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01 Feb 2017 23:54:15
I can't help but think that one of the main reasons West Ham have been so poor at home this season is the size of the pitch. At Upton Park the pitch was 100m long and 64m wide. The Olympic Stadium is 105m long and 68m wide.

The players just don't know what to do when other teams that can actually play the ball around utilise the extra space. Noble and Obiang were chasing shadows tonight as the Manchester City midfield just breezed pass them over and over again.

Either the squad needs to work on that size pitch over and over again in training each day, or the club need to change to dimensions back to the size at Upton Park.

It's a tough choice. move the pitch away from the stands even further, or continue to play into the hands of opposition teams that pass the ball around.


1.) 02 Feb 2017 00:17:08
My understanding is that all the training pitches are the same size as the LS, Upton Park pitch was smaller due to the restrictions of the ground it self . I believe that the regulations regarding pitch sizes is quite strict .

2.) 02 Feb 2017 08:03:53
it' the same width as Palace and we played ok there.

3.) 02 Feb 2017 08:50:05
My mate who supports saints has been telling me since fonte had his medical that he's lost his legs and never been the same since euros

4.) 02 Feb 2017 10:02:13
Yeah I posted on this a few weeks back, they mentioned it on live commentary last night too that we should make the pitch smaller, but yes, our pitch is smallest allowed by EPL regulations, UP was smaller as we just couldn't make it any bigger



01 Feb 2017 16:15:48
Apparently we turned down the chance to sign Martin Caceres in January because he wanted £100k a week.

If Caceres was willing to join at £50k a week I think he'd be a decent signing.

I also think a short term deal until the end of the season for Didier Drogba would be a good bit of business.




30 Jan 2017 23:46:17
ssn reporting West Ham have pulled out of the race to sign Scott Hogan. Apparently it is Bilic that decided not to pursue the deal as he doesn't feel he needs Hogan given the players he already has at the club.

I can only assume that's because Bilic has identified another target or Calleri is staying. Given that Antonio and Carroll seem to be working well together up too, Sakho is due to return from injury imminently and Ayew is about to return from AFCON now Ghana have been knocked out.

Personally I am not disappointed if we miss out on Hogan. I think the guy has talent, but he would represent too much of a risk given his injury history.




30 Jan 2017 10:50:17
Now that it looks unlikely Carl Jenkinson is going to join Crystal Palace, is there any chance we might go in for him on loan? Sullivan has said he is wants more British players, and Jenkinson had a decent season at Upton Park.


1.) 30 Jan 2017 11:43:53
Am I hearing right? Ashley Fletcher and Reece Oxford are being loaned out?

WTF is going on? And what the hell is happening with our forwards

2.) 30 Jan 2017 13:02:12
He did well for us and I'd have him back . I know some will say not good enough but are most likely the same ones who said that fellani wasn't good enough for us to bid on last summer, go figure?

3.) 30 Jan 2017 13:03:17
Why have we re-opened talks with Hogan? Howe much more talking needs to be done with this player who clearly wants to come to us! Surely this should all have been ironed out over the last 6 months (seems like 6 months) when talks were ongoing!

4.) 30 Jan 2017 11:25:46
Hi ed is it true Hogan will sign today.

{Ed002's Note - I think soon.}

5.) 30 Jan 2017 13:14:32
Ed said yesterday that the talks are over the payment schedule Phil, don't know any more than that

6.) 30 Jan 2017 13:39:22
We have asked Chelsea to talk to fabrigas they are considering it as we want him as abig signing to replace payet

7.) 30 Jan 2017 14:13:45
I'd be amazed if this happens cesc next move would be back home or China in my opinion one that might is if Craig gordon went to Chelsea we might get begovic but neither deal will happen one in a million chance for me any.

8.) 30 Jan 2017 14:34:50
Wouldn't be a bad move that's for sure but what do Chelsea want in return

9.) 30 Jan 2017 16:29:19
A ground to play at when building the new bridge lol

10.) 30 Jan 2017 22:34:06
We have a massive advantage over villa regarding Hogan premiership football if we want him we will get him I know that sounds arrogant but it's the truth I'm hoping we pull a rabbit out of the hat like with Fernandez which very few people had any inkling he was going to sign so let's hope we get a good surprise and it's not sturridge.



25 Jan 2017 23:14:24
West Ham have had their latest offer for Robert Snodgrass accepted by Hull City. The player apparently favours a move to West Ham over Burnley and Middlesbrough who both had offers accepted earlier in the day.

In all likelihood I think this will spark a series of transfers at West Ham. If Snodgrass signs, it'll spell the end of Payet, apparently West Ham are currently delaying the Scott Hogan deal until Payet leaves.

If we do complete deals for Snodgrass and Hogan, and we follow that up with a right back before the window shuts, I think this will have been a good window. Frustrating, but good.


1.) 26 Jan 2017 06:58:23
Agreed and we would be lot stronger than we are. Would still like braithwaite pmsl

2.) 26 Jan 2017 07:53:41
Lol Phil you can't help yourself can ya haha

3.) 26 Jan 2017 09:31:12
Hi Phil

Have you got third party ownership in Braithwaite? as if we get him could be complicated. :)

4.) 26 Jan 2017 10:09:18
Sorry guys, can't help it. He is lightning, big, strong and knows his defensive duties as well as his attacking duties and he loves scoring goals (A Bit like Antonio but faster) . what's not to like :-) and at £10m for a 24 year old its a bargain cause he will only get better. We should be all over this. Braithwaite, Snodgrass and Van Der Wiel and this would be a good but frustrating window

5.) 26 Jan 2017 11:29:24
Clocks ticking though

6.) 26 Jan 2017 12:22:46
I just wonder, how can our deals with Snodgrass and Hogan depend on Payet situation? So the board are trying to tell us that if Payet was still with us we wouldn't have made any approach for Hogan or Snodgrass, even though we quite clearly need a striker or two even with Payet cause we've lost Zaza, caller is on his way and Martinez has gone to Oxford leaving us Ashley (who Leeds desperately want and sicknote Andy Carroll? Do they think we are stoopid?

7.) 26 Jan 2017 12:47:41
Phil the East ends version of kia Joorabchan lol




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17 May 2018 17:34:33
Claudio Ranieri is leaving Nantes this summer. I'd take him, and I think he'd be interested as well.




03 Mar 2018 17:16:33
Anyone want my two West Ham season tickets for the rest of the season?

I sit in the 1966 seats, almost bang on the half way line. Tickets cost £1,100 each for the season, call it £500 for the remaining five home games left (Burnley, Southampton, Stoke City, Manchester City and Everton)?

I have taken an opportunity to work in Singapore for 6 months with my company.


1.) 04 Mar 2018 13:51:14
wouldn't give you £100 let alone £500.



21 Jul 2017 18:33:35
I read an article earlier today on ssn that said Arsenal had been offered the chance to sign midfielder Rafinha from Barcelona.

He hasn't travelled with the Barcelona squad on their pre-season tour as he is currently recovering from injury, and previously Barcelona have said he won't be sold this summer.

Any chance we could look in to a loan deal?


1.) 21 Jul 2017 20:12:44
Some player if we could Barcelona only want between 25-27 mill for him.

2.) 22 Jul 2017 13:35:47
If Barcelona are willing to let rafinha go I don't think he's as good as u think and he won't come to us because of champions league football.



26 Jun 2017 20:38:44
Chelsea youngster Bertrand Traore has joined Lyon for just under £9 million?

Why have we not signed this lad? He is a class youngster.




15 Apr 2017 16:59:56
Drawing 2-2 with a team that hasn't scored in the 7 previous games, and not won since January is pathetic.

We cannot defend.


1.) 15 Apr 2017 17:15:22
It was obvious they would score, same as
Leicester would win there first away league
game against us and Bournemouth first
win in 2017 would come against us.

2.) 15 Apr 2017 17:32:33
Poor goalkeeping again how many more oints are we going to drop before Bilic brings Adrian back and why are we giving so many passes away.

3.) 15 Apr 2017 18:09:45
Instead of going for it Bilic makes a change in stoppage time and was asking the ref to blow for full time, we need to win games like this, we finished 7th last season and still couldn't attract decent players, it looks like we will just avoid relegation, so who will want to sign for us now?

4.) 15 Apr 2017 18:48:01
Same old, same old, passing back all the time inviting pressure on, WTF.
Love Bilic and so wanted him to succeed but afraid he isn't going to take us where we want to go.
Snodgrass was pants and yet he stays on till 81 minute and then Norbert comes on, we should be putting these teams to bed not bringing on a defender and trying to cling on for the last few minutes.
We could all see the equalizer coming, how many games have we lost now from winning positions?
Totally disillusioned by it all.

5.) 15 Apr 2017 19:15:35
22 points lost from winning position it's a joke and got to stop heads need to roll.

6.) 15 Apr 2017 20:00:32
Next weeks team will be interesting, all the
injuries and now byram suspension, who plays
RB? Kouyate? But then no midfield with
obiang out and noble suspension so maybe
norveidt will play there, or masuaka could
play RB and play cress at LB.

7.) 15 Apr 2017 22:23:11
A joke that's not funny anymore. Enough is enough. We need a manager that wants to win, blog has got to go.

8.) 16 Apr 2017 10:48:18
Didn't think fonte and Collins were that bad to be honest Randolph cost us 3 points not the defence he's basicallyou costing us nearly a goal a game championship goalie at best.

9.) 16 Apr 2017 12:01:04
I agree the goalkeeping position needs addressing in the summer. I don't think we spent money on gk since Rob Green! Adrian and Randolph have done decent but there not the quality we need to go forward. I'd like to think hart or butland but I think realistically begovic is our best chance of an upgrade.

10.) 16 Apr 2017 12:13:59
True mate, fonte and Collins put a shift in ( gutted for ginge because of how pleased he was when he ran back giving us a little jig ) fonte did well and put in a good last man clearing act . Randolph was awful give him a rest against Everton if not the rest of the season . Must add though that we did not create much again going forward with no one supporting Andy and when we had good ball no one making space or making runs . But never mind :) COYI's.

11.) 17 Apr 2017 00:56:53
Randolph needs to be dropped he is not a premier league goalkeeper, ginge has been great since he has come in but we do miss ogbonna at the back, I think Everton will turn us over lukaku is probably rubbing his hands together to face Randolph just hope fonte and ginge can put in the performance of there life's for us. big changes need to happen in the summer and we have abit more to cheer about next season.

12.) 17 Apr 2017 11:23:35
Too many goals shipped, too many defensive mistakes from winning positions. Transfer focus should be on a quality keeper and stronger, more composed defence. To be honest it must be difficult to remain composed when you've had a couple of clowns in Orange behind you though! For me I'd heavily invest in Joe Hart, Nathan Ake and Kone, get Kompany and Zabelletta on the cheap and if wages allow bring in Jermaine Defoe. Add to this the likes of Oxford, Burke, Samuelson etc and let the following go. Adrian, Arbeloa, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Snodgrass, Valencia, Calleri, Noble and Tore.




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19 May 2018 10:43:04
Sign both players, with some younger players (Leander Dendoncker for example) to be mentored by them. we would have some very talented players in the squad in the years to come.




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19 May 2018 10:41:39
I understand the apprehension of signing two players literally at retirement age in the game, but I also see a lot of reasons that indicate it being a great move.

Signing Pablo Zabaleta last summer gave us experience and consistency in a position where we have been left wanting in recent years.

Yes, Buffon is 40 and has played alongside some outstanding players in his career. But it cannot be over looked that he is an outstanding player himself. His organisation of the defence, his leadership, his shot stopping (even at 40 years of age) is incredible.

The same can be said about Yaya. Yes he is 35 years of age, but he is a beast. He has never been the speediest or the most agile player in the world, but his ability to distribute the ball with both feet, his vision, his experience is by far over and above anything we currently have in the squad.

Personally I would sign both on short term deals, give them coaching roles alongside there playing roles and the younger players coming through would be learning from two of the games greats (especially Buffon) .

You’re right, having a midfield duo of Noble and Yaya would be slow, but they’re two players that bring a wealth of experience, ability and a winning mentality to a team that could use a strong voice with direction leading them.




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27 Apr 2018 18:45:57
If West Ham are relegated, I’d keep David Moyes as manager, I honestly believe he would build a squad with heart, drive and determination. A squad with great foundations that we could build upon long term.

However, if West Ham remain in the Premier League. I don’t think David Moyes is the right man to take us forward. I think he would play it too safe, and simply do his best to keep us in the league. I think we are at a point in the clubs history whereby we really need to be looking to the future, even with the chuckle brothers in charge. Personally Emery would be my number one choice to replace Moyes, he built a solid reputation in Spain and I like the style of football his teams play, they work hard, they’re creative and they like to excite. Exactly the kind of football I want to be watching, exactly the type of football players want to play, exactly the type of football that would take us up a level.




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09 Apr 2018 13:30:40
Charlie Austin is a decent goal scorer and Jay Rodriguez is a useful player; but I wouldn’t want either of them.

Of the teams at the bottom that might be gone come the end of the season, all of them have a couple of players I’d look at signing come the seasons end.

Ben Foster
Johnny Evans
Jake Livermore

Jack Butland
Kevin Wimmer
Bruno Martins Indi
Ryan Shawcross
Xherdan Shaqiri
Mame Biram Diouf

Fraser Forster
Cedric Soares
Ryan Bertrand
Wesley Hoedt
James Ward-Prowse
Mario Lemina
Nathan Redmond
Dusan Tadic

Now obviously I am not saying I’d sign all those players, but I think one or two of them would be decent additions to our squad.




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12 Mar 2018 08:16:16
Gkg66 how can you say no one was hurt, and nothing violent happened?

You may be right, no chairs were ripped up. I can’t comment on that because I don’t know, but David Sullivan was hit by a coin, there was fighting amongst fans, so much so, that the Burnley players put children on the substitutes bench.

In my opinion, this has reverted back to the beginning of last season. the players didn’t play bad saturday in the first half, but the minute we concede the crowd turns toxic and the players capitulate.

The board promised us high profile signings with the new stadium, they didn’t happen, but saturday was not a peaceful protest.

You say there were no arrests, that’s rubbish there were at least two, and police are looking to identify 6 more individuals.

You aren’t the only fan on this site passionate about West Ham, I don’t disagree. the board haven’t delivered, but the scenes on Saturday were ridiculous and made West Ham look ridiculous.

What potential owner is going to want to buy West Ham if the fans turn on the board and intimidate them into selling up?

The truth is, the two David’s actually prevented West Ham from going in to administration, and becoming another Wimbledon (potentially) . They have secured us financially and whilst I agree they’ve not delivered and they should sell the club to some one willing to invest, I want it to be to the right investor not some chicken shop tycoon that just wants the publicity.





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