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by SammyTheHammer
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is competition dying?
Replies: 124
Views: 5461

Re: Is competition dying?

Sam I ain't 100% sure but don't the NFL and NBA have collective bargaining agreements that incorporate salary caps ? whereas baseball doesn't and they can spend whatever the hell they want ? I know nothing at all about the NHL I don't think the player's union would ever go for a salary cap. and at ...
by SammyTheHammer
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is competition dying?
Replies: 124
Views: 5461

Re: Is competition dying?

I watch lots of American sports as I live here...was roped into being a WH supporter at an early age by my best friend and neighbor who was born in London. I am a huge Hockey and (American) football fan. IMO what these sports do well than promote parity and competition are; - playoffs systems - in h...
by SammyTheHammer
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: KUMB Hall of Fame
Topic: The summer transfer window 2019 thread
Replies: 17170
Views: 1109231

Re: The summer transfer window 2019 thread

If this Haller deal gets done then hats off to MP / MS for rebuilding the team.... someone posted the below line up on twitter of how we could line up next season. Only 2 players in this starting 11 that survived Moyes era... ------------------------ Fabianski 34 -------------------------------- --...
by SammyTheHammer
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: West Ham branded celebrities
Replies: 355
Views: 136338

Re: West Ham branded celebrities

cockney hammer wrote:


when he used to watch football back home in the us he chose west ham as his team he liked the colours
he's got to be one of the coolest guys in rock and roll - glad he's a fan!
by SammyTheHammer
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: West Ham branded celebrities
Replies: 355
Views: 136338

Re: West Ham branded celebrities

didnt realize Dave Grohl was a West Ham supporter.... wonder how that came to be.
by SammyTheHammer
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: KUMB Match Threads
Topic: Arsenal 3-1 West Ham Utd (25/08/18)
Replies: 988
Views: 50071

Re: Arsenal v West Ham Utd: match thread (25/8)

Having forced Noble to play as a holding midfield for so long, people now want us to do the same with Wilshere. How has his 'tracking back' been in the opening couple of games? Noble and Wilshere playing in front of Obiang is the sensible way to go. Because we don't have a better option as a holdin...
by SammyTheHammer
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: KUMB Match Threads
Topic: Arsenal 3-1 West Ham Utd (25/08/18)
Replies: 988
Views: 50071

Re: Arsenal v West Ham Utd: match thread (25/8)

As lost as we have looked, its not any worse than last year!

I am predicting 2-1 loss, with our first open play goal of the season from Arnie.... but I also thought we had a chance vs. Liverpool.
by SammyTheHammer
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: KUMB Hall of Fame
Topic: Summer Transfer Window 2018
Replies: 21112
Views: 1680647

Re: Summer Transfer Window 2018- 2 days remaining

HammerPDC wrote:Kovacic to Chelsea on loan for the season as part of the Courtios deal confirmed

What does this mean for Drinkwater? I always thought he was too similar to Noble
Its certainly not flashy... but I'd take two Mark Nobles in the squad :thup:
by SammyTheHammer
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: KUMB Hall of Fame
Topic: Summer Transfer Window 2018
Replies: 21112
Views: 1680647

Re: Summer Transfer Window 2018- 7 days remaining

The whole Oxford situation has really taken a 180... I had such high hopes after his performance against Arsenal a few years back. Personally, I say get rid of him. Just give us 2-3 more (quality) players in the CM/DM/CB positions and I could care less what happens to Oxford. I don't know any of the...
by SammyTheHammer
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: KUMB Hall of Fame
Topic: Summer Transfer Window 2018
Replies: 21112
Views: 1680647

Re: Summer Transfer Window 2018- 11 days remaining

I've tried reading back several pages and didnt see anything... has there been any further reports from ITK sources (Jinxed, Pezza, Ex) on possible additions to cover the Central Midfield positions? Would be a shame to inject such exciting players like Anderson, Yarmolenko etc. and have the likes of...
by SammyTheHammer
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: KUMB Hall of Fame
Topic: Summer Transfer Window 2018
Replies: 21112
Views: 1680647

Re: Summer Transfer Window 2018- 22 days remaining

Saw the article on main page about how WHU are #2 in spending so far this window. Has anyone done an analysis of the past 4-5 years and what we've spent NET vs. other clubs? Maybe I am a pessimist but it surely seems like the money spent so far is just making up for other windows we came up short. V...
by SammyTheHammer
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: KUMB Hall of Fame
Topic: Summer Transfer Window 2018
Replies: 21112
Views: 1680647

Re: Summer Transfer Window 2018- 30 days remaining

certainly a good player - but I'm not thrilled with idea of signing on 35 year old midfielders.
by SammyTheHammer
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: KUMB Hall of Fame
Topic: Summer Transfer Window 2018
Replies: 21112
Views: 1680647

Re: Summer Transfer Window 2018- 30 days remaining

For what its worth - someone asked Ex on Twitter if he thought Arnie would be sold he responded not likely.
by SammyTheHammer
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: KUMB Hall of Fame
Topic: Summer Transfer Window 2018
Replies: 21112
Views: 1680647

Re: Summer Transfer Window 2018- 30 days remaining

If Arnie goes, who plays up top? Just Carroll and Hernandez to rely on? I don't mind having just 2 strikers if they both had decent injury records. Yarmolenko is not a traditional forward right? From watching one 5 minute highlight video I've surmised he mostly plays as a winger on the right side.....
by SammyTheHammer
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: KUMB Hall of Fame
Topic: Summer Transfer Window 2018
Replies: 21112
Views: 1680647

Re: Summer Transfer Window 2018- 31 days remaining

somerset-hammer wrote:
I thought he didn't like the cold, because of his ingrowing toenails..
I laughed at this...and then after reading up on him I realized it wasn't a joke at all.. strange condition.
by SammyTheHammer
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: KUMB Hall of Fame
Topic: Summer Transfer Window 2018
Replies: 21112
Views: 1680647

Re: Summer Transfer Window 2018- 44 days remaining

its not a West Ham transfer window without an Islam Slimani link...
by SammyTheHammer
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: KUMB Hall of Fame
Topic: Summer Transfer Window 2018
Replies: 21112
Views: 1680647

Re: Summer Transfer Window 2018- 45 days remaining

No Graza, I don’t - we need far more Many are too easily pleased with a headline number of £70m as it sounds large. In reality we need to catchup on three years of under investment this summer....and that’s before the Lanzini issue There is an argument that Anderson would take too much of the budge...
by SammyTheHammer
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: KUMB Hall of Fame
Topic: Summer Transfer Window 2018
Replies: 21112
Views: 1680647

Re: Summer Transfer Window 2018- 45 days remaining

Well said, Sir Trevor. Our depth is pathetically thin in so many areas and we lack quality in pretty much every position particularly since Lanzini went down with an ACL. We realistically need 5-6 quality players brought in if we want to even sniff top-half of the table next year and I have absolute...
by SammyTheHammer
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: KUMB Hall of Fame
Topic: Summer Transfer Window 2018
Replies: 21112
Views: 1680647

Re: Summer Transfer Window 2018- 66 days remaining

that video almost gave me a seizure.

Oh boy - Pellegrini is already getting frustrated with the dildo brothers :fsake:
by SammyTheHammer
Tue May 08, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gold and Sullivan ???
Replies: 12506
Views: 1330925

Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Not sure - I dont know anything about Tripp, however, Blackstone is arguably the most prestigious private equity shop in the world, so if he is on their board I'd wager he would run the club better than David Sullivan... I'll be honest I cant even remember his connection to WHU - did he directly buy...