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07 Dec 2019 17:17:59
I'm told that Lamps wants two players in this window. All I know is they are both left footed.

I can't see it being Chilwell unfortunately.


1.) 07 Dec 2019 17:54:35
Ake maybe tom?
Think we need a commanding cb maybe that will be rudi when he’s back but we’re conceding some really sloppy goals
Haven’t seen the game today anyone come out with any credit or just a poor team performance?

2.) 07 Dec 2019 17:54:58
Who told you that?

3.) 07 Dec 2019 20:34:31
My Dad Kepa!

4.) 07 Dec 2019 20:59:17
Weird family you’ve got with Jorginho you’re love child as well must be proud.

5.) 07 Dec 2019 22:48:14
Keep up with the posts Frankie .

6.) 07 Dec 2019 22:56:24
Danny, I guess Ake could be one of them.

7.) 08 Dec 2019 06:11:22
IMO I don't really rate Ake and I would rather we go for an experienced and established CB this time. We already have a lot of squad players and only need starters. We need to do a Van Dirk like Liverpool.
Again I think we should also consider players with physical characteristics hence forth. We're often bullied by teams and that's unlike Chelsea which was our hallmark.

8.) 08 Dec 2019 07:17:02
Thanks for the reply Tom 👍🏻
I like ake ilo I know he’s not the biggest where Zouma is more physical but not commanding like you say Van Dijk but maybe some like koudabily would be the answer for us.

9.) 08 Dec 2019 10:36:08
I doubt KK will move from Napoli and I doubt chelsea are linked with him anymore. He will be 29 next summer and will Chelsea invest so much money on a 29 year old? History says no.

Sancho will be a real target in Janyary and Ake is the other. I think Lamps needs to see Rudiger before he koves for Ake though.

10.) 08 Dec 2019 15:18:12
From what I’m hearing there’s a bit of a war going on at Napoli between the owner and players and I’ve read he may be open to letting Koulibaly go.



17 Jan 2019 16:50:29
Looks like Higuaín will soon be signing and should be available for the Arsenal game.


1.) 17 Jan 2019 17:36:34
Would be good to have him on the bench. Think we'll start with a false 9 either way.

2.) 17 Jan 2019 19:09:55

CHO Pedro and HAZARD.

3.) 17 Jan 2019 20:19:37
weely if he won't sign a new contract why would sarri bother having any time for him? cho.

4.) 17 Jan 2019 21:16:49
Pedro, Hazard and CHO would form our best attack, but think Sarri will favour Willian. Especially as both he and Pedro scored last game. Here is to hoping that Higuain brings back the best of Hazard - we need him scoring like he was at the beginning of the season.



13 Jan 2019 13:23:19
It looks like Michy is going on loan to Monaco until the end of the season.

Hope it goes well Michy.


1.) 14 Jan 2019 10:58:52
Like the guy. Hope he does well.



12 Jan 2019 23:09:52
Looks like Higuain is on his way, according to Sky.

My views are well known but I hope I'm wrong.

Welcome to the Mighty Blues Higuain.




08 Jan 2019 22:55:11
Big and maybe some people will say good news just around the corner lads.

Our squad will look so, so different in the next few days!


1.) 08 Jan 2019 23:13:56
eh? what's that tom? don't leave us hanging like that.

2.) 08 Jan 2019 23:15:31
You just being hopeful or.?

3.) 08 Jan 2019 23:22:45
what u heard?

4.) 08 Jan 2019 23:33:55
Spoke to the guy that told me minimum three out and minimum two big signings this window.

He tells me the two in could now be four.

He told me that Sarri is going to be very happy, so I assume one of them is Higuain. I’m not happy because I want Us to keep Morata.

My only concern is the same guy told me JT was going to sign an extension to his contract.

Don’t shoot the messenger lads.

5.) 08 Jan 2019 23:49:39
I hope you’re referring to Icardi, that’d make any manager happy ;)

I’m looking forward to the coming weeks, thanks for the update Tom!

6.) 09 Jan 2019 00:25:38
I think your guy could be right Tim. Some big transfers are around the corner.

Higuain will make a difference. His clearly disinterested at Milan.

7.) 09 Jan 2019 00:44:05
I agree about Morata, I have no doubt he will turn out to be a great striker, such a confidence player . He makes it look easy scoring with his head . He has the natural goal scorers ability to be in the right place to score goals, but has such a lack of confidence in finishing. I would preserver but he obviously wants out, and maybe not a sarri type player. No doubt another one we will have let go too early .
Going by tonight's reports then I assume it will be Higuain, I suppose he will do a better job in the short term, but long term, someone else in the summer .

8.) 09 Jan 2019 07:53:59
I just don't feel Morata could cut it out at a big club due to his fragile mental state. He is so based on confidence and that is probably because of his lack of game time in his career. As a striker you need to sometimes make something happen out of nothing, the amount of times Costa bailed us out when we won the league under Conte is the benchmark in terms of confidence for a top striker. Confidence is massive.

Morata will probably come good at an average team somewhere in the world where there is no pressure or little of it. Obviously at Chelsea you will headline every week. Everyone want to compare you to Drogba or Torres. I am actually confident that he will come good but he don't have the confidence for a big club and his almost 27 soon. I say he will come good because his career at Chelsea started brilliantly. His movement, headers and scoring with his feet were ok. Surely you can't go from being a hero to zero in terms of goals, he has ability.

Good luck to him for the future. Hope it works out for him whoever he plays for and hopefully we can recoup as much money back as possible.

9.) 09 Jan 2019 08:56:17
no not hopefull tom b but wondering wat news you might have pal.




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04 Dec 2019 23:02:31
Much needed win with some very good performances. Kepa, Zouma, Christensen, Pusilic, Willian and Abraham all very good. James and Dave OK.

Mount for me had a very average first half but was brilliant in the second half.

Kovacic and Kante were both excellent but for they both sat slightly deeper than I would like and on occasions Villa found plenty of space between the lines.

After the West Ham game I was full of praise for Rice and I have to say In flashes Grealish looked a very good player.

Big three points and the overall performance was good.


1.) 05 Dec 2019 07:53:36
I have to agree with your views Tom. Abraham was very much needed.

On Grealish, he is a superb player. My brother is a Villa fan and alongside him I've followed him a lot and I have to say he is a top talent.



03 Dec 2019 21:34:40
Has anyone got any updates on the Lamptey contract situation?




30 Nov 2019 19:03:56
A gentleman at today's match in the Shed upper had a very nasty fall and eventually was taken out of the ground on a stretcher.
I hope he is ok.

Congratulations to West Ham on doing a job on us today and I would also mention the boy Rice, who is one hell of a player.

I thought that Lamps made a mistake with his team selection. In particular Giroud who was never going to get there defenders on the turn, this allowed them to push up with no gaps between the lines.

For me only two players played ok, Zouma and Kepa.

Just to show I can be critical, Jorginho had a very rare poor game today.


1.) 30 Nov 2019 19:14:12
Very good post Tom - as always. Constructive.

2.) 30 Nov 2019 20:51:45
Well I get the idea that we should rest players and we should have enough quality in our squad to get past the likes of West Ham at home. Especially a West Ham team in free fall and probably about to sack their manager.

This was the most embarrassing performance of the season. From our point of view there was nothing good about this game and we have no excuses.

Giroud was dire. Michy was dire against Citech and Valencia. We need a new striker ASAP.

Has anyone seen that bit of film, (from German football 2nd or 3rd div I believe), where the side hadn't scored for about 10 games. Their supporters made a load of large arrows which they pointed towards the opponents goal to show them where it was.

We look like we needed that today.



27 Nov 2019 22:33:06
Does anyone else think we could have got a pen when Tammy got pulled down and injured in the box?


1.) 27 Nov 2019 23:46:33
Yup, i don't know whether it went to VAR or not but i thought it definitely was a penalty. Also thought their penalty was actually a foul on Jorginho and not the other way round. Referee tonight was awful but thankfully they correctly gave our 2nd goal.

2.) 28 Nov 2019 00:29:44
Yes I think he pulled Abraham down. The referee is a clown.

3.) 28 Nov 2019 06:03:44
Absolutely. I thought the penalty was a 50:50 tangling of legs and any argument for a foul could just as easily have gone the other way. There were fouls that we got called for that weren’t fouls at all, including the one where Kante picked up a booking. Any contested 50:50 ball that they lost they immediately protested for a foul and the ref was weak enough to go for it. Then we get 7 minutes added on after the Ajax game only had 4. It’s good that UEFA as an organization are consistent in being clowns from top to bottom.



14 Nov 2019 06:52:40
I'm convinced Harry Kane will not be playing for Spurs next season, he will probably end up in Spain.

In years gone by most fans would have wanted us to sign him.

My question is, would you sign him NOW if it meant selling Tammy?


1.) 14 Nov 2019 11:08:06
No we need to keep the core of the team featuring Academy players as much as possible.
I think it will be tricky to improve the current squad substantially without disrupting the fantastic atmosphere Frank and his team have built this season.
For this reason I think we are more likely to buy rising stars rather than established ones.

2.) 14 Nov 2019 19:52:08
Kane’s legs are half gone and that’s why Spurs are struggling so badly. A year or two ago Kane was the first point of the Spurs press to win the ball back. He no longer has it in him to do it and that’s why they're suffering as Poch is struggling to adapt his system to fit a slower less mobile Kane in it.

{Ed047's Note - he’s not bad at putting the ball in the back of the net though

3.) 14 Nov 2019 23:12:28
harry kane is 26 he has had injuries. Apart from being a great goalscorer he is a brilliant link up player now, very clever and intelligent. Having said that please keep with tammy, he can only get better. Harry will be off to a bigger club next, that's if anyone wants to deal with Daniel levy.

4.) 16 Nov 2019 07:19:59
Oh I definitely agree ed047 but given that Lampard seems to want a high press I don’t think Kane would suit us.

{Ed047's Note - why do you think Kane has become slower and less mobile user?

5.) 16 Nov 2019 10:01:04
His performances for the Spuds have been far less energetic this season but that goes for the whole team.
So I presume its a question of motivation rather than fitness.




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07 Dec 2019 22:56:24
Danny, I guess Ake could be one of them.




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07 Dec 2019 22:48:14
Keep up with the posts Frankie .




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07 Dec 2019 20:34:31
My Dad Kepa!




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01 Dec 2019 20:11:44
It’s always a shame and it certainly frustrates other players and fans who haven’t got his sort talent. It’s such a waist. I hope he can turn it around.




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29 Nov 2019 11:11:17
I have a feeling that Pedro, Giroud and maybe Alonso will leave this window, subject to our ban will being lifted.

I also think Willian will eventually sign a new contract despite Matt Law referring to the negotiations as “bizzare”

I don’t think we will rush to replace Giroud if he goes in January but we would need a left back (please Chilwell) and maybe another wide player. I’m not a big fan of Sancho, so I hope we look elsewhere.





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08 Dec 2019 13:37:14
I think Reece James will be like virtually every young player who steps up to the Premiership in a blaze of expectation. He will burn brightly for a while and then take a step backwards. The test is, if that does happen, does he knuckle down and come again!

Let’s hope he is an exception. He has enormous talent.




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08 Dec 2019 09:14:43
IMO good considered posts KFL and Emil.

Football is all about emotions so it’s always ok with me when people put forward constructive opinions and yes, sometimes they seem bizzare but that’s ok with me.

I always take the view before the season starts that we are going to win the league. For me, that is the time to dream.

I try NOT to judge players on a few games performance. Look at last season, about this time last year Jorginho’s performances dropped off. He came back strong and IMO was one of our better performers last season. I would like to think the same is going to happen this season.




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07 Dec 2019 22:50:19
Good point J.




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07 Dec 2019 16:18:44
I have NOT said that Ed is deluded or anything like Kepa had a good game. I just think your statements about the players are weird.




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07 Dec 2019 14:53:13
Kepa last two games have been very good and I think Kepa is generally very good with ball at his feet.

Today he has made a mistake but I also think Zouma was asleep.

Anyway, it’s all about opinions!