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04 Jul 2019 12:33:03
I have been a huge supporter of Arnautovic but even i agree that now is the time to sell. I honestly think WHU can do well if Gomez comes in, if he doesn't want to be part of that then let him go. I think £25M is about right.

Would anyone go for Tierney at Celtic? I just think LB is becoming a problem area for us.

For me, Fournals, Gomez + Tierney is a great transfer window. Then if we can get another striker in, not for the sake of it, but a good one, that would represent excellent business. I do also agree that we need to move a few on first. Onwards and upwards COYI.


1.) 04 Jul 2019 14:53:58
if I was celtic owner i'd want more than 25m for Tierney so don't see us going near that.

2.) 04 Jul 2019 15:18:46
Gomez is having talks again with valencia for less money than we have offered so its clear he don't want to join us.

3.) 04 Jul 2019 23:27:38
Yes see rumour we are trying to hijack the deal but if he is satisfied with the money they are offering then not sure it will happen.



03 Oct 2017 23:09:15
A fresh approach is required they say.

Again, I'm yet to see a name mentioned that is even close to the realms of reality.

Pretty clear on Saturday who won us the points. The manager. His changes even though unpopular were the difference.

Credit where it's due. I saw someone mention Ancelotti. Get real.


1.) 04 Oct 2017 06:33:59
Lmao mikesiron. Step out of that persons shadow lol and in football anything can happen. You never know do you? If you can predict the future can you tell me tonight's lottery numbers.

2.) 06 Oct 2017 13:08:39
Even broken clock is correct twice a day.



09 Aug 2017 21:32:44
Evening All,

I see we have missed out on Andre Gray, real shame. Pace, clinical and value for money and English. I think we are really short up front.

For me Toni Martinez has to now be given a long overdue chance to be involved on a regular basis.


1.) 09 Aug 2017 22:19:44
With us apparently preparing to bid for carvallho I think nobles days are numbered thank god because he won't be in front of obiang or kouyate in my opinion.

2.) 09 Aug 2017 23:38:30
What chance have we got of getting him ( Carvallho) he has a buy out clause of 39.5 million and we are going in at 25! If this is true their just going to laugh at us. shocking. I am not saying go pay the money ( don't know enough about the player) but if you want him pay the money, 15 million shy is just 2 bob but unfortunately seems to be par for the course!

3.) 10 Aug 2017 09:57:54
Absolutely delighted we did not get Grey, his views are not welcome at any community club like ours.

4.) 10 Aug 2017 13:39:33
Which views Ludodog? I'm not aware of any views he has. Do say.



06 Aug 2017 16:55:24
Afternoon fellow Irons.

Whilst I read and partially accept many of your concerns regarding our transfer activity, it is worth noting we lost more points from winning positions than I believe any other club. We have signed Premier league winners and experienced heads which I believe should help us avoid so many dropped points this season.

I hope it also puts a stop to this consistent hammering by the big teams. Which has become alarmingly commonplace.


1.) 06 Aug 2017 18:09:06
If we play a back 4 it will be business as usual! . if Bilic doesn't revert to a 3 with 2 wing backs similar to last year when we were in all sorts of trouble then it could be painful season ahead!




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25 Aug 2019 18:39:18
Any win away from home is a brilliant result in the Premier league. It's so competitive, my partner is Italian and I go to a lot of Seria A games, the standard is terrible compared to our top flight.

However the biggest positive is Haller getting off the mark. I thought he showed some nice touches against City, if he can get 15-20 goals then minimum top 8 for us this year. Good strikers cost so much because they are hard to find.

Make no mistake West ham are a very attractive club to foreign players, London based and play in front of 60,000 every week in front of some of the best fans in the world in the best league in the world. We have one of the best managers in the world too. This season we should aim for top 6. We currently have the best side in my living memory.




26 Jul 2019 18:03:09
I posted a while back arguing that Fournals, and a decent striker would represent a good window.

I don't really want to see us bringing in player's for the sake of it now. If there are any good value for money players available that want to come, great. If not, I am satisfied we have done decent business. I also think we need to keep our best players, Lanzini is one of them.


1.) 26 Jul 2019 18:44:52
You have to admit we are short in the Striker position having Chica as our only back up, and before you say it Antonio is not a Striker! . if we want to tread water at best then by all means keep it as it is but if West Ham are serious about pushing the top 6 then we have to have quality in depth!

Also we need a CDM as if Rice is injured then Sanchez is our only back up (Yikes) and before you say we have loads of midfielders you are right we have an abundance of attacking midfielders not defensive!

Also i know it won´t be addressed this window but we are desperate for 2 new full backs of quality! . Yes we have a quick young guy at RB who i´m still not sure on his defending attributes and at LB well, Masuaku had a handful of games towards the end of the season where he did ok but does not gloss over how horrendous he was before that and Cresswell is on the decline it´s plain to see!

2.) 27 Jul 2019 11:30:35
Noble can play cdm. He doesn’t need to be quick, as long as he recognises a situation enfolding - which he usually does, then he will play.



17 Jul 2019 17:30:15
If we are looking at a striker for support, what about Charlie Austin?

English, apparently we need a couple of English players to help the quota, he has one year left on his contract so shouldn't cost too much. Only worry would be injuries but I am not sure how bad they are.

I think Southampton are desperate to get rid so even if he did want big wages I am sure that could be negotiated into a deal.


1.) 17 Jul 2019 18:33:49
Didn’t one of our co-chairmen make some uncomplimentary comments about his knees before he went to Soton?

2.) 17 Jul 2019 18:45:52
I think I see he's available for £8m.

3.) 17 Jul 2019 21:20:08
Stevie66, think £8m is well OTT for him👎 He’s fell out with the Manager over being blown out of the pre season tour, so he will be glad to get shot of him as he obviously doesn’t rate him. £2m max for me at 30 as well, half decent as a backup but no more! Might as well have kept Perez opposed to him if it could have been negotiated? Difficult for cheap backups I know, but Austin very injury prone, we don’t need more?

4.) 25 Jul 2019 11:51:45
Austin can take Carroll’s permanent place in the medical centre
£80000 too much for him
Mind you bearing in mind the strikers we normally sign I wouldn’t be surprised if he signed along with Sturrige and supplemented by an out of retirement Peter Crouch.

Anyone who signed Johnathon Caleri, Zaza and Hugill is always liable to bring on board crap to play alongside our new boy which should see him heading for the exit next transfer window.
I just can’t be positive as we normally end up with a front line that struggles to get 10 in total either t (rough injured players or players drawing a pension or those who are just bad. Haller will need to have help and quality help is needed,



05 Jul 2019 13:16:30
People seem to want the club to sign what I would consider bang average players for over the top money.

Perez from Newcastle is not a player that will take us into the top 6, especially for £30M

Marega and Rondon, again, not players I would personally look at taking.

Someone mentioned Balotelli?! Madness to even consider bringing him in.

The ONLY player with an attitude problem I would consider is Icardi from Inter. He is clearly not part of Conte's plans, for the £55M quoted that is good value in this market. I am not convinced he would come to WHU though, unfortunately.

I feel we should only be looking at players better than what we currently have. I don't feel Perez, Rondon or Marega fit that bracket.


1.) 05 Jul 2019 14:36:39
It’s a matter of what we think the club can afford and then preference based perhaps on past performance and potential.

Any opinion is as good as the next one and much of what we chat about here is speculative at best.

An educated guess suggests that the decision makers at the club are less than likely to be swayed by our musings, but it’s fun talking about the possible future of the club.

I think I’ll rely on MP’s considerable experience to do the best he can, within the constraints he’s under.

2.) 05 Jul 2019 16:48:04
100% MikesIron and Markro
My only comment would be on Rondon, while I agree he is NOT the player that will transform us into top 6, he would be an improvement on what we have. Otherwise MP would play Chica more or do more to keep him at the club. It is also clear that Rondon is not our MAIN target, that reportedly goes to Gomez who IS seen as the player to transform our attack. But, given MP's preferred style of striker he is an improvement on what we have, AND comes with proven ability in the prem, which at £16m represents good value in today's market. It is a squad game after all, and we cannot afford 2 £30m+ players.

{Ed002's Note - WHU want two forwards - not just one.}

3.) 05 Jul 2019 16:51:55
We are not a top 6 club, therefore we need to look at players who will improve us. Rondon n Marega would improve us up top and possibly help us attain 7th. At that stage we’d be close and ‘top’ players may then become interested in us. It’s a case of building slowly and not being silly like we were under the Icelandic regime.

4.) 05 Jul 2019 18:07:28
Yeah I agree with Mark and nic. I don’t think Rondon would be a marquee signing but would low cost relatively. He seems to work hard and generally puts in a shift unlike AC who’s never fit and little pea who doesn’t try. We are going to struggle to bring in a real quality striker as most would want CL football. Rondon and hopefully somebody decent, hopefully Gomez (but unlikely) would be good business especially when it looks like we could get a lot of goals from midfield.

5.) 06 Jul 2019 19:16:42
I don't want Rondon as he's nothing more than very bang average but I disagree with you MikesIron about Balotelli. If we signed him he'd be the best CF the clubs had for years by a country mile. Bloke scores goals, that's what he does and to be fair, his histrionics have mellowed slightly over the years. Besides, we seem to do pretty well when it comes to barking mad Italians.

6.) 06 Jul 2019 20:22:47
We have to get away from extending contracts like SNODGRASS he aintgood enough i'm sorry just a bang average championship player. COYI.



14 Jun 2019 22:19:08
Seen a few shocking names mentioned on here relating to players they would take on a free.

Balotelli, Welbeck, Sturridge, SHOCKING

The board have woken up with the signing of Fournals, young and wanting to get regular international football. I genuinely feel that most players at Premier League level earn more than enough and money is actually a minor motivation. The best players are motivated by trophies and international recognition. Really pleased tonight.


1.) 15 Jun 2019 09:39:09
We really need another striker. I think Hernandez will go and that only leaves Arnie, Antonio and Xande as possible front men.

2.) 15 Jun 2019 13:17:08
I was thinking of the current striker situation and then I remembered how promising Xande Silva was before his injury, pacey and skillfull very composed infront of goal according to reports.

I feel if given a chance someone like fornals could pick out his runs all day long. Much like the season before last when Fornals had bakambu playing up top he registered something like 12 assists that season.

Maybe the answer to our striking problem is right under our nose it's an exciting prospect hopefully we see it tested in preseason.

3.) 15 Jun 2019 13:35:28
Agree with you Al and also the lad Dju has some promise too

Assuming Arnie amd Anthonio stay next season it would be good to see both of them coming on as Subs.




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22 Jan 2018 00:06:38
thought he had his best game for a while against Bournemouth, my only criticism of him is he is keen to bomb forward, not so keen to track back after getting forwards. But the guy has a great engine, I like him.





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22 Sep 2019 19:51:25
Was you at the game? Must of watched a different game to me. Fornals looked lost to me and Haller just couldn't get into the game for the first 65 minutes.

United were poor, except for 15 minutes after half time. A mature West ham performance I thought.




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17 Aug 2019 21:58:16
Posts like these drive me mad. The ball is played long normally through a lack of options being offered to the goalkeeper. It's rarely the goalkeepers fault. He makes enough saves, top saves at that, for me to forgive any short comings in his ability to pick a pass. He isn't first choice because of his ability to pick Lanzini out with a 50 yard peach.

Fabianski, in my view, would walk into almost any football team in the world. We are very fortunate to have him.




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04 Mar 2018 13:51:14
wouldn't give you £100 let alone £500.




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25 Jan 2018 17:10:08
I certainly agree that the way we publicly conduct our business isn't the most ideal. However, I am pleased with the signing of Joao Mario. Shelvey sounds likely to follow and I think its important to have local lads in the team. Onwards and upwards.




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25 Jan 2018 14:10:02
I have to disagree, I will be there Tuesday supporting the team, as I was when we were in the championship, as I would be if we were in league 1. Real fans stick with their team, through thick and thin. I still believe our board have the best interests of West Ham United at heart, they are fans too.

If they really are lining their pockets as some on here suggest (and it is a Business after all), then the last thing are going to want to see is West Ham United relegated. Our owners business acumen is the one thing none of us can doubt, they are highly successful people.