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The David Sullivan Alternative Transfer Market

Postby the pink palermo on Wed May 15, 2019 12:01 pm

We all know our Dave likes a bargain, a specialist in the we pay no fee, we get no wins, sector so to speak.

Can we build a team of ageing talent, available at rock bottom, bargain basement, going out of business pricing levels ?

Goals win matches, so I'm starting this off with a nailed on striker we are sure that is high on the Sullivanometer.

Edin Dzeko

Age 33 - Prime Sullivan, and will compensate for Andy Carrolls clear lack of experience since he was only 30 when he left us ( some might argue he was 28, but that's another debate).

596 appearances, so plenty of miles on the clock

Fee - Free, from AS Roma.

Future sell on potential - £ 0

Given our Daves high regard for free transfers, involving ageing players and a striker to boot, I'd say he's a cert for us next term.

Just 10 more places up for grabs, fill your boots, but Wilshere cannot be signed a second time, we've already had the benefit of Daves vision on that one.

Remember though this is the Sullivan Alternative transfer market, they must be old, cheap and preferably knackered.
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Re: The David Sullivan Alternative Transfer Market

Postby Up the Junction on Wed May 15, 2019 12:06 pm

Your right back is in place, with Sullivan having already signed Pablo Zabaleta to an extended contract.
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Re: The David Sullivan Alternative Transfer Market

Postby Monkey Mike on Wed May 15, 2019 12:08 pm

Yohan Cabaye.

33 and without a club since leaving Al-Nasr. Would want Evra-esque wages and offer as much on the pitch.
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Re: The David Sullivan Alternative Transfer Market

Postby sanchoz on Wed May 15, 2019 12:09 pm

Yohan Cabaye. 33 years old and an option for central midfield. Old line about "Premier League experience" gets trotted out for his time at Newcastle United and Crystal Palace, played for PSG and Lille when they won league titles so can also be packaged as a league winner. No sell on.

Edit - Post above got there before me. Great minds...
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Re: The David Sullivan Alternative Transfer Market

Postby szola on Wed May 15, 2019 12:10 pm

Ander Iturraspe

Age - 30

A central midfielder who can step in when Rice needs a rest or when we have to flood the midfield in order to keep teams from scoring. Had a good spell at Athletic Club when Bielsa was in charge, but have dropped off the radar of late.

232 games in La Liga, 320 games for Athletic Club in all competitions. Twice capped by Spain.

Fee- Free

Future sell on potential - Couple of millions

Have had two injuries this side of New Year's that has kept him out of the side.
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Re: The David Sullivan Alternative Transfer Market

Postby chelmsfordhammer91 on Wed May 15, 2019 12:17 pm

Quite a few strikers who I can see Sully going for that are free agents this year. Although wages will be relatively high:

Balotelli
Sturridge
Welbeck
Giroud

Two others I can see being offered contracts circa 70k+ but on the older side:

Cahill
Ben arfa

Ribery and Robben are both out of contract this year and mid 30s, but i doubt they would come to the premier league if they don't retire.
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Re: The David Sullivan Alternative Transfer Market

Postby Denbighammer on Wed May 15, 2019 12:18 pm

Gary Cahill, Antonio Valencia & Danny Welbeck all REEK if Sullivan.
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Re: The David Sullivan Alternative Transfer Market

Postby Hammers Dad on Wed May 15, 2019 12:23 pm

GK - Erhan Kaya, 38
LB - Kanika Matondo, 37
CB - Lars Fredrik Jansson, 42
CB - Thomas Lindh, 41
RB - Andreas Revahl, 41
DM - Henrik Fagerberg, 40
CM - Jason Bowen, 46
RM - Pal Christian Alsaker, 45
LM - Bryan Little, 40
ST - Osama Salah, 41
ST - Halim Karaköse, 41

None have played for a club professionally for at least 5 years
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Re: The David Sullivan Alternative Transfer Market

Postby sanchoz on Wed May 15, 2019 12:24 pm

Hammers Dad wrote:GK - Erhan Kaya, 38
LB - Kanika Matondo, 37
CB - Lars Fredrik Jansson, 42
CB - Thomas Lindh, 41
RB - Andreas Revahl, 41
DM - Henrik Fagerberg, 40
CM - Jason Bowen, 46
RM - Pal Christian Alsaker, 45
LM - Bryan Little, 40
ST - Osama Salah, 41
ST - Halim Karaköse

None have played for a club professionally for at least 5 years


That's just a team full of Football Manager regens.
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Re: The David Sullivan Alternative Transfer Market

Postby Patito on Wed May 15, 2019 12:26 pm

Daniele De Rossi.

Gareth Bale loan deal would be the ultimate Sullivan vanity deal. £10million loan fee, selling our highest earners to subsidise his wages for the year.
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Re: The David Sullivan Alternative Transfer Market

Postby Clacton-ammer on Wed May 15, 2019 12:29 pm

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Re: The David Sullivan Alternative Transfer Market

Postby tizzwoz on Wed May 15, 2019 12:35 pm

Yaya Toure has recently denied his agents claims that he is now retired. At 36 years of age, Sully would be really pushing the boat out with this signing.
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Re: The David Sullivan Alternative Transfer Market

Postby Briggsy on Wed May 15, 2019 12:36 pm

Valencia, Cahill, Welbeck, Boruc & Giroud on free transfers.

Mustafi, Dier & Callum Chambers on loan

Arnautovic, Rice, Diop & Fabianski sold for a combined 50 million.

Carroll & Nasri re-sign after deadline day due to the number of injuries.
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Re: The David Sullivan Alternative Transfer Market

Postby The Old Man of Storr on Wed May 15, 2019 12:40 pm

Hector Herrera

Yacine Brahimi

Olivier Giroud


I'd have added Antonio Valencia until Zabaleta signed an extension .
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Re: The David Sullivan Alternative Transfer Market

Postby The Old Man of Storr on Wed May 15, 2019 12:44 pm

Two Old Friends available on a free -

Emmanuel Emenike - 32

Modibo Maiga - 31
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Re: The David Sullivan Alternative Transfer Market

Postby tizzwoz on Wed May 15, 2019 12:44 pm

Lets not rule out Andy Carroll himself. At 30 years old, he's still got bags of diesel left in the tank. Sully's signing on statement...

"England International Andy Carroll has been training with us over the summer in an attempt to get fit. He's been in red hot form and really impressed our coaching staff with his passion, enthusiasm and fitness levels. We're pleased to secure the services of one of English football's finest aerial talents on a 5 year deal. We believe that, on his day, Andy is unplayable and we are pleased to welcome him back into the squad."
David Sullivan, Thursday 8th August, 2019, 16:59 (1 minute prior to the transfer window closing)
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Re: The David Sullivan Alternative Transfer Market

Postby the pink palermo on Wed May 15, 2019 12:47 pm

szola wrote:Ander Iturraspe

Never heard of him - thats a positive
szola wrote:Fee- Free
Rising high on the Sullivanometer
szola wrote:Future sell on potential - Couple of millions
Blast, that's a worry
szola wrote:Have had two injuries this side of New Year's that has kept him out of the side.
Hang on, that's more like it
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Re: The David Sullivan Alternative Transfer Market

Postby Hammers Dad on Wed May 15, 2019 12:52 pm

Hammers Dad wrote:GK - Erhan Kaya, 38
LB - Kanika Matondo, 37
CB - Lars Fredrik Jansson, 42
CB - Thomas Lindh, 41
RB - Andreas Revahl, 41
DM - Henrik Fagerberg, 40
CM - Jason Bowen, 46
RM - Pal Christian Alsaker, 45
LM - Bryan Little, 40
ST - Osama Salah, 41
ST - Halim Karaköse

None have played for a club professionally for at least 5 years
sanchoz wrote:
That's just a team full of Football Manager regens.


I got them from here:

https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/statistik/vertragslosespieler
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Re: The David Sullivan Alternative Transfer Market

Postby Sloop John B on Wed May 15, 2019 12:54 pm

Andre-Pierre Gignac

The powerful French international known for his aeriel presence is seen as a likely successor to Andy Carroll and West Ham Chairman David Sullivan believes he can tempt the 33 year old back to Europe where he has been scoring goals for fun at Mexican club Tigres.
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Re: The David Sullivan Alternative Transfer Market

Postby bigcarpchaser on Wed May 15, 2019 12:56 pm

You’re all giving him ideas, step away from this thread :)
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