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29 Jan 2019 16:03:15
Hate speculation and online rumours but just read online Hernandez's agent filmed at our Stadium, only stumbling block is valuation. take anything around the £10m surely, then get rid of his stupid £140k wage burden, he's done nothing, won't do anything, so doesn't even matter surely if we don't replace!


1.) 29 Jan 2019 21:50:51
Sad thing is with Arnie now injured, Gomez not wanting to come, I think JH May be our first choice starter for the coming weeks.

2.) 30 Jan 2019 02:23:32
I mentioned he's a possibility to go he’s taken over the mantle of MR SULK just recently, with Arnie injured better off playing DJU and SILVA up front at least we will get some movement and honesty. IRONMIKE.

3.) 30 Jan 2019 03:50:09
Agreed but can you see that happening? I think we will hold onto JH as the Gomez deal slips away and JH has the backing of MP it seems so would guess he will start him on the weekend.

4.) 30 Jan 2019 09:50:37
any sign of good news regarding players mike? lords knows we need it after that shambles last night.

5.) 30 Jan 2019 10:14:07
What a bloody shambles indeed, WE seem to make one step forward and then two steps back. And Dear Lord have we got some players to shift, it’s a long long list. IRONMIKE.



14 Dec 2018 07:31:42
Great to read Hernandez talking so positively about playing and scoring goals for us, then looking to capitalise on our winning streak against Fulham on Saturday👍⚒ I am quite happy or admit that I have been a massive anti Hernandez critic on here, previously, simply because of his previous lack of enthusiasm and lack of effort on the pitch, no matter what his past statistics on goal scoring said!

But now WOW, completely reversed my opinion now having been given the chance by MP to play from the start in the last few games and scoring some good goals! I don't feel guilty over my previous remarks as to me any player should commit 100% for the sake of the paying fans and for himself👍He says " He. now feels the same excitement putting the WH shirt on and playing as he feels playing for Mexico" 👍👍⚒⚒.


1.) 14 Dec 2018 11:08:21
Everyone is entitled to their opinions Chelms, its great when a player performs well enough to change our minds! let's hope JW does the same, as we all know your thoughts on him. Snodds is a great example, as I am sure all of us wouldn't have complained had he left in the summer. I am sure there are better players out there, but he is a player we can all be proud to see wearing the shirt, much like Nobes. Proper professional.
Chica's career stats always warranted his salary, as he is a proven player who has CONSISTENTLY scored more goals at the top level than anyone we have ever had. I do not begrudge the salary he is on. The fact is he has not done it for us so far, which is why many feel this way about him. HOWEVER, Chica needs a certain style of football to flourish, and that has not been provided by our teams under Slav and Moyes. MP is changing that though, and i really hope that this new style and confidence provides the platform for Chica to really flourish and score lots of goals for us. His effort on the pitch has always been there.

{Ed001's Note - I am confused, how is a player who was, by his own admittance, too fat to play well for more than a year a proper professional? I get Noble is, to a degree anyway, but Snodgrass only has himself to blame for his poor form.}

2.) 14 Dec 2018 14:12:30
He was always that weight and played very well for other teams, those previous managers never required/ told him to loose the weight to perform better, so its a bit unfair to say he was un-professional, he was just never coached properly in order to get even MORE out of him. Turned out that the level he was at was not good enough for West Ham, and eventually a good manager came in (Pellegrini) and told him what he needed to do in order to improve, and he did it when he could have easily thrown his toys out of the pram and left (especially after the owners comments last year) . He is also great at the non-football stuff around the club. IMO that is a great attitude and a proper professional.

3.) 14 Dec 2018 15:20:07
How did this go from Chicha to Snodgrass?

4.) 15 Dec 2018 10:44:25
I, too have been very sceltical about Hernandez, who always seems to react sulkily if things don’t go his way. His turnaround in form is very welcome, though.

Let’s see if the Fulham game is hot or cold for him - if it’s the latter, I’m betting he will be caught offside consistently as he scowls and stares at the ground.

If it’s the former and he bangs in a couple, I’ll take it!

5.) 15 Dec 2018 22:09:43
Make Ed right on this matter totally I know I go on far too much about astronomical wages but to be overweight is mostly his fault and the club for allowing to happen total lack of professionalism and duty to the football club and fans at least he's starting to earn his money and show us die hard SUPPORTERS some effort and commitment to the football club and lastly To CHELMSFORD it one thing to say what you think regarding CHIQUARITO saying you are anti the player but to then admit you may have been slightly wrong is nice to read so well done chelms it's all about opinion this game but to admit you could be wrong is not always forthcoming hope you andon't family are all good mate. COYI.

{Ed001's Note - and, by the way, he was never that weight previously by his own admittance. He has actually come out publicly and said so. I think Nickinho is living in some kind of dream world where Snodgrass was anything but a poor winger, prior to losing weight and improving his fitness. He did have fitness issues and was not training hard enough in the past and was overweight for a footballer, but not to the extent he was recently. The lad has never been a good pro at all. He has never put in the time on the training ground nor looked after himself properly away from the pitch in the past.

Fair play to him for realising it and working on it, but he should have been doing it ten years ago. That is partially on him and partially on previous clubs and managers.}

6.) 17 Dec 2018 09:08:51
Well said Ed, cannot believe the change in him, a player I thought a poor signing and a worse squad player.
Makes you wonder what Allardici and Bilic were doing fitness wise.
On another note, Caroll looked the leanest I have ever seen him on Saturday, reckon MP is working them all very hard, hope it all works well for us.

{Ed001's Note - you have to give a lot of credit to Pellegrini, he has got through to players that other managers couldn't get through to. It is something he has done throughout his career and why he has been at the highest level. It is also good to see him succeed because he is a nice guy.}

7.) 17 Dec 2018 16:50:29
I don't pretend to know Snodders' weight fluctuations prior to West Ham. You can only succeed at the tasks put in front of you, and he had succeeded at all his previous clubs (relative to their level) . When he arrived after Payet's departure, the team as a whole was not performing at all in the wake of the move to the OS and all the negativity surrounding the club. The manager did not have the ability to get a performance out of the team let alone Snods (I say that as a fan of Slav) and our owner was then completely out of order with his public comments which would ruin any player's motivation and commitment. Were it me at my job (regardless of money i was earning), if my manager or CEO made those re-marks publicly I would lose motivation also. He went away to Villa and was once again a success.
You are right, Pellegrini deserves the bulk of the credit for giving him the opportunity again at this level, and the direction on what to do in order to improve his game. But in my personal opinion I do not see the un-professional side to his story, and what he does now for the club is commendable.

{Ed001's Note - if you can't see what is unprofessional about being overweight as a professional athlete then I am wasting my time even talking to you.}

8.) 18 Dec 2018 14:10:49
Not every player is Ronaldo esq when it comes to their own physique, that's precisely why clubs have dieticians and fitness trainers in order to manage their levels so that they can perform to the levels their manager demands. A player's professionalism regards how they look after themselves is therefore dependant on whether they can physically perform to the level their manager demands, and i have highlighted how Snods has looked after himself professionally enough throughout his career to have been successful at all his previous clubs.

He did not put on weight at West Ham United, that was not the reason he did not succeed at first. He came into a team that was performing terribly during a negative period after leaving Upton Park, he was played out of position, and was unforgivably slated publicly by his owner because he could not fill the boots of a world class player in Payet. His comment stated that he lost some condition while at Villa in the Championship, where the physical demands are different. But he was still in good enough physical condition to exceed his managers demands and be one of the best players in that league that season.

He has simply come back to a league that demands more, and to work under a manager who prefers all his technical players to be much leaner than other managers do. You can see it in all of our players this season, they have all gotten leaner, and could all therefore say they were previously "overweight", simply because this manager demands more. Snodds has responded to meet those demands yet again.

Professionalism in any profession is ensuring you are able to perform to the level that meets the demands set out for you by those higher up. Snodgrass imo has done exactly that with regards his condition, and has exceeded it in regards to his non footballing duties at WHU. Just because a player is not as fit as Ronaldo does not mean you question their professionalism.



07 Dec 2018 08:13:56
Apparently MP is interested in Valencia at ManU to replace Zabaletta, another younger oldie to replace another oldie? Not quite sure about that but has been really decent in the past! Also has given Carroll a contract warning that he needs to play more often to win a new contract, well hopefully that's dead in the water! Pity he didn't think to say that to Wilshere before he signed him!


1.) 07 Dec 2018 10:29:00
I see that about Valencia as well Chelmsford, I don't know how long Fredericks is out for but once fit we need to give him a few minutes on the pitch to get him up to speed and give him confidence, I also see Nasri is set to sign on wages believed to be £80-£100k a week, what must Rice be thinking, I would rather get in a couple of loans in January and concentrate on Rice's contract.

2.) 07 Dec 2018 13:23:48
The paramount thing that WH should do is get Rice on a new contract NOW. paying above average wages to has beens does not give a good impression to Rice, he must wonder what is going on around him. If we lose Rice it would be devastating to the supporters.

3.) 07 Dec 2018 14:08:55
Hammer man, it wouldn't just be devastating, I think there would be a bloody riot, you will get banners at home games saying BOARD OUT, and we don't really want all that to start up again, let's hope it is all being sorted out behind the scenes?

4.) 07 Dec 2018 18:11:52
So what can the problem be by not getting Rice on a long term contract. Its about time we were told the truth, or is it just our board being stubborn. It can't be that the club can't afford it as we are paying squad players drastically over the odds.

5.) 07 Dec 2018 20:40:32
As I said above, and playing devils advocate above, maybe it’s his agent and Rice who don’t want to negotiate yet?



29 Nov 2018 09:41:09
Regarding the Rice situation and Sullivan / whoever else is concerned, from an outside point of view, we all want to see progression for our club and gain respectability within the Premiership and are all must be fed up with us continually languishing in the relegation zone! The opinion seems to be "Sullivan is shrewd" yes maybe but everybody has weaknesses and makes mistakes, maybe in the world of porn he was extremely successful, making money he has been successful, but running a football club, maybe not so successful in winning some silverware and gaining respectability!

We have become easy touches for wasting money on huge wages, that's not shrewd look at Levy at Spurs, now he is what I call shrewd, fantastic Manager, great players, great football, I am now thinking the board has given Pellegrini to much control in desperation for success, I would simply not give anybody that much control if I had invested tens of £millions, that's not shrewd in my opinion! your employee can walk away without a worry in the world with their bank stuffed with £millions for being a failure! I hope by the end of the season I am proved wrong on all accounts!




16 sep 2018 18:10:27
well hands up to you boys that predicted s win and i said no chance, well done to you👍👍 so i know f-- all😂😂😂 what a magnificent performance, yarmelenko, arnie, anderson, great👍👍 noble ran his socks off along with every man in the team, now for chelsea and manu⚒⚒⚒⚒coyi.





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15 May 2019 19:28:25
Welbeck and Cahill possible free signings, any comments?


1.) 15 May 2019 19:35:48
I think the less said to the better really not the direction we should be going.

2.) 16 May 2019 08:28:55
Wouldn't mind Wellbeck on a free - pay as you play deal because of injuries? Year contract to see if can stay fit? Then not tied up on another Carrol situation, and great coup if stays fit.

3.) 18 May 2019 14:51:31
Can’t see Chico leaving because of his wages and we would want to recoup part of the 16 million we paid out for him and he only has 12 months on his contract . we are all ready hearing rumors of a 35 mill budget plus what we bring in transfer wise I wouldn’t like to speculate on who could go or who could be promoted from the youngsters if MP feels Cullen Holland Johnson are to step up and I always felt musaka sitting front cresseell worked well. it would be nice to see Anderson as a no 10.



04 May 2019 08:13:09
Not a fan of ladies football too much, but will watch our ladies in the final today on BBC and wish them all the best, might see some of them to take the the places of Arnie and Wilshere🤣😂 COYI Ladies👍👍⚒⚒.


1.) 04 May 2019 10:00:12
Me too mate. My daughter is 2 1/ 2 loves watching WH so be nice to show her us actually something (hopefully)

2.) 04 May 2019 14:22:11
Glen, lovely for her, best time of your life mate when your children are young, enjoy your children, I have 6 G/ children so I enjoy them, my Daughters are 47 and 44 now👍👍 but are big Hammers fans still👍👍⚒⚒⚒.



20 Apr 2019 20:03:44
Tonight Saturday 20 April BBC1 11.45pm " Britain's youngest Football Boss" It's the son of D. Sullivan who's the boss of WH women's team, team talk might be interesting🤣😂 Think MP should be looking over his shoulder🤣😂⚒⚒⚒.




19 Apr 2019 07:46:46
I see Tammy Abrahams wants to return to Chelsea from his loan at A. Villa, could we do any qorse than have a go for him if he were available? He's a goal scorer, been player of the season for Villa, aged 21, 6.3 tall, great target man and can score goals, London born lad! Good experience with Chelsea, Bristol City, Swansea, Villa, get away from the players abroad and pensioners for a change, we should at least be looking at him?


1.) 19 Apr 2019 10:53:09
Couldn't do any worse than our current lot. Young though. I thought we only signed 30+ players.

2.) 19 Apr 2019 11:27:02
Chelsea might not let him leave as they've got a transfer embargo, they can't get anyone in, especially if Hazard leaves as his virtually out of contract.

{Ed002's Note - Putting aside any thoughts of an "embargo", Chelsea has had a very good offer for Tammy Abraham already from another side and will talk to the player at the end of the season.}

3.) 19 Apr 2019 11:39:18
Hammer😂😂yes bang on mate unfortunately with 30plus signings! He’s 21 with decent experience for a younger player, yes of course plenty of others but doubt if he’s going to get many starts at Chelsea but of course you never, we would however baulk at any fee Chelsea put on him I think, as reckon he could be good for the present and future? ⚒⚒⚒.

4.) 19 Apr 2019 12:17:02
Thanks for the info Ed, I don’t keep track of all that intricate stuff, any idea who the offer was from and how much?

{Ed002's Note - Leipzig - I would rather avoid discussing the money.}

5.) 20 Apr 2019 10:35:28
Germany has become a popular destination for young UK players so would not be suprised if he took the opportunity.

6.) 20 Apr 2019 07:36:02
Ed, Thank you, understand👍.

{Ed002's Note - Thanks Chelmsford.

Also, in reply to Jason, you are right and there are a number of German sides looking at the English youngsters in the PL, the Under 23s and the youth sides. Bayer Leverkusen have a declared interest in Ben Cabango of Swansea, Ellis Simms of Everton and a Chelsea youngster. Bayern Munich are one of the sides keeping an eye on Wan-Bissaka and of course Hudson-Odoi. Borussia Dortmund seem to be camped out in England watching your own Declan Rice, Fulham's Matt O'Riley and Ruan Sessegnon, Ellis Simms, Phil Foden of Manchester City and a Chelsea youngster (who is also being watched by Borussia Muenchengladbach. Hoffenheim have eyes for Simms as well and Aaron Connolly of Brighton/Luton. As I said, RBL has already spoken to Chelsea about buying Tammy Abraham and loaning another player whilst Wolfsburg are also keen on Ben Cabango, the Swansea youngster. Clubs with academies of repute, e.g. West Ham and Chelsea, will find scouts from German sides at many of the games. Fortuna Düsseldorf have taken on a director who will make sure they are also well represented in England. The London clubs, such as West Ham, have the benefit of two multi-tiered lower-level clubs that have developed numerous players who have gone on to play at the highest level - Chelsea, Spurs and West Ham have always had a good relationship with one in particular (Senrab) and German sides are attending game there as well.}

7.) 21 Apr 2019 09:15:45
It certainly didn't hurt Kevin Keegan's career ed :) from bits I've picked up on a lot of players find it not difficult to adjust to living there as there are a lot of similarities and the support that the clubs give to them .

{Ed002's Note - Like the Netherlands and Belgium, it is more forgiving than Spain or Italy as culturally it is closer and English is widely spoken. Regardless players must try and integrate by learning the language and getting involved locally where they can - in a similar way players moving to England generally do. Clubs are always supportive.}

8.) 21 Apr 2019 17:49:02
GB at Madrid is a great example of how unforgiving it can be ( if the Spanish press are to believed ) if integration is not seen .



12 Apr 2019 08:18:53
Is it a coincidence that since IronMike has stopped posting on this site it has become very boring and empty, I personally only posted on others comments to either agree or disagree so I am not the most interesting of posters I must admit🤣The usual stalwarts on this site are not communicating much, as like me they probably have little to comment on! As somebody posted previously, we are missing Mikes info whether it was believable or idealistic rumour! So my post says come back Mike providing of course you are well, or this site is in danger of going to the mortuary!


{Ed002's Note - It was nout humour, it was simply nonsense, He is more than welcome to com back with all of his fantasy "bid gone in" rubbish you all seem so keen on.}

1.) 12 Apr 2019 12:08:34
To be honest Chelms, not a lot going on. Even twitter is almost silent about us these days.
Personally think the main focus will be on player sales and feel most of us will find that quite boring?
Rumours I have seen on outs (From back to front)
GK - Adrian (Trott deemed worthy of 1st team)
LB - Masuaku
RB - Zabaleta, Byram (loan)
CB - Oxford, Ogbonna
MC - Obiang
LW/ RW - No one yet
SC - Perez, Carroll, Arnautovic
A few youngsters to be released as well.

ED002 gave a decent snapshot of players we are interested in/ have no hope/ likely a week or so ago and he is generally on the money.
Can start twitter roundup again if Mike doesn't return but frankly most is rubbish.

{Ed002's Note - I think a lot of effort needs to be made to hang on to Declan Rice.}

2.) 12 Apr 2019 15:27:18
Glen, to be honest my opinion of playing is quite old fashioned due to age factor, players should be versatile up to a point and have a good work rate! Defenders should be able to defend anywhere within reason and forwards should be able to attack and score goals. Football is made too complicated, especially listening to some pundits!
So realistically I know nothing of players abroad unless they have played here, can be complications with settling in or simply cashing in on big Money. Defenders / Midfield, Shelvey, Clyne, Dunk, Duffy, Forwards/ Attack, Mitrovic, Traore, Ashley Barnes, Solly March, Traore. Wood, these to me are proven players in the Premiersnip! As I said I have set myself up to be shot down with my old fashioned train of thought but I think these seem solid players to my knowledge and not paperweight pretenders! So I would have any of them that added up to a £75m spend!

3.) 12 Apr 2019 15:58:48
I'd go all out for Gomez and Che adams. cm I'd go for kessie at Milan or Toulouse lad sangare I think. Get brahimi in on a free and add some youth for lb, i'd also use masarku wide left and move Anderson central to add pace.

4.) 12 Apr 2019 16:28:45
I would personally love to see West Ham go for Kieran Tierney though I suspect he would have bigger clubs chasing him.

5.) 12 Apr 2019 20:24:16
Pellegrini and his coaching staff are taking VAR lessons at the moment from a company called CPC. regards IRONMIKE.

6.) 13 Apr 2019 10:47:01
Lets hope the refs are as well Mike lol lol lol lol I like it now that they announce what it for,




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19 May 2019 15:25:17
Is it Maronovic, bit pissed as had a few Pilsners👍🍺🍺but looked online, bit blurry🤣😂🍺🍺👍⚒⚒⚒.




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17 May 2019 18:02:23
Apparently Mitrovic according to posters on here and Ed has an attitude problem, we don’t want another Arnie, so providing Rondon doesn’t have an attitude he would be my choice of the two!




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17 May 2019 16:50:07
I rate Rondon, would have liked to have seen us make a move for him when he went to Newcastle👍.




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14 May 2019 07:23:33
Glen, Wheelchair as far as I understand is on a 3 year contract, not pay as you play, which makes him imo the worst and most stupid buy ever for us, as everybody knew except MP of his record! I think he is on £90k then £45k when not playing, that’s not good financial business and absolutely unfair to other players that are capable, you can’t live on past glory forever, but he’s doing all right out of it! All he is capable of is 15 minutes when fit, with the odd through ball and flick which some fans think is wonderful when he does it! When I see him run and chase during a full season without his hands on his hips moaning and waving his arms about and going down each time he’s tackled, maybe my opinion will change, needs to pack up smoking as well whilst a professional!




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12 May 2019 08:10:01
i rate Masuaku and always have, great pace and attacking winger, no he can’t defend to well but it’s obvious that’s not he’s strong position but it’s not his fault if that’s where a manager deploys him! He is a worker and grafter and an excellent crosser of the ball, big mistake if we sell him imo!





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18 May 2019 08:25:21
Worrying part with Carroll is, he has just bought Rod Stewart’s ex place in Epping, so he’s planning to stay down South?




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15 May 2019 06:47:36
We wouldn’t get a sniff of Bale, why would he want to join us🤣😂 Under contract until 2022, £600k weekly, if he returned to the Premiership we might get him when he’s about 35 and been crocked for a year then give him a 3 year contract!




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13 May 2019 15:11:24
Actually Ed001 a lot more than daily to be honest, several times a day is no exaggeration👍👍⚒⚒.


{Ed001's Note - I won't complain at that!}



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13 May 2019 07:13:35
Going to be very boring not having the Saturday games to look forward to😴😴 let's hope we some interesting movement both in and out during the close season? Good to read all the usual posters remarks which sadly I log onto daily😂🤣thank you chaps for the input and thank you Ed’s for the updates on what and what’s not happening👍Haven’t seen MOTD yet as we were on to late, but recorded it, great win, seems Ant and Noble were great yesterday, they both seem to have a new lease of life especially Noble👍👍⚒⚒⚒COYI.


{Ed001's Note - personally I am glad you do log in daily, always interesting to read your comments.}



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12 May 2019 14:57:31
Markwhu, make you right with the win prediction, especially as you say with Wembley beckoning next week. It of course it could work the other way with certain players wanting to prove they deserve to be starting as well? Looks a strong line up today for us us up front, so let’s hope to end a winning note👍⚒.