West Ham Rumours Member Posts


Chelmsford1944's Profile

Current Avatar:
No Avatar image uploaded

No Profile Picture uploaded


Where from:

Favourite player:

Best team moment:



Chelmsford1944's Posts and Other Poster's Replies To Chelmsford1944's Posts



To Chelmsford1944's last 5 rumours posts


To Chelmsford1944's last 5 banter posts


To Chelmsford1944's last 5 rumour replies


To Chelmsford1944's last 5 banter replies


Chelmsford1944's rumours posts with other poster's replies to Chelmsford1944's rumours posts


25 Jan 2021 11:20:27
More rumours that Chelsea will sack Lampard, I wonder if that happens it will scupper the Rice rumour mill about going Westbound? Hopefully if Lampard goes he may stay? ⚒⚒⚒.


{Ed002's Note - Rice was very much a target of Frank Lampard rather than the club.}

1.) 25 Jan 2021 12:18:00
Seems he has been sacked, such a shame.

Holding onto Rice will still be difficult with Man Utd and Liverpool possible interest in the summer. Will still depend on how we go second half of the season and who we bring in.

2.) 25 Jan 2021 12:44:41
He's now been sacked so expect to see him on telly punditry.

3.) 25 Jan 2021 13:06:37
Hes been sacked chelms. Brought a smile to my face aswell hopefully that sees Rice stay long term.

4.) 25 Jan 2021 13:25:46
Iron👍 Rice has been quoted as saying “I want to stay in London” the bad news is without Chelsea we still have Spurs and Arsenal to worry about, think we can rule out Fulham, QPR& Brentford😂🤣⚒⚒⚒.

5.) 25 Jan 2021 18:08:32
1. I can’t see the Davids doing any business with Spurs.

2. Why would Rice move to a lesser team like Arsenal?

6.) 25 Jan 2021 18:25:27
Given that FL has gone from Chelsea and the interest from may disappear from them but remain with other PL clubs maybe a new contract should start to negotiated with him and his advisors if west ham carry on performing as we have no reason why we shouldn’t resolve his aspirations for European football which will also attract a better quality of players.

7.) 25 Jan 2021 18:37:19
No business ever with spurs plus they couldn't afford him.

No point in going to Arse either and they again would not pay the minimum price of 80m.

Rice should stay and become a west ham legend we have the makings of a really good team with the correct investment and youngsters like odubeko, baptiste, diallo, johnson coming through in the next couple seasons we could be a European regular. Noble to lift the FA cup retire and become director of football.

8.) 25 Jan 2021 21:24:44
The him down to a new contract and reward him with better terms.



17 Dec 2020 18:21:58
Just seen on BBC football gossip text today,
"Declan Rice wants to move to Chelsea in January" True or False? We'll have to wait and see? ⚒⚒⚒.


1.) 17 Dec 2020 21:40:33
Chelsea will put him in the back four. With us there’s guaranteed game time, captaincy, CAM / CDM versatility and probably England captaincy eventually. WHUFC need to remove the salary issue I guess.

2.) 17 Dec 2020 21:42:48
Also we play Chelsea in 4days time. Convenient mind games to unsettle our stalwart.

3.) 18 Dec 2020 07:41:12
We need to accept if if he moves, that’s life, if we are offered opportunities in our own working lives, especially with big increases in salary, coupled with a huge signing on fee, no uprooting to move away, it’s got to be a win, win situation for him! He’s a stunning exceptional player with a huge future, we were destined to lose him at some time to Chelsea with his previous connection as well. We just need to get the right fee plus maybe a player or 2 to capitalise on a one off player? Big, big loss, but although seriously missed if he goes, no player is bigger than the club! ⚒⚒⚒.

4.) 18 Dec 2020 08:04:21
I have just looked at our players salaries for 2020/ 21 season! According to this list Declan Rice has 17 players earning more than him😮😮😮top earner Yarmelenko, followed by of all people Haller earning a whopping over 4 times Dec’s salary, I would stick my fingers up to the board, Taxi.
Absolutely insulting, what a way to run a club! If you’ve never seen the wage structure have a look online! 😮😮🤔🤔⚒⚒⚒.

5.) 18 Dec 2020 15:37:01
To add to the fire, there’s a rumour that Rice has just made his father, a season ticket holder at Stamford Bridge, his new agent.

6.) 18 Dec 2020 15:39:34
Also, in such a physical sport, when the next game you play could be your last, he needs to earn as much as he can while the sun still shines.

7.) 18 Dec 2020 17:36:12
At the top spheres of Football there are fortunes to be made by talented players and also the not so talented players! But yes you need to keep reasonably injury free and yes you are always only a game away from a career threatening injury! As long as you look after your fortunes and don’t gamble it away. Robbie Fowler owns a few streets in Oldham apparently, also lots of others been very shrewd, but others have drunk& gambled their lives into oblivion! However I see Rice as not remotely in the latter mould, seems to have his feet firmly on the ground! Good luck to him if he goes, but he will badly missed to say the least! The board are in for a bad time if it happens and the money isn’t reinvested wisely in the supporters opinions! ⚒⚒⚒.

8.) 19 Dec 2020 08:26:37
If he goes he goes WH will still be in good shape, yes of course we all want him to stay but it will be down to his decision. The good news is DM should have a good amount of money to invest in the team.
i do believe he will leave either Xmas or the summer and i for one will wish him all the best, its not all doom and gloom though is it, i don't think anyone thought last year we would be 7th in the Premiership approaching Christmas DM has done fantastic job on limited funds if DEC leaves at least DM hopefully will have a decent budget to work with.

9.) 19 Dec 2020 14:24:08
I’d like to see G&S pledge that any money raised from selling players will be reinvested in new players.

10.) 20 Dec 2020 05:23:13
Don’t think he will move in January. The important thing for me is how we go second half of the season and what gets communicated to him about his position, captaincy, and club ambition, as the summer is when the pressure will come on.

11.) 01 Jan 2021 19:31:24
I truly believe that rice is the most improved midfielder in the country look when he was taken off at H/ T against liverpool early in the season (rightly so) since then he's been superb and i think he's a C/ M and not a C/ B i'm my opinion.



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.




Chelmsford1944's banter posts with other poster's replies to Chelmsford1944's banter posts


27 Jan 2021 17:26:23
Should Rice still hand Noble the Captain's armband to him when he comes on as a sub, it is a very respectful gesture on Rice's part, but not so good imo for Noble to accept it? He may be the club Captain, for whatever that means when you're not on the pitch, so I cannot understand why Rice is not the Captain, full stop!
I personally think it would be a nice gesture for Noble to refuse it? We all know Noble will not play another full game, time to step back from the status of Captaincy on the pitch imo? ⚒⚒⚒.


1.) 27 Jan 2021 20:08:09
Absolutely Rice should hand over the armband. This is not even a debate. Noble is club captain. Noble will run that dressing room. Being a captain is more than playing your part on the pitch.

2.) 28 Jan 2021 08:10:04
Not for me! ⚒⚒⚒.

3.) 28 Jan 2021 10:54:11
I think it’s between the two of them and I think it’s a very respectful gesture that doesn’t affect what happens on the pitch, so it’s ok with me.



26 Jan 2021 20:24:19
OMG JW has scored for B'mouth tonight😂🤣he will want to ram that down WH's throat😂🤣👋🏻👋🏻👋🏻👋🏻But it is against Crawley Jack even if they did beat Leeds😂🤣⚒⚒⚒.


1.) 26 Jan 2021 21:03:21
And we are 4th in the Premier League after letting him go 🤣 good luck to him and let him say what he wants but scoring against Crawley isn’t running the midfield against Manchester United.



26 Jan 2021 17:09:10
No Randolph on the bench tonight, that's worrying, hope he's not involved in any transfers in this window? ⚒⚒⚒⚒.


1.) 26 Jan 2021 18:45:34
He got injured pre match against Doncaster probably still out.



20 Jan 2021 11:34:38
Rules are rules we all know that, but it baffles me how in the FA cup you can pick a changed side from normal selections, therefore potentially influencing a result but won't get questioned?
It probably suits the FA to query this to actually show the media there are still people alive that work for that gravy train!
Was Sam deliberately being mischievous to cause problems, he could have had Snoddy on the bench and not used him, citing a small tweak happening in the Wolves game? How many Managers do this when an International is due and don't want a player injured for the next few League games? ⚒⚒⚒.


1.) 20 Jan 2021 15:24:13
I’m sure it has happened many times before. There could not have been a written clause in the contract about it because it would have made the transfer void. It would have to have been verbal.

This means BFS was not contractually restricted in his team selection and could have chosen Snoddy. Had he done so, by definition, West Ham would have had no recourse.

2.) 20 Jan 2021 20:48:13
In the FA Cup didn't Wigan or someone (apologies to Wigan if it wasn't them) get in trouble a few years ago for picking a changed side for a league match before an FA Cup Final?

I doubt they wrote the clause into any contract, it was possibly said verbally, or perhaps even offered by WBA as a way to get the deal through sooner, who knows? But agree this type of discussions probably happen from time to time, Sam, and other managers, should not open their mouth about transfer deals as they aren't lawyers and sometimes just say stupid things.



16 Jan 2021 08:15:30
We need to be on our game today, Sean Dyche's side always put in a good shift, he won't tolerate slackers! I really like the type of players he has, I think their league position defies their ability? There are at least a couple up front for Burnley I wouldn't mind with us!
DM has now turned us into a side of grafters and he is certainly putting his Mark on the team, just need a good strong hustler and runner up front, hopefully we still get a signing on board this month! I would still prefer a UK experienced player rather than another that cannot take the pace of the PL. we've already made two huge mistakes in Haller and Anderson, hope we don't do it again? ⚒⚒⚒⚒.


1.) 16 Jan 2021 12:02:15
I think we can match anyone for graft now we seem to do it at the right times aswell when to sit deep when to press. Its effective let's hope we can create plenty get an early goal and open the game up.

Really want to see more of Odubeko today!

2.) 16 Jan 2021 14:18:06
Line ups as I expected today, good to see Fab back although Randolph did👍👍👍Ogbonna and Dawson will need to keep tight reins on Wood especially and Barnes, Wood very good header of crosses and he’s a hustler, but O and D can handle them👍This is a winnable game for us, can’t let Burnley’s tough side boss us! At least I can watch this live on Amazon👍COYI⚒⚒⚒⚒⚒.

3.) 16 Jan 2021 17:28:45
Evening Chelmsford, hard 3 points today but 4 clean sheets on a row says a lot about the defence.

I am beginning to wonder a bit about Fan though he very rarely comes for balls these days. Watching Pope and how well he intersepted crosses and commanded his area it was a huge difference. Don't get me wrong bit maybe in the Medium term we should be looking for a replacement whether it's a transfer or bringing through one of the juniors Trott or Anang.

4.) 16 Jan 2021 23:09:36
Merc, said some time ago we need to look for a new No1!Keeper👍Feel a bit disloyal saying that as he’s been great for us👍👍⚒⚒⚒.




Chelmsford1944's rumour replies


Click To View This Thread

29 Jan 2021 08:26:54
Just seen this myself on BBC text gossip, definitely feel we should do that, it will give Dawson extra confidence and security as well knowing he’s wanted permanently, that’s a no brainer for me! ⚒⚒⚒.




Click To View This Thread

29 Jan 2021 08:11:16
I love this site for all our varying comments as to how we see certain players, such complete opposite opinions at times, suppose all sites are the same!
It must surely work that the bigger the squad the more beneficial it will be, knowing DM’s choice of players as we have already seen, also he restricted on his budget obviously for signings!
He’s not going to sign another lazy H player that’s for sure, he’s a canny disciplined experienced Jock that will not tolerate slackers or those with no team ethic. Whatever is his choice will do for me, we should know by now all players will have their inadequacies, if they didn’t they wouldn’t be playing for our club⚒Simple! ⚒⚒⚒.




Click To View This Thread

28 Jan 2021 21:02:20
Be really disappointed if we lose Fornals for Lingard, we ain’t gaining anything, how long to get Lingard up to match fitness for a start? ⚒⚒⚒.




Click To View This Thread

28 Jan 2021 16:40:21
Now reading DM now linked with Josh. Maja at Bordeaux🤣He played under DM at Sunderland, my goodness are the journalists now linking him with anybody and everybody that he has coached?
Seems a DM type, not a prolific scorer but very pacey, aggressive and a real grafter apparently! He’s English, 22, London born! ⚒⚒⚒.




Click To View This Thread

27 Jan 2021 19:56:35
Sdl, is it even a decision to sign Dawson so far, he’s been absolutely outstanding from the start? ⚒⚒⚒But odd decision given the finances involved, but Benrahma fee is in instalments as £21m due, so maybe next due season end at option date, whereas Dawson is one off being minimal, would be immediate? So that would pay for Lingard £3m loan fee, or am I 🥃🍺😂up? ⚒⚒⚒.





Chelmsford1944's banter replies


Click To View This Thread

29 Jan 2021 10:40:17
OK I won’t bother to reply then!




Click To View This Thread

28 Jan 2021 11:27:39
Whoever we take a chance on Sdl up front, that’s what it will be a chance? Any player who is performing well in most positions will not be sold in the January window unless their contract has less than the 18 months or so left! As we all know not a good window to do business in unless you are desperate, then you pay the price! ⚒⚒⚒.




Click To View This Thread

28 Jan 2021 10:10:02
Sdl, all I can say mate is, if anybody’s a consistent 20 goal
a season prospect, we ain’t going to get him😂🤣⚒⚒⚒.




Click To View This Thread

28 Jan 2021 08:13:10
Very emphatic answer Ed047👍I wouldn’t have a clue now, so makes no difference to me either way, just have to trust DM but hope he’s not judging him from a number of years back? ⚒⚒⚒.


{Ed047's Note - just not a very good player at all and can’t see what he’d add to your squad to be honest



Click To View This Thread

28 Jan 2021 08:10:04
Not for me! ⚒⚒⚒.