Summer Shopping List, But from Waitrose or Aldi – By DazP

Really not sure which way our season will end now, relegation or staying up by the skin of our teeth.

 

But whatever way it ends we will need to replace a large number of players and replace them with the level needed for that division.

Do we need to replace the same players regardless of the division we find ourselves in?

 

The West Ham website shows a senior squad of 22 players excluding the 2 players currently loaned out, Snodgrass and Oxford.

Plus 2 youth players in Haksabanovic and Quina

 

I have gone through all the remaining players and against both playing possibilities for next season added whether I believe we should:-

Keep the player or replace him.

Or whether I think the player will go anyway

My assumptions being if we stay up, Moyes will be the Manager and if we are relegated his contract will be ended.

 

POS PREMIER LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP
1 ADRIAN GK KEEP KEEP
2 HART (LOAN) GK REPLACE REPLACE
3 REID DEF REPLACE REPLACE
4 COLLINS DEF KEEP KEEP
5 OGBONNA DEF KEEP GO
6 RICE DEF KEEP KEEP
7 CRESSWELL DEF KEEP KEEP
8 ZABALETA DEF KEEP REPLACE
9 BYRAM DEF KEEP KEEP
10 MASUAKU DEF KEEP KEEP
11 EVRA (LOAN) DEF REPLACE REPLACE
12 KOUYATE MID REPLACE REPLACE
13 LANZINI MID GO GO
14 NOBLE MID KEEP KEEP
15 MARIO (LOAN) MID REPLACE REPLACE
16 OBIANG MID REPLACE KEEP
17 FERNANDES MID KEEP KEEP
18 ANTONIO MID KEEP KEEP
19 ARNAUTOVIC MID KEEP GO
20 CARROLL STR REPLACE REPLACE
21 HUGILL STR REPLACE KEEP
22 HERNANDES STR GO GO
23 OXFORD GO GO
24 SNODGRASS GO GO

 

As you see a number of players I believe will go either way, Lanzini, Hernandes, Oxford Snodgrass.

Oxford and Snodgrass are a given, no way do they want to play for West Ham.

Hernandes will leave if Moyes stays as Manager and I really feel that Lanzini will want to move on in the summer.

If we get relegated, then Ogbonna & Arnautovic can also be added to this list.

 

In terms of players that I believe we should replace,

Hart, Reid, Evra, Kouyate, Mario, Carroll – this is regardless of the division we play in.

Hart – Not good enough and wages too high

Reid – Too injury prone and past his best

Kouyate – Been poor for 2 seasons

Mario – Not seen enough from him but may be a replacement for Lanzini at the right price for the Premier League?

Carroll – Waste of time

 

I would keep Obiang and Hugill if we get relegated but replace them if we stay in the premier league.

And let Zabaleta go if we get relegated.

 

Players to keep either way

Adrian – Although he may only be our number 1 in the championship.

Collins – Squad Player

Rice – Should be around for a number of years

Cresswell

Byram – Although he needs to show improvement for the Premier League

Masuaku – Just because of how many players we will need to bring in

Noble – But more of a squad player in the Premier League

Fernandes – Youth

Antonio – Although I think he may also want to leave after this season

 

Either way though we would need around 12 players brought in during the summer window.

How will we achieve this? I have no idea.

 

If we stay up, then I would also question the desire of our board to spend the money to get the right signings.

40-60 million mentioned would be nowhere near enough.

 

If we get relegated, then a whole different set of questions get asked of them.

1         Off loading the top earners whilst keeping players to help us bounce back.

2         Bringing in players who know the division and can do a job.

3         We would probably need to find a manager first.

 

Relegation would be a disaster for the whole club but one in my opinion that would be mainly down to the lack of investment and gambling by the board.

 

 

One thought on “Summer Shopping List, But from Waitrose or Aldi – By DazP”

  1. I could had read this article from any number of years..are we actually a premier league club anymore. The owners don’t seem to care about anything but front (is this because of their publishing history) why else would we have got rid of the Boleyn (god rest it’s soul) for a venue that can best be described as an open air craft hanger with a patch of grass in and the ‘poor’ seats an after thought.

    I’d rather be playing well in the championship at the Boleyn that the shambles of staying in the premier league in the laughably called the London stadium. RIP WHUFC

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