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17 Aug 2021 16:57:07
According to Manchester News, the EPL website states Jesse Lingard as a West Ham player loan for 2021/ 22 season, just saw this online trawling for WH news?


1.) 17 Aug 2021 17:30:50
Yes, I saw that too. It’s a strange one. I wouldn’t make too much of it.

2.) 17 Aug 2021 18:12:39
Hasn't he only got 1 year left on contract? Makes no sense man u would want to loan, someone being mischievous probably or a simple typo.

3.) 17 Aug 2021 19:35:38
I don't see it happening well not this window anyway
Scored for them tonight.



15 Aug 2021 08:06:30
Imo I think Think we will get Lingard before the window closes? After reading the D Mail interview with J Redknapp there seemed to be innuendos there was a possibility of him coming to us? I think the "10%" chance was another smokescreen from DM.
I definitely don't want to see Bowen used in any deal with the Scousers or anybody, he is DM type of player that grafts in a game so I can't see DM sanctioning that?
Keep what we have at WH, it's not a big squad, but big enough for the PL even if not for Europe, that would take seasons of consistency of top 6 finishing and investing, not 1 season! Can see us getting 3
Points today at the Toonâš’âš’âš’âš’ COYI.


1.) 15 Aug 2021 10:41:12
Pointless us getting in Europe in the first place then wasn't it and shows the true ambition of the club?

2.) 15 Aug 2021 11:13:29
Our squad isn't even bug enough for pl, 1 striker, 3 cbs, not much to talk about when covering Central midfield either.

3.) 15 Aug 2021 11:30:40
Rather a silly statement to make that it’s “pointless getting into Europe” no club plays to lose, if you get to a Euro position in the PL, that’s great, but you can’t magic funds, I think they may be holding back money for Lingard transfer?

4.) 15 Aug 2021 12:01:50
Even with lingard we are still short squad wise, the first team is decent enough but as soon as injuries kick in we will be in trouble, as usual our transfer strategy is ponderous and seems to have no focus on what we need, we will just go for what's left ie what's cheap as clubs couldn't shift elsewhere.

{Ed002's Note - There is also a huge issue with the age of the squad.}

5.) 15 Aug 2021 13:06:16
Chelmsford as always you make very sound and reasonable points but I think we might have to sacrifice the likes of Bowen to be able to increase squad numbers. As mentioned on a previous post I think Bowen is worth Phillips and Origi …. not a bad deal. The only clubs really investing in new players at the moment are those with very rich owners or those that have a commodity to sell (Grealish etc) . I really don’t want us to sell our top commodity, Declan therefore we need to look at other ways to generate funds for deals. In PL terms we are skint, C.V. has hit hard and this will not be a normal transfer window. Areola, Phillips, Origi, Lingard and Rice retained with the loss of Bowen, Andersen and Balbuena would constitute a good window in my book. Any additional loans/ frees on top would be a bonus.

6.) 15 Aug 2021 15:08:39
Lingard and Milenkovic, will sign this month! 😀 Origi possible, 45 million the three!

7.) 15 Aug 2021 15:58:17
Chances of joining HAMMERS this month, lingard 95%, Milenkovic 75%, origi 50%! 😀. What do you think Eds?

{Ed002's Note - I am not going to give percentages but there is interest from elsewhere from Lingard but I suspect there is a good chance WHU will win out. Not so sure about Nikola Milenkovic but keep an eye on Duje Caleta-Car with the lady from Marseille arriving back in England yesterday. Origi is of interest to others but WHU might win out as they are a more attractive option in terms of game time. But the scattergun approach continues.}

8.) 15 Aug 2021 16:39:58
Thanks ed02.

9.) 15 Aug 2021 17:02:10
Thanks Ed 002.

10.) 15 Aug 2021 18:57:42
Bowen is worth more than origi and phillips.

I don't think it would be out of the question for us to sign lingard, origi and either Milenkovic or Zouma. I would be happy with that it would give us attacking options and plenty of cover. I do really like the combination of benrahma fornals and bowen they all give us something a little different and complement each other well but we will need to rotate and both lingard and origi would give us options. Between lanzini fornals noble ad Coventry they can support/ cover rice and soucek.



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? âš’âš’âš’.


{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? âš’âš’âš’.


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? âš’âš’âš’.


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.




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25 Sep 2021 17:09:04
⚒⚒⚒On we roll, fabulous Antonio again, listened on Radio, seems he terrorised the defence most of the game, looking forward to MOTD. Started well with Ant and Benn, bringing saves from the Keeper, then Leeds powered forward after they went ahead and thought if they go 2 up, could be game over? Sounds like a few of our fans got a bit over jubilant when Ant scored in the 90th minute ??⚒⚒⚒COYI.




09 Sep 2021 17:18:36
Does anybody know if our Saturday game at S'oton is on live TV please?


{Ed077's Note - I would think not for UK, seeing that 3 o'clock kickoffs arent shown live on telly.}

1.) 09 Sep 2021 18:22:22
Not for UK Chelms. Plenty of channels around the world will have it. Probably the simplest way would be to go to hammerstv they have a couple of streams on there and it's an easy website to navigate unlike some streaming sites.

2.) 09 Sep 2021 21:36:28
Thanks Iron. Al and Ed, Didn’t realise that no 3.00pm live Saturday KO’s were live on TV. Not to good at streaming sites but will have a go on the Hammerstv as you suggested Al. Let’s hope we can do better than the draw against Palace.

{Ed001's Note - it is to protect the gate of lower league teams.}

3.) 10 Sep 2021 07:38:13
Thanks Ed, Yes makes a lot of sense.

{Ed033's Note - emojis could be working now.}

4.) 10 Sep 2021 13:51:12
Ed, think the first 4 were the thumbs up sign and the last were the WH hammers signs, so yes they were Emojis!

{Ed033's Note - ok thanks.



07 Sep 2021 09:56:47
Antonio subbed after 70 minutes against Panama, apparently not injured though, hope he's fit for the Southampton game after the 10,500 mile journey! Think he could have done better than Bamford against Andorra had he been in the England squad and given another opportunity? âš’âš’âš’âš’âš’.


1.) 08 Sep 2021 10:19:27
As far as Antonio is concerned, Southgate must have believed his boat has sailed, which is why he never got a chance with England. I can understand the desire to play international football - hence Jamaica even though that’s clearly a very poor 2nd best. But what choice did Antonio have?

With his dodgy hammies, the fewer games he plays elsewhere, the better.

He has started the season for us in terrific form.

2.) 13 Sep 2021 00:23:06
So an early example of us having to cope without a CF as nearly all of us on this site warned. actually i do feel vindicated and "told you so" as that's the reality that's come to pass already. Grant.



24 Aug 2021 07:59:00
🎉🎉⚒⚒⚒What a fantastic night and game, all heroes, magnificent forAnt to break the goal scoring record on home soil and what a goal to do it👍Nothing but praise for the whole team and training staff, DM and co are doing a magnificent job, we can enjoy this while it lasts, our best and hardest playing squad for decades, i fear the Euros extra games will take its toll, but we can worry about that when it happens. Awful tackle on Fornals, deserved 2 red cards, tried to justify it on previous challenge as he was falling, load of b----s, he knew what he was doing!, ⚒⚒⚒⚒COYI.




22 Aug 2021 07:54:13
Reading that Declan Rice is unhappy at the £100m price tag put on him effectively pricing him out of a move?

ManC paid that amount for Grealish, so not quite true, also if he is that unhappy, put in a transfer request so that the supporters know how he truly feels, easy! It I suspect if that is true, he doesn't want to look disloyal, but still wants the adoration of the fans, which he may not get if he publicly announces he wants to go!

He should be flattered that WH think that much of him, it's obvious if a club wants to keep a player that's what they will do! âš’âš’âš’âš’.


1.) 23 Aug 2021 09:01:35
It’s all media hype, Chelms. I’m confident he won’t be leaving in what’s left of this window and that gives plenty of time for him and the club to sort out his future as the season progresses.




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22 Sep 2021 14:07:39
George, I wouldn’t argue with that choice, I think left footed players strike a ball better than a right footer? They should take advice from the Keeper, what is the worst type of penalty to face! Keepers always go to ground either way on pen’s, they never jump or dive upwards so the choice is easy, needs practice, hit it high and hard, if you can’t hit it high, at least put your laces through it, not the silly soft side foot! ?⚒⚒⚒⚒.




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16 Sep 2021 08:19:54
I have never rated Benrahma to highly, best I can say about him is, he has contributed more at least than Haller/ Anderson/ Wilshere put together, so that’s not saying much. Yes he has some decent touches, but shouldn’t every player at least do something in a PL club shirt that contributes to a team.
He is definitely not a DM type of player, he needs to work harder and release the ball sooner instead of trying to impress, keep it simple in tight situations, but any player should do that automatically unless they have exceptional ability!
Looking forward as all of us for tonight’s first Euro game.




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08 Sep 2021 08:22:16
Lingard s contract ends in Summer 2022, so his financial worth to them is decreasing rapidly monthly? Unless he is playing hardball with ManU, Yarmo is an absolute drain on resources as you say, so. not to many would be unhappy to see him go even though financially we will take a massive loss, but less than on Anderson?
So surely a move to us would be upmost in his mind, even though he will have lots of offers? He was an instant hero with us, he knows he will be a guaranteed starter in the first team and his relationship with DM and staff would clinch a move to us imo?
If that was the case, the player to move over for him would be Benrahma I think, although he is now coming good, but DM is still not his biggest fan imo, Fornals and Bowen are much more DM type of players, so interesting to see if Lingard really intends to leave ManU? âš’âš’âš’âš’âš’.




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31 Aug 2021 17:01:20
COYI, yeah agree totally👍I have always had faith in DM and his staff, shrewd unassuming man that doesn’t get carried away with doing well, as he knows how quickly it can change!
If he gets another couple in that’s been rumoured, then I hope a certain poster on here feels embarrassed about their previous posts concerning lack of signings etc etc slagging DM and our club off in general! 😂🤣⚒⚒⚒⚒⚒.




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31 Aug 2021 10:15:32
Yes great, let’s hope he settles in and does as well as Soucek and Coufal, that would be amazing👍still feel we’ll be getting another in to help the Antonio out? ⚒⚒⚒⚒.





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22 Sep 2021 22:18:59
AMAZING win tonight lads, never saw that coming⚒⚒⚒All ran their socks, Bowen as well terrific grafter, Kral excellent, think even Yarmelenko managed a bit of a sweat! Should and could have been 4-0, how would that have looked??Bit of a cruel draw next, but at least at home, great save by Areola from Greenwood as soon as he came on, kept us in the game.
A real DM team of grafters performance, fantastic all the boys⚒⚒⚒COYI.




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20 Sep 2021 08:05:28
Imo DM should forget about Noble in the playing and the Captaincy business! He is yesterday’s man, great servant and club man, he still has a big part behind the scenes to play, but that’s all! Rice is the Captain, end of story! MN is not Mr Big at WH, DM is the Manager, Rice is the Captain, treat Rice with respect, he is the future, not Noble!

I think it was undermining Rice as the on the pitch Captain to stroll on and take the ball from him, even if it was DM’s decision, that’s bad management showing a lack of trust in everybody else?
Noble would have puffed his chest out had he scored, but he should have been man enough to admit he shouldn’t be taking it just coming!
Of course it would have been the right decision had he scored, butt he didn’t, so they should both take the flak for the that!
It was a crap penalty, those in easy reach a yard off the ground is easy to save when the Keeper goes the correct way, most Keepers are well over 6 ft so no probs stretching,
Also agree that Areola should now be given the chance of stepping up in place of Fab, not because Fab had a really bad game, but simply because we need a younger number 1 Keeper now, I thought that was the purpose of Areola coming in, he could have stayed at PSG as number 2?

I still rate DM but he needs to be prepared to be more open minded in his thinking of selections and prepare some of the old guard to start stepping down?
Overall I think we played decent against a team that are superior, so no complaints at all otherwise apart from the Noble business, just sort the penalty taker out DM!, ⚒⚒⚒⚒.




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19 Sep 2021 16:12:49
Vlasic was not up to much, Yarmelenko rubbish, bloody mess up at the finish????Zouma had an excellent game, to disappointed to say any more??⚒⚒?.




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17 Sep 2021 08:24:45
Markro, If he does it could work either way for or against them, depending on what Lingard’s attitude might be towards Solskaer or WH?
I thought our performance in Croatia last night was terrific, we badly needed the second goal to kill it off and what a surging run and strike it was from Rice, magnificent!
Bit surprised Areola wasn’t given a game in goal last night, unless he wasn’t fully fit?
We were never in danger of losing, but with a slender 1-0 lead that’s always dodgy! ⚒⚒⚒⚒⚒.




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12 Sep 2021 11:39:18
It’s long been my opinion Ref’s dig out yellow cards stupidly imo, not just because of Antonio’s double! Yes Ant was overzealous throwing the S’oton player to the ground, but that was in frustration, if the Ref had blown up immediately he was all over him, possibly Ant wouldn’t have got a first yellow, warnings first, cards after for both players, no maliciousness involved imo?
As Iron. Al said what a debut for Edouard with Palace, but what a player Zaha still is apart from hit annoyances! For £15m and readily available, I wonder why DM didn’t take a chance, there surely must be underlying reasons? ⚒⚒⚒⚒.