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22 Jul 2019 17:20:10
Anyone else think the time might be right to sell Lanzini as he is in the last year of his contract and we have a lot of talent in his position?

Use the funds to strengthen at the back and maybe a good back-up striker?


{Ed002's Note - The issue has to be fitness. Maybe a one year extension to keep value and then see how the season goes.}

1.) 22 Jul 2019 17:53:00
I think we may have seen the best of Lanzini. If we could get £15m ish then I’d sell. He looks incredibly leggy now.

2.) 22 Jul 2019 17:59:15
Not me. I’m a real fan. I’d love to see him him up with Wilshere and Fornals.

3.) 22 Jul 2019 18:33:18
*team up.

4.) 22 Jul 2019 19:54:35
You can´t play Fornals, Wilshere and Lanzini in the same team!

5.) 22 Jul 2019 20:00:57
Agree with BillProsser/ Markwhu, players rarely come back after such a serious injury to the standard they were before, have a feeling Yarmalenko may be a passenger as well? if somebody came in with £15m offer, i’d Let him go, but can’t see that offer happening? ⚒⚒.

6.) 22 Jul 2019 20:35:13
Alan shearer did!

7.) 22 Jul 2019 20:53:57
I would think Pel. would give him 5-6 games before thinking about Lanzini leaveing at his best he was up their with the best, i would give him a chance to get match fit before makeing any decision on a player worth a lot more than 15 mil before his injury. Its the same with Wiltshire a lot of fans wanted him gone but let's see how they both work out.
Also i would take a chance on A. Iwobi from Arsenal at 21 he's the right age to improve has a lot of Prem. exp. can only get better.

8.) 23 Jul 2019 07:32:16
Guyser, it’s easy to give examples of players that have overcome bad injuries, also just as easy to so the same with those that haven’t overcome them! I am not saying write Lanzini off, I said Rarely do players come back as good or consistent to previous standards, how many examples have we already had at WH, you don’t need me to name them! It’s too early at the moment to criticise even The supposedly fit players when it’s pre season, but a lot so much comes down to personality and dedication overcoming serious injury, also how long they have left on their contracts to have a prolonged holiday!

9.) 23 Jul 2019 08:44:28
Iwobi would be a good buy. I mentioned him some time back. When he played for Arsenal against us, he and Laccazette caused us problems. Iwobi’s final ball is poor, but his national side play him down the middle. I believe Arsenal would sell for £20m, and at his age he’d be a good buy. Plus he’s never injured.

10.) 23 Jul 2019 09:51:49
Whilst Lanzini was clearly rusty when he came back last season, I still saw good pace, control, vision and, most importantly, full commitment to the challenge of the tackle.

Similarly, there is nothing tentative about Wilshere’s pre-season performances.

So far, Yarmolenko’s recovery seems the most questionable.

As has been suggested above, if we’re top heavy with attacking midfielders, and/ or need to generate cash to buy in where we are lightweight, I would sell Yarmolenko well before Lanzini.

I also disagree that Fornals, Lanzini and Wilshere can’t play in the same team. If you look at Wilshere’s career stats, he has often played very deep and there was some discussion last year of of him being the ideal player to support Rice in defensive/ central mid.

11.) 23 Jul 2019 11:09:20
In my opinion Lanzini is our most creative player hopefully after a full preseason he will be back to his best playing in the hole behind Haller can't believe some fans want to sell him give a years extension then hopefully a long term contract on the money he deserves next summer.

12.) 23 Jul 2019 14:23:14
I find Lanzini frustrating, clearly he has talent but fails to deliver on a consistent basis!

Payet elevated his game and of course along with others as well in that team!

I think he tries to mimic is international team mate Messi in trying to dribble all the time which unfortunately more often than not he comes up short on!

13.) 23 Jul 2019 18:51:47
Some good points Costa, payet until the strike fiasco was possibly if not the best then certainly one of the best players I have seen in a whu shirt . Lanzini is quality but can get bullied off the ball . As for messi? Yes he plays with world class stars but even he doesn't always produce, let's see what a fit lanzini can do :)

14.) 23 Jul 2019 22:18:59
Lanzini is worth considerably more £15 million that's what you pay for decent championship players he's an ARGENTINIAN international for £30 to 40mill is right its going to take him time to get confidence that the ACL is going to hold up he would havebroken down by now if it wasnt going to hold up. COYI.

15.) 25 Jul 2019 10:46:18
Why would we want to sell Lanzini, at his best he is at least on a par with Erickson and Mata for example
Sure we seem to be stacked with creative midfielders but injuries and drops in form mean we can’t have enough .
Now we have bought a classy striker let’s make sure that he isn’t starved of decent service .
Last season when he returned was admittedly not the Lanzini we have become accustomed to, but he was out for a long time and it’s difficult to pick up where he was before the injury when only featuring in the back end of the season.
Hopefully a proper pre season will see him back to his creative best . I certainly wouldn’t give up on him .

16.) 25 Jul 2019 11:13:58
Problem is if he has a good season we could lose him for nothing next summer and we need funds now to strengthen in defence and need another striker.

17.) 25 Jul 2019 11:16:21
Personally, I’d prefer Mata or Erickson.

18.) 25 Jul 2019 16:54:57
Lanzini, Fornals and Anderson are the three Pellegrini will use behind Heller, and probably Rice and Noble/ Medel sitting behind. That is a quality set up, plenty of creativity there, to break open those packed defences that teams often play. From what I saw first half of Lanzini against Man Cty in the Asia Trophy, he has plenty to offer, maybe not at his peak yet but I think he will get there come the start of the season. Yarmalenko, Antonio, Snodgrass and Wilshire (who looks in great form could well start against Man Cty) provide quality back up.

19.) 26 Jul 2019 06:43:45
Lanzini has a 2 year extension option to the club's benefit I believe which he is currently challenging the legal veracity of.

20.) 26 Jul 2019 16:54:46
Stubbo, hmmm sounds ominous if he may be challenging it, why I wonder would he do that unless he wants away? Looking for a big money payoff maybe before his opportunities start running out? ⚒⚒⚒⚒.

21.) 27 Jul 2019 11:10:42
Pretty sure its over money from what I recall.

Think the rumour was the extension takes him up to 70k per week automatically from the 40k odd he's on, and he's obviously seen wages at the club spiral since signing that deal so believes should be getting more.

22.) 27 Jul 2019 13:54:22
If he’s going up to £70k, which, according to reports, is what we are paying Haller - that’s got to be plenty. Of the two who is likely to get more playing time this year?

Bearing in mind, admittedly through no fault of his own, he has basically just had a year on the sidelines, he needs to prove himself.

I’m a real fan of his, but, naive as it sounds, I feel he owes us at the moment.

23.) 31 Jul 2019 13:49:16
Medical advice after acl is approx 80% chance of same fitness as before or even better. So fingers crossed.




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10 Sep 2020 11:53:23
Would anyone be unhappy if we signed Troy Deeney?


1.) 10 Sep 2020 11:55:13
I would.

2.) 10 Sep 2020 13:28:26
Bill, No problem for me for a season👍I have suggested him before on my posts as an aggressive front man to help out and bully opposition, what should the problem be? ⚒⚒⚒.

3.) 10 Sep 2020 17:53:33
100% no! bloke slagged off haller saying he scored more when half his goals came from the pen spot. Averages 5 goals a season from open play.

4.) 10 Sep 2020 19:46:00
Good player, but do we want someone who is beginning to suffer injuries?

5.) 10 Sep 2020 21:14:44
If the money was available I’d go for Burnley Chris wood I like it’s feisty get in your face attitude.

6.) 10 Sep 2020 21:55:34
Another player that IMO is the wrong age but the right age for SULLIVAN it seems. COYI.

7.) 10 Sep 2020 23:10:03
Given our current situation 1yr contract with the potential for a 2nd year wouldn’t hurt.



24 Apr 2020 11:49:46
I would like Scott Parker to be our next manager.


1.) 24 Apr 2020 12:58:19
Bill I have to ask why?

2.) 25 Apr 2020 17:21:31
I think I am the same merc! Why?

See what moyes does next year, if they go with a young squad then I think a lot of fans will be happy

3.) 26 Apr 2020 07:51:17
Thats a suggestion out of the blue re Scot Parker😮I am of the same mind actually as merc and bobby, I thought DM was really unfairly treated the first time when he was given the job of keeping us up, did exactly that, then they waved him off at the Station, even at the time I thought that was an awful way to treat him, then look what happened, how much did the next Manager cost the club£££ and what did we a achieve? I don’t believe in blind loyalty, but anybody that has been chosen to do a job should be given a fair chance, imo the way MP spent and who we bought, it wasn’t unreasonable to expect, far, far better results than we got, so to jettison him was the sensible solution?



05 Dec 2019 15:21:45
Transition is too slow. We need left footers on the left wing and right footers on the right (or at least switch it up) .

Playing the opposite wing means they have to slow-up and cut inside so there is no quick service to Haller.

When we do get crosses in from the bye-line or cut back we score goals.


1.) 09 Dec 2019 19:18:16
I always said MP for me had a free hit last year, this year i'm so disapointed we are slow predictable, and he keeps playing 1 up front which drives me crazy, why on earth did he buy Haller if not to play to his strengths, my opinion is swaying with MP, I don't see any progression i really dont.



04 Dec 2019 13:58:58
I would rather have Scott Parker than Eddie Howe.

Doing well at Fulham - could do for us what Lampard is doing for Chelsea.

What do you think?


1.) 04 Dec 2019 14:38:08
If results keep picking up mate we will be keeping what we’ve got.

2.) 04 Dec 2019 20:50:21
I'm sorry but SNODGRASS ain't good enough howith the he'll he plays for the first team I don't know we must have better tHan nothing but a championship player in SNODGRASS. COYI.

3.) 04 Dec 2019 20:55:38
How many times is NOBLE going to give the ball away in dangerous areas of the pitch it's shocking. COYI.

4.) 04 Dec 2019 21:17:14
Sorry but Yarmolenko is a liability, do not think I have seen as bad a player as him, if it was a 5 min game then he would be superb! Unfortunately it is a game of 90 minutes.
Had plenty of possession but could be out there for another 180 minutes and we will not score, nobody has an idea of a pass!

5.) 04 Dec 2019 21:22:15
I do not like to put it on the manager but pellegrini simply does not set the team up to win a game, the players need to put a shift in but you have to set the formation first!

Gold and Sullivan I will do the job!
£50,000 per year and £10,000 for each position higher than 12th, I may do rubbish but it won’t be for trying and the players will give 100%!



15 Aug 2019 09:12:33
I am so happy for Adrian.

When he threw off his gloves before taking the decisive penalty in the shootout against Everton at Upton Park - saying he wouldn't be needing them again - was one of the top moments in the hundreds of games I went to there.

Fantastic bloke.


1.) 18 Aug 2019 00:09:10
Hope AJETI isn't going to be a HUGILL and not be used this guys played champions league football and for a decent club he's no slouch. COYI.




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05 Aug 2020 15:00:25
"Don't know if Ben Yedder gives us anything different to what we already have". If Ajeti and Haller are gone we won't have much left!




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22 Jun 2020 10:26:10
Might be a bit exposed on the flanks without any full backs!




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17 Sep 2019 16:49:05
Thought Anderson tracked back well - but he slowed up play when attacking. Could this be because Yarmolenko was so off the pace that we only had Haller in the box and he was covered? Need to get more in there more quickly perhaps?




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25 Jul 2019 11:13:58
Problem is if he has a good season we could lose him for nothing next summer and we need funds now to strengthen in defence and need another striker.




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15 Apr 2019 10:15:57
Iron. Al - don't forget we bought Billy Bonds from Charlton (he played 95 times for them) - he didn't come through our youth system.

All footballers think they will be or should be starters. You don't get to where Rice is now without tremendous self-belief and he will believe he will get game time at a big club of they pay a fortune for him.





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20 Dec 2019 14:26:38
Eddie Howe left to go to Preston and went back.




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16 Jul 2019 15:31:06
Has hardly played for us. One year left on his contract on £30k a week (£1.5 million) . Injury problems.

Better off the books tbh.




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01 Aug 2017 23:45:11
Yes Mike - the window always tightens up after the early business is done and then goes bonkers at the end and I'm sure we'll shift Snoddy and a few others out eventually

This would work to our advantage if Arsenal are still stuck with Wilshere at the end of the month.




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17 Jul 2017 10:28:04
There are 20 teams in Serie A so it's hard to see how only 15 goalkeepers made starts.




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28 Jun 2017 15:55:07
Supporters of almost every club are saying the same things - look on the Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea pages and it's the same as this one with different names!

When I said about the Insider I meant the page they had on the official site last year - to be fair the owners have been quiet this year.