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Re: January transfer window

Postby Monkeybubbles on Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:21 pm

Am I the only one that always reads the name Toulalan in the voice of the little French mouse from Tom and Jerry?
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Re: January transfer window

Postby wormley on Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:28 pm

Monkeybubbles wrote:Am I the only one that always reads the name Toulalan in the voice of the little French mouse from Tom and Jerry?


I've never done acid so I wouldn't know.
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Re: January transfer window

Postby uptonparkhurst on Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:33 pm

Monkeybubbles wrote:Am I the only one that always reads the name Toulalan in the voice of the little French mouse from Tom and Jerry?


(In Clouseau voice) Toulalan? Ooh-la-la!
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Re: January transfer window

Postby Fishdo on Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:07 pm

Non, non!!

Pepe le pue.....
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Re: January transfer window

Postby Jedi Al Khalaas on Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:16 pm

Most Millennials wont even know what Tom and Jerry is!
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Re: January transfer window

Postby Johnny Byrne's Boots on Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:32 pm

^^^^ Too violent, sexist and racist for modern sensibilities.
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Re: January transfer window

Postby upton o'good on Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:33 pm

Johnny Byrne's Boots wrote:^^^^ Too violent, sexist and racist for modern sensibilities.


Pretty disgustingly anti-cat too. :)
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Re: January transfer window

Postby Irrons on Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:02 am

Sam Inkersole on Twitter with more transfer window postmortem: "David Moyes thought deal for Islam Slimani was agreed on Tuesday, deadline day arrived and it suddenly wasn’t. Also put in a “really big” loan offer for Ibrahim Amadou, hadn’t seen enough of him to warrant a £16m permanent bid."
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Re: January transfer window

Postby last.caress on Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:59 am

Paul Merson gives West Ham's transfer window a grade of "B-", better than Bournemouth, Burnley, Stoke and Watford (and the same as Crystal Palace):

http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11661/11230603/paul-mersons-transfer-window-grades-high-marks-for-liverpool-chelsea-man-utd
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Re: January transfer window

Postby mrbluesky on Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:16 am

last.caress wrote:Paul Merson gives West Ham's transfer window a grade of "B-", better than Bournemouth, Burnley, Stoke and Watford (and the same as Crystal Palace):

http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11661/11230603/paul-mersons-transfer-window-grades-high-marks-for-liverpool-chelsea-man-utd


Opinions are like ********s, we all have one.

One ‘decent player’ and a championship player that, in his own words “People tell me there's not much between the two divisions but I don't agree. It's a big jump to come up and score goals in the Premier League.” and that rates a B-?

F*** off Merse.
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Re: January transfer window

Postby goa127 on Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:07 am

He also lets Bournemouth off despite them signing no one at all, whilst shipping out afobe. weird
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Re: January transfer window

Postby Samba on Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:58 am

upton o'good wrote:Pretty disgustingly anti-cat too. :)


And as for African/Americans...
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Re: January transfer window

Postby Yea Why Not on Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:55 am

I know almost everyone seems fuming at our transfer window but here's my take on it..

A few weeks a go I thought we looked in great shape and was just lacking another midfielder who could play a bit with Lanzini. Now addmitedly I don't know much about Mario but the fact he was signed for 35m a short while back means he must have a bit about him and he looked good to me on his debut. We also managed to get Sakho out of the club which can only be a positive and have replaced Awey with a lad from the Championship who will no doubt be as hungry as anyone second half of this season. Point is, I don't think we're in bad shape and would probably say that this is the best squad we've had for quite a while. For me personnel isn't the problem, getting them on the pitch is. And that can't be put at the feet of Moyes or any relatively new player as this has been an on going problem for a long long time. Currently, a team made up of our injured players would wipe the floor with the rest of them and presented with that situation, any team in the league would struggle big time. So let's just hope we get to see Lanzini and Arnie linking up again asap because in my opnion that was a thing of beauty a few weeks back
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Re: January transfer window

Postby ironilunga on Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:20 am

Great post YWN

There needs to be some positivity amoungst the doom and gloom and like you I feel we generally have a decent squad.

As you say, Sakho has gone and so has Ayew. Both good players but who for different reasons were largely on the fringes of the first 11 and wont be missed terribly. We have in Mario added creativity in midfield (first impressions are positive) and a striker in Hugill whose jib I very much like the cut of. Would have liked a defensive midfielder but cant be greedy and happy to wait until the summer when this will be addressed.

Here is hoping for a debut goal today from Hugill ably assisted by Mario :crest:
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Re: January transfer window

Postby mumbles87 on Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:32 am

Yea Why Not wrote:I know almost everyone seems fuming at our transfer window but here's my take on it..

A few weeks a go I thought we looked in great shape and was just lacking another midfielder who could play a bit with Lanzini. Now addmitedly I don't know much about Mario but the fact he was signed for 35m a short while back means he must have a bit about him and he looked good to me on his debut. We also managed to get Sakho out of the club which can only be a positive and have replaced Awey with a lad from the Championship who will no doubt be as hungry as anyone second half of this season. Point is, I don't think we're in bad shape and would probably say that this is the best squad we've had for quite a while. For me personnel isn't the problem, getting them on the pitch is. And that can't be put at the feet of Moyes or any relatively new player as this has been an on going problem for a long long time. Currently, a team made up of our injured players would wipe the floor with the rest of them and presented with that situation, any team in the league would struggle big time. So let's just hope we get to see Lanzini and Arnie linking up again asap because in my opnion that was a thing of beauty a few weeks back


good post.. for me we could spend 100 million a window and nothing would change.. they would be injured within a week lol
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Re: January transfer window

Postby ironilunga on Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:38 am

mumbles87 wrote:for me we could spend 100 million a window and nothing would change.. they would be injured within a week lol


To some extent it is a no win situation for the club. Last January (2017) we panic bought Fonte and Snodgrass to plug gaps. Neither are bad players but neither were strategic purchases and rather impulsive panic buys. The board were coated for those buys as they have been for not panic buying this window.

I much prefer the buys this time around who could make a genuine impact on the first 11 (time will tell). The proper business will take place in the summer when Moyes will get the opportunity to re-shape the squad to his own specifications.
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Re: January transfer window

Postby mumbles87 on Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:45 am

ironilunga wrote:To some extent it is a no win situation for the club. Last January (2017) we panic bought Fonte and Snodgrass to plug gaps. Neither are bad players but neither were strategic purchases and rather impulsive panic buys. The board were coated for those buys as they have been for not panic buying this window.

I much prefer the buys this time around who could make a genuine impact on the first 11 (time will tell). The proper business will take place in the summer when Moyes will get the opportunity to re-shape the squad to his own specifications.


I think Mario will make a genuine impact on the first team. Hugill I got a feeling he could be a great signing for us.. younger than carroll is now.. not got the injury record (we can change that) and plays the way moyes wants

seemed a shrewed scouted window from moyes M.O
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Re: January transfer window

Postby Snorrimon on Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:02 am

Monkeybubbles wrote:Am I the only one that always reads the name Toulalan in the voice of the little French mouse from Tom and Jerry?


Always makes me think of Dexy's... Tou-la-tou-la-lan....
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Re: January transfer window

Postby smuts on Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:17 am

ironilunga wrote: Would have liked a defensive midfielder but cant be greedy and happy to wait until the summer when this will be addressed.


I look forward to the summer where we identify a decent DM and then slap in our half the price bid in instalments on deadline day.
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Re: January transfer window

Postby ironilunga on Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:06 am

smuts wrote:I look forward to the summer where we identify a decent DM and then slap in our half the price bid in instalments on deadline day.


TBF I think our summer business has always been done in good time. We got in the likes of Arnautovic, Hart, Hernandez and Zabba well before deadline.

I have been quite happy with the majority of signings we have made over recent years. That said, If the board do not invest heavily in the playing squad this summer then there can be no excuses. I can understand not buying impulsively in January but a quiet summer and I think the game is up.
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