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02 Aug 2020 06:07:39
We are stuck with what we have, for eg. who would buy Haller he cost 45mil and on 70 grand aweek the days of big transfers are gone due to the virus.
If their is a second wave of the virus i think a lot of lower leagues clubs will fold and a big collapse in the football transfer market.
We will have to wait and see if i'm right or wrong What do u think lads.


1.) 02 Aug 2020 08:40:34
Bideford, it looks that way at the moment, but when I read BBC Football gossip text each morning, I still see silly fees like £70/ £80m figures still mentioned, but they are mainly foreign players with tags on them from those always in the CL, PSG, Real, Barcelona etc! But us clubs outside the elite in the Premiership, notably us will as you say be stuck with our big earners that haven’t give any clubs an incentive to want to buy them, unless it’s at a massive loss?

2.) 02 Aug 2020 10:07:22
Someone may take Haller for £30m, not sure about Anderson. £15m possibly.

3.) 02 Aug 2020 10:24:14
I don’t think there will be much player movement this window. The “big” clubs might have some interchanges, but the rest of us - not so much.

I think the team we played for the final matches and the way we played are good enough for comfortable PL survival next season.

I know there’s been loads of chatter about our full backs, an ageing Noble and not enough goals up front, but how bad would you feel if we started the first game of the season with the side we finished this one with?

4.) 02 Aug 2020 11:27:14
Markro, I would be more than pleased to start with the team we finished with this season, I said after watching our games, we haven’t missed any of our expensive imports, only trouble is we need Antonio hopefully to keep injury free if possible as he’s been our spearhead up front! Would like to see another with him but already with Premiership / Championship experience to help out! We.

5.) 02 Aug 2020 14:31:52
It's all well and good selling players to free up funds but doesn't the club still owe somewhere in the region of £60M from previous transfer dealings?

I'd imagine that figure would have to be drastically reduced before they could even consider bringing in reinforcements.

I know it's not an unusual practice for a club to owe large amounts over transfers (Man Utd £170M for example) but with the board pleading poverty I have a feeling our transfer dealings this summer will be very limited, if any at all.



04 Jul 2020 08:15:40
i would like to ask WH fans a question is VAR improving the game for me the answer is NO its not.
We all argued with ref decisions but that was part of the game and at the end of the day good or bad decisions were debated at the pub over a pint. VAR is fast becoming a destroyer of the premiership. All other leagues in the uk don't use VAR its the human error people will accept not a machine that take 4 minutes to see if its a goal or not.
What do u think am i right or wrong?


1.) 04 Jul 2020 10:17:23
In itself VAR is completely objective - it simply gives you incontrovertible, visual facts. The problem is the scope for interpretation and the time it takes.

In its present form, I would bin it.

2.) 04 Jul 2020 14:09:47
Bideford/ Markro, When decisions become so microscopical, offside by a toe or an elbow, absolutely destroying the game, ours was an outrage, Spurs disallowed goal was a disgrace as well, man shoved from behind, no foul, then falling and touching the ball and calling it handball, beyond ridiculous👎Get rid all together, a lot thought a good idea to rectify poor decisions but now become a complete game spoiler that’s happening far to often👎Get rid of it imo👎👎Hope we can get something from the game tomorrow👍👍⚒⚒⚒.

3.) 04 Jul 2020 22:48:38
I said before the season began it will be awful. That was based on the fact I had seen two seasons of it in Australia and it hasn’t really improved things a great deal as while it helps with some decisions the humans looking at it still get things wrong. I must say the time taken in England is far longer than here and that is making it worse. In Australian footy (AFL) they use video ref only for score reviews and that still gets some wrong but it’s quick and unless there is obvious error they go with the on ground call. The minor handballs where it isn’t a deliberate control, the three minutes to decide if Antonio was offside, they are human issues not the technology. They shouldn’t scrap it, they need to review the implementation and the rules on how it’s used.

4.) 05 Jul 2020 09:23:43
sdl hope all is well in Oz. Totally agree with you the technology does not get it wrong the human interpretation does.

I would much prefer the on field Ref looks at a monitor having been alerted by Stockley Park. Instead of having a Ref looking at the screens let's have ex players doing that job.

5.) 05 Jul 2020 17:48:20
NO look how it works in rugby very rarely any issues I think there should to the monitor and some on a situation he may missed.



18 Jun 2020 06:46:11
Well mates its time now for our team to shine, and shine they will, We have a team now with energy and pace which we have lacked for many a year.
We now have a player that runs all 90mins which we havnt had before i'm very optimistic that Thomas Soucek will be the key to our survival i hope I've got it right.
On paper we have a strong team providing they all perform.
We can all see the difference Moyes has done to our team Pel. nearly destoyed us let's move on and get behind our club. COME ON YOU IRONS.


1.) 18 Jun 2020 11:14:56
I reckon our four most important players for the rest of the season are:


I’m sure the others will make some great contributions, but those four are key to our survival.

2.) 18 Jun 2020 15:16:38
I would include Antonio in there as well Markro providing he remains fit, gives the opposition plenty to worry about with his power and pace, still think Snoddy can make a good contribution with his grafting and crosses up front as well, not everybody’s choice but I like a grafter and a battler, as a jock he’s up for it, I also believe he loves the club for giving him another chance in the Premiership. ⚒⚒⚒.



04 Jun 2020 14:13:57
Just read some WH fans want Dimitri Payet to sign for WH. Sorry once a player goes on strike to leave the our club do we need a 33 year old has been a right to come back for his pension.
He was wonderful player but turned his back on our club and caused a lot of problems who decided he didn't want to play for WH.
You made your bed mate now sleep in it.


1.) 06 Jun 2020 08:42:06
Not for me either. The past is done and dusted. Having said that, I will support any player in West Ham colours, so if he were to return.



03 Jun 2020 13:58:20
anyone, any news. Isolating at home for nearly 10 weeks now. Someone must have something to say about WH.


1.) 04 Jun 2020 08:31:40
Hello Bideford👍 I can’t imagine there can be much to say? This June restart to me is a disgrace! Body contact sport when we are still being told to social distance, I just hope nobody in the F. A. or anywhere else that controls Football rules criticises it’s Government over the handling of this virus!

We all want to return to normality but that that is madness and irresponsible beyond words for me! The players are being forced to return if it goes ahead, that cannot morally be right, will they play to their full usual capacity, I don’t think so personally when you know you could catch the virus playing? Disrespectful to all the NHS workers and those that have already lost relatives or friends!

2.) 04 Jun 2020 14:09:36
Hi chaps, it also becomes a different competition, no home support to get behind the team, there’s going to be 5 subs allowed, when you look at our last fixture against Aston Villa that could be massive, we had to play Villa at their ground full of supporters, and people will say well we come away with a draw but we might’ve won had they not had the home support, and now we’ve got to play Villa at home with no home support, so it will feel like a home game to them as well, or even worse we could be playing at neutral grounds, that’s just one example and I know it’s the same for all teams but the teams at the bottom do rely on the home support to give them a lift to try and get them out of a bad situation, I’ve always said a competition should finish how it started, and if that’s not possible then it shouldn’t be allowed to continue until safe to do so, but that’s just my opinion.

3.) 05 Jun 2020 16:58:49
Stevie, yes I agree with what you say as much as it could be like “ sour grapes” if it’s detrimental to the team you support! But It cannot be fair to change the rules any time midstream no matter what the situation is, that just stinks of “money” where is the “Fair Play” ruling in that?




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26 Aug 2020 05:23:18
i want to know What is going on. DM has no money for transfers unless he sells.
We are in the top 20 riches clubs in the world. We are the 9th highest earners in the football league not just the Premiership but the whole league, and all we here is we have no money to buy players, who is telling porkys. Well we all know don't we.
It looks like we have lost Eze with the likes of CP whos ground capacity is 25,000 we can't even compete with them. What is going on here
No more BS tell us the truth why no funds are available to DM.


1.) 26 Aug 2020 08:45:20
And we lost out on that Wigan full back that we were VERY INTERESTED in when he went to fulham.

2.) 26 Aug 2020 14:43:04
Yeahhhhh. I'm kinda wary now about Fulham and their taste in Fullbacks. Think we may actually have dodged a bullet there.

3.) 26 Aug 2020 23:26:34
Being in the richest clubs in the world does not mean we have cash. Our debt, outgoings, and forecast revenue for the season will determine what is available for transfer funds.



05 Aug 2020 06:02:07
Its time to clean out the shed and boy do we have some stuff to get rid of.


1.) 05 Aug 2020 09:07:16
Bideford think we will have real task shifting and recruiting players most teams knowing we need to move players on will offer to take on loan.



26 Jul 2020 06:20:38
We must give credit where its due to David Moyes, he has done what he was paid to do. He got our team playing as a team, and nothing emphasised what our players think of him as when Rice got his goal and raced over to hug Moyes.
He brought Tomas Soucek and Jarrod Bowen in and installed discipline bonding and improved our work rate. We must back Moyes now whether u like him or not i urge WH fans to get behind him and let's see where this Moyes bus goes to.


1.) 26 Jul 2020 08:36:48
100% agree Bideford, the guy has done it twice now, but our fitness levels have been top form, Antonio is usually blowing out of his ass after half hour, and uninterested, now the guy is like a machine. My only quibble is fornals, I am not a massive fan, sometimes more often than not he is behind the game, he struggles to read the game, against Man U he was Trying to run greenwood out but he wasn’t goal side trying to make a tackle from the sideline side is just daft. But if he sees something and he thinks he can shape him then fair enough. But if u watch the games without crowd noise it’s his name that gets screamed out all the time because he’s not doing his job properly or he’s not putting a tackle in or he’s so far behind the play. But getting back to your point yes totally agree, we must back Moyes, let’s see how much money is made available, and see how he’s going to move top earners or get the best from them. Good luck to lads. Me personally I would love to see Bournemouth stay up, I rate Eddie Howe and is like to see him stay up, not a fan of villa, and grealish is a nob.

2.) 26 Jul 2020 09:27:08
Morning all, I did say a few weeks ago would it be worth going for Dyche if he becomes available, but I agree, we have to give Moyes a chance as he’s earned it and our overall play and fitness have definitely improved and if he’s looking to bring in younger players then I’m all for that. On today’s game, I hope we show up and put in a performance and not just go through the motions, enjoy the last day of the prem guys.

3.) 26 Jul 2020 10:50:37
Stevie I'm with you on Dyche but he has another year on his contract. Funnily enough so does Moyes

I believe that Dyche agent has Paul Pescholido working for them - no problem with Chinese whispers there then.

4.) 26 Jul 2020 20:25:36
So let's just see if the club can back moyes with funds.

5.) 28 Jul 2020 13:05:08
Funny how we all have differnt opinions.
I would not want Dyche, I do not think he is any better than Moyes. And from what i saw when we played Burnley (and every other Dyche team i have watched) I do not like the football he plays. We DOMINATED them but managed to come out losing 1-0, their keeper Nick Pope was clear MOM. This is a familiar thing for Burnley, they have managed games like that all season. I agree that it is credit to Dyche for getting that fighting spirit and willingness to run etc, and i respect him hugely as a manager, but they have rode their luck this season massively at times, and rarely IMO look the better team. Nick Pope SHOULD have been keeper of the season this year by a country mile IMO.
Respect the guy a lot, but not sure he is what we want.

6.) 31 Jul 2020 21:59:56
Im not sure FORNALS is your crunching tackler or bought for that job he's a no 10 IMO he's a flair player who can unlock defences but once again like HALLER he will come good give them a season at least its a culture shock and a massive rabbit in the headlights when foreign players come to england . COYI.



17 Jul 2020 23:38:11
Great win tonight lads Ben Johnson looks the business Soucek Bowen looking gt buys getting better every game.
All the lads put a full shift in and we looked like a premiership side
Noble 500th game played well, Decs. goal was real class.
we look like we are going in the right direction.
A big thank you goes to David Moyes.


1.) 18 Jul 2020 00:07:44
I’ve never been one for Moyse, but he’s saved us twice now. That must have been worth millions upon millions.

Next season will be interesting.

2.) 18 Jul 2020 21:20:09
We haven't signed SOUCEK yet john he's on loan with a view to a permanent deal praying he doesn't get a better offer and stays loyal not that he owes us anything. COYI.



23 Jun 2020 09:20:44
Thinking about it i ask myself is Haller up for a battle. Snody would What do u think.


1.) 23 Jun 2020 11:23:51
Haller needs a second striker. His career in Germany highlights that. I don’t think he’ll be fit for the Spurs game, but I would play him if he is, or have him on the bench to make a 2nd half contribution if he’s not up for a full game.

Anderson should not start - even last season’s frilly bits from him are a thing of the past. With no end product and a recent habit of not contesting to regain possession when he loses it, he has masses of work to do to regain any real trust and support.

I like Snoddy’s graft at times, but for me, he is too similar to Noble - some skill, but no pace. There’s no place for both in the team and perhaps, for this game, space for neither.

The major issue against Wolves was our lack of intent and invention. I know loads on here are anti Wilshere, but, if he’s fit, he is our most creative player. Lanzini is a shadow since that terrible injury, but I still have some hope for him. What else have we got?

Controversial, I know, but I would go for this line up if all are fit:

Diop, Rice, Ogbonna
Yarmolenko, Soucek, Wilshere, Lanzini, Antonio
Bowen, Haller.

2.) 23 Jun 2020 22:56:37
NOBLE has played for 2years too long for WEST HAM he is absolutely devoid of any pace and stamina and a midfielder has to have both if and when we go down the club will be decimated with all the big time Charlie's who are too good for us and too good to be playing in the championship how dare WEST HAM expect them to play in that league well it's you 2bob clowns that will be putting us in that predicament and I'll tell you what will happen is this will be right up NOBLES alley as he will be first name on the sheet at 35 years of age and I know why experience Well they can **** off as far away from WEST HAM next season because if he's still there I won't be renewing my ticket and he can take CRESSWELL with him because them 2 are championship class at the very best I'm so angry . COYI.




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24 Aug 2020 14:09:49
The only way we will get rid of Wiltshire is to play him or pay him off. No club will pay decent money for a player who has been injured for a long time and now can't get into WH team.




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17 Aug 2020 23:32:42
yes Pearce will bring passion and grit back to WH i think our squad is now looking like a mid table side and any additions will only make us stronger. Of course i would like a few additions but with Pearce back i think he will bring out the best in Cresswell and Johnson.
Before we start buying we must unload a lot of under performing expensive players and let's not forget we will have snoddy back and Diangara who will be like a new signing.




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15 Aug 2020 19:42:01
yes i like him if we can find some money to buy him.




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13 Aug 2020 21:54:52
the way i see it we won't bring anyone in unless we unload and with the wages they are currently on at WH who will want to pay top prices and wages for players who cannot get into a side that finished close to the bottom of the Prem.
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07 Aug 2020 21:07:44
We have made a lot of transfer mistakes in the past, how many items have been brought on line but when u get them your disappointed. Buy what u know not what agents are trying to sell you. i'm sure DM has a list of who he wants and who he dosnt. I hope DM gets the backing that he deserves.





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