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13 Jul 2018 10:52:07
Ironmike is there any truth in rumours that Lazio want Jordan Lukaku to go to us as part of the Anderson deal or is this just rubbish paper talk I've heard Lukaku is pretty much pants! I don't know much about him other than he's Romelus brother!


1.) 13 Jul 2018 11:25:21
Belgium didn’t take a recognised LB to the World Cup. Think that says enough about Jordan Lukaku.

2.) 13 Jul 2018 11:41:42
Cheers kaneob18 so obviously not that good but just saw that they want us to take him as well which seems strange if we don’t want him or he isn’t any good!

3.) 13 Jul 2018 12:37:09
The answers in your question martinben that's why Lazio won't rid of him if true because he ain't an improvement on cresswell (who I don't rate as he can't defend for toffee) so unless a player will improve us it's pretty much tells us unless for cover but imo he ain't worth nowhere near what Lazio value him at.

4.) 13 Jul 2018 13:27:27
Think you have covered it. IRONMIKE.

5.) 13 Jul 2018 15:58:10
Think so Mike!



06 Jun 2018 09:43:20
Ironmike as mentioned before is Sullivan taking a back seat or is he still sticking his nose in and will we get the annual at the end of the transfer window look everyone we had all these players but found it hard to get anyone in like what normally happens and we sign some nobody like Hugill!


1.) 06 Jun 2018 09:54:30
Why do we get a good manger but then not give him any clout? It’s stupid, Sullivan is a pudding, he should writ a book “100 hundred ways to ruin a club and break thousands of fans spirits”
Someone said they aren’t going to hand over the keys to the castle, know one is saying that but for gods sake give the gaffa something and keep your nose out, your a business man and so called fan of the club, stick to that bit and provide the goods and let others do football side of things please. rant over.
Oh don’t get me wrong Fredericks is a good signing but we need to reach a bit higher, no disrespect to the lad what so ever as I think he will do well.

2.) 06 Jun 2018 10:41:29
Rumours going around we are in advanced talks to sign FELIPE ANDERSON and KIA JORABCHIAM is sorting out the deal any truth MIKE. COYI.

3.) 06 Jun 2018 11:03:13
Yes but it’s not as close as is being said, WH must up there offer a little and. Wages again the same Patience and maybe. IRONMIKE.

4.) 06 Jun 2018 14:35:14
Thanks Mike what chance do you think, COYI I would have thought it depended on interest from othe clubs especially top clubs. COYI.



22 May 2018 16:42:59
Apparently Sullivan's net worth is 1 billion I'm sure if I had that much money I'd have so the premiership by now he needs to start putting his money where his mouth is and give us a squad that can start challenging but you know it won't happen the man has deep pockets but those arms I too small!


1.) 22 May 2018 16:50:36
Im off to croatia expect something good by the time i'm back.

2.) 22 May 2018 21:11:14
Sullivan might be worth £1 billion but the vast majority of that is tied up in assets not cash on the hip.

And his wealth is small compared to most premier league owners!

3.) 23 May 2018 14:21:06
A billion is still a billion whether it’s cash or assets
Yes it’s probably not as much as other own.

4.) 23 May 2018 14:22:12
It’s still a billion whether it’s cash or assets is it not!

5.) 23 May 2018 14:24:28
As other owners but it’s still a lot compared
To other clubs he’ll still pull the wool over our
Eyes we can all agree on that😀.

6.) 23 May 2018 17:08:55
I am not sure you guys understand the concept of a net worth.

His net worth includes the value of all his assets, so if he has a £50 million home, but no mortgage that is £50 million of net worth. Likewise with shares in a business he owns (West Ham)

7.) 23 May 2018 17:25:18
And we take out loans which are repayable so it not like it come straight from his pocket.

8.) 23 May 2018 21:18:41
Bkk a billionaire can still be in debt ( yes I know it’s not quite the same as our debt ) but certain rules and obligations apply.



10 Aug 2016 23:54:03
Ironmike is there any truth in the rumours I've seen on facebook with regards to making a bid for jordan ayew 8M, or is this an old story? great posts from you look forward to your posts hoping you can enlighten with this latest one?


1.) 11 Aug 2016 08:59:43
according to several (usually very reliable) sources on Twitter we are not currently looking to sign anyone else unless there is outgoings due to a lack of substantial wages left in the pot. (yes there is transfer budget, but not wage budget within the clubs structure) Those that are left apparently aren't enough to bring in a player that will actually improve the squad. so expect the next couple of weeks to be quiet unless we sell some more dead wood.



12 Jun 2016 22:47:36
where I work I have been told from a work mate that his mate was at an important conference in malmo and was told that zlatan was looking for a move to west ham and was in secret talks I laughed at first but the guy who was told has put £50 on him joining us I can't honestly believe it but the guy who was told is a big man city fan whether he has fallen for it I don't know but the guy says the person who he was talking too knew zlatan well and he just wants to play in london i'm sure ironmike would have heard of this so am not really believing this but my mate has put on a tenner for him to join us as well and he never bets!


1.) 12 Jun 2016 23:45:34
I've been telling the lads in work for weeks I think Zlatan would be playing for us next season, As you can imagine I have been getting some stick. I would be happy for us to pay him 500k a week as over the year it's 26m. (Although I can't see it with the FairPlay rules regarding wages. ) With a possible top 4 finish and merchandise we would more than make that back. Its worth dreaming of. Lol.




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09 Aug 2018 22:31:58
Well if anyone had said we would spend over 100 million on transfers this season I'd have laughed but it's actually true having supported the hammers for over 40 years it's been a pleasant surprise if they all click could be exciting times ahead.


1.) 10 Aug 2018 12:20:28
Hiya RAVER i really fear for you this season if you think you will challenge for the title this year imo you won't be in the top three and i'm going down the bookies to see what price i can get for spurs not to be in top three as i think youve got a few players that don't won't to be there at this time and get the most out of KANE and ALI as they won't be there next year imo and both were very MEDIOCRE in the world cup especially ALI and KANE was shocking against CROATIA and i know what your going to say he was golden boot winner but thoose goals were against PANAMA and TUNISIA.



06 Jun 2018 11:06:40
I genuinely believe gold is a West Ham fan as for Sullivan I genuinely don't think so but he has far more say than gold and I genuinely think he has all the day in transfers etc we will never fulfill our true potential whilst Sullivan is in charge it is something as West Ham fans we'll have to accept. We may get the odd great season where we finish 7th possibly 6th but never any higher I hope Sullivan reads these comments as then he can see how much contempt REAL West Ham fans have against him but he's got broad shoulders and wouldn't give a toss anyhow we all know he's only in it for the money and power it gives him.


1.) 06 Jun 2018 12:27:41
100% agree mate, if only he read these posts, they would probably be adapted before they got near him if that was the case. I wish gold had more say in my opinion.

2.) 06 Jun 2018 19:13:19
Whitbyhammer I remember dg getting interviewed after we were relegated the last time and he genuinely looked close to tears whilst Sullivan didn’t look like he gave a toss seemed to be more worried about the loss of money but I maybe wrong I don’t know if ironmike knows any of them and can verify but that’s how it looks to me.



28 May 2018 20:01:06
I hope Sullivan seriously let's Manuel get
on with things I can only take so much last
season was the first time in 40 odd years of
supporting the hammers I seriously thought
of not bothering anymore I hope he can make his own signings and pick his own players but I don't think it will happen it's a
shame but things won't change while Sullivan or should we call him dullivan!
is in charge.


1.) 29 May 2018 15:02:17
The first year i haven't renewed and won't mine new botn child and different priorities at the moment as much as if like to i can't g3t to every game anyway.



31 Aug 2016 17:47:03
cant see us signing anyone else but saying arbeloa just signing as a mentor for sam byram also allowing us to push antonio further forward? still would like one more striker but doubt it I think mido and adebayor are available!




08 Aug 2016 21:32:39
ayew confirmed west hams record signing 20.5M welcom andre we are now getting there a couple of new defenders and reckon we will be sorted just hope we take the europa league seriously like sevilla a champions league place up for grabs has to be worth it surely?


1.) 08 Aug 2016 23:06:26
Need striker.

2.) 08 Aug 2016 23:27:01
Top striker, Calleri and experienced right back. Sell Sahko and Valencia.




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28 Apr 2019 11:47:59
Sell Snodgrass are you having a laugh he’s been immense this season I was shocked he came back but he’s been a totally different player like a new signing. i agree with Masuaku though and give Zabba one more season just as a squad player.




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13 Jul 2018 11:41:42
Cheers kaneob18 so obviously not that good but just saw that they want us to take him as well which seems strange if we don’t want him or he isn’t any good!




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25 Jun 2018 16:37:22
Tout Suite are we after him too ironmike hop the deals done quickly 😂.




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13 Jun 2018 13:38:14
Many players mike is that so when we don’t get many signings we can be given the same bulsh@t by Sullivan that look we tried but couldn’t get any over the line or they didn’t want to come like what usually happens!




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01 Jun 2018 16:56:09
Yes I’d say Lewandowski a definate😀.





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06 Jun 2018 19:13:19
Whitbyhammer I remember dg getting interviewed after we were relegated the last time and he genuinely looked close to tears whilst Sullivan didn’t look like he gave a toss seemed to be more worried about the loss of money but I maybe wrong I don’t know if ironmike knows any of them and can verify but that’s how it looks to me.




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28 May 2018 22:15:41
Hi Jason one of the best games I can
remember was the game against Coventry
we were 2 nil down and scored 3 in 3 mins in the second half if I remember I can’t remember if it was his home debut but sandy Clark scored I think we won 5- 3
If anyone else was there they maybe able to give
more details but I just remember watching the hands go over to the Coventry fans when the 3rd went in,
doubt we’ll ever get days like those also the Barnsley
3-2with frankie macs return I nearly crushed my young lad as the crowd surged forward when we got the winner I think it was a header?