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by HoustonHammer24
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽Oxford United v West Ham United: LC R3 Match Thread
Replies: 510
Views: 28347

Re: ⚽Oxford United v West Ham United: LC R3 Match Thread

As others have said, we now have the squad to make changes without significantly weakening the squad. I would go with: ————————Roberto————————— Zaba—Balbuena—Ogbonna—Cress/Mas —————Sanchez—Wilshere————— —————————Fornals———————— Snodgrass———Ajeti————Holland Cresswell or Masuaku depends on who Pellegr...
by HoustonHammer24
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Manuel Pellegrini West Ham United’s 17th manager
Replies: 6907
Views: 398703

Re: Manuel Pellegrini West Ham United’s 17th manager

Yes, he has faults. He definitely needs to get the midfield balance right, and the defensive shape right as well. Last season it took four games to get to the point where we started looking like a team. We are notoriously slow starters, just look at our points tally in August for the past 5 or so se...
by HoustonHammer24
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: KUMB Match Threads
Topic: Brighton & Hove Albion 1-1 West Ham Utd (17/08/19)
Replies: 1252
Views: 46349

Re: ⚽ Brighton & Hove Albion vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Really think Hernandez is going to prove crucial this season coming off of the bench. Haller is the clear and obvious starter, but Hernandez has the ability to unlock tired defenses with some great runs in behind. We now have the players to recognize these runs. Also think Ajeti can learn a lot off ...
by HoustonHammer24
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Manuel Lanzini (New Contract Signed)
Replies: 2798
Views: 458991

Re: Manuel Lanzini

Posted on positivity thread, but news spreading on twitter that there has been a breakthrough in his contract negotiations, with the intention to have it wrapped up in the next fortnight! The contract will apparently up his wage from £30k p/w to around £80k p/w. Stemmed from Sean Whetstone, so take ...
by HoustonHammer24
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Positivity Thread
Replies: 153
Views: 7279

Re: Positivity Thread

Apparently a breakthrough in the Lanzini contract negotiations! :scarfer:

According to Sean Whetstone. I’m choosing to believe it!
by HoustonHammer24
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If a multi billionaire wanted to buy West Ham...
Replies: 142
Views: 9024

Re: If a multi billionaire wanted to buy West Ham...

I would mainly want new owners for two reasons. 1. As others have mentioned, buying out the stadium and making it fit for football. This will take a major overhaul but would be the minimum I would expect from a new owner. 2. Upgrading the training facilities. Looking at clubs like Leicester, City an...
by HoustonHammer24
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: KUMB Match Threads
Topic: Brighton & Hove Albion 1-1 West Ham Utd (17/08/19)
Replies: 1252
Views: 46349

Re: ⚽ Brighton and Hove Albion vs West Ham United: Match Thread

I wouldn’t change too much from the City game. Brighton hardly have the midfield to overrun us like City do. The issue I can potentially see is if Haller is isolated against 3 CBs. We need players supporting him, and another big player up top. That’s why I would have Antonio retain his spot. ——————F...
by HoustonHammer24
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: KUMB Match Threads
Topic: West Ham Utd 0-5 Manchester City (10/08/19)
Replies: 1371
Views: 45179

Re: ⚽ West Ham United v Manchester City: Massacre Thread (10/8)

We need to quickly move on from this one, and hopefully Pellegrini learned a thing or two. 1. Masuaku HAS to come in for the Brighton match. Not only do I think he’s a better defender, but his attacking prowess alleviates a lot of pressure on the rest of the defense and he provides a great outlet an...
by HoustonHammer24
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Manuel Pellegrini West Ham United’s 17th manager
Replies: 6907
Views: 398703

Re: Manuel Pellegrini West Ham United’s 17th manager

This is not an overreaction based solely off of today’s game. I think what this game should have proven to Pellegrini is that you need to have different players for different matches, including midfielders. Against City, starting Rice and Wilshere was tactical suicide. I’m a huge Wilshere fan, but e...
by HoustonHammer24
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: KUMB Match Threads
Topic: West Ham Utd 0-5 Manchester City (10/08/19)
Replies: 1371
Views: 45179

Re: ⚽ West Ham United v Manchester City: Match Thread (10/8)

Interesting information, Bishbosh. Will be interesting to see how it is implemented this season. As for the match: ——————Fabianski—————- Fredericks-Balbuena-Diop-Masuaku —————Rice—Wilshere———— -Fornals———Lanzini———Anderson- ———————Haller——————— Subs: Roberto, Cresswell, Ogbonna, Yarmo, Antonio, Hern...
by HoustonHammer24
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: KUMB Hall of Fame
Topic: The summer transfer window 2019 thread
Replies: 17170
Views: 1097851

Re: The summer transfer window 2019 thread

As I stated in my previous post, I also agree that Everton’s window could be either great or awful. Kean is a great signing, but it’s a lot of pressure to put on a 19 year old to be the primary source of goals in the premier league. If he doesn’t produce, they are in trouble. Also a lot of pressure ...
by HoustonHammer24
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: KUMB Hall of Fame
Topic: The summer transfer window 2019 thread
Replies: 17170
Views: 1097851

Re: The summer transfer window 2019 thread

Anyone who feels bad about our window (hopefully no one) should just take a look at Palace. Lost their star RB and didn’t replace him, tried and failed to sign a striker, tried to sign a winger even before losing Zaha and failed, best player (Zaha) tried to force a move and will most likely be frust...
by HoustonHammer24
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: KUMB Hall of Fame
Topic: The summer transfer window 2019 thread
Replies: 17170
Views: 1097851

Re: The summer transfer window 2019 thread

Looking at our top rivals to gatecrash the top 6: Leicester: Some decent spending, Tielemans is quite the coup for them. Lost Maguire though so will be interesting to see how they cope with the loss of arguably their best player. I think they are our greatest threat for best of the rest. Wolves: Cou...
by HoustonHammer24
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: KUMB Hall of Fame
Topic: The summer transfer window 2019 thread
Replies: 17170
Views: 1097851

Re: The summer transfer window 2019 thread

Drinkwater would only be okay if he’s the direct replacement for Cullen as the homegrown midfielder and we are still looking to bring in Ascacibar to replace Sanchez. Would be very upset if we are missing out on a talent like Ascacibar in favor of a move for Drinkwater. Hasn’t played in years, and o...
by HoustonHammer24
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: KUMB Hall of Fame
Topic: The summer transfer window 2019 thread
Replies: 17170
Views: 1097851

Re: The summer transfer window 2019 thread

They’re asking for $15m (roughly £12.4m), but the record transfer fee for a defender from the MLS was Matt Miazga to Chelsea for around $5m. Miazga was very highly rated, and was a youngster (age 20) with incredible potential and was bossing the MLS. Long is a late bloomer, just now coming on to the...
by HoustonHammer24
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: KUMB Hall of Fame
Topic: The summer transfer window 2019 thread
Replies: 17170
Views: 1097851

Re: The summer transfer window 2019 thread

Aaron Long quoted stating how he doesn’t understand why it’s so hard for an American international to get a work permit, and that he dreams of playing in the premier league. Unless our name is being used as a way to attract interest, that must surely mean we are trying to bring him in. Will be inter...
by HoustonHammer24
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: KUMB Hall of Fame
Topic: The summer transfer window 2019 thread
Replies: 17170
Views: 1097851

Re: The summer transfer window 2019 thread

I’m choosing to believe the positive stories only. Pezza and Pellegrini (both reliable) have mentioned we are working on an Obiang replacement, I choose to believe this story.. Ex (reliable) and Sean Whetstone (less reliable) stating that a CB is going to come in. I choose to believe this story. Ex ...
by HoustonHammer24
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: KUMB Hall of Fame
Topic: The summer transfer window 2019 thread
Replies: 17170
Views: 1097851

Re: The summer transfer window 2019 thread

So far, our net spend per area of the pitch reads (rough numbers): GK: Out - Adrian (free) In - Roberto, Martin (both free) £0, wages similar. Def: Out - Byram (£2m) In - none £2m profit Mid: Out - Fernandes (£8m), Obiang (£8m), Nasri (free) = £16m In - Fornals (£24m) £8m spend Forwards: Out - Brown...
by HoustonHammer24
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: KUMB Hall of Fame
Topic: The summer transfer window 2019 thread
Replies: 17170
Views: 1097851

Re: The summer transfer window 2019 thread

Maripan and Pulgar. Just going to keep saying it, to will it into existence...
by HoustonHammer24
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: KUMB Hall of Fame
Topic: The summer transfer window 2019 thread
Replies: 17170
Views: 1097851

Re: The summer transfer window 2019 thread

The fact that Fornals, Roberto, Haller (to an extent) and the Masuaku deal happened with essentially no notice or ITK reports leads me to believe that they are actually working hard behind the scenes to bring in the last pieces of the puzzle. Been a decent window so far, but a decent backup ST and a...