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I agree with the both of you...he's bad defending and great going forward.

He's also only 20...but if he needs to develop he can develop elsewhere as we need better players...unless you want another relegation scare?


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I wouldn't mind knowing these great right backs we can get cheaply. Anyway even if walker does make mistakes in defense he makes up for it with the goals and assits.

Get well soon Petrov
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West Ham's potential relegation will spark an exodus of EIGHT key players as the club deals with the cost of the drop.

The ramifications of relegation to the Championship have been assessed inside Upton Park.

And the crucial fact is the Hammers could be forced to completely re-build in the summer as their star players prepare to jump ship and move on.

Scott Parker is their hottest property. He will inevitably be offered a number of opportunities to stay in the top flight by clubs ready to meet a £10million valuation for the England international midfielder and newly-crowned Footballer of the Year.

Mark Noble, rated in the £8m class, has already sparked approaches from two Premier League clubs. They will be back in for him if the Hammers slide out of the top flight.

England keeper Robert Green has admitted he will review his future in the summer, too.

To add to the Hammers’ woes, striker Demba Ba and midfielder Thomas Hitzlsperger have already instructed their agents to find them new clubs in event of the drop.

And the likes of Matthew Upson, Danny Gabbidon, Jonathan Spector, Kieron Dyer, Zavon Hines, Lars Jacobsen, Anthony Edgar and Victor Obina, who is currently on loan from Inter Milan, are all out of contract. They will have the opportunity to walk away as free agents or face the prospect of new deals on reduced terms to reflect the club’s lower status.

Wayne Bridge, who was brought in on loan in January, will return to Manchester City. Relegation will ensure there will be no permanent deal for the former England left-back.

Aside from being weighed down by enormous debt, the club will also be looking to appoint a new manager following the abject reign of Avram Grant.

The ongoing uncertainty over the future of Neil Warnock at QPR will make the king of promotions a prime target among a list that includes the out-of-work ex-Newcastle boss Chris Hughton, Cardiff’s Dave Jones and Blackpool boss Ian Holloway. The club will try to persuade Martin O’Neill to replace Grant if they manage a miracle and escape relegation.

Co-owner David Sullivan admitted: “The financial implications of relegations don’t bare thinking about. It’s a nightmare scenario and means we well probably have to inject a loan of between £20m and £40m.

“Relegation comes at an enormous cost. To say it’s disastrous under the current financial state of the club is an understatement.

“I have been relegated three times before and gained automatic promotion the following season. But this will hurt the most.

“We never envisaged being in this position. I can barely sleep at night worrying about this.”

Sunday Mirror

Wouldn't mind one or two of that list.

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Looking at the teams at the bottom going into the last game of the season you have:

West Ham






In those teams there are many players in many different positions that would ease some of our pain, early on in the season we struggled with injuries and had to rely on our youth, and they coped superbly and I think I speak for all of us when I say that Villa's future looks very bright with the talent coming through our ranks. However in youth you have talent, but you also have inexperience and naivity (if the spellings wrong sorry), this season along with the last 3 showed that we do lack in depth, if we look at spurs for example they have 2 or 3 top quality players in each position and look were they are now.

With those teams who might go down, some players I think we could and should give some attention to, they are :


(I'd rather have these as back up than Andy Marshall !)

Rob Green, Ali Al Habsi(on loan), Chris Kirkland, Matt Gilks, Wayne Hennessy, Ben Foster, Paul Robinson


Chris Samba, Matthew Upson, Matt Phillips


Scott Parker, Charlie Adam, Matt Jarvis, Adam Hammill, Charles N'Zogbia, Victor Moses, Alexsander Hleb, Morten Gamst Pederson, Junior Hoillet


Carlton Cole, Freddy Piqiounne, Demba Ba, Victor Obinna(on loan), Hugo Rodallega, Kevin Doyle, Obafemi Martins(on loan), Santa Cruz(on loan)

And all of these players would be dirt cheap if there club went down, they would all be good squad players and some are good enough for our first team, what are you thinking?

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Kirkland, Green and Henessy...no thankyou. Especially Green...a stopped clock is more reliable.

Upson? Hell no. No reason needed...poor.

Adam, Hamill, Moses and Hleb...not for me...Hleb is a huge flop unless the rest of the team are of a similar style. Adam is getting on and has had imo a fluke season.

And only Doyle, Ba and Rodallega out of the strikers are worth a thought.

No offense but if we are to move on and eventually win things...most of the players stated wouldn't get us past the first round.


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Top Scorers

Barclays Premier League Top Scorers

Team TOT

Berbatov Man Utd 21

Tevez Man City 19

Bent Aston Villa 17

Van Persie Arsenal 17

Odemwingie West Brom 15

Campbell Blackpool 13

Carroll Liverpool 13

Hernandez Man Utd 13

Kuyt Liverpool 13

Malouda Chelsea 13

Van der Vaart Tottenham 13

Dempsey Fulham 12

Nolan Newcastle 12

Adam Blackpool 11

Drogba Chelsea

Not bad for a striker in a team right down the bottom now is it ?

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No you're quite right but when Gabby's fit he scores about the same one time I think 16?... either way he's good but pointless to go for imo :smiliecap1:


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