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  1. You have to wonder at our scouting system when we took Clarke on loan from Brighton and Leeds took the outstanding Ben White - two centre backs out on loan from the same Premier League side, very different quality. Not Cocu’s fault, but the advice on the loans (Clarke and Dowell) has not been well founded. Today was better than midweek and first half we looked sharper, but the lack of confidence at centre back and keeper is a fundamental problem that doesn’t look like it can be solved with people currently at the club.
  2. Ok we’re 1-0 down but Shinnie impressive again and Lawrence better
  3. Pay tv is in decline worldwide, Sky paid less for the Premier League this time round, and with BT showing little interest in buying sports content any more, the EFL may suffer further reductions in fees next time around. Mel has rightly said that the championship was underpaid in the most recent broadcast contract. How does the EFL build a better business base so that the financial gap with the Premier League does not just get bigger.
  4. 1) Docherty 2) semi final v man U when the cup mattered 3) zamora
  5. Roos - worrying but kept clean sheet Bogle - best technical player in starting team - getting back to fitness. looking forward to him after international break. Malone. not as good as Lowe. pearce - head and volley cb davies - head and volley cb, leader shinnie - gritty, combative midfielder /- what we needed. bielik - great one day lawrence - great goal - great heart to battle on injured till the end - didnt get booked paterson - the link up man - needed martin - tired and poor passing - but still with ability to hold ball up. josefzoon. no. no confidence. subs - all too late
  6. can’t find team line up but got to 8 of the starters - anyone able to fill in the gaps ? Ravas/yates ? Mitchell lawson ? Dixon ? gk - McDonald (minkley) ? Wassall Forsyth — Bird Shinnie ? — Shonibare (creswell) Hector Ingram whittaker (brown)
  7. positives.. we have three young players in our back 5 that could be at the heart of what we do for years in Bogle, Lowe and Bielik. Marriott is a 20 goal a season striker. We have some great young players in the under 23 on the fringe of the first team who might break through this year or next - Knight, Bird, JML, Buchanan. Rooney will distract us from our January disaster movie obsession. The amount of players we’ve offloaded (and the ground) means we don’t need to worry about FFP, though I have to admit it wasn’t keeping me awake at night. We have an owner who loves the club.
  8. 22 out so far since Wembley remarkable if we get to 25 out (left back, goalkeeper, Thorne maybe even Anya, Martin, Wisdom and McDonald loan) Loans Gone back 4 - Mount, Wilson, Tomori, King - replaced by 4 loans in Dowell/Paterson/Hamer/Clarke. Sold 4 - Johnson, Thomas, Delap, McCallister. Released 14 - Bryson, Blackman, Nugent, Elsnik, Pearce, Ollson, Cole, Ambrose, Eyoma, Karic, Rashid, Gordon, Butterfield, Carson non loan signings - Bielek, Shinnie (Rooney) At the moment - two for each position would give us Roos Hamer (+Mitchell, Ravas) — Bogle Wisdom Keogh Davies Clarke Buchanan Malone Lowe (+ Forsyth, McDonald) —— Bielik Evans Holmes Huddlestone Dowell Shinnie (+ Bird, Knight, Sibley) —— Lawrence Bennett (+ Anya) Waghorn Marriott (+ Martin) Josefzoon Paterson
  9. Agreed on the attendance, first home game, after a great win, with a new manager and plenty of new faces. Definitely felt like two points dropped but interesting that Leeds, WBA and M'Boro all dropped points as well from games they'd have expected to win. Going to be a long tough season. Bogle's injury worries me - he really was key to some of our best attacks and we have no specialist right back cover. Clarke looks a great loan, no issues there. Bielek and Holmes will hopefully make a difference whenever they're finally fit - be good to see Paterson, Shinnie, Marriott and maybe Knight get playing time at Scunthorpe And hopefully some set piece training during the week...
  10. looks like South Stand sold out - hopefully whole ground will be bouncing (except the West stand obviously - not that many ambulance men on stand by)
  11. doesn’t the scottish transfer window only close in September - so we could still have someone depart ? (particularly one of the left backs with Forsyth coming back soon ?) presume same applies to McCallister ?
  12. good game for everyone who didn’t play in it - forum stock gone up for Marriott, Holmes, Lowe, Sibley, Knight and ‘new signing’.
  13. there’s been lots of ins and outs...21 now in the 60 days since the play off final - 19 out, 2 in (Shinnie, Dowell - loan) updates thanks to Kellan Gordon’s move to Mansfield: Loans Gone back 4 - Mount, Wilson, Tomori, King Sold 3 - Johnson, Thomas, Delap, Released 12 - Bryson, Blackman, Nugent, Elsnik, Pearce, Ollson, Cole, Ambrose, Eyoma, Karic, Rashid, Gordon. think a few more to go before the window closes on the 8th of August - Butterfield, Carson sale entering last year of contract or another keeper (Mitchell ?) on loan, Wisdom, a left back on loan (McDonald ?), McCallister another spell at St Mirren loan ? we’ve been saying for ages we needed a clear out, well now we have one. See the u-23 thread for one possible in, Hector-Ingraham our penalty winning and goal scoring trialist.
  14. good detective work Chewbacca and obviously anyone called Hector is in the right town.. found this background https://www.hammers.news/transfer-news/insider-report-jahmal-hector-ingrams-future-to-be-resolved-shortly-west-ham-and-crawley-table-offers/ including Jahmal Hector-Ingram has offers on the table. Hector-Ingram is expected to make a decision on his future in the coming days. West Ham have offered the youngster fresh terms to extend his stay at the club. But Hector-Ingram could move on instead. A few clubs have made offers to the striker and that includes League Two outfit Crawley Town. The Irons hope that Hector-Ingram chooses to stay in East London. However, he might decide to drop down the leagues in search of first-team football
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