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30 Sep 2020 19:03:42
Whoever said we should sign Ross Barkley is a.

MikesIron

1.) 30 Sep 2020 20:43:39
That will be me👍👍.


 

 

30 Aug 2020 20:11:55
Many people, quite rightly, showing concern around a potential transfer for Declan Rice. With 2 weeks until our curtain raiser, time to be and act, as I believe West Ham are, a big club. I wouldn't sell now regardless. Our strength is the midfield. Rice, Soucek and one other is, in my own view, as good as anything outside top 8. Which is where we should be aiming.

MikesIron

1.) 30 Aug 2020 23:28:01
Sadly we aren't a big club, we have a big stadium, but let's face it we haven't won anything for 40 years, we have never qualified for CL, and we are fighting relegation most years, success for us won't come overnight it will be a slow building process.


2.) 31 Aug 2020 18:13:14
Couldn't disagree more, in the grand scheme of things, West Ham is a big club. Premier League virtually every season, big support base, London based, plenty of factors add value to a club. West Ham have plenty of features attractive to players.


3.) 31 Aug 2020 19:53:55
Can you tell me of another "big club " that is heading into a season with only one recognised striker?

We can all see where we need to improve yet nothing has been done

We scraped by last season and have done nothing to improve, I can see Rice going why would he want to stay when he can play CL football and win things elsewhere?

Like I said big fanbases don't make a big club we have a small club mentality we haven't improved at all since we left the boylen infact we have regressed, our transfer policy is questionable at best, simple fact is the best players don't want to play at West ham so its left until late in window and we over pay for players like haller which then has a detrimental effect on other transfers as there's no money left then.

{Ed002's Note - WHU are trying to add a striker. The transfer window is still open. Money is very, very tight.}


4.) 31 Aug 2020 21:17:18
I'm sure Manchester United went into the season after selling Lukaku with only 1 recognised striker. Are you telling me Manchester United aren't a big club?


5.) 31 Aug 2020 21:19:51
Pelegríni spent a LOT of money, and waisted a lot of money. The board can’t be blamed for backing him. Moyse is in an unfortunate position due to this. Fortunately his 2 buys, Bowen and Soucek have hit the ground running. Hopefully, if he can remove a few he’ll be able to buy again. Regarding ‘being a big club’, we are incredibly well supported, but NEED to win something. Chelsea were below us until Roman brought them, and then they won everything becoming a big club, although they did spend BIG. We need to win something. Why do we not target the League Cup. Mourinho and Guardiola consider it important enough to win, therefore we should. A cup is a cup.


6.) 31 Aug 2020 22:09:40
Mikesiron they had Martial and Rashford as strikers.


7.) 31 Aug 2020 23:18:38
Rashford had never been a number 9 for a full season before that point.


8.) 01 Sep 2020 07:19:17
A supposedly recognised so called striker means nothing unless they score goals, we have at least one of them in Haller! It’s just a hyped up name, does it matter what you call a players position up front if they regularly score goals? Antonio was never a recognised “striker” but adapted amazingly for us thankfully, all attacking players should be capable of scoring and assisting, no excuses in the
Premiership! I would be more than happy with Rashford playing for us, as well as Martial or Lingard as he is being linked with us after ManU apparently being in for Van de Beek, making Lingard excess to requirements which I find hard to believe?


9.) 01 Sep 2020 10:44:02
I keep saying it: if Haller has 30 PL starts, he will score at least 15.


10.) 01 Sep 2020 10:45:42
So what is your excuse for wanting to sign Lingard? A player who punters put money on to go a whole season for Manchester United without scoring or assisting. The same player who only got a goal on the last day of the season after a howler from Kasper Schmeichel. People need to think before they post this is ludicrous stuff. Remember, 'no excuses'. Looking forward to the response from this one.


11.) 01 Sep 2020 11:46:50
I agree Mikes

Lingard had one half decent season in 2017 - apart from that, he's been way below average quality.

I also still maintain that Haller is class - set up correctly and he'll be lethal.


12.) 01 Sep 2020 13:44:46
Mike, ludicrous stuff in whose opinion, yours? Just a question without being controversial!


13.) 02 Sep 2020 08:47:18
Gee I don't think it needs an argument, it's a game of opinions. I don't agree on Lingard but if on the tiny chance he did join I would love to be wrong then.


14.) 02 Sep 2020 09:46:14
Being a West Ham fan is synonymous with being a frustrated football fan. But there isn’t a club anywhere else in the world I would rather support.

We all have an equal right to express our opinions and, sometimes they contrast quite radically, but come on lads, don’t let it deteriorate into counter-productive, internecine stuff.

COYI!


15.) 06 Sep 2020 22:43:02
A neighbour of mine has just lost his job at GATWICK AIRPORT due to the virus and he doesn't moan half as much as some west ham fans like Ed said due to this we are in a proper recession and are going to be for a very long time so I ain't going to slag the board off as it only gives me the bollock ache but either MOYES OR SULLY didn't reckon DIANGANA was good enough and what I see of him in the premier league he looked a bit short of what is needed and doing it in the CHAMPIONSHIP always makes me very dubious of their levels of competing in the PL . COYI.


 

 

17 Aug 2020 20:51:13
Good to see Stuart Pearce return. I like our coaching staff, Alan Irvine is renowned as a fantastic coach and both Kevin Nolan and Pearce have ties to the club.

Still think Matty Cash for about £12M and Eze for a £10M plus Hugill, in addition to Soucek represents a good window for West Ham. Really can't see much, if any, more business done than that considering finances available.

MikesIron

1.) 17 Aug 2020 22:04:27
Agree with all of that, but if G&S/ Moyse do move a player or two on, there may be a little dosh to invest.


2.) 17 Aug 2020 23:32:42
yes Pearce will bring passion and grit back to WH i think our squad is now looking like a mid table side and any additions will only make us stronger. Of course i would like a few additions but with Pearce back i think he will bring out the best in Cresswell and Johnson.
Before we start buying we must unload a lot of under performing expensive players and let's not forget we will have snoddy back and Diangara who will be like a new signing.


3.) 18 Aug 2020 07:57:53
Wow that’s great to hear of Pearce returning, never knew until I logged onto this sight, thanks posters👍 Apparently had a frank discussion with the board and both agreed to his return! Don’t come more passionate then Pearce, let’s hope he can inject some into those that put less than 100% effort in, although hopefully we can move some of them on? ⚒⚒⚒.


4.) 18 Aug 2020 21:03:06
Id like to see us get full backs.


5.) 21 Aug 2020 18:42:37
Pearce better show more passion than his last stint as all i see was him sitting on the bench looking as interested as a biker at a littlemix concert. COYI.


 

 

02 aug 2020 14:54:35
if we are talking seriously about transfers that west ham could do this summer, and in areas of the pitch we need improving. we are talking eze from q. p. r, £10m + hugill. we are talking matty cash from forest for £10-12m. soucek for £15m looks a solid addition. i'm not sure there would be much more available than that. moyes has a good record in the transfer market. this would represent a good window in my view.

MikesIron

1.) 03 Aug 2020 12:25:59
No LB?

Add manning and or antonee Robinson to that.


2.) 03 Aug 2020 14:44:41
Can you think of a LB available for decent money? I couldn't, unless Ben Johnson can play there.

{Ed002's Note - Antonee Robinson (LWB) was due to move to Milan in January as the replacement for Ricardo Rodriguez who was on a loan to by deal with PSV. He would have been signed if a heart issue was not found which left Milan with no back up to Theo Hernandez, Now PSV don't want the player and need Milan need to sell RR before looking again at AR - but RR is less than keen on moving to Trabzonspor in Turkey. There is a further complication in that a new coach has arrived in Milan. David Moyes who had the player at Everton as a youngster wants to take him to West Ham.}


3.) 04 Aug 2020 20:57:31
Thanks ed very informative. Mike I think both manning and robinson could be available at a decent fee especially with Wigan being relegated.

Also perhaps we can do business with Hugill going in the opposite direction.


 

 

03 Jan 2020 10:16:41
Heard last night from someone involved at West Ham we are looking to loan Gelson Fernandes. Strikes me as a great deal for all involved.

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31 Jan 2021 21:54:22
I think the comments in relation to today’s game with Liverpool are harsh. We were in the game and looked relatively comfortable first half. We create the best chance of the game but Antonio put it wide.

Liverpool won because they have players who can create moments of genius. Today it was Salah. The second goal was a marvellous goal.

MikesIron

1.) 31 Jan 2021 23:37:22
We were watching a different game.

We stood off and let them pass. In other games we have been able to get away with that, but not today.

When you are playing the better teams, you need to have various strategies to cope. We didn’t.

We were at home, they were as weak as they will be this season - and we let them have the ball and dictate the pace.

Madness.


2.) 01 Feb 2021 07:01:19
Just imagine if Liverpool were at full strength!


3.) 01 Feb 2021 09:12:58
We were taught today that you need to be at it for 90 minutes and cresswell should never have let salah on to his left how many goals does he score by cutting in onto his left and putting it in the top left of the net i really do think Fornals doesn't enjoy playing wide he's a no 10 for me and we have a number of players who want to play there in spain he didn't play out wide but we were too negative, surely with our league position we should have had a right go at liverpool and we didn't against a weaker liverpool team.


4.) 01 Feb 2021 09:13:20
Most of our players were star struck, they sat and watched Liverpool play when in the first five minutes one of our players should of clattered in to one of them to let them know what they would be in for.
I am hoping that lingard will add to the mentality of playing the top teams as we need to start competing!
Let’s hope that was our off day as every team have them.
Back to it again this week with two very winnable games.
COYI.


 

 

23 Dec 2020 18:56:30
Again people posting here suggesting we sell Declan Rice, for peanuts. £50M and maybe add a Chelsea reject, hang your heads in shame. This kid is becoming the complete midfielder. I can’t name a better player of 21 or under in world football. I haven’t been as excited about a footballer since Joe Cole. Even then, Declan Rice has a bigger influence on this team than Joe Cole ever did. If we sell, and I really don’t think we should, at any price. We sell on our terms. Declan Rice plays for England, captains a Premier League side, there is certainly not a single central midfield player in the same age group who is better than Rice in world football.

MikesIron

1.) 24 Dec 2020 09:45:18
I don’t think anyone was suggesting we sell Rice, we just want the best deal possible in case we do, Rice said himself that he wants to win trophies, so it’s basically down to our owners to show him that he can achieve that with us by signing top players and not be content with finishing in the top half of the table, we’ve got to be aiming higher, to keep players like Rice we’ve got to be pushing for those European places, you don’t see Vardy, Kane or Rashford linked with moves as they are with teams pushing for honours already, we need to show Rice that we can push for honours but we can only do that with top signings and not loaning a defender from Watford ( no disrespect)?


2.) 24 Dec 2020 16:59:40
Timing ain’t right for the club if he expresses an interest in moving on providing the fee is good for us a January sale is a no for me the problem is Steve throwing loads of money season after season hasn’t worked for some teams and look at Anderson’ we payed top dollar top wages played out of position then he lost interest now we are struggling to move him on because of his big wages for me it’s shrewd buy like Antonio 7 million always puts in a good shift there are few gems in the lower league that we should be following up on.


3.) 24 Dec 2020 17:49:42
What I meant and what I should’ve said is shrewd signings players that know the English leagues, I would probably take King as we could get him for £10m or less other players that are available are Eriksen from Inter and Zinchenko from City they’re the sort of players I mean, they’ve got the experience, let’s show Rice we mean business and hopefully convince him to stay.


4.) 24 Dec 2020 20:31:02
Would love for Rice to stay and become a true WH icon, but we’re not near enough yet to the team we all want to be.

G&S won’t fund what we need to move on to the mythical next level.

Rice is already top class and would make the starting 11 anywhere. Who else have we got who is close to that?

Anyone want to predict how many months it will be before Rice captains England?


5.) 25 Dec 2020 05:55:16
And we would be able match the sort of wages they would throw at him don’t expect us to much business in this window and the scouts seem to have done well in coufall and sousek we are picking up points which is get the Xmas period out the way the transfer window closed and move on with a settled side happy Xmas fellow hammers.


6.) 25 Dec 2020 23:09:58
Let’s face it, if rice has ambitions then he must move on.
It’s the way in which he handles himself is what will stick with the fans, if he avoids a Defoe attitude then he will always be a figure among the fans, just like a di catnip or a tevez, I would have no gripe if he stayed till the end of the season and we get the money we want, if he can go on and win leagues, champions leagues, fa cups then who would begrudge him that.
COYI.


 

 

26 Sep 2020 17:18:12
I have to say, people who believe we should sell Rice should hang their heads in shame. These same people are astonished when we sold Diangana but are quick to show the door to our best player, who also come through the ranks. Regardless of the money offered we should keep him now. That is what big clubs do, regardless of popular opinion I still consider West Ham a big club. I also cannot agree with a cash plus player deal. Ross Barkley is not the sort of player we want. Always makes poor decisions in the final third. Finally, whoever said Tammy Abraham is a £40M player is wide of the mark. If Chelsea want him, they can wait till next summer and pay what West Ham want. That's how big clubs do business, West Ham is a big club.

MikesIron

1.) 26 Sep 2020 21:09:21
We aren't a big club. We've got potential. but not a big club. Do I want Rice to stay? Yes. Will he? Probably not.


2.) 27 Sep 2020 07:14:26
Nobody who is a WH fan or any fan of their club would want to see their most crucial defender leave, but it’s rather exaggerated to say “they should hang their head in shame”? Would you shackle any member of your household that wanted to leave home that was a responsible adult? The simple fact is he is to good for our club, let him move on, what if the same applied in our own working life changing employment when we may be offered a better opportunity! We will hardly be letting him go for a minimal fee, life and players move on, we have to get over it, simple! ⚒⚒⚒.


3.) 27 Sep 2020 07:25:34
Of course I’d want Rice to stay, he will be our captain and the only player worthy of wearing the number 6 shirt should that ever come out of retirement (which it won’t), but other teams sell there big players, look at Leicester after they won the league they sold Kante, Drinkwater, Mahrez, and more recently, Harry Maguire and Chillwell, and yet they are still battling at the top end of the league, it’s all about getting the right players in, and the trouble is these players will only come to us because we would offer astronomical wages, for example, if West Ham and Leicester had exactly the same offer and wages for Tarkowski he would probably join Leicester but if we offered an extra 20-30k a week then he would probably join us, and that’s where all our money goes I’m afraid, wages, wages, wages? I would like to think we are a big club and just because we’ve got a big stadium and the best fans I’m afraid that’s not enough!


4.) 27 Sep 2020 11:24:49
Perhaps Mikesiron is trying to remind those who originally pissed and whiner about us selling Diangana not to become hypocrites and start letting selling Rice for big money let the “big money” cloud our judgement.
I bet half of you would have been quite happy to have seen Diangana leave if we had got £45m got him.
We should keep Rice at r club. He’s signed a contract with us and that’s binding. Perhaps when C.V. is behind us, there are crowds coming into the stadium again and generating gate receipts we can rethink it. But I would rather keep him this season while the club steadies the financial ship.
HammerDave. We ARE a big club and if you think I otherwise then you are basing the size of our club on how much we spend on players.
Sure we aren’t giants like Man UTd and Liverpool but in terms of fan base name any bigger.

{Ed025's Note - everton, city, leeds, chelsea, arsenal, spurs, newcastle, wolves?, i dont see you as any bigger than those teams mate..


5.) 27 Sep 2020 12:06:23
We are not a big club, although we have the potential to be a big club. Sometimes you have to do things not liked by the fans, like selling Rice. I am a true WHU fan, but if he wants to go, his best mate is there, European football and trophies; then he’s going to go. We CANNOT offer ANY of this. Plus he’ll get a whopping payrise. I am a realised, having been involved in football. People move for money and success. we cannot offer either. Fact unfortunately.


6.) 27 Sep 2020 12:20:47
Unlike others I was fine with Diangana going, was a good sale. But hope now we can hang onto Rice. I said a few weeks ago if he was going it had to be early in the window, now it is getting a bit late to come out if it well.


7.) 27 Sep 2020 13:11:47
West Ham offer Rice the opportunity to play for England. The highest accolade a player can get. Vice captain of THE club in East London. That character development is essential to walk into a dressing room of the ilk of Chelsea. People forget football isn't only the Premier League. Harrogate, Southend, Doncaster, these are NOT big clubs. West Ham is without doubt a big club. Bigger than both Wolves and Newcastle mentioned above. Nobody outside England knows those clubs. The whole of Italy knows who West Ham are. That's a fact. I know who I would rather play for. Rice will go, but for those who doubt the size of our club, he can go at the earliest, next season, on West Ham's terms.


8.) 27 Sep 2020 13:41:46
Couldn’t agree more mike.


9.) 27 Sep 2020 16:17:59
Coyi64.how are we a big club? I know you love WH but that shouldn't hide the fact we aren't. We aren't any bigger than 3/ 4 of the other teams in the Premier league. So we ARE NOT a big club. We have a big fan base and a big stadium. But so does Sunderland.


10.) 27 Sep 2020 16:25:20
Spot in Mikesiron. I responded to Ed’s comments about West Ham being a big club (not necessarily bigger than Everton etc but big none the less)
Ed never posted it though. 😁
Perhaps because he now understands what I meant by my post. 😁😁.

{Ed002's Note - Or maybe he has not seen it yet.}


11.) 27 Sep 2020 12:57:36
Ed025. If you read my post it DOESN’T say we are bigger but AS big. When our own fans don’t see us as a big club then I question upon what criteria they base these comments. We aren’t a giant of a club, but we are a big club.

{Ed025's Note - all the clubs i mentioned would i imagine see themselves as bigger than west ham 164, im not saying they are but it would depend on what criteria you used mate..


12.) 27 Sep 2020 23:05:17
Mike is spot on BARKLAY is IMO no better than what we've got ABRAHAM is no better than we've got and LOFTUS-CHEEK we already got a sick note and once bitten quadruple shy in that department its about IMPROVING not ADDING people and MIKE you are bang on fella. COYI.


13.) 28 Sep 2020 03:57:50
I think BIG club all comes down to your definition of big. Everyone probably knows where we stand as a club in the UK and globally, but see big as meaning different things. We are not big if you are talking Manchester United, Real Madrid, i. e. Champions League clubs from the top leagues as big, but on a scale of all clubs globally we are big. I personally would love to play for West Ham than any other side but that is because I am a fan and never made it as a player. If I was a player and had 10-12 years at the highest level I might think differently and want to add some trophies, play Champions League, hard to say.


 

 

21 Jul 2020 16:02:52
Can't see Moyes being heavily backed this summer. Seems a great time to look at players who hope to feature at Euro 2021 for their country. Hudson-Odoi springs to mind. A loan would be fine. Players motivated to make a squad will benefit West Ham. Barkley however, is a definite no from me.

MikesIron

1.) 21 Jul 2020 16:49:30
I don’t want any deal with Chelsea that includes a suggestion of a hint of a thought of a plan to include Declan Rice.


2.) 21 Jul 2020 18:32:31
What about tom Heaton or pepe reina if villa go down.


 

 

30 Nov 2019 10:13:31
I can understand why Eddie Howe is top target. I just don't see him leaving Bournemouth for West ham at the moment. The only manager I can see coming who is any better than El Pel is Marcelo Bielsa. Is he a gamble? You bet he is.

MikesIron

1.) 30 Nov 2019 17:03:51
The team put EFFORT in today and that's what happens with EFFORT you give yourself a chance of winning football matches if you have talent which this result proves but it shouldn't have to be one of the big boys we have to apply ourselves in every game even if it's AFC Wimbledon or CHELSEA one player I would like to single out i's BALBUENA he was immense today but we'll done lads let's start our season now. COYI.


 

 

 

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01 Sep 2020 10:45:42
So what is your excuse for wanting to sign Lingard? A player who punters put money on to go a whole season for Manchester United without scoring or assisting. The same player who only got a goal on the last day of the season after a howler from Kasper Schmeichel. People need to think before they post this is ludicrous stuff. Remember, 'no excuses'. Looking forward to the response from this one.

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31 Aug 2020 23:18:38
Rashford had never been a number 9 for a full season before that point.

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31 Aug 2020 21:17:18
I'm sure Manchester United went into the season after selling Lukaku with only 1 recognised striker. Are you telling me Manchester United aren't a big club?

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31 Aug 2020 18:13:14
Couldn't disagree more, in the grand scheme of things, West Ham is a big club. Premier League virtually every season, big support base, London based, plenty of factors add value to a club. West Ham have plenty of features attractive to players.

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13 Aug 2020 18:33:06
Wouldn't touch either of them. Pickford is a liability and Butland has been at Stoke since they were relegated for a reason.

Stick with Fabianski. Been brilliant for us. Easily one of the best in the division.

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27 Jan 2021 20:08:09
Absolutely Rice should hand over the armband. This is not even a debate. Noble is club captain. Noble will run that dressing room. Being a captain is more than playing your part on the pitch.

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27 Sep 2020 13:11:47
West Ham offer Rice the opportunity to play for England. The highest accolade a player can get. Vice captain of THE club in East London. That character development is essential to walk into a dressing room of the ilk of Chelsea. People forget football isn't only the Premier League. Harrogate, Southend, Doncaster, these are NOT big clubs. West Ham is without doubt a big club. Bigger than both Wolves and Newcastle mentioned above. Nobody outside England knows those clubs. The whole of Italy knows who West Ham are. That's a fact. I know who I would rather play for. Rice will go, but for those who doubt the size of our club, he can go at the earliest, next season, on West Ham's terms.

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24 Sep 2020 19:14:04
I think you will find the owner has a vested interest in fans returning, hence the comment.

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01 Sep 2020 00:58:31
Literally zero evidence that Lingard would perform out on the 'left wing'. Nonsense comment.

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31 Aug 2020 18:14:14
Possibly the worst post I have ever seen.

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