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12 May 2020 15:57:28
Have been reading Danny Rose's remarks today on the Government giving permission to restart the Premiership and the suggested date of June 12th, what did he allegedly say " It's a ---g Joke"
Well said Danny Rose, having the guts to say that, I entirely agree! especially considering his ethnicity along with many, more who are extremely vulnerable!




21 Feb 2020 08:47:40
If we are relegated, there are only several people to blame, who in my view are totally responsible for this situation. the number one culprit is MP, the others are his team of Husillos and hangers on!

MP was given a free reign and has single handedly ruined the club with overpaid foreign imports that had no Premiership experience and at least one home grown player that was a disgrace to those who sanctioned his signing and the medical team that passed him as fit!

An absolute waste of tens of £millions! DM has almost no chance of what he has inherited and is totally blameless for this relegation situation! No matter who had inherited this shambles could be guaranteed to keep us up,.

any fans with a bit of common sense should know life doesn't work like that! Let's hope there is still some possibility we hang on, but I will predict we will not make it this time. it's too far gone!

We need 11 players with fight and effort like Antonio, Rice and a couple of others but sadly not enough to make up a team. ⚒⚒⚒.


1.) 21 Feb 2020 13:41:09
You are bang on.



03 Jan 2020 10:34:59
DM will not be making the same misguided approach against Gills on Sunday that MP made on our last 2 embarrassing defeats in cup games against Wimbledon and Oxford? Good article in D. Mail today (Fri) interviewing Gills manager, he and Moyes are both Scots who played together as kids, he thought he had a great chance when drawn against us when MP was in charge, now not so happy🤣! He will field a strong squad as he will not want an embarrassing upset, he will take this cup seriously to show he means business! ⚒⚒⚒.


1.) 03 Jan 2020 10:58:56
When I first read what you wrote I thought you meant Gillingham will field a strong squad and will not want an embarrassing upset :D.

2.) 05 Jan 2020 21:08:23
Very professional performance from the team tonight what a difference to MP tactics and approach keep up the great professionalism from MOYES i for one didn't think it was the right appointment but he's looking like i'm wrong its early days but encouraging. COYI.



14 Jul 2019 08:25:34
According to Football London Today online, we are about to offer massive pay rise and fee to BRENFORD for Neal Maupay? 🤭🤭 Anyone know much about him, apparently Villa and other clubs sniffing around him?


1.) 14 Jul 2019 10:48:47
Just YouTubed him. He’s 5’7”.

I’d sum him up as Chicha-like poacher with more energy. You have to remember though, that all the video is against Championship defences.

2.) 14 Jul 2019 12:13:53
Maupay along with haller I'd be happy but not as our main summer striker.

3.) 14 Jul 2019 14:35:40
Hope we get haller just read insider saying man utd could hijack our deal.

4.) 14 Jul 2019 21:45:30
And Frankfurt supposedly haven’t agreed the fee and want to keep Haller and offer him higher salary. Think we will be looking in the bargain bin soon.

5.) 14 Jul 2019 23:58:08
I will say now that if HALLER joins us i'd be staggered frankfurt don't want to sell and UTD are sniffing so on to other targets that will get us excited drag on and no signature at the end typical west ham transfer buisness i'm afraid. COYI.

6.) 15 Jul 2019 00:35:56
Don’t think Utd are a worry unless someone pays silly money for Lukaku.

7.) 15 Jul 2019 18:53:07
If and a big IF we sign MAUPAY and HALLER I'd be ecstatic then a holding midfielder to play with RICE as no disrespect but NOBLE and SNODGRASS do not close down anywhere near quick enough for the demands of the premier league and then we need a L/ B and if WILSHIRE can stay fit things will look very good at WEST HAM . COYI.



14 Jun 2019 07:29:49
Good luck Slav at WBA, wish him all the best, 👍 Also good to hear Kevin Keen returning to coach Academy youngsters, always a good underrated dedicated professional imo. 👍👍.


1.) 14 Jun 2019 21:18:03
Me too, hope slaves does well. The snake let him down and he never recovered. Such a shame as liked him.

2.) 15 Jun 2019 07:16:29
Glen, I really thought when we appointed Slav he would take us up to a different level in the Premiership with his National managerial and overseas experience, I was quite surprised he didn’t target some of his countrymen who are nearly all warriors? I read a quote after he was sacked reportedly said by Noble “He was to soft on us” that can be interpreted several ways, but that said to me, there were players taking the p—s, whether that was shirking, training, injuries or whatever, but to me that reflected badly on the the whole team being unprofessional! As the old saying goes “give some people an inch, then they take a mile” even when they are on £4m per year, but more than that they were in some ways deceiving the fans that are paupers by their standards and were cheating them!




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20 Apr 2020 08:19:49
What a superb gesture by the Roma players and staff to forgo 4 months salary to help the club through these austere times that their country and every other country are going through, not a deferral but forfeiting 4 months salary! What an example to set for other clubs to follow that are able to, not sure many Premiership players will do the same considering the 10% or 12.5% that we read about being under consideration? You don't have to be Einstein to work out how much that will affect them!


{Ed002's Note - Juventus have already done this.}

1.) 20 Apr 2020 13:41:15
Posted a while ago about players being more generous and how much they earn.
Well done the Italians all well and good a 30% drop in wages but as I said in my previous post a player on 100k per week is still earning millions a year after tax so I don't think these guys are going to starve do you.



12 Apr 2020 21:26:53
Just watched a re-run on Skygo of us v Spurs at home 2007, omg what a game, but not the result😮Noble 19 years old, scored his 1st Premiership goal, what a terrific player at such a young age he looked even then! Tevez's 1st season with us, 1 goal, 2 assists, what a grafter he was, never stopped running, hassling, what we would give for another 4 up front like he was, makes Anderson, Haller and co look like slugs! We went 2-0 up, then 3-2 up with 10 mins to go, then lost 3-4 in the 95 minute👎The Boleyn was rocking the whole game! ⚒⚒.


1.) 14 Apr 2020 17:35:03
Remember that game like it was yesterday chelms it was typical WEST HAM giving away goals at crucial times in the game I'd like to see statistics on us conceding goals just before H/ T and in injury time or late in the game I can imagine us having quite a high percentage of goals conceded but hey ho it was a cracking game I can remember another game between the 2 clubs in question was in 1997 where we won 4-3 with julian dicks getting a brace and the winner SHERINGHAM opened the scoring for spurs I will never forget that game so another trip down memory lane chelms everybody stay safe if we aren't a little bit fed up saying it but unfortunately you can never be safe enough. COYI.

2.) 14 Apr 2020 18:53:15
Whorya, hope you and family all well as all other posters and everybody👍 I was there as well, I tend to forget a lot of them until you get your memory jogged😂We have the best League in the world, watching the re-runs on MOTD, some tough and exciting games on there👍Keep well👍👍⚒⚒⚒.



28 Mar 2020 08:49:45
It would be interesting to hear other posters opinion on the subject of "pay cuts" for football players, especially those in the Premiership! I am reading in the "Mail" on Saturday about clubs surviving, FA staff taking pay cuts etc, etc.
This world pandemic is a massive leveller for every human being! I for one have for years been disgusted by The Premiership being awash with money paying obscene monthly wages that some of us will never earn in a lifetime! I would love to see them bought down to earth to know what the real world of average living is like! Many think they are god like, I for one hope this changes the financial scene for the foreseeable future for Premiership earnings! ⚒⚒⚒⚒⚒.


1.) 04 Apr 2020 09:03:04
I am surprised that contracts don't have a "force majeure" clause for pandemic. I work for a FTSE 100 company and that is a standard part of our contracts. Even more surprised that the FA does not have pre determined rules for not completing the season. After all its not as if this sort of thing has not happened before. But then again maybe I am not that surprised as most football club owners, chair persons, administrators etc are a bunch of chancers.

{Ed002's Note - The contracts are constrained by date - they all have a June 30 end date (modified for leagues with split seasons). There is no need for force majeure clauses as they are controlled by a single organisation (FIFA). FIFA are aware that they need to adapt the rules if the season is to continue beyond June and will allow month-on-month extensions (or even game-by-game). So that is not a difficult issue to contend with. Not completing a season happens rarely (only once in England) and it is not something it would be easy to write riles for. As for you last sentence, it is simply not true.}

2.) 05 Apr 2020 14:06:35
I don't know any large business that has not considered pandemic as a top 10 continuity risk, so to argue that it has only happened once in England is stretching the defence of the FA beyond the realms of the credible. The very fact that this has not been properly considered and catered for is indefensible and yet you try to defend. I wonder why? And yes my view that they should include and should have included a clause in all player contracts is also a valid point.

This circus allows players to be paid massive wages even though they cannot play and is an example of the people running football not being fit custodians and my guess is most supporters believe football clubs and administrators are a bunch of chancers. Just because you say it ain't so does not mean that it is not so. Evidence is the number of clubs on the brink of collapse, Sepp Blatter, Platini etc.

Who really believes that the FA's fit and proper person tests are worth the paper they are written on after the sort of fiasco we saw at Leeds and the unfortunate events at Bury. So bottom line is that FA, FIFA, Clubs should have planned for this and they did not. That strikes me as an excellent example of poor administration and Football is not alone in the sporting arena of being poorly administered.



12 Mar 2020 08:13:55
Well what can we say about poor Adrian last night? He always had that in his locker to be erratic at times, but last night probably was his worst night ever in Football game surely? I am not a Liverpool fan at all, so I wasn't to displeased at the result! I was however really disappointed for Adrian as I always thought he was decent, but still only a decent sub keeper, which showed last night! Why oh why some keepers play these short passing game amazes me, I as a Manager was insist the ball goes in the opponents half every time it's thrown or kicked out!


1.) 12 Mar 2020 10:49:42
Oh then read that Klopp said Atletico won because “they didn’t play proper football” wtf is that all about? Football is Football, so perhaps he should suggest FIFA re-arrange the rules to suit him, I’m even more pleased after reading that quote that they lost👍⚒⚒⚒.



22 Feb 2020 07:58:02
We can all bang on about we should have tried for this one or that one, but why oh why did we not try harder for Mitrovic at Fulham, another goal last night at Derby making it 22, but he did it in the Premiership as well! I have no idea about Bowen, but Mitrovic can bully defenders, score goals, and still only mid 20's.

Obviously circumstances will dictate, but he wouldn't have had to uproot himself or family? Not guaranteed to be our saviour, but we even try? Some staff need to be looked at in our club? We paid £17m, £25m, £42m, £45m for players that have done nothing to boost the clubs position, disgracefully 👎⚒.


1.) 23 Feb 2020 11:48:25
I agree. Mitrovic was tried and tested.




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04 Jun 2020 08:31:40
Hello Bideford👍 I can’t imagine there can be much to say? This June restart to me is a disgrace! Body contact sport when we are still being told to social distance, I just hope nobody in the F. A. or anywhere else that controls Football rules criticises it’s Government over the handling of this virus!

We all want to return to normality but that that is madness and irresponsible beyond words for me! The players are being forced to return if it goes ahead, that cannot morally be right, will they play to their full usual capacity, I don’t think so personally when you know you could catch the virus playing? Disrespectful to all the NHS workers and those that have already lost relatives or friends!




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23 May 2020 08:12:48
With you all the way merceri👍👍.




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20 May 2020 07:36:59
He’s always had my backing, although may not appeared to have been the most exciting choice, it’s who is available at the time of the needed appointment!




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14 May 2020 08:29:21
Bobby, pay as you play on what basis? How long would he need to play each game to earn it, how much per game? my worth of him would be £2,500 each half max and that would be the full 45 minutes per half? apart from that under no circumstances would I want him in our squad! I cannot believe a magic wand could have been waved during the virus lockdown and he Will suddenly be able to compete in the rigours of the Premiership no matter how he performs in any training!
If Rice went to Chelsea, would Lampard let Barkley go, I would love to that if possible, can’t see him letting Gilmore go, would lake Batashuay if that’s the way you spell it as well!




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13 May 2020 14:48:20
Bideford, I couldn’t disagree more on retaining Wilshere, he imo was the most ridiculously injury prone and overrated player that surely ever played in the Premiership along with a number of others that we know only to well! His work rate was abysmal, very rarely did he run, always hands on hips moaning, yes he had skill, but no more than average and a lot less than many more!
We’d be lucky to give him away as long as he has a contract, obviously MP’s knowledge of English players had diminished miserably in his time spent managing abroad!





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21 May 2020 10:16:27
Stevie/ arp3768, should any of us be seriously surprised by the awful arrogant attitude attached to Football, they are all on the Gravy train that they don’t want to break down, no matter even when people are still dying!




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17 May 2020 09:08:05
Stevie, should not even be thought about, forget about stupid rules, they are made to be broken or amended, they are not the law of the land, even they can amended when necessary! Scrap the whole season, for me no Premiership declared winners, no declared relegation!
Forget what has happened in Germany restarting! NO, NO, NO, for me under any circumstances!


{Ed002's Note - There is no option to "scrap the season".}



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03 May 2020 12:32:43
Hi Stevie, see Ed says no option to null and void, well no surprise it’s the money that rules, don’t worry about consequences! It’s no option to me but null and void, rules can be changed or altered in any form of life, it’s just if it suits the hierarchy! As arp said in his post earlier, it makes me angry it’s even being discussed, let’s get out of this bloody living nightmare first! I realise we must have other distractions in life, but we should show some respect to grieving families, life goes on yes, but for some people it hasn’t with this invisible curse on humanity!


{Ed002's Note - So take away all of the prize money from this season, how will West Ham survive.}



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03 May 2020 08:00:22
arp3768, please accept my sincere condolences for your sad losses, your post in the most unfortunate of circumstances is the most sensible and honest post imo that has ever been written on here, I agree totally with every word you have written about our game! I am fortunate enough not to have lost anybody close, but do know of a number locally that have been taken away from their families! It also sickens me to read of these stupid discussions of starting again, money, money, f—-money! As you say who cares about Football or any sport when the world is dying, yes we are all fed up with reading and hearing about, but getting back to normality with any risk eliminated of it spreading is the main concern!




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02 May 2020 08:43:54
Maybe the answer is that none are that good enough to be playing in the Premier league at whatever age they are, the exceptions are always there, such as Rice and one or two others if they are given long enough outings? Even avoiding relegation is a success with the huge sums involved, so clubs try to buy there way out of trouble, they cannot afford to wait until their youngsters are ready! Look back and they stand out at different clubs how quickly you know, Michael Owen, Wayne Rooney and many more, yes they may have been extra special, but it shows from very young how they can be thrust into first team football even if used carefully? For a youngster he has to be special, not just good to play first team Premiership football!