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19 Jul 2015 09:42:04
I have heard the dgs read these posts and with that in mind have a player I think they should be speaking to lvg about when they next speak about Hernandez - Nick Powell. This lad is 21, can play in midfield or forward, has European experience (whilst on loan at Wigan) and historically scores every third game. He was groomed by Dario Gradi at Crewe who advised Ferguson to buy him as he thought he'd be better than David Platt. This is the same manager who found and developed Dean Ashton amongst others. Powell is currently either in the reserves or waiting for a loan or perm move whilst waiting for his chance with lvg. Worth a look surely?

Dabber Hammer

1.) 19 Jul 2015 11:38:31
Good call but I think we need to get someone who is proven scoring goals don't think can take a chance as our strike force is looking pretty short at the minute in terms of quality

2.) 20 Jul 2015 12:22:16
Hi rowe11 , Powell can play wide, centre or up front, he's scored goals from all these positions - check out the one he scored for Crewe against Cheltenham in the okay off final a couple of years back on YouTube . He was 19 at the time .

3.) 20 Jul 2015 21:02:20
Not knocking that he looked a talent but not proven at high level



04 Jul 2015 10:11:51
Apparently the Italian press are stating this morning that we are on the verge of completing on Angelo Ogbonna, any news on this Mike or Eds?

Dabber Hammer

1.) 04 Jul 2015 13:39:33
Does anyone think Podolski would have been a good option? He's always said he wants to play through the middle, and can score a goal

2.) 04 Jul 2015 15:29:09
He might of been. But he's joined Galatasaray. So we'll never know




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04 Nov 2018 16:04:02
Can anyone explain to me why the challenge on Diagana just prior to Andersens goal wasn't a straight red? I know the tef did well to play the advantage but the tackle was appalling.

Dabber Hammer

1.) 04 Nov 2018 16:08:04
I swear hw didn't even gwt a yellow. Should havw played advantage then gone back to book him as it was a horrendous challange went straight through him.

2.) 04 Nov 2018 16:17:12

3.) 04 Nov 2018 17:24:05
He was booked for that challenge it was tarwskocki excuse my spelling but that's who it was.

4.) 05 Nov 2018 09:47:14
Wasn't var available against Tottenham in the cup? Didn't even review the penalty what's the point in having it and not using it for big calls like that.

5.) 05 Nov 2018 10:59:35
Should have been red, and because he got a yellow for it after the goal he got away with it as it cannot be changed after the ref has already taken action. Poor rule IMO
Couldnt watch the game on Sat but was so happy to hear Anderson have a good game, and just at the right time with all these "winnable" fixtures coming up. I thought Snodders and Obiang in CM would be our best partnership (after numerous games into the season, never thought it at the start), and Noble and Wilshere will have to work hard to displace either of them. Great to see Snodders' journey and i think he is a real West Ham player in that CM role. He has proven a lot of us wrong, myself included, as i thought he was average when he signed. He would be a crowd favourite for sure had he played CM like this from the start. We should really appreciate him and what he has done to get back into the WHU team. Most players would have either stuck around and got paid, or been transferred and got another signing on fee elsewhere. He is a model pro in that sense.

{Ed001's Note - actually the decision can be changed if the ref admits he made a mistake. All that a yellow means is that the player himself cannot appeal against it, whereas he could have if it was a straight red.}

6.) 05 nov 2018 12:57:16
it's ok performing in c/ m against a very moderate burnley team but against bigger and far better teams snodgrass will be found out as far as i know he's never played there before correct me if i'm wrong hands up if i am but imo obiang and rice are our holding mids with wilshire when fit playing in a more advanced midfield role just behind anderson in a no10 role just a suggestion but i think diangana could play in an advanced midfield role instead of on the wing and i think anderson who was far better on saturday not playing on the wing as i don't think he is a winger and his position 100% is behind the front man in a no10 role but when lanzini is back anderson will be pushed out on the wing he very rarely takes on his man but in a no 10 role his link up and quick passing means he's far more dangerous there and both his goals were from this position and not cutting in off the wing and when lanzini s back play him in the more advanced midfield role just behind the no 10 just a suggestion that i think could work. coyi.

7.) 05 Nov 2018 18:09:31
Thanks Ed, didn't know that. When has a referee ever admitted they made a mistake tho? Lol.

{Ed001's Note - well one of the lads on the Liverpool site is in the referee training program and he admitted to getting decisions wrong this weekend. However, I am sure they will soon train that kind of nonsense out of him and teach him how to make up some new rule interpretation to cover any future mistakes....}

8.) 06 Nov 2018 14:50:10
Hahaha that's exactly it, even the live broadcast referee consultants on Sky or BT coverage always try to find an interpretation that backs the ref's decision. I agree Refs need protecting, and more authority and respect from players, but twisting interpretations to justify decisions is not the way. VAR simply HAS to come into the game, we missed out on a clear pen vs Burnley as a result.
IMHO there should have been 2 penalties in the Arsenal vs Liverpool game when keepers came out to crosses, missed the ball and clattered the opposition player who got his head to the ball first. Yes they got a head (or a shot) in so you could argue advantage, but if it doesn't go in then there is NO advantage. Anywhere else on the pitch if a player goes in for a challenge and misses the ball and gets the player its a foul, why is it not the case for keepers?



19 May 2016 17:31:06
I know he's 32 but what about Jonas from Benefica, 52 goals in 61 games, would be a great addition to the squad.

Dabber Hammer

{Ed002's Note - Clutching at straws.}

1.) 19 May 2016 18:02:59
You're right Ed002 but he'd cost a lot less than most and I believe was the 4th highest goal scorer in Europe this season (albeit in a relatively low level league) . his stats just seem to stack up favourably.

{Ed002's Note - West Ham are not going to buy players just for the hell of it or because they are cheap. The hame really doesn't work that way. Clubs look to buy players they want and will fit in with the squad and will improve the team.}

2.) 20 May 2016 12:27:24
Ed002 can we stop the negativity please? Constructive criticism would be much more appreciated then cynicism. Bound to put people off posting isn't it.

{Ed002's Note - Sure, WHU do approach the 20 or so players mentioned to you every day. They will be buying players like Jonas because he is cheap - ignoring the fact that the club has zero interest in him, ignoring the fact that he won't improve the team. Maybe the club is as stupid as some of their fans. This is one of the reasons I try not to tell you too much about what is happening - it is a complete waste of my time.}

3.) 20 May 2016 13:15:04
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{Ed002's Note - Suits us just fine. You keep believing all of his bullshit. Cretin.}



26 Mar 2016 12:58:10
Hi Guys

we have been awesome this season and in my opinion need only a couple of tweaks. A 20 goals a season striker would take us to that next level and for that I'd go for Wilfied Bony, forget his couple of seasons at City, they've wasted him, the man knows where the goal is he just needs to play regularly and doesn't suffer too badly from injury. I also think we need cover at centre half and for that would go for either Nathan Ake or Bruno Martins Indi from Porto, both young.

Dabber Hammer

1.) 26 Mar 2016 14:11:39
think bony would be a good call he knows where the back of the net is as u pointed out has, nt been given much of a chance at city but wages would come into it again.

2.) 26 Mar 2016 18:07:28
I think we should get tore in before we sign a striker.

3.) 27 Mar 2016 16:31:42
I'd go for a striker first and I know he's a bit older but I'd still take a look at yilmaz apart from that I like zaza

I like tore but wouldn't make hima priority s we have players already that are good in that position.

{Ed002's Note - There is zero chance of Yilmaz joining having only moved clubs last month.}

4.) 27 Mar 2016 17:39:03
i had heard he isn't happy there though if that's true would depend how much we wanna pay and weather we can offer champions league or not I guess lol.

{Ed002's Note - Someone has been teasing you. He has only just completed the move there and they have only played one game of their new season. It is nothing to do with West Ham in any way or form.}



18 Jan 2016 19:44:21
BBC Sport reporting that Swansea potentially looking to offload Gomis. Does anyone else think he could be one for us? He had a great start to the season .

Dabber Hammer

1.) 18 Jan 2016 20:13:46
he's started off OK but in my opnion I think I'd rather have someone with real pace on the plus side jack sullivan has tweeted there may be a suprise signing within 48 hours and 2 reports I've read put us ahead of Everton for byram now.



21 Jun 2015 10:04:49
Hi all,

One player that nobodies mentioned (and there might be a good reason for that ) that I personally think could do a job for us is . Mario Balotelli. Yes this guy has lots of issues but with a firm hand, realistic salary and if Liverpool offload him on the cheap, I'm convinced he could do a job for us! There is no doubting his ability and shouldn't just be judged on one appalling season

Dabber Hammer

{Ed001's Note - I doubt his ability, he has little, the ball bounces off him as often as he controls it. He is over rated, lazy and will never amount to anything. By the way, it is not one appalling season, he has been rubbish every season.}

1.) 21 Jun 2015 11:09:32
Ed totally understand and respect your opinion and you are probably saying what 90% of football supporters would say about him but look at the clubs he has played for and the amounts of money clubs have been prepared to pay for him . These people must see something?

{Ed001's Note - I have seen it and looked at him closely, I will never understand why anyone is willing to pay big money for him. He is all about him. There is no idea of team work, there is no desire, no willingness to train hard, he is a waster who would rather blame everything on other people. It is always someone else's fault for him, he will blame the racism he suffers etc, rather than realising the best way to get back at these people is to work harder and be better. He will always look for the easy way out. Balotelli will take 100 shots from 45 yards, miss with 90, 7 will be easy saves, 2 will make the keeper work and 1 will go in. Highlights reels will be full of the one that goes in and everyone forgets about all the times he wasted possession from way too far out. The guy is a nice lad but a complete moron.}




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12 Jan 2019 16:03:53
I agree, I don’t necesserily think we’d need to spend any money we received for Arnautovic on a direct replacement however the news that Balbuena is likely to be out for a few months concerns me as Ogbonna just doesn’t fill me with complete confidence. David Luiz is someone I’d like to see us look at or even Cahill just to see this season out. Both would help in developing Diop who continues to look quality. We continue to improve game on game and the future, compared to this time last year, looks fantastic! Loftus-Cheek would be the signing that I’d love to see us get .

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10 Jan 2019 18:26:23
Guys as. I mentioned last week here in Cheshire we are surrounded by Stoke fans, many are saying that once Arnie looks elsewhere he sulks until he gets his way. We shouldn’t be surprised as he acted that way with Stoke when we turned his head, part and parcel of quality these days seems to be a lack of class! We’d miss him but for how long? We got over Payet, Defoe, Cole and Lampard and we’ll get over Arnautavic .

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25 Dec 2018 00:56:04
Happy Christmas to all and thanks Ironmike and all the Ed’s for their knowledge and keeping us all informed. This is a great forum, perfect for our great club . Here’s hoping Santa brings us continued sucess and movement in the right right direction! Happy New Year! 🥂🍻🍾.

Dabber Hammer

{Ed001's Note - Merry Christmas to you and all the posters and lurkers on here. I hope you all have a great time.}



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07 Dec 2018 19:11:50
With all due respect if Arnie goes to Roma, Hernandez to Besiktas and Carroll to Galatasaray where do hou expect the goals to come from fkr the rest of the season .?

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19 Jan 2016 20:17:40
I'm sure we could match RVP's £47m salary if we released Zarate 😉.

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16 Jan 2019 16:48:46
I think Carroll gives us something different and to be fair has turned games in our favour. I wouldn’t be averse to him getting a pay for play contract. on another matter Boyata from Celtic is out of contract in the Summer, does anyone think he would be useful cover whist Balbuena is out?

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15 Jan 2019 21:28:09
You know what, I’d give Balotelli a go, its not as if were averse to taking on Italian loose cannons is it, look at PDC.

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12 Jan 2019 14:59:46
What did Antonio and Carroll exactly do wrong today Phil?

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03 Jan 2019 23:53:29
Hi Warrington,

Happy New Year mate! I think your comments make total sense and are far from madness. There is no doubt that Arnie is a great player but fotball is a strange game and sometimes players like him and Payet supress the talents of others. Whilst he was out injured Anderson flourished and finding the back of the net was not exactly difficult for us as a team.

I’d also take £30m and Loftus-Cheek if the deal could be made. I live in Cheshire surrounded by Stoke fans and a lot of them say that once Arnie’s heads turned it stays turned.

Dabber Hammer



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27 Oct 2018 12:36:40
Hi Chelms, I think we've played a lot better than our results and points suggest and are growing into a good unit. You’re right that Arnie is probably feeling the pressure of being the main man but that's what he’s paid to do. Its not all his fault though, Hernandez has been a massive disapointment, Perez shouldn’t hve been bought as Welbeck for me was the better option and was offered to us and sods law about Yarmalenko who was looking very good . For me we need a couple of goal scorers and I’d be looking at Loftus Cheek if a deal can be done (yes possibly with Arnie) and Callum Wilson.

Dabber Hammer