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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



27 Jun 2020 12:06:41
Will we ever here or read the last of Liverpool being the Premier league winners, I have to say anybody apart from them or ManU and I would be delighted! There are a few teams that get rammed down your throat week in week out, obviously because they are successful clubs, but to me I have long refused to watch any form of TV coverage involving these two teams unless we are playing them, they have monopolised TV coverage far to long for me! I just hope Norwich stick it up ManU today, l hope the underdog can bathe in some glory for a change, come on you Canaries👍👍⚒⚒⚒Rant over, apologies🤣.





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27 Sep 2020 17:06:35
Looks like Rice is in the team tonight 😂🤣😂🤣🤞🤞🤞🤞⚒⚒⚒⚒.




25 Sep 2020 15:46:01
DM is apparently going to give instructions to Irvine from home for the Wolves game, so will DM pick the team as well having not watched training live?
I find that a little odd although I have no idea how Managers and staff operate in absences? Irvine said he will just be the "messenger" would think it's quite decent pay being a "messenger" at WH!
I would regard anything other than a loss on Sunday as a bloody decent result, I rate Wolves as a top 8 side come season end, very good to watch offensively with pace! ⚒⚒⚒⚒.


1.) 25 Sep 2020 23:36:54
No harm in change and experimenting.
Nothings worked so far.

2.) 26 Sep 2020 08:58:27
DiCanio, I can’t see DM experimenting if he’s giving instructions over the phone, that’s why I would have liked to see Irvine in total charge for this game to change the formation, or may DM feel a little wary of Irvine being in control and getting a decent result and performance? ⚒⚒⚒.

3.) 26 Sep 2020 12:53:57
That’s when you pretend the phone cut out and do your own thing.



19 Sep 2020 17:12:07
Would like to se us with a real attacking front line tonight, Antonio, Haller up front,
Yarmalenko and Anderson Both wide and swapping every now and again, Soucek, Rice, Bowen just behind the front 4, 3 across the back line, so a 3, 3, 4, let's get at them, but that's not likely to happen! I think the one target man is useless, definitely 2 as a spearhead with wide wingmen that can provide the crosses but also capable of scoring as well! We know Bowen and Soucek can score so let's really go for it and not sit back! COYI⚒⚒⚒⚒⚒.


1.) 19 Sep 2020 18:58:21
You and I can both dream.

2.) 19 Sep 2020 20:43:27
rubbish again.



14 Sep 2020 08:52:13
I made a point of watching the WBA v Leicester just to see how Diangana adapted to playing against imo a top class PL. club!
I thought he played really well, didn't look out of place, run, chased and he played the full 90 minutes! Much more involved than some of our expensive misfits that are living on past reputations. But all water under the bridge now, hope the board enjoy their £18m shareout😂🤣⚒⚒⚒.




11 Sep 2020 07:26:35
Morning ⚒⚒fans, really looking forward to our first PL game against Newcastle tomorrow! Has anybody got suggestions please for a streaming site? ⚒⚒⚒.


1.) 11 Sep 2020 08:28:43

Totalsportek.com is usually my go to - click on the West Ham Newcastle link, and then it’ll give you a list of different streams. I usually go with CR7 or Weakspell, they’re both usually good!

2.) 11 Sep 2020 09:58:50
TK, thanks for the info mate👍Not to good at Tech stuff, do I get the WH Newcastle link from the WH Official site, if so can I get that as an App on my TV firestick? Thank you👍⚒⚒.

3.) 11 Sep 2020 11:08:53
TK, just got the Totalsportek App on via YouTube, just hope I can get the game on tomorrow👍👍cheers TK will be great if I can do that for most of our games⚒⚒⚒COYI, Thanks again TK👍👍🤞🤞.

4.) 11 Sep 2020 12:48:27
I get to watch in Oz, is it not on in the UK or is it subscription TV only?

5.) 11 Sep 2020 14:59:05
It’s on TV tomorrow night.

6.) 11 Sep 2020 23:07:44
Hopefully it works for you Chelms!

It’s usually bang on with the streams - fingers crossed you’re tuning in to us getting a big win! ⚒⚒.

7.) 12 Sep 2020 08:51:34
TK, thanks mate, yes hope I can get it today, will let you know👍Sdl, yes it’s only subscription here, Sky, BT etc, I am only interested in watching WH, happy to watch other games providing I don’t pay, but don’t want to pay £100 per month to watch bloody Liverpool or ManU! every week!

If there was a guarantee I could watch every game I would happy to pay maybe £80 monthly or so! Trouble is they are either on Sky or BT, so you’d need to subscribe to both! Be happy to stream even if the picture isn’t that clever as long as it’s watchable😂⚒⚒⚒⚒ COYI tonight🤞🤞🤞🤞.

8.) 12 Sep 2020 22:16:44
TK, after lots of frustration I ended up getting the streaming on Vola Sports Firestick👍But a dire performance all round, we were rubbish, long hard season coming👎⚒⚒⚒.




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30 Sep 2020 20:43:39
That will be me👍👍.




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30 Sep 2020 14:02:06
Villa have signed Barkley on a season long loan, what a joke, we should have snapped him up, why are we not making moves For an experienced PL player when he is available Instead of an unproved overseas player




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29 Sep 2020 14:57:43
I know nothing of Coufal, but do we seriously believe we will get any more than an average at best player, with our financial implications? But after Sunday’s performance do we need any more than cover? ⚒⚒⚒.




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27 Sep 2020 21:17:06
What a great all round performance, never saw that coming👍👍⚒⚒⚒.




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27 Sep 2020 19:50:02
Yeh doing great but Fornals off and Yarmelenko on👍👍⚒⚒⚒.





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29 Sep 2020 16:44:07
Markro, you never know although we do really😂To be honest I only do it to set my family up Of 2 lovely daughters and 6 grandchildren if I could. Not much good for me now mate at 76, have a House and mostly all we need, fortunately👍 Not got loadsamoney but enough pensions to get by on👍👍⚒⚒⚒⚒.




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29 Sep 2020 15:23:16
😂🤣Warrington you never know mate🤭you see and hear so much of addictive gambling now, also a lot with the younger generation, but I must have been born old and cautious😂🤣 On the serious side I do know somebody that has a serious gambling habit, but they have had some big, big wins as well🤔🤭I have a gambling habit myself, £3 each week on the Lottery😂🤣, but I don’t think I need to go to Gamblers Anonymous any time soon🤔🤭.




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29 Sep 2020 11:23:07
mercerl, would have been nice👍 but might have done him a favour unless he’s already on that slippery down hill slope of gambling🤭Can be a bit of fun to start with until you put bigger stakes on then lose, then try to recover losses, especially if he’s relatively young which I assume he is👎👎.




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28 Sep 2020 11:49:26
TK, I agree with the Haller comment and I have b been very critical of him on here! Work rate is not so good but if he’s scoring goals it’s unfair not to give him decent a time on the pitch! Hammer Man interesting comment on Masu, maybe worth a try if the situation created it? Think Haller, Anderson, Yarmelenko will be given a start on Wednesday in the Everton Carabao game, with those players to bring in as. apart a second string line up, we could progress in that competition! ⚒⚒⚒.




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28 Sep 2020 07:37:47
No he didn’t, it was a “ it was I don’t want to be here” look to me. Yes Masu had an excellent game, as did all of them! I have always thought he was decent, he is Definitely an attacking wing back, not a defender, very good crosser of the ball👍 The system and the team worked really hard and well last night, Rice also was excellent as was Bowen, Soucek, Ogbonna, Ant worked tirelessly but seems unfair to name names after such a great team effort
Hope we can reproduce that against the Foxes next week, would like to see Yarmelenko given time next week. COYI ⚒⚒⚒⚒⚒.