The Transfer Window Poll

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Are you pleased with West Ham's transfer business during the summer window?

Poll ended at Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:09 am

Yes
359
84%
No
19
4%
Undecided
48
11%
 
Total votes : 426

Re: The Transfer Window Poll

Postby WorcesterWHU on Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:13 pm

I think it's a yes from me at this early stage.

But I'll share the concerns of others, not sure about the keeper and central defence looks a bit weak.
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Re: The Transfer Window Poll

Postby Abcdef on Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:24 pm

I can't be happy with it.

I feel we gambled poorly on Valencia and Sakho. Leaves us with Cole for a lot of the season. Nedded quality CF.
IMO,
Left with Collins who's past it and Tomkins who is going backwards at CH. Needed quality CH.
Kouyate will be OK for us.
Cresswell will get tonked defensively.
Poyet good for future.
No PL class GK at club.
Songs attitude is poor and will not prove a good signing. never, ever ever ever sign players from Barcelona or Real Madrid.
Zarate will fade away and I can't see him starting 12 games.

Obsessed with signing bargains rather than addressing problem areas and paying the going rate.
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Re: The Transfer Window Poll

Postby view from the shires on Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:26 pm

Voted yes.

Not worried about the 4th CB. Choose 1 from JOB, Demel, Song, Kouyate, Burke, Potts, Chambers. That's 7 options for 4th choice CB.

We couldn't upgrade everywhere this window, but the extra youth and athleticism mean that next Summer the CB and possibly goalkeeper issue can be addressed with a couple of quality purchases.

Unlike others I think there will be goals in the team, with the option to make changes from the bench.
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Re: The Transfer Window Poll

Postby arlhe on Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:33 pm

Improvements at LB, RB and CM. Interested to see if Valencia, Sakho and Zarate pan out.

The only departure I have a twinge of regret about is Diame as I think we played him out of position last year. I bet Hull play him through the centre on Monday week (and it's already certain he'll score against us).

On balance a very good window.
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Re: The Transfer Window Poll

Postby ashbanki on Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:35 pm

Undecided.
Positives - Younger players than the usual tired old hasbeens.
At last a proper DM ( and just like buses two come along!)
A pair of young FBs.
A proper winger/playmaker who has the ability to change games(whether or not he does depends on him and how he's used,imo)
Two free scoring forwards (albeit in a different continent and lesser opponents)
A young CM who could turn out to be a diamond, if he's as good as his dad was.
Negative - A young unproven LB, who, if he struggles/gets injured or fails to improve the defensive side of his game, has a lot on his shoulders considering he has worse back up than a LB that was let go.Added to that is the fact that he is the only left footed defender, as we have left three go!
Three CBs which was somewhat of an Achilles heal last season has remained unchanged.
An attacking transfer policy that smacks of an undermined manager and,therefore, possibly yet more round pegs or benchwarming.
There is a very good matchday squad (if all fit) but the biggest question is whether the manager can adapt to those players' strengths or just bend them to fit his,imo.
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Re: The Transfer Window Poll

Postby SoulCircus on Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:15 pm

Re: Kouyate, I'm sure he played CB for the majority of last season for Anderlecht. A bit more than just a defensive stopgap.
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Re: The Transfer Window Poll

Postby Yea Why Not on Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:15 pm

Abcdef wrote:I can't be happy with it.

I feel we gambled poorly on Valencia and Sakho. Leaves us with Cole for a lot of the season. Nedded quality CF.
IMO,
Left with Collins who's past it and Tomkins who is going backwards at CH. Needed quality CH.
Kouyate will be OK for us.
Cresswell will get tonked defensively.
Poyet good for future.
No PL class GK at club.
Songs attitude is poor and will not prove a good signing. never, ever ever ever sign players from Barcelona or Real Madrid.
Zarate will fade away and I can't see him starting 12 games.

Obsessed with signing bargains rather than addressing problem areas and paying the going rate.


Cheers for that Meg. Any chance of the lottery numbers?
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Re: The Transfer Window Poll

Postby Yea Why Not on Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:18 pm

SoulCircus wrote:Re: Kouyate, I'm sure he played CB for the majority of last season for Anderlecht. A bit more than just a defensive stopgap.


I think I read he's played CB all his whole career right up until last season. With Song as well I really don't see why so many people are worried about having a specialised 4th choice center half
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Re: The Transfer Window Poll

Postby Hambrosia Stu on Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:42 pm

SoulCircus wrote:Re: Kouyate, I'm sure he played CB for the majority of last season for Anderlecht. A bit more than just a defensive stopgap.

Yea Why Not wrote:I think I read he's played CB all his whole career right up until last season. With Song as well I really don't see why so many people are worried about having a specialised 4th choice center half

Quite
I can see why some might not want him in defence, given how well he's started in the midfield holding role, but if he does have to fill in as CB, it's not like we don't have anyone else who can play that role. Song & Poyet are more than capable

I guess the one area I do have concerns over is the 'keeper. I do like Adrian, although the jury's still out, imo, on whether he is a top 'keeper or just a pretty decent one. But I do have concerns about Jussi, and would be worried if we had to play him for an extended period

But overall, it's been a fantastic window imo
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Re: The Transfer Window Poll

Postby woodford on Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:23 pm

Abcdef wrote:I can't be happy with it.

ISongs attitude is poor and will not prove a good signing. never, ever ever ever sign players from Barcelona or Real Madrid.
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thank the lord we missed out on that Fabregas and Di Maria, relegation would've been a dead cert
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Re: The Transfer Window Poll

Postby Abcdef on Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:50 pm

I fully appreciate the excitement caused by Song signing, but it's a mistake.
We need hungry players not prime donnas who have caused problems at clubs a lot bigger than ours.
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Re: The Transfer Window Poll

Postby Adi Cokers Boots on Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:54 pm

The issue isn't that Kouyate can't fill in at the back, he's more than capable. It's more that neither Tomkins or Collins are really good enough to be starting week in week out.We needed a first choice starting cb, not a back up we already have those. Still all about opinions I guess.
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Re: The Transfer Window Poll

Postby Abcdef on Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:55 pm

Adi Cokers Boots wrote:The issue isn't that Kouyate can't fill in at the back, he's more than capable. It's more that neither Tomkins or Collins are really good enough to be starting week in week out.


Agree.
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Re: The Transfer Window Poll

Postby goose on Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:12 pm

I'm with Abcdef.

(but not in THAT way, dont get excited).
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Re: The Transfer Window Poll

Postby Lovejoy2 on Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:28 pm

Best transfer window I've known since they introduced them a few years back, shame to lose Diame to a rival for league position but he just wasn't producing his best for us anymore, hopefully Kouyate and Song will make us not even miss him, only negative is no CB even on a loan, maybe Roger Johnson will come back as a loan or free as I believe that window re-opens in October/November?
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Re: The Transfer Window Poll

Postby BrownFatwa on Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:43 pm

clubs like us HAVE to take a gamble with strikers thats half the reason we've had god knows how many attempts in the past 3 years. Fact is the much demanded by many on here of the '15-20 goals a season guaranteed' no 9 would cost £20m MINIMUM (unless over 30) and would be competed away by deeper pockets than us.
So i'm happy we've done better work up top with 3 strikers that all have some basis for hope at least.
Also happy with the mid-field upgardes and the 2 FBs.
Bit concerned with lack of CB cover and agree GK is not a position we are yet top 10 potential in.
But overall pleased - the big IF being if BFS can get them working in a system and to their more offensive strengths.
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Re: The Transfer Window Poll

Postby jacko on Tue Sep 02, 2014 5:35 pm

BrownFatwa wrote:clubs like us HAVE to take a gamble with strikers thats half the reason we've had god knows how many attempts in the past 3 years. Fact is the much demanded by many on here of the '15-20 goals a season guaranteed' no 9 would cost £20m MINIMUM (unless over 30) and would be competed away by deeper pockets than us..


Exactly what I've been saying for years...we have to take a punt on players. Players who are the finished article will join bigger clubs. It's why clubs at our level will always take a punt on players like Ravel...
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Re: The Transfer Window Poll

Postby jacko on Tue Sep 02, 2014 5:37 pm

Adrian has done a decent job. I think this season will be critical for him. If he does well then I'm sure we will sign a back up. If he's a mediocre year then I think any keeper coming in will be as a replacement.

As an aside...why do premier league teams have youth keepers...when's the last time one became number 1 at their club...?
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Re: The Transfer Window Poll

Postby MN Train to Eastwood on Tue Sep 02, 2014 5:39 pm

Was a YES from me. Can not see how we are not in a better position. (Squad wise) Than we were at the end of last season. Would be shocked if we go down with this lot………

But it is West Ham. :crest:
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Re: The Transfer Window Poll

Postby Adie64 on Tue Sep 02, 2014 5:44 pm

^^^ Spot on Brownfatwa & Jacko.
Hopefully one day we will be able to sign the Big established players in their prime but unfortunately we're not in that league at this time!
I'm happy enough with the window, yes as other said would have been happier with another Centre Half but Song & Koyate will be fine in an emergency. :scarfer:
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