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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.




03 Sep 2020 19:48:12
If, and it's a big if. We do stay away from injuries we may do ok. Moyse has done well since his return and we do look fitter, faster and stronger. on top of being more organised.


1.) 03 Sep 2020 23:41:15
Our left flank will be our undoing no matter how much fitter and stronger the side looks.

2.) 04 Sep 2020 05:29:37
your right Billy. Neither cresswell or matsuaku can defend our left side.

3.) 05 Sep 2020 20:01:41
Can I add right flank to my above post please?




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25 Jan 2021 12:05:38
I think Sullivan Gold Moyes are being prudent with the money. After the MP spell where everyone was purchased for vast amounts and even bigger wages, this time they are taking their time. Moyes has brought Bowen, Soucek, Coufal. proper players, and possibly Benrahma, although that is still 50/ 50. If he feels he can get through to the end of the season with just Antonio then we have to go with that, and who's to say he's wrong? With the lack of fans it's costing the club £2m each month, we have to remember that.


1.) 25 Jan 2021 13:55:19
I was wondering how much it is costing the club each months me especially match days at home. I’m still getting money back for my season ticket aswell for us not been able to go. So times that by how many others.

2.) 25 Jan 2021 15:55:50
Couldn’t agree more good post mark 49 strikers in 11 years most sold on at a loss I’d take take a striker on a 6 month loan with the option of buying I know a few fania saying benteke has not done anything since his villa days he is the type of player that you need to get good service to from crosses to his heading ability’s both at palace and pool they whipped crosses across the floor and with frank lampard leaving Chelsea maybe that’s the end of there interest in Declan rice.



19 Jan 2021 22:27:05
Good win tonight against a dogged team. Glad Antonio is back. Had Haller played he'd have fallen over or been 20 yards from the area Antonio scored!
Think our defence is the best it's been for some time, although I think it's time to look for a new keeper. If we could get Pope for £30-35m he'd be my choice. It'd be like a Phil Parkes signing.


1.) 20 Jan 2021 07:40:11
Markwhu, loved the H comment🤣😂could have been me saying that👍Didn’t see the game as I don’t have BT, but listened live on Talksport! As you say our defence is terrific, really pleased Bowen scored as well, shows great effort up and down the pitch, he should almost be an automatic choice up front for me?

I commented last season that we should be looking for another first choice keeper, Fab has been terrific for us but could have an injury problem that reoccurs. Now age is creeping up? Pope would be a good buy, I also like Darlow, but as always it’s who is available when this is such a specialised position? ⚒⚒⚒⚒.



19 Jan 2021 12:05:23
Tricky game tonight. Big Sam will pact the defensive third. Fancy 1-0, although 0-0 wouldn't surprise me.


1.) 19 Jan 2021 16:30:54
We really ought to win it. Our defence has been top class recently and we have a range of attackers who can score.

2.) 19 Jan 2021 17:07:03
Snodgrass not even in West Brom squad, could that have been part of the deal, for this game at least they he doesn’t play against us?

3.) 19 Jan 2021 17:22:46
I Was surprised when I saw the WBA line up with no Snoddy, as you say Stevie, reckon it could have been part of the deal? Hopefully we will be to strong for them tonight, but never surprised at results against any teams in the PL!

4.) 19 Jan 2021 17:34:17
We need to score first and score early as big Sam will park the bus, at least if we score first it should open them up a bit, COYI⚒.

5.) 19 Jan 2021 19:03:25
Snodgrass not playing turns out to be part of the deal good assist good goal.



09 Jan 2021 23:45:43
The S*n are reporting we're about to offer Watford £30m for Sarr. Certainly quicker than Haller!


1.) 10 Jan 2021 07:41:20
Was thinking that last week he was great last year and would only get better. i'd definitely play him down the middle.

2.) 10 Jan 2021 07:59:02
I liked watching Sarr in the prem, he terrorised defenses with his pace, if there’s one thing defenders don’t like, it’s pace.

3.) 10 Jan 2021 11:44:06
Lads your right. He does possess pace. However he’s a winger! If Moyes thinks he can convert every winger he sees into a striker he needs to think again. Unlike wingers, strikers don’t get time in the box to think and consider what they are going to do.
If Sarr was £10m I would take a chance but £30m It’s a ridiculous amount to pay for an experiment.
Take the £20m and go and get Adam Hholzek from Sparta. Prague .

Just my humble opinion. 😁😁👍👍.

4.) 10 Jan 2021 19:06:51
I always thought he could be a really good striker. Pace, power, knows where the goal is. And he's use to the PL. Better than getting an unknown player again. just look at haller.

Jmagine the front team.
Benhrama fornals bowen
Soucet rice.



07 Jan 2021 00:08:20
I think it's time for us to search for a new goalkeeper. Fabs has started to get a few injuries. Over the years we've had some good ones: Parkes (best ever), James, Green. I'd like us to make a statement like we did with Parkes and buy someone like Pope. Henderson would've been a perfect fit for us.


1.) 07 Jan 2021 10:53:32
I think Fabs has been one of West Hams best signings in recent history to be fair. I agree he is starting to get a few niggles here and there and we probably should start thinking about the future.

David Martin and Fabs both have contracts that expire in the Summer. I recall we are looking to offer Fabs an extention and I imagine Joseph Anang is pretty close to being promoted to the senior squad and be the third choice goalkeeper. Whether that means we go for another keeper in the next two windows I don't know, but i agree Nick Pope would be an OUTSTANDING choice.

2.) 07 Jan 2021 10:58:04
Ondrej Kolar from Slavia Prague would be a great shout in goal too, probably cheaper than buying Pope, or other already established names in the Premier League.

3.) 07 Jan 2021 12:47:26
Don't forget we also have Trott who whilst at Wimbledon had for a long period the most shots stopped stats for all 4 divisions.

4.) 07 Jan 2021 22:24:38
I think a keeper with more size and presence than fab who has been superb for us since he signed and i think pope would have top clubs after him and a few clubs in front of us in the pecking order i really like the saints keeper alex mcCarthy
but we shall see.




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22 Jan 2021 21:56:45
Tammy Abrahams doesn’t play every week,? and when he played against he was sharp. £30m would probably get him. He’d be my choice.




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10 Jan 2021 09:45:02
We offered Bournemouth £13m for King last summer allegedly. He now has 6 months left on his contract, therefore the £13m would be reduced considerably to £8 or £9m. In today’s market £8-9m is small fry. At that price King is worth a wager. I’m not a fan of his, yet for the amount it’s a no brainier.
Haller makes his debut today at Ajax, what’s the odds he scores a hat-trick!




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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.




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08 Jan 2021 20:52:52
Personally, I don’t rate King. His injury record is not the best. We’d be better off with Giroud or Abrahams.




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02 Jan 2021 22:53:19
Was he the player who reportedly dumped Southampton to move to China for £625k per week? Is he not then another Arnautovic. a mercenary?





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25 Jan 2021 22:42:20
Think Lingard would be a good signing. Sell Lanzini and buy Lingard.




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23 Jan 2021 22:57:57
Benrahma needs to start shooting sooner. His work rate is good enough, but I don’t see a man who will score more than 5 goals for us.




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17 Jan 2021 10:50:32
Yesterday was probably our strongest and best team. THe only change may be Benrahma and Masuaku. Although, that position is a conundrum, as both offer something different.
I’m a big fan of Rice/ Soucek/ Fornals/ Bowen. I think they’re The hardest working midfield unit we’ve ever had.
Although we have Liverpool or Mancs in 5th round of cup, neither worries me. This side of ours is unlike other teams of the past, they grit things out. For some reason, I fancy our chances of the FA Cup this year.




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17 Jan 2021 10:44:18
Hopefully he won’t sacrifice Fornals.




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17 Jan 2021 01:11:08
Benrahma had a good game today, but he’s not a £30m player.

I think today’s starting line up is out strongest starting line up up. I think Rice Soucek Fornals are a very solid 3. They’re fit strong and never show signs of mental frailty.

Ogbonna has to be poty! Man is a superb centre back.