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ok its dead on here at the mo, and i know we have a few closet hamsters out there..
will they bounce straight back? or will they do a wednesday?
i know getting preston N.E. away is hard to take as chelsea entertain liverpool andthe [****!!****] play everton.. but i actually think if they are winning games a season in div one could be really entertaining.. im giving serious consideration to going to the ipswich game

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I reckon if they hold onto

Cole
Carrick
Defoe
Sinclair
James
Kanoute

then they will be straight back up providing that they don't think that they are too good for the league they play in otherwise they could struggle!

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Sinclair's going to Wolves. Kanoute's going to Spurs. Can't see Defoe or Cole staying.



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me niether.. especially cole with the euro 2004 coming up

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Hammers just holding their breath hoping against hope that the transfer market has not really collapsed so big time
6m for a player who managed 17 games last season is at least 4m out of order
The only cash that changed hands for someone called Beckham was 5.5m?

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West Ham may well struggle as Terrance Brwon is a [****!!****] who went cut his own wages. Also James and Cole will leave with euro 2004 as they are less likely to play if they play for a 1st division club also it will harm Coles development. Also Carriack as hes young and should be looking to improve and so should Defoe. Kanoute is just a lazy sod and will have such an arrogant attitude in the 1st divsion so they would be well shot of him. Sinclair asked for a transfer when West Ham was a preimership club so he wont want to stay at a first division club.

I reckon may struggle to get into the play offs. I doubt they will do a Wenesday this season but a couple of seasons down the line its a possibly.

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I tend to agree with 'ricay' about Kanoute. At times he can be a fantastically skillful player but at other times he can look totally disinterested and a real donkey (a bit like Paulo Wanchope). What's the betting then that West Ham sign Shaun Goater?

I think it's important that we (sorry showing my true colours here) keep hold of the player who will work and die for the club. The likes of Stevie Lomas, Ian Pearce, Les Ferdinand and Rufus Brevett will always give 110% and if players such as Cole, Defoe, Carrick and Glen Johnson stay we have a good chance.

I remember the last season we were in the First Division 1992/93 when we went up behind Newcastle.
That was a fantastic season and we played some great football. The Hammers will be back. We just have to regroup and start again and this time fight for the cause 110%. Those who are not willing to do this should just f..k off!

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i think cole and carrick should stay on the grounds if the hammers dont go up this year they will the next.and fans do respect loyalty,what with careers being short i believe they would be another brooking,1 club man and still there.at the moment they are the best at the club if they go to a top 6 team they would only be average,my view its better to be a big fish in a small pond than vice versa.

"but wot the f*&k do i know"

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I dont think they will do anything while Roeder is in charge,although I feel sorry for the bloke I dont think he has the ability to get them out of the cr*p

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I don't think Houdini has the ability to get you lot out of this cr@p

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Why are West Ham fans so adament on keeping players that were not good enough as a team to keep them in the Premiership??? This is where West Ham fans need to start thinking less of players reputations and more about players who will actually produce the goods week in week out.

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it makes sense for the hammers to sell one or two of the 'star' players.....rebuild from the younger home grown talent there in abundance....either way...

I agree with Canv....good times at the old Boleyn next season....straight back up for me....

by the way pabird...you're well out there mate with the Beckham dosh....try 17.5 up front and another 15 if they get to the Champions League quarters and you'll be close.... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" />

sadly have to agree about Roeder as well....real nice fella but something missing for top flight management.....

little story and the difference....went into the dressing rooms before the hammers v's blackburn.....

GR was all sweetness and light and very accomodating.....

GS threatened to kill us all and threw us out.... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" />

bloody right as well...great stuff.... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

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Was this last season or the season before that Uncle?

Tend to agree about Roeder. He's a decent man but I don't think he has the motivational skills that Harry Redknapp had. I know Redknapp lost the plot with several terrible signings towards the end (Camara, Song and Hayden Foxe spring to mind) but he has worked miracles at Portsmouth. You maybe have to question Roeder's decision to get rid of Todorov especially after scoring 20 odd goals for Pompey last season. Then there was the whole Di Canio saga.

West Ham have the talent to go straight back up but they need to make a good start to the season or I fear the fans could really turn against Roeder.

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He hasnt worked miracles at Protsmouth, he did win the first divsion but thats only because he brought in about 10-15 new players of which most were premiership standard Hislop, Toodrov etc having said that he is a better manager then Rodeor. As for the Paolo Di Canio saga that ws because the board didnt want to offer him a new contract until the clubs premiership status was secure but Rodeor treated like sh*t.

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For once i agree with Ricay, he did not work wonders, he spent shed loads in a poor division, and they won, to be honest if i had that kind of money i could manage a team, hang on, i am, glen, for your comments you are sub!

YOU MIGHT BE GOING TO WIVENHOE, BUT YOU ARE NOT PLAYING!

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P.S. Glen, week in, week out? you obviously think Hoddle could learn a thing or two as well!

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According to the papers Hoddle only has three months to make an impact or he is out, after narrowly winning a board vote to keep him. I do believe that Hoddle is a good manager, but maybe Spurs are not the team for him to shine. His past record is superb, and if he does go he'll be a Premiership manager soon after.

As for Redknapp, you can't just sign players and they automatically win the league e.g. Grays. Redknapp is a good manager, not one of the best, but still good. To get Pompey promoted is a good achievement, and it will be interesting to see how they perform in the Premiership.

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i recon pompey will finish mid table .what they have done bought premiership quality players like chris said but generally older ones

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Hoddle is a good (possibly even excellent) coach, but as said above his man management skills leave much to be desired - it terms of tactical nous and ability to improve young players he's good. In terms of man management and getting a team to go out and fight for the cause he isn't. Redknapp is much the opposite - not so much of a coach, but give him a squad of players and he can turn them into a team. Put Hoddle and Redknapp together and you've got a good manager.

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5.5M passed hands for Beck! with circa 3.5m paid per annum with possible other amounts depending on performance

West Ham must bring 2-3 "first division" specialist players
Players who failed in the premier fail normally via lack of bottle and thats the last commodity required to get back up




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