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02 Sep 2022 23:08:01
Zagadou is a free agent and by all accounts Moyes has been interested in him for a while. Maybe some late business? Though Roma also appear to be in the mix.


1.) 14 Sep 2022 02:52:42
Seems the insiders are on this one now, maybe I should charge money for my posts LOL :D

2.) 18 Sep 2022 19:08:38
Forget signings, we need a new manager

3.) 27 Oct 2022 10:18:09
push pineapple shake da tree

4.) 03 Nov 2022 13:12:39
in a hula malady

5.) 25 Nov 2022 12:44:32
to the left to the right.like da Labour Partee



29 Aug 2022 04:42:20
So just going through the rumours I can find heading into the last week:

Paqueta to be announced hopefully seems likely now.

Gallagher - not sure why Chelsea would release a player who would get better;
Laborde - just a journalist story I think, has it got any legs? Why would we?
Fofana - would be a really good signing. Likely? I am not getting excited. Rennes have made an enquiry according to reports.
Lazaro - could see this happening only because it won't be expensive relatively and like most Brazilians probably would love to play in Europe. We don't have a good history of getting those deals over the line though.
Broja - Tuchel keeps saying he isn't available, and Chelsea are struggling to get striker signings done. They won't release him without others coming in and that may be last minute.
Szalai - reports we have made a bid. If we did get him then I could see sense in letting Dawson go.
Vanakan - looks like we will need a decent bid to get him as the Belgians don't really want to lose him. Could happen quickly if we want to pay enough that they can't say no, but would we need to do that?

Any others? See lot's of names on Twitter but I think the names will float around with some added and taken away till deadline.

Dawson to Villa - can't see that happening, especially after what Moyes said in his interview, unless we bring someone like Szalai in.
Ashby to Newcasle - surely they have to be kidding. 2.5M for a good young player - why would we entertain it? Send him on a loan to the Championship, or play him in the European games and Carabao Cup to get experience.
Rice - the always talked about one. Some stories about Chelsea still going to make a bid, some murmurs of Arsenal, Man Utd. I would doubt we would entertain a bid now unless it was stupid money, how would we fix the Defensive Midfield issues in the last few days? If we want to push on again this season we need him in that team and re assess in January or May.


1.) 29 Aug 2022 08:15:02
Great post, Sdl.

I think we’ve got the back line covered, whatever the formation. Szalai is a decent player, but why bring him in unless we’re moving someone else on (Dawson?)

Vanaken is class: creative and scores goals. He would be a great addition, but is already 30. Brugge are pushing for too much considering his shelf life, so, sadly, chances are that one won’t happen

I’ve seen some reporting today about Barcelona being interested in Fornals. That would certainly recoup a decent dollop of our spending so far.

If Lanzini doesn’t move on now, he’ll get less and less playing time. That ACL injury was a disaster for his career. He simply hasn’t been the Jewel since.

It would be good to see Scamacca and Antonio on the pitch at the same time.

2.) 29 Aug 2022 09:54:06
Yes saw the Fornals one - would be good money but don’t see it happening. Also see Brereton-Diaz is still getting mentioned too. This is possible I would guess as he is already in the UK and less of a risk.

3.) 29 Aug 2022 10:44:34
I wouldn't lose any sleep if Lanzini and/or Fornals went through the exit. I don't want to see the back of Dawson, but I understand why he may want out. And the committee is still out on Soucek. If he can get back to the form of a couple of seasons ago.

4.) 29 Aug 2022 20:20:33
We need to keep FORNALS just because we've bought new players doesn't mean we bought so we have to off load as you need a very strong bench and a big squad especially if your playing in europe.

5.) 29 Aug 2022 21:51:16
Spot on Whorya.
Now that we are buying a lot of new players I am bemused that people are quick to want to get rid of players, who generally did pretty well last year but have started this year poorly. Getting rid of these players would leave us with a small and poor squad. The big issue is we need a good size and quality bench. If we were just going to react to this season so far then Bowen would be first out the door as he has been poor.

6.) 30 Aug 2022 00:58:53
Don’t get me wrong I am not supporting Fornals going.

7.) 30 Aug 2022 12:01:31
I know SDL your post are spot on we are all west ham supporters and you speak perfect sense mate a few people think that because we have added quality we can't get rid it wasn't directed at you fella.

8.) 30 Aug 2022 21:48:29
Latest Wan-Bissaka although original approach was rejected it seems Man U are looking at another right back and may be willing to let him leave if that comes off. If it happens, and all would need to happen with precision timing, then could see Ashby definitely wanting out. Hopefully we loan him out though as I think he could be a good player in the future. Barkley is getting some press again on a free. Don’t think he adds a lot but if he came merely as a back-up it would be ok, though would prefer someone who could challenge Soucek. Latest out sounds like Baptist might be let go. Again hope it is a loan or has a good sell on clause.

9.) 31 Aug 2022 00:06:13
Thing is, I've never been convinced that Fornals is that good a player. He loses the ball all the time and his passing and shooting accuracy leaves a lot to be desired.

10.) 31 Aug 2022 07:28:40
Just read that Lanzini has been told he can leave, either on loan, or permanently. Whilst I’m not that surprised (if it’s true) bearing in mind we’ve spent so much this window, squad size is what let us down last year.

11.) 31 Aug 2022 08:33:20
Yes also read we are open to offers for sale or loan of Lanzini.

12.) 31 Aug 2022 10:50:03
Tielemans Leicester have received an offer from unnamed club - we are one of the speculates clients bs

13.) 31 Aug 2022 11:20:48
Lazaro offer reported as rejected so looking unlikely for this window. Vanakan - Club have just made a record signing so might want to recoup funds.

14.) 31 Aug 2022 11:23:23
Bed weak on Lon seems to be the other one in play.

15.) 31 Aug 2022 11:35:09
Bednerak on loan - not sure what happened there

16.) 01 Sep 2022 17:36:48
Benderek going to villa.

17.) 21 Dec 2022 11:33:22
We should get brereton Diaz whom is still available

18.) 25 Dec 2022 09:08:50
He's only coming on as a sub for Blackburn hence appears he'd be sold if decent offer put in.



18 Aug 2022 22:57:40
Liked that we gave Ashby and Coventry a good run. Cornet got about a bit and looked to add something. Scamacca took his chance well, not sure about his first touch a number of times though. Benrahma injected something going forward again when he came on and setting up the goal was brilliant. Just still want to see him do it against a top 10 side to be convinced.

Kehrer looked good when he came on and that chase back when we lost possession after a corner was what will go a long way to impress. Good to see Bowen get a goal and Antonio, hopefully it gets them going. Downside is we still look like we are in pre season as very rusty looking, passes not hitting their mark, Soucek still looks out of sorts, Bowen too but hopefully that goal changes things. Fornals still not at his best and Lanzini. Upside but hopefully the improvement continues as some good signs but also some concerns especially as we switched off when they took the throw which led to the goal.


1.) 19 Aug 2022 06:36:22
Great summary dude. One thing is clear is we need pace injecting in the side and we desperately need a good left back above all else

2.) 19 Aug 2022 22:01:58
Don't want to sound argumentative SDL but I thought FORNALS sparked us into life when he came on I do think LANZINI time has come to an end in a west ham shirt and SOUCEK really has to buck his ideas up what I don't get is we played good money to sign DOWNES who we was a number of clubs in for him and he can't get a start in front of COVENTRY who I didn't think had a good game he wasn't terrible but I ain't convinced but will agree that we haven't got out of 1st gear yet but that's down to DM to get us going.

3.) 19 Aug 2022 22:08:15
Not argumentative, merely opinions so that okay. Downes didn’t start because he didn’t train Thursday due to an injured toe.

4.) 20 Aug 2022 09:18:17
Not usually a gambling man, but I would bet that more than 50% of Coventry’s passes were backwards. He is not good enough at this level. Downes should have started.

Reasonably impressed by all three new players who started.

I wonder if we’ll see Antonio and Scamacca together at any point this season.

5.) 20 Aug 2022 09:24:33
Downes couldn’t start he missed training and had an injured toe. Coventry just needs experience which these games can give him.

6.) 20 Aug 2022 12:45:56
Fornals started well, but drained away. Watching him, he gives the ball away too often and is weak in one on one tackles. Soucek had a terrible game (again) and really needs to be rested to wake his ideas up. I can see him going in January if he doesn't. Again, Benrahma injected life into a team which plays backwards and across the park far too often. Moyes needs to put neon lights around the opposition goal to signal which way we should be going. We need to up our tempo and head in the right direction. Hopefully, things will improve, but sooner rather than later.

7.) 20 Aug 2022 18:39:57
Kehrer played a really nice pass out to benrahma for the goal as well, let's hope benrahma can add consistency to his game his numbers were good last season if he does it week is week out Wed have a top player on our hands.

That being said wouldn't mind seeing a front 3 of Antonio Scamacca and Bowen at some point.

8.) 21 Aug 2022 16:15:49
Well the good news is Bowen was probably best against Brighton, the downside of course everyone else were rubbish and Moyes picking the same team again undid the work done in midweek. Perhaps Moyes should go back to the stands.

9.) 21 Aug 2022 17:20:33
Go somewhere!

10.) 21 Aug 2022 18:00:59
If we buy mctominay we are doomed this season

11.) 22 Aug 2022 09:48:49
Didn't know DOWNES had a knock but I bet he won't start a game this season in the premiership as DM doesn't like changing the old guard.

12.) 27 Oct 2022 10:35:45
Yes how weird, a "defender" (full back) Antonio is turned into a striker and forwards and midfielders are made to play defensively under Moyes' system. What's it all ABAHT; as we may have said when a proper East End club.

13.) 25 Dec 2022 09:12:03
The irony is we don't gives kids like Ashby"a good run" to bed in so Davy can then complain he's just a raw kid ;then not play him at all and / or ship the boy out



04 Aug 2022 10:35:06
Interesting latest rumour re: Onana is that his sister is one of three owners of the management company that owns him and she is pushing for 135k per week deal that West Ham are not willing to pay. One of the other owners brokered the Fee deal and is upset by this - Everton supposedly sniffing around but don't have agreement - well that is one report


{Ed002's Note - He is not owned by a "management company".}

1.) 04 Aug 2022 12:58:41
Wrong choice of words Belgium based Be The Future Management are his agent as I read

{Ed002's Note - Right, they are simply an agency.}

2.) 05 Aug 2022 10:55:31
So, ONANA to Everton, Interesting especially when they are already very light up front with Calvert Lewin Injury and having sold Richarlison? Bonus for us because we can use the money we were going to spend on him elsewhere. We are being linked with Marcos Senesi - Left footed CB from Feyenoord and now Moyes is eyeing up Bereton Diaz which would be very impressive haul for this window. Vlasic may well be on his way to Torino but other Italian clubs are also very interested in him. We are also looking at Benfica LB Grimaldi

3.) 05 Aug 2022 14:02:42
Wow if we could get cornet and grimaldo for our left hand side that would be nice business. Sell Diop and get szalai



03 Aug 2022 00:50:10
Sounds like Lille may have accepted a new bid for Onana and now we are discussing personal terms. From what is written though may be a tough negotiation that may fall over, but would be a great addition. Kostic sounding less likely as it appears he isn't really thinking West Ham would be his best move. Agian would be great if they could get it over the line but will be tough to close out.


1.) 03 Aug 2022 07:35:45
It seems Kostic may be using us to see what better offers come along from Italy so attentions have turned to Cornet and talks progressing well. Mixed news ref ONANA. As you advised Dude, there seems to be issues over the personal terms although Fee now agreed with Lille. Other reports suggest fee not agreed with Lille still? COnfusion reigns LOL Would be a great bit of business if we get both. Not sure then what happens with Benni and Vlasic and we still need a LB and maybe another striker and AM?

2.) 03 Aug 2022 08:54:23
looks good for us getting Onana and Cornet but i'm not sure getting Kostic is a good move at 29 he will have little resale value if he falls short of expectations

3.) 03 Aug 2022 21:11:02
let’s poach Fofana and Dana now Leicester are imploding ??

4.) 03 Aug 2022 22:36:49
Shows how all over the place reporters and insiders are. Yes they do enough to get names right but then guess at the facts. One report has Onana coming for a medical, another has negotiations a long way apart. Zielinski We have given up as he doesn’t want to leave Napoli, we offered 55k but he wants 100k, Napoli don’t want to sell as they have lost other players, Napoli ringing him to convince him to go to West Ham as they want to re-invest the money. Talk about blind men throwing darts at a board.

5.) 04 Aug 2022 02:15:44
And now it sounds like Onana to Everton is more likely - we need to get deals done and stop messing about on personal terms.

6.) 04 Aug 2022 06:32:11
Yep it seems Everton went straight in at asking price with 5m in add ons. Moyes now apparently undecided on onana after all this chasing lol. Wants an AM. Daichi kamada has to be at the top of that list or will moyes be undecided about him aswell

7.) 04 Aug 2022 06:56:38
If MOYES is now undecided about ONANA then why waste all this time with all these bids? Don't make any sense. Agreed about Kamada and just imagine the revenue in shirt sales but at what cost? This is not a moan just an observation but why do our transfer dealings always take forever and are always epics (Downes being the exception). Talks go on apparently for weeks and then another club shows interest at the 11th hour and we miss out? If players haggle and are undecided (KOSTIC) then forget them and move on

8.) 04 Aug 2022 08:00:07
The rumours about Moyes make no sense, nor does the fact Wverton would go after Onana with their financial woes and the need to fill a few holes. Not sure what to believe half the time.

9.) 04 Aug 2022 08:29:11
Not seen anything suggesting Moyes is unsure on Onana where was that reported? Doesn't make sense that we would finally get a bid accepted for what appears to be our main DM target then suddenly change our mind, unless the wages he requested are extremely high which Everton have matched can't see any other reason why he would want to join them.

Everton didn't meet the asking price they matched our accepted bid. In hindsight we should have tried to push through this deal early before they had sold richarlison.

10.) 04 Aug 2022 09:27:07
So, apparently first bid for Cornet rejected (Naturally as is the west ham way). So now we mess about for the next 2 weeks for somebody to say "Didn;t fit well with our scheme anyway"? I hope to god they play to SCAMACCA's strengths and not balls down the flanks as per antonio

11.) 04 Aug 2022 11:45:41
The board can dress it up and justify it anyway they want,
they've spent a month chasing a player with 4 bids only to walk away when it came to the business end. Unbelievable

12.) 04 Aug 2022 16:36:52
Not seen anything to suggest we are walking away, c&h reporting we are still hopefull. The whole Everton thing could easily be a ploy to get more money.

Can't really see why he would go there even for more money, they were lucky not to be relegated last season and they haven't really strengthened. Big question marks over Lampard as a manger also.

13.) 04 Aug 2022 17:13:39
Scratch that they are now reporting that we have now pulled out of the deal due to wage demands.

Looks like a real talent however I don't think we should be held ransom. Can see Everton paying silly money though.

14.) 04 Aug 2022 22:35:24
I've got to comment on our transfer business as I was driving back from a meeting talk sport were saying west ham have virtually signed onua i and reason being is it could have interest in rice leaving west ham what a load of flannel I'm sick to the back teeth of trying to guess what sully is thinking we agree terms with a player then its one of four clubs come sniffing Leicester,Newcastle,Everton or villa seem to use us to do the hard scout then take no way as long as us to get the deal done, totally pissed off with west ham but will still support them till my days are numbered so the stress comes with being a hammer.

15.) 05 Aug 2022 06:30:48
Yep its frustrating dude




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19 Sep 2022 00:14:13
Coufal - came in was better than expected but now seems to really struggle.

Soucek - never been a great ball player but confidence, or lack thereof and he is getting worse. Where is the Soucek arriving in the box and getting on the end of the crosses? Screw what Rice wants if that is the reason, Soucek has strengths but glaring weaknesses and we aren't playing to his strengths.

Fornals - a good passer but sticking him out on the left and asking him to take players on is just going to end in the ball being lost.

Paqueta - got real ability but is being thrown in an area where the pace is too quick for him right now. Needs to adjust so why not play him a little deeper, or up front alongside the striker?

Why do we wait till we concede to try to attack? Were we playing for a draw? We seem to play with far too much caution.

Changes - it was crying out to go two up top, sacrifice Soucek, keep Antonio on and let he and Scamacca cause some problems. If they got 1 on the break so be it, 1-0 2-0 what is the difference?

We are losing to inferior sides on paper in Forest and Everton and the ship needs to be steadied. Since January we have hardly won a league game. Moyes said he thought he had gotten all he could out of some of the players and that they have gone stale, but we persist with the same players and same formation. He may be trying to be fair to the new players and let them come in slowly so they don't fail, but his job will be on the line soon if he doesn't do something to stop the rot.

I am not going to call for his head, enough doing that already. He has been in football nearly 50 years man and child and so while we sit here pontificating with our similar length of experience but mostly on the sidelines, I am sure he too can see the problems. Remember he is the one when we were all saying we need to make Soucek happy, he knew he wasn't at the level at which he wanted to be paid.

Yes we all want change to happen next match, we are supporters and want the good times suddenly to reappear, but he and the team have to find ways to make that happen, we get to just shout 'sack the manager' from the sidelines. I for one am happy to admit that despite what I think is a knowledgeable football brain honed by playing to a good youth level, being a spectator, then coaching juniors, I have nothing like the experience Moyes does, and I am not going to suggest that he doesn't see issues, has less ideas than me on how to fix them, and can't read the game as well as me.

We have Wolves (H), Anderlecht (A), Fulham (H), Anderlecht (A), Southampton (A), Liverpool (A) then Bournemouth (H) to finish October. Let's see where we are after that run as there are some very gettable points and should we not pick up at least 3 points in Europe and 8-9 points in the league we will be looking at a really tough season and the shouts for change will get louder.




15 Sep 2022 20:53:02
3-1 up and we should win this game fairly comfortably but I do worry about how we keep having an overload against us on our right. The formation or the way the players work back leave 2 on 1 or 3 on 2 on Coufals side - a better side would really exploit it. That said don't expect this formation on Sunday against Everton and expect Bowen back, who despite his form loss going forward, still works back really well.


1.) 15 Sep 2022 21:56:47
Poor second half. The overloads continued and no change to the formation. Then subbed on Benrahma to leave three players, Benrahma, Cornet and Lanzini all of whom are weak getting back. Tactically I think Moyes got this one badly wrong unfortunately. Still 3 points but we have to be better on the weekend or Everton will be far better at exploiting the weaknesses, Silkeborg probably should have gotten a couple more.

2.) 16 Sep 2022 00:42:52
I think it's becoming plainly obvious that Moyes' tactical skills are sadly lacking. That would explain why he's never won a thing in his life as a manager except the old 2nd Division and the FA Charity Shield.

3.) 16 Sep 2022 07:17:59
Hey guys, that's all a bit negative lol only joking. We clearly struggled with that formation at the back. COufal was all over the place and luckily we got away with it. He looked lost and didn't know what to do with himself. This season to be honest he has struggled and its obvious that if MOYES does any business in January he has to be looking at quality full backs that can also adapt and play as wing backs. I thought Cornet, Scamacca and Pacqueta threesome started to work quite well, but for them to get used to each other Moyes has to play them together. He also needs to try and stick with a settled back 4 with is the foundation of a steady first 11. Overall, we got the job done, terrible second half performance but a few individuals are starting to show their true potential so its all very encouraging. I still worry over our full backs and we need Johnson back as soon as possible and maybe drop Coufal and play Kehrer in his position

4.) 16 Sep 2022 14:33:08
Rice always leaves a huge hole when he goes off. We lacked his calm, purposeful power once he was on the bench.



08 Sep 2022 20:52:43
Well that was an unimpressive disjointed first half. Something just not right in how we are playing. It isn't just tonight but all season so far. Got to show some urgency second half, some pace in the ball movement, by the time it gets forward we are completely outnumbered. Without some change we could do a Spurs in this competition.


1.) 08 Sep 2022 21:27:35
Penalty - not confident given recent penalties ?

2.) 08 Sep 2022 22:11:48
A lot of people knock Antonio and he can be frustrating but he made the real difference in my view.

3.) 09 Sep 2022 12:05:02
He's unplayable when in that kind of form. Like most of the Squad last season He ran out steam. Now we have quality players to compete and share the load maybe we can maintain form better just got to hit it now.

4.) 09 Sep 2022 14:46:02
It seems the thought from midfield is to pass across the park or pass bsck and will somebody teach rice how to shoot

5.) 10 Sep 2022 12:11:19
Oshee have you ever sent a message on this site that hasn’t had something critical to say?

You’re the kind of poster that could have an argument stood alone in an empty room!

6.) 10 Sep 2022 13:27:13
I thought DOWNES had a solid game but PAQUETA is trying a bit too hard to impress at the minute but a good performance and a goal will settle him down.

7.) 10 Sep 2022 17:44:47
Oh am sorry DIE_4_WHUFC, ill just post on here what you want to hear. Would that be OK by you Oh sorry, just remind me, we live in a democracy where we can freely voice our opinions?

8.) 10 Sep 2022 22:28:20
Voice your opinions by all means Oshee. Not saying that you can’t. This is indeed a democracy.

I am saying however, all of your posts are critical or have negative connotations. Are you saying that you’re only ever disappointed, unhappy or some other negative emotion when it comes to West Ham? If so, you might want to start supporting a different club champ.

Or maybe it’s a reluctance to say anything positive? Or perhaps positivity is a foreign concept to you? Were you not praised enough as a child?

9.) 11 Sep 2022 08:14:47
DIE_4_WHUFC, please don't criticise posters, there are only a few of us that post so the last thing we need is people being put off airing their views. So what if Oshee in your mind only posts negative things, his views are as important as anyone else's.
Some people only post positive things on here, what is the difference?

10.) 11 Sep 2022 08:25:14
It’s ok being negative but there is always a positive in the games aswell, just throw in a few positives to make the post less tedious.

In any team/sport there are negatives but during the game you will also see a lot of positives and these should also be aired by the poster.

Flynn downes had a great game
Scammaca had a shocker
Rice cannot shoot for rubbish
Antonio turned the game on its head when he came on.


11.) 11 Sep 2022 09:46:04
GerryP, it’s admirable that you have Supported Oshee and I am not saying that he shouldn’t post his opinions, but as Bobbywhufc has just said there are always positives in games.

It isn’t just in games that Oshee posts negativity around, it was the transfer window too. We were the third highest spending club in the premier league this summer, we brought in some absolutely brilliant players, but all Oshee ever posted about was how long our recruitment process took, the fact we needed players in certain positions but we were being linked with more centre backs etc. I was getting as frustrated as Oshee was, but at the same time I gave the club the benefit of the doubt and was pleasantly surprised and happy with how the window ended.

Oshee, please do voice your opinions, please do continue to post what you want to post, but at the same time, acknowledging something good, something positive, every now and then won’t hurt you.

12.) 12 Sep 2022 13:13:25
Have to agree with Gerry. If Oshee only ever posts negative comments its toally up to Oshee. Personally I think there is a lot to be upbeat about. Performances are steadily improving, we had a great window and we are getting some of our injured back slowly but surely. The squad is a lot stronger than last year and SCAMACCA's introduction seems to have given Antonio the kick up the ass he needed. Fynn downes was impressive but can he carry that over to the Premier League? What happens to SOUCEK who seems to have lost his way?

13.) 12 Sep 2022 16:07:19
Soucek has lost his way since Rice was asking to be the one going forward, for me he should be defensive midfielder and let soucek attack and get the goals, players should not be telling the club where they want to play, especially ones that are more than likely going to be on the move, soucek knows where the goal is, puts his body on the line to try and score goals, for me that is not in rice’s armoury.

14.) 12 Sep 2022 19:41:22
Are we really arguing overy such trivial topics at the end of the day it's a free opinionated democratic country well that's up for debate but at the end of the day we all want what's best for west ham United football club and hopefully that's not up for debate keep posting guys and girls.



02 Sep 2022 00:40:52
So now it is all done, unless any free agents come up, my view, FWIW, is we still need to look at how we go about these windows as we missed a number of targets and press and insiders at least suggest there were a few U-Turns, a few chasing players who they were clear weren't coming. We are now trying to gel players who had no pre-season with us and that needs to improve. With a whole rebuild to do it can't all be allowed to happen once we have kicked off. Overall though a very good window, would have been nice to get another DM, RB and will see how the LB plays out. But we are in better shape now than last season and have hopefully kept ahead of those that were also chasing European spots - time will tell though. Now we need to do as promised and tie down Bowen with a new deal, sort out Soucek so he is the potato salad king we all saw and loved a year or more ago, and hopefully convince Rice we are on the right path and get him to agree an extension. Too much to ask for? Maybe but this squad and two or three more in the next windows I would be confident we could compete at least on our day with anyone. Well maybe that City side apart.


1.) 02 Sep 2022 13:08:10
We are so much better off than at the start of the window.

I’m really looking forward to the Paqueta/Scamacca link up.



27 Aug 2022 21:44:00
Read Newcastle to bit 2.5m for Ashby, surely we can't agree to that. The boy needs to stay and get some game time. Also Villa looking at Dawson who by news articles is now worried about game time. Again we just signed players due to injuries to centre backs, he will no doubt get his chance. Neither sale nets much money and is all downside I would have thought.


1.) 27 Aug 2022 22:56:31
They may let Dawson go due to age and he comes from that way. They may also let him go as a last way of making money through a transfer, as way of a thank you. Goes on ALL the time in football.

2.) 28 Aug 2022 08:56:55
Once Aguerd and Ogbonna are fully fit, Dawson will struggle for playing time. He has been excellent for us, completely committed, putting his body on the line every game and is a real threat at corners.

Zouma and Aguerd are likely to be the regular starters, with Kehrer and Ogbonna available if we play 5 at the back. There is also good flexibility in the full back positions now with the addition of Palmieri.

I think this window has thoroughly covered the back line.

Paqueta is an exceptional technician, brilliant dribbler and great passer. He will bring flair and invention to a jaded attacking midfield - assuming we get this one over the line.

Scamacca has already shown he can handle himself and score goals and the signs from Cornet are encouraging.

I’d love to see Vanaken too, but that might be asking too much.

We have made a really poor start to the season, but the squad looks miles better than it did last year.

3.) 28 Aug 2022 12:55:04
Really like the look of Ashby don't see why would sell him.

No point in selling Dawson for a pittance although I did read a report a while back he wanted to back up north.

I hope he stays as Kehrer and Aguerd we haven't seen in the prem yet Aguerds injury is quite a bad one will take him a while to get back to the level. Ogbonna again really bad injury he looked good in the second leg against viborg big differnce to the prem. Zoumas injury record isn't great either.




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26 Sep 2022 23:59:59
Harry went to Spurs




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24 Sep 2022 23:18:16
Or maybe they over achieved for a season and a half and are now struggling to continue to do it. The same players were in relegation trouble prior to both Moyes spells. Maybe he got a lot more out of them than he could have expected but now some are dropping back to who they really are? I said before the season started we would likely struggle for top half. I think a couple of very good seasons has really raised expectations but perhaps a little unfairly. Yes hoping for great things from Paqueta but Scamacca is young with one good season so will take time, Aguerd we hope can recover from injury, Emerson hadn’t played for Chelsea in the league for a year and was surplus to requirements, Kehrer is rated by Germany but PSG fans said he was prone to errors that cost goals, Areola was surplus to requirements at PSG, Downes looked good at a lower level but also is going to need development. So not like we spent buying world beaters and while this may seem negative, I do believe some expectations are beyond what the squad is right now. A good run and we can challenge top 8 or so but we need time and a few more top quality players to really be expecting that rather than hoping for it.




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14 Sep 2022 02:52:42
Seems the insiders are on this one now, maybe I should charge money for my posts LOL :D




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02 Sep 2022 00:47:00
Think you might mean Josh Briggs we signed from Northern Ireland? He is only an academy player though.




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01 Sep 2022 22:05:08
Looks like a quiet deadline day now with an hour to go. Bednarek off to Villa so Dawson staying, Ashby staying, a couple of rejected bids for right backs - unless something is going on no-one has picked up it looks like the squad we have is the squad we are going with.





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27 Sep 2022 12:17:30
Whorya good for you, you have an opinion and you think no-one can have a different one. Enjoy your echo chamber. No point posting on here.




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27 Sep 2022 12:16:06
I have heard people say that before and not walk away. Easy to say it harder to do it.




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27 Sep 2022 01:13:47
The Nations League relegation will have flow on impacts with seedlings in other tournaments going forward. A disaster not to win one game out of six.




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27 Sep 2022 01:11:58
Great to see him found a position that he is going to add a great deal of value in. Well deserved.




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25 Sep 2022 22:20:48
Stats alone don’t tell the story though, at least a stat on its own. How about kms covered, passes complete, tackles, aerial duels etc?