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23 Dec 2018 09:47:25
Chelsea looking to do 5 deals in January with loftus cheek, michy batshuayi, Cahill, Moses and drinkwater all being involved. Palace are very interested in batshuayi. Having watched our midfield struggle yesterday I'd suggest as well as full back we get strong young midfielders with legs that can run a game.


1.) 23 Dec 2018 10:21:53
If the money was available I’d take them all. lol. Obviously it won’t happen though.

2.) 23 Dec 2018 10:44:44
I wonder who we could loan.



18 Nov 2018 16:00:54
It seems Chelsea are looking at Arnie with giroud and morata not scoring regularly. What about real including giroud, Cahill and lotus cheek for Arnie?


1.) 18 Nov 2018 18:07:19
Nice idea but for me giroud and Cahill to old need to get away from old players but if it was rlc and batsuayi I'd be on board.

{Ed002's Note - I am afraid you are all living in some strange fantasy world again.}

2.) 19 Nov 2018 06:54:26
I'd take rlc all day long. in reality though surely he's destined for a bigger move?

3.) 19 Nov 2018 11:28:22
I think we should use Arnie as he’s used us! I will be sick to see him go, but we have to get used to playing without him, football and clubs move on! I would now play him as little as possible in order not to further damage his dodgy knee, as he clearly does not want to commit himself to us, see how he copes with not being in the limelight, sell him in January! I am extremely disappointed to see how he is hiding behind his agent/ Brother in this moving on saga, as if his brother dictates where and who he plays for without him having any say in the matter😠 Come on Arnie, take some responsibility and own up to wanting to get away for more money, but I will never understand how much is enough or not enough in the Premiership? When I moved on in my working life for more money, I never told my employer “ I leave it all to my wife to manage my employment” I know it’s maybe not the same situation, but that’s how I see it, how embarrassing😉😉⚒⚒⚒.

4.) 19 Nov 2018 14:52:41
To be fair, he deserves a shot at trophies and we are still a few years away from that. This is not like payet, Arnie has done well for us and wants to take the next step *up*
payet wanted out because he was a naughty boy.
If we can get 50m for a 30 year fair enough and good luck to him, hope he stays until the summer but understand if he wants out now (might get more money too)

5.) 19 Nov 2018 16:40:52
I think you misspelt years. should spell decades.

6.) 19 Nov 2018 23:38:29
Haha, fair point!
Kind of expecting the Dave's to sell up soon so hoping for some excellent owners to step in with a bit of money and run it better.



17 Oct 2018 12:30:22
Rumour that we may want Dzeko in January?


1.) 17 Oct 2018 17:16:14
This apparently was the subject of discussion last Friday, the owners whilst wanting to back Pellegrini. Are not wildly excited about spending big money on a player who will be 33 this season with obviously no sell on, fee it’s totally dead money two year deal would cost 27 m in all without added fees, good player but we can spend money on younger players surely. IRONMIKE.

2.) 18 Oct 2018 10:22:27
£27m for a 2 year deal for Dzeko, yes really decent player but how do they arrive at these silly amounts of money, we know it’s supply and demand and goalscoring players are at a premium but that’s excessive for a 33 year old, we’re not that desperate are we? Some of the other possibles need to step up to the plate and start weighing in with some goals instead of relying on Arnie to much!

3.) 18 Oct 2018 12:44:08
Think it will be the end of Carroll if we signed Dzeko as they've both got similar playing styles, (a target man with no pace and good in the air), just can't see how we could accommodate both of them.

4.) 18 Oct 2018 13:05:27
Considering the policy that IronMike has suggested we are planning to adopt I find this to be a non-runner. If they can make it work with these contract terms in place then well done, it doesn’t hurt to ask after all. But, even getting shot of Carroll I don’t see them changing a policy for one footballer to the detriment of the rest of the squad’s morale.

5.) 18 Oct 2018 17:16:25
To buy Dzeko would cost 20 m euros plus the charges and taxes we now have 27 m euros PLUS 7 m euros wages equals 34 m euros (29 million pounds ) nuts for a 33 year old in my opinion I don’t care who they are, there’s Aton of people far better value than that, IRONMIKE.

6.) 19 Oct 2018 06:30:06
Oh I totally agree. I meant if they can get it done with the contract terms they are attempting to sign Rice up to then I’m all for it. As in a lower base wage then performance and appearance bonuses. They cannot keep giving these older players a massive payday as it has a negative effect on the mentality of the side, which I’m sure we all know is a huge problem as it is.

7.) 19 Oct 2018 09:05:52
I would like us to look at yussef poulson at rb Leipzig, he's a target man with loads a pace and is still quite young.

8.) 22 Oct 2018 08:41:54
I would say our priority is LB, CM, and a Striker first!

9.) 25 Oct 2018 00:19:16
I know it's early in his career but IMO Declan rice is a better footballer than Jordan Henderson and it won't be long until RICE is called into the full England squad I am utterly amazed at the difference and improvement since the Liverpool game at the start of the season I was the first to slag him off for his performance but he must have really put a tremendous amount of work and coaching to get him to a level at which he is now he's unrecognisable as a midfielder since that Liverpool game and even from last season his movement awareness and range of passing is fantastic I thought his best position was C/ B how wrong I was I'm not saying he can't play there if needed but he's more than needed in midfield and is our best midfielder by far I don't want to temp date but he for me has the ability to become a £100 million pound player given the right progression and luck injury wise and that's not me being over enthusiastic but IMO in today's market and inflation that's my views and we are going to find it difficult to keep hold of him but we must if we have got lofty ambitions what is it with CHELSEA letting theses players go LUKAKU DE BRUYNE AKE RICE . COYI.



22 Aug 2018 16:12:01
I don't really care what we do but MP has to have seen what a sham our defence and midfield is and has to be making changes. NOBLE has had it in the premier league and sentimentality has no place and cannot be carried by any team. His time has come and gone much like his legs. A dedicated servant who I am afraid must see out his days in a lower league. Unfortunately the same has to be said for Zabaletta who has also now seen the best days of his career behind him. Their is no room or the time and luxury to carry players anymore and therefore its time to be ruthless and drop to the reserves those we cannot get rid of. Hindsight is a fine thing, but we HAD to get at least one CDM in the transfer window and we didn't. The defence looks vulnerable when players run at us and there is no tackling from anyone. TIME FOR CHANGE and don't spare the tears.


1.) 22 Aug 2018 18:48:24
Technically not a rumour?

Definitely a fact


2.) 23 Aug 2018 01:20:40
your absolutely bang on phil I've been saying this for a couple of seasons regarding NOBLE mate and been told he's top of the stats in everything he does which is very little and if he starts saturday then the worlds gone mad i mean MP has, the NOBLE lovers phil i seen haven't commented for a week or two gone to eat some pie with a humble filling imo he was finished in hippos tenure and while it was great signing the flair players i was always concerned about not filling the midfield we have been crying out for two athletes in cm who can also play football when i stated you needed PACE in midfield a few people piped up and said PIRLO wasnt quick but they was missing the point i wasnt on about pace to go by people but merely saying to get up and down the pitch which NOBLE hasn't got and has never had PHIL i am truly grateful what's he's done for west ham helping us win em nothing but give 100% which if someone paid me 50,000 a week that's the least you should do at least DICK TURPIN wore a mask, my mate got 5 years for fraud NOBLE hasn't been sentenced yet but if he pleads not guilty hope he gets away with it like he has for the past 3 years but enough of my immaturity people but i will feel for DIOP if he's pitched in against ARSENAL but that's what he's paid good money for anyway i'd bring back FREDERICKS ANTONIO AND RICE to the matchday squad and drop NOBLE and SNODGRASS from it alltogether my team would be a 4-1-3-2 as follows FABIANSKI, FREDERICKS, BALBUENA, DIOP, OGBONNA, OBIANG, ANDERSON, WILSHIRE, YARMOLENKO, ARNAUTOVIC, ANTONIO what's your views phil. COYI.

3.) 23 Aug 2018 08:22:51
Couldn't agree more buddy. For too long players have been carried in this team based on who they are and not how they perform and its become comfortable for them to collect £50k a week and not be able to perform at the level required. I've not been convinced with the way any of the defenders have started this season so I'd shake it all up. Maybe start with a back 3? MP knows what he is doing so I have faith in him but not in some of the players. AC is another along for the nice fat easy cheque he can get and he should be on his way also. Bring in Holland and Fredericks on the right. I'd also drop Antonio who is like a headless chicken and start Perez on the right, Matsuaku is another liability and the sooner we get cresswell back the better. Clearly in the next window we need CDM and a left back. All in all, things have to change and NOW.

4.) 23 Aug 2018 11:21:17
I wonder how much better our defenders would look with a quality CDM or two in front of them. Aside from the Callum Wilson goal that really was just comic from all involved our defence is overworked due to a lack of CDM.

5.) 23 Aug 2018 12:36:40
YEP, agreed again but we were linked with about 50 of them during the window and we didn't take advantage of it. Perhaps IRONMIKE can shed some light as to why not when it was a glaring need after losing KOUYATE (No great loss there)

6.) 25 Aug 2018 21:56:51
Not long been back just watched the game it's going to take DIOP AND BALBUENA TIME to gel but we have to stick with them because they will be ok when they've adapted to life in premier league trust me i'm very optimistic. COYI.

7.) 26 Aug 2018 11:51:39
I see Thomas REPKA has been given a stay at HMP in the CZECH REPUBLIC for bashing his Porn star wife I wonder did Sully aquire her for him as part of the deal to sign him given his connections in the industry but we need fighting qualitys but hitting a women is the lowest of the low and he was lucky to just get that he should have got 10 years.



08 Aug 2018 16:14:46
Tabloids are reporting that the days are numbered for a number of our players. Seems Kouyate has gone, Fernandez is going as is Hughill and Byram and if he wasn't injured AC would be gone also.


1.) 08 Aug 2018 16:32:45
Hugill is officially loaned out to Boro now, hopefully he has a decent season and they want to sign him this time next year!

2.) 08 Aug 2018 16:32:48
We didn’t need the tabloids to confirm that though did we Phil. I think we knew that already. 😁.

3.) 08 Aug 2018 18:42:10
Encouraging to hear that Carroll will also be on his way.




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19 Jan 2019 17:13:50
What a shocking performance today. Carroll is abysmal and has no rights to call himself a footballer. Toothless pathetic show against a team. ghats lost 11 of last 14. Wtf was Pellegrini doing whilst this crap was going on. If ever we needed a performance to show how badly we need quality strikers this was it. Sell the lot and start again.


1.) 19 Jan 2019 18:08:54
We were creating chances with a lot of possession around the area but having Carroll in the side is counter productive. He literally doesn’t move, so no matter how much build up play you do. you won’t achieve anything with him. I’d rather have seen silva start up front, lots of pace and will run his socks off and fit into our style of play!

That chance Carroll missed was an absolute howler. Shocking performance from him. Get him out.

2.) 19 Jan 2019 23:20:22
You know when you have to look for positives the one I took from it from a personal perspective is I expected right to the end that we might still get something from it. Well right up till the second goal. I think the fact even with losses I don’t have that ‘here we go again’ feeling as soon as the other team scores must come but for something and that perhaps you can see we are going in the right direction but are just a few players short of what we need to be 6th or so. I wonder if others have those same feelings during games now that they perhaps once didn’t have?

3.) 20 Jan 2019 09:13:02
I totally agree yesterday was only time I felt we wouldn't get back mostly due to Carroll being inept but it's a great feeling having faith though out the game I feel we are a top midfielder, striker and lanzini away from being top 7 consistently with hopes of pushing the top 6.



19 Jan 2019 14:25:19
Carroll starting up front wonderful. Hopefully I'll eat my words but I doubt it.


1.) 19 Jan 2019 14:49:25
Either a hat-trick, or off injured in the first half.

2.) 19 Jan 2019 14:58:06
Long ball afternoon then.

3.) 19 Jan 2019 15:25:43
Booked after only 18mins wonferful.

4.) 19 Jan 2019 16:07:45
Open goal miss, come on AC.

5.) 19 Jan 2019 16:11:53
And there you go : (.

6.) 19 Jan 2019 16:16:47
Yep. missed a sitter.

7.) 19 Jan 2019 18:51:48
This performance up front today shows how
important it is we get a striker because we all know
arnie is gone and Carol Hernandez Perez are
not good enough to lead our attack
Gold and Sullivan may need to sell arnie for
the wat we can get because if we hold out for a
price that will never happen it could impact
on the rest of our season.



18 Dec 2018 08:21:23
Reports are showing that Wheelchair could be out for the rest of the season? Both him and Carroll therefore need to be binned as soon as possible and replaced with players who can actually take a knock in the premier league and come back strong. We are being linked with Marega who is big and strong and who could adapt well and take the punishment being dished out by premier league defences. Andreas Pereira already has a taste of the premier league so he would be a great option if we could give him first team footie, so that's Wheelchair and Carroll replaced and then we need full backs in the next window.


1.) 18 Dec 2018 13:54:50
Pnilmac, Yes I have seen that as well on BBC Football text, what does that say about any medical staff from within or independent that gave the all clear to pass JW fit enough to warrant a 3 contract! We can guess at the possible answers to cover up any incompetence “ new injury” etc, etc? Been said before, but Rice should be having JW’s outrageous wages to keep him from being tempted by big offers elsewhere!

2.) 18 Dec 2018 15:00:40
marega's 1st touch is worse than lukakus and that is saying something.

3.) 18 Dec 2018 17:29:24
He only has a second touch.



14 Dec 2018 11:04:23
So Andy (sick note) Carroll has explained that the players were not happy with David Moyes? What a cheek. Perhaps he should spend his time trying to get over his constant injuries instead of speaking to the tabloids and on the treatment table. The sooner we get rid of him and Wilshire the better, along with Matsuaku. I'm sick of footballers voicing their unwanted opinions and causing unrest.


1.) 14 Dec 2018 12:31:01
We all knew well in advance what the risks were with Wilshere He’s on a much lesser retainer so it’s only half a kick up, Carroll must go, and I think we all agree with Masuaku. IRONMIKE.

2.) 14 Dec 2018 12:44:45
And he doesn't understand why he gets so much stick? Is he having a laugh? He has rinsed our club for £100k a week and then spent half his life on the treatment table. He is a joke.

3.) 14 Dec 2018 14:59:00
I'd say he's actually spent closer to 75% on the treatment table. I don't think Masuaku should be sold, I just think he should be deployed as an out an out winger. Cover for snoddy and diangana.

4.) 14 Dec 2018 15:17:15
He will be gone in summer, his lifestyle doesn't suit MP's philosophy. Shame as he could have been a decent player.
Wheelchair I think is a different story, he is genuinely unlucky (maybe even mentally) with injuries. His style of play is very aggressive which is why he gets injured so much - again, can see him leaving in the summer though.

5.) 14 Dec 2018 16:40:55
Think all of us agree Carroll is a massive p—- taker, shameful, for a player to have played so little on £90k a week then have the front to say he wants to earn a new contract when it’s coming to the end, I bet he does🤣😂 If his injury problem has been so bad to stop him playing for so long, how is it suddenly going to improve to warrant WH giving him another contract, unless it’s £5k per week plus appearance money for at least 75% of each game played! Think TK Hammer suggestion is a good one for Masuako, redeploy him as a wide wing player for us to help out Snoddy and Diangana!

6.) 15 Dec 2018 22:26:06
I'm sorry I totally disagree with selling MASUAKU as the world and his wife can see he ain't a L/ B when he was playing left mid he was performing to a very acceptable level one big thing which I will slag MP off for is continuing to play him at L/ B as he CANNOT defend for toffee I understand we have injurys but I'd rather play fredericks or OGBONNA there instead but he's fairly pacey and can whip a decent ball in like the one for CHIQUARITO last week so sell him not for me IMO. COYI.



04 Dec 2018 19:46:18
Oh my god we have Antonio and matsuaku at full back.


1.) 04 Dec 2018 21:52:00
Tbf Antonio did well pushing back their attacking fullback all the time. I think Pelle got the tactics right there and of course at PZs age he isn’t going to play all the games this month. With Creswell injured not sure there was any choice at LB.




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20 Jan 2019 22:01:18
I'm sick. of this saga. So we are stuck with Arnie who wants to leave, Perez who is unfit, carroll who is a waste of space and Hernandez who was close to joining valencia. What a shambles. Meanwhile spurs are looking at edin dzeko who Pellegrini had targeted and talks with gomez progress well?




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18 Jan 2019 15:23:10
Bored of this story now.




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15 Jan 2019 20:03:19
Moussa marega would be my choice.




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15 Jan 2019 20:02:48
Let him arnautovic go and then get two of dzeko, giroud, marega.




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12 Jan 2019 13:19:02
Wow. Did that touch a nerve.





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19 Jan 2019 16:16:47
Yep. missed a sitter.




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19 Jan 2019 15:25:43
Booked after only 18mins wonferful.




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18 Jan 2019 20:48:18
Get rid of carroll, arnautovic and Hernandez and get gomez and dzeko.




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13 Jan 2019 20:17:24
Moussa marega?




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12 Jan 2019 17:10:02
Marega definitely.