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13 Nov 2018 15:24:18
Although it's old news re Maxi Gomez WH May catch a cold on this one NOT from Spurs. BUT from Barcelona who are asking for first dibs on the striker should Celta Vigo decide to let their man go IRONMIKE.




13 Nov 2018 15:14:31
SPLASHING some cash? WH have just made bid for PABLO FORNALS art I / mdf VALENCIA. 18 m euro. IRONMIKE.




11 Nov 2018 16:22:45
WH have just had a call from Besiktas re Hernandez IRONMIKE p.


1.) 12 Nov 2018 09:45:35
Hope they snatch their hands off Mike, injuries are unfortunately all part of the game unless being milked, but his non contribution and lack effort is unacceptable for a professional being paid in my view an immoral amount of money, he should be embarrassed, but i’m sure he thinks he’s worth it👎👎.

2.) 12 Nov 2018 12:18:30
Apparently he still thinks he’s as good as he was! Now Chicharito Looks likely to be replaced with another old banger Nasri on a six month only deal , WH refuge home for old has beens IRONMIKE.

3.) 12 Nov 2018 12:28:08
I've read Nasri is undergoing a medical?

Do we honestly need him. no. Do we want him at our club? . no.

4.) 12 Nov 2018 12:41:43
Short term, Frankly I do not see the point in this, We need to have another clearout in the summer when all of our current players out on loan return to the fold we already have far too many second raters and never wastes. Don’t need another one IRONMIKE.

5.) 12 Nov 2018 14:42:26
Board indicated they had matured from scattergun.

The reality indicates rather the reverse.

6.) 12 Nov 2018 16:24:46
They are holding the cash for the summer, after the start we had, a recovery to finish halfway would be acceptable to all parties now IRONMIKE.

7.) 12 Nov 2018 17:06:25
Hi Mike, come summer we would be able to walk away immediately if Nasri is on a 6 month deal. Whereas if we still had Antonio we would have to wait for offers etc and teams would no doubt hold out for a bargain knowing we want rid dragging it on and delaying our plans. Getting rid in Jan and getting a temporary upgrade (IMO) until summer leaves us in a better position don't you think?
This is NOT the board and their previous scatter-gun technique. This would be a Husillos and MP move so we should not criticise the board.



03 Nov 2018 10:31:54
Jorabchain last night talking with WH re Barbosa, continues after game today, WH have failed in first attempt to get Loftus Cheek on loan IRONMIKE.


1.) 03 Nov 2018 23:12:25
Thought Pellegrini didn't like loans? Or could there be an option to buy?

2.) 04 Nov 2018 15:45:28
Barbosa used to be quality in brazil and isn't to bad at the moment there was tipped for very big things but flopped in italy although tlhe hardly had any minutes on the pitch for ages i don't know what anyone else thinks on this one bit of a gamble.

3.) 05 Nov 2018 10:47:04
Never watched this guy live but heard good things and he is clearly gifted technically.
What is his natural/ best position Mike?
Loan deal for the right player could work, with Lanzini and Yarmolenko out and Diangana making such great progress another winger on the books with a long contract could be a costly investment. This of course assumes Lanzini and Yarmo make full recoveries.
I trust Pellegrini though, i am sure he has a plan set out and on the plus side he is really getting a look at what his squad players are capable of with all our injuries, so maybe there is a plus side to them LOL.

4.) 05 Nov 2018 17:48:04
Second striker main position can also play on the wing, looks like MP wants to try before you buy he’s looking at a few different people. IRONMIKE.

5.) 07 Nov 2018 19:36:47
We have both Holland and Xande returning from injury and both are wingers by trade and fast and skilful. There has also been talk of Almiron in Jan and he is a winger/ 10. Lanzini is ahead of schedule.

I don’t think we need to look beyond that.

Left back is still the issue for me.

6.) 09 Nov 2018 23:21:04
Agree markro, we have some young exciting prospects at the club I think these rumours show how important it is for Pellegrini to have lots of quality and options in an attacking sense so that we have enough quality to hold on to the ball long enough in the final third defending by attacking possession.

As for the full backs it's tricky if only zaba was younger we wouldn't have to worry there, hopefully Fredericks can step up and take over from him when the time comes not an easy task.

I prefer masuaku to cresswell he's younger and still time to improve that being said it's a massive improvement needed with regards to his defensive dutys.

I want to see us strengthen in the middle of the park. Noble aging, wilshere injury prone, obiang was so close to leaving, Snodgrass not a cm by trade but can do a job in a 3 man midfield. I think this is where we need to make a statement signing bring in the best we can get.

7.) 11 Nov 2018 19:58:39
Strengthening central midfield is an absolute must in January. Donny van de Beek of Ajax would be the way to go, only 21 but he's the definition of a box to box CM who can link the back and the front with ease. Kid's going to be world class and it would be a real coup if we swooped before the mega clubs do. which they will.

Whether Ajax would sell is another matter, but historically they've always been a selling club. £16M is the price tag, which is relative peanuts for a decent CM.



01 Nov 2018 23:32:36
SORRY not FROSINONE. West Ham talking with Benfica re Castillo.


1.) 02 Nov 2018 11:06:08
I think you will struggle to find a West Ham fan who does not think our transfer priority should be to get Declan Rice signed to a long contract worthy of his status and value to the team. I understand the idea of this style of contracts they want players to be on but at the same time we are intending to be cutting wages in January with sales so give Rice a proper contract before his head is actually turned.

2.) 02 Nov 2018 13:00:45
Yes I think we are all agreed on this subject. IRONMIKE.




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10 Nov 2018 18:09:28
A VERY WET MIKE, here. Rice makes mistake 0-1 Fab made some great saves during game but in my view should have kept this shot out We were the better side throughout, but shoulders slumped a bit after conceding / / a bit later Antonio had two shots one was twenty yards over the bar the other one about 30, he's bloody useless, good well taken goal by Andersen cool man in a scramble, OBIANG did not look fit to me, we deserved ar least adraw In Reality we should have got all three. IRONMIKE.


1.) 10 Nov 2018 18:52:51
Well done Mike, thanks for the wet update🤣 think we can forgive Fabianski that error, great keeper for us, like your complimentary input on Antonio🤣🤣hoping for 3 points but not unhappy with the one point👍 Looking forward to MOTD⚒⚒⚒⚒.

2.) 10 Nov 2018 21:15:24
Fab was totally wrong footed and the post made a great save from the freak cross come shot later in the half, though game but we had more than enough class on the pitch to win today, but didn't. Anderson was poor before the goal Mike but well done to him for the finish . Antonio omg what do we do with him? Didn't even thank the fans at the end, just walked off down the tunnel.

3.) 10 Nov 2018 21:44:36
Shouted at the TV when Antonio took his shots. He shoots running across goal and off balance no hope of hitting the target. Thought Obiang was pretty good but Pellegrini obviously looking to attack. Rice made an error for the goal but so did Diop passing to a tightly marked Anderson running towards his own goal which put them all under pressure.

Thought we deserved the point but thought the goal wouldn’t come. Then thought Huddersfield were going to nick it st the end. All in all good to come away with a point and hopefully lift for the Man City game so we go into the run of winnable games after that still with confidence.

4.) 11 Nov 2018 09:11:24
Strange game really. Pelle should have prepared us better for their pressing, which we clearly found hard to counter. I felt sorry for Arnie, who was consequently isolated at times, which meant he went wider and wider to look for space.

Unfortunate that Rice and Diop had below par games at the same time.

It will be interesting to see how Pelle manages the availability of Carroll and Wilshere for the City game. Both owe us performances.

I know it’s a long way off, but Lanzini’s return can’t come quickly enough for me.



03 Nov 2018 18:21:35
Just been hearing about the new proposals for a euro super league 11 founder members plus five clubs to be invited so 16 teams = 30games a season each club English founders Man City United Chelsea Arsenal and Liverpool, All these teams would have to give notice and leave the Premier league last day of season 2020/ 21 Then join All the obvious teams from abroad. , this would make the EPL second rate of course, but there's such greed amongst the big clubs looks inevitable. IRONMIKE.


1.) 03 Nov 2018 18:46:19
The future is not for any fans of the clubs.

2.) 03 Nov 2018 19:09:11
Money has changed the game massively but this level of greed will ruin it, hope the fans of these clubs petition it strongly. Terrible idea takes a lot of beauty away from the game.

{Ed002's Note - There is nothing new.}

3.) 03 Nov 2018 21:29:05
I can’t imagine the top leagues in Spain, Germany, Italy and France being thrilled with it either. How many away games will supporters be able to afford?

4.) 04 Nov 2018 12:02:07
They won't care as long as the TV money is big enough Markro.

{Ed002's Note - This has been done to death on the European pages over the years - there is a lot more information there.}



03 Nov 2018 17:00:08
BIT of a game this one, should have had it wrapped up by HT, we well deserved this, but made hard work of it. Arnautovic absolutely outstanding, and at last Anderson has actually done something. Our defence sleepy for Burnley's first goal Which was Out of nowhere. IRONMIKE.


1.) 03 Nov 2018 17:16:50
Think our defence was in relax mode and in the premiership I don't care what team it is you will get punished but overall we were far superior to them and ARNAUTOVIC was unplayable DIANGANA was superb also but we got what we deserved but two sloppy goals and it should have been far more comfortable than it was but we won. COYI.

2.) 03 Nov 2018 17:26:11
Hats off to Zaba and Rice. They’re at different ends of their respective careers, but both had a stormer.



27 Oct 2018 18:32:07
Difficult second half coming up now if the ref hasn't been so close Noble might have got away with that, Vardy coming on for sure Play 4+4 is all we can do bash it out and hope. We have no one to hold the ball up at the front IRONMIKE.


1.) 27 Oct 2018 19:00:20
Diop and Rice are men of the match for me so far - both have been absolutely phenomenal.

Unlucky from noble, probably is a red. but would probably get away with a yellow 70% of the time.

2.) 27 Oct 2018 19:26:03
Looked like 3 points but good draw with 10 men. IRONMIKE.

3.) 27 Oct 2018 19:33:46
Thought that we played really well for 9 men because Anderson might as well have not been on the pitch Leicester lucky to get the deflection otherwise that would have been a. Brilliant 3 points.

4.) 27 Oct 2018 19:45:31
Listened on Radio5 Live, thought we did great in the circumstances, didn’t give us a chance when Noble saw red, cruel deflection but great point, at least we can watch MOTD tonight👍⚒⚒⚒Well done lads with 11 men we would have won👍👍👍.

5.) 27 Oct 2018 20:07:10
Would of taken a point with 11 first team starters
so with all our injuries plus going to 10 men
a point is good
So gutting there goal came so late
Well done boys proud of you.

6.) 27 Oct 2018 23:31:49
Spot on Chelmsford it's definitely cost us the game because up till the red card we were the better side it was a red from my not so favourite player but he's lucky he didn't break the boys leg and if you go in studs up then I'm afraid your walking a very dangerous line and watch NOBLE and that's how he tackles most of the time and gets away with it regularly as he's been lucky up till now not to have caught someone a miracle some might say someone has got to pull ANDERSON to one side and tell him that's not how we play in the PREMIERSHIP it ain't ITALY were the tempo is walking pace I mean BALBUENA has adapted from Brazil so why can't he imo I think he thought he stroll it on ability but it's roll your sleeves up over here lad anyway enough on him but FABIANSKI didn't deserve that and neither did the majority of the team ANDERSON &NOBLE apart as that ndidi shot was right down his throat and he would have had to move but BALBUENA and DIOP are looking solid not trying to tempt fate I've said it now but considering we had two of our important players missing it was a good point no I'm lying it wasn't a 😬 good point I'm gutted right I'm chilled 😎😎 now but how did OG BONNA miss that sitter I'll never know but we are WHUFC and we just don't get lucky oh yes we did NOBLES out for 3 games thank god for that but excuse my French no English I've never understood that phrase who's going to take NOBLES place we really are struggling in that dept now we shall see soon if you read this no doubt you will how are you Chelmsford good I hope mate. COYI.

7.) 28 Oct 2018 06:51:28
Great performance with 10 men. Would have taken a point, but so disappointing when it could have been more. Noble does have these challenges in him as his desire gets the best of him, he does ride his luck sometimes and this one caught the player and was rightfully red. I think our best CM pair would be Snodgrass and Obiang atm anyway, (maybe wilshere if he gets form and fit) But snodders will have to play Tuesday AND Saturday now which is not ideal.
Does Pelle rotate on Tuesday and risk players before a big Burnley game (we need points) or go for both?
Looks like there might be a rift with Pelle and Perez then, he was again absent.



20 Oct 2018 17:26:44
Dissapointed of course Lloris great saves we were worth a point no question, Anderson crappy how much did he cost? Diop immense, shame, BUT 7 points from 9 games looking tricky again, we are not bad. But we are not good IRONMIKE.


1.) 20 Oct 2018 17:41:40
Let’s hope the 5 teams below that are not getting the results stay that way, can’t believe we are still 15th🙀no disgrace though to lose to Spurs, not s popular thing to say but Spurs are class!

2.) 20 Oct 2018 18:59:14
Hi Mike how did Snodgrass and noble play please as I couldn't make the game mate cheers.

3.) 20 Oct 2018 20:26:55
Thanks Chelmsford and iron mike class boys as always, you boys will definitely be in the mix for European football come May as you have a good squad and manager who are still gelling together and will become better as the season goes on.

4.) 21 Oct 2018 12:28:55
Snodgrass putting lot of effort in but he’s not the most gifted, Noble was bang average. IRONMIKE.




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12 Nov 2018 16:24:46
They are holding the cash for the summer, after the start we had, a recovery to finish halfway would be acceptable to all parties now IRONMIKE.




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12 Nov 2018 12:41:43
Short term, Frankly I do not see the point in this, We need to have another clearout in the summer when all of our current players out on loan return to the fold we already have far too many second raters and never wastes. Don’t need another one IRONMIKE.




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12 Nov 2018 12:18:30
Apparently he still thinks he’s as good as he was! Now Chicharito Looks likely to be replaced with another old banger Nasri on a six month only deal , WH refuge home for old has beens IRONMIKE.




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05 Nov 2018 17:48:04
Second striker main position can also play on the wing, looks like MP wants to try before you buy he’s looking at a few different people. IRONMIKE.




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02 Nov 2018 21:24:00
Yes going to be very difficult to implement this structure, whilst the majority of clubs havnt, but the wage bill is enormous, which is one thing, and certain players are getting paid for nothing which is a major hinderance , I understand both sides it’s getting the balance right which is the problem. IRONMIKE.





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12 Nov 2018 16:25:40
I was waiting for that 9ne to come up. ! IRONMIKE.




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08 Nov 2018 10:42:40
Any offers could be used as a lever, ? But there’s nothing on that at present. IRONMIKE.




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07 Nov 2018 10:24:18
Can’t realy add more than I have already said, I feel sure this will end well , IRONMIKE.




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