The Official West Ham United Thread. Vol 2

The Official West Ham United Thread. Vol 2

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coldel

2,232 posts

84 months

Wednesday 16th January
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Apparently he took a huge wage drop to go to the US. I am not sure he is Pellegrinis type though?

Apparently we are knocking on the door of Liepzig for Timo Werner (be surprised if we netted him though) - Maxi Gomez has also been suggested in the Spanish press.

Whatever decision is taken I hope the board do not fall into past failures where we try to replace on the cheap with an unknown who might turn out alright - we are losing a proven goalscorer, we need to replace like for like.

coldel

2,232 posts

84 months

Thursday 17th January
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Haksanabanavic or whatever his name is, has gone to a Swedish club on loan for 18 MONTHS.

Chico is back in training as well which is a nice bonus.

TCEvo

6,299 posts

140 months

Thursday 17th January
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coldel said:
Haksanabanavic or whatever his name is, has gone to a Swedish club on loan for 18 MONTHS.

Chico is back in training as well which is a nice bonus.
Noticed that earlier - think I saw him play a couple of times as a sub soon after he'd joined. Assuming we sell for more than we paid I'm happy with that though - earns for the Club & presumably during the loan period we could recall anyway if he suddenly looks decent (although given where he's going I assume that's the last we'll see of him).

Looking forward to seeing Chico & Nasri together.

sjc

10,545 posts

208 months

Thursday 17th January
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Just had an enjoyable watch of the 2012 play off final on Sky.
Great memories of a great day out, my lad in the academy and being given ticket numbers A1and A2 pitchside,the pubs beforehand, the underground singing,should have been 3 down after 15 minutes, a fully fit Carlton, Greeno’s unbelievable save after 2 mins, the noise,seeing tackles that wouldn’t be allowed now, Tom Ince being booed then shutting us up,still being in the bog when Blackpool scored,the feeling when Ricardo got his 24th of the season to win it.Being on the tele behind the camera when CC got his goal and screamed into it, and watching it back and seeing the pair of us jumping like lunatics during the pitchside interviews.
Seems like yesterday, but when you compare the quality in the squad to today, light years away.
Great day, that could have ended up so so different.

Hammer67

4,096 posts

122 months

Thursday 17th January
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sjc said:
Just had an enjoyable watch of the 2012 play off final on Sky.
Great memories of a great day out, my lad in the academy and being given ticket numbers A1and A2 pitchside,the pubs beforehand, the underground singing,should have been 3 down after 15 minutes, a fully fit Carlton, Greeno’s unbelievable save after 2 mins, the noise,seeing tackles that wouldn’t be allowed now, Tom Ince being booed then shutting us up,still being in the bog when Blackpool scored,the feeling when Ricardo got his 24th of the season to win it.Being on the tele behind the camera when CC got his goal and screamed into it, and watching it back and seeing the pair of us jumping like lunatics during the pitchside interviews.
Seems like yesterday, but when you compare the quality in the squad to today, light years away.
Great day, that could have ended up so so different.
I remember that day very well. I was at work watching it on my desktop (large main dealership).

At the time, on a Saturday whenever WH scored, if I was at my desk I would broadcast Bubbles throughout the building on the phone system tannoy.

At the finaI whistle I was asked to knock it off as Bubbles was accompanied by me shouting "Get the fk in there".

Apparently an old couple taking delivery of a new car weren`t amused when it came out of the salesmans phone speaker at the desk they were sitting at.



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sjc

10,545 posts

208 months

Thursday 17th January
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Hammer67 said:
sjc said:
Just had an enjoyable watch of the 2012 play off final on Sky.
Great memories of a great day out, my lad in the academy and being given ticket numbers A1and A2 pitchside,the pubs beforehand, the underground singing,should have been 3 down after 15 minutes, a fully fit Carlton, Greeno’s unbelievable save after 2 mins, the noise,seeing tackles that wouldn’t be allowed now, Tom Ince being booed then shutting us up,still being in the bog when Blackpool scored,the feeling when Ricardo got his 24th of the season to win it.Being on the tele behind the camera when CC got his goal and screamed into it, and watching it back and seeing the pair of us jumping like lunatics during the pitchside interviews.
Seems like yesterday, but when you compare the quality in the squad to today, light years away.
Great day, that could have ended up so so different.
I remember that day very well. I was at work watching it on my desktop (large main dealership).

At the time, on a Saturday whenever WH scored, if I was at my desk I would broadcast Bubbles throughout the building on the phone system tannoy.

At the finaI whistle I was asked to knock it off as Bubbles was accompanied by me shouting "Get the fk in there".

Apparently an old couple taking delivery of a new car weren`t amused when it came out of the salesmans phone speaker at the desk they were sitting at.

Lol!
Must have been a bubble car ?

TCEvo

6,299 posts

140 months

Friday 18th January
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sjc said:
Lol!
Must have been a bubble car ?
hehe

Good game that Final - the relief when Vaz Te smashed our second in was something else.

coldel

2,232 posts

84 months

Friday 18th January
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Late fitness call on Wilson for the weekend, do hope the guy doesn't make it into their squad.

Apparently rumours going around about us signing Dzeko I hope as a short term solution rather than some fanciful idea he is a replacement for Arnie. Although there are also nicer rumours about us going after Piatek at Genoa who is a very good player and at his peak, be a good purchase if we get him but looks like he is going to AC Milan.




BrabusMog

12,991 posts

124 months

Friday 18th January
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Where do you get your rumours from colder? KUMB?

coldel

2,232 posts

84 months

Friday 18th January
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A lot of web skimming! biggrin Search through the usual bigger publications plus a list of fan sites and a few useful posters on twitter (exwhuemployee etc) - makes for some fun discussion and pretty sure I have come up with my own Shelvey in Stansted moments too laugh

BrabusMog

12,991 posts

124 months

Friday 18th January
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hehe

I'll look at exwhuemployee - I hadn't heard of him (or her, sorry Gilette!).

Cheers

sjc

10,545 posts

208 months

Friday 18th January
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Dzeko was mooted back in November, wouldn’t mind him as a stop gap, or Giroud for that matter.

TCEvo

6,299 posts

140 months

Friday 18th January
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BrabusMog said:
hehe

I'll look at exwhuemployee - I hadn't heard of him (or her, sorry Gilette!).

Cheers
That bloke's usually spot-on. Easily the best source of info IMO.

Bet Wilson starts. Cheating tt.

BrabusMog

12,991 posts

124 months

Friday 18th January
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Arnie left out the squad for tomorrow.

RichB

41,099 posts

222 months

Friday 18th January
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Who is this Wilson character?

Black can man

29,924 posts

106 months

Friday 18th January
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RichB said:
Who is this Wilson character?

coldel

2,232 posts

84 months

Friday 18th January
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Fair play to Pellegrini, I guess if you think about it, he is a much more successful manager than Arnie is as a player and is flexing it right now. Arnie is under contract, we will get good money for him, lets play it how it would work best for the club and focus on all the other talent we have. Time to recall Hugill it seems!

sjc

10,545 posts

208 months

Saturday 19th January
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TCEvo said:
BrabusMog said:
hehe

I'll look at exwhuemployee - I hadn't heard of him (or her, sorry Gilette!).

Cheers
That bloke's usually spot-on. Easily the best source of info IMO.
He’s often a good source for team selection but quite often wildly out on transfers etc and is purely speculative. He now claims he’s known about Marco for months .... but didn’t say anything.

Moving on, interesting comments from Nobes, saying that the money Marco has been offered is completely life changing and if it was 10/15 grand a week more to go elsewhere in the Prem he’d be telling him “ don’t be daft stay” , but being offered 4 times your already big salary is different and he understands completely.

TCEvo

6,299 posts

140 months

Saturday 19th January
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RichB said:
Who is this Wilson character?
A cheating tt.

TCEvo

6,299 posts

140 months

Saturday 19th January
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sjc said:
Moving on, interesting comments from Nobes, saying that the money Marco has been offered is completely life changing and if it was 10/15 grand a week more to go elsewhere in the Prem he’d be telling him “ don’t be daft stay” , but being offered 4 times your already big salary is different and he understands completely.
Now sounds like we need rid asap - £75m in cleared funds + 20% sell-on & 500% tariff on chinese ticket sales & he can get lost.

Forgot to add good news that Grady Diangana has signed a long deal.


Edited by TCEvo on Saturday 19th January 08:42