A Positive Transfer Window But……

When the clock strikes 11 on the 31st August clubs from all over the country can breathe a massive sigh of relief as the fairground attraction that is the transfer window finally ends.

West Ham have had a big change in personnel with 11 new players bought in and 7 first team players departing but do I agree with all of our transfer dealings?


I think this is a bad bit of business by us, Nicky Maynard is a proven goal scorer at every club he has been at and would have certainly scored goals in the top flight, Big Sam didn’t help his cause by playing him in the flanks instead of the main striker where he is most effective. I would have recommended a loan till January so he can get a run of games.


This is what I’m most looking forward to, the prospect of Jarvis putting in some tasty crosses onto Carrolls head. This is the logic behind Allardyces thinking and it’s right, With our “kick and rush” style of play this will suit Carroll nicely and Jarvis has a nice big target to land his crosses on.


Starting the pre season with two centre halfs wasn’t ideal and definitely needed strengthening and Collins fits the bill. A proven, accomplished defender at this level will bring some competition, solidity and experience to what is a young pair of defenders in Reid and Tompkins. I would have loved to have seen one more good quality defender though…..


I know Green got a little greedy and wanted a significant pay rise but in hindsight I think Gold and Sullivan should have pulled out all of the stops to keep him on our books. With the shaky start of Jussi Jaaskelainen and the QPR’s arrival of Julio Cesar im guessing Green would have liked to have stayed.


FINALLY SOME CREATIVITY, we have been screaming out for some quality in the final third and old hammers favourite Benayoun rejoins on a season long loan,

James Collins (Aston Villa) Undisclosed
Mohamed Diame (Wigan Athletic) Free
Alou Diarra (Marseille) Undisclosed
Stephen Henderson (Portsmouth) Undisclosed
Jussi Jaaskelainen (Bolton Wanderers) Free
George McCartney (Sunderland) Free
Modibo Maiga (FC Sochaux-Montbeliard) Undisclosed
Raphael Spiegel (Grasshopper Club Zurich) Undisclosed
Matt Jarvis (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
Yossi Benayoun (Chelsea) Loan
Andy Carroll (Liverpool) Loan

Pablo Barrera (Cruz Azul) Undisclosed
Robert Green (Queens Park Rangers) Free
Ravel Morrison (Birmingham City) Loan
Frank Nouble (released)
Freddie Sears (Colchester) Free
Sam Baldock (Bristol City) Undisclosed
Nicky Maynard (Cardiff City) Undisclosed


Sulejmani Hammer bound?


Miralem Sulejmani seems to still desire a transfer. The English club West Ham United is expected today to bid for the Ajax striker.

The Amsterdam club would like to sell Sulejmani, since his contract expires next year. He can also re-sign at Ajax, but only at a lower salary. In 2008 he was bought from Heerenveen for a record amount of 17.9 million euros.

The usually well-established ajaxfanzone.nl reports that a bid from West Ham is imminent. The British are already enamored of the 23-year-old Serb.

Matt Jarvis…. Clever signing or waste of money?

Matt Jarvis…. Clever signing or waste of money?


After rejecting a reported 9 million pound transfer fee from West Ham for winger Matt Jarvis, Wolverhampton Wanderers are holding out for 10 million to lure away their star player. With West Ham preparing another bid to meet that evaluation, Do we think this is a clever signing or a lot of money for a relegated player?


Matt Jarvis made his football league debut as a 17 year old at Gillingham, He racked up over 100 games for The Gills before his £700,000 move to Wolves in 2007. He was an influential figure in the side that gained promotion from the championship. A fast, pacey winger that loves to take on full backs, He puts crosses in the box and his handy from a dead ball situation. Jarvis has one england cap to his name, A 70th minute substitute in the friendly against Ghana in march 2011. Jarvis also has a very high assist rate for a team that is battling relegation season after season.


In my opinion i think the prices of players these days are astronomical and very wide of the mark and Jarvis is no exception. 10 million pounds for a player that has been a big fish in a small pond at Wolves and is now applying his trade in the championship is absurd. Or is it Wolves policy to inflate their prices to ridiculous levels as Steven Fletcher will not be sold for anything under 12 Million pounds.


Don’t get me wrong, Would i like to see Jarvis at West Ham? YES! He’s quick and direct and there is an end product to him, His knack of gaining assists everywhere he’s played at is encouraging as well but 10 million pounds? I don’t think he is anywhere near that money. 6-7 million at least. I come back to the point i made in my Andy Carroll article the other day, We have a budget like everybody else and with only 3 central defender’s, That money could be spent somewhere else!