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19 Nov 2020 08:14:34
Anderson could return in January window if Porto get Hulk according to BBC text gossip? ⚒⚒⚒.


1.) 20 Nov 2020 14:10:20
No. I’ve read that that scenario is not in the loan agreement.

2.) 20 Nov 2020 14:57:55
Oh 👍 OK, not aware of the intricacies of the agreement, just a statement on the BBC Gossip text👍⚒⚒⚒⚒.

3.) 29 Nov 2020 17:23:34
I really hope that Anderson comes good at Porto to put himself in the international shop window. I think Moyse is done with him and we’ve got plenty of attacking mids.



11 Sep 2020 14:24:13
Whorya, Re your Wilshere post, not to rub your nose in it mate, but when I even heard the rumours about us after him, I was amazed, he was never likely to break into a sweat even if he actually was ever involved in a game! He got to used to his sickbed, Nice work if you can get it and he certainly did! ⚒⚒⚒⚒.


1.) 11 Sep 2020 21:02:43
Fair play chelms mate i was wrong and you was spot on credit where its due, i use to feel a bit for WILSHIRE concernings his injurys but he in the last two or three years has looked out of shape and not interested in getting his carerr back on track now i know that's hard but you have to apply yourself ti try and stay fit and imo he hasn't . COYI.



07 Sep 2020 11:56:31
Lots of pre season speculation as usual on who we need in this position or that position and disgruntled comments on lack of funds, also Diangana sale against DM's and other players wishes! My view although laid back is, it is what it is, we are WH for goodness sake, there always has to be those that are in the bottom 6 coming towards end of season, as long as we're not in the bottom 3 come the finish, I am not too unhappy!
Yes we huffed and puffed against Burnley and Villa, but did the job against Watford in fine style when they were really up against it for survival!
I think we may simply have to make do with who we have when the window closes, in my view it's the grit, fight and application that brings rewards, those that aren't prepared to show that shouldn't be playing? We have enough forward players that could and should be capable of scoring goals! I will remain optimistic about the new season until the results go against! By November we will be getting a reasonable idea of the direction we're heading towards? Bit of a boring post chaps, but I see no point in being downhearted before we start, just remember the posts some put on here when we were supposedly signing Marquee players that MP wanted, look at some of them now, so it works both ways! ⚒⚒⚒⚒.


1.) 07 Sep 2020 12:26:08
Well put Chelmsford a lot hinged on the fabs injury then trying to rush him breaking down and finding out the no 2 wasn’t good enough. a dodgy goalie will make defenses shaky and lack confidence.

2.) 07 Sep 2020 13:00:37
Couldn’t agree more, Chelms.

I think I’m going to ignore who we might or might not buy, until something actually happens (or not. )

3.) 07 Sep 2020 14:06:49
A very well reasoned post Chelmsford 👏.

4.) 07 Sep 2020 16:54:16
Upon reflection, I agree Chelmsford

I was initially angered and quite sad that Grady had been sold, but I've just adopted the mentality that the owners won't change. They're experienced, thick skinned and hardened business men. A few tweets and protecting fans will not bother them in the slightest.

We just need to get behind the team and see how we start the season. As long as the hardworking mentality is there, you can't fault them. We absolutely have to get behind Moyes because he has absolutely earned it.

5.) 07 Sep 2020 17:00:39
Nicely said Chelms. Although i am not 100% sure Diangana was sold completely against Moyes' wishes. While I do not think he would have ACTIVELY sold him this summer in a normal climate (non the virus), i do not think he put up a HUGE fight to keep him in this climate. For the record i would have LOVED Diang to have stayed, I rate him and he has potential to be decent, but ultimately we ARE lacking in other areas that desparately require attention and Moyes clearly thinks that too, and he understood that selling him may be the ONLY option to move us forward.
This summer we are at the mercy of what other clubs bid for our players for multiple reasons, the virus's impact on finances is one of them. If someone bid for Anderson first i think we would have seen Grady stay and Anderson go, but we didn't get offers and that has forced the club's hand to accept the bid for Grady. Selling Grady may have been the ONLY option to improve the squad, so i am sad to see all this uproar again creating negativity around our club AGAIN for something that, whilst unfortunate, was possibly the boards ONLY option and given the virus has played a HUGE part in the short and long-term finances.
A Rice/ Soucek backup is ESSENTIAL, the Bmouth game showed that. None of Noble, Wilshere or Lanzini can play in a 2 man midfield. Cullen i thought did ok, and can do well as rotation, but there is still another backup required (my choice would be Hayden if he indeed wants to move back to London)
BKKHAMMER is also right, we had injuries in what turned out to be key areas last season and the backup was terrible. Keeping Diang does not solve this, in fact it possibly would have PREVENTED us fixing it.

6.) 07 Sep 2020 22:26:59
Sorry Chelm your piece is well written but i agree with a lot what you say but i will never agree that 6th from bottom is acceptable i do beleave WH should be a mid table or a top half team. i do support DM and his backroom who was shafted when they appointed Pel. Like all West Ham supporters we will always support our loved club know matter who is playing for us.
But as you said its what it is, if we get relegated DM and his team will be fired and the cycle goes on.

7.) 08 Sep 2020 09:21:52
Grady Diangana was a great championship player, last time he played in premier league he hardly set the world alight, he was good.
We need a Tarkowski more than a Diangana at the moment, without Ogbonna we were in a load of trouble last year, shame nobody has been in for Diop!

Let’s get behind and support, we are a bottom half/ mid table team at the moment but if we play like we did after lockdown we have the players to get in top half easily.
Too many on here already relegated without kicking a ball.



04 Aug 2020 10:23:28
Arsenal fan informed me he heard we are after Iwobi at Everton, connection is right for DM, asked the fan his opinion, he said "rubbish" that's why we got rid of him! But it's about opinions, but he did go to every home game? He cost Everton £28m, that's a lot for a rubbish player, so Everton would need to take a hit on that fee if we were interested, but would prefer to see that go towards a striker that can score goals, Iwobi scored 15 in 149 games at Arsenal!




25 Jul 2020 10:25:55
My thoughts for next season would be get rid of anybody that has been underperforming or not even showing a willingness to run and chase or give maximum effort! Apart from the current team that have played in the last few games and have gelled brilliantly and fought like a team needing results of those that haven't played regularly that I would keep unless sensible offers come in for consideration would be, Yarmelenko, Lanzini, get rid of Haller, Anderson, Wilshere as a priority! What an example Soucek has been compared to Haller and Anderson!


1.) 25 Jul 2020 18:39:15
It's not Tesco. These players earn serious money. Who will take them? And who do we replace them with? Too many people on this site talk like it's fantasy football.

2.) 26 Jul 2020 03:58:56
I agree with Chelmsford, although finding clubs for these players will not be easy due to their wages.

3.) 26 Jul 2020 07:10:54
Don’t we all play fantasy football on this site then! I thought that was obvious? If we took them why shouldn’t anybody else take them? Replacing them is the Managers decision.

4.) 26 Jul 2020 15:08:21
No handbags on this site, if you please!

I would keep Haller.

Anderson has a high residual value and I agree that he has become increasingly disinterested. Italy/ Spain/ Germany might have clubs who would look at him. When he first came, I really thought he could liven up the PL, but his default game is now twiddly bits and losing the ball. I’d move him on.

Sadly, I agree that Lanzini no longer offers what he did before that horrendous injury. I feel sorry for him, but he’s not pulling his weight anymore. I’m not sure what we could get for him, but easing the wage bill would help.

Even though he is now, supposedly, fully fit, Moyse has not put his faith in Wilshere beyond the bench. I’m struggling to see a PL side that would take him on though. I fear we’re stuck with him and his huge wages. He might prove a useful sub next season, but he’s an expensive luxury.

Nailing down Soucek has been the best business we do this calendar year.

I think Rice will stay as week in week out captain.

5.) 27 Jul 2020 13:43:40
Agreed Markro,

I would also give haller a chance, if we keep soucek and rice in the midfield then I believe Lanzini will again start to show his true form as he will not have to cover so much ground although noble has slotted in behind Antonio and maybe found his position!

Maybe controversial but I think we need to look at keepers, fabianski has looked dodgy and villas goal went through him, at first I thought it had taken a deflection but it literally went through him, cannot afford to let those in




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01 Dec 2020 08:22:29
Never reached the standard of our last few games, but we still won👍Antonio may have come back a bit to quickly for his style of play. Thought Haller did a lot better, impressed with the way Benrahma works hard. I also couldn't understand Bowen being replaced unless slight strain, he works so hard! Players should know by now the slightest tug in the area, they will go down, no good complaining, every player in the box another replica of Salah or Grealish, unfortunate part of the game, cheating commonplace! ⚒⚒⚒.


1.) 01 Dec 2020 10:12:39
I think Bowen ran himself into the ground. He stumbled twice in a matter of a minute chasing the ball. I think Noble came on to help support a midfield that was getting overrun.
Agree Benrahma looks good going forward and the assist was classy when another player may have blasted a shot. It took composure to just lift it like he did. The worry looks like him defending as he looks like it isn’t a natural part of his game. To get more time under Moyes he will need to work on that.
Felt we should have gotten a handball decision before the penalty but they don’t check back when a penalty decision only on a goal.
I am not going to slag Grealish off as I do think he has something special that we would all like in our team. However he did go down too easily at times and was surprised the ref gave so many free kicks for very little. Yes even the penalty, while it was there and was silly to grab the shirt, the tug was backwards and he dived forward.
Regardless 3 more points despite the average performance. Who expected to be 5th after the run of games we had - brilliant start so far.

2.) 01 Dec 2020 10:45:48
The video clip doing the rounds of Grealish’s Oscar (free kick) winning gymnastics several seconds after being tapped by Fornals, is pretty damning. For all of his sounding reasonable in the post match interview, Smith has to be embarrassed by that. Taking umbrage at West Ham staff calling Grealish a diver and a cheat looks a bit silly after video showing him being a diver and a cheat.

For all that the boy can play and has developed even further this season. He will win games for both Villa and England in the future - hopefully through skill and not deception.

Not playing well, but still winning is a new leaf in the West Ham play book. It makes a real change to have the rub of the green.



29 Nov 2020 07:47:59
Whorya, Whitby, not hearing so much of you, hope you are both 👍 OK, gone a bit quiet from you, maybe not so much to comment on? ⚒⚒⚒⚒.


1.) 29 Nov 2020 16:03:37
Hi Chelmsford, am good mate, yeah just plodding along at the moment, still been reading all the comments, was going to comment on haller but didn’t want to jinx the lad, or us, I’m already Interested in seeing how we go in the transfer window when it comes around, how are you doing mate. ⚒⚒⚒.

2.) 29 Nov 2020 16:49:39
Yes all fine in Chelmsford thank you👍👍Sticking to the rules with the C.V., so staying safe hopefully👍Think we are doing really well this year, the team are really blending well, working hard and DM’s signings are proving real assets👍I am feeling confident going into games now, Rice is coming on as a top class player, would fit into any top PL side, just hope we keep him👍We need to help out Antonio up front with hustler and bustler, also think about Fabianski, been great and still excellent but need to look to the future👍👍Let’s hope for another 3 on Monday night👍👍⚒⚒⚒⚒.

3.) 29 Nov 2020 17:20:12
Good to hear from you, Whitby.

4.) 29 Nov 2020 17:50:29
Markro, your boy Armstrong scored another yesterday, others will be noticing? ⚒⚒⚒⚒.

5.) 29 Nov 2020 18:35:59
Yes, I’ve just seen it on YouTube. He smashed it. Good goal.

6.) 30 Nov 2020 17:52:58
I don’t see us doing anything in this transfer window unless we players prices will be at a premium and they will want big wages we will only buy if injury forces us or we stop picking up points.



21 Nov 2020 17:56:10
Don't like the sound of this😮Playing at Sheffield Utd and this is Chris Wilders longest winless streak in his Managerial career, 12 games😮We have a habit of helping teams out with that type of record🤔 But hopefully we seem to have far more backbone and resilience this season, so let's hope we can at least make it 13 winless for him! ⚒⚒⚒⚒.


1.) 21 Nov 2020 18:33:50
Have faith.

Haller will score eleventy-nine!

2.) 21 Nov 2020 21:33:56
You know how praise my favourite WH player🤣😂⚒⚒⚒⚒.

3.) 21 Nov 2020 22:05:25

4.) 22 Nov 2020 12:31:13
Oh no, just seen the line up and Haller's starting! Another 10 men👎Please prove me wrong, even I am getting p—— off complaining about him, much prefer to post something positive 🤔🤔⚒⚒⚒.

5.) 22 Nov 2020 16:00:01
Markro, was that Haller goal for you or me😂🤣Pity he can’t look like he enjoyed scoring, smile mate and celebrate👍The most I have seen him involved😲But still like to see his work rate and awareness Improve? But we’ll done Seb you got us the 3 points👍⚒⚒⚒.

6.) 22 Nov 2020 18:40:53
He was better today. Terrific strike and set Soucek up for a bad miss.

His hold up play needs to improve.

I expect him to revert to the bench for next Monday’s game v Villa.



14 Nov 2020 08:49:37
Do any other posters see any point in these International games?


1.) 14 Nov 2020 17:55:02
No I don’t see the need for friendlies think USF’s and fifa are on a money one trying max out how much they can through tv rights etc no concern for the player team or the fans the impact of losing a player for the season can have a massive impact January is never good window to buy price wise now with C.V. affecting travel.

2.) 14 Nov 2020 20:20:09
Me neither👍Will be sick if any of ours get an injury!
Bloody rubbish games that mean FA, just knackering players with extra games and travel! ⚒⚒⚒.

3.) 15 Nov 2020 08:44:37
PS to above, We have 9 players currently on International duty!,

4.) 16 Nov 2020 15:43:33
They seem to encroaching on the season these silly international breaks given the circumstances I’m glad England was knocked out of this competition should have been canceled.



11 Nov 2020 07:48:30
Just read on BBC text gossip, Jack Wilshere says "he could never join Spurs because of his Arsenal connection"
😂🤣I had a chuckle to myself, he is his own biggest fan, I wonder what the Raver would say about that? Think he needs to think more in terms of the Orient or Southend? I would be be amazed if Mourinio did even consider him, but never say never if the deal was right? ⚒⚒⚒.


1.) 11 Nov 2020 09:36:54
Destined for MLS or an Asian league.

2.) 11 Nov 2020 17:08:03
Least he is referred to as a former Arsenal player. We have removed the blot from our collective memories of his time with us.

3.) 12 Nov 2020 07:39:23
Kib, good chosen words, could hardly call himself an ex WH player when there weren’t any! 👍⚒⚒.




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20 Nov 2020 14:57:55
Oh 👍 OK, not aware of the intricacies of the agreement, just a statement on the BBC Gossip text👍⚒⚒⚒⚒.




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19 Nov 2020 07:32:26
I have always rated Giroud👍Would have liked us to have got him a couple of seasons ago when he was rumoured to be available? Big man that can score goals and hold the ball up as well, yes short term only, but great for me if possible? Could be used as part of a deal if the Rice rumour goes ahead plus a centre back. ⚒⚒⚒⚒.




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17 Nov 2020 08:26:55
I think with Tarkowski refusing to sign a new contract, that a deal will be done if the Rice rumour with Chelsea becomes reality! The Rice rumour and ex Chelsea connection is to strong not to happen? Providing we can come out of it with at least enough to buy a class centre back to replace Dec and another up front to help Ant and co out, I think that will be as good as we can hope unless we off load Haller as well? ⚒⚒⚒.




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12 Nov 2020 15:50:23
PS to above, We have both our No1 and No2 on International duties👎👎⚒⚒⚒.




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12 Nov 2020 13:58:26
I posted on here a while ago, that I really do not like any of our squad being selected for any International games due to the possibility of injury for upcoming PL games. Seen today Gomez apparently could be out for the rest of the season, little wonder some Managers identify some injury a week or so before and withdraw them from the squad!

The classic example for us was Dean Ashton severely injured in a practice session, thanks to a tackle from Wright-Phillips that finished his career, also more recently Lanzini! So let’s all hope ours come back unscathed? ⚒⚒⚒⚒.





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01 Dec 2020 15:59:40
Obviously I didn’t know but I could see no further than him being forever crocked! All I can say is if he passed his medical, he must have been a real lazy b——- that couldn’t be bothered.




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01 Dec 2020 15:04:05
Who is Kral? Put that name into Google and got all about Kral was Guns and Rifles😂🤣.




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30 Nov 2020 19:42:42
👍👍Could be worse😂Let’s hope it’s not a Banana skin😮😮⚒⚒⚒.




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30 Nov 2020 17:49:17
Mercerl, not a downer at all mate, just what I would normally say having followed our beloved ⚒⚒For so many years like you🤣😂But so far this season we do seem to have got a real resilience about us now👍I said exactly the same before the Sheffield U game when Chris Wilder had gone his longest ever spell as a Manager without a win, normally it would have been the kiss of death for us, but not now👍👍⚒⚒⚒.




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29 Nov 2020 17:50:29
Markro, your boy Armstrong scored another yesterday, others will be noticing? ⚒⚒⚒⚒.