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10 Apr 2020 06:46:44
Sanchez? Must surely be a wind up lol.


1.) 10 Apr 2020 08:15:25
HammerD, I just really hope so👎👎hate to see another greedy one on the payroll getting injured ☹️🤭he still has 2 years left on his Man U contract apparently so can’t see him relinquishing that deal hopefully! That would blow DM’s previous quote of “signing younger players” out of the water! ⚒⚒⚒.

2.) 10 Apr 2020 10:33:05
I wouldn't be surprised as:
1 - he's past 30
2 - he's past it
3 - he's on astronomical wages
4 - he's injured

I really do hope it's just papertalk. but if true, then our clubs even worse than I first thought.

3.) 10 Apr 2020 17:39:09
Apparently we still owe £70m in transfer fees?

4.) 11 Apr 2020 21:19:07
70 million is nothing, hardly any transfers are paid upfront but paid over time!
Relating to Andersen going to Napoli then I would not mind the transfer as long as we get a decent price and it’s used wisely, great player on his day but to far and between, does not look interested in putting a shift in.

5.) 12 Apr 2020 15:30:00
Bobby, personally I would prefer none of these so-called Marquee signings from overseas with no Premiership experience! Think a lot are bounty hunters? Give me the good old fashioned Players that put in a good shift, not posers that we seem to sign on astronomical egoistical wages! Of course there are the loads of exceptions, but they always seem to be signed by other clubs? Anderson, Haller, Yarmelenko, Wilshere, Roberto, can only think of these at the time of my Sunday pre meal drink👍Give me the grafters every time, we know who they are, less skill yes but endless effort! ⚒⚒⚒.

6.) 13 Apr 2020 19:26:55
Totally agree, team of 11 grafters would always finish higher than the luxury players.

We all know that West Ham fans love a player who works and tries his socks off (Di Canio, tevez, Noble, ) just to mention a few.

I think majority of fans can handle a relegation if the players have tried, when we see the effort non existent then that’s when fans turn against players.

7.) 15 Apr 2020 11:41:42
I wonder if the time has come for us to buy British players. When we buy foreign they generally let us down, a few have worked, but MANY have not.

When we did well in the 80s it was with with homegrown players. Are we a club that suits this way?

8.) 17 Apr 2020 23:24:10
Mark let’s not look too much through rose tinted glasses. We started the 80s in the second division and by the end of the 80s we were going back down. We had one great season finishing third a couple of top half finishes and the rest were fighting relegation. Besides the PL is a different proposition to the old Division 1. We need some skill, some creative players, we just need to get the right ones, something the club has not done well.



30 Jul 2019 18:48:15
Ed. any news on any potential signings? Or any talks or even rumours? Not much happening at the moment. or are we done with the transfers?


{Ed002's Note - Nothing new dave but I am travelling and busy right now.}

1.) 31 Jul 2019 09:03:19
Ed a defensive midfielder with a physical presence is definitely needed a injury to Rice would put us in massive trouble.

{Ed002's Note - back up will not be the first priority.}

2.) 31 Jul 2019 19:26:01
Ed I mean a defensive midfielder to start with Rice or we are going to get over run Rice needs help big time I really hope we have some money left to get some one.

3.) 31 Jul 2019 21:32:40
Times running out. I hope we sign someone soon. but looks unlikely.

4.) 01 Aug 2019 11:41:48
Based on preseason, I get the impression Pellegrini is looking at playing 4-1-4-1 this season

Yesterday Rice put in a monumental shift for 60 odd minutes, didn’t play bad, but he was over run.

I think playing Wilshere, Lanzini, Fornals and Anderson in front of Rice is going to give us plenty of attacking threat, but seriously lacking defensively.

Just my opinion though.

5.) 01 Aug 2019 13:39:34
I agree DIE 4, I love the technical play those 4 can do when we have the ball, but when they lose it Rice is our only shield, and can get overrun. I like JW a lot, but I still don't think he is a deep lying playmaker, or a traditional CM. Like Fornals, he plays best in the transition area behind the opposition midfield line and behind a striker, occasionally coming BACK to collect the ball, rather than starting off deep.
Of the players in our squad, i'd play Snodgrass alongside Dec, or Noble. Snods is far more aggressive in the centre than Jack, and will be better at supporting Dec in breaking up opposition attacks. I know it's not Snods' natural position, but he has all the attributes to play there, and we have plenty of wingers with pace where he usually plays. Nobes is also good, but just lacks the legs for me, and Dec also isn't the quickest.
I have to put in a word for Sanchez, as I have previously said that he was not good enough or risky backup at DM. But yesterday I thought he looked very capable in the DM role. I just hope he can stay fit this season.



25 May 2019 09:57:08
Ed. please tell me the rumours about llorente aren't true? Surely got to be looking at younger players?


{Ed002's Note - If you mean Fernando Llorenti I am not aware of any approach to Spurs.}

1.) 25 May 2019 10:47:58
General feeling was I thought that no business would be likely between the clubs due to past remarks made . unless a kiss and make up session is held with members of the two boards.

2.) 25 May 2019 13:24:27
Thanks ed. let's hope it stays that way.

3.) 25 May 2019 14:32:14
He's out of contract this summer so the no business between the clubs thing is moot. 35 in February, 1 goal in 20 PL games last season really should say it all, besides it's a Sun story so surely it's all made up.

4.) 25 May 2019 17:54:47
Hope so bill.



22 Mar 2019 06:14:23
It's clear we need a left back. What about that teirny from celtic?


1.) 22 Mar 2019 21:48:19
I'm always a bit suss about players from the SPL who shine in a league about equivalent to League One. Besides, a figure of £25M is being banded about. That's Ben Chillwell money and I know who I'd rather we spend that kind of cash on.

2.) 22 Mar 2019 22:55:39
True. But established players like chillwell go to man city. I think Tierney would be decent. Would be someone I'd get in. Got to be better than what we have surely.

3.) 23 Mar 2019 19:54:13
Your point is valid but I'm still struggling in all honesty.

Didn't we sign a "destined for great things" Scottish left back in the shape of Stephen Hendrie? That worked out really well for us. Not! He's part of my reluctance to sign Scottish players - especially ones being talked up by their club.

For every Andrew Robertson (who we sniffed around but didn't go for) There's a Stephen Kingsley. £25M is a lot to splash to find out we've bought the latter rather than the former.

I'd rather we looked at someone like Jamal Lewis who I think can easily make the step up and at around £4m looks a bargain.

4.) 24 Mar 2019 06:36:50
Yea get that mate. Spl is a dodgey league. There are some absolute gems in the lower leagues at a fraction of the price. We just need to find them lol.

5.) 24 Mar 2019 18:11:55
He plays for Celtic, not Hamilton like Hendrie who was a prospect. He's wanted by Arsenal and Man Utd, so won't be coming to us.

6.) 26 Mar 2019 20:52:25
hes a Celtic fan through and through aswell must be loving life playing for a club you support decent money and european footy every year.



02 Aug 2018 09:30:38
So. I see we have had a 20 mil offer for Maia accepted? Is this the case Mike? Also, are we really after the 4portugeuse players?


1.) 02 Aug 2018 09:49:40

2.) 02 Aug 2018 10:52:51
Is obiang still going Mike?

3.) 02 Aug 2018 11:02:38
Didn't think I'd ever say this but. well done dgs. If we get these 5 more players must be looking at close to 200 mil right?

4.) 02 Aug 2018 11:54:51
Maia is ON the Forward most wanted is Gomez however talks still ensue with Marega Brahimi Joao Mario Laxalt we have made bid for Joao Felix you must all appreciate it changes all the time so we shall see, OBIANG can still leave AFTER the window closes if he His to Sampadoria we are desperate to get rid of Oxford. IRONMIKE.

5.) 02 Aug 2018 12:21:56
Maia must be the priority. Another goal-scorer would be great, but we must toughen up our defensive mid to release Wilshere and Noble’s creativity.

6.) 02 Aug 2018 14:41:00
Yes that’s the idea. IRONMIKE.




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26 Aug 2020 14:06:43
Just a quick question, what do you all think about diangana? Good enough for thenPL? Did well in the champ. Looked skillful and produced some good goals and assists. Could be decent for us.


1.) 26 Aug 2020 14:37:12
Definite starter for me.

2.) 26 Aug 2020 20:50:03
Certainly worth a place in the squad. Keeping him would would make much more sense than trying to scrape together £15-20M on yet another winger we don't need. Money that could be used to fix one of the multitude of problem positions we currently have.

3.) 26 Aug 2020 23:24:23
Worth a spot in the squad. I wouldn't say a starter at this stage, but I read that is what he wants and potentially will go elsewhere if not given that (don't know how true that is) . I would discuss with him if I was the manager the fact he needs to show that he is capable of holding down the starting spot and he will get it, we have a lot of wide players and he can't expect that he can demand a spot.

4.) 27 Aug 2020 19:16:34
He made two for a Haller. Definitely keep, and have either starting or in every match day squad - so he gets plenty of game time.

5.) 28 Aug 2020 02:13:31
If it's a choice between Anderson and Diangana the Brazilian wouldn't get a look in as far as I'm concerned.

6.) 28 Aug 2020 07:51:09
Agree with you merc👍👍.



25 Aug 2020 19:08:43
Messi doesn't want to play for barca. i'd like us to swap snodgrass for him.


1.) 25 Aug 2020 19:42:39
. or Masuaku.

2.) 26 Aug 2020 23:27:22
But would you give both? It might take that :D.

3.) 27 Aug 2020 12:12:20
It might clinch the deal if we add Wilshere in as well😂🤣😂🤣⚒⚒😂.

4.) 27 Aug 2020 16:24:13
Maybe the entire squad?

5.) 28 Aug 2020 02:17:24
Now you're going over the top swap Messi for Roberto seems fair to me.



20 Aug 2020 07:31:29
If we did get rid of Anderson for say 25mil, I'd like us to go for
Fraser free
Eze 10 mil plus hugely
Matty cash 15

And if we could a new cb. Like Duffy.

Id be very happy with that.


1.) 20 Aug 2020 09:54:59
And how are you going to propose to pay Fraser, Eze, Matty Cash and Duffy with Felipe Anderson’s salary?

You can’t just sell a player and buy 4 in. The transfer fee may be available, but the salaries certainly won’t be.

2.) 20 Aug 2020 12:30:03
Unfortunately I don't have the answer to that as I'm not involved in transfers at West ham. this was just a simple list of players I would like us to possibly go for. Moving other players on will help if that helps address your query.



01 Aug 2020 21:24:54
Howes left. what do we think. I know a lot of people wpuld want him at west ham.

I think we need to stick with moyes. I like his approach. Thoughts?


1.) 01 Aug 2020 23:32:01
Ship has sailed we should have gone for him a while ago if we wanted him, Moyes deserves a chance to build I think.

2.) 02 Aug 2020 02:57:27
And Howe’s teams have not performed well over last few seasons.

3.) 02 Aug 2020 10:05:00
Moyes is our man.



21 Jul 2020 13:33:30
So with Chelsea sniffing around rice, what wpuld you take as an acceptable offer? Just curious.

Would you sell at all?


1.) 21 Jul 2020 14:47:02
120 million.

2.) 21 Jul 2020 16:51:22

If West Ham have any real interest in becoming a stronger PL team, we need to keep Rice.

3.) 21 Jul 2020 18:35:00
you got to put a massive ridiculous price on him to stop clubs sniffing. £120m should do it lol.

4.) 21 Jul 2020 19:08:21
I wouldn't sell him but we need to improve the team around him if we want any chance of keeping him.

People laugh at those valuations but he's worth it at 21 you would be getting a player that will play week in week out at a high level for his career much better than signing foreign players every 1-3 seasons for large money that take time to settle and often don't live up to standards set in other leagues.

5.) 21 Jul 2020 21:35:47
Totally agree. Would love him to stay. can't see it happening though. He will want CL football and I can't really blame him.




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24 Aug 2020 07:18:36
His wages ae like 4o0 per week lol.




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11 Aug 2020 17:49:14
Wouldnt take him. He would want a huge wage and at 29, not someone I'd want. Would prefer eze or benhrama at a fraction of the cost.




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05 Aug 2020 13:11:30
Thats one game. He has played so well this year.




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04 Aug 2020 20:28:27
18 could get eze or money towards benhrama or a lb.




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04 Aug 2020 20:27:59
Really hope so. If we do sign him for 18 then I've lost faith in DM. I thought our new approach was the buy young hungry players.





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27 Sep 2020 16:17:59
Coyi64.how are we a big club? I know you love WH but that shouldn't hide the fact we aren't. We aren't any bigger than 3/ 4 of the other teams in the Premier league. So we ARE NOT a big club. We have a big fan base and a big stadium. But so does Sunderland.




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26 Sep 2020 21:09:21
We aren't a big club. We've got potential. but not a big club. Do I want Rice to stay? Yes. Will he? Probably not.




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27 Aug 2020 16:24:13
Maybe the entire squad?




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24 Aug 2020 16:12:02
Mystic meg strikes again.




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24 Aug 2020 06:07:12
Chill out. was a joke pal.