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17 Aug 2018 11:39:54
Anyone know when the legal case is regarding increasing seating capacity?


1.) 17 Aug 2018 14:15:48
It wa# going to be soon, but it’s now looking like October. IRONMIKE.

2.) 18 Aug 2018 17:13:19
Dear oh dear seems like last year all over again defence non existant gona be a long season all.

3.) 18 Aug 2018 17:42:48
Even when we were winning our defence looked dodgy
6 goals conceded in 2 games and not scored
from open play
We were so slow in midfield it got embarrassing
It all seemed so positive even snodgrass
seemed half decent with his corners
Noble and Wilshere looked dead on there
feet after 55 mins
3 defenders around Wilson and he strolled
through them far too easy.

4.) 19 Aug 2018 08:46:53
Hi guys

Not good yesterday, we have got to get Noble out of the team. He has not been good for a couple of years now and as much as he is West Ham we can not afford to be sentimental!
I thought Balbuena would be a bargain but but so far he looks slow and off the pace, why are we not using Diop?
Here is my team for Arsenal:

Oxford (sitting in front of back four)
Hernandez/ Antonio

Let’s start using Oxford, let’s us see what he can do and let him progress. Tired of hearing his potential.
Tough few games coming up and if we keep defending high we are going to get slaughtered, need to get points on the board sharpish otherwise it is going to be a long season.

5.) 19 Aug 2018 13:02:16
Like your line up Bobby but not so sure about Oxford what I saw of Sanchez yesterday for the short time he was on the pitch looks good and he was moving forward all the time reminded me of a bit like Alex Song in his first season for us.

Although Fabianski made some good saves thought he could have done better for the Wilson goal the ball went through his legs I've always liked Adrian and can't see much difference between him and Fabs. Wouldn't be surprised if a Spanish side came in for him before the end of the Window.

6.) 19 Aug 2018 14:13:58
Cannot continue with noble and Wilshere in same team, we need legs in the middle of the park. We will continue to get overrun in the middle and leave the defence exposed, rice does not have enough pace to break up play and his better position will be centre half, I would like to see Diop and Rice as our preferred option in next few months. I like Pellegrini but I am fearful that we will continue to leak goals playing high up.

7.) 19 Aug 2018 16:00:47
I feel we need to sort out defence and centre
midfield as a priority and go back to basics

Cresswell and zabaleta as fullbacks
Then 2 from ogbonna Diop and Balbuena
and possibly all 3 but think Pellegrini will want to
only play 2 of them
Sanchez as holding midfielder wif Wilshere
Then arnie on left, Yarmolenko on right
and Anderson playing the 10 behind Pérez.

8.) 19 Aug 2018 16:00:56
I agree Bobby. Our midfield was far too stretched, I think we need obiang in there with Wilshire and one other. I don't think the players we have in that position are fit and agile enough to play as a 2. We need to sacrifice an attacking player to give us that extra body in the middle of the park. I think obiang with rice and let Wilshire be the one with a little more freedom to support the front 3, otherwise the way we expose our defence is going to see us get battered every week. pretty much like last year.

9.) 20 Aug 2018 11:41:50
cheers Mike, hope it goes well -.

10.) 21 Aug 2018 00:51:07
Hiya Bobby your surname wouldn't be Cole would it if so I know you?

11.) 21 Aug 2018 18:15:10
Hi Bobby couldn’t help but notice that you say ‘why aren’t we playing diop’ then don’t include in your starting XI!

12.) 22 Aug 2018 19:18:12
Simply because I think Rice and Ogbonna paired up well toward the end of last season, at this time we need to shore up as much as we can.
I would like to see Diop come in but just get a few points on the board and gain confidence.

13.) 25 Aug 2018 21:45:03
Not the result but what a massive improvement especially ANDERSON and our midfield without NOBLE exactly what I've said for the past three seasons he ain't good enough and thank you mark but that for me is your last start injury aside for west ham when will MP get that MASAUKU can't defend I actually feel sorry for him surely someone will tell MP Masuaku was converted into a left mid I understand CRESSWELL ain't fit but OGBONNA would do a better job there than MASUAKU but for me we caused arsenal as many problems as we have every done in previous seasons. COYI.

{Ed0333's Note - I think Anderson is an astute buy for you guys. I like Yarmalenko also, I think when he gets match fit he’ll become a crowd favorite.

14.) 26 Aug 2018 16:31:35
Totally agree Ed spot on as normal mate.

{Ed0333's Note - why thankyou my good man. I think it was always gonna be a big ask with so many new players and having them fuse immediately. If you get two gems from those brought in I’m sure you’d take that. I’m sure your aware it’s gonna be long season and one which I’m not sure your manager will survive.

15.) 31 Aug 2018 17:01:45
Cheers ed exactly my thoughts mate.

{Ed0333's Note - I think you need a young, hungry manager with a 3-5 year blueprint. I’m really not sure how throwing money at Pellegrini who clearly is not gonna be the there long term and giving him a sizable war chest is going to be positive. Your owners are an absolute joke and have no idea about football. Conversely I would have made Rafa Benitez a financial offer he could not have refused with 3 year contract and he would have got you challenging for European places. In order for your club to evolve you need those two morons to step aside.



26 Jul 2018 18:31:24
Any interest in Ballotelli Mike? He is still available and free other than agents fees/ wages.


{Ed002's Note - Why would Balotelli be free to WHU?}

1.) 26 Jul 2018 19:10:26
he signed a one year extension with Nice but prior to that he was a free agent. ended up in a spot of bother in true balotelli form, because he skipped training as he was that certain of a move to marseille which didn't materialise and is now training alone. so may be available but not free.

{Ed002's Note - The contract was signed more than a year ago - he is training alone because there has been a bunch of grief - he is not moving to West Ham.}

2.) 26 Jul 2018 19:21:34
my mistake i read it was a recent extension. don't believe everything you read on the internet.

3.) 26 Jul 2018 20:22:35
Even if was available, Why would MP be interested? Way too much baggage.

4.) 26 Jul 2018 21:09:52
You're right Jason he has but it wasn't so long ago we signed another hot headed Italian with baggage and look how he turned out! Didn't MP manage Balotelli at City?

5.) 26 Jul 2018 21:19:35
Sorry fellas good debate but I concur not for me IRONMIKE.

6.) 26 Jul 2018 22:46:01
Fair enough. Cheers for the info.
Any rumours regarding a striker?

7.) 26 Jul 2018 23:06:05
It’s going to be the Paraguayan angel Romero, this is a gamble but a cheap one expect him to roll up next week IRONMIKE.



25 May 2018 09:06:46
Hey IronMike, any chance of a punt on Balotelli? I still rate him and more importantly for the Davids, is a free transfer.


1.) 25 May 2018 11:09:56
Glen, great shout, I also rate Balotelli and he's been on fire at Nice. Bit of a live wire though!

2.) 25 May 2018 12:22:31
Good god. and i see some fans want Song back! we need to move on from these used to be players. we need young hungry pacy players who want success! we have enough old or injury prone players in the squad on silly money which for me need to move on or play a bit part from now! the squad has gone stale! new blood needed, proper shake up!

3.) 25 May 2018 12:37:06
Costa, Balotelli seems to have matured and scored 23 goals last season for a mid table Nice team.

4.) 25 May 2018 12:59:02
Risky business is BALOTELLI IRONMIKE.

5.) 25 May 2018 13:04:08
Nice weren't mid table they were right up there for a long period decent players in their squad with seri etc.

6.) 25 May 2018 13:45:34
Arnie was risky business and look how he turned out . As Glen said he’s free and there’s no doubting his talent . look what happened the last time we had a hot headed Italian cenre forward!

7.) 26 May 2018 22:37:14
Hiya Costa hammer spot on mate we shouldn't go anywhere near song or BALLOTELLI as he's a marked man in England meaning every fer would be on his back not justified in my opinion the guys a great goalscorer and it was him that beat ENGLAND in our last big tournament scoring the winner back post header I'd rather stay away but he's talenTed but when things go right for him. COYI.



30 Apr 2018 12:27:47
Any news on Moyes being given more time to ruin us?


1.) 30 Apr 2018 13:31:00
Not holding my breath but if we think about it he is well suited cause he is clueless as well as the board.

2.) 01 May 2018 07:25:29
Some fans are never happy. Moyes has got us to a position where our fate is in our own hands. he hasn't signed any of these players and it's not his team. under Slav we would be down already. As for Carroll. he can f'off any time he likes. wage thief. I'm not Moyes biggest fan either, but at least give him some credit if we stay up.

3.) 01 May 2018 09:37:28
Credit where credit is due. Moyes has I believe done the best with the rubbish that's been available to him, except of course we rightly expect better. It all comes back to the board and their big mouths stating they were going to take us to the next level in our new ground!

I now see that they have. A new level of making money for them. Do we change Manager in the summer or will nothing change no matter who is the manager? I think we all know the answer?

How can this be turned around does anybody out there know because the board certainly don't and I've given up caring.

4.) 01 May 2018 09:56:55
Hi Phil you haven’t given up caring mate as you wouldn’t keep coming back on here and rightly venting your anger and frustration . I was all for giving Moyes a fair shot and to be honest felt at Christmas we had the right man for the job. It’s what he’s done over the last month that gets to me in terms of selection. Swapping 3 subs like for like on Sunday at 4:1 when Carroll was sat there summed it up. Like him or not Carroll can turn a game in your favour quickly, we saw that against Stoke. My biggest issue though is lazy players walking instead of closing people down, getting the ball and turning into cul de sacs as they haven’t got a pass on or trying to play out from the back when they haven’t the skill or confidence. As for Adrian . words fail me!

5.) 01 May 2018 10:45:37
Talking of cul-de-sacs, why can’t our captain see a pass to his left? He gets the ball in midfield immediately turns Inside! How many times have we seen him do this and not see the player on the outside? Just wondering why?

6.) 01 May 2018 11:35:46
Because he has very limited ability Jason or doesn’t trust the percieved ability of the person on the left either Cresswell, Evra or Masuaku .



11 Feb 2018 09:09:47
Article in Daily Star (yes I know) stating Sully is going to delegate transfer dealings from now on and improve scouting, any truth to this?
ps. thought we were excellent yesterday, all hernandez needed was to start with quality behind him :-)


1.) 11 Feb 2018 10:27:00
Let’s s hope he dos let go and get an expert in! And not just give the job to jack :)

2.) 11 Feb 2018 11:00:15
Yep, Sullivan video on official site in which he says complete restructuring of player recruitment and then they are trying hard to make things better!

3.) 11 Feb 2018 12:36:12
This must mean that tabor is coming in .

4.) 11 Feb 2018 14:02:17
It's just more bull to stop the march, only a complete idiot would have more revenue, less running costs and manage to spend less money.

5.) 11 Feb 2018 15:06:27
I do believe it's talk to appease the fans we can only wait and see I just want to see performances on the pitch and points on the bored we don't need no march yet.

the plan also states the manager has to see the players live and they must have been scouted 5-6times. they better get started moyes will be very busy and should be going to games right away like we seen in January. this is all good but when we decide we want a player we have to be willing to get the deal done yes of course you haggle. but please no derisory offers and dragging transfers out a lot longer than they need to be maybe you pay more than you wanted to but it's better than losing out, panic buying having a thin squad struggling in the league then having to invest in January when prices are inflated anyway. you may aswell have just coughed up in the summer.

let's hope Michael tabor can get on board aswell for extra financial backing.

we do have a good first 11 but we must look to improve to help retain our best players. also want us to see us sign young quality players. really build a strong team for now and the future.

6.) 11 Feb 2018 15:56:30
Hes said he'll delegate the player scouting and identification.

Who do we all think is still going to be doing the price negotiation with other clubs? No way will he delegate the actual deal making.

Which means we'll be slower and more methodical identifying our targets, and equally hopeless at then getting them over the line.

Also begs the question how we'll sign anyone in the Summer when the manager won't have any games to go and see players at.

7.) 11 Feb 2018 16:07:38
Amongst the million questions that the possibility of m tabours possible money injection raises, is one of more better ( followed by loads more lol ) would you insist on a director of football to deal with all transfer dealings? . I hope so.

8.) 11 Feb 2018 22:41:43
Cheera for replies guys @jasonb, I agree wholeheartedly with you.
A DoF is urgently required as Sully seems to have burnt his bridges with a fair few clubs. Knowing the right palm to grease/ shoulder to rub is soooo important unless you have 100s of millions to spend.

9.) 12 Feb 2018 08:57:44
Its a move in the right direction bringing in a DOF but are we dreaming to think the chuckle bros. will let someone else handle our transfers.




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15 Jan 2019 20:49:00
Just a quickie - I don't think it is possible for a Chinese club to buy Arnie. They have 100% tax on transfers so a 45m deal would cost 90m.
Plus if it is Shanghai they are already at their quota of 4 foreign players. Reckon he is after a new contract to pay off his debts.


1.) 15 Jan 2019 23:50:14
Agreed they can only have 4 and can only play 3 at any time. I assume one of the Brazilians would be moved. Obviously not Hulk as he captains the side.

2.) 16 Jan 2019 01:33:05
Wouldnt work as ARNIE thinks he's SUPERMAN so you can't have two marvel players is it in the rules about having marvel characers HULK &SUPERMAN.

3.) 16 Jan 2019 05:16:29
Having been to China and also watched a lot of Asian football, I don’t think he knows what he is getting himself into.

4.) 16 Jan 2019 09:24:17
Most want out after 12 months.

5.) 16 Jan 2019 09:26:50
Very good, Whorya!

6.) 16 Jan 2019 10:49:12
Unfortunately Superman is DC and Hulk is Marvel.

If you check the FIFA regs on superheroes per squad you will find that you may have one from each but not two from the same comic universe. (This takes into account multiple universes within said comic universe)

7.) 16 Jan 2019 11:56:36
Which stable is SpongeBob in?



13 Jan 2019 15:21:36
Any news on the replacement for Arnie eds/ mike?


{Ed002's Note - Not since yesterday.}

1.) 13 Jan 2019 23:30:19
No as I said nothing is rubber stamped as yet. IRONMIKE.



11 Jan 2019 11:53:17
Why not have a crack at Josef Martinez @ Atlanta? 25 years old and had a massive year in MLS. Currently rated 7th in the world on form alone. If we signed him and Almiron for roughly what we sell Arnie/ Perez for (Assuming around £40m after sell ons) would be a massive deal.


1.) 11 Jan 2019 20:33:14
Can’t argue with the enthusiasm!



10 Jan 2019 16:35:03
Arnie's brother says he wants to leave. What is everyone's opinion?
If he wants to take the money and go to China, how easy is it to replace him?


1.) 10 Jan 2019 17:36:48
I thought Arnie wanted to have the challenge of playing in the champions league but obviously not, it's all about money because what's he going to win in China a f**king pot noodle and a king prawn, if they offer £50 then f**king get rid, money grabbing tossers!

2.) 10 Jan 2019 19:53:09
Remember how much we spent on him and then factor in the 20% sell on clause we would need to pay Stoke. Where would the cash come from to buy a replacement half as good?

3.) 10 Jan 2019 19:59:41
His brothers a cheeky mothers c--t we bought him for peanuts oh right we will be making a 15 million pound profit wow the only one trying to make a profit is him 2 bob prick we bought him and made him the player he's become if he wants to go let him but rinse every yen they can get and I mean every yen we are in pole position not them two . COYI.

4.) 10 Jan 2019 22:06:35
Arnie has always been a moody get and seems to make very bad decisions when moving clubs.
Other than stoke, his previous clubs tend to get better after he leaves so I genuinely don't care either way. Where does the 20% come from.



03 Jan 2019 13:51:32
On strikers, it is glaringly obvious we need a back up to Arnie. Perez and Carroll are simply financial drains and must go in the summer, not too keen on Hernandez either and may be worth getting his salary off the books. I have a good (I think) solution.
Loan Gabigol until seasons end and then try for either Gionvinco/ Balotelli on a free at end of season. Both are risks but both can and will score goals. If Gabigol does well, keep him. If not maybe try Xander in the pre-season and see if he can cut the mustard. Again, if he doesn't cut mustard try for either Pellegri or Embolo on loan for a year with options to buy to inject some youth into the team.
Sorry, has been a bit long but we need a successor to Arnie who I can see leaving in the summer and hope someone important will read this.





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18 Jan 2019 14:28:38
I suffered a bout of depression last year. I still turned up to work and did my job, so should he.
Chelmsford - spot on fine him until he is in 'the right mind' again.




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18 Jan 2019 08:55:47
Eds, who in your opinion could move to WH? I have it as no one unless we ship players out and even then depends on who is sold/ loaned out.


{Ed001's Note - I certainly expect a striker to join. Probably Gomez by the looks of it. To be honest, with the owners you have and their meddling, I wouldn't really want to put a definite on anyone! They are so flighty and seem to change targets on a whim.}



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18 Jan 2019 08:54:31
Dave, there has to be a decent striker brought in come summer. Hernandez or Perez will probably be gone in this window with Carroll and presumably Arnie following in the summer.
On wages you are looking around £400k+ saved. IronMike has said previously that funds are not the problem, it is more on FFP and wages. Can see us getting in a decent striker for around 40/ 50m and a back up on a cheap deal with Antonio and Silva as back ups.




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16 Jan 2019 16:23:05
My biggest worry as I said before is if Arnie doesn't leave in which case this is all in vain.




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16 Jan 2019 13:01:04
Great news.





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18 Jan 2019 23:48:29
Philmac, sounds like a plan.




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15 Jan 2019 10:11:44
20% on profit.




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14 Jan 2019 21:46:44
Who? By the way, is Ibrahimovic a wind up?




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13 Jan 2019 08:36:58
Martinez *is* an option ed? That is fantastic news to me. Sometimes watch MLS if I cannot sleep and him and almiron have been on fire this year :-) only other interesting option on there for me is Tosun.


{Ed002's Note - The player's agent and the club are to discuss a new contract where the expectation is there will be an improvement on the $30k a week he now gets, else whey will look to Europe. So a coup as I said, if it were possible.}



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10 Jan 2019 22:06:35
Arnie has always been a moody get and seems to make very bad decisions when moving clubs.
Other than stoke, his previous clubs tend to get better after he leaves so I genuinely don't care either way. Where does the 20% come from.