The January 2013 transfer window

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Re: The January 2013 transfer window

Postby Trevor Montana on Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:05 pm

westlondonhammer wrote:
...but he is N Ireland's number 1... isn't he?

Ruddy is a good keeper. Butland I know little about but he seems to be rated by a number in the game


Touche. That must have passed me by! Still, would be a good signing if we could pip Norwich to it.

Agree on Butland, seen him in the u21s/Olympics but nothing more. Guessing everyone else is the same...
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Re: The January 2013 transfer window

Postby The Gibbins on Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:08 pm

Becchio has been linked with Wigan for some time now, that's his likely destination.
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Re: The January 2013 transfer window

Postby Westcliff Hammer on Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:50 pm

I said about a week ago or so Alou Diarra would be a good central defender and i got absolutely lambasted on here for saying that. After having a read through the Fulham game thread people have him down as a starter at centre back. This could be a situation we could look at, Should we be able to sort out Diarra's situation he could be handy to have at the back in replacement fpr Tomkins
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Re: The January 2013 transfer window

Postby Chippenhammer on Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:59 pm

Duncan Castles





Espanyol offer to release Alou Diarra from West Ham United nightmare. #WHUFC #ESP

Espanyol are involved in discussions with West Ham about taking Alou Diarra on loan for the rest of the season. The sticking point is the France international's salary of €2.2million net.

Diarra, 31, only moved to the Premier League from Olympique Marseille in August, but has been sparsely used by Sam Allardyce, making just two appearances in the competition. This week he launched a forthright attack on the nature of the deal that brought him to England.

“I have a three-year contract and I’m not unhappy financially," said Diarra. "But I came to play, not to take an early retirement. I am really at breaking point. At all the clubs where I’ve been, I’ve always had a discussion with the coach, so I know what he expected of me, how the team plays, my positioning.

“But since my arrival at West Ham, I never spoke with the manager. Every­day is 'Hello, goodbye’. There is no dialogue, no explanation. I was told that I was a priority for the manager . At 31 years old, I wanted to find another league and Marseille needed to reduce their wage bill, so it suited everyone.

“It was an opportunity to settle in the Premier League. I did not ask, I trusted. After a few weeks, I realised that there were a lot of lies. This agent has fooled me. Some people have made money on my back



What a total bellend.
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Re: The January 2013 transfer window

Postby alantaylorsleftfoot on Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:05 pm

What about Curtis Davies:- Leytonstone boy, available for £1.5m, age 27, currently earning 27k per week. All adds up
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Re: The January 2013 transfer window

Postby baritalia on Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:05 pm

Why is he a bellend?
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Re: The January 2013 transfer window

Postby Ted Fenton on Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:08 pm

baritalia wrote:Why is he a bellend?

Who knows why he is one?
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Re: The January 2013 transfer window

Postby Chippenhammer on Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:12 pm

baritalia wrote:Why is he a bellend?



Because when he got here he wasnt fit and then sustained an injury which meant that he was unable to play for three months. I dont recall D and G coming out and complaining that they bought what they believed to be a fit player only to find out he was injured. They continued to pay his 30k plus wages whilst he was unfit. Dont recall him complaining then do you? Now I accept that agents can cause all sorts of problems and promise the earth but bloody hell! If he has a spine then he should give his all and if he still cant get a game then he may have some justification, but the guy isnt properly fit right now, so he should get his own house in order first. ok?
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Re: The January 2013 transfer window

Postby Kialos on Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:15 pm

psychoscoredthelot wrote:tomkins is only young - dont write him off just yet - ffs


No one of any consequence is. He's a good player obviously low on confidence.
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Re: The January 2013 transfer window

Postby thejackhammer on Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:28 pm

Newcastle have officially signed Sissoko and Haidara.
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Re: The January 2013 transfer window

Postby Dyer's Leg on Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:30 pm

Newcastle aka Le Château Nouvelle
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Re: The January 2013 transfer window

Postby claretcloggy on Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:41 pm

Dyer's Leg wrote:Newcastle aka Le Château Nouvelle


and their nickname Les pie bavarde
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Re: The January 2013 transfer window

Postby Johnny Byrne's Boots on Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:02 pm

Or Chateauneuf du Pards
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Re: The January 2013 transfer window

Postby Kev59 on Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:23 pm

Westcliff Hammer wrote:Winified Zaha having a medical at Man Utd


We should have been all over that. Typical G&S. No ****ing ambition.
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Re: The January 2013 transfer window

Postby West Ham Matt on Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:26 pm

Westcliff Hammer wrote:Winified Zaha having a medical at Man Utd


Kev59 wrote:We should have been all over that. Typical G&S. No ****ing ambition.


Yeah, lets out bid Man Utd!

We should have been all over it 2 seasons ago.
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Re: The January 2013 transfer window

Postby baritalia on Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:28 pm

Or in the summer for £5m. Wasn't that what they were asking?
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Re: The January 2013 transfer window

Postby Simply Moore on Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:30 pm

Westcliff Hammer wrote:
We should have been all over that. Typical G&S. No ****ing ambition.


Because he would surely have picked us over Man Utd wouldn't he :?

Don't mind that bit though, lets use it as an excuse to have a dig at our owners lol
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Re: The January 2013 transfer window

Postby Absentee Hammer on Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:45 pm

Now that Rod Fanni has signed a 2 year extension at Marseille, I see from an untrusted source we are looking at a 6 month loan with a 1.5M option in the summer for Willie Boly, you really couldnt make this up...well, I suppose you can :D

Supposedly he was moving to Parma, but the deal collapsed, Fulham also linked.

Link to the story

http://www.foot-national.com/foot-auxer ... um=twitter

His wiki stats are here.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willy_Boly
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Re: The January 2013 transfer window

Postby Kev59 on Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:46 pm

Simply Moore wrote:
Don't mind that bit though, lets use it as an excuse to have a dig at our owners lol


:wink: (ironic type one)
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Re: The January 2013 transfer window

Postby baritalia on Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:56 pm

Chippenhammer wrote:Because when he got here he wasnt fit and then sustained an injury which meant that he was unable to play for three months. I dont recall D and G coming out and complaining that they bought what they believed to be a fit player only to find out he was injured. They continued to pay his 30k plus wages whilst he was unfit. Dont recall him complaining then do you? Now I accept that agents can cause all sorts of problems and promise the earth but bloody hell! If he has a spine then he should give his all and if he still cant get a game then he may have some justification, but the guy isnt properly fit right now, so he should get his own house in order first. ok?


1 - He was very fit when he came here.

Here are Sam's words at the time of signing (source: link):
His game ratio is outstanding and his fitness is looking good and he flew through the medical. This lad is available to play every week. He'll bring an awful lot to our team and we're looking forward to settling him in and seeing what he can do.


David Gold also confirmed on his Twitter that Diarra was NOT injured at the time of signing. I don't know how could he have played against Swansea and Crewe with a thigh strain.

2 - His exact words were that he is happy financially here but not with his playing time. He was promised a key role in midfield but we broke our promise. Sure, it's up to manager to pick the best squad but then you don't promise a thing like this. We knew he wouldn't sign so we lied to him. Plus our liaison officer acted as an agent and made money.

3 - We paid £2.2m for a player. If he is telling the truth that he's never spoken to manager about his role, duties and playing... then we are a joke of a club. How we can play in the highest tier is beyond me... But then again, if he is telling the truth.

4 - Everyone knew he came here for the money. If you think the captain of France came to West Ham Utd at the age of 31 because he loves the club, the fans and the fantastic atmosphere you are a bellend.
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