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15 Feb 2021 19:44:50
Good victory tonight against a dogged Sheffield Utd side. 18 months back we'd have drawn or lost.




07 Jan 2021 19:17:15
West Ham have accepted Ajax £20m offer For Haller.


1.) 07 Jan 2021 20:29:36
So who is a realistic target to replace Haller?

2.) 07 Jan 2021 22:51:43
Haller Sorry to say he just didn't work hard enough.
How much will DM get to improve the squad that is the question!

3.) 07 Jan 2021 23:08:56
Well if haller does go let's hope it don't drag on and on getting someone in.

4.) 08 Jan 2021 07:50:20
Markwhu, I will feel vindicated on my continual harsh criticisms of Haller if the deal goes through? At least the Management feel the same as us critics, so we all couldn’t have been wrong, despite protestations about playing him out of position? Only trouble is, other clubs will now push up their prices knowing our need for an Antonio partner? Maybe look at some Soucek recommendations, if Coufal was one, what a player/ bargain he has been? ⚒⚒⚒⚒.

5.) 08 Jan 2021 12:16:35
Chelmsford me old mate your wish just came good. Sad but he really never looked like he wanted to be their even with goal of the month last month. Never seemed to smile.

6.) 08 Jan 2021 14:22:01
merceri, yes well pleased he’s departed, completely unsuited for the rough and tumble of the Premiership, which is no disgrace anyway! He should do better at Ajax as he will be playing for the equivalent of any of the top 3 here and if you can’t score with top calibre players around you, then you are lucky any decent club wants you! Ajax are in pole position and their league is not as competitive as the Premiership! ⚒⚒⚒⚒.

7.) 09 Jan 2021 04:00:04
Haller will score a bundle at Ajax as they play seriously attacking football, plus the Dutch league is inferior!
We let Haller go for £25m deficit. I wonder if there is a sell on clause?
Be good if we can get rid of Anderson now, although we’d be lucky to get £10m.



07 Jan 2021 00:34:23
Ajax have this evening 'supposedly' made a £20m bid for Haller. If we can get £30m I'd sell him.


1.) 07 Jan 2021 05:48:36
I think we’re also interested in one of their players, (Lassina Traore) so maybe a deal can be done?

2.) 07 Jan 2021 08:20:04
Markwhu, if that’s true, snatch their hands off, £20m would be a dream, offloading £6m a year wages as well, that’s equivalent obviously to £26m for him, 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉TAXI, ⚒⚒⚒⚒.

3.) 07 Jan 2021 09:19:31
When I saw this news, I thought, Chelmsford is a lucky boy, Christmas has come twice for him!

It’s a shame because he has the ability, but if it frees up funds to get Josh King I’ll be happy overall. We probably still owe Frankfurt £10mil ish in payments, so we’ll only actually be getting 10-15 mil to re-invest in a player.

Shifting Anderson on would be the best business we could do this window, although I’ll doubt anyone will want a winger who doesn’t even make the squad for Porto.

4.) 07 Jan 2021 10:46:59
I will hold my hand up and accept what we have seen from Haller in a West Ham shirt has not been to the standard we expected / hoped. I will say though, I think he is walking, talking proof of a poorly planned transfer. We signed him off the back of an outstanding season in Germany whereby he played as part of a front two that was often a front three. Jovic, Haller and Rebic as a front three were spectacular.

We haven't regularly played to Hallers strengths in my opinion. Instead we've put him in to a system and expected him to perform to the same levels based on the players we have that play that system well. Antonio.

5.) 07 Jan 2021 10:51:03
🤣😂Appreciate the thought TK, but rumours are just what they are until the deal is done, 🤞🤞🎉Wolves are sniffing around as well🤔🤔Anderson is certainly an enigma to me, maybe some top players acquire such enormous wealth, invest it sensibly then they lose the energy and enthusiasm for the daily rigours of training and Football especially if they have created businesses for the future that can take up a lot of time? ⚒⚒⚒.

6.) 07 Jan 2021 10:47:28
Eds. is there any interest in Anderson this window?

{Ed002's Note - The player is very keen to return to Lazio but Andreas Pereira on loan so a vacancy won't arise in his preferred AM position until the summer. WHU can pay off Porto and look for someone else to take him on loan as they have no need for him - which they may well do, else they know his value will fall away.}

7.) 07 Jan 2021 15:42:19
If keep Haller until the summer and hope his form improves. £20 mill is just not enough lads. I know his form isn’t great which is why the offer was half of what we paid. However, we should still be able to recoup £25-30 mil.
We also have to find a replacement and Josh King also played alongside Wilson at Bournemouth so would our system fit him?
I would try to get a striker in on loan and try him up front with Haller to see if his form will improve. We would have still needed an additional striker anyway right? If having the additional striker doesn’t improve his form, then let him go in the summer when we can dictate a better price. By then stadiums will be full and we won’t be held to ransom.

8.) 07 Jan 2021 15:44:30
Anderson is another story. It’s not about ability with him it’s about desire. He seems to have lost his desire for playing football. This seems evident if he cannot get into the Porto side.
The only people we can blame are Pellegrini and Husillos.
Did they make a good buy at all when they were at West Ham. The only one who gets a start out of everyone they bought is Balbuena.

9.) 07 Jan 2021 15:48:37
Stevie66. Lassina Traore was only played for the Ajax reserves for a year. Do we need a Dutch reserve player?
Look he may be OK but he may not be. I think we should really consider this. Do we need to take another gamblle?
I wouldn’t
He may have scored 22 goals in 33 games for the reserves but against who? 🙄🙄😳😳😳.

10.) 07 Jan 2021 18:45:15
Its crazy to think that if Haller goes we would not have one striker in the squad who was actually purchased as a striker even then haller wasn't an out and out striker he had Jovic and rebic getting beyond him.

The amount we lose on transfers is all down to gold and a sullivan for me they've been at West ham for quite sometime now and its only really looking like we have abit more of a strategy in the market since moyes has come in even now with what moyes the club it is so far away from having a solid recruitment set up he definitely has his work cut out for him, I'm sure I read he wanted some kind of director of football in place.

Also we can't loan another player as max is 2 at the same time.

Eds? How would you rate our chances of moussa demebele coming in? he's out of form which surely increases our chances out of the strikers we have been linked to in my opinion he's the best and as they say form is temporary class is permanent!

{Ed002's Note - I think that he would consider the options that he has and I am not so sure WHU would eb attractive to Moussa Dembele.

The options seem to be:
Moussa Dembele (S) has not reacted well to being on the bench for a few games and with Tino Kadewere proving his worth Lyon are open to selling. There has been a discussion with a couple of sides already but neither could offer him a starting role. Atletico Madrid hope to be able to offering the guarantees he wants and whilst he is not top of their list of replacements the player has said he is open to a move to Spain. David Moyes is a known fan of the player and might well see him as an option at the right price for West Ham.
Boulaye Dia (S) Reims striker who would need to considerably improve his strike rate but has been of interest to West Ham, Brighton, Everton and Marseille. Says he wants to play for Lyon.
Mariano Diaz (S) It is true that Real Madrid have the representatives of Mariano Diaz offering him around on ideally a loan to buy option as they continue to clear the decks ready for a summer spending spree. Diaz is an out and out striker who had a very good season at Lyon three years ago but is simply not good enough for Real Madrid where the goals return has been well below average. He has rejected loans to several clubs already inclding West Brom and Brighton - West Ham may offer solution but commiting to an obligation to buy may not be wise.
Marcus Forss (S) Brentford Striker being considered by Borussia Dortmund and West Ham. New contract so he can be forgotten.
Olivier Giroud (S) Numerous clubs have an interest but will stay at Chelsea until the summer.
Moussa Marega (S) seen by West Ham as a cheap option able to sign on a Pre-Contract in January. But perhaps no longer first choice.}

11.) 07 Jan 2021 22:03:46
See some rumours about Nzola any truth in those? He would certainly fit Moyes style of play.

{Ed002's Note - I wouldn't hold your breath, he has only just moved - 3 months ago.}

12.) 08 Jan 2021 19:48:05
Thanks ed.



26 Sep 2020 13:48:39
Reports are saying Rice has agreed a 5 year deal with Chelsea!


1.) 26 Sep 2020 14:28:06
Seen the reports but if the board haven’t given permission to speak to them blatant tap up and unless they meet the amount 80 million cash up front then no deal sell him in the summer.

2.) 26 Sep 2020 14:55:51
We will see if he’s in the squad tomorrow?

3.) 26 Sep 2020 18:02:10
Some mysterious injury might keep him. out lol.



06 Sep 2020 23:07:06
Burnley have said we need to double our £27m bid to buy Tarkowski. They say he's better than AKE (which he is in my opinion) and he went for £41m.





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20 Jul 2021 13:25:12
DR goes for £100m. We get Abrahams, Lingard, Tarkowski, Johnstone out of the money. That'd certainly improve our side.


1.) 20 Jul 2021 14:41:30
DR goes for £70m and Abraham. Go get Pereira from WBA for £20m, Areola on a season long loan, Tarkowski and still have money left over to pay for the bubbly at the shareholders meeting. If we lose Declan we would need a replacement so how about Frank Kessie?

2.) 20 Jul 2021 16:23:20
Its a no from me. Abraham worth 25m- 30m, lingard 15m-20m, Tarkowski 10m, johnston 15m. Non of then have any real sell on value except from say Abraham if he starts banging in 20-25 goals which i don't think he will. Max he scored in prem was 15. Follow by 6 the season after in a Chelsea team that creates a lot more clear cut chances than we will.

He also padded out his goald scoring record against lower league oppositions in the cup.

Let's say we can get areola on loan we shouldn't have to sell rice to fund those players.

Its far to soon to sell rice but we do I hope we actually invest the money in some good young talent. Say Adam Holzek and players of his ilk that if they reach there potential could be worth halaand money.

3.) 20 Jul 2021 17:08:30
Sad to say I think if Chelsea come calling he'll ask to go and I can understand that. But let's face it if Brighton can get £50m for Ben White from Arsenal Declan has to be worth twice that.



01 Jul 2021 19:05:43
Rice has turned down 2 deals. Hopefully, the board realise they have to pay Rice £150k each week. It's the going rate for a good player.




13 Jun 2021 23:25:17
We need Yamalenko to have a good Euros, therefore increasing his value. Plus we need to lose Anderson. Anderson did nothing for Porto, so that could dampen interest.


1.) 14 Jun 2021 10:47:18



23 May 2021 18:41:48
Do we go straight to the group stage of the Europa League?


1.) 24 May 2021 06:18:38
Yes mate, we’re guaranteed at least six group fixtures, we will play 2 games in September, 1 in October, 2 in November and the last Group game in December, then the knockout rounds start which hopefully we’ll be a part of, fingers crossed.



19 Apr 2021 11:36:53
The Super League will not be a 'Super League' with out Bayern Munich, PSG and Ajax. All three are major clubs.
On another point, could the Carabao Cup not be cancelled? It would act as a statement to both Spurs and Citeh.


1.) 20 Apr 2021 15:24:59
Since when did Spurs qualify as a big club? Last won the League 60 years ago. City and Chelsea were nothing until the money arrived. PSG? They may be rich but they play in a weak league and despite some Indy hundreds of millions have still not managed to with the ECL.

The whole thing is a disgrace, driven by the English clubs and Liverpool and United in particular.

Even is they extend Champions League paces to 6 it doesn’t work for them unless their places are guaranteed. If West Ham qualify then they are taking revenue that they believe they should have. It’s almost too ridiculous to believe but here we are.

The fans of the big six are generally in agreement that this is plain wrong.




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15 Jul 2021 22:56:46
If Traore is a reasonable price we can’t lose. If he can’t score he plays on the right. His fitness record is good so go for it.




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15 Jul 2021 21:15:31
I’d have Abrahams over Lingard. Lingard was great for us, but Abrahams is 4 years younger and a goal scorer. Lingard obviously doesn’t want to come to us.




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04 Jul 2021 19:26:39
Tarkowski would be a great buy. He’s a warrior, big and enjoys defending. £20m would be a bargain. Would he improve our team, the answer is a resounding YES.




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30 Jun 2021 21:37:03
£8m plus £4m saved in wages for a non existent player of the last 18 months is not bad business concerning Anderson. Yamalenko is having a good Euros, so that’ll increase his price. We could get £12-15m for him. Yarmas wages are reportedly £136k. That’s a big saving.
if both go we’ll get £20m in fees plus £220k per week saved in wages. It makes business sense.
DM is proving to be sensible. Trust him.




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30 May 2021 01:56:56
Benteke would be a good signing. He causes problems for defences.





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24 Jul 2021 15:40:36
I’d say yes on both accounts. Abrahams/ Barkley and £50m, Shaqiri/ Philips and £20m. That would be magnificent business. Squad would increase by 2 plus £70m also into the club.
If that could come off it would be the best business of the season. In effect we’d have received £70m cash, Plus £60m in players.


{Ed002's Note - You appreciate there is absolutely no chance of this happening?}



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20 Jul 2021 21:23:29
Abrahams has pace. Lots of it.




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20 Jul 2021 21:22:02
We do need Yamalenko off the books. He had a good Euros so hopefully we’ll get £5-7m for him.
If he went for £6m and with the sale of Anderson, that’s approximately £9m in and £200k each week saved.
interestingly, all of Pellegrini’s BIG signings have ultimately flopped. Each showed glimpses of magic, but Haller £45m, Anderson £36m And Yamalenko £20m have cost £100m odd and we’ll get a return of about £30m. Can’t say GSB didn’t back the previous manager. Throw in Wilshire and MP brought POORLY.




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20 Jul 2021 21:13:43
Lingard started like a house on fire, but the flame was going out towards the end.




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20 Jul 2021 21:12:03
If White is worth £50m, Rice is worth significantly more than that.