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23 minutes ago, Suhari said:

Incredible thing for the captain to come out with. Not a happy dressing room I guess.

Cheeky bet on WH to go down perhaps.

Unhappy dressing room, manager who has peaked, another season of West Ham beating us twice, looking in relegation danger but escaping with two weeks to spare is worth putting your mortgage on

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9 hours ago, SuperSAINT said:

Good article about it in The Athletic.  Neither Moyes or Bilic expected it to happen..

West Ham need to sell-to-buy.  They basically expected to lose Rice (or others) but nothing transpired, so they had to sell him instead to fund defensive reinforcements.

West Ham fans on KUMB are a bit cross over the Diangana sale, I read it as they believe GSB are asset stripping them. Anderson may soon be off to Arsenal too on a cheap loan. They're not exactly blessed with attacking options and yet Moyes wants to strengthen Central Defence which for me, a non-fan looking in, is possibly their strongest position after Rice and Soucek in midfield.

 

Crazy club...and there was me tipping them to have a decent season! Watch Chelsea swoop for Rice late in the window...

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Just listening to LBC and a reporter said he was a Saints fan. Presenter Andrew Castle said he was a mate of Ryan Bertrand’s. ‘I hope he stays’, says Castle. Bit odd. Thought he was signed up. Then I see us linked to a new right back Czech Republic player on Instagram. Weird. 

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6 minutes ago, DT said:

Just listening to LBC and a reporter said he was a Saints fan. Presenter Andrew Castle said he was a mate of Ryan Bertrand’s. ‘I hope he stays’, says Castle. Bit odd. Thought he was signed up. Then I see us linked to a new right back Czech Republic player on Instagram. Weird. 

A new right back is irrelevant to Bertrand's contract situation. 

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6 minutes ago, SaintBobby said:

That's a pretty low bar tbh.

It’s a shame you find me tedious as you are one of my favourite posters. Your meltdown about the state of the echo was a recent highlight for me. 

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Considering Covid and the sponsorship fiasco it seems a sensible summer from Saints.

At the end of the season if you had asked which positions we need to strengthen pretty much everyone would have said RB (KWP or other) and CB. We have done that.

All that has changed is the sale of PEH. If we dont sign another CM then its silly and asking for trouble. If we do, and don't lose anyone key, then its been a good window in the context of being a club without mega bucks.

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Still can't help feeling we might be better off getting in an experienced player from a top club on loan for the season and buy a permanent midfield fixture next summer when we have more funds available, rather than buying a mediocre midfielder now and being lumbered with them when they inevitably don't become part of our long term plans. 

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22 minutes ago, Saint_clark said:

Still can't help feeling we might be better off getting in an experienced player from a top club on loan for the season and buy a permanent midfield fixture next summer when we have more funds available, rather than buying a mediocre midfielder now and being lumbered with them when they inevitably don't become part of our long term plans. 

I agree, especially Chelsea who seem to have way too many CM’s on the books. 
 

players like RLC, Barkley, Billy Gimour + a number of younger players would add some much needed quality to our midfield. Weather they’re a Ralph type player is another matter, but they have a lot of depth with the euros round the corner a lot of players will be getting itchy feet. 

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2 minutes ago, SKD said:

I agree, especially Chelsea who seem to have way too many CM’s on the books. 
 

players like RLC, Barkley, Billy Gimour + a number of younger players would add some much needed quality to our midfield. Weather they’re a Ralph type player is another matter, but they have a lot of depth with the euros round the corner a lot of players will be getting itchy feet. 

We are interested in Gallagher.

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2 minutes ago, SKD said:

I agree, especially Chelsea who seem to have way too many CM’s on the books. 
 

players like RLC, Barkley, Billy Gimour + a number of younger players would add some much needed quality to our midfield. Weather they’re a Ralph type player is another matter, but they have a lot of depth with the euros round the corner a lot of players will be getting itchy feet. 

We are interested in Gallagher.

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1 hour ago, SaintsFan86 said:

We are interested in Gallagher.

Never heard of him, looked him up and he sounds like a class younger player and is 6ft so not a smurf for a change.

Doubt chelsea would sell surely and he did well for a youngster at swansea last season - 21 games, 0 goals and 6 assists.

Describes himself as a box to box midfielder and enjoyed going to swansea as he was allowed to be more creative apparently, I'm reading that as got to go forward.

 

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5 hours ago, Saint_clark said:

Still can't help feeling we might be better off getting in an experienced player from a top club on loan for the season and buy a permanent midfield fixture next summer when we have more funds available, rather than buying a mediocre midfielder now and being lumbered with them when they inevitably don't become part of our long term plans. 

almost everyone is skint this summer, so the prices ought to be lower. Wait till next summer and although we may have a few more quid, so will everyone else, so the prices will increase.

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Just now, Chez said:

almost everyone is skint this summer, so the prices ought to be lower. Wait till next summer and although we may have a few more quid, so will everyone else, so the prices will increase.

Apart from Chelsea!

Talking of loans, they may have a few worth looking at once the window draws to a close.

Loftus Cheek?

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5 hours ago, hypochondriac said:

I honestly can't see us not signing a cm. If we get one which we really should then that's a good window. 

what makes you say that? Do you think all our targets have gone elsewhere?

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1 minute ago, S-Clarke said:

Apart from Chelsea!

Talking of loans, they may have a few worth looking at once the window draws to a close.

Loftus Cheek?

like the sound of that. Only trouble is the wages. The bog clubs pay a fucking fortune.  Loftus Cheek will probably want to stay in London.

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3 hours ago, Convict Colony said:

Never heard of him, looked him up and he sounds like a class younger player and is 6ft so not a smurf for a change.

Doubt chelsea would sell surely and he did well for a youngster at swansea last season - 21 games, 0 goals and 6 assists.

Describes himself as a box to box midfielder and enjoyed going to swansea as he was allowed to be more creative apparently, I'm reading that as got to go forward.

 

Hadn't heard of him before he moved to Charlton on loan.  Scored a few goals for them and got really good reviews.

Pretty sure he's bound for Palace on loan -- Alan Nixon has been saying for a while that Chelsea are waiting on him to sign a new deal before they green-light the loan.

6 minutes ago, S-Clarke said:

Apart from Chelsea!

Talking of loans, they may have a few worth looking at once the window draws to a close.

Loftus Cheek?

ALWAYS worth looking at Chelsea.  Cork, Romeu & Berty worked out great for us.

They have ridiculous recruitment at youth level.

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6 minutes ago, Chez said:

like the sound of that. Only trouble is the wages. The bog clubs pay a fucking fortune.  Loftus Cheek will probably want to stay in London.

He's had a lot of injury problems, but he strikes me as the sort of mobile/forward thinking midfielder we lack.

It's not like we're 300 miles from London, pretty much straight up the m3. Bertrand lives just outside of London anyway, so I can't see that being a problem.

Plus, once he see's west quay and the Marland's, there's no going back to London.

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West Ham have a fan base that can never be pleased. Complaining about a lack of investment despite reportedly putting in a £27m bid for Tarkowski and just last year they spent £24m on Fornals, £45m on Haller and £22m on  Bowen. £36m on Felipe Anderson the year before that.

The Allardyce saga as well, who wasn't playing the "West Ham Way".

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4 hours ago, HarvSFC said:

West Ham have a fan base that can never be pleased. Complaining about a lack of investment despite reportedly putting in a £27m bid for Tarkowski and just last year they spent £24m on Fornals, £45m on Haller and £22m on  Bowen. £36m on Felipe Anderson the year before that.

The Allardyce saga as well, who wasn't playing the "West Ham Way".

When you’re convinced you’re level with Chelsea, Spurs and Arsenal as a big London club, that tends to happen.

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14 hours ago, Saint_clark said:

Still can't help feeling we might be better off getting in an experienced player from a top club on loan for the season and buy a permanent midfield fixture next summer when we have more funds available, rather than buying a mediocre midfielder now and being lumbered with them when they inevitably don't become part of our long term plans. 

I tend to agree. Maybe a loan, but then they'd want to play as much as possible and would need to be real competition for Romeu, but possibly an Armstrong type signing - older and with reasonable experience - who can offer an alternative to Smallbone etc off the bench or if we get injuries.

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21 minutes ago, skintsaint said:

20m + 100k wages. Big wedge of their budget gone I'm guessing.

Yeah.  The rest of their signings look to be loans (Rob Holding) & looking at frees (Hendrick already in, Ryan Fraser in talks)

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9 hours ago, HarvSFC said:

West Ham have a fan base that can never be pleased. Complaining about a lack of investment despite reportedly putting in a £27m bid for Tarkowski and just last year they spent £24m on Fornals, £45m on Haller and £22m on  Bowen. £36m on Felipe Anderson the year before that.

The Allardyce saga as well, who wasn't playing the "West Ham Way".

Yep. What sort of fan base would complain about the style of football when it’s led them to a relatively successful season? 

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6 hours ago, skintsaint said:

Broke the FFP rules...and still going...

hasn't FFP rules been stood down at the moment?

if they were ever really a thing?

 

Silva is awesome of football manager anyway 😎

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£3.5m for Boufal? Absolute loose change again, but what can you do. I guess if you add up all of his previous loans we may have recouped close to 8 or so mill for him, but whatever is said, he has been a catastrophic signing and a financial disaster for a club of our size.

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