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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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09 Nov 2021 16:23:53
Very interesting article on DM in the D Mail today about his Managerial career?He is a fitness fanatic apparently and says the fitter they are the better they will play, he has double sessions of training!
Those that don't read the Mail, it's worth getting the article online online?⚒⚒⚒


1.) 09 Nov 2021 18:59:27
Yes had a read - I normally check newsnow website once a day, if you have it set to search on west ham it throws up all the articles in news about them from the UK plus some overseas.
Interesting methods and interesting little snippet on his “failure” at Man U.



30 Oct 2021 18:26:04
I wonder if DM will field a stronger side against Spurs in the next round of the Carabao Cup now it's the quarter finals or at least have them on the bench, Rice/ Antonio? Could have been a worse draw? ⚒⚒⚒⚒.


1.) 30 Oct 2021 18:46:52
Given that there is no game after it till after Christmas he may do. Depends on injuries etc no doubt as always a busy period but presently next game is 6 days later.

2.) 31 Oct 2021 10:52:21
Personally, I think he’ll carry on in the same way. It’s worked against the Mancs, plus it’s good game time for the rest.

3.) 31 Oct 2021 15:22:47
Yes couldn't agree more mark it's an important game given it was highly likely at the bottom of competition list but the quarter final against the spuds may well see a few changes but I reckon on the bench will be the key players to many factors to consider with the hectic Xmas schedule.

4.) 01 Nov 2021 01:59:44
The form and performances from RICE at the moment for me in his position he is the best in the world without doubt and that's not me being a loyal west ham fan. considering he was substituted at H/ T in the Liverpool game at the beginning of the season he is the most improved player as well he looks very happy at west ham and with the club looking like it will be invested in by a very rich and powerful genuine man then why would he leave we rescued his career at Chelsea where he was not doing great and with west ham and declans hard graft we now have the player in his position in the world bar none so let's fight to keep him at WEST HAM UNITED F/ C. COYI.



27 Oct 2021 19:25:53
Just seen the line ups tonight, phew, don't fancy our chances? Think we will be rolled over, But you never know???⚒⚒⚒⚒COYI.


1.) 27 Oct 2021 21:54:04
I was thinking its about time we beat city. Probably would have rather beat them In the league!

2.) 27 Oct 2021 21:56:45
Wow fantastic win???I doubted us tonight looking at our starting 3 up front, but unbelievable win, didn’t see it coming, listened on Talksport, so exciting, atmosphere sounded electric ⚒⚒⚒⚒⚒⚒COYI.

3.) 27 Oct 2021 22:17:46
Well that was satisfying to say the least. Very good win watched the game and thought we played really well. They were probably the better over the 90 minutes but given the talent they have that was never going to be in doubt. But we troubled them a few times and could have snatched the win in normal time, Soucek missing a couple, Yarmolenko shot that got blocked. We defended well and Areola save from Stones header was brilliant. Areola had a great game with a few really good stops. I think we need to make sure Johnson is tied down as he will be the next one some clubs will come sniffing around. He brilliantly dealt with Sterling all match.

4.) 27 Oct 2021 22:25:15
Just waiting to see us get drawn away to Liverpool or Chelsea knowing how the draw seems to work for us.

5.) 27 Oct 2021 22:30:12
Chelmsford, we played very very well mate, we could have and should have won it in the 90 mins. Areola was amazing between the sticks. Five good pens, the place looked bouncing. Could do with an easy draw next round.

6.) 28 Oct 2021 12:04:29
Whitby, my Daughter, her Husband and 3 boys were over there, they said it was unbelievable atmosphere over there, Pity is wasn’t live on TV, I got the highlights on Quest TV Channel at 10.30 last night, listening on Talksport to commentary, penalties were fantastic!

Areola as you say is a great Keeper, made some brilliant saves, will be an excellent replacement for Fab?

The whole team are grafting all the time, what a great ethic DM and staff have instilled in our team, solid at the back each and every one! Thought our attacking options to start was to lightweight to score goals, but as time went on in the 2nd half, I knew he would bring on the regulars up front when he sniffed it may go to penalties.

Fantastic time to be a Hammers fan⚒⚒⚒enjoy it while it lasts, well done all involved⚒⚒⚒⚒⚒COYI.

7.) 28 Oct 2021 20:20:54
Just out of interest Chelmsford are some games in the UK still not on live on any platform? It gets expensive in Australia but everything is covered live PL on Optus Sport, Europa League on Stan Sport, FA Cup on ESPN and EFL Cup on BeIN. Some are packaged up so you can buy them eg ESPN and BeIN on Foxtel (Sky equivalent) . Would no doubt prefer to get to the stadium once in a while but without that do watch every game.

8.) 29 Oct 2021 08:08:55
Sdl, yes there is a lot live on either BT or Sky, in fact we have been on quite a lot lately, but we weren’t on the Carabao Cup game live unfortunately! I have tried streaming on certain games when we’re not live on BT or Sky, but I’m not to clever on the art of streaming?so have to depend on TV highlights after! ⚒⚒⚒⚒⚒COYI.



17 Oct 2021 13:17:26
Everton are our bogey team, but we have a boost with no Calvert Lewis or Richarlison for them today??⚒⚒⚒⚒COYI.


1.) 17 Oct 2021 14:57:20
Absolutely dominated the first half, this would’ve been a perfect game for someone like Lingard, we just can’t seem to finish, frustrating!

2.) 17 Oct 2021 17:01:26
Funny you should say that took the words right out of my mouth.

3.) 17 Oct 2021 21:30:08
Agree with you both, but fortunately for us Oggy gave us the win with a great header. Always frustrating when you dominate so long without capitalising on it! But we were terrific, but Fornals, Benrahma, Bowen need to be getting on the scoresheet more, but a win is a win obviously and away from home even sweeter! ⚒⚒⚒⚒.

4.) 17 Oct 2021 23:05:55
Been our bogey team for years which was all the more frustrating the time DiCanio caught the ball instead of banging home the goal. Good win though, not the prettiest of games, but good nonetheless. Still frustrated with Benrahma, the boy has a good game v Leeds and since I don't think he should be on the pitch. Why wasn't he taken off earlier.

5.) 18 Oct 2021 09:25:12
I was frustrated with Antonio at the end when there was 30 seconds left he ran in towards goal and fluffed it which gave Everton the chance to get up the other end and get a last chance corner, just lucky they didn’t score from it, Antonio should’ve just ran towards the corner rather than put us supporters through that.



13 Oct 2021 17:28:45
Lovely to see Fab given an emotional send off and farewell in his last game for Poland.
Well played Fab, fantastic professional and I am sure just as lovely as a person! ⚒⚒⚒⚒.





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05 Dec 2021 08:47:14
Phew lots of info there Ed?My knowledge of overseas players is zero, at home if available, I rate Ake and did at B’mouth, a big yes for me for Lingard, so that’s the two for me at the moment from home soil, not sure how many more needed?
Fantastic win yesterday from the team and DM, didn’t see that coming, just a shame about the previous dropped points Brighton etc, but we can’t win all our supposed winnable games, that’s what makes our game so interesting! One week head in the clouds then next bought back to reality, great stuff from everybody, not known expectations like this since being a ⚒⚒ fan from the late ‘50’s ? Great to see Bowen reap his reward for the graft he puts in, hope he bangs more in, lovely Penalty from Lanzini, thanks Arthur for the dodgy cross, keep those coming⚒⚒⚒COYI




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01 Nov 2021 11:34:19
Whorya48,?? good to see you back posting, was wondering not seeing you on here for so long if you were OK????⚒⚒⚒⚒.




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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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03 Dec 2021 11:33:20
Good point Stevie?Maybe if the opponent/ defender is behind the attacker, then the overhead kicker is unable to see who’s behind, but that obviously doesn’t apply if the defender is facing his the overhead kicker! But that still doesn’t alter the fact that the Boot is raised and dangerous!
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01 Dec 2021 21:51:26
Agree with both posts, we were abysmal, to many damp squibs up front! Several were anonymous up front, Antonio, Benrahma for me not a PL performer, Bowen grafts but cannot score, same with Fornals!
Hope we get new recruits up front in January if possible or anybody that can score that is available!
Are we feeling affects of to much Football now? ⚒⚒⚒⚒




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28 Nov 2021 15:08:30
Listening on Radio5 Live, Fabianski apparently a bit shaky with his distribution, lucky to get away with the disallowed VAR decision! Hopefully we can still get something, but conditions awful, staff are clearing the pitch before 2nd half start!⚒⚒⚒




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26 Nov 2021 15:09:30
Really good win away from home in Europe, can always be critical somewhere, but a win is all we want whatever way it comes, especially with a lot of non first team choices!

Rapid are no mugs, but this was basically a cruise and almost a training session imo! Some finishing could have been better, but we did what was needed! ⚒⚒⚒⚒




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21 Nov 2021 13:28:50
Haven’t watched the highlights on MOTD and won’t bother, no point watching us play rubbish, different if we lose and play well!
Don’t think Sully will be lobbing out £100k again to get anybody home a day early! ⚒⚒⚒⚒