January 2021 Transfer Window

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Re: January 2021 Transfer Window

Post by smuts » Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:24 pm

Most people accepted the bullet biting on Haller on the assumption that we'd be replacing him with a better fit to push us on this season.

We're in 5th...does anyone seriously expect we will stay there with such a thin squad?

It's shameful to be honest.

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Re: January 2021 Transfer Window

Post by Vic_Watson » Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:24 pm

Billydinho wrote:
Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:21 pm
I’ve not been paying attention - we got a striker yet?
Diafra Sakho (out of contract) sometime next week seems to be about the best bet.

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Re: January 2021 Transfer Window

Post by Diogenes » Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:26 pm

Up the Junction wrote:
Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:05 pm
I have too. I'm yet to find another club in West Ham's position that've sold their only natural first team striker and failed to replace him.
True, but not quite what I asked. To be 'Picky' we sold a greatly under performing striker, whilst having other options that other teams would be more than happy with (Antonio, Bowen, Soucek, Benrahma, Yarmalenko, Lanzini, Rice etc. etc.). To be fair, I think that Lingard adds to those options. Of course I would be happier with a new striker, but as a replacement for Antonio not Haller and as I said in my original post I am underwhelmed by those proffered as potential competition/replacement.

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Re: January 2021 Transfer Window

Post by Puff Daddy » Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:28 pm

smuts wrote:
Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:24 pm
Most people accepted the bullet biting on Haller on the assumption that we'd be replacing him with a better fit to push us on this season.

We're in 5th...does anyone seriously expect we will stay there with such a thin squad?

It's shameful to be honest.
Why not? It is that same thin squad that got us there in the first place

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Re: January 2021 Transfer Window

Post by Peaches » Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:29 pm

Liverpool signing Ben Davies and Ozan Kabak is a bit harsh on Nat Phillips. I thought he was pretty solid in both the matches against us. I know he’s Liverpool (really Bolton) through and through, but when VannDijk, Matip and Gomez are back, he’s now behind those 3 plus Kabak and Davies. He’s out of contract in June, I’d be reaching out to his agent tomorrow if I were Moyes.

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Re: January 2021 Transfer Window

Post by StevePottsGoalsReel » Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:29 pm

Diogenes wrote:
Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:26 pm
To be 'Picky' we sold a greatly under performing striker...
... who has more goals at a better goals/min than our only remaining striker!

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Re: January 2021 Transfer Window

Post by bobd_uk » Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:31 pm

Puff Daddy wrote:
Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:28 pm
Why not? It is that same thin squad that got us there in the first place
If we stay as relatively lucky as we have done so far with injuries then we'll be fine. But if we lose the wrong players (Rice, Soucek, Antonio) then there's no way we can stay this high.

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Re: January 2021 Transfer Window

Post by My_Sobriquet » Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:32 pm

Puff Daddy wrote:
Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:28 pm
Why not? It is that same thin squad that got us there in the first place
It’s not though is it.

When Antonio was last out we had Haller. He wasn’t great but he was a lot better than no-one which is what we have now.

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Re: January 2021 Transfer Window

Post by simon hammer » Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:32 pm

smuts wrote:
Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:24 pm


We're in 5th...does anyone seriously expect we will stay there with such a thin squad?

I didn't seriously expect we'd be there in the first place if I'm honest.

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Re: January 2021 Transfer Window

Post by Romfordboy » Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:33 pm

Is eze setting the world alight... by the look of the stats he isn’t to far off benny. Scored 3 goals and 2 assists with nearly double the minutes played.

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Re: January 2021 Transfer Window

Post by Gsbgsb » Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:33 pm

HamburgHammer wrote:
Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:19 pm
Hey bobd_uk, how are things ? You're still in Essex ?
Yeah, quite a distinction our club are proving here with ONE senior striker in the squad.
Can't see other clubs following that strategy somehow. :wink:
Actually having loaned Tosun, unless they sign King, Everton have only on recognised central striker in Calvert-Lewis (converted winger) otherwise it is Iwobi, Richarlison, Bernard or a youngster (Gordon).

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Re: January 2021 Transfer Window

Post by Ironing Board » Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:35 pm

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Re: January 2021 Transfer Window

Post by floydie_hammer » Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:35 pm

Puff Daddy wrote:
Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:28 pm
Why not? It is that same thin squad that got us there in the first place
But it's not the same squad as it doesn't have haller in it. The bloke who got us 3 points against the blunts and a point against palace.

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Re: January 2021 Transfer Window

Post by bobd_uk » Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:37 pm

Gsbgsb wrote:
Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:33 pm
Actually having loaned Tosun, unless they sign King, Everton have only on recognised central striker in Calvert-Lewis (converted winger) otherwise it is Iwobi, Richarlison, Bernard or a youngster (Gordon).
At least they're trying to address the issue!

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Re: January 2021 Transfer Window

Post by Johnny_C WHU » Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:37 pm

We are not going to sign the fella from PSG tonight, we are not going to sign Costa, King or anyone for that matter.

The narrative will be that they tried, and Moyes didn't want to spend for spend sake and wanted to wait till summer. What that means is they could not convince or maybe even try for the targets Moyes wanted and Moyes doesn't want the players on Salthouse books.

Those who are saying that he is waiting until summer are buying the line. Of course, if Moyes cannot get his top targets then go again in Summer but, could you honestly say that Moyes will be happy with just Antonio especially with his injury problems?

We was linked with 25 forwards this window and you telling me we honestly could not attract one whilst being near top of the table?

I like the points made about Diangana and Benrama and it shows how Sullivan's business acumen is not worth squat. Moyes didn't want to sell and that was £25m we could have saved. Moyes apparently didn't even want Benrama so what's the point? I actually like Benrama but, would have enjoyed Grady pulling on the shirt instead.

Covid has hit hard and there are not many clubs making signings which I completely understand. That said, no other Premiership team is left without a striker in the first team either! "World class players for a world class stadium"

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Re: January 2021 Transfer Window

Post by Francoisvander or else » Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:37 pm

Romfordboy wrote:
Mon Feb 01, 2021 7:10 pm
In my eyes there is a lot of smoke and mirrors and we have a lot of distrust of these owners and promises
You are Neville Chamberlain and I claim my 100 shillings :)

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Re: January 2021 Transfer Window

Post by Vic_Watson » Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:37 pm

Romfordboy wrote:
Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:33 pm
Is eze setting the world alight... by the look of the stats he isn’t to far off benny. Scored 3 goals and 2 assists with nearly double the minutes played.
Compared to 0 goals and 1 assist.

But just watch them play. Chalk and cheese. Eze is direct, Said faffs about.

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Re: January 2021 Transfer Window

Post by Kialos » Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:38 pm

Puff Daddy wrote:
Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:28 pm
Why not? It is that same thin squad that got us there in the first place
Come on, you know well enough that as the season progresses fatigue will kick in which affects players performance. Suspensions start kicking in and of course injuries. We've been led down this garden path by Sullivan before.

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Re: January 2021 Transfer Window

Post by hammer1975 » Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:39 pm

Puff Daddy wrote:
Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:28 pm
Why not? It is that same thin squad that got us there in the first place
As maligned as Haller has been (and I wasn’t his greatest fan for us) he has positively contributed this season when Antonio has been out - winner against blades and equaliser against Palace. Full 90 minutes in wins against Fulham and Leeds as well as 90 in the draw against Brighton.

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Re: January 2021 Transfer Window

Post by smuts » Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:39 pm

Puff Daddy wrote:
Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:28 pm
Why not? It is that same thin squad that got us there in the first place
So players don't get tired? Lose form? Get injured over 38 games plus at least one more cup match?

Plus without the guy who at least chipped in with a few goals.

Right oh.
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