Hernandez a. Iron

Well the title says it all the official site has now confirmed its all done and Hernandez is shown in the best shirt in the land.

Dicks is the man's picture

G O A L ! !

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mcbikeman's picture

R/B experience?

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hammergirl's picture

and an iron well i hope nobody expects me to use it just because i appear to be the only woman here!

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Ha ha very good HG. The relief that has just been lifted from my shoulders on this signing is immense. Trouble is it's just been put on Slavs shoulders, as it's now put a lot of pressure on him getting Hernandez and the new boys fit and firing to their maximum. If he can't get Hernandez fitted in and playing well he will be for the high jump. Now I can enjoy the transfer window wondering what other surprises that turn up. Let's hope we get no shocks leaving and ruining the work recently done.

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Dicks is the man's picture

what? back to the kitchen with you.

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Unbelievable signing for us - Credit to the board for a great window, that first eleven looks very tasty on paper....COYI!

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Dicks is the man's picture

should we relay the London Stadium pitch with paper?

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burkie's picture

It seems like the vast majority ,on here anyway are getting nose bleeds already, its a west ham thing all i will say is i hope results go in our favour from the start cause if the dont ,well you dont need me to tell you what will happen, dampen down the expectations

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Dicks is the man's picture

i don't see a problem. we're excited by the signings, well most are. thats the way it should be. its football, we all know that doesnt transpire into trophies automatically. for me id be pleased with a top 10 showing, good cup run and some good footie being played at home this season.

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The reality is that the signings really mean nothing on paper. The ones we made last year were only failures in hindsight. Until they kick a ball we can't judge how well they'll do in this league. I don't also see the correlation between how much you spend is a guarantee of the success of a player. Mahrez, Kante, Ali, Kane, Lanzini, Payet, Eriksen and Coutinho have all been massive influences on the Prem in the last year or so, and all relatively cheap or through academies. Compare that to Pogba, Perez, Di Maria and Dupay all on massive transfers fees and none of them set the word alight. As much as money does buy you a certain type of player, West Ham history has told us that ultimately al the great heroes of the past have been freebies, cheapie or academy players. Moore, Bonds, Brooking, Devonshire, Di Canio, Cottee....Lanzini???

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i think it's like most say they enjoy moaning and looking for negatives Burkie. It's what this forum does best and often. They'll be a short in take of breath a quick swig of prosecco and then back to finding a negative. "ah but will they all gel!?" as a starter for a thread in the near future. "if Bilic doesn't get them gelling ( I assume that means top 7 by Xmas, maybe October!) he'll be out!" Plus many more. As I've said below all signings require a huge element of luck, families and players settling into a new house, schools all of those things out of anyone's control. I welcome the new signings, and all I can hope for is that they succeed. I can't surmise much beyond that. I'd be interested to see how he fits them all in as I see them all as starters. I also like the idea of getting some more signings in like Wilshere or the Ox, to push harder those that have got a bit complacent in recent times inter selection.

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For pretty much a lifetime,you always fear that the good times will be followed by a sudden kick in the plums...
But for me its always been about enjoying the good times,& what will be will be!!regardless of your view on the new signings they are a step up in my opinion!!

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listen I agree mate totally. My point is that money doesn't always convert into instant success, so the fact we have a few freebies, cheapie etc maybe loans doesn't really bother me. Man City have spent £200 million on players, £100 million on 2 fullbacks, its disgusting, you could build a new kiddy unit in a hospital of that. Does it mean they will be the best fullbacks in the Prem next year?

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Citeh & their franchise are obscene the way they throw money about - nearly every player they sign is sold on for a reduced fee-more money than sense i suppose!

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moore2come's picture

Main difference between this window and last years is that the board and Bilic have decided that PL experience is necessary. There's no time to allow them to develop, nowadays you need to hit the ground running and these 4 signings should do that.

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As a fan with experience all I'm looking forward to is some decent football again. I do however feel intrigued with what formation and set up Slav is looking to play. We have done good work with little net outlay, we now have names like hart, zabaleta and Hernandez that will IMO attract other big names so we have 3 windows max to hoover up quality players on the back of these names.

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Agreed there are more deals out there, not least Wilshere. He's one of those that need stop get his act together quick. I saw him at the Haye/Bellew fight off his nit smoking a vape. If he does come to us I hope he grows up and shows the potential he clearly has. Plus he's a hammer and we all like one of our own don't we? :)

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Dicks is the man's picture

prob is though hes just one of those long term injury players. never,been same since injury and imo isnt better than average anymore. just my opinion. one good thing about noble is hes consistent and plays a lot of games.

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i agree but i think we get too focused on the starting 11. We need 18 players a game that are all as good as each other and come on with a point to prove. Too many times last season we are throwing on Fletcher, Snodgrass, Feghouli to win or get us back in a game, not good enough

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Agree we need at least 18 all as good as each other. They push each other and dint weaken us when we use any of them. Trouble is if we can't get our injury problems down to a consistency we have no idea how many we really need. So long term both Carroll and sakho need to be off if Lewin can't get 20 games a season from them. If Payet or bacca, or bats saw zab, hart and Hernandez in our team they might have been persuaded. I'd say this seasons window should have happened last season. Another 4 of this quality next season would be decent progress again.

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mate Payet got another woman pregnant and his wife gave the ultimatum of going home or she would leave him. We could've signed Messi, Neymar, Ronaldo and Neuer he still would've left. Hence why Sullivan made comments this week about his dubious character. The whole "the team wasn't up to his expectations" is bollox, he should be held in contempt by every hammer IMO

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Obviously heard about Payet, but for me I don't know how true that is. I also heard his wife still lives in London with the kids still in school. Point is big names attract big names probably more than the stadium does.

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Definitely true I heard it through someone in the first team

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moore2come's picture

Sullivan has said we're good for midfielders and I agree. More firepower up front is needed and I hope they're looking or working on another surprise deal.

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hammer1980's picture

Great signing for us. Great player, I really did not expect them to sign a striker at this level. COYI

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ANTKB's picture

People were rooting for us signing Scott Hogan for £15m LOL!!! £1m less than Hernandez....

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Dicks is the man's picture

yes but we had zaza and calleri at time so hogan looked good. no one mentioned hernandez back then.

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