January 2022 Transfer Window

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by -DL- » Thu Jan 20, 2022 4:45 pm

Ironing Board wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 4:22 pm
Considering some of the stuff you’ve said about me over the years, this is golden.
I've even stuck up for you when it was relentless towards you, but no doubt you've ignored that bit. :)

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Heysel76 » Thu Jan 20, 2022 4:46 pm

paulhs1 wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 3:12 pm
Turtle is trolling mate and it's not subtle, it's blatant, like glaringly obvious.
He/she hasn't been rude though, i'll give them that :thup:
I agree with DL, just put him on ignore, i only know he's on here, when people quote or whinge about him.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Puff Daddy » Thu Jan 20, 2022 4:48 pm

pezza20 wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 4:00 pm
I hope to god it's not us in for Carlos - if ever there was another mistake ridden defender waiting to come to the premiership he's it.

A few things due to happen next week provided x.y.z
Exactly. Why not go for Caleta-Car. Less of a gamble and at half the price. What's not to like ?

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by LeonRivers » Thu Jan 20, 2022 4:51 pm

Turtlecharityracer wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 2:06 pm
Kral and Areola, probably £125k + per week together and hardly played in any match that matters. Money well spent for a club like West ham? In my opinion, no.
They’re on loan. We’re taking a detailed look at them. It is the sensible alternative to ‘just signing anyone that’s available’ when we can’t get in our primary target.

To complain about deals like this is completely ridiculous.

Even then, Areola has been an outstanding bit of business given his performances and achievements when used.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Heysel76 » Thu Jan 20, 2022 4:54 pm

Ironing Board wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 4:22 pm
Considering some of the stuff you’ve said about me over the years, this is golden.
Sorry to continue an off-subject discussion, but I seem to remember pulling you up for bullying Turts, so get off the moral high ground.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by EastleighHammer16 » Thu Jan 20, 2022 4:58 pm

Benrahma coming home early. He'll be like a new signing!

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Billydinho » Thu Jan 20, 2022 5:00 pm

DusseldorfHammer wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 1:09 pm
Be honest, you're more disgusted that there are no leaks coming out of the club and we're not getting flodded by comments and radio interviews by our chairmen about which players we're bidding for right now and our offers got rejected.
Nope used to complain about that and called ExWhuEmployee out on it numerous times. I’m not 13 years old desperate for a rumour to w*nk over.

Hard facts are we are now 3 weeks into a 4 week window and signed no one.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by ageing hammer » Thu Jan 20, 2022 5:01 pm

A lot of other posters have been targeted on here over the years.

Trap, Jinxed , Hugh Jargon ( just for that Pardon thing ) Puff as well, hell even I got a bit for telling too many jokes ffs, Jim the manc fan

The thing is we should be careful because you never know when we could go over the top and a person might just get really upset and take it personal.

I know I have overstepped that mark once or twice and when it was pointed out to me I felt a right pillock.

Just ignore stuff that you don't like and move on eh?

oh yeah Pardon? :crylol:

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by westlondonhammer » Thu Jan 20, 2022 5:02 pm

Brereton doesn't strike me as a Moyes type signing

He's coming off the back of 3/4rs of 1 good season... there isn't enough to make a long term informed decision
He has effectively taken over where Armstrong left off last year... that tells me something about the way Blackburn play and like to have a focal point in terms of goals
We're talking 20+ millions for 3/4rs of a season... he hasn't shown it consistently enough to warrant that
Is he better than Antonio? I'd hazard a guess at no... therefore Moyes has reiterated his desire not to bring in weaker players

I'd say Tottenham would be the London club in for Carlos... they've done a bit of business with Seville in the last 6 months and they've been awfully quiet given Conte was only signing because of the warchest he was getting allegedly.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Billydinho » Thu Jan 20, 2022 5:03 pm

JonG86 wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 1:06 pm
Are you disgusted that we won 3 out of the 4 games since the window opened (two of them without conceding)?
Leeds in the cup and Norwich at home? That’s some feat.

Moyes isn’t immune to criticism, he doesn’t need constant defending. Antonio dead on his feet Sunday and us losing was on him.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by LeonRivers » Thu Jan 20, 2022 5:05 pm

westlondonhammer wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 5:02 pm

I'd say Tottenham would be the London club in for Carlos... they've done a bit of business with Seville in the last 6 months and they've been awfully quiet given Conte was only signing because of the warchest he was getting allegedly.
I’m not convinced Tottenham need another error-prone defender. They have so many already.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Turtlecharityracer » Thu Jan 20, 2022 5:05 pm

LeonRivers wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 4:51 pm
They’re on loan. We’re taking a detailed look at them. It is the sensible alternative to ‘just signing anyone that’s available’ when we can’t get in our primary target.

To complain about deals like this is completely ridiculous.

Even then, Areola has been an outstanding bit of business given his performances and achievements when used.
So, a season long scouting mission, costing between £5-6 million in wages is good business? I have to disagree.
Areola has not played in one game that means anything, more like easy Euro games.
Kral. Well, what has he done?

I think a detailed look would involve sending scouts when at other clubs and disecting performance at other clubs on video.
Personally I think Areola and Kral, particularly if we don't sign Areola, is pretty hofiffic business for a club like West Ham.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by hammerman11 » Thu Jan 20, 2022 5:06 pm

Watching Algeria v ivory Coast match. Haller not doing a lot yet.
Benrahma quiet as well and coming home at the moment

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Bubbles Fortuna » Thu Jan 20, 2022 5:11 pm

Turtlecharityracer wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 5:05 pm
So, a season long scouting mission, costing between £5-6 million in wages is good business? I have to disagree.
Areola has not played in one game that means anything, more like easy Euro games.
Kral. Well, what has he done?

I think a detailed look would involve sending scouts when at other clubs and disecting performance at other clubs on video.
Personally I think Areola and Kral, particularly if we don't sign Areola, is pretty hofiffic business for a club like West Ham.
I think you're massively wide of the mark on Areola.

Randolph is a pretty massive drop off in quality from Areola or Fabianski.

We'd never have made the League Cup quarter final with Randolph in goal, and who knows how Europe would have gone? I very much doubt we'd have been in a position to rest our team against Zagreb.

Not to mention the FA Cup against Leeds, Randolph isn't keeping a cleansheet there.

We have two brilliant goalkeepers, which is a great position to be in for the sake of wages. You make it sound like we dropped £30 million on him.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by DusseldorfHammer » Thu Jan 20, 2022 5:12 pm

Turtlecharityracer wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 5:05 pm
So, a season long scouting mission, costing between £5-6 million in wages is good business? I have to disagree.
Areola has not played in one game that means anything, more like easy Euro games.
Kral. Well, what has he done?

I think a detailed look would involve sending scouts when at other clubs and disecting performance at other clubs on video.
Personally I think Areola and Kral, particularly if we don't sign Areola, is pretty hofiffic business for a club like West Ham.
I would have been "hofiffic" had we signed them on permanent deals and they would only be reserves. Instead, especially in Areola, we've got an excellent backup goalkeeper, who may or may not be with us for longer. Getting real competition in clearly had a positive effect on Fabianski. No complaints here. On Kral, well yeah, maybe a different story and I honestly feel a bit sorry for him. But never easy to find players to be just a backup, as you're only will be, when you have to be cover for one of the best central mid duos in the league.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by simonirons » Thu Jan 20, 2022 5:13 pm

Stop being fannies.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Bubbles Fortuna » Thu Jan 20, 2022 5:13 pm

simonirons wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 5:13 pm
Stop being fannies.
In my defense, I didn't tell him he's an annoying troll this time!

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Wilko1304 » Thu Jan 20, 2022 5:17 pm

Telegraph have "Newcastle closing in on permanent Jesse Lingard deal"

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Hugh Jargon » Thu Jan 20, 2022 5:18 pm

I've had my fair share of abuse on here.

However. I'm an old smokey firefighter who laughs at danger and tweaks the nose of terror.

Bring it on. Pardon?

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Bubbles Fortuna » Thu Jan 20, 2022 5:18 pm

Wilko1304 wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 5:17 pm
Telegraph have "Newcastle closing in on permanent Jesse Lingard deal"
That would be a shame, I liked him here.

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