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19 Feb 2018 19:10:45
Any truth we're actively scouting John McGinn from Hibs? Hope not - bang average SPL player, not what we need at CM if we're to have a better season next term. Mind you, he'll be cheap. The entire Hibs squads only worth £9M.


1.) 19 Feb 2018 23:07:46
Would prefer getting that midlothian nipper harry cochrane looks like he will have a bright future ahead of him only 16 though I think. Looks good for the level he plays at for how young he is.

2.) 19 Feb 2018 23:09:37
Might be hearts can't remember.

3.) 19 Feb 2018 23:10:42
Actually ain't that the same team? Lol.

{Ed007's Note - Yeah it's like West Ham and Millwall, people outside the area find it hard to tell the difference between all the small clubs in London.}

4.) 20 Feb 2018 10:02:24
hahaha, ouch eds you've really hurt my feelings I so sorry don't really watch much of the spl I prefer to watch the southern football league pd.

{Ed007's Note - I don't watch much of the English Pub League myself, Noel. Burnley v Huddersfield and Watford v Bournemouth isn't exactly the pinnacle of the beautiful game.}

5.) 20 Feb 2018 12:06:54
fair enough just the local team to support and help out with as and when I am able to. the funding isn't really much.



05 Sep 2017 11:35:55
I'm hearing that Fernandes is injured with a broken foot? Any truth at all?





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01 Feb 2024 19:53:43
Wow. We really should be about 3 down already.


1.) 01 Feb 2024 20:22:18
Areola keeping us in it. Honestly, another day and we go in at HT 0-5 down

2.) 01 Feb 2024 20:36:37
Billy agree mate?Total rubbish, Zouma sold Phillips short with that dreadful pass but Phillips was like a CV bloody snail! No attacking flair at all Kudus running his legs off, Bowen off the boil, Johnson crap, give me Coufal any time??⚒️⚒️⚒️⚒️

3.) 01 Feb 2024 21:32:57
Moyes out.

4.) 01 Feb 2024 21:40:23
Zouma is horrible to watch, my wife is down there with her dad and she messaged me at half time saying her knees hurt watching him, he looks like he has wooden legs. We should not be playing a diamond, Johnson is crap, the back four was brutal to be fair, Bowen was poor, felt sorry for Philips, he should have put his foot through it but zouma should have first, ings is past it, areola and kudos saved our arse, because I’ve nothing good to say about souchek and wars priese either. Moyes has to have a look at himself and realise we can’t play ward priese or Philips on right or left of a diamond it’s really not fair on them as players. Then he puts souchek as the deepest midfielder when alverez is still on there u can’t make it up, is one tactic is just pants, yeah he won that trophy but come on how on earth is he still in charge.

5.) 01 Feb 2024 23:31:50
DD just will not drop SOUCEK playing him in an attacking position just to fit him in and INGS has his best game against SHEFF UTD and then is dropped .⚒⚒⚒



22 Jan 2024 22:23:45
Fingers crossed, depending on results tomorrow Kudus could be home very soon.


1.) 25 Jan 2024 15:45:29
SUGARAWA is very close to become a hammer???



16 Jan 2024 19:43:50
Hmmm. Looks like Moyes is deploying Emerson at AML tonight. I'll be interested to see how he gets on, I suspect he'll do ok there.

One things for sure, if Emerson plays really well Moyes will certainly take all the credit as opposed to admitting that he only put him there because there was no one else!


1.) 16 Jan 2024 20:37:46
Mvrapanos needs some lessons on how to pass a ball, absolute rubbish! We look like the Championship side at the moment, City want it far more than us!

2.) 16 Jan 2024 20:49:01
Absolutely rubbish. Mavropanos again with another short back pass. Nobody else looks interested or wants to be in the pitch. We look like a Sunday league team. shocking and all those millions paid for this crap. Should be ashamed

3.) 16 Jan 2024 21:13:53
We are 1-0 down and what does DD do Brighton gas on a defender typical and I for one are pissed off with this bring on MARSHALL and see what he can do and if he doesn't get a hat-trick a few posters can rip the rubbish out of the VERY EXPERIENCED player????⚒⚒⚒

4.) 16 Jan 2024 22:21:57
I never want to see Benrahma, Ings, Cresswell, and Cornet in a West Ham shirt again.

I could add Soucek to that list but we all know that he will be at the club and start all the time that Moyes has a hole in his Harris.

It took only 4 of our regular outfield starters to be missing to turn us in to an easy mark for a bang average, mid table Championship team.

I'd hazard a guess that the weekly wages spent on Ings, Cresswell, Benrahma, Soucek and Cornet equates to the entirety of the Bristol City playing and coaching staff's weekly wages, so it's not unreasonable, I think, to expect those players to be good enough to put in performances capable of beating lower league opposition.

As for the game - well we were just awful. Soucek and Ward-Prowse without Alvarez are weak, easily bullied and devoid of any meaningful offensive intent. Our defence apart from the schoolboy Dino pass and slug like pace of Fabianski were mostly ok but obviously over exposed by the Ward-Prowse-Soucek combination.

Offensively, we should have scored at least twice, unfortunately the players tasked with putting the ball in the back of the net are dog eggs and accordingly performed up to all expectations.

I feel sorry for Zouma and Emerson, at least they tried. Poor old Kurt will probably be out for a month nursing his glass like knees after tonight.

Ah well, onwards and upwards. Looking forward to the Sheff U game. (GULP! )

5.) 16 Jan 2024 22:27:15
If and it's a massive if we got GIMINEZ then I think SLOT is being lined up as a next manager for sure but half of EUROPE are after him he's 22years old and you are getting a player at the right age with sell on value if it doesn't work out and I've heard that he is very very close to EDSON.⚒⚒⚒

6.) 17 Jan 2024 16:43:08
Billy, couple of points I think are a bit harsh although all a matter of opinion as usual! Bit unfair to to say “slug like pace of Fab” Mavrapanos was a bloody disgrace with his passing and his Hospital back pass in particular to Fab was like a Schoolboys, in fact his passing all night was almost unforgivable for a PL player, no wonder Arsenal were happy to offload him!
Also don’t agree with Soucek comment, when you consider those around him, always gives a good account of himself for me! ⚒⚒⚒⚒⚒⚒

7.) 17 Jan 2024 18:35:08
I just think in that instance Fabs was slow coming out Chelms. Half a second earlier and he would've easily got the ball.

That said I really can't defend Mavrapanos's pass and in all honesty Zouma didn't exactly cover himself in glory with his ponderous ambling back towards the 6 yard box.

If Aguerd was playing, I'm certain he gets back and clears that off of the line, but it's hard to get to angry with Kurt and his 108 year old knees.

As for Soucek, I REALLY don't remember Jonathan Pearce mentioning his name during the entirety of the 1st half, and not much in the 2nd either to be honest.

Once his goals dry up, he really doesn't offer that much either defensively or offensively to the side - he SHOULD do but he just doesn't. The pairing of him and JWP when Alvarez is absent is disastrous and Moyes REALLY needs to think about it this window.

I didn't think another CM (D) was a necessity this January. Turns out I was wrong and it most certainly is.



31 Dec 2023 12:27:18
Joe Worral anyone? Can't get in the Forest side, the reasons for which vary from report to report but you have to surmise that if he was their best CB he'd start, period.

Most of the Forest fans on their forums are happy to take anyone's money for him which speaks volumes, so with Moyes calling him "superb" I'm kinda worried.

He's a good Championship level CB but is in no way good enough for a top 8 PL club - He's certainly no Dawson that's for sure and imho would be a terrible signing if there's any truth whatsoever to the rumours.


1.) 02 Jan 2024 08:14:48
My Son-in-law is a fanatical Forest fan and watches every game, W Ham are his second club who he also watches!
He says Worral is a Championship player who has plenty of running in him, but other than that, doesn’t rate him at all, thinks he would be a bad buy for us but happy to see him leave Forest!
All about opinions and I know nothing about the player!

2.) 02 Jan 2024 14:11:22
Concerning link, Unfortunately has Moyes written all over it. Much better options available.

3.) 02 Jan 2024 14:52:35
Worrall is not the answer we had him at rangers. He is weak, loses concentration easily

4.) 02 Jan 2024 14:56:41
Eric Dyer is being spoken about. He'd be a solid buy, he's only 29. Only £10m

5.) 02 Jan 2024 17:21:01
With Aguerd being linked with a move away and Kerher looking almost certain to move.

Signing players like Worral and Dier is a step in the wrong direction in my opinion.

Dier maybe would be OK as he has experience in the prem but he's a lesser player than the ones we are getting rid of its also doing a favour to spurs.

We've been linked to some young CBs in championship which I think would be better options than dier and worral. If we are looking to help with homegrown quota.

Axel Zagadou at stuttgard is a beast.

We've also been linked to Max Kilman who when I've seen looked good with plenty prem experience.

6.) 04 Jan 2024 12:11:57
I've just seen the Max Kilman reports too. I think he could do a really good job for us, left footed as well which is a box that Moyes definitely wants ticked.

Not a spectacular player and has certainly gone under the radar a bit but has dished out some impressive stats so far this season.

Signing him would be a no brainer but he's only just signed a new 5 year contract so there's absolutely no chance we could either afford him or persuade Wolves to let him go.

7.) 04 Jan 2024 16:41:57
Unless we can do a deal with Cresswell?

8.) 04 Jan 2024 19:42:33
I did read about various makeweight deals mooted mentioning Cresswell and Ings, but in all reality even if Wolves did want either or both of them, their values would be so low as to not make any real kind of dent in the Kilman asking price.

Transfermarkt has him at £35m and that's without the obligatory English player homegrown premium.

Don't get me wrong, I think Kilman would be a very good addition, I just feel that Wolves are holding all the cards here and unless we can offload some players to the tune of £40+ million quid, we just ain't going to be able to afford him - Not in this window anyway.

9.) 05 Jan 2024 15:56:53
When we played wolves this season BOWEN hasn't had any change out of KILMAN.⚒⚒⚒

10.) 05 Jan 2024 15:59:03
If WORREL has plenty of running in him then welcome to WHUFC as that will be right up DD street.⚒⚒⚒

11.) 06 Jan 2024 14:56:35
Do you mean DM, if not who’s DD, excuse the question? ⚒⚒⚒⚒

12.) 06 Jan 2024 18:52:57
Dinosaur dave come on chelms keep up with the nicknames ?⚒⚒⚒

13.) 07 Jan 2024 08:05:50
Thanks mate?⚒⚒⚒⚒⚒



28 Dec 2023 19:32:29
Mavropanos and Ogbonna starting tonight might be a problem.

Looking at the bench there's no one on it who's going to change things around if it's all going wrong.

Gonna be a tough night I fear.

Thinking we need to be adding a younger, faster and fitter CB to the ever expanding January wish list.

Praying for a decent performance tonight, because I really couldn't face us shipping another 5 goals in an away game.


1.) 28 Dec 2023 19:51:14
No Zouma = lots of chances for Arsenal. If we get a draw tonight i will be over the moon, although I am not holding my breath.

2.) 28 Dec 2023 20:06:42
Paqueta out! Injured in the warm up, you couldn't make it up. Mind you, he probably saw the CB pairing and decided to have a day off since he won't be seeing any of the ball.




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14 Feb 2024 10:54:23
Sullivan won't sack Moyes as a new manager might come in and actually get us playing decent stuff that the players might like.

The cynic in me has a suspicion that there will be a fire sale this summer, asset stripping most of the value from the squad. We may be looking at the beginnings of certain people's endgames in regard to the club.




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10 Feb 2024 19:01:01
Think we'll definitely be needing Steiden here to weave his magic in the summer.

With the best will in the world, I just don't believe we'll be qualifying for European football next season. It's just too big an ask with the squad that Moyes has whittled us down to.

Without European football, how are we realistically going to be able to keep the likes of Paqueta, Kudus, Bowen, Alvarez and maybe even Emerson and Areola when the silly money bids start coming in and Sully's eyes go $$kerchinngg$$?

I literally shudder to think how the starting XI would look at the start of the 2024/25 season, should we be Steiden-less and Moyes is left to his own devices.




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06 Feb 2024 22:02:39
Looks like he is officially an attacking midfielder but a quick look over the past few seasons shows him at LW, AMC, RW, CF and this season mostly a secondary striker. Does seem to score and assist quite regularly though, whichever position he's deployed in.




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02 Feb 2024 20:18:05
I reckon someone, somewhere realised at the very last minute what a complete and utter balls up has been made of this transfer window and tried to pull the plug on the Benny and Fornals deals.

Unfortunately for them FIFA has called the clubs bluff. Someone's head should roll for this, whether it'll be the actual perpetrator or a sacrificial lamb we'll have to wait and see.

If no action taken against anyone, then we can probably assume that the actions in this transfer window were deliberate from the outset, which really opens up a whole other can of worms about the directorship, management and running of this football club.




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01 Feb 2024 20:05:15
I must be the only one that doesn't see anything in Broja that even remotely deserves all the hype he gets. That said, it's the sign of a really poor team when a poor player like him could come in and actually improve it.





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26 Feb 2024 20:16:51
Oh. Maupay. Sigh.




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26 Feb 2024 20:10:02
Ahhh what the &^%$ do I know? BRILLIANT start!




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26 Feb 2024 19:44:37
Disagree with the thinking that a draw would be a good result. At home to a team that's 16th in the League is not now, nor ever should be a game where a draw would be even remotely acceptable.

That said, I don't think we'll have to worry about drawing - Maupay only ever scores against us and Ivan Toney will be licking his lips with the prospect of facing up against Zouma. Hope not, but I'm fearing a long night.




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26 Feb 2024 12:31:11
My worst fear for tonight is that Moyes plays Paqueta, he's not ready and gets injured again. If that happens I worry that we may never see him play for us again.

I mean, I actually feel for Moyes here a bit, talk about damned if you do and damned if you don't.




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22 Feb 2024 21:20:37
Yes but we must be careful what we wish for don't ya know?

What does all this 'be careful what you wish for' bulls**t actually mean anyway?

We, as West Ham fans, are wishing this season for a proper tilt at a European trophy and also by virtue of our final placing in the Premier League, European qualification once again. Neither of which, and I don't care how vociferously the Moyesitas protest to the contrary, is going to happen.

So all of this 'be careful what you wish' for bulldust is just puerile rubbish.

To coin another oft used phrase, 'What's the worst that could happen? ' I'll tell you. Absolutely nothing. We ain't getting relegated, so getting rid of Moyes risks nothing other than the delusional rantings of the Pro Moyes media.

We get rid of Moyes and bring someone else in and we still end up not qualifying for Europe. So what? We ain't going to qualify anyway by KEEPING Moyes, so nothing ventured nothing gained.

By bringing in some fresh blood, maybe at least the quality of the football will improve, players are played in their actual positions and we can perhaps look forward to non dithering transfer windows and constantly being linked to vastly overrated players who are in their 30's and on potty weekly wages.

I've never been as disillusioned as a West Ham fan as I am now. Not even during the days of Macari, Roeder or Grant was I this fed up.

I think the reason for my ire is that we've actually got good players mostly, but by God, Moyes does his absolute best to coach every ounce of talent out of them. THAT'S why I'm so cheesed off with him and his archaic, pragmatic and eye bleedingly boring approach to modern football.