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26 Jan 2019 16:29:10
"Sky Sources" stating Gomez deal close with "more to follow".

Interesting times!


1.) 26 Jan 2019 18:45:24
It is interesting if nothing else,
Ed would whu be able to buy Gomez ( or anyone ) and loan back to the same club without needing to make squad space at this time?

{Ed002's Note - I don’t think that is plan.}

2.) 26 Jan 2019 20:34:10
Who in earth would join us after watching this rubbish tonight. Shocking disgraceful performance which just shows how much we need to get rid of lots of players.

3.) 26 Jan 2019 19:11:58
Ed - so dies this mean this is actually real and we could sign him this window?
Or just idle newspaper/ Twitter rubbish?

4.) 26 Jan 2019 21:40:17
Thanks ed,
100% Phil awful throwback to the old days, west ham, v little club? Only one winner.

5.) 26 Jan 2019 21:41:43
Embarrassing! Hernandez, Carroll, Obang clearly have their minds set on playing somewhere other than West Ham! MP got it badly wrong tonght badly wrong .

{Ed0333's Note - I have no idea who caroll thinks he has a hope in hell of playing anywhere else?

6.) 26 Jan 2019 21:48:08
At least we drew the second half. 😳.

7.) 26 Jan 2019 22:16:54
He was trying to impress AFC WIM because that's about his level it's fraud that he's on 100,000 roughly a week he should wear a mask absolute robbery he's gone and must never pull a hammers shirt on again.

{Ed0333's Note - I would rather have Harry redknapp with a dodgy heart up front than Andy Carroll.

8.) 26 Jan 2019 20:12:25
So can you elaborate on your understanding of the 'plan' Ed (novel us having one! )

{Ed002's Note - The plan is to try and buy him.}



06 Jul 2018 08:41:45
So the "rumours" of an "exciting" ex player returning are back on.

Can't see it being Payet. Sakho or Song maybe?

Any clues Mike?


1.) 06 Jul 2018 10:08:43
Tomkins would be my shout!

2.) 06 Jul 2018 11:17:31
Carlton cole obviously haha.

3.) 06 Jul 2018 11:21:40
Sorry mates i wouldn't touch him with a barge pole. We don't need players like him in our club.



05 Jun 2018 22:25:39
Interesting Pellegrini stating in Chile he's trying to get Sullivan to loosen up and sign a "great player" to help with attracting others.

Guessing he's talking about Pastore, though not convinced we should me matching his 190k a week while Lanzini who made the Argie squad over Pastore sits on 35k.

But, the premise that he's aiming high must surely be a good thing.


1.) 05 Jun 2018 23:35:51
Lanzini earns more than 35 pal 😂.

2.) 06 Jun 2018 14:36:48
Hi STUBBO he was on 35,000 he had a wage increase apparently. COYI.



30 Jan 2018 22:43:46
Antonio left out of the squad on disciplinary grounds tonight.

Trouble 't Mill?!


1.) 30 Jan 2018 23:16:19
Bust up with Noble?

2.) 30 Jan 2018 23:19:54
Over inflated ego after all the new contracts Sullivan has given him.



30 Jan 2018 14:21:36

Hey Mike,

What's the latest on:


Are we still negotiating or in the running for these two?

. and are we really in for Schneiderlin, or talking at any level about Brozovic?

Seems like as usual indecisiveness as much as commitment will be our undoing (which seemingly Moyes may be exacerbating) .

In other news Badou NDiaye that we were linked with in the Summer looks like heading to Stoke.


1.) 30 Jan 2018 15:18:26
Iron mike any chance we could try and push for fernando Torres on loan til end of season and pay all his wages? I know he's old but we need a striker. either that or Carlton cole.

2.) 30 Jan 2018 15:39:39
With a little over 24hours to go everything is looking desperate me owlde comrades another window virtually over with and more pondering mulling considering and under bidding. Even when we find players we are incapable of meeting asking price without trying to get a deal it's shocking.




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17 May 2018 20:57:21
Mike. anything at all you can do to assuage fears and rule out Ranieri?


1.) 17 May 2018 21:09:15
Stubbo, I’ve just seen Ranieris odds are shortening?

2.) 17 May 2018 21:20:46
Nothing on this one at present, let’s hope not, IRONMIKE.

3.) 17 May 2018 21:21:33
Odds shorten just because people place bets. Don't read anything into the odds.

4.) 18 May 2018 16:47:53
What’s up with Ranieri? Pl experience, has won it, knows the players and speaks English . SKybet have him at 12-1, got to be worth a punt in more ways than one.

5.) 19 May 2018 10:24:49
Dabber it's PELLEGRINI mate 100%.



13 Mar 2018 09:04:43
IRONMIKE not sure if I missed an update or not, but do you have any knowledge of what the response to Tabor and Group's enquiry was with respect putting investment in to the club, and have any insight on whether they will return?

Given current fan sentiment, the group would surely only need to make their interest known at the public level to receive vast support?


1.) 13 Mar 2018 11:47:52
New investment would be good IF THE money was used amongst other things to get us a professional director of football to deal with transfers, this would go a long way towards taking the club forward.



21 Nov 2017 06:04:33
Who do we think the "players with big reputations" are Moyes was referring to?

I'm thinking Carroll, Lanzini, Kouyate.

Really hoping for a shake up on Friday with some lesser lights like Rice, Ayew, Haksabanovic and Sakho being given the chance to stake their claims.

It's a shame it's a short week from a training perspective.


1.) 21 Nov 2017 11:05:07
I honestly can’t see Moyes changing the team
I feel rice should play centre half, I’d play
sakho up top wif ayew one side and Antonio
the other.

2.) 21 Nov 2017 17:38:52
If I'd play AYEW his all round play is awful but one thing he's suprised me with his he's a great finisher in the box so that's where I'd play him on the last man and get in the box at all costs a wide man he ain't if you look back at his Swansea days and against us he scored a great touch in the six yard box.

3.) 21 Nov 2017 21:56:41
Ayew is in my opinion a poor man's Chicharito.

His only issue is we expect him to be a talented ball playing winger as that was the perception.

Sniffing out goals from 6 yards he's very good at.

4.) 24 Nov 2017 11:46:35
I'm by no means an ayew fan but one thing I can't take away from him is that at least he tries and works hard, even if he ain't got the quality, and like u said stubbo he does seem to get in the right place to nick a goal from 6 yards.




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12 Jun 2019 06:46:20
25m Eur to 31m Eur not so far apart.

Seems a change in strategy though if the rumours of moving from Lobotka to attacking midfielders like Fornal.

Either way it would seem Sullivan has taken a step back and Husillos has ramped up.

Ed002 would you concur Sullivan has backed off? If so we just have to hope Husillos is a better operator than Sullivan, which is a pretty low bar.

I'm never quite comfortable with the idea that these guys have favoured agents they use as would seem to limit the player pool and also reeks of kick backs, but that's just a hunch.


{Ed002's Note - I would hope he has.}



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08 Jun 2019 17:45:52
Plenty of sides play with two holding midfielders.

Rumour has it Pellegrini thinks the midfield didn't give the defence enough protection last year and is looking for a foil next to Rice, with Lanzini or Wilshere to play in front.


{Ed002's Note - So changing the formation - more years in the wilderness or desparation?}



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12 Mar 2019 20:17:45
No way Arnie leaves in the Summer.

No one is going to pay 45m for him at 30 years old. Especially not in China where the transfer tax would take the fee to 90m!




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03 Mar 2019 21:16:43
They won't sell until they own the stadium. End of. That's the long game here.




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25 Feb 2019 19:52:19
He's contracted until 2022 by all accounts so won't be signing a pre contract (which someone in last 6 months of their deal can do if moving abroad I believe) with anyone.





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24 Nov 2018 22:17:35
We had a large spend for a single window, but 100m is not big money for an entire squad overhaul.

That's the difference. Thought we played well today, created chances, but defended poorly in the first half (Masuaku the worst culprit) .

Antonio and Arnautovic did what they do well well, and did what they do badly as per as well.

Sadly we lack a true high quality goalscorer (Arnie is a very high quality forward but his finishing is average) and Antonio has enough about his game to get in good positions but lacks quality to capitalise.

We're a work in progress but at least worth watching again. This is the West Ham way really. having a go, olaying some decent stuff, but ultimately not being at the same level as the big sides.




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21 Aug 2018 07:40:43
Time to retain some perspective I think.

- Wilshere is a known quantity with only his injury recird the overriding concern. So far has two 90 mins under his belt.

- Anderson was expensive by our own standards, but by market standards was just about above average. Lazio fans were sad to see him leave. 2 games is far too early to judge. look what happened to Arnie last year!

- Yarmalenko has barely played yet but looks promising when he has.

- Fabianski looks an excellent acquisition.

- Sanchez, Perez, Diop. no evidence to judge them on yet, and it would be too early anyway.

- Fredericks > Byram so an upgrade whether he plays or not

As for Pellegrini he needs to be given a bit of time (and lucky for him we have owners who, for whatever reason, will do that) . Is he a better manager than Bilic, Moyes, Grant, Zola, Redknapp, Roeder, Curbishley, Macari? His record certainly suggests so!

So no matter how you look at it we have the tools in place to be better than recent seasons but need to give some time.

Let's not judge too early on. As was seen last year, Everton, Palace and us all had dire starts but then got going and all finished comfortably mid table, so there is no need to panic after two games.

This season is about changing the club's culture and way of playing, and we all need to stick with that programme and show a bit of moxie!

Two games in is the time to keep the faith, not start crying to Mummy that the new shiny thing doesn't work properly out the box without needing some assembly first!




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29 Jul 2018 19:23:57
Totally agree with Mike about the other end. Played a series of bang average sides so far and conceded every time.

We've got 3 primary centre halves who don't speak the same language. god only knows what the communication is like, plus the current improvement in our midfield cover is reliant on the progress of a 19 year old.

Lastly we have a guy looking like being at left Back who whilst playing well in pre season is renowned for being a terrible defender.

We're going to need to do a lot of defending from the front at this rate.

Really hoping we can shift Kouyate and replace with better, although given he's probably 4th in line at centre back it will be like losing two players (a poor midfielder and decent centre back) .

Silkman was in the radio today saying this shortened window is hard, as players clubs want rid of no one will offer money for, and everyone else is at a massive premium.

We certainly need a centre midfield upgrade before we start as currently with replaced Lanzini with Wilshere, Mario with Yarmalenko, finally replaced Payet (with Anderson) . Diop for Reid (given injury) and Balbuena for Collins, with Fabianski for Hart means realistically only Fredericks is a really significant upgrade over where we've been the last couple of years.

Hopefully Yarma will prove better than Mario. It's unlikely Anderson will be as good as Payet. The others are pretty like for like.

The major upgrade is Pellegrini. Let's hope he can make a telling difference. But please please please let us get in a decent centre mid.

As for outs, i'm expecting:

Byram (sale), Hugill (loan), Oxford (loan), Kouyate (knock down price), and Martinez (loan), Fernandes (loan) .

Anything more than that we can't really afford to lose.




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12 Jun 2018 05:50:04
I reckon Anderson will happen. Husillos will also join as head of Recruitment, and that we'll fail to address our CM woes.

That's my prediction is we'll start the season with:

New Keeper
New CB







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17 May 2018 21:21:33
Odds shorten just because people place bets. Don't read anything into the odds.