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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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27 Jan 2021 11:05:32
I think one more win and we're safe.


1.) 27 Jan 2021 15:45:36
Glass half empty sort of bloke, then?



23 Oct 2020 11:24:48
It seems to me that our new system with 3 at the back would suit Haller when called upon.

With wingbacks in play the wide front players are playing further up the pitch - which means we aren't really playing a lone striker any more - we are playing with 3 forwards.

Do we think that would benefit Haller?


1.) 23 Oct 2020 17:54:18
. and with wing backs there is more crossing potential.



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.




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17 Jun 2021 09:47:23
Boogie team?! Are we going dancing?




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19 May 2021 17:17:47
It's more about who you buy than who you sell. If you sell well and buy wisely it works.
Leicester sold Mahrez, Kante, Maguire, Drinkwater and Chilwell for top money and look where they are.




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05 Feb 2021 15:02:16
He is a professional footballer not a supporter with a couple of years left to make as much money as he can - so he will come if we pay enough and he plays (which gives him a better chance with England) .

Not much point in being at a CL club if you aren't in the team.

Anyway - we might be in the Champions League next season!




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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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21 May 2021 11:21:30
Remember that what Leicester has done is recruit well and then sell their best players for top money and then recruiting well again.

Kante, Drinkwater (! ), Maguire, Mahrez, Chilwell all sold for very big money.

Doing a Leicester probably means selling Rice.




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08 Jan 2021 15:02:44
That's not how elite professional sport works.




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06 Oct 2020 12:39:43
Well, Loftus-Cheek is not as good as Rice or Soucek, has a very poor injury record and would be our highest earner - while not being first choice.




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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.