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Q: 2023/24 Hopes & aspirations for this season
a. As Champions of Europe there's no reason we shouldn't be pushing for a top 7 spot & a run in the Cups
b. Last season was a trophy winning one and there's only one way to go after that, I expect a dull mid table bore fest of a season
c. Buy some f***ing players or we're in a battle to stay up & that's as good as it gets
d. Moyes out
e. New season you say, woohoo time to get the new kit and wear it it to the pub for all the big games, the wags down there call me Mr West Ham

Barty 6:15 Fri Apr 12
The summer transfer window thread
The time has come :)

So what do you think has got to be done in the summer regarding ins and outs?

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Nagel 2:02 Wed May 29
Re: The summer transfer window thread

As far as I know, place of birth, country they play for, even their nationality mean nothing.

A home grown player simply means a player who has been registered with any English or Welsh FA club for at least 3 years before they turned 21.

Fauxstralian 1:56 Wed May 29
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We have made offers for En-Nesryi about 3 times at least and he rejected them every time
Would he change his mind and would we want someone with that record?

nich the d 1:55 Wed May 29
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"A homegrown player is classified as someone who has featured for an FA-affiliated club for at least three years before turning 21."

C and P from PL site.

Fauxstralian 1:54 Wed May 29
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Home grown means has been registered with any FA affiliated club for 3 entire seasons before their 21st birthday
Dont have to be England qualified

ludo21 1:28 Wed May 29
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I see that En Nesyri is also being linked with Villa... can see him going there rather than to us. Suppose it depends if he thinks he can compete with Watkins.

lowlife 1:23 Wed May 29
Re: The summer transfer window thread
How does Brereton-Diaz work for the homegrown quote? Was born in England but plays for Chile. Genuine question BTW, not being snarky at all.

Just curious if homegrown means where they were born, rather than which country they play/qualify for.

Rossal 1:20 Wed May 29
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Would like us to look at Brereton-Diaz for LW depth. Can play LW or up top, quick...good finisher and ticks homegrown quota.

Get him on a perm or on loan

Alan 12:35 Wed May 29
Re: The summer transfer window thread

Aston Villa and Crystal Palace target transfer of England sensation tearing up Belgium

Archie Brown has impressed with Belgian side Gent after coming through the ranks at Derby County, and now both Aston Villa and Crystal Palace are plotting a move for the left-sided defender

By Adrian Kajumba

Aston Villa and Crystal Palace have joined the list of clubs keeping tabs on new England youngster Archie Brown.

Full-back Brown came through Derby County ’s academy before leaving in 2021 and has been making a name for himself abroad firstly in Switzerland with Lausanne and then Gent in Belgium. His progress has caught the attention of the FA and he was rewarded last week with a first ever international call up when he was selected for England’s Elite League Squad, formerly the Under-20s.

The left-back’s performances have also seen him attract increasing attention from clubs ahead of this summer’s window. Chelsea, West Ham and Everton have all previously been linked with moves for Brown.

Villa and Palace have now made recent enquiries, along with the Hammers, into Brown’s situation with Gent hoping to attract as much as £17million from any deal. Europa League qualifiers Lyon, meanwhile, are among the overseas clubs interested in Brown and the French side have also made a fresh check.

His admirers will get another chance to run the rule over him when he links up with the Elite League Squad for their upcoming friendlies against Sweden and Ireland.

Sunderland ’s Jobe Bellingham - brother of Real Madrid superstar Jude - and West Ham ’s George Earthy, who scored his first senior goal against Luton this month, are among the other new faces in head coach Ben Futcher’s squad for the games in Croatia next month.

kylay 2:58 Wed May 29
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Diego Gomez is weird one for me. 9 appearances and 7 starts in MLS. Been out over a month with a high ankle sprain. Since his injury, Miami have won every game except for a tie so don't seem to be missing him. Considering he has Messi, Jordi Alba, and Suarez around him; I'm not too sure I'd be investing heavily on that small of sample size. I haven't watched all of MIami's games, but I've seen a few, and he never stood out to me.

the exile 2:19 Wed May 29
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I haven't heard a single thing about what might be happening with Cornet. He seems like a forgotten man, thanks to his treatment by Moyes. Will he be moved on (presumably at a big loss) or might he get a fresh start with Lopetegui?

Massive Attack 11:45 Tue May 28
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Interesting recommendation, I'll keep an eye out for Oskarssons progress.

ludo21 8:13 Tue May 28
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I like Awoniyi, bit of an Antontio mk2 so if true presumably he would be moving on, or does it make sense to have two players of a similar type to maintain a style of play?

Article explains his injury woes otherwise a bit of a risk.

Pleasantly surprised by the players we are being linked with.

Alan 6:09 Tue May 28
Re: The summer transfer window thread
Forest news

West Ham want to sign £18m Nottingham Forest player who staff have real sympathy for

One Nottingham Forest player is attracting interest from West Ham and was the subject of interest from Chelsea in January.

The Reds are likely going to be busy this summer with more emphasis placed on streamlining the squad.

Forest have had two busy summer transfer windows since they returned to the Premier League but might be more savvy this time around.

Nuno Espirito Santo knows that players will need to be sold but he will also want the competitive nature of the squad to remain.

Now, it’s been claimed that one player is attracting interest from West Ham ahead of the summer transfer window.

Taiwo Awoniyi wanted by West Ham

It might be all change in the dugout at West Ham but it appears the Hammers remain keen on Awoniyi.

Julen Lopetegui, previously linked with Forest, is in place at the London Stadium and it would seem the club are keen on the Reds’ talisman.

Daniel Taylor – the Forest supporting award-winning journalist – has been discussing the player’s future during a Q&A with The Athletic this afternoon.

He said: “Awoniyi is another player getting interest from potential buyers. I know Forest would rather keep him though.

“Chelsea tried for him in the January transfer window. David Moyes was also keen and West Ham still like him.

“His value has diminished because of the number of games he has missed through injury. But we’ve seen what he can do when he’s in good condition.

“There’s also a bit of sympathy for him behind the scenes. He was rushed back from an operation last season and had to be managed between games.

“The guy was playing through the pain at times. It ended with him breaking down again and there was a bit of disquiet about how everything was handled.”
Forest should persist with Awoniyi

Although the Reds need to raise funds to ensure they comply with financial fair play once again, Awoniyi is so important.

Okay, so the player might have missed a lot of last season but he still scored six goals during 2023/24.

Awoniyi needs his game time managing more meticulously and Forest shouldn’t be selling him at the first sign of struggle.

As Taylor says, he’s been dealt a rough hand with injury and it would be nice if the club had a younger striker to rotate Awoniyi and Wood with.

The player cost £18 million from Union Berlin and the Nigerian never struggled with injuries during his time in the Bundesliga.

It’s not clear at this stage whether West Ham will come forward with an offer but if they do, Forest would be wise to hold on to Awoniyi.

Alan 5:54 Tue May 28
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Diego Gómez joins a traditional Premier League team?

The Paraguayan Diego Gómez would have his hours numbered in Major League Soccer to make the big leap to the Premier League. The Inter Miami midfielder could transfer in this transfer market, after just one year of having arrived at the Florida team.

Gómez had a fantastic Pre-Olympic at the beginning of the year, being the best player of the tournament and leading Paraguay towards the 2024 Paris Olympics. Then he joined Inter Miami again, and with better adaptation, he began to shine with goals and assists.

Rumors of a possible departure from the MLS have been surfacing for quite some time, to make the jump to Europe and according to Versus sources, Gómez will play in the Premier League from next season.

West Ham of England has their sights on him and there are even talks to buy the player from Inter Miami of the United States.

After the Copa América or the Olympic Games (he will play only one tournament), the safe fate of Diego Gómez will be known, who will definitely no longer continue in the North American league.

El Scorchio 5:47 Tue May 28
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I saw that story on Phillips.

I can’t BELIEVE after his spell with us that any other premier league club would want anything to do with him, given how shockingly bad he was, unless there’s something we just don’t know.

scott_d 5:02 Tue May 28
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The fact that we have to do quite allot of business this summer, already I would expect the club would first look at who is staying first.

With a small squad already, it might be worth sticking with some of the players for another season at least, and then adding to the numbers. Rather than having to add players AND replace those that are leaving.

It's very difficult to manage such a big overhaul with the amount of out of contract players and those surplus to requirements so it's no wonder that there is talk of Cresswell staying for another year. It's not inspiring, but it's sensible.

There will be others too, that we need to get rid of, but with such a thin squad I don't expect quite an exodus.

Fauxstralian 4:49 Tue May 28
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I see Everton are saying they have to sell players and any new ones will be loans
First choice .... Kalvin Phillips


Barty 4:41 Tue May 28
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Sign this lad as the second striker behind the main striker is my suggestion!

Orri Steinn Óskarsson


This lad is only 19 (20) in the summer and is already one of the hottest prospects in the Danish league

He is gonna be a star, the sky is the limit for him

Here he is being linked with a move to Serie A yesterday in an Icelandic article


ludo21 3:29 Tue May 28
Re: The summer transfer window thread
That Gomez certainly has some vision, fantastic passes into space in his highlights reel…

Nagel 2:52 Tue May 28
Re: The summer transfer window thread
Manuel 1:43 Tue May 28

Fair comment, but we've just been through years of not filling gaping holes in the squad and of buying players completely unsuited to the positions and roles they're asked to play, so I don't think I'm ready to just assume that everything will now be A-OK on that front.

twoleftfeet 2:48 Tue May 28
Re: The summer transfer window thread
During a moment of boredom yesterday I watched C & B and Hammers Chat on Youtube.

If you believe the rubbish they come up with we are going to be signing 37 players despite only having a budget of £3m.

I'm not sure where they get their stories from by my god they are fucking rubbish.

I won't believe we are signing anyone until they are doing the crossed arms pose in front of our badge with a beaming Tim Steidten standing next to them.

I mean why would we sign Grady Diangana for £9.6m???

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