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Postby RyanWHUFC on Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:35 pm

Arsene Wenger has revealed he is "on the case" with Germany forward Marco Reus. Arsenal boss Wenger raved about Reus, 23, as he commentated on Germany v Greece for French TV.


Ok so now he's given up on frenchies and going for Germans instead. Although Reus would be a good bit of business, thought he looked the b*llocks against Greece.
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Re: monday's news 25thjune includes west ham

Postby cockney hammer on Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:35 pm

Cardiff want Craig Bellamy to join the red revolution: Cardiff plan cheeky bid for Liverpool striker

Brighton are battling against Cardiff, Wolves and Sheffield Wednesday for the signing of Millwall striker Darius Henderson: Henderson the target for Gus Poyet

Barcelona will make a move for Manchester City teen Joan Angel Roman: Barca ready Roman raid

Fabio Borini says he never had any intention of joining Liverpool after signing for Roma: Borini only ever wanted Roma

Arsenal rejects Denilson and Carlos Vela are being forced back to the Emirates: Return of the misfits: Wenger to 'welcome' home Denilson and Vela
Transfer stories from other papers and websites

Manchester City have made initial enquiries about signing Napoli's Edinson Cavani and Atletico Madrid's Radamel Falcao. Double bubble: Mancini plots £80million move for Cavani and Falcao (report)

Everton and West Brom are looking to capitalise on the problems at Rangers by moving for Steven Naismith and Steven Whittaker. (Daily Mail)

Blackburn are planning a double raid on Newcastle with Dan Gosling and Leon Best on manager Steve Kean's wanted list. (Daily Mail)

Arsene Wenger said he is "on the case" about Germany forward Marco Reus, as he commentated on Germany v Greece for French TV. (Daily Star)

West Brom and Newcastle are both keen on a loan move for Tottenham full-back Danny Rose. Spurs are also expected to lose full-back Vedran Corluka. (Daily Mail)
Euro 2012 gossip

Man City star Samir Nasri finds his international career in the balance after potty-mouthed tirade. French star exits Euros in disgrace after four-letter rant

Italy and Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has been immortalised by an artist with wheat field 'crop circle' in Italy. (Metro)
Manager gossip

Crisis talks with Les Bleus could keep Laurent Blanc out of Tottenham's clutches: French eye bid to keep boss Blanc

Birmingham ready to offer Lee Clark the hotseat: Clark gets the Blues: But Brum will need to sell before they can buy
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Re: monday's news 25thjune includes west ham

Postby cockney hammer on Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:39 pm

forever west ham





Lets aim high!



We can all agree that getting promoted at the first try was the best thing that could happen this past season. While we didn’t win the Championship, we did manage to win the thrilling Play-off final against Blackpool. It was exactly what we as fans wanted and, to be honest, exactly what we as a club needed. But what about the coming season? What should our expectations be? Is it enough to simply stay in the Premier League? Or should we strive to achieve more?




Now, I know staying in the top flight would be an achievement in and of itself. It’s no easy feat, coming from the Championship, to stay in the Premier League. But recently promoted teams have shown that they are no longer expected to prop up the table, with teams like Swansea and Norwich showing they can hang with even the top clubs. Is it unrealistic for us to aim for a top 10 finish? If the right players are brought in this summer, and the right ones let go, who’s to say we can’t consolidate a midtable position by the close of the season next spring? Granted, we will need luck in more ways than one. But it’s possible. I don’t want myself, or any other fans, to get carried away, but having ambition is what can make a good club great. I know the most important thing is to stay up next season, but how does aiming a bit higher hurt that goal? I believe that if we stay in a midtable position for a few seasons in a row we will situate ourselves nicely to grow even more and perhaps push for a Europa league spot (again, this is several years down the road). The important thing is to not undersell how good we can be. Just look at what Big Sam was able to achieve at Bolton Wanderers and Blackburn Rovers! If he could make those two **** teams midtable finishers year after year, who’s to say that we cannot have the same success, or even a bit more?



The motto once we got promoted of “Back Where We Belong” is true. West Ham do belong back in the Premier League, just not wallowing in mediocrity, barely scraping by on the last 3 games of each season like we did the seasons leading up to our relegation. Let’s go out there this season and get some wins!
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Re: monday's news 25thjune includes west ham

Postby Iron Mark on Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:59 pm

Arsenal won't sign Reus. He has got a lot of potential, but a slight stumbling block is that he has just joined Dortmund.

Wenger may praise him but it only takes a little bit of research to realise that he has got a new club already.

Can't say I'm surprised the English media haven't done it though.
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Re: monday's news 25thjune includes west ham

Postby Rocketron on Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:05 pm

Italy and Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has been immortalised by an artist with wheat field 'crop circle' in Italy.

Presumably the wheatfield will be harvested at the normal time.
Immortalised would , therefore, seem incorrect.
Typical lazy journalism. :wink:
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Re: monday's news 25thjune includes west ham

Postby Jon on Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:15 pm

This 'back where we belong' nonsense needs addressing.

In my lifetime of 40yrs+ we've been too good for the 2nd div and a struggler in the top flight. We fed off 3 FA cup wins. Now clubs like ours play weakened teams in the competition that put us on the map. Yuk.

The prem has killed off clubs like WHU. With the old first div you could dream of wining it and the likes of us and...Watford nearly did.

The prem sucks. We can 'dream' of mid table.

Those aren't dreams, they're nightmares.
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