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Q: 2023/24 Hopes & aspirations for this season
a. As Champions of Europe there's no reason we shouldn't be pushing for a top 7 spot & a run in the Cups
b. Last season was a trophy winning one and there's only one way to go after that, I expect a dull mid table bore fest of a season
c. Buy some f***ing players or we're in a battle to stay up & that's as good as it gets
d. Moyes out
e. New season you say, woohoo time to get the new kit and wear it it to the pub for all the big games, the wags down there call me Mr West Ham

Alan 12:04 Mon May 16
Transfer Rumour discussion thread
The window opens on Thursday, June 9 and closes Wednesday, August 31

    Rumoured In

Veli Kavlak (Mf) - Besiktas
Suso (Mf) - AC Milan
Simone Zaza (Str) - Juve
Bruno Ecuele Manga (CB) - Cardiff
Serdar Aziz (CB)- Besiktas
Andre Ayew (FW) - Swansea
Jordan Ayew (Str) - Villa
Jemery Pied (RB) - Nice
Jamie Vardy (Str) - Leicester
Alexandre Lacazette (Str) - Lyon
Roberto Pereyra (Mf) - Juve
Michy Batshuayi(Str) - Marseille
Mauro Icardi (Str) - Inter
Carlos Bacca (Str) - AC Milan
Gustavo Bou (Str) - Racing Club
Sofiane Feghouli (Mf/w) - Valencia
Theo Walcott (Fw) - Arsenal
Georginio Wijnaldum (AMf) - Newcastle
Gokhan Tore (Mf/W) - Besiktas
Nampalys Mendy (Mf) - Nice
Idrissa Gueye (Mf) - Villa
Oguzhan Ozyakup (Mf) - Besiktas
Martin Braithwaite (Fw) - Toulouse
Zlatko Junuzovic (Mf) - Werder Bremen
Gokhan Gonul (Rb) - Fenerbahce
Alassane Plea (Str) - Nice
Atiba Hutchinson Mf) - Besiktas
Matt Ritchie (Mf) - Bournemouth
Saido Berahino (Str) - West Brom
Franco Vazquez (AMf) - Palermo
Mario Gomez (Str) - Fiorentina
Jonathan Calleri (Str) - Deportivo Maldonado
Arthur Masuaku (Lb) - Olympiacos
Achraf Lazaar (Lb) - Palermo
Wilfred Bony (Str) - Man City

    Rumoured Out

Alex Song
Victor Moses
Emmanuel Emenike
Reece Oxford - Man C, Arsenal, Chelsea, Newcastle, Leipzig, Man Utd
Payet - Real Madrid, PSG, Man Utd
Sakho - Sunderland, WBA
Tomkins - Sunderland
Enner Valencia - Everywhere

    Confirmed In

Toni Martinez (Str) - Valencia
Havard Nordtveit (DM) - Borussia Monchengladbach (out of contract)
Sofiane Feghouli (Mf/w) - Valencia (out of contract)
Gokhan Tore (Mf/w) - Besiktas (Loan with option)
Ashley Fletcher (Str) - Man Utd
Arthur Masuaku (Lb) - Olympiacos
Andre Ayew (Fw) - Swansea
Alvaro Arbeloa (Rb) - Real Madrid (Free agent)

    Confirmed Out

Elliot Lee
Leo Chambers (Academy)
Jaanai Gordon (Academy)
Nathan Mavila (Academy)
Amos Nasha (Academy)
Ross Elsom (Academy)
Tim Brown (Academy)
Clarke Bogard (Academy)
Jordan Brown - Hannover
Joey O’Brien - End of contract
Emmanuel Emenike
Victor Moses
Alex Song
Stephen Hendrie - Blackburn (Loan)
James Tomkins - Palace
Diego Poyet - contract cancelled


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Alan 8:08 Thu Jan 12
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stoneman 8:02 Thu Jan 12
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Thanks for bumping this thread up

RBshorty 7:51 Thu Jan 12
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If the Spunk Brothers have got any sense. (Which we all know they don't.) They should put a stupid offer into Montpellier for Ryad Boudebouz. (Who is very similar to Payet.) Then tell Marseille to cough up the necessary dough.

Side of Ham 2:38 Mon Sep 5
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Add the euros taking place and the Olympics for missing our two best footballers.

Willtell 1:06 Mon Sep 5
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I agree with that Iron2010. it was the tour to USA which meant playing games too early and players getting too many knocks. Once again the EL came too early for us but I really don't expect that to happen again. We will start from a stronger base next season.

In the meantime I look forward to next weekend to see how our squad is really shaping up albeit 3 games too late....

Iron2010 12:21 Sun Sep 4
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We finally seem to have a squad that would have coped with the Thursdays. Although, we shouldn't suffer the hard times that we had without Payet, Lanzini and Sakho at the back end of last year.

daveyg 11:27 Sun Sep 4
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Think you are right with Fernanades,he seems to have a great shot on him and pace. He seems similar to Pogba without the tricks. Calleri I'm not so sure,think that miss against Bournemouth will have knocked his confidence,if it had gone in would of set him up immensely.
I reckon Martinez might come on strong too,seems to have started a good relationship with Fletcher. Such a pity we are out of EL as I reckon they both could of played in the EFL cup.

Iron2010 11:03 Sun Sep 4
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Now that the dust has settled the squad does look extremely strong and nearly all of the players work their socks off which is vital at our place. I fancy Fernandes and Calleri to be the surprise hits.

I was talking to a Valencia supporting mate who said that Feghouli is a super sub. He goes missing for long periods when starting but is a game changer from the bench.

Romfordboy 9:18 Sat Sep 3
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Loves a strike from outside the area...

Hopefully some bench apparent ease and getting a starting role in the league cup

Texas Iron 7:32 Sat Sep 3
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Looks like a rea
l talent...Pogba style...


Lots of teams after him...pleased we got him...

jack flash 4:15 Sat Sep 3
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As was pointed out to me recently, Emilison Fernandes seems to have quietly slipped in under the radar just before our disasterous 2nd leg tie vs Astra

I knew nothing about him prior to him signing for us, other than knowing that his club didn't want to sell him & that a whole host of top clubs were keen to sign him

He might turn out to be crap but that fantastic goal for the Swiss u-21s plus the little youtube clips have certainly got my attention

terry-h 12:28 Sat Sep 3
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What a FANTASTIC goal Fernandes scored for the Swiss u-21s tonight.

( and Alan has still not included him in the Confirmed in list)

Sir Alf 11:20 Fri Sep 2
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Agree that central midfield still needs work longer term and a top DM in that area of the team is probably still needed.

IMO we have defintely strengthened the squad and options. Our best 11? Overall but this is not so clear. In the attacking area yes. Zaza should be an improvement on Carroll, Sakho, Valencia, Emineke and Jelavic.

In midfield, Ferghouli better than Moses? Hopefully too early to tell yet.
Tore better than Zarate - not so far.
Nordveit better than Song - worse IMO so far as Song was a better footballer but its early days.

Byram and/or Arbeloa better than Jenkinson - Yes and 2 of them.
J Arthur for Cresswell - as good.

CBs - Oxford for Tomkins (Burke loaned) - not yet.

Longer term we need 2 footballing CBs. Hopefully Oxford and / or Burke will fill the void. Ogbonna has the technical skills (Italians tend to) but Reidy and Collins lack of passing ability and poor technique on the ball, limits us as a team.

The same applies to Kouyate in midfield in some games. Great some games when running with the ball but in general team passing movements and execution of passing is very poor. It goes back to the fact he was a centre back originally I suspect?

If we want to get up another level we will need better technicians in central defence and midfield and that elusive all action DM. The Makele, Kante type of player.

But no complaints. We are progressing in terms of quality of the squad and team step by step each season.

gazamma 5:21 Fri Sep 2
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ok got it,thnx

Trevor B 5:01 Fri Sep 2
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u21s do not need to be named in the 25 man squad.

gazamma 4:56 Fri Sep 2
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so we can call him anytime Trev?

Trevor B 4:47 Fri Sep 2
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he's 20

gazamma 4:46 Fri Sep 2
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Fletcher not in 25 man squad?

Romfordboy 4:06 Fri Sep 2
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The reason they play better as a team is that they can consistently put out the same 11 week in week out...

I wouldn't say they are considably better then us... And I reckon they will be lucky to finish top 4 this season they haven't really strengthen and sissoko for 30m is the funniest transfer of the summer!!! Levy must have been crying when he signed that cheque

Liverpool will flatter to deceive they have had all their transfers in pre season for a month and still lost to burnley....

geoffpikey 4:06 Fri Sep 2
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Send Fletcher on loan?? With our injury record, no way. Going to need him. Even to start sometimes. Ayew, Carroll, Sakho... who the fuck knows when fit or then what we're then going to get. Zaza, Callieri don't know English football. Yet.

J.Riddle 3:59 Fri Sep 2
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Noble, Obiang, Nordveidt

That's our weakest part of the team. Would have liked to have seen a decent defensive midfielder brought in. I am far from convinced Nordveidt will be the answer from what I have seen. If he doesn't deliver I would be tempted to stick Kouyate in there as a makeshift.


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