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06 Jul 2023 22:15:22
Evening ED002

Are there any new transfer updates to report please? Anything would be much appreciated

Dabber Hammer 2

{Ed002's Note - Steidten wants Zakaria, I assume instead of Alvarez. Makes little sense to me unless Borussia Dortmund push ahead to sign Alvarez.}

1.) 07 Jul 2023 16:20:34
Surely Zakaria isn't seen as direct replacement for Rice considering his injury record?

I think we will definitely go for a another holding midfielder, hoping Alavarez still.

2.) 07 Jul 2023 18:32:06
quod patientia sit virtus ?

3.) 07 Jul 2023 19:59:05
I think that's something a lot of our fans lack, me included. Doesn't help us having dithering Dave at the helm who it seems doesn't want to buy young talented players, if rumours are believed he completely sabotaged talks with Alex Scott's representative after Noble and Steidten worked hard to get the meet.

4.) 08 Jul 2023 09:26:13
By all accounts, the meeting was between Scott, Moyes, Steidten and Noble. The last two had worked really hard to sell the West Ham concept, but Moyes say impassively throughout the meeting and showed no interest. When the young lad asked Moyes about first team opportunities, Moyes declared nothing is guaranteed. All he was looking for was a reassurance that he would get the opportunity to develop and be given a chance, given West Ham’s record with young players under Moyes. The Argyll Gargoyle refused and Scott said he wouldn’t play for the Hammers and would be better off staying where he is. Steidten and Noble were furious. Cracks at this early stage indicate a major flaw in the new recruitment model and could signal the beginning of Moeys’ dosnfall

5.) 08 Jul 2023 09:27:15
….Moyes’ downfall. Fingers crossed.

6.) 08 Jul 2023 12:16:03
And unfortunately this is going to be the problem. We are 1 of only 4 teams yet to make signing. I don't understand why we have Steidten working hard on players when moyes shuts deals down! Ridiculous

7.) 08 Jul 2023 18:16:17
Bloke on hammers chat made a good point, who would have leaked the story out of Moyes, Noble, Steidten? I doubt any of them would so it doesn't quite make sense all things considered I don't think it's actually true and I hope it isn't for the clubs sake, as much as I don't think Moyes is the man to take us forward.

Hopefully this week we will start to see some serious movement, Zakaria looks the closest for now.

8.) 08 Jul 2023 22:29:17
I’m sure others would have been at the meeting. Alex Scott wouldn’t have been on his own, would he?

9.) 08 Jul 2023 23:58:46
The rumour was that he was with his father. We'll likely never know the truth maybe the meeting never happened, the problem is that its believable Moyes would do such a thing.

If Moyes isn't going to let Steidten buy younger quality players so the club can progress then he needs to go.

10.) 13 Jul 2023 11:26:48
Apparently we are quibbling over a £3million difference over SCOTT with BRISTOL CITY wanting £25 mill and we are only prepared to pay £22million.⚒⚒⚒

11.) 13 Jul 2023 15:36:35
greetings Whorya yes if we want the boy one needs to cough up pronto! Dec is being sold one way or another so no excuse for stinginess from Ebenezer Sullivan etc



14 Jun 2022 21:09:58
Evening Ed02, hope all's well with you. Could you possibly give us an insight into who you believe were focusing on at the moment please. Any insight would be much appreciated.

Dabber Hammer 2

{Ed002's Note - West Ham has eight players out of contract in the summer and a further five entering their final year. Like most clubs, money remains tight, and they could look to cashing in on primary assets (such as Rice or Bowen) to help raise transfer funds. The club could look to a couple of loans to help out and need to assess the youngsters they already have on the books as the out of contract and aging players will not be around for much longer. There needs to be a plan and that has been lacking for a long time. The wage issue needs to be addressed as a matter of urgency or the club can expect FFP sanctions. I would think it remains frustrating for West Ham fans not to have seen the striker position not resolved as we go from window to window. The club need, ideally, at least one GK, a versatile FB, a CB (perhaps two), DM, CM, wide players and a S. They could save on the DM by trusting in NV and perhaps need to promote Pierre Ekwah who is going to have a very good future.

They have been actively scouting a huge number of players as usual and seem to be unable to focus their efforts. Players where some level of interest has been shown by West Ham United:

Alphonse Areola (G) WHU Have an option to buy or extend 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. Maybe, depending on other options.
Bartlomiej Dragowski (G) Has asked to leave Fiorentina for more game time. Looked at by WHU as an option if Areola does not sign with Southampton providing an option.
Andriy Lunin (G) Borussia Dortmund have him as their first choice - player wants to kickstart his career away from Madrid. West Ham offer a loan option. Marseille provide a wildcard.
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) Crystal Palace, West Ham and Southampton may look to offers to the player who is out of contract in the summer. Spurs interest has gone.
Ola Aina (RB) Torino are willing to let him leave and return to London - Chelsea and Crystal Palace were previously approached but West Ham United may offer an option with Johnson and Fredericks out of contract in the summer, and even then, they seem well stocked. Crystal Palace have cover for the position but could do with someone younger. Leeds have declared an interest. Chelsea should probably not have sold him but have other targets. Lille offer a wildcard option.
Calvin Bassey (LB/CB) Leicester are open to him re-signing whist Aston Villa, West Ham and Crystal Palace have looked at him. Rangers will resist a sale by trying to price him out of the market.
Nayef Aguerd (CB) Rennes have been given the opportunity to profit on the player by Marseille but have made clear they are not looking to sell – but they will at the right price. Southampton and West Ham are amongst clubs who sent scouts to watch him and West Ham have followed this up with an offer – West Ham should be able to complete this.
Duje Caleta-Car (CB) Newcastle and Wolves approached Marseille about a January transfer but he stayed in Marseille. There is sustained interest from West Ham with ex-Marseille scout Georges Santos joining West Ham. The player sees these clubs as a step down and wants Champions League football but that is not an option for him at this point in time. West Ham have messed around the lady who does the negotiations on behalf Marseille in the past, and she sees them as unprofessional, so it will be more difficult to reach any agreement and she has already rejected a proposal for a loan with an option to buy. She will be speaking to Wolves again if West Ham do not match their financial demands, which are very reasonable. Would need a hard sell of the Newcastle project. Marseille are very keen to move him on after the grief of last summer. West Ham can complete this one if they fail with Aguerd or are looking for two CBs.
Nathaniel Phillips (CB) West Ham interest remains. An ideal Ogbonna replacement at a good price – would be a good buy for West Ham. Something can be done at the right price but I suspect he will head elsewhere.
James Tarkowski (CB) options are Everton, Newcastle and Wolves. I suspect the long-term interest of West Ham has gone after failing to sort out a transfer previously but as a Free Agent he could be attractive.
Niklas Stark (CB/DM) Hertha wanted a new contract agreed rather than see the player depart as a Free Agent in the summer. They also promised him the role of full-time captain in the future. There have been enquiries Werder Bremen, Dortmund and West Ham. Will head to Bremen.
Malang Sarr (CB) Loan target for Roma, Milan, Strasbourg and West Ham.
Evan Ndicka (CB) Expected to leave in the summer. An option for Newcastle and West Ham. Watched by Manchester United and Arsenal.
Nikola Milenkovic (CB) Milan, Inter and Spurs have an interest in NM but Milan will need to sell to raise funds and that may be a problem. Something could be done with Spurs and he is their first choice. Interest of West Ham remains but he will seek a Champions League team.
Dan-Axel Zagadou (CB) Borussia Dortmund want a new contract signed but he can leave as a Free Agent and would not be seen as a huge loss. There is no finesse about his game but his "representative" is trying to get him a move to the Premier League and has spoken with at least West Ham, Manchester United, Newcastle and Everton. It would seem unlikely that he would be a first choice for any given he is effectively only cover at Dortmund. Hoffenheim are lkikely to take a chance on him. The player has had very significant injury issues with his knees and must be seen as risky.
Nathan Ake (CB) Time to move on with the player previously expressing an interest in a return to London - West Ham and Crystal Palace offered solutions but the only firm interest is from Newcastle. May stay in Manchester. Milan interest has gone.
Malick Thiaw (CB) now 20 Schalke are looking to fend off interest in the player hand have him extend his contract. There have been enquiries from West Ham and Sturm Graz that will go nowhere, but an offer from Milan could attract the player.
Sven Botman (CB) Milan or Newcastle could look to him. Will be available, but not until the summer, and many PL clubs have been scouting Lille including West Ham who were told they would not discuss Botman. Emerging as first choice CB for Newcastle.
Michael Keane (CB) Everton want to keep him, West Ham have an interest.
Di'Shon Bernard (CB) West Ham have sent scouts to Hull to watch the Manchester United loanee who was at the Chelsea Academy.
Abdou Diallo (CB) Newcastle have a declared interest - PSG will be willing to sell. Milan will offer a loan with an option and that might be more attractive to the player than moving to Newcastle. Plenty of scouts, including West Ham, have watched the player.
Benoit Badiashile (CB) Has been scouted by West Ham and recommended to Newcastle who are stumbling around trying to recruit players but are getting turned down - they have a clear preference, so a move seems unlikely. Manchester United interest seems to have moved on but Chelsea still have him on their lengthy list of options. If Kounde departs Sevilla, they have the player as an option.
Alex Kral (DM) West Ham will probably not sign him on a permanent deal opening the door to Monaco and Montpellier.
Marc Roca (DM) Offered to Real Madrid but they have a preferred option. Roma interest will go when Matic arrives. West Ham and Leeds see him as a replacement for potential departures. Leeds will likely win out.
Guido Rodriguez (DM) The club have said that if someone comes up with his €75M release clause then he can be sold. There is no interest at that price but Arsenal have watched the player but without further departures do not need another DM player. It seems very unlikely the player would want the move after only being in Spain since January 2020, although Real Betis would be open to a sale. A reasonable fee might be €20M-€25M - but that may not be enough for them. If Liverpool are interested, it would not be as a Wijnaldum replacement but more likely a Fabinho replacement - makes no sense. Potentially on the list for West Ham as a Declan Rice replacement.
Jerdy Schouten (DM/CM) Recommended to West Ham buy their Chief Scout who had been interested when at Marseille. Inter may be an option. Missed 6 months with injury but has since proven his fitness. Inter see him as cover.
Harry Winks (DM/CM) Spurs have told interested sides he is not for sale but if the player were to ask to leave the coach would be supportive of that. Aston Villa moved on from Pape Sarr and made an enquiry about his availability in the summer. If West Ham were to sell Rice they might offer an option - as perhaps Manchester United might as a possible Matic replacement. He would provide an interesting option for Everton. Leicester might also be a possible destination if they were to lose Ndidi, but they have a preferred target in mind. Southampton have declared an interest. Likely to stay under Conte.
Josh Brownhill (CM/DM) West Ham had an interest when he was at Bristol City and I suspect it remains. Leeds have him on a list of options if they lose Phillips. Watched by Everton and Aston Villa but perhaps not first choice for either.
Jobe Bellingham (CM) Everyone and their dog is interested. I would forget him.
Weston McKennie (CM) Fiorentina would like to take the player and Juventus are looking to add a leading CM and need to raise funds and offload, ideally Ramsey and Arthur - but an option would be to sell Weston McKennie to Spurs or Bayern Munich who have both have shown an interest - although it seems to be waning in Munich. A representative of Juventus was in London for talks with Chelsea about another player and was asked to meet with West Ham who have declared an interest. I am not so sure the player would be interested. Juventus will keep him if they cannot raise €30M from a sale. Spurs may win out.
Aaron Ramsey (CM) agent prompted a WHU enquiry – nothing will happen with West Ham.
Jed Wallace (RW/AM) Rangers have an advantage as they can negotiate his signing as of January when West Ham, West Brom and Newcastle will need to wait until he leaves Millwall in May. Seems very unlikely.
Jesse Lingard (AM) Needs to move on. Everton, Newcastle and West Ham may offer options. Something can be done with West Ham the player may continue to look for different options.
Antonin Barak (AM) West Ham see the player as an option to Jed Wallace and Jesse Lingard. Newcastle has an interest. Was to stay in Italy with Napoli but the clubs are far apart on price. Again Spurs are keen.
Guus Til (AM) Spartak purchased the player from AZ after a significant return in terms of goals. Sadly, he did not settle and the goals dried up. A loan back to the Eredivisie with Feyenoord has been very successful and attracted the attention of a number of clubs. Marcel Brands was very keen on taking the player to Everton to replace Gylfi Sigurdsson but the interest left with Brands. Wolves provide an interesting option as it is a position they would like to strengthen. Feyenoord and the player would like a permanent deal but the funds required would likely be too much of a stretch for them. West Ham are another side looking for an AM player, and although they are one of many clubs to have scouted the player, they have preferred options. Ajax have not declared an interest, but they are fearful of losing Naci Unuvar and that could prompt them. The player has made no secret of his desire to move to Germany if he cannot stay at Feyenoord. It will be interesting to see what happens with what is a potentially significant talent.
Noa Lang (LW) was purchased for a €6.5M option from Ajax by Brugge last summer and was due to be sold on at auction. Brugge say there were no acceptable offers last summer, but with "most" English clubs having sent scouts to watch him, West Ham, Arsenal and Leeds have declared an interest. Borussia Muenchengladbach consider him an option if Marcus Thuram leaves - but they don't wish to sell. The player comes with serious baggage which is why Milan seem a little nervous after showing a great deal of interest. I am not aware of any approach by Liverpool but they have had scouts watch Lang as he is doing well. Brugge will look for perhaps €30M in the summer.
Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (LW) Napoli, Torino, Borussia Dortmund and Lokomotiv Moscow have spoken with Rubin Kazan who were not looking to sell in the summer. However, his agent is hawking him around the Premier League clubs with, according to him, West Ham, Southampton and Leeds showing some interest. Will move to Napoli.
Keane Lewis-Potter (LW) Hull youngster who has attracted the interest of London sides, Brentford, West Ham and Spurs.
Stephy Mavididi (LW) Right footed LW who has struggled to settle in Italy and France after leaving Arsenal. An approach from Southampton was turned down in January. There have been enquiries from West Ham and Marseille.
Lucas Ocampos (LW) Wolves were keen but opted for Chiquinho and the interest of West Ham is as an option to the likes of Khvicha Kvaratskhelia to bolster the left side of their attack - but they need to focus on sorting out a striker and get away from the scattergun approach.
Giovanni Simeone (F) Cagliari need to sell to cover themselves financially and will listen to offers. They had hoped that Atletico would come in with a good offer but that hasn't happened. West Ham have a long-term interest and spoke again with his representative, but he would need to be matched with a Centre Forward due to his size. Sevilla have had an offer rejected but could return. Hellas Verona could buy and sell on - Juventus are keen. Arsenal see him as an option to Jesus. Everton and Leeds have sent scouts to watch him. Player will look for a team playing European football.
Charles De Ketelaere (AM/LW/F) There has been interest from Nice and Lorient who were worried about losing Terem Moffi. Leicester and Milan are keen. West Ham and Arsenal have watched him but taken it no further. Wants Champions League football.
Gabriel Barbosa (F) Agent has been doing the rounds in England offering the player on a loan with obligation to buy deal to at least Aston Villa, Newcastle and West Ham. Now being offered around mainland Europe and further afield - most sides still see the risk as high but Barcelona may offer an option.
Mohamed Bayo (S) Clement Foot have no interest in selling cheaply although have noted that Brighton, Chelsea and West Ham have had scouts at games watching him. It is difficult to see how a Work Permit would be obtained for England unless paying well over the odds for a player often described as clumsy. Don't rule out a West Ham offer.
Jonathan David (S/AM) Lille, like many French clubs were hit hard by the loss of broadcast revenue and will need to sell some of their more valuable assets even though they do not want to. Jonathan David is valued by Lille at an unrealistic €60M with Real Madrid keen if a deal cannot be reached for Haaland. Another option for Madrid might be to pay a deposit on a transfer for 2023 and leave him at Lille. Real Madrid may try and negotiate Eden Hazard being included in a deal. There is likely to be plenty of interest in him for a summer move if his price comes down a little - West Ham, Inter and Arsenal are three clubs cited having sent scouts to watch him, no doubt there have been many more. It is difficult to see the player being interested in a move to West Ham.
Youssef En-Nesyri (S) West Ham and Manchester United apparently, via a third party, have made an approach to ask about availability and price for the player who has done well this season, but has not set the world alight previously. Will be off the AFCON when it comes around. Makes little sense given Sevilla are not looking to sell and would demand around €50M but there remains the thought both sides could look again. It would be doubtful he would be a starter for Manchester United. Arsenal has also shown interest in the player as a replacement for Lacazette but they need to raise funds to balance the books and could only be a viable option if a significant sale were made or a player used in exchange.
Joao Pedro (F) Discussions are underway for a move from Watford to Benfica. He was a player caught in the WHU scattergun but they cannot offer what Benfica can. Newcastle have a declared interest - I cannot see it going anywhere and they are in talks with another. Liverpool may offer a wildcard option.
Divock Origi (S) Heading elsewhere.
Patrik Schick (S) Not going to happen.
Folarin Balogun (S) is frustrated at the lack of opportunities at Arsenal and his "agent" is again offering him around with interest from Saint Etienne, West Ham and Bayer Leverkusen.
Cyle Larin (S) Brighton and Nottingham Forest are keen with West Ham and Everton enquiring after the availability of the Canadian.
Armando Broja (F) If he were to depart there are far better options already available to him.
Ben Brereton (S) Blackburn have no interested in selling the player previously of interest to Arsenal and Liverpool, although West Ham, Bournemouth and Sevilla have declared an interest, and the player would likely be attracted by the options.
Emmanuel Dennis (S) He only joined Watford a few months ago and they would not be looking to sell as they regroup in the Championship. Caught by the West Ham scattergun - not the solution.
Hugo Ekitike (F) Heading elsewhere.
Bamba Dieng (S) Availability of the player was asked about by Newcastle during discussions over another player. He only joined in the summer and is not for sale unless a very good offer is made. Crystal Palace want to talk to the lady from Marseille about him. West Ham may have caught him with the scattergun.
Darwin Nunez (S) heading elsewhere.
Antoine Semenyo (S) Identified by the Chief Scout as a viable option for West Ham.
Valentín Castellanos (F) well respected Argentinean who River Plate want to take the left sided forward from New York City. West Ham have had the player watched on a number of occasions but continue in the scattergun approach which has failed repeatedly to resolve striker issues. Leeds have a enquired after his availability but there are two factors that need to be considered - firstly, the player says he wants to move to River Plate as a Julian Alvarez replacement (but they cannot afford him) and could the City Football Group look to ease a move to another of their sides to see how he develops?
Gerard Deulofeu (LW/RW/F) journeyman player who Udinese have been using as a striker seems unable to settle anywhere may return to England with West Ham or Brighton. Napoli offer an option.
Taiwo Awoniyi (S) Newcastle has an interest. Of interest to Southampton and Newcastle. Caught by the WHU scattergun as well. Again, something may be possible for Newcastle.

1.) 15 Jun 2022 14:48:09
Who is the NV you say we could trust in at DM? Vlasic? How does that resolve the DM issue which isn't his position by any stretch.

2.) 15 Jun 2022 14:57:37
Wow think that's the most comprehensive post I've ever seen on here fantastic info thanks Ed

3.) 15 Jun 2022 19:20:27
Ed02 thank you so much for such comprehensive information. In my opinion your posts are far and away more valuable to us than listening to the lazy journalism designed to stoke fires and sell fake news …. very much appreciated as always

{Ed002's Note - Thank you.}

4.) 15 Jun 2022 22:48:26
thanks ed02 insightful as always

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}

5.) 16 Jun 2022 22:33:28
Can’t believe the limited response to Ed02 ‘s update on our current situation! Why would people on here rather whinge and bitch about the crap they’ve read in the Mirror rather than comment about information provided by someone who is quite obviously in the know? Discuss this rather what some journalists mate heard in the Dog and Duck!

6.) 17 Jun 2022 08:52:04
Great post ed thank you
Why are we in so badly off financially
Top great finishs in the league the last few seasons tremendous europe run and we pay very little towards our stadium
Yes covid hit but it hit every club and the haller and anderson deals were terrible especially no sell on clause with haller
There is something a miss or am i missing something apart from our club being run awfully

{Ed002's Note - I have explained before, I don't want to open it up again.}

7.) 17 Jun 2022 16:00:48
As i said since having covid i have problems remembering things
But i'm thinking it must be down to awful management
The money the daves take out in interest rates is that were most of it going am i on the right lines
As everything i read seems to show that

{Ed002's Note - It is a bigger deal than that.}

8.) 17 Jun 2022 16:49:50
Thanks ed do appreciate all the work you guys do bring us info we can trust

{Ed002's Note - It seems to again be fluid with West Ham and the Dildo Brothers.}



20 May 2022 12:25:10
Ed02 I know you're probably incredibly busy but when you can could you possibly provide an update on our transfer targets please. Many thanks in advance

Dabber Hammer 2

{Ed002's Note - West Ham has eight players out of contract in the summer and a further five entering their final year. Like most clubs, money remains tight, and they could look to cashing in on primary assets (such as Rice or Bowen) to help raise transfer funds. The club could look to a couple of loans to help out and need to assess the youngsters they already have on the books as the out of contract and aging players will not be around for much longer. There needs to be a plan and that has been lacking for a long time. The wage issue needs to be addressed as a matter of urgency or the club can expect FFP sanctions.
I would think it remains frustrating for West Ham fans not to have seen the striker position get resolved as we go from window to window.
The club need, ideally, at least one GK, a versatile FB, a CB, DM, CM, wide players and a S. They could save on the DM by trusting in NV and perhaps need to promote Pierre Ekwah who is going to have a very good future.
Remind me in a week or so and I will try and add detail.}

1.) 20 May 2022 15:29:04
Ed02, thank you, much appreciated as always

2.) 21 May 2022 10:09:18
Cynically if Man City and Everton can ignore FFP rules then why take them seriously.

{Ed002's Note - Both are potentially going to be punished for doing so. If West Ham wish to do the same, then why not? Obviously West Ham would need to accept any punishment that goes with it. The club is already has a huge wages to turnover issue that will see, at the very least, a crackdown coming from the Premier League with a number of other sides. If the owners decide that they wish to make the club unsubstainable and no longer a viable business, then your proposal is the way to go.}

3.) 21 May 2022 13:19:59
That all sounds rather bleak.

{Ed002's Note - The club has repeatedly taken the scattergun approach to strikers and have now recruited someone who can do a much better job with recruitment, if he is allowed to.}

4.) 21 May 2022 15:07:57
Just with strikers? If we had a plan we wouldn't be in the positions we are in now with so many players needing replaced.

Hadn't realised we were in such a precarious position off the pitch regarding wages. Hopefully Kretinsky has a plan to increase our revenue as I couldn't imagine our current owners having one. Although I could be wrong generally have little clue when it comes to that kind of stuff. I seen we extended our betway sponsorship for 6 years at 10m a year that seems quite small compared to other clubs.

{Ed002's Note - Wages is OK as it is borderline - there are clubs far worse off.}

5.) 21 May 2022 16:48:17
Do you have an idea of much we could spend in the summer? Keep seeing 150m suggested.

{Ed002's Note - It depends on sales - if West Ham were to sell Bowen and Rice, then that would go a long way to raising significant funds. But with players out of contract there will be a need to manage this summer well and a good start will be to sift through any youngsters and loan players to step up. Then, fix the striker issue and decide if the club want to push for a young up and coming CB (like Di'Shon Bernard who the club have been watching), or a strong, reliable and well thought of player at perhaps a reasonable price, Nayef Aguerd, who the club have also been watching. The club need to listen to the advice of Georges Santos.}

6.) 21 May 2022 18:05:21
Well that's tempered my expectations here's me thinking we would keep our 2 best players, go sign a CB, LB, DM/CM, ST, and maybe a winger.

{Ed002's Note - The books have to be balanced. Sell Yarmolenko for £90M and WHU should be in a good place.}

7.) 21 May 2022 21:58:24
I did say cynically Ed, not suggesting West Ham do it, but I bet Man City and Everton get slapped with a wet fish.

8.) 22 May 2022 21:45:37
Thanks ed
With how well we done in europe wouldn't that have gave us a bit of wiggle room
As for me selling rice unless we get £150m is out of the question this window and i'd overprice bowan too
Im with you with the youth team we have some great prospects and hope they can get a chance in to the 1st team
There a lot of frees we should be looking at to but we need to move quickly which has never been our strong point

{Ed002's Note - West Ham has done well but having disgruntled players is not a great idea. West Ham need a planned approach but must fix the age old problems with CB and S. Having multiple targets to start is fine, not honing the list down to 2 or 3 or 4 makes no sense and might leave the club where, for example, West Ham are already in. Year in, year out it is the same. This year, WHU have a great scout on board 0 and need to listen to him. We will see.}




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14 May 2023 11:07:06
Unfortunately it looks 100% nailed on were going to lose Declan Rice in a few weeks and personally I'd like to see him join the very best at Citeh. Not only do I think he deserves the best of coaches in Pep but also they have players that I'd take in part exchange plus cash. If we got £50-60m plus Phillips and Walker I'd be happy. 2 starters and good dosh to add to the war chest. I'd then look at Guendouzi so that we could have the Hair Bear bunch in the midfield with Downes, Souchek needs to be moved on. I then go back in for Calvin Bassy, he's had a decent season at Ajax and can play LB or CB, we should have got him last year rather than go for Emerson imo. We then need to improve up front so it makes sense to see who goes down. I see this being Southampton, Leeds and Leicester and out of them only Ihanaecho floats my boat. As an addition the lad who scored against us on Thursday Reijdner (apologies for any incorrect name spellings) could do a great job for us. I think that little lots well doable.


Walker Zouma. Aguerd. Bassey


Phillips. Paqueta/Guendozi

Bowan. Scamaca/Ihanacho. Benrama

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1.) 14 May 2023 15:01:29
Lamptey zouma aguerd bassey
Ward-prowse onana paqueta
Bowen Abraham kangin-Lee
That for me . maybe another CB, take Maguire on loan, at Leicester he was a good player and a good aireal threat, dunno how long zouma is go be playing for

2.) 16 May 2023 07:33:18
Walker will never leave for us. He left Spurs because he wanted to go back up north. Scammacca is obviously gone. Abrahams would suit us perfectly. He is always fit, scores goals consistently and a London lad. He would cost £60-70m, but he's a good age and a good fit for us. I'd also like to see 2 of Gallagher, Philips and Ward-Prowse join us. Philips is the is obvious replacement for Rice. Finally, I'll be surprised if Ariola wants to stay. He'll want to be France's no.1 and he won't being sub at West Ham.




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Daisy this is why I get confused and annoyed with you sometimes. You don’t know this is what will happen ….keep positive ?

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14 Aug 2023 00:14:10
We bought Scamacca last year from outside of the Premier league, nobody had heard of him and guess what ….it didn’t work out . How many times have you seen Fofana play and what makes you so certain he’ll be better than what we’ve already got? I don’t understand why you would think somebody is on a different planet to options who have played in the PL?

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14 Aug 2023 00:09:22
My lord! The sooner Sullivan visits this site and asks the Eds for some of your personal details so that he can contact you about becoming negotiators the better …. I bet he didn’t kick himself about doing it sooner so that we didn’t miss out on Aarons!

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14 Aug 2023 00:05:04
Are you guys for real? Why would you wrap Paqueta up in cotton wool? Do you want us to sell our best player? You can’t play the first game of the season without him just because City have said they’d like to buy him …….

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15 Jul 2023 08:10:25
Any information provided would be greatly appreciated ED

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{Ed002's Note - I can tell you from this post that Kamada will not be joining West Ham.

Pablo Maia (DM/CB) Sao Paulo are having to cut their squad size and are willing to listen to offers for a number of players including Maia. Whilst Fulham and West Ham have indicated an interest to his agent, unless playing well over the odds, obtaining a Work Permit to play in England will be difficult. May head to Portugal. Agent also spoke with Nottingham Forest and Genk.}




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26 Aug 2023 19:47:36
Who gives a s**t! 3 points and top of the league! You’re negativity is now just frankly ridiculous! I tell you what I’m done ….you whinging, negative, miserable people can have this web site, I’m off as I not going to waste any more time reading your utter bollox! Enjoy wallowing in your own misery!

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26 Aug 2023 19:01:08
We’ve been brilliant going forward ….I really don’t know what more you’d want?

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21 Aug 2023 12:20:38
Point taken Whitby. What a journey that is from Whitby to Stratford every other week, you must be knackered by the time you get home? Cost prohibits me from doing it as we have 4 teenagers to fund but once they all bugger off I’m putting my name on the season ticket list! ?

I’m going to wave the white flag of truce here as at 53 years of age I really shouldn’t be bickering with fellow Hammers on a forum. It’s after all a genuine love of the tribe, chosen through nature or nurture that drives all the comments on here, positive or negative. COYI ?

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21 Aug 2023 05:19:03
Oshee we are actually joint 4th (only 6th because alphabetically are after Liverpool and Tottenham) so a great start to the season

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21 Aug 2023 00:27:47
Good to see you back on here Chelmsford, you weren’t the feller I was sitting with in the hotel bar last week in Fuertaventura were you! ?

Mike I chose to support West Ham in 1980 as a 10 year old, I’m Cheshire born and bred and live only 40 miles from both Liverpool and Manchester but didn’t want to be a sheep and support the clubs everybody else in the area did. My brothers the same but he chose Arsenal ….sad git! I like a lot of what you post on here buddy but disagree with that point you made.

Whitby, I haven’t seen anything Mike has put on here that warrants comments about wanting to knock him out ….

Tinlegs, you and your mates are glass half empty and have made many comments on here designed to wind people up. I get it a lot of you don’t like Moyes and his style of play but Mike is right in that the last 12 months on site have been toxic because of the constant moaning and whinging about Moyes, Sullivan, Brady, Kretinksky, Antonio etc etc . We are West Ham, The Happy Hammers, most people outside of Londons 2nd favourite team! Its bloody great following the Hammers! We’ve just won a trophy, have made a good start to the season, are playing in Europe again, will have some more signing coming in and life is good ……enjoy it boys! It could be worse, we could be Everton fans! ?

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