WHO Poll
Q: 2017/18 Brighton (h)
a. If e can stop being the masters of our own downfall we should take 3 points, win
68%
  
b. We seem too flaky at the moment and don't expect an easy game, draw
8%
  
c. We can't put teams away and have a soft underbelly, lose
15%
  
d. Did you know that Eurovision 1974 was held in Brighton and launched ABBA onto the world stage with Waterloo
6%
  
e. I love Friday Night Football, it gives me the chance to show everyone down the local just how big a West Ham nut I am, hat, scarf, shirt, you name it I'll be wearing it
3%
  



Pub Bigot 3:15 Mon Oct 2
Keeping our best players
If continue as they're going, it's likely we'll lose our best players during the summer transfer window. It's a concern that needs addressing now by the board, or we'll go into the 18/19 season with severe unrest in the stands.

It's conceivable that Lanzini, Antonio, Obiang etc could be off if we don't make progressive strides and a give the players a reason to stay. If we do those those players, it will highlight how pointless the move to the London Stadium is.

I'm not knicker-wetting, but the clubs going through troubles times (again), so retaining the services of the few players that excite supporters will turn the mood sour before we've kicked a ball next season.

The fact that Anchelotti is a free agent and the fact our manager has lost the plot means the club should go all to convince his type to take the hot seat at West Ham and give everyone a lift.

Replies - Newest Posts First (Show In Chronological Order)

gph 5:07 Mon Oct 2
Re: Keeping our best players
Some say that Bilic turns good players into bad ones.

This may the secret to keeping your best players...

twoleftfeet 5:03 Mon Oct 2
Re: Keeping our best players
I couldn't give a shit if any of them left, not exactly setting the world on fire are they?

HairyHammer 4:55 Mon Oct 2
Re: Keeping our best players
Surely you mean best player, HA HAAAAAAAAAAA.

Alex V 4:45 Mon Oct 2
Re: Keeping our best players
The challenge is to build the expertise in scouting and recruitment to take advantage of the players you sell, rather than the house of cards approach of trying desperately to hold on to what you have.

It is the only way that we can hope to succeed in the reality of modern football.

stewie griffin 4:15 Mon Oct 2
Re: Keeping our best players
El Scorchio 4:14 Mon Oct 2
Re: Keeping our best players

El Scorchio 4:14 Mon Oct 2
Re: Keeping our best players
Lanzini is the only real concern.

To be honest I think all the rest are fairly replaceable.

Pub Bigot 3:40 Mon Oct 2
Re: Keeping our best players
Foresight Scud, not knicker wetting.

Agent Scud 3:32 Mon Oct 2
Re: Keeping our best players
You're worrying about next summers transfer window and you're claiming not to be a knicker wetter? The only way that's true is if you are wearing Tena Lady.

You soppy cunt.

Sniper 3:32 Mon Oct 2
Re: Keeping our best players
I guess the thing is that clubs like us will always lose their best players as we don't compete for anything and don't even manage to scrape into Europe - so why would the likes of Lanzini or Antonio want to stay if something better comes knocking? If they have any ambition, they will know by now they need to move on as our owners will never invest what is required to move forwards

Losing your best players isn't as huge an issue if you have;
1 a good scouting network with replacements lined up
2 a manager who knows what he wants out of his team and how to bring new faces into the lineup
3 a decent squad isn't eh first place
4 owners who will happily re-invest the proceeds from the sale of said best player(s)
5 owners or a director of football who can negotiator the best price for a sale and then the purchase of replacements

We have none of those however





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