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13 Mar 2022 12:00:36
Seems as if this is becoming a Political talk site? Would it not be better to keep it to the site it's intended to be used for, we all see so much information on the TV and must confess I tend to overdose on the News and current updates.
Tough game today against Villa, they have so many capable of scoring, will get commentary on Radio hopefully, we really need to get 3 points to remain in contention for a top 6 slot which I think realistically is the best we can hope for?⚒⚒⚒

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{Ed002's Note - {Ed002's Note - I completely agree. There are huge amounts of misinformation being posted Chelmsford. As you say, a tough game against Aston Villa today. And to try and prompt some discussion on transfers and the needs the club have in the summer, we can start by looking at the GKs where there are issues:
GKs who might depart before next season or have been of interest to other sides:
Alphonse Areola (G) WHU Have an option to buy but the player may resist citing lack of opportunities and may look for a high-profile club. West Ham would like to keep him – will need persuading.
Lukasz Fabianski (G) Out of Contract in the summer and available as a Free Agent. West Ham could look to an additional year to ease a serious GK problem.
David Martin (G) Out of Contract in the summer and available as a Free Agent.

GKs where some level of interest has been shown:
Alphonse Areola (G) WHU Have an option to buy but the player may resist citing lack of opportunities and may look for a high-profile club. West Ham would like to keep him – will need persuading. Unlikely.
Bartlomiej Dragowski (S) Has asked to leave Fiorentina for more game time. Looked at by WHU as an option if Areola does not sign.
Gaëtan Coucke (G) Genk sold Coucke to Mechelen in 2020 as he was letting in a couple of goals per game - and he is still letting a lot in. His agent has said Ipswich Town and West Ham have asked after him - it is unclear why as it seems he is nothing like good enough.
Emiliano Martinez (G) Aston Villa will resist a sale but Spurs see Martinez as a potential longer-term Lloris replacement and West Ham see him as a Fabianski replacement. Manchester United want to avoid signing a new goalkeeper but could be forced to look to him. If WHU were to make an offer the player would likely look to the role of Areola before deciding. Unlikely as the cost will be significant.
Sam Johnstone (G) Spurs, West Ham and Southampton may look to offers to the player who is out of contract in the summer. Possible.


1.) 13 Mar 2022 13:56:34
Ed?Thanks for all the additional info as well on GK’s that we really do need to make our mind up with if we have no intention of buying Areola, which I can only suspect could be his current wage at PSG? I cannot see Fab being capable of retaining the number 1 spot past the end of this season?
I don’t want to seem to be unsupportive or heartless of the poor Ukrainian people, as I am as sickened and appalled as anybody by the mad, evil Russian slaughtering thousands of Ukrainians and other nationals for his own warped lying ideals, Where will this all end?
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{Ed002's Note - I think I will move on to the RBs next.}


2.) 13 Mar 2022 16:11:04
Ed, I thought Fabianski signed for another year, maybe use him as a number 2, would Pope be available if Burnley go down?

{Ed002's Note - I thought the extra year ran out this coming summer.}


3.) 13 Mar 2022 19:08:12
Reasonably sure Fabianski is secured for next season.

{Ed002's Note - OK.}


4.) 13 Mar 2022 23:02:40
Pope or Meslier for me if either of those teams go down.

Johnstone is a good shot stopper but I hear his kicking is poor and he flaps at crosses. Would rather have areola.


5.) 14 Mar 2022 10:45:35
West Ham have been linked with Johnston got a couple of seasons now and I think he would be a good signing out of contract so no transfer fee and his distribution is good and quick something which Fab and Areola lack. What about Henderson who isn't getting game time at Utd

{Ed002's Note - There is plenty of interest from elsewhere, but none from WHU at this time.}


6.) 14 Mar 2022 20:50:48
Yes its sometimes dearth of other opem convos that leads to some of my politicking and maybe others' too. Goalie situ interests me greatly. Martin maybe shoulda had more of a chance - 36 not old for a keeoer vut kate to make ones mark ; he is mocing on in the summer?


7.) 14 Mar 2022 20:37:42
fabs recently signed a 1yr extension


8.) 14 Mar 2022 22:42:20
Martin is a training ground keeper no where near the level needed. He only got game time for us due to how bad Roberto was.


9.) 15 Mar 2022 10:33:21
Fabs signed a 1 year extension last March which runs out this June. I can't find any info anywhere to suggest he's extended again and every site I visit to check still has his contract expiration at June '22.


10.) 15 Mar 2022 19:53:59
Looking around the internet Billy and Ed you may be right. Seems lots of press that a deal was to be signed in mid Jan, but none saying it was signed. So maybe it does run out in June after all.


11.) 18 Mar 2022 16:28:03
As long as we don't wait til Sept, then panic it has not been signed; nor do we have a replacement on the horizon. This seems to be our Modus Operandus on transfer related stuff.


12.) 21 Mar 2022 00:10:50
Spot on iron.Al martin isn't very good and roberto was probably the worst keeper ever to pull on a west ham shirt thers a heck of a lot of good foreign keepers but if burnley go down which i don't think they will then POPE is a decent keeper and probably the best english keeper about as i don't rate PICKFORD one bit anyway EVERTON are candidates for relegation as they are shocking at the minute big frank relegated i'd laugh my bollocks off were he to get them relegated as he never once showed west ham any respect when he was sold.


13.) 23 Mar 2022 12:08:17
Whorya yes and Lampard is attacking his own team now too - it will all end in tears rather shortly - perhaps with, as you say, relegation.


 

 

17 Aug 2021 16:57:07
According to Manchester News, the EPL website states Jesse Lingard as a West Ham player loan for 2021/ 22 season, just saw this online trawling for WH news?
âš’âš’âš’âš’.

Chelmsford1944

1.) 17 Aug 2021 17:30:50
Yes, I saw that too. It’s a strange one. I wouldn’t make too much of it.


2.) 17 Aug 2021 18:12:39
Hasn't he only got 1 year left on contract? Makes no sense man u would want to loan, someone being mischievous probably or a simple typo.


3.) 17 Aug 2021 19:35:38
I don't see it happening well not this window anyway
Scored for them tonight.


 

 

15 Aug 2021 08:06:30
Imo I think Think we will get Lingard before the window closes? After reading the D Mail interview with J Redknapp there seemed to be innuendos there was a possibility of him coming to us? I think the "10%" chance was another smokescreen from DM.
I definitely don't want to see Bowen used in any deal with the Scousers or anybody, he is DM type of player that grafts in a game so I can't see DM sanctioning that?
Keep what we have at WH, it's not a big squad, but big enough for the PL even if not for Europe, that would take seasons of consistency of top 6 finishing and investing, not 1 season! Can see us getting 3
Points today at the Toonâš’âš’âš’âš’ COYI.

Chelmsford1944

1.) 15 Aug 2021 10:41:12
Pointless us getting in Europe in the first place then wasn't it and shows the true ambition of the club?


2.) 15 Aug 2021 11:13:29
Our squad isn't even bug enough for pl, 1 striker, 3 cbs, not much to talk about when covering Central midfield either.


3.) 15 Aug 2021 11:30:40
Rather a silly statement to make that it’s “pointless getting into Europe” no club plays to lose, if you get to a Euro position in the PL, that’s great, but you can’t magic funds, I think they may be holding back money for Lingard transfer?


4.) 15 Aug 2021 12:01:50
Even with lingard we are still short squad wise, the first team is decent enough but as soon as injuries kick in we will be in trouble, as usual our transfer strategy is ponderous and seems to have no focus on what we need, we will just go for what's left ie what's cheap as clubs couldn't shift elsewhere.

{Ed002's Note - There is also a huge issue with the age of the squad.}


5.) 15 Aug 2021 13:06:16
Chelmsford as always you make very sound and reasonable points but I think we might have to sacrifice the likes of Bowen to be able to increase squad numbers. As mentioned on a previous post I think Bowen is worth Phillips and Origi …. not a bad deal. The only clubs really investing in new players at the moment are those with very rich owners or those that have a commodity to sell (Grealish etc) . I really don’t want us to sell our top commodity, Declan therefore we need to look at other ways to generate funds for deals. In PL terms we are skint, C.V. has hit hard and this will not be a normal transfer window. Areola, Phillips, Origi, Lingard and Rice retained with the loss of Bowen, Andersen and Balbuena would constitute a good window in my book. Any additional loans/ frees on top would be a bonus.


6.) 15 Aug 2021 15:08:39
Lingard and Milenkovic, will sign this month! 😀 Origi possible, 45 million the three!


7.) 15 Aug 2021 15:58:17
Chances of joining HAMMERS this month, lingard 95%, Milenkovic 75%, origi 50%! 😀. What do you think Eds?

{Ed002's Note - I am not going to give percentages but there is interest from elsewhere from Lingard but I suspect there is a good chance WHU will win out. Not so sure about Nikola Milenkovic but keep an eye on Duje Caleta-Car with the lady from Marseille arriving back in England yesterday. Origi is of interest to others but WHU might win out as they are a more attractive option in terms of game time. But the scattergun approach continues.}


8.) 15 Aug 2021 16:39:58
Thanks ed02.


9.) 15 Aug 2021 17:02:10
Thanks Ed 002.


10.) 15 Aug 2021 18:57:42
Bowen is worth more than origi and phillips.

I don't think it would be out of the question for us to sign lingard, origi and either Milenkovic or Zouma. I would be happy with that it would give us attacking options and plenty of cover. I do really like the combination of benrahma fornals and bowen they all give us something a little different and complement each other well but we will need to rotate and both lingard and origi would give us options. Between lanzini fornals noble ad Coventry they can support/ cover rice and soucek.


 

 

25 Jan 2021 11:20:27
More rumours that Chelsea will sack Lampard, I wonder if that happens it will scupper the Rice rumour mill about going Westbound? Hopefully if Lampard goes he may stay? âš’âš’âš’.

Chelmsford1944

{Ed002's Note - Rice was very much a target of Frank Lampard rather than the club.}


1.) 25 Jan 2021 12:18:00
Seems he has been sacked, such a shame.

Holding onto Rice will still be difficult with Man Utd and Liverpool possible interest in the summer. Will still depend on how we go second half of the season and who we bring in.


2.) 25 Jan 2021 12:44:41
He's now been sacked so expect to see him on telly punditry.


3.) 25 Jan 2021 13:06:37
Hes been sacked chelms. Brought a smile to my face aswell hopefully that sees Rice stay long term.


4.) 25 Jan 2021 13:25:46
Iron👍 Rice has been quoted as saying “I want to stay in London” the bad news is without Chelsea we still have Spurs and Arsenal to worry about, think we can rule out Fulham, QPR& Brentford😂🤣⚒⚒⚒.


5.) 25 Jan 2021 18:08:32
1. I can’t see the Davids doing any business with Spurs.

2. Why would Rice move to a lesser team like Arsenal?


6.) 25 Jan 2021 18:25:27
Given that FL has gone from Chelsea and the interest from may disappear from them but remain with other PL clubs maybe a new contract should start to negotiated with him and his advisors if west ham carry on performing as we have no reason why we shouldn’t resolve his aspirations for European football which will also attract a better quality of players.


7.) 25 Jan 2021 18:37:19
No business ever with spurs plus they couldn't afford him.

No point in going to Arse either and they again would not pay the minimum price of 80m.

Rice should stay and become a west ham legend we have the makings of a really good team with the correct investment and youngsters like odubeko, baptiste, diallo, johnson coming through in the next couple seasons we could be a European regular. Noble to lift the FA cup retire and become director of football.


8.) 25 Jan 2021 21:24:44
The him down to a new contract and reward him with better terms.


 

 

17 Dec 2020 18:21:58
Just seen on BBC football gossip text today,
"Declan Rice wants to move to Chelsea in January" True or False? We'll have to wait and see? âš’âš’âš’.

Chelmsford1944

1.) 17 Dec 2020 21:40:33
Chelsea will put him in the back four. With us there’s guaranteed game time, captaincy, CAM / CDM versatility and probably England captaincy eventually. WHUFC need to remove the salary issue I guess.


2.) 17 Dec 2020 21:42:48
Also we play Chelsea in 4days time. Convenient mind games to unsettle our stalwart.


3.) 18 Dec 2020 07:41:12
We need to accept if if he moves, that’s life, if we are offered opportunities in our own working lives, especially with big increases in salary, coupled with a huge signing on fee, no uprooting to move away, it’s got to be a win, win situation for him! He’s a stunning exceptional player with a huge future, we were destined to lose him at some time to Chelsea with his previous connection as well. We just need to get the right fee plus maybe a player or 2 to capitalise on a one off player? Big, big loss, but although seriously missed if he goes, no player is bigger than the club! ⚒⚒⚒.


4.) 18 Dec 2020 08:04:21
I have just looked at our players salaries for 2020/ 21 season! According to this list Declan Rice has 17 players earning more than him😮😮😮top earner Yarmelenko, followed by of all people Haller earning a whopping over 4 times Dec’s salary, I would stick my fingers up to the board, Taxi.
Absolutely insulting, what a way to run a club! If you’ve never seen the wage structure have a look online! 😮😮🤔🤔⚒⚒⚒.


5.) 18 Dec 2020 15:37:01
To add to the fire, there’s a rumour that Rice has just made his father, a season ticket holder at Stamford Bridge, his new agent.


6.) 18 Dec 2020 15:39:34
Also, in such a physical sport, when the next game you play could be your last, he needs to earn as much as he can while the sun still shines.


7.) 18 Dec 2020 17:36:12
At the top spheres of Football there are fortunes to be made by talented players and also the not so talented players! But yes you need to keep reasonably injury free and yes you are always only a game away from a career threatening injury! As long as you look after your fortunes and don’t gamble it away. Robbie Fowler owns a few streets in Oldham apparently, also lots of others been very shrewd, but others have drunk& gambled their lives into oblivion! However I see Rice as not remotely in the latter mould, seems to have his feet firmly on the ground! Good luck to him if he goes, but he will badly missed to say the least! The board are in for a bad time if it happens and the money isn’t reinvested wisely in the supporters opinions! ⚒⚒⚒.


8.) 19 Dec 2020 08:26:37
If he goes he goes WH will still be in good shape, yes of course we all want him to stay but it will be down to his decision. The good news is DM should have a good amount of money to invest in the team.
i do believe he will leave either Xmas or the summer and i for one will wish him all the best, its not all doom and gloom though is it, i don't think anyone thought last year we would be 7th in the Premiership approaching Christmas DM has done fantastic job on limited funds if DEC leaves at least DM hopefully will have a decent budget to work with.


9.) 19 Dec 2020 14:24:08
I’d like to see G&S pledge that any money raised from selling players will be reinvested in new players.


10.) 20 Dec 2020 05:23:13
Don’t think he will move in January. The important thing for me is how we go second half of the season and what gets communicated to him about his position, captaincy, and club ambition, as the summer is when the pressure will come on.


11.) 01 Jan 2021 19:31:24
I truly believe that rice is the most improved midfielder in the country look when he was taken off at H/ T against liverpool early in the season (rightly so) since then he's been superb and i think he's a C/ M and not a C/ B i'm my opinion.


 

 

 

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04 Mar 2022 17:04:32
Antonio has revealed it was Mark Noble that suggested the Yarmelenko Name on the back of the the Track Suit tops before the Wolves game and the recognition of the Ukrainian plight! ⚒⚒⚒⚒

Chelmsford1944

1.) 09 Mar 2022 10:36:23
In keeping with the overall class of our Nobes.


 

 

22 Jan 2022 14:50:57
Arelola in goal, Zouma and Soucek back for ManU game, Randolph on the bench, Fab must be injured of have the virus. Live commentary on Radio5 Live, or so it says ??COYI⚒⚒⚒

Chelmsford1944

1.) 22 Jan 2022 15:56:02
Been a bit scrappy so far both teams keep over hitting passes, getting caught on the ball etc. Rice has looked good cleaning up behind others and Soucek has done a heap of battling. Nice to have Zouma back too. Haven’t created anything yet but Man Utd have had more of the ball with only a couple of moments that looked a bit worrying.

Ronaldo just annoys me with his waving of arms, pointing, head shaking at officials. Even when he is offside it looks like he tries to point at his team mates, is he trying to even suggest it is them offside and not him?


2.) 22 Jan 2022 16:52:15
Can’t believe losing that


3.) 22 Jan 2022 16:54:29
Wow absolute rubbish amd another game where I've no idea what purpose Antonio serves. He looks lost out of form and clueless andits such a shame cause we were doing so well but we have no striker to put in when Antonio is not firing


4.) 22 Jan 2022 17:04:18
Tthis might seem bitter grapes but that was the quickest VAR check I've ever witnessed cavanni looked off and rashford was tight as well but UTD at home fergie favours and that i watched the game on tv and never see any check whatsoever, we are looking very short up top and lanzini not for me dowsnt dig in when the going gets tough for me but hey ho we lost against an average UTD team for me who are very beatable these days but too defensive for me frightened to pick youngsters all i hear about is our under 23s are full of talent we ain't going to get into champions league this year so people will say you can't throw kids in at old trafford but if they are good enough for me then age is just a number ask micheal owen.


5.) 22 Jan 2022 17:40:13
Yes watched it too and no check shown only a cheer when obviously the scoreboard announced it inside the ground. But don’t want to get caught up in conspiracy theories. We should have managed those last couple of minutes better from Fredericks shooting and giving the ball back to them, to Bowen losing the ball on the right too easily, bad game management.


6.) 22 Jan 2022 22:51:59
Just heard that ronaldo didn't tiuch the through ball to cavanni if he had it would have been offside Sdl what are the views on OKO-FLEX not getting any minutes as I've just watched him score goals at U-23s level against UTD,SPURS,LEICESTER,PALACE,ARSENAL now that can't all be no good and a different level but when he's bringing on yarmolenko,masuaku as match winners then i know i will get slated for slagging DM off as he's done well this season but at this rate we will top up tailing off to a 11th or 12th position we will never know if these younsters are good enough until you pitch them in and say go and enjoy yourself play with no fear or something to that orders as other teams will be pinching these players at dirt cheap prices.


7.) 23 Jan 2022 02:59:17
Oko-Flex looks good doesn’t he. I have only seen highlights but looks to have ability and the statistics are really good. Saw he got named on the bench against Arsenal and hopefully he gets a chance at some stage but you wouldn’t want him to step straight in and be depended on. He isn’t eligible for Europa as not home grown but could play as a sub I would hope before long in the league or FA Cup.

See latest story is Calvert-Lewin, would be nice but unless West Ham have suddenly morphed into another club can’t see that one happening.


8.) 23 Jan 2022 06:21:15
I understand that the reason the VAR check wasn’t shown is because the match wasn’t on live TV in the UK? Is that the case? We have every match live so hard to know, but it was so damn quick it was like they didn’t even check like they normally do.


9.) 24 Jan 2022 19:34:21
See that too sdl on the DCL story i can't see that happenning when have we ever put a bid in excedding €50 never and why would everton sell argubly their best player so not for me sdl.


 

 

09 Nov 2021 16:23:53
Very interesting article on DM in the D Mail today about his Managerial career?He is a fitness fanatic apparently and says the fitter they are the better they will play, he has double sessions of training!
Those that don't read the Mail, it's worth getting the article online online?⚒⚒⚒

Chelmsford1944

1.) 09 Nov 2021 18:59:27
Yes had a read - I normally check newsnow website once a day, if you have it set to search on west ham it throws up all the articles in news about them from the UK plus some overseas.
Interesting methods and interesting little snippet on his “failure” at Man U.


 

 

30 Oct 2021 18:26:04
I wonder if DM will field a stronger side against Spurs in the next round of the Carabao Cup now it's the quarter finals or at least have them on the bench, Rice/ Antonio? Could have been a worse draw? ⚒⚒⚒⚒.

Chelmsford1944

1.) 30 Oct 2021 18:46:52
Given that there is no game after it till after Christmas he may do. Depends on injuries etc no doubt as always a busy period but presently next game is 6 days later.


2.) 31 Oct 2021 10:52:21
Personally, I think he’ll carry on in the same way. It’s worked against the Mancs, plus it’s good game time for the rest.


3.) 31 Oct 2021 15:22:47
Yes couldn't agree more mark it's an important game given it was highly likely at the bottom of competition list but the quarter final against the spuds may well see a few changes but I reckon on the bench will be the key players to many factors to consider with the hectic Xmas schedule.


4.) 01 Nov 2021 01:59:44
The form and performances from RICE at the moment for me in his position he is the best in the world without doubt and that's not me being a loyal west ham fan. considering he was substituted at H/ T in the Liverpool game at the beginning of the season he is the most improved player as well he looks very happy at west ham and with the club looking like it will be invested in by a very rich and powerful genuine man then why would he leave we rescued his career at Chelsea where he was not doing great and with west ham and declans hard graft we now have the player in his position in the world bar none so let's fight to keep him at WEST HAM UNITED F/ C. COYI.


 

 

27 Oct 2021 19:25:53
Just seen the line ups tonight, phew, don't fancy our chances? Think we will be rolled over, But you never know???⚒⚒⚒⚒COYI.

Chelmsford1944

1.) 27 Oct 2021 21:54:04
I was thinking its about time we beat city. Probably would have rather beat them In the league!


2.) 27 Oct 2021 21:56:45
Wow fantastic win???I doubted us tonight looking at our starting 3 up front, but unbelievable win, didn’t see it coming, listened on Talksport, so exciting, atmosphere sounded electric ⚒⚒⚒⚒⚒⚒COYI.


3.) 27 Oct 2021 22:17:46
Well that was satisfying to say the least. Very good win watched the game and thought we played really well. They were probably the better over the 90 minutes but given the talent they have that was never going to be in doubt. But we troubled them a few times and could have snatched the win in normal time, Soucek missing a couple, Yarmolenko shot that got blocked. We defended well and Areola save from Stones header was brilliant. Areola had a great game with a few really good stops. I think we need to make sure Johnson is tied down as he will be the next one some clubs will come sniffing around. He brilliantly dealt with Sterling all match.


4.) 27 Oct 2021 22:25:15
Just waiting to see us get drawn away to Liverpool or Chelsea knowing how the draw seems to work for us.


5.) 27 Oct 2021 22:30:12
Chelmsford, we played very very well mate, we could have and should have won it in the 90 mins. Areola was amazing between the sticks. Five good pens, the place looked bouncing. Could do with an easy draw next round.
COYI
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6.) 28 Oct 2021 12:04:29
Whitby, my Daughter, her Husband and 3 boys were over there, they said it was unbelievable atmosphere over there, Pity is wasn’t live on TV, I got the highlights on Quest TV Channel at 10.30 last night, listening on Talksport to commentary, penalties were fantastic!

Areola as you say is a great Keeper, made some brilliant saves, will be an excellent replacement for Fab?

The whole team are grafting all the time, what a great ethic DM and staff have instilled in our team, solid at the back each and every one! Thought our attacking options to start was to lightweight to score goals, but as time went on in the 2nd half, I knew he would bring on the regulars up front when he sniffed it may go to penalties.

Fantastic time to be a Hammers fan⚒⚒⚒enjoy it while it lasts, well done all involved⚒⚒⚒⚒⚒COYI.


7.) 28 Oct 2021 20:20:54
Just out of interest Chelmsford are some games in the UK still not on live on any platform? It gets expensive in Australia but everything is covered live PL on Optus Sport, Europa League on Stan Sport, FA Cup on ESPN and EFL Cup on BeIN. Some are packaged up so you can buy them eg ESPN and BeIN on Foxtel (Sky equivalent) . Would no doubt prefer to get to the stadium once in a while but without that do watch every game.


8.) 29 Oct 2021 08:08:55
Sdl, yes there is a lot live on either BT or Sky, in fact we have been on quite a lot lately, but we weren’t on the Carabao Cup game live unfortunately! I have tried streaming on certain games when we’re not live on BT or Sky, but I’m not to clever on the art of streaming?so have to depend on TV highlights after! ⚒⚒⚒⚒⚒COYI.


 

 

 

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12 May 2022 12:13:33
Sdl, I agree with your comment, but if WH are desperate to retain him and he wants a release clause, why would WH or Rice not agree to it, if Dec doesn’t want it then he almost certainly wants away! Shame if he goes but we will do very well out of the deal to buy in the transfer market! ⚒⚒⚒⚒

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12 May 2022 07:22:44
If Rice was a new player that cost a huge fee that needed to integrate just like the previous transfer mistakes from overseas players WH have made on massive wages then underperform, then yes 8 years is far to long!

However does anybody not think outside the box in non Footballing terms about a contract and the players future for himself and family.
They are obviously like any human and their working life can be cut short at any time by an injury or accident, perhaps devaluing any future income at a young age!

What else should a club do to keep their most influential and consistent player but make him their top earner? If WH are trying their utmost to retain him, how many would be complaining we should have tried harder to keep him if not, we can’t have it both ways? ⚒⚒⚒⚒⚒

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11 May 2022 17:50:36
Hammer, Why not reward your best and most outstanding player to take us forward hopefully into Europe as the highest paid at the club, exactly the right thing to do imo?If Rice was to go it could start the trend for others to go if offers come in? ⚒⚒⚒⚒

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11 May 2022 07:59:58
Billy, whatever price is put on a player any enquiry is not going to start at the asking price, any club will value them way above what they want for him, you can only sell once plus Chelsea are not desperate to offload yet I don’t think?

Like selling a House or Car unless you are desperate if a club gets the asking price on the first offer, then they have undersold on price and can’t sell him again, Broja at 19 could turn out to be another Rice, De Bruyne, Salah, previously Chelsea have old all those players, lesson learned maybe, also they have the gem Gallagher on loan at Chelsea, what price will they ask for him, but my guess is they won’t sell him?

I read now we may go in for Watkins at Villa at £50m, imo
Better than nothing but not at £50m, doesn’t excite me, would prefer a chance on Broja at 19 if there was a choice? But a bit of a chance on the current asking price, but negotiated below the £40m could be good, how many 19year olds have we got up front doing what he has at S’oton? Could argue not many have been given a chance up front, but DM and staff see in Training who’s capable of shaking up Premiership defences?
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10 May 2022 16:17:06
It’s a case of supply and demand re Borja, which ups all prices in any form of business! I agree with Iron.Al re age and potential!
Not many teams aside of the present top 2 will you mostly see consistency, that’s why they are the top 2.
Yes maybe the fee is quite heavy, £40m is not over the top imo, possibly £60 is heavy, but if that’s the price and won’t budge then we will move on to a Championship hopeful, I see Brereton- Diaz mentioned again? ⚒⚒⚒⚒

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15 May 2022 16:52:39
Stevie, no finesse Ant unfortunately, he’s been in those positions so often and not capitalised just a bulldozer, but rather have him than not with the size of our squad?
Same old story but competing in Euro again next season we are desperate up front for new bods!
Emotional farewell for Nobes, felt quite choked for him but had a fantastic career??⚒⚒⚒⚒

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06 May 2022 08:17:31
DM has taken this squad as far as it can go, we are now boring due to lack of investment, run chase, work hard, bloody hell that might work against lesser teams, but not in Euro football! To many have lost their spark due to playing to many games, why not freshen it up with some youngsters at least give them a chance?
Where was the defence when Cresswell was stranded, I know we were chasing the game from the KO, we can all name names but that was a stupid, stupid foul and certain red for Cresswell, I get sick and tired of shirt pulling, arms all over opposing players, bad enough in opponents half or midfield, but at last man standing and away from home in a game that meant so much, words fail me!
Then we have the super subs come on, that may save the game for us, my god what a shambles even if we still had 11 players on and chasing the game, so bloody predictable!
The poor travelling hard core supporters should all be refunded by WH, just hope there was no serious problems after the game?
After such a successful season I feel I shouldn’t be moaning after fighting relegation for the last 3 seasons or whatever, but a serious overhaul is needed in the summer to incentivise our main players to stay if possible? ⚒⚒⚒

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29 Apr 2022 07:49:29
We could possibly have won on goal scoring chances, but Eintracht were by far the better team imo! I cannot see us reversing it in Germany at all. They are a slick classy side and look good enough to take the trophy.
DM’s tactics doesn’t change, the only game changer up front we have is Bowen! Yarmelenko isn’t a 90 minute player, but should have been given some time last night, he has proved it in the past, yet sidelined?
The atmosphere was amazing, but the super quick goal was a real blow, it was a lovely crossed ball, the marking was absent and of course he buried it, no chance for Alonso!
Zouma did not look fit to me at all, even in the warm up, the longer the game went on, his mobility looked lacking and he looked very vulnerable, was really surprised he wasn’t replaced.⚒⚒⚒

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18 Apr 2022 13:42:35
Stevie, I only care about our ⚒’s, sorry mate, of course I always want England to win, but not to the detriment of our players and club. ⚒⚒⚒⚒

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18 Apr 2022 08:18:47
Markwhu, totally agree with Dawson comment, he is immense for us, but I hope he’s completely off Southgate’s radar!??⚒⚒⚒

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