club for £100k a week and then spent half his life on the treatment table. He is a joke.




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08 Dec 2018 18:02:09
Do we ever. Clyne and another left back.


{Ed0333's Note - not Nathaniel Clyne surely?



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07 Dec 2018 12:38:43
At least we can release him but not AC who is another waste of money.




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04 Dec 2018 09:38:19
Very much interested in Nathaniel Clyne from Liverpool but apparently Dilly Dilly has already been in contact from Fulham. We should be all over this as he was one of the best RB's in the country at one time and can't get in Liverpool team. With him and Fredericks at RB is none too shabby. Then just sort out the LB issues and get rid of Matsuaku.




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25 Nov 2018 13:45:20
We got to sell for that price and then offload players not making the grade and get decent quality replacements.