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14 Jul 2019 08:25:34
According to Football London Today online, we are about to offer massive pay rise and fee to BRENFORD for Neal Maupay? 🤭🤭 Anyone know much about him, apparently Villa and other clubs sniffing around him?


1.) 14 Jul 2019 10:48:47
Just YouTubed him. He’s 5’7”.

I’d sum him up as Chicha-like poacher with more energy. You have to remember though, that all the video is against Championship defences.

2.) 14 Jul 2019 12:13:53
Maupay along with haller I'd be happy but not as our main summer striker.

3.) 14 Jul 2019 14:35:40
Hope we get haller just read insider saying man utd could hijack our deal.

4.) 14 Jul 2019 21:45:30
And Frankfurt supposedly haven’t agreed the fee and want to keep Haller and offer him higher salary. Think we will be looking in the bargain bin soon.

5.) 14 Jul 2019 23:58:08
I will say now that if HALLER joins us i'd be staggered frankfurt don't want to sell and UTD are sniffing so on to other targets that will get us excited drag on and no signature at the end typical west ham transfer buisness i'm afraid. COYI.

6.) 15 Jul 2019 00:35:56
Don’t think Utd are a worry unless someone pays silly money for Lukaku.

7.) 15 Jul 2019 18:53:07
If and a big IF we sign MAUPAY and HALLER I'd be ecstatic then a holding midfielder to play with RICE as no disrespect but NOBLE and SNODGRASS do not close down anywhere near quick enough for the demands of the premier league and then we need a L/ B and if WILSHIRE can stay fit things will look very good at WEST HAM . COYI.



14 Jun 2019 07:29:49
Good luck Slav at WBA, wish him all the best, 👍 Also good to hear Kevin Keen returning to coach Academy youngsters, always a good underrated dedicated professional imo. 👍👍.


1.) 14 Jun 2019 21:18:03
Me too, hope slaves does well. The snake let him down and he never recovered. Such a shame as liked him.

2.) 15 Jun 2019 07:16:29
Glen, I really thought when we appointed Slav he would take us up to a different level in the Premiership with his National managerial and overseas experience, I was quite surprised he didn’t target some of his countrymen who are nearly all warriors? I read a quote after he was sacked reportedly said by Noble “He was to soft on us” that can be interpreted several ways, but that said to me, there were players taking the p—s, whether that was shirking, training, injuries or whatever, but to me that reflected badly on the the whole team being unprofessional! As the old saying goes “give some people an inch, then they take a mile” even when they are on £4m per year, but more than that they were in some ways deceiving the fans that are paupers by their standards and were cheating them!



29 Jan 2019 16:03:15
Hate speculation and online rumours but just read online Hernandez's agent filmed at our Stadium, only stumbling block is valuation. take anything around the £10m surely, then get rid of his stupid £140k wage burden, he's done nothing, won't do anything, so doesn't even matter surely if we don't replace!


1.) 29 Jan 2019 21:50:51
Sad thing is with Arnie now injured, Gomez not wanting to come, I think JH May be our first choice starter for the coming weeks.

2.) 30 Jan 2019 02:23:32
I mentioned he's a possibility to go he’s taken over the mantle of MR SULK just recently, with Arnie injured better off playing DJU and SILVA up front at least we will get some movement and honesty. IRONMIKE.

3.) 30 Jan 2019 03:50:09
Agreed but can you see that happening? I think we will hold onto JH as the Gomez deal slips away and JH has the backing of MP it seems so would guess he will start him on the weekend.

4.) 30 Jan 2019 09:50:37
any sign of good news regarding players mike? lords knows we need it after that shambles last night.

5.) 30 Jan 2019 10:14:07
What a bloody shambles indeed, WE seem to make one step forward and then two steps back. And Dear Lord have we got some players to shift, it’s a long long list. IRONMIKE.



14 Dec 2018 07:31:42
Great to read Hernandez talking so positively about playing and scoring goals for us, then looking to capitalise on our winning streak against Fulham on Saturday👍⚒ I am quite happy or admit that I have been a massive anti Hernandez critic on here, previously, simply because of his previous lack of enthusiasm and lack of effort on the pitch, no matter what his past statistics on goal scoring said!

But now WOW, completely reversed my opinion now having been given the chance by MP to play from the start in the last few games and scoring some good goals! I don't feel guilty over my previous remarks as to me any player should commit 100% for the sake of the paying fans and for himself👍He says " He. now feels the same excitement putting the WH shirt on and playing as he feels playing for Mexico" 👍👍⚒⚒.


1.) 14 Dec 2018 11:08:21
Everyone is entitled to their opinions Chelms, its great when a player performs well enough to change our minds! let's hope JW does the same, as we all know your thoughts on him. Snodds is a great example, as I am sure all of us wouldn't have complained had he left in the summer. I am sure there are better players out there, but he is a player we can all be proud to see wearing the shirt, much like Nobes. Proper professional.
Chica's career stats always warranted his salary, as he is a proven player who has CONSISTENTLY scored more goals at the top level than anyone we have ever had. I do not begrudge the salary he is on. The fact is he has not done it for us so far, which is why many feel this way about him. HOWEVER, Chica needs a certain style of football to flourish, and that has not been provided by our teams under Slav and Moyes. MP is changing that though, and i really hope that this new style and confidence provides the platform for Chica to really flourish and score lots of goals for us. His effort on the pitch has always been there.

{Ed001's Note - I am confused, how is a player who was, by his own admittance, too fat to play well for more than a year a proper professional? I get Noble is, to a degree anyway, but Snodgrass only has himself to blame for his poor form.}

2.) 14 Dec 2018 14:12:30
He was always that weight and played very well for other teams, those previous managers never required/ told him to loose the weight to perform better, so its a bit unfair to say he was un-professional, he was just never coached properly in order to get even MORE out of him. Turned out that the level he was at was not good enough for West Ham, and eventually a good manager came in (Pellegrini) and told him what he needed to do in order to improve, and he did it when he could have easily thrown his toys out of the pram and left (especially after the owners comments last year) . He is also great at the non-football stuff around the club. IMO that is a great attitude and a proper professional.

3.) 14 Dec 2018 15:20:07
How did this go from Chicha to Snodgrass?

4.) 15 Dec 2018 10:44:25
I, too have been very sceltical about Hernandez, who always seems to react sulkily if things don’t go his way. His turnaround in form is very welcome, though.

Let’s see if the Fulham game is hot or cold for him - if it’s the latter, I’m betting he will be caught offside consistently as he scowls and stares at the ground.

If it’s the former and he bangs in a couple, I’ll take it!

5.) 15 Dec 2018 22:09:43
Make Ed right on this matter totally I know I go on far too much about astronomical wages but to be overweight is mostly his fault and the club for allowing to happen total lack of professionalism and duty to the football club and fans at least he's starting to earn his money and show us die hard SUPPORTERS some effort and commitment to the football club and lastly To CHELMSFORD it one thing to say what you think regarding CHIQUARITO saying you are anti the player but to then admit you may have been slightly wrong is nice to read so well done chelms it's all about opinion this game but to admit you could be wrong is not always forthcoming hope you andon't family are all good mate. COYI.

{Ed001's Note - and, by the way, he was never that weight previously by his own admittance. He has actually come out publicly and said so. I think Nickinho is living in some kind of dream world where Snodgrass was anything but a poor winger, prior to losing weight and improving his fitness. He did have fitness issues and was not training hard enough in the past and was overweight for a footballer, but not to the extent he was recently. The lad has never been a good pro at all. He has never put in the time on the training ground nor looked after himself properly away from the pitch in the past.

Fair play to him for realising it and working on it, but he should have been doing it ten years ago. That is partially on him and partially on previous clubs and managers.}

6.) 17 Dec 2018 09:08:51
Well said Ed, cannot believe the change in him, a player I thought a poor signing and a worse squad player.
Makes you wonder what Allardici and Bilic were doing fitness wise.
On another note, Caroll looked the leanest I have ever seen him on Saturday, reckon MP is working them all very hard, hope it all works well for us.

{Ed001's Note - you have to give a lot of credit to Pellegrini, he has got through to players that other managers couldn't get through to. It is something he has done throughout his career and why he has been at the highest level. It is also good to see him succeed because he is a nice guy.}

7.) 17 Dec 2018 16:50:29
I don't pretend to know Snodders' weight fluctuations prior to West Ham. You can only succeed at the tasks put in front of you, and he had succeeded at all his previous clubs (relative to their level) . When he arrived after Payet's departure, the team as a whole was not performing at all in the wake of the move to the OS and all the negativity surrounding the club. The manager did not have the ability to get a performance out of the team let alone Snods (I say that as a fan of Slav) and our owner was then completely out of order with his public comments which would ruin any player's motivation and commitment. Were it me at my job (regardless of money i was earning), if my manager or CEO made those re-marks publicly I would lose motivation also. He went away to Villa and was once again a success.
You are right, Pellegrini deserves the bulk of the credit for giving him the opportunity again at this level, and the direction on what to do in order to improve his game. But in my personal opinion I do not see the un-professional side to his story, and what he does now for the club is commendable.

{Ed001's Note - if you can't see what is unprofessional about being overweight as a professional athlete then I am wasting my time even talking to you.}

8.) 18 Dec 2018 14:10:49
Not every player is Ronaldo esq when it comes to their own physique, that's precisely why clubs have dieticians and fitness trainers in order to manage their levels so that they can perform to the levels their manager demands. A player's professionalism regards how they look after themselves is therefore dependant on whether they can physically perform to the level their manager demands, and i have highlighted how Snods has looked after himself professionally enough throughout his career to have been successful at all his previous clubs.

He did not put on weight at West Ham United, that was not the reason he did not succeed at first. He came into a team that was performing terribly during a negative period after leaving Upton Park, he was played out of position, and was unforgivably slated publicly by his owner because he could not fill the boots of a world class player in Payet. His comment stated that he lost some condition while at Villa in the Championship, where the physical demands are different. But he was still in good enough physical condition to exceed his managers demands and be one of the best players in that league that season.

He has simply come back to a league that demands more, and to work under a manager who prefers all his technical players to be much leaner than other managers do. You can see it in all of our players this season, they have all gotten leaner, and could all therefore say they were previously "overweight", simply because this manager demands more. Snodds has responded to meet those demands yet again.

Professionalism in any profession is ensuring you are able to perform to the level that meets the demands set out for you by those higher up. Snodgrass imo has done exactly that with regards his condition, and has exceeded it in regards to his non footballing duties at WHU. Just because a player is not as fit as Ronaldo does not mean you question their professionalism.



07 Dec 2018 08:13:56
Apparently MP is interested in Valencia at ManU to replace Zabaletta, another younger oldie to replace another oldie? Not quite sure about that but has been really decent in the past! Also has given Carroll a contract warning that he needs to play more often to win a new contract, well hopefully that's dead in the water! Pity he didn't think to say that to Wilshere before he signed him!


1.) 07 Dec 2018 10:29:00
I see that about Valencia as well Chelmsford, I don't know how long Fredericks is out for but once fit we need to give him a few minutes on the pitch to get him up to speed and give him confidence, I also see Nasri is set to sign on wages believed to be £80-£100k a week, what must Rice be thinking, I would rather get in a couple of loans in January and concentrate on Rice's contract.

2.) 07 Dec 2018 13:23:48
The paramount thing that WH should do is get Rice on a new contract NOW. paying above average wages to has beens does not give a good impression to Rice, he must wonder what is going on around him. If we lose Rice it would be devastating to the supporters.

3.) 07 Dec 2018 14:08:55
Hammer man, it wouldn't just be devastating, I think there would be a bloody riot, you will get banners at home games saying BOARD OUT, and we don't really want all that to start up again, let's hope it is all being sorted out behind the scenes?

4.) 07 Dec 2018 18:11:52
So what can the problem be by not getting Rice on a long term contract. Its about time we were told the truth, or is it just our board being stubborn. It can't be that the club can't afford it as we are paying squad players drastically over the odds.

5.) 07 Dec 2018 20:40:32
As I said above, and playing devils advocate above, maybe it’s his agent and Rice who don’t want to negotiate yet?




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14 Jul 2019 08:37:53
Looking at Neal Maupay stats for Brentford, played 43 games, scored 25, 9 assists, all in Championship of course, it they all have to start somewhere obviously, French, 22 years old, we are going to offer a " Mammoth" fee whatever that amount is, to sign within the next 4 weeks, if that's true are we going to pursue other rumours, i. e. Haller, Rondon, or whoever or go for "frees" as usual for another addition? ⚒⚒⚒.


1.) 14 Jul 2019 10:14:31
The main target MUST be Haller, who is already proven at the highest level. I don’t think it’s an either, or. Maupay’s problem will be that even if Chicha leaves, he will not be the automatic starter if we do buy Haller.

I read the “mammoth” reference in terms of wages, not transfer fee, but we’ll see.

2.) 14 Jul 2019 11:33:40
I like the look of Maupay got to remember Pellegrini does like to play 2 up top. With the signing of Fornals and Wilshere looking good we might be able to dominate possession with just a 4 man midfield. Rice and Wilshere holding, Anderson and fornals left and right attacking mids.

We would have a lot of options from the bench too Antonio, Yarmo, Snod, Noble, Diangana, Lanzini all of these players can offer of us something different and gives us great depth.

We just need a couple cherries on top and I think we will sign 2 strikers possibly 3. Then we will look at some defensive cover but I feel the emergence of Johnson and Alese has eased some concerns there also have Reid coming back. So maripan and the other defenders we have been linked to can wait we need strikers!

3.) 14 Jul 2019 23:52:27
Is it true Ed that MAN UTD have joined the race to sign HALLER. COYI.

{Ed002's Note - Sebastien Haller (S) OGS has had SH watched as a potential replacement for Lukaku if he is not priced out of a move - it makes little sense to me.}

4.) 15 Jul 2019 18:57:46
Thanks you Ed for the update mate.



02 Jul 2019 12:49:20
Delighted to read Snoddy's signed an extra years contract with a further years option, he says "something special is happening at the club" really pleased that MP appreciated his professionalism and dedication, well deserved imo👍👍⚒⚒⚒⚒.


1.) 02 Jul 2019 13:03:52
Yes. I imagine he might be slipping down the order for the starting XI, but he would always be a decent, reliable option from the bench.

2.) 02 Jul 2019 21:33:01
Good solid pro who can get stuck if a game becomes a battle. Like him.



13 Jun 2019 16:42:30
After ManC we have a great run of at least 10 matches to bed in any new signings or get the previous injured players into the swing of the start of the new season👍.




13 Jun 2019 07:55:07
On BBC Football text this week, it stated that Wilshere was thinking of retirement, personal reasons were stated, I assume that was before we saw fit to offer him a fat contract for 3 years, I don't think that was a wise thing to say if he did indeed say that, that will only consolidate what some Wilshere doubters will think and I have long been one of the biggest doubters👎 Hope he can prove me wrong this coming season as I know he still has admirers on his past ability, flick ons and short passes do not impress me, they are all fine if added to a player that is prepared to run, chase during a game, not stand around holding their arms out looking around the pitch! I wonder what pre season does for his fitness?


1.) 13 Jun 2019 11:11:00
You are right Chelms, this was before he came to us. There is a recent documentary out on Youtube done by Athlete's Stance (who go "behind the scenes" of athletes), and they have one on Jack's story released just two days ago. This is where the BBC have got it, and why they have just said this now.
I believe his retirement consideration was when his son started having fits and seizures, which coincided with a recovery from a broken bone injury.
JW was a risk, and one worth taking at the cost IMO. I like him a lot, and unlike a certain bicycle kicking geordie, i do not question his commitment to getting fit. I think he has just had an ankle problem that has never been fixed properly while at former clubs (which i hope is why our medical team had him out for so long in order to fix it permanently) . He has also been very unlucky with the hairline cracks.
Under MP he could be an unbelievable asset, as i am sure MP will find the best position and balance for him in our midfield. I watched him a lot down here in Bmouth, and he transitions play as well as anyone i have seen by taking the ball on the half turn very well in midfield.

2.) 13 Jun 2019 13:35:13
Nick, Lovely part of the country you live in👍 I am happy to concede to your view as you have obviously seen more of him than I have, I just can’t get my head around as to why with with his injury history we imo wasted money and gave him a 3 year contract, when his game record per season is clearly questionable? A years contract with an option yes, but not 3 years!
Whenever I saw B’mouth play on MOTD he was rarely in the team! I am not a purist admirer of Football, I love the players that put a lot of effort in for the majority of the game and imo Wilshere hasn’t been able to do that for years!

3.) 13 Jun 2019 14:13:21
I’m optimistic about Wilshere this season. I think he’ll have an important role to play.

A fit Lanzini and Wilshere; Fornals debut in the PL; Anderson in a more secure second season; a new, hungry striker; a developing CB partnership with Diop/ Balbuena; Fabulouski carrying on where he left off.

Chin up everyone. It’s going to be great! 😏.

4.) 13 Jun 2019 15:02:05
Markro, love your optimism, just hope you can say to me midway through the season “ I told you so Chelms” when JW is flourishing in the team and actually managing to sustain a number of 90 minutes full playing time and influencing play👍.



11 Jun 2019 07:15:45
The transfer window is open today abroad, so we may start hearing of something happening as MP apparently likes to get his business completed as early as possible once it starts! Only trouble is S. American players away for tournaments who he likes and others on holiday, but is the same each year so be interesting to see some real possible names emerging and not pipe dream names!


1.) 11 Jun 2019 11:32:59
Which means it’s nearer to something happening. I must admit, I like the Gomez/ Lobotka package rumour, but I’m not holding my breath.

Bearing in mind that Roberto came from out of the blue, perhaps MP and H have a hatful other rabbits.

Interesting times.

2.) 11 Jun 2019 12:11:43
Markro, that’s right, they would have been accumulating them for a long while preparing for the window! Process then of elimination obviously, who wants to come and those that want European football! 👍👍⚒⚒⚒⚒.

3.) 11 Jun 2019 15:38:45
We are in talks to sign FORNALS another flair player while he's young and potentially very good I think we need C/ m or C/ DM. COYI.

4.) 12 Jun 2019 08:14:05
Fornals deal looks hopeful, Husillos and Pellegrini knew him from when both were at Malaga, increasing bid to €30m apparently, know idea what he’s like but sure a few posters on here will, also the most important MP and H⚒⚒⚒.




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13 Jul 2019 08:46:29
I have no idea what Haller is like, I would take the consensus of opinion that he’d be a great signing for us, unless it looks almost nailed on as rumours suggest, we are desperate for a target man upfront and Hope plan B is in place if not? We need a big strong proven battler and scorer up front, doesn’t have to be somebody unobtainable that is a dream, just a realistic prospect for us. I see no problem with age within reason for a target man, maximum say 30 as that still gives another couple of years providing no serious injury problems! I think it’s more important to have slightly younger players elsewhere apart from GK. ⚒⚒⚒.




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11 Jul 2019 17:23:49
What about Diego Costa, I would have him all day long at the right price, Premiership experience, absolute nightmare for defenders, scores goals, fancies a return to the Premiership apparently, yes please, the fans would love him👍⚒⚒⚒.




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11 Jul 2019 06:57:52
Markwhu, agree with your reasoning about Hernandez, if he does score that amount of goals it won’t be through his own workrate that’s for sure. Bideford is bang on with his assessment of him, his work rate is appalling, non exiistent off the ball, you can’t consistently afford to have non contributors in our league or team! If he bangs them in, then all will be forgiven, he is on £140k to do just that, but for me an anonymous squad player!




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10 Jul 2019 08:15:14
it has become very tiresome reading about Gomez, Gomez bloody Gomez, he clearly is not interested in WH! I think some managers are glory seeking toward the fans with some so called marquee signings that are unproven in the UK by offering contracts that are an insult to a number of our existing players! What discord and upset this can cause in a squad, that is poor man management to Me, we are a TEAM as are all others, look at previous examples of ours who are no more than maybe decent players on a good day, Hernandez £140k, Arnie £120k, disgrace, we should follow Spurs wage structure, they have some far better players than ours on a lot less money! Continued Success and results can’t lie!




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08 Jul 2019 19:08:46
Sdblue1, I don’t go for throwing derisory remarks to posters on our site, I think you were very restrained in being so polite in your responses, which is to be admired👍I personally wouldn’t have been inclined to make such a passive remark, so well done you👍Iron Mike no longer posts on here?





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16 Jul 2019 19:03:04
Mercer, thanks for the mention, poor old Markro felt left out😂🤣 I know nothing about Haller so rely on opinions of all the posters on here, but they are all unanimous in there comments on him, so can only hope he lives up to expectations but his stats look really good. I make no comments on suspect signings as we are linked with so many and a lot are pipe dreams! Can’t wait for the season to start, so bloody boring without the Premiership. Just hope they all stay clear of pre season injuries? ⚒⚒⚒⚒.




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12 Jul 2019 14:43:21
Jason, you never know mate, might think he has a point to make at Chelsea, could work for us👍⚒⚒⚒⚒.




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12 Jul 2019 07:09:39
Markro, that why we need him👍 Premiership is no home for lightweights, we already have our share of them, we need battlers and if they score some goals as well, that’s a massive bonus. ⚒⚒⚒.




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11 Jul 2019 19:34:31
I’d have him all day long at the right price, in fact posted earlier how he apparently fancies a Premiership return? I would love to see us go for him👍👍My type of front man big, strong, ruffles defenders, scores goals, yes please👍👍⚒⚒⚒.




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08 Jul 2019 07:38:22
I cannot see the benefit of signing any player where it has been stated they prefer to play elsewhere whether it is true or not, especially when they have not experienced playing in the Premiership and living in the UK, that to me is very unwise! It is far easier for them to play in Europe with another club overseas as the standard overall in the leagues is not as high as ours! Of course there are huge amounts of overseas players that successfully make the transition and settle in the UK, but I think it’s far better to bite the bullet and pay extra to buy a striker who at least can play in our league! We are WH and I find the comments like this one’s not good enough for whatever reason not applicable to us, we are not a top 6 club yet, so we need to get realistic about this!