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19 Nov 2019 19:24:55
This is a message to the Ed's. If Manuel Pellegrini is sacked, who are the contenders to replace him?

Is there any chance we'd look at Julian Nagelsmann?


{Ed002's Note - I would put Benitez at the top of the list - but timing will be critical.}

1.) 20 Nov 2019 19:23:59
A storm is brewing at the London stadium and md thinks benitez may already have been lined up.

2.) 24 Nov 2019 10:38:35
Morning ed,
I'm guessing anymove for Benitez would involve large compensation monies for the Chinese club, do whu have the funds I wonder or more importantly the commitment to spend it?

{Ed002's Note - It would not be an enormous amount and yes WHU can afford it. It will be more to remove MP and his staff.}

3.) 24 Nov 2019 23:56:40
Thanks ed.

4.) 17 Dec 2019 06:46:50
Benitez has put it on record he won't be returning to england no matter what job becomes available fact.



04 Mar 2019 09:09:59
Does anyone know if we intend to try and sign Maxi Gomez again in the Summer?

I personally think it was a mistake not signing him in January and allowing him to stay at Celta Vigo until June.

Also, are we going to look at Stanislav Lobotka again?

I know we have been linked to Shelvey recently, and whilst he is homegrown, he isn't the box-to-box player we need.

We have Lanzini as the creative midfielder in the middle of the park, we have Rice as the defensive midfielder. now we need the engine. Lobotka is the better option.

If we insist on signing a homegrown engine, then I'd rather go for Ruben Loftus-Cheek.


1.) 04 Mar 2019 11:01:35
I agree.

2.) 04 Mar 2019 18:26:35
Reports that Liverpool looking at Gomez after Suarez reportedly recommended them.



07 Jun 2018 20:06:02
Any news on Joao Mario? Are we still looking at signing him?




01 Feb 2017 23:54:15
I can't help but think that one of the main reasons West Ham have been so poor at home this season is the size of the pitch. At Upton Park the pitch was 100m long and 64m wide. The Olympic Stadium is 105m long and 68m wide.

The players just don't know what to do when other teams that can actually play the ball around utilise the extra space. Noble and Obiang were chasing shadows tonight as the Manchester City midfield just breezed pass them over and over again.

Either the squad needs to work on that size pitch over and over again in training each day, or the club need to change to dimensions back to the size at Upton Park.

It's a tough choice. move the pitch away from the stands even further, or continue to play into the hands of opposition teams that pass the ball around.


1.) 02 Feb 2017 00:17:08
My understanding is that all the training pitches are the same size as the LS, Upton Park pitch was smaller due to the restrictions of the ground it self . I believe that the regulations regarding pitch sizes is quite strict .

2.) 02 Feb 2017 08:03:53
it' the same width as Palace and we played ok there.

3.) 02 Feb 2017 08:50:05
My mate who supports saints has been telling me since fonte had his medical that he's lost his legs and never been the same since euros

4.) 02 Feb 2017 10:02:13
Yeah I posted on this a few weeks back, they mentioned it on live commentary last night too that we should make the pitch smaller, but yes, our pitch is smallest allowed by EPL regulations, UP was smaller as we just couldn't make it any bigger



01 Feb 2017 16:15:48
Apparently we turned down the chance to sign Martin Caceres in January because he wanted £100k a week.

If Caceres was willing to join at £50k a week I think he'd be a decent signing.

I also think a short term deal until the end of the season for Didier Drogba would be a good bit of business.





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11 Nov 2019 10:24:01
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02 Jul 2019 08:03:37
Eds, can you please explain what the new FFP rule "change" means for a club like West Ham?


{Ed002's Note - It won't impact most clubs, just those with surplus cash to throw at wages. It means that a club like WHU can afford to pay higher wasges to try and attract players. In reality it won't be a concern.}



20 Feb 2019 14:29:12
I think Declan Rice is a great talent, with a big future ahead of him

But am I the only one that thinks an offer of £50-70 million would be a little too good to pass up?

Sell Arnautovic for £35 million and we could rebuild our entire squad by selling Rice, Arnautovic and a £30-40 million transfer budget.


1.) 20 Feb 2019 15:57:38
DIE_4, Every player young or older has a price, no player is indispensable or irreplaceable, but of course potential gems are hard to come by and maybe we have one in Rice? Providing he stays injury free, he can surely only get better and maybe his stock value will increase even more over the coming seasons. Unless a monumental fee was offered for him that we would find very difficult to resist, then I hope he remains with us for at least maybe 5 seasons? We want to build alongside our best players surely to progress as a Premiership team to encourage other top players to join us and progress, not to sell our prized assets to other clubs?

2.) 20 Feb 2019 20:36:42
I have to disagree. Yes it's a lot of money. but I thought we wanted to get away from being a selling club. why would we sell so early in his career.

Secondly, yes with both players gone. £100 mil would be great. but would you trust our board to replace and upgrade our squad? We saw what 100 mil got us in the summer.

3.) 20 Feb 2019 22:58:56
Spot on dave and look at our next opponents FULHAM they've spent best part of £100 mill if not more and look at them now i'm not saying that would be repeated if we were given that sort of money and if we have the slightest bit of ambition the squad should be built around RICE for me on ARNAUTOVIC if an offer of close to £35 million came in then yes and that's only because of his age simple as that but on our boards thinking then nothing but nothing would supriseme and I mean nothing that's 3 nothings so you know my opinion now. COYI.



15 Jan 2019 20:51:30
I get Arnie is likely off, and for the money being touted I'd do all I can to sign Maxi Gomez as his replacement.




27 Jul 2018 20:27:18
With Kouyate and Obiang seemingly out the door and Lanzini out for the best part of the season, surely we have plans for central midfield recruitments? We can't lose 2 permanently and 1 through injury and only sign Wilshere?

Surely this means there are plans for one, perhaps two new midfield recruits? And surely these must be nearer to completion than is currently being reported?


1.) 28 Jul 2018 10:18:02
Trust in MP (and don’t call me Shirley)




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12 May 2020 09:22:02
I think if Chelsea sell Kanye it will be incredibly difficult to keep hold of Declan Rice. I don’t see him requesting a transfer or anything, but I could see him saying that given the opportunity to play in Europe for his boyhood club, he’d like to explore the possibility and frankly, whilst I’d be disappointed to see him go, I wouldn’t resent him for it.

However, if Chelsea do come in for him, I am not sure she’d loads of money will be the offer. I can see all clubs offering player exchanges, loans and stagnated payments. If that’s what Chelsea offer I’d ask for players in exchange, which players would depend on who else we targeted and looked to sign (Emerson Palmieri, Reece James, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Billy Gilmore, Ross Barkley, Michy Batshuayi to name a few I’d consider asking for)




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31 Jan 2020 09:52:41
Reading that news article this morning made me chuckle. They really are the chuckle brothers.

I have also read that Marko Arnautovic was pushing for a return, but the Coronavirus and the grounding of all flights from China put a stop to it. Honestly, I wouldn't have been disappointed if he'd come back, but I don't think this was ever actually on the cards. I think all ex-premier league players playing in China have been linked with a return to Europe.

Jarrod Bowen is a good signing if it comes off. I'd be pleased with that.

I still think we are lacking in central midfield still if we get an injury or suspension. £8 million for Victor Wanyama is a bargain, something we should be all over. Spurs want him off the books and I am sure we could probably get him to come over.

We are also lacking in both fullback positions. Cedric Soares would have been a great signing at right back, available for £5 million, but now looks on his way to Arsenal.

Danny Rose would have been a decent signing for left back on loan although Tottenham probably wouldn't have loaned him to us.




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12 Nov 2019 18:30:13
I want to see us sign a defensive midfielder in January, but a mobile player in the mould of Kante or Ndidi (not saying to sign one of those two, but a player like them) .

I’d also like to see us play with 2 up top.




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01 Aug 2019 11:47:53
Aaron Long would be nothing more than a back up and that’s IF he was able to get a work permit.

I don’t see us letting both Ogbonna and Reid go, so if Reid is retiring then Ogbonna is going no where. Same can be said if Ogbonna is sold I see Reid staying.




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01 Aug 2019 11:41:48
Based on preseason, I get the impression Pellegrini is looking at playing 4-1-4-1 this season

Yesterday Rice put in a monumental shift for 60 odd minutes, didn’t play bad, but he was over run.

I think playing Wilshere, Lanzini, Fornals and Anderson in front of Rice is going to give us plenty of attacking threat, but seriously lacking defensively.

Just my opinion though.





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