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16 Jun 2019 17:23:28
Just read, valencia have dropped out of maxi gomez deal.


1.) 16 Jun 2019 18:59:24
The reporting is all over the place. First both WH and Val have had £29m bids accepted, then, we only bid £25m which has been turned down, then Val bid hasn’t been accepted because they want to do a cash plus player bid and are over-valuing the player (or Celta are under-valuing him.

My conclusion: we are still in it and what MP wants, he usually gets.

2.) 16 Jun 2019 20:46:03
We should offer chica to Valencia to back off from Maxi Gomez. 2 birds one stone. I think they were interested at one point in the past.

3.) 17 Jun 2019 09:21:50
Good idea, but he’s on so much wages with us very few sides will look at him. It’s a bit of a Bale situation, I think.

4.) 17 Jun 2019 13:08:07
Chica also only has one year left on his contract, we are more likely to see Arnie go as we can still get money for him, unlike Chica.

5.) 18 Jun 2019 17:11:26
Give Valencia a cash break of 2 mil. instead of 8 mil. 6mil. get him off our wage bill and secure Gomez.
We all win.



15 Jun 2019 13:28:28
Sky sports claiming westham have offer accepted for maxi Gomez 29m with add ons, Valencia have also had bid accepted . please plz plz.


1.) 15 Jun 2019 14:04:19
Yes but only to make up the numbers never going to win it
Would be a great signing for us fingers cross that London and our salary can persuade him.

2.) 15 Jun 2019 14:26:30
Also reporting that we have made a 13m bid for Joan Jordan.

Hope Gomez picks us he can be our main man up top for many years he might struggle for game time at Valencia certainly less competition for that spot here.

Imagine if we do actually get all our business done early hats off to husillios and Pellegrini and Sullivan of course ;)

3.) 15 Jun 2019 15:17:16
Belbuena, Lanzini and Fornals all speak Spanish which helps. But what a great capture Fornals is, to add Gomez is the icing on the cake. Lanzini, Anderson, Yarmalenko, Antonio, Fornals, Wilshire are all quality attacking midfielders, most of those would get into any top 6 side.



06 Jun 2019 07:25:58
Were being heavily linked with claude maurice, this young fellas excites me . Can play out wide, or up top and even through the middle, could partner rice in the long term.


1.) 06 Jun 2019 08:56:29
Got to ask how he will partner Rice if he plays out wide or up top?
He could be his table tennis doubles partner when they are away on the pre-season training camps.

2.) 06 Jun 2019 10:05:35
I find it strange that some shoot down the likes of Hayden, who is English and has experience in the league, but get excited over some French lad we’ve never seen play and hasn’t had experience of the Prem.

One reason Fulham struggles last season even after spending was that they didn’t buy many players with Prem experience. Can we afford to have players get used to the league every year?

Give me Hayden all day long. Coaches are there to improve players and Pellegrini will do so.

3.) 06 Jun 2019 10:27:13
Long term they see his future as a center mid and sometimes you have to take gambles on forign players, who could be potentially world class, Hayden wont.

4.) 06 Jun 2019 11:01:10
I’d like to know where this opinion and knowledge comes from? We all pick out facts, statements and opinion to fit the agenda that suits us most but I find it strange it’s done with such regularity when it comes to football players.

And this isn’t a dig at you Irontodd. We all do it. I think it’s wise to take a punt on a youngster but when we need a midfield more than anything it would be better to sign him alongside someone with experience in the league. Hayden may not set the world alight but a season or three with him will allow any younger players to come through at leisure and develop naturally.

5.) 06 Jun 2019 12:26:37
carles alena?

6.) 06 Jun 2019 15:13:44
Hi bucky the reason fulham went down was they didn't buy well the only decent players they bought was MITROVIC and BABEL and to all those who said we should have signed MAWSON I for one said he ain't good enough his last 2 clubs have been relagated VIETTO wasn't given a chance but wasn't strong enough for our league imo and ANQUISSA £30 mill cor blimey my old China 28 mill too much imo they just didn't play as a team either. COYI.

7.) 06 Jun 2019 16:15:18
I believe many of our fans would have been excited with some of Fulham’s acquisitions because they are rated highly or have potential or play for decent clubs in Europe. Just the step up to the prem is difficult. They bought far too many players not used to the league and that’s what caused the issue for me. Buying a couple of players is fine but 5 or 6 that don’t know the league is a joke.

8.) 06 Jun 2019 19:12:50
Yeah Bucky like when they signed Nordveit would have been really excited If we signed him.

They did look like a really poor side, a side just chucked together and how they defended was appalling.

Hayden could turn out to be a solid signing though works hard gets stuck in. Just hard to say if his form was down to playing in an organised Rafa team that may have suited him more than how Pellegrini will play. Also the chance that in areas where he may be lacking technically compared to someone like Gomes could be improved upon playing the way Pellegrini wants to, who knows?

I don't think Hayden should be getting stick though he's rated up north and the reason for selling is that he wants to be down here for family.

I trust Pellegrini in making decisions on players but i'm not filled with confidence on how we have operated in the past with negotiations.

As for this claude maurice maybe eds can clarify if we are actually interested and how concrete it is?

I certainly like the thought of us spending decent money on young talent.



27 May 2019 19:30:35
Just heard were interested in Philip biling.


1.) 28 May 2019 15:26:46
Great addition if possible👍👍⚒⚒.

2.) 28 May 2019 18:44:47
Hasn’t he had injury issues this season?



19 Jan 2019 23:28:38
Our consistency is shocking . We could really push for that 7th spot.


1.) 20 Jan 2019 11:35:29
Soooo arnie deal now off? Wake me up please when this is all over lol.

2.) 20 Jan 2019 13:16:40
What is the truth behind this, some saying the Chinese pulled the plug, some saying we did. we can't have another Payet situation, I think we should agree around about the 40 mil Mark and get rid before it / he affects the rest of the squad.

3.) 20 Jan 2019 18:42:28
They ain't going to pay 50 million for ARNIE as they would have to pay almost that in taxes so a figure near 90 million as if no chance of happening I'd be happy to keep him if he sorts his brother out not his head his brother. COYI.

4.) 20 Jan 2019 22:01:18
I'm sick. of this saga. So we are stuck with Arnie who wants to leave, Perez who is unfit, carroll who is a waste of space and Hernandez who was close to joining valencia. What a shambles. Meanwhile spurs are looking at edin dzeko who Pellegrini had targeted and talks with gomez progress well?

5.) 21 Jan 2019 02:51:48
Interesting the Chinese links as can’t find anything in Asian sites and both linked teams Shanghai SIPG and Evergrande haven’t powered to clear space in their squads for him. The season starts in March and they can take transfers up to the end of February so if a deal is done West Ham would need to do it quickly as he could still move in Feb and we couldn’t replace him. But SIPG havw three foreigners and one additional Asian foreigner, Evagrande have 6 foreigners three out on loan. The Chinese Super League allows 3 foreigners on the pitch (Asian or other) and 4 registered. The Asian Champions League allows 4 foreigners (3 from anywhere and 1 from Asia) . I guess it could be they are thinking if they get him they have 6 weeks still to sell someone to a market that can buy players but it makes it harder for them. Surprised they haven’t looked at moving anyone if this is all real - can we confirm West Ham have received real bids from clubs or is this all an invention of his brother?

6.) 21 Jan 2019 07:38:59
Would it be a bad thing if this January transfer window was scrapped, it creates uncertainty, confusion, stop clubs from getting screwed from every direction but at least they will know who they have until seasons end! It’s then a level playing field within reason!

7.) 21 Jan 2019 09:32:13
Maybe loans only in Jan?




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14 Jun 2019 12:22:41
Fornals is a hammer . What a signing. Now striker and DM.




12 Jun 2019 09:58:43
Didnt think we needed another attacking midfielder but fornals is top draw . Maybe Pellegrini believes he can play a little deeper alongside rice?




05 Jun 2019 09:50:19
From Gomes to Hayden. Tipical westham.


1.) 06 Jun 2019 01:36:04
Totally agree TODD spot on mate. COYI.

2.) 06 Jun 2019 08:53:20
Two different players who bring different aspects to the game. Cannot compare them really. I think the only reason you may be feeling like its a big drop in target is because Gomes is the more exciting player given he is more creative. But he is not the best defensively, and that is where we need to improve massively, alongside, and as backup to Rice.

3.) 06 Jun 2019 18:18:32
Completely different style of play between these too. Hayden is a grafter that likes to tackle. Gomes good in the transitions.

I think they both had strong second halfs to the season. I do wonder how well Hayden would do in our side maybe he looked better in a well organised benetiz side or perhaps his game would improve further under Pellegrini.

Just got to trust Manuel's judgement.



23 May 2019 07:13:02
Kevin stootman has apparently been offered to us . I think he would be good signing . What's everyone else think.


1.) 23 May 2019 11:01:33
Would be a great signing but would still need a younger cm to come in as well being he 29 our squad age needs to come down.

2.) 23 May 2019 13:50:51
Had a number of injury problems like a lot of slightly older players, internationals etc possibly took its toll over the years, don’t feel we need to many more chancers! Let’s promote from within if possible or younger Championship players unless decent Premiership players excess to requirements are available without injury history?

3.) 25 May 2019 23:49:13
We need a C/ MID who can play alongside rice and close down and break up play in the middle of the park rather than letting opposition playmaker have time to look up several times before hurting us with a killer pass which unfortunately NOBLE can't he finished the season ok but just isn't quick enough to play this role and we can't rely on WILSHIRE because of fitness but IF and a big IF he could stay fit he's got so much ability jack but when you pick up injurys like him it's difficult and I feel his and every die hard hammer anguish sorry chelms mate I know you don't like him and truly get where your coming from mate but he's a very decent footballer whos been very unlucky another kieran dyer . COYI.

4.) 26 May 2019 16:38:45
Franck Kessie would be my choice. Box to box midfielder, only 22 and has played over 150 games in serie A.



21 May 2019 13:25:29
If we could sign wesley morals and David okereke . That would be some forward line . Both young with big futures and prices would be more reasonable. Then just a top box to box midfielder would cap a perfect summer.


1.) 22 May 2019 13:30:32
Those two strikers have never performed in a top league yet. I like them as prospects, but if they were our top 2 strikers going into next season i would be worried. Would be a huge risk.




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13 Jun 2019 10:47:43
I think fornals will play in a deeper position.




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06 Jun 2019 10:27:13
Long term they see his future as a center mid and sometimes you have to take gambles on forign players, who could be potentially world class, Hayden wont.




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08 Apr 2019 19:14:08
I would like to diop start over ogbonna.




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07 Apr 2019 02:44:47
To old . Too pricy.




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09 Feb 2019 18:20:27
Di canio for me.





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10 Jun 2019 07:52:09
Fredericks diop balbuena masuaku
Rice lobiski
Anderson lanzini arnautovic




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29 May 2019 11:22:05
Thanks . I'll have a look after work.


{Ed001's Note - cheers mate hope you enjoy. It is just a test run so far.}



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29 May 2019 07:33:12
What's podcast called.


{Ed033's Note - The podcast is called Ed001 talks to Syed about football



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23 May 2019 18:19:00
If left back I would like Tierney but I'm satisfied with masuaku for another year . Midfield wise I would like a box to box someone like kondogbia from Valencia and up top I like yussef poulsen from rb leipzig. Them 3 would be nice but very unlikely.




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19 May 2019 18:22:17
Arsenal don't want him, they have PEA and lacazette. Paper talk surely.