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26 Aug 2018 11:54:47
Much better yesterday but we've got to learn to take our chances better Snodgrass guilty of poor final balls either shots or passes and Wellbeck had so much time for the 3rd goal it beggered belief in the poor defence showed again At least in the past you would see Reid an Collins throw themselves onto blocks that doesn't seem to be happening any more

It will be interesting to see the squad for the Wimbledon game.


1.) 26 aug 2018 16:29:24
the third goal was irrelevant as the fame was stretched as we were going for it but 1 thing is really bugoing me at the minute and that's the masuaku thing as the whole whufc fan base can see he ain't a l/ b even moyes worked that out i would rather ogbonna there as he's left footed quick enough and stronger in the air and more defense minded so come on mp do the right thing and releave him of his pain at l/ b and also how good did wolvessel look yesterday not going to be easy.

2.) 27 Aug 2018 10:51:42
For all our complaints Sanchez did well in midfield. i'd like to see him and ogbonna together and If we can now sort the defence we might be on to something.

3.) 27 Aug 2018 11:33:02
Snodgrass had a good input in the game but he is not clinical enough, hope to see an improvement. Feel for Masuaku, the guy is quality down that wing, with his pace and skill, but being stunted by playing him in a position, LB, that is not his strength. Anderson in that central role blossomed, he played with more freedom and the class showed, great assist for Arnautovic's goal.

The defensive play of the team, although much better, is still much work in progress, looking fragile when caught on the counter attack. Sanchez I thought done okay in his first game, made some good blocks, has good positional sense, but still think Pellegrini should have targeted a top notch CDM in the window. I know its all about priorities and finances available but the CDM and LB positions have been long standing issues.

Hope to see a comfortable win against Wimbledon, restore some confidence in the side going into the match against Wolves who did play well against Man Cty . If the team can show the quality they well have for the full 90mins and be more clinical in front of goal then they should get the 3 points.



09 Jul 2018 16:01:43
Very Positive now about next Season Fredericks very pacey Diop strong Fabianski lots of Experience in PL and best stats over last few Seasons and Now Wiltshire who I have always rated even though the injuries have been severe

In normal circumstances I'd be very happy with that but with the others we are talking to it could be the Best season for signings ever.

I've got my tickets for the Wycombe game and Jasonb I figure it might be a bit warmer than last November's game.


1.) 09 Jul 2018 16:16:00
I'm with u mate the signings looking good hope we get yarmalenko over the line and maybe another midfielder and push Holland into squad and I'll be happy I just received my tickets for Ipswich game hopefully see a few cameos then.

2.) 09 Jul 2018 16:37:29
Mike, Any truth to interest in Miguel Almiron? If so, we should look into Josef Martinez as an attacking option as well. Has 38 goals in 38 games played.

3.) 09 Jul 2018 17:36:13
I hope so merl lol lol god that was a cold night horrendous! Lol I’m going Saturday with the mrs as normal, be rude not too as the ground is only a five minute drive from my house, beer or two before mate? Lol.

4.) 09 Jul 2018 17:52:18
Almiron was definentky a target but as you are now fully aware things change all the time WH have dropped interest at this time but may return depending on circumstances. IRONMIKE.

5.) 09 Jul 2018 17:54:13
I’m a season ticket holder for Atlanta United. I’d absolutely fall all over myself for Miggy to make the move to the Hammers. Not so sure about Martinez. He has a lot of natural ability, but he’s also a bit of a man-child. He needs constant attention and consoling from the staff and if he isn’t the center of attention he shuts down as a performer.

6.) 09 Jul 2018 17:36:13
I hope so merl lol lol god that was a cold night horrendous! Lol I’m going Saturday with the mrs as normal, be rude not too as the ground is only a five minute drive from my house, beer or two before mate? Lol.

7.) 09 Jul 2018 17:52:18
Almiron was definentky a target but as you are now fully aware things change all the time WH have dropped interest at this time but may return depending on circumstances. IRONMIKE.

8.) 09 Jul 2018 17:54:13
I’m a season ticket holder for Atlanta United. I’d absolutely fall all over myself for Miggy to make the move to the Hammers. Not so sure about Martinez. He has a lot of natural ability, but he’s also a bit of a man-child. He needs constant attention and consoling from the staff and if he isn’t the center of attention he shuts down as a performer.

9.) 09 Jul 2018 18:43:59
Did you manage to
Make it over for a game Appalachian?

10.) 09 Jul 2018 20:15:57
Unfortunately, not yet. had a family tragedy at the end of last season. Who knows about this year.

If anyone happens around the ATL area let me know. We’ll catch a match or a pint.

11.) 09 Jul 2018 21:50:45
Jason, my tickets are in the family stand block e row J seat 108. see if we can catch up.



09 Jun 2018 15:18:44
£60million for Arnie let's face it is is a lot of dough. His one season with us was interesting the first few weeks he was indifferent poor play getting sent lack of effort etc. Then the game against Stoke woke him up and it was if he had seen the light - non stop running clever ball play and bringing his team mates into the game No he is at the World Cup if he has a good tournament his value will soar and the temptation will be very difficult to ignore a transfer to a Champions League side

Look at it another way £60 million is enough for a free season ticket for everyone for a whole season - as of that's going to happen

I do believe in the end it will be down to what Arnie wants to do and for the way he played for the last 6 months I wish him well in whatever he decides but I hope he stays!


1.) 09 Jun 2018 15:38:25
So what is your point?

2.) 09 Jun 2018 17:12:09
Just watch vidieo of FREDERICK'S and he'd give ZABALETTA 10 yards and still beat him he's double rapid good luck to any left back next season I've never seen a right back as quick in my life he looks quicker than WALKER what a signing, could be our best ever as good as PAYET till he went on a moody one . COYI.

3.) 09 Jun 2018 17:37:37
Well I don't know who you think Arnoutavic will be playing for at the world cup because Austria did not qualify? The only way he is going is if he buys a ticket and sits in the stands with everyone else which I doubt will affect his value.

4.) 09 Jun 2018 18:31:27
Kram, he was a county 100m sprint champion as a youngster, so we now have our own Usain Bolt😁😁⚒⚒.

5.) 09 Jun 2018 18:34:20
Diggy😂😂 well spotted, made me smile, never picked up on Austria not in the W. C. 😂😂.

6.) 09 Jun 2018 21:40:15
😂 no disrespect meant mercerl.

7.) 09 Jun 2018 22:48:12
I was aware of that CHELMSFORD so was I and I ended up being a window cleaner you hear that sort of thing all the time but I'm on about running with the ball totally different skill as all sprinters would be footballers DAREN CAMPBELL tried and failed but this will be our best signing because he can play a bit as well as defend. COYI.

8.) 10 Jun 2018 07:11:30
Has anyone noticed that lazio want €40 mill for anderson and we have offered €27 mill? I wonder who is behind this farce!

9.) 10 Jun 2018 08:07:28
Kram, when you you were a bit speedy as you say, was that running with or without the ladders😂😂 Yes of course running with the ball at your feet is entirely different, but usually its a couple of yards or so in front to give you the chance to sprint ahead, but it’s a great asset to have, I think all teams need some paces players and we have now acquired one the fastest, surprised no bigger clubs beat us to his signature👍😄⚒⚒.



02 Jun 2018 09:31:45
Sky Sports say we are talking to PSG about Javier Pastore now that does excite me.


1.) 02 Jun 2018 09:56:15
Great signing if it comes off. one rag mentioning Rabiot too, can't see that though.

2.) 02 Jun 2018 10:58:54
Has the feel of agents using west ham to get better deals for their clients.

3.) 02 Jun 2018 11:00:40
His wage demands would be huge, could we afford it?

4.) 02 Jun 2018 12:56:29
His wages aren't an issue, I've seen numbers like £190-200K a week banded about but that ain't true, he's on £80odd grand a week. I think we paid Andre Ayew more!

5.) 02 Jun 2018 13:35:06
Someone suggesting it's a name flung out there as it's season ticket renewal time.

6.) 02 jun 2018 21:52:12
never a truer words spoken they think we are muppets they are playing with die hard supporters who live and breath west ham and are full of broken promises and bullshit.



31 May 2018 16:38:39
Daily Mirror now reporting Frederick's is a done deal My neighbour, A craven cottage season ticket holder told me he is the one Fulham player the fans don't want to lose

Bit of a battler so he will go down well at West Ham.





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16 Sep 2018 17:56:05
What a result Declan Rice man of the match.


1.) 16 Sep 2018 18:42:28
I agree with you there mercerl Rice was fantastic.

2.) 16 Sep 2018 19:36:16
Stevie and other posters that predicted a win, my hat off to you optimists😄👋 what a prick I look saying we would lose, but what the f—- do I know😂 fantastic performances by everyone, up front Yarmelenke, Arnie, Anderson, great Arnies goal and assist👍 Yarmies 2nd goal super👍Defence were super as well, Noble run his legs off, Rice very accomplished, every other player was great, can’t have any criticisms with such a workmanlike performance, well done lads. Really nervy watching on Sky, now can relax tonight and watch it al again on MOTD😂😂😂⚒⚒⚒⚒.

3.) 16 Sep 2018 22:28:35
Rice and Obiang would have to share MoM for me. They must started v Chelski.

4.) 16 Sep 2018 23:29:28
Likewise was pessimistic and was wrong, a great win. The only thing I do still feel justified about is the defenders aren’t as bad as people think and it always looked to me like it was the midfield not giving them support so they were stretched out of position too often. Today with Rice, Obiang and Noble tracking their players and supporting the defenders we looked better. Wilshire might just be a luxury we can’t afford at the moment.

5.) 16 Sep 2018 23:24:04
Agree with you there Markro. They all earnt their places for the Chelsea game. Bring Jack on for Nobes after 60min maybe. Jack needs to know he isn't an automatic pick until he shows some class and form. Imagine if we had Manu fit! I feel MP is learning what his players can deliver in competitive games, and their weaknesses. Hopefully he can keep putting balanced teams out going forward. Long way to go still, and two tough games coming up.
My only thought may be Frederick's to come in to deal with Hazard's pace? Or can Zaba's experience be enough?



16 Sep 2018 07:47:08
Guys just watched a recording of the BBC show "The Premier league Show" and a throw away comment that mentioned West Ham have now lost more games than any other team in the PL era.

Have to say that this depressed me more than anything else that has been going on.


1.) 16 Sep 2018 10:54:08
mercerl, you’ll be forever being depressed on and off following our lot, I get pissed off and angry for a while not depressed! Many worse things in life mate, look at the Hurricanes and flooding in Carolina and the Philippines, people losing children, families, everything they own, now they have a reason to be depressed☹️ Hope that doesn’t sound like a sermon merc, apologies if it does, don’t like the thought of it getting to you to much! I will be watching it later live, so I hope we see effort and closing down and no short stupid passing in and around our 18 yard box! ⚒⚒⚒⚒COYI.

2.) 16 Sep 2018 11:23:30
PS mercerl, 😂could be worse, you could have been a Man U supporter, they expect their lot to win the league and every game they play and they have the most miserable manager in all the league😰😰😰😖😖😖at least we don’t expect win but are ecstatic when we do, prefer it that way as long as are in Premiership which is looking perilous in the early days!

3.) 16 Sep 2018 11:56:41
You know my old man is a Gooner and wanted me to follow. My mum and uncle took me to the Boleyn aged six and and have been a Hanners fan ever since. Never regretted it and when we do have the occasional win over Arsenal it’s all that much more pleasing. Easy to support the top teams but true joy comes from supporting teams that won’t win each week but when they do 😀.

4.) 16 Sep 2018 12:26:51
Sdl, without a doubt, I honestly believe that👍Think that applies to the top 4 or 6 clubs supporters, they have been bred on success in the past and expect nothing less, bit of a culture shock when they are knocked off their perches😂😂Those that get less in life of everything appreciate things more when they do get them! ⚒⚒⚒.



14 Sep 2018 16:01:48
Just had look up and despite not remembering it the last time we beat the toffees was 5th March 2016 at Goodison

Rees Oxford actually started thaday but was subbed at the start of the 2nd half for Andy Carroll

With just 12 mins to go Everton were 2 0 up despite Kevin Morallis being sent off on 34 mins when Antonio scored followed by Sakho not long after and on 90 mins Payet popped up with winner

Wow how soon we forget.




13 Sep 2018 19:38:13
My team for Sunday as follows

Ray Stewart
Bobby Moore
Alvin Martin
Paolo Di Canio
Trevor Brooling
Billy Bonds
Alan Devonshire
Tony Cottee
Dean Ashton

I think we might have a chance with that line up because I can't see any of the current squad getting us 3 points - no doubt you guys could put your own side together but I think everyone of that 11 had the passion to win things - all a bit tongue in cheek but I thought we all need cheering up.


1.) 13 Sep 2018 20:08:11
Never have a penalty miss with Ray Stewart, no place for Geoff Hurst or Julian Dicks, we could carry on though😂😂😂⚒⚒⚒.

2.) 14 Sep 2018 11:07:54
Hi merci you forgot Stuart slater as well great winger.

3.) 14 Sep 2018 17:51:54
Remember Francois van der Elst? Quality player also.

4.) 15 Sep 2018 00:17:55
My son asked me a few days ago to name my best West Ham XI of players I had seen and other than Parkes in goal you nailed it.

Yes Jason Van der Elst was a good signing coming from the really good Anderlecht team at the time. First time I think we had a foreign player who went to the World Cup with Belgium while still a West Ham player if memory serves. Really liked him as a player.



06 Sep 2018 18:08:44
So the Talksport sup er computer that 4 games ago said we would finish 8th now says 28th and relegation don't you just love statistics.


1.) 06 Sep 2018 18:21:10
Sorry that should have been 18th.




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03 Sep 2018 17:33:46
Can't you send them back under the trade discription act - not fit for purpose lol.




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19 Aug 2018 13:02:16
Like your line up Bobby but not so sure about Oxford what I saw of Sanchez yesterday for the short time he was on the pitch looks good and he was moving forward all the time reminded me of a bit like Alex Song in his first season for us.

Although Fabianski made some good saves thought he could have done better for the Wilson goal the ball went through his legs I've always liked Adrian and can't see much difference between him and Fabs. Wouldn't be surprised if a Spanish side came in for him before the end of the Window.




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12 Aug 2018 11:20:19
Another classic newspaper report this morning Express suggesting West ham could have an all English midfield today Wiltshere, Noble and wait for it Rice last time I looked Rice was Irish but I suppose the Express would say being born in London makes him Rnglish.




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12 Aug 2018 10:25:43
Mike I applaud up for doing that I stopped buying newspapers over 10 years ago because of their sloppy reporting and political bias.

Newspapers, and by extension the rest of the media, are supposed to report the news not invent it.

Sadly social media is going that way too so I don't do Facebook, twitter, Snapchat etc I do talk to people particularly strangers it's amazing how quick it makes a train journey go.




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28 Jul 2018 17:29:08
My thoughts too only watched on a stream p poor 1 camera no commentary and it was difficult to make our who was who.

Thought Anderson looked good early on but poor defending for the Ipswitch goal.





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24 Sep 2018 11:30:41
Having watched Rice over the last 2 years including under 23 games it was pretty obvious that he was going to be special I posted back at the end of last season that he has about the same experience as Diop and therefore, taking into account his performances, he has to be worth at least what Diop is being paid and I believe that is £50k.




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22 Sep 2018 17:53:40
Stevie what's the odds on that I'll have a £10 and it might just pay for my season ticket.




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Sorry that should have been 18th.




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04 Sep 2018 11:01:39
Fantastic Mike it's on Sky movies from Friday so you should be able to record it.


{Ed001's Note - now I am gutted I never got his autograph when I met him!!}



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02 Sep 2018 16:19:35
Yes mate I totally agree I posted back when MP was being discussed if he is that good what is he doing in China No doubt Mr Sullivan will be regretting the decision let's see if he has the b***s to sack him if we are still bottom After 10 games.