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    The Future

    Post  westhamonkey on Sun May 25, 2014 8:27 am

    So West Ham TV has a big interview with Sully...

    according to him we're moments away from signing a great forward and a 6' 4" midfielder...


    no clues as to who... whom?


    Here's the link:

    your link m'lud


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    Post  Campo on Sun May 25, 2014 8:44 am

    six four?

    dont think Niang or Zarate are near that so rules out those two

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    Post  Kray JR on Sun May 25, 2014 8:55 am

    Did Bolton ever have a great forward under Sam ?
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    Post  Tony P on Sun May 25, 2014 8:56 am

    Kray JR wrote:Did Bolton ever have a great forward under Sam ?

    Yeah. Kevin Davies  muttley
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    Post  Tony P on Sun May 25, 2014 8:58 am

    westhamonkey wrote:
    So West Ham TV has a big interview with Sully...

    according to him we're moments away from signing a great forward and a 6' 4" midfielder...


    no clues as to who... whom?

    No it doesn't. Our useless offishul website says it does.............but it doesn't
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    Post  westhamonkey on Sun May 25, 2014 11:20 am


    oh well... that's the benefit of randomly following West Ham related crap on twitter I guess...

    but having said that, I can't even find the tweet now....

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    Post  westhamonkey on Sun May 25, 2014 3:02 pm


    on the subject of more rumors about our future... there's a newspaper story that Sam had contacted Teddy Sheringham about coming onboard as our Director of Attacking Football...

    Not saying there's any credence to it or whether he'll even take the job...

    But it wouldn't be the worst signing we've made recently.

    newspaper article on the subject
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    Post  westhamonkey on Sun May 25, 2014 3:05 pm

    Tony P wrote:
    westhamonkey wrote:
    So West Ham TV has a big interview with Sully...

    according to him we're moments away from signing a great forward and a 6' 4" midfielder...


    no clues as to who... whom?

    No it doesn't. Our useless offishul website says it does.............but it doesn't


    Here ya go: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
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    Post  westhamonkey on Sun May 25, 2014 3:12 pm

    Campo wrote:six four?

    dont think Niang or Zarate are near that so rules out those two


    my bad... maybe he said "sixty four"
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    Post  manurewa hammer on Sun May 25, 2014 4:38 pm

    Is Cardozo the forward?
    Maybe Messy, Ronaldo or Bale.- oh dear, lay off the vino Stewy!
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    Post  SemiOldIron on Sun May 25, 2014 6:16 pm

    I bet Sullivan is praying for the World Cup to start so he doesn't have to keep manufacturing rumours to keep the support interested. Every year when the transfer window comes around I swear that I'm going to stop looking at the back pages, websites and forums until a week before the new season starts, and spare myself all the crap and bullshit. I never do though...
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    Post  alfiehammer on Sun May 25, 2014 6:29 pm

    not many good 6ft 4 midfielders out there...thats really the height of a centre back or forward...in midfield, with a few exceptions, they just tend to be gangly and cumbersome at that height in midfield. Veira and yay a the only real exceptions i can think of?
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    Post  Tony P on Sun May 25, 2014 7:17 pm

    alfiehammer wrote:not many good 6ft 4 midfielders out there...thats really the height of a centre back or forward...in midfield, with a few exceptions, they just tend to be gangly and cumbersome at that height in midfield. Veira and yay a the only real exceptions i can think of?

    Papa Bouba Diop did a great job for us in our promotion year. We never replaced him. We are small, slow and weak in central midfield. Hopefully this 6ft 4in mysery midfielder is the answer
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    Post  alfiehammer on Sun May 25, 2014 7:59 pm

    thats true dude. for that very reason, i was a big fan of Foe. as i stated, i couldn't think of many big midfielders, but the idea of having a stacked beast in the midfield is a cool one. Bet he's african (am i allowed to say this?)
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    Post  Campo on Sun May 25, 2014 8:18 pm

    Cheikhou Kouyaté is the feller being spoken about

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    Post  alfiehammer on Sun May 25, 2014 8:37 pm

    Campo wrote:Cheikhou Kouyaté is the feller being spoken about

    Cheikhou Kouyaté (born 21 December 1989) is a Senegalese footballer who plays as a centre back for West Ham United in the [[Barclays Premier League].

    Career[edit]
    Kouyaté began his footballing career in 1996 in his hometown with ASC Yego Dakar and was scouted by FC Brussels in September 2006. Brussels then signed the player in January the following year.[1]

    Then the 19-year-old left FC Brussels as his former employers did not pay him three months of wage, he subsequently moved to Belgian rivals R.S.C. Anderlecht on a four-year deal for a free transfer.[2]


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    interestingly everything i read calls him a CB. maybe he's just versatile
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    Post  Tony P on Sun May 25, 2014 10:43 pm

    I thought that Alou Diarra would have been the replacement for Diop but it never worked out. He played every game for France as a holding midfield player in the WC2010 but never looked half the player for us did he?
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    Post  alfiehammer on Sun May 25, 2014 11:04 pm

    Tony P wrote:I thought that Alou Diarra would have been the replacement for Diop but it never worked out. He played every game for France as a holding midfield player in the WC2010 but never looked half the player for us did he?


    don't think he was ever given a run of games to get settled in the team. sadly.
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    Post  Tony P on Mon May 26, 2014 1:21 am

    alfiehammer wrote:
    Tony P wrote:I thought that Alou Diarra would have been the replacement for Diop but it never worked out. He played every game for France as a holding midfield player in the WC2010 but never looked half the player for us did he?


    don't think he was ever given a run of games to get settled in the team. sadly.

    No he wasn't and I don't think we will ever know the real reasons why that was
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    Post  JulianDicksLeftKnee on Mon May 26, 2014 3:24 am

    Carlton Palmer.
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    Post  westhamonkey on Mon May 26, 2014 7:00 am

    Doesn't say how tall he is...


    West Ham have agreed terms with Argentine striker Mauro Zarate, Sky sources understand.
    Sky Sports revealed earlier this week that the Hammers were in talks with the 27-year-old former Birmingham front-man.
    Now West Ham have won the race for his signature, with the player expected in England in the next 48 hours.
    Sky Sports understand that Zarate has agreed a three-year deal to move to Upton Park.
    Zarate returned to Velez Sarsfield from Lazio last year and has just finished the Argentine season as top-scorer.
    A source told Sky Sports: "Mauro is very excited about a move to England, he enjoyed his spell last time with Birmingham and is ready to play in the Premier League again."


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    Post  Kray JR on Mon May 26, 2014 7:28 am

    Cant wait to see Sam playing him on the wing.
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    Post  Campo on Mon May 26, 2014 8:31 am

    Zarate is only 5'9 ish i think
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    Post  Campo on Mon May 26, 2014 8:33 am

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    Mauro Zárate
    Mauro Zarate at Auronzo.JPG
    Zárate in 2009
    Personal information
    Full name Mauro Matías Zárate
    Date of birth 18 March 1987 (age 27)
    Place of birth Haedo, Argentina
    Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)
    Playing position Forward
    Club information
    Current club West Ham United
    Number 11
    Youth career
    Vélez Sarsfield
    Senior career*
    Years Team Apps† (Gls)†
    2004–2007 Vélez Sársfield 99 (28)
    2007–2009 Al-Sadd 6 (4)
    2008 → Birmingham City (loan) 14 (4)
    2008–2009 → Lazio (loan) 36 (13)
    2009–2013 Lazio 68 (12)
    2011–2012 → Internazionale (loan) 22 (2)
    2013–2014 Vélez Sarsfield 29 (19)
    2014- West Ham United 0 (0)
    National team
    2007 Argentina U20 5 (2)
    * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19May 2014.
    † Appearances (Goals).
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    Post  westhamonkey on Mon May 26, 2014 8:58 am



    that's not a bad ratio of goals to games... of course, that presupposes he gets to a: play b: plays somewhere he can score goals

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