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Favourite player: Paolo Di Canio

Best team moment: Reaching FA cup Final 06 or Di Canio goal against Man Utd at old Trafford against Fabian Bartez

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11 Jan 2020 23:21:31
Looks like fernandes has chosen spurs over us

I could see this happening a mile off!

Whose next we are going to miss out on.

Steve WHU

1.) 12 Jan 2020 11:04:18
Every window we go through the same and are fed the same rubbish where we have supposed talks and more talks, then we consider, mull and ponder and then make insulting low bids trying to save money and the saga drags on and on only for another club to come along and offer what's asked and beat us to the signing. Look at dendoncker as an example.

2.) 12 Jan 2020 13:58:33
Totally agree Mac. Add Almiron and Maddison to Dendoncker. We just end up with injury ravaged players like Wiltshire and Yarmalenko.

3.) 12 Jan 2020 14:19:01
Agree, and now I read Yarmalenko could be going out on loan. we look thread bare as it is, how can this be right. UTTER SHAMBLES!

4.) 12 Jan 2020 15:24:09
Same old west ham. Full backs have been s position where we have needed quality replacements for some time and now we are desperate, the same as the most critical. position in the game, keeper. How can villa tie up s deal for pepe Reina (old but quality) and we scrap around the championship for a keeper who is injured and used to play for us ( and let's face it not the best of keepers) . Its just desperate. Wtf are our scouts doing. Pay me and I could find 5 keepers just on Google.

5.) 12 Jan 2020 16:59:37
Mac3, posted same critical review earlier about wtf are our scouts doing earlier but not on yet regarding Adama Traore? Do we actually have any?

6.) 12 Jan 2020 18:04:27
To be truthful I think the entire organisation needs a shake up starting at the top. As for scouts? Ate you telling me the best keeper option we could find was Randolph who is injured If we had moved maybe we could have got begovic or Reina! Its the same every window.

7.) 12 Jan 2020 22:56:22
The best player we missed out on fafing about probably trying penny pinch in footy terms is N'GOLO KANTE who we found and Leicester hijacked that deal. COYI.

8.) 12 Jan 2020 23:52:48
Sending Sillyvans son to negotiate is probably part of the problem - we will end up with some over the hill players for millions more than they are worth.

9.) 13 Jan 2020 07:21:31
Was never going to happen! . just the usual so called ITK´s saying it´s a done deal but being royally spoofed by his agent all to drum up business and Spurs took the bait!

nothing new, standard agent behaviour!

10.) 13 Jan 2020 12:43:34
Agreed Costa, unless its supported by genuine info and a picture in the shirt I dint believe any of the talk on any transfer :)

11.) 13 Jan 2020 18:37:17
Mac. Fernandez club accepted our offer and it is Gedson Fernandez who has chosen to join Tottenham. This has nothing to do with our club management.

I’m a West Ham fan but given the choice as a player who I would rather join . of take Tottenham and Mourinho as a manager any day if I wanted to develop my game. It’s sad but it’s a fact.

I’m going to be frank and say it again . without DGS we wouldn’t even have a club. Get behind the team instead of constantly complaining about what we get and what we don’t from a player perspective. Half of the rumours we read are “bollocks” anyway.

We have a team that should already be challenging after spending £150m over two seasons. Our owners are multi millionaires NOT billionaires.

They need to draw a line somewhere or watch us plummet into financial disaster like the Icelandic owners did. COYI!

12.) 13 Jan 2020 19:40:57
I agree 64, I suggest anyone who has the money then stump it up for the club!
Every club is a business and people will try and make money, that’s how the world works I’m afraid.
DGS have made some bad decisions but so has every other owners of clubs.
We are still in a better position than we were 10 years ago when we were not far off going bust so credit them with that.
I would look at the training regime, facilities etc as we seem to get a load more injuries than any other teams, that’s what has done us this year, we were cruising until we lost Antonio and fabianski, rushed back and now they are out again.
Get to the root of the problem before signing more players.

13.) 13 Jan 2020 19:44:23
True my friend.

14.) 13 Jan 2020 21:50:00
COYI, well said and all very true and valid imo👍⚒⚒⚒.

15.) 14 Jan 2020 17:15:21
Well said COYI64
Were I not a WHU fan and in Fernandes's position I would choose Tottenham. They are in Europe, and no threat of relegation. Yes he may get more game time with us, but he is still very young and will develop a lot as a rotation player in JM's team. Plus they offered a HUGE buyout amount, which he will benefit him as well no doubt. No blame on the board here IMO.
I have said who my preferred options are, but its Jan, we are in a relegation fight (which means any spend is a HUGE financial risk) and we have limited funds. We need to be realistic as fans. I'd take Joe Allen at the right price TBH, at least he has PL experience which is important in our situation.
Sander Berge would be great, but again, he is in Europe and WHU are in a relegation battle. He may get a better (less risky) offer in summer by staying where he is.

16.) 15 Jan 2020 20:38:02
Yes it is about money but you have to think short, medium and long term. I have been critical of Diop this season as I think he needs to work on his positional play and also using his strength more.

Now hopefully rumours aren’t true though and we would sell to get money for transfers. Yes seems like a good bit of business if you think short term, buy for 26 sell for 40, but the recent windows should have proved something to the owners surely.

If we had 400 million to spend we still won’t get who we want as we aren’t at the top table. We don’t play in Europe, we aren’t doing well in the league, and we don’t win cups. Therefore you need to gradually improve and that means if you find a player that will improve selling him should be the last option.

Yes we will balance books but we won’t attract anyone with the money except a Joe Allen or equivalent. Then in two years Diop will be worth 80 million and we will be scratching around for a CB worth 15 million and 32 years old as that is we can get and will still, if we are lucky, be a mediocre, fighting for mid table, premier league side, if we are lucky!

17.) 19 Jan 2020 00:26:21
We are a bit of a laughing stock anyway we've had an owner selling biscuits to then one selling blow up dolls corr we are an investors dream buy, whatever next jack sullys voice might break let's hope it goes for good mouthy little silver spooned letch, no I ain't jealou's before any of you pipe up😂 and I haven't been drinking honestly. COYI.

18.) 19 Jan 2020 00:34:27
I haven't had a butchers to see if there is any ARBELOAS OR EVRAS that need 80,000 a week for getting in their car in the morning for a few days a week, have a bit if banter with the boys (OH FORGOT TO SAY GET TAPED UP AND STUCK TOGETHER BY OUR MEDICAL TEAM) go along on a Saturday afternoon just for a but of fresh air nice work if you can get well you can send all CV''S to who it may concern (JACK SULLIVAN) Or just say you uset be a decent player years ago I'm sure you've come to the right club.



09 Jan 2020 13:26:55
Sky sports mentioning that Issa Diop is Chelsea's main CB target,

Had a feeling it would be him when they mentioned Chelsea after a CB from a rival club,

I hope we can keep hold of him, he does make the odd mistake here and there but in my eyes he can be a top top CB in the prem.

Steve WHU

1.) 09 Jan 2020 17:35:42
For 40 million I would put him straight away, if he cannot get in before balbuena and go on a then that tells you something!
He goes walkabout during games and makes rash challenges!

2.) 09 Jan 2020 18:34:42
Agreed for the right price let him. go and give the money to moyes fir players cause I get the feeling there isn't much in this window.

3.) 09 Jan 2020 18:41:54
He’s very young yet, Bobby and will only increase in value. I think hanging on to him is the best option, especially if Moyse is likely to use three at the back more often.

4.) 09 Jan 2020 19:50:13
Seems like spurs and liverpool also showing interest in sander berg.

5.) 09 Jan 2020 20:00:49
The price of players nowadays and the shortage of quality CB’s in the Uk (and considering it’s old money bags Chelsea and that Lampard traitor is there), I’d hold out for £50m. However, with Moyes eyeing Fellaini right now, I would t give him a penny to spend until he pulls his head out of his behind and is sensible about who he wants to buy. Isn’t Moyes the one who bought Jordan Hugill? Note sure about his choices of players.

6.) 09 Jan 2020 20:32:28
If Chelsea bid is 40 million then we are definitely going to hold out for more, once the player gets it in his head then we should cash in.
Fellaini is not really inspiring but I think he’s a massive improvement on Sanchez as a squad player,
Ogbonna and balbuena have started to look more solid lately and we have Cordosa to fill in if needed, I have heard good reports on him for the u23’s.

7.) 10 Jan 2020 07:29:35
COYI, bit harsh singling out DM buying Hugill, how many do you want named that MP and his mate bought, that have have been garbage, besides Hugill hardly ever played for whatever reason! Think we will have reason to moan when relegation beckons, but let’s give DM a chance for goodness sake! ⚒⚒⚒.

8.) 10 Jan 2020 07:41:06
If we sell DIOP we are flippng stupid and it will happen with us offering a has been now just picking up €80,000 a week about 32-36 bit of experience goes a long way so doe's his flucking ridiculous wages. COYI.



07 Jan 2020 08:18:53
I would like to see us sign this Sander Berge from Genk
Looks like a solid CM with a lot of potential as he is still very young, I'm sure a decent offer on the table would persuade them, but in my eyes I can't see us offering it,
Any thoughts?

And with Randolph coming in this must free up roberto to head back to the la liga, I don't mind paying for his travel LOL!

Steve WHU

1.) 07 Jan 2020 13:32:03
Sander Berg and Gedson Fernandes would be two solid investments and along with Rice would be the heart of our midfield for years. We should be going all out for both of these! Never replaced Kouyate, Obiang or edi fernandes and with noble aging this is much needed and logical unfortunately logic doesn't seem to come into the equation with the Daves.

2.) 07 Jan 2020 21:44:14
Gedson fernandes deal has "surprise surprise" stalled and genk are looking at keeping sander berge unless a realistic offer is received but there may be good news on joe Allen typical west ham transfer news.

3.) 08 Jan 2020 07:01:37
Mac, I think Joe Allen would be a really good signing, proven Premiership and International experience, prefer a player who’s ability we know, providing he’s injury free, still has a few years in him yet!

4.) 08 Jan 2020 09:26:16
¨still a few years left in him¨

Now i thought that was precisely the type of player that Sullivan said we were steering away from.

He is not a box to box player with pace to burn and full of energy that we´ve needed for that last 3-4 seasons!

Not the answer for me. we need to get the age down in this team and the energy up, not keep doing the West Ham thing and sign players at the tail end of their career!

5.) 08 Jan 2020 14:57:13
Costa, why are we not blooding the youngsters then? When you look at the rubbish we’ve wasted money on, I do feel there’s not enough time in the Premiership when you’re hovering around the relegation zone to bed players in, the new recruits need to hit the ground running, that’s why I prefer experienced Premiership players when you’re in a dogfight to stay up! ⚒⚒.

6.) 08 Jan 2020 15:31:44
Totally agree Chelmsford Holland gone to Oxford for rest of Season with Coventry problsbly going to Lincoln and Powell also poss on loan. So much for top of the PL2 league.

7.) 08 Jan 2020 18:45:24
More to the point what happened with the gedson fernandes deal that was a virtual certainty cause he has family in london. Your having a laugh and now we all ho through the same rubbish with berge and piatek and gabigol. The must think we stoopid.

8.) 08 Jan 2020 20:16:32
Chelsea just bid £22M more than we did for Fernandes, so that's that done.

We'll end up with Joe Allen for a ridiculous £10M. Stoke fans will be laughing their heads off.

9.) 08 Jan 2020 21:46:02
Rather than Joe Allen who’s almost 30 we should be looking at Marcos Alonso, who in my opinion is still in the top 10 left backs playing in England. Chelsea want shot of him I hear and for me, we need a left back and right back desperately, so he fits the bill for me. Short 2 year contract.
If I have to see Masuaku come on to the pitch one more time I’m going to sh@t my pants again!

10.) 09 Jan 2020 01:18:42
Chelsea in for Gedson could just be a made up article. When the first people to break these stories are the likes of the sun and the daily Express I'm always sceltical. Same idiots printed we were in for 70 million koulibaly. Until people like the Ed's on this site or exwhuemployee shed some light on the transfers I wouldn't believe some of the rubbish they print, although Chelsea beating us to gedson wouldn't be a suprise the papers will have him linked to arsenal and Tottenham next.

As for allen its typical west ham! talk about signing younger talent then signing a 30 year old from the championship. No doubt he could do a job for us and I'd rather have him than Sanchez but I don't think he's what we need as mentioned above we need someone more dynamic in our midfield.

Surprisingly January has thrown up 2 solid possibilities of berg and gedson if we can get them now we should jump at the opportunity they would soon be out of west ham's reach if they continue to develop towards their potential.

11.) 09 Jan 2020 07:22:12
Chelmsford 08 Jan 2020 14:57:13

Because they are deemed not good enough!

12.) 09 Jan 2020 13:39:11
Costa, it’s all about opinions but were any given much of a chance, I agree if not good enough, that’s it, but when we are playing players not already good enough, what do you do then other than give others a fair chance! have never seen any of the youngsters play so am not in a position to comment on their abilty really, But look at the rubbish we are actually paying or have had game time that have been employed, Roberto, Sanchez, Wilshere (biggest mistake ever! ) Yarmolenko, that’s who comes to mind! Could any have done much worse? ⚒⚒⚒⚒.



03 Jan 2020 10:52:32
Gedson Fernandes linked with West Ham 18month Loan spell with option to buy

Could be moyes first signing,
Don't know to much about him to be fair but has fallen out with benfica manager so could be a bit of a hot head!

Steve WHU

1.) 03 Jan 2020 19:18:44
Looking at his Wiki entry only played 40 games for the Benfica B team and 23 for the first team no goals

Would have thought we have players already coming through the u23s or on loan Cullen for example.

2.) 03 Jan 2020 20:47:31
We’ve apparently submitted a bid and are looking to get the deal pushed through quickly

This is only from an Instagram source so not sure how accurate it is though.

3.) 04 Jan 2020 10:34:17
If we can get an option to buy on this kid, or get him on a permanent deal, it would be a HUGE coup. Perfect partner to play alongside Rice in CM. TAKE mercer's point, but he's a CM so goals are not his contribution. Think Kouyate but far better on the ball, or a slightly larger Kante. High energy, strong in the challenge, pace, and good on the ball as well. Not sure his vision or passing is as good as Noble, but he's only 20! Not sure how true the rumours are, or how much chance we have of getting him, but I know he is highly thought of by Man Utd fans, they have even made "welcome to Utd" videos on YouTube lol.



08 Aug 2019 07:36:28
Deadline day today!

Any rumours of possible transfers or loans?

Haven't really heard of this guy from the Swiss league Ajeti, I suppose this could be one for the future maybe?

Would like to see us try and get another CDM-CM in before the window shuts as I think an injury to rice or wilshere we will be very light

Thoughts gents?

Steve WHU

1.) 08 Aug 2019 09:14:18
Apparently had the medical yesterday and will sign today

Meanwhile Diangana year long to the Baggies plus Cullen back to Charlton for the season will get good experience

For me this is 0ne of the best Windows for a long long time


2.) 08 Aug 2019 09:32:21
Apparently done as club annniunced :)

3.) 08 Aug 2019 15:41:08
Agree mercel it has be a good window, some good business and happy to see us bring in some youngsters to compete with the first team!

Fingers crossed it is a good season, top 10 is achievable in my eyes but other clubs like Everton Watford Leicester have bought well too,

I just hope we don’t have a serious amount of injuries like last season, that could really hurt us,
Bring on city 😩.

4.) 08 Aug 2019 18:23:13
Hi steve AJETI is ready for the 1st team now mate he's played in the champions league for basel and is a box striker which we need. COYI.




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13 Jan 2020 08:29:53
So we are now basically two weeks into the transfer window and we haven't signed anyone, but let Holland go on loan which I think is a good move for him!

Do we actually have money to spend? In my opinion players are over priced in January but we need a CM badly, an injury to rice and we will be in all sorts of bother, We need to do some business!
I want to see Sander Berge in the claret and blue but I bet he ends up elsewhere.

Steve WHU

{Ed001's Note - I remember Zabaleta playing as a defensive midfielder a fair bit in the past, could he not cover there? When Fredericks is fit obviously. Or is there not a youth player to step up? West Ham used to always have a youngster to cover injury problems.}

1.) 13 Jan 2020 12:00:24
Hiya ED you are the person i know can clear this up if you feel already clarifyed this then i apologise it's about the RICE incident as I'm confused the handball rule on SSN they said as the RICE hand ball lead to a goal it has to be given even though it wasn't intentionally done but then another game there was a handball in the penalty area that wasn't given because it was too close and the player didn't intentionally handle it like RICE didn't the rule if correct needs changing is this the correct ruling please ED. COYI.

{Ed001's Note - it depends, was the penalty area handball done by a defender? For some reason that makes a difference. And it depends on the league it was in, as the English league have a different interpretation, according to whatever Mike Riley has decided. I know in Spain any handball is a foul, which is why you will see a lot of players who have played in Spain put their hands behind their back when facing up a man with the ball.}

2.) 13 Jan 2020 22:24:24
The rule now in the EPL is still intentional handball for all general handballs unless it is leading to a goal and then it is any handball. I think the rule needs to go back to what it was previously where it had to be intentional. This would have rightly disallowed Hernandez goal last season but Antonio and Snodgrass goals would have stood.

3.) 14 Jan 2020 16:33:48
If Rice gets injured and it comes to Zaba filing in in the CM spot is the day we´re officially a banter club!
Don´t get me wrong i love Zaba but he does not have the mobility and dare i say it the experience in the middle of the park.

Can you imagine a Zaba and Noble CM pairing! . i´m not sure i could keep up with the pace of the game! . :)

{Ed001's Note - mobility is not as important as reading the game in the centre. Mobility is far more important on the flanks if anything.}

4.) 14 Jan 2020 20:20:38
If you honestly think mobility is not important in the central midfield position where your area of expanse is 18 yard box to 18 yard box and side to side then i´m stuck on what to say to you!

I played in that position and there is more running and movement involved in that area than any other on the field!

Even to say Zaba could cover there when everybody knows we need a pacy box to box midfielder with energy to burn, then well i´m lost!

{Ed001's Note - a player that is to sit and hold does not need much mobility. I wasn't talking about a box-to-box midfielder. I was talking about cover for Rice and Noble, neither of which are capable of being box-to-box either. And if you think every central midfield player has to cover all that ground, then this is a pointless conversation. Makalele barely moved when he played midfield, he never got near the opposition box. You can play different ways to make the most of the players you have available.}

5.) 14 Jan 2020 20:57:07
I disagree . CM is one of the most demanding positions on the field and to even say why not Zaba cover there is a pointless conversation, i agree with you there!

6.) 15 Jan 2020 04:21:34
Hiya ED thanks for trying to clear up the handball rule the incident I was comparing RICES too was a striker trying to score who handball ed it and the commentator said it wasn't deliberate so would have stood where RICE''S handball which he knew absolutely nothing about was given and not far inside the opposition half I'm not just saying it because I'm a west ham supporter but the rules need changing g and fast but thanks anyway ED. COYI.

{Ed001's Note - it is a mess, it is only in England that interpretation is applied.}

7.) 15 Jan 2020 23:07:18
Thanks once again ED for clearing this one up cheers mate. COYI.

{Ed001's Note - welcome mate.}



02 Jan 2020 08:45:31
Good Morning Everyone

Anyone have any idea of the back room staff coming in to help moyes?
As I understand pel and crew all departed,

Steve WHU

1.) 02 Jan 2020 15:48:37
Alan Irvine is assistant.



01 Aug 2019 16:35:16
Afternoon gents
I have not posted on this site for a few years but always followed reading your rumours and conversations and thought it was time to get involved on a new account as I cannot remember my last log in details

Our signings this summer seem to be really positive going forward, Fornals for me looks really good and I'm so happy we bought a youngster, he could be an upgrade to Lanzini,
I think we are in need of a back up forward any ideas if we are after anyone? Sturridge is available on a free transfer I believe and has Prem experience but suppose is very injury prone, and I would imagine he would be after a fair lump of wages
Any thoughts gents or heard any other rumours? Cannot really rely on sky sports lol!

Steve WHU

1.) 01 Aug 2019 21:36:24
Welcome back mate it does seem very quiet Rumour wise Sturridge was on 160k a week at Liverpool plus bonuses wellbeck wants a 5 million signing on fee n 100k a week if we could him get down to 3 million n 75/ 80 grand a week might be worth a punt. although we have shifted quite a few players still think we are light upfront looks like last seasons big splash out is catching up on us. we are conceding far to many goals deja vue guys.

2.) 01 Aug 2019 21:36:35
Hi Steve. Good to see you posting. I think we’ve got an exciting season ahead with the two new attacking signings - Haller is going to be a beast! Fornals has shown some top quality flashes too so far.

And, of course, Wilshere, Lanzini, Yarmolenko and Reid are all like new players.

3.) 02 Aug 2019 00:13:23
Thanks for the welcome back gents much appreciated

And I agree having all our injuries back is a major plus but agree we are also light upfront,

Do we think our business is done? I would suppose anything new would be loan or free agent

Very much looking forward to the new campaign

4.) 02 Aug 2019 18:43:41
Hello steve welcome back mate.

5.) 02 Aug 2019 18:44:23
I still think we will have 2 more players before the window closes.

Cahill in as defender and then a defensive midfielder.

We do have Antonio and Chicharito as forwards so not the priority at this time, although a loan move for welbeck would not surprise me (personally don’t rate him) .
The concern is the goals being shipped but I think if we can get Cahill in with Diop we will look better.




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16 Jan 2020 13:03:56
This would be a great deal, and a massive
Improvement to us in midfield, but I reckon this would be very hard to get over the line,
I’m sure they would be very reluctant to let him go, i'd still like to see us go after Sander Berge aswell.

Steve WHU



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08 Aug 2019 15:41:08
Agree mercel it has be a good window, some good business and happy to see us bring in some youngsters to compete with the first team!

Fingers crossed it is a good season, top 10 is achievable in my eyes but other clubs like Everton Watford Leicester have bought well too,

I just hope we don’t have a serious amount of injuries like last season, that could really hurt us,
Bring on city 😩.

Steve WHU




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19 Jan 2020 09:10:09
Good morning gents, I’m glad you and your grandson enjoyed the game, I was quite happy with a point, but indeed agree we need to be more clinical in and around the box, Lanzini hasn’t done much since he’s been back from injury but if I heard right DM is a big admirer of him so sure he will be starting most games,
I feel sorry for Haller, he does seem to come across lazy but he is that type of striker, strong aerial, wants crosses/ balls into the box, watching him at Frankfurt he had wingers supplying him left right and centre, we seriously need Antonio back so we can play the two big guys up top, we look so different when they are together.

Steve WHU



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08 Jan 2020 10:00:25
Totally agree Chelmsford, I would of loved to see SP back at the club, maybe talk sport are paying some high wages at the moment lol!

Steve WHU



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02 Aug 2019 00:13:23
Thanks for the welcome back gents much appreciated

And I agree having all our injuries back is a major plus but agree we are also light upfront,

Do we think our business is done? I would suppose anything new would be loan or free agent

Very much looking forward to the new campaign

Steve WHU