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01 Feb 2024 12:32:30
Benrahma and Cornet out perhaps today and loan for Broja? Get the feeling we have to shift a couple before we bring anyone in. Broja might let Ings go to Celtic. Huge domino-based window I think


1.) 01 Feb 2024 15:42:18
Palace have agreed terms over potential Maxwel Cornet loan but move still hinges on West Ham being able to sign a replacement.which is doubtful. Whispers of ismaila sarr on loan

2.) 01 Feb 2024 18:38:10
The left-side was supposed to be where we need strengthened and we are letting both Benrahma and Fornals go. Let's hope this mystery loan deal doesn't fall through, also gives moyes an excuse to keep pushing paqueta out on the left and keep soucek nd jwp centrally.



27 Aug 2023 19:23:57
That’s Kudus in. Thank you WHUFC.


1.) 27 Aug 2023 19:31:34
Fabulous signing.

2.) 27 Aug 2023 22:05:25
Yes i agree perhaps we could play a little football instead of letting our opponents have 80% of the ball and our 20%, yes it worked but whatever happened to the WH way where we crossed the half way line similar to our opponents. The quality of players we now have deserve to play attacking football its like Big SAM has returned. i do admit it was a great result but is this how we want our team to play because I DONT

3.) 28 Aug 2023 00:50:17
This early in the season I’m well happy with 7 points you can’t buy confidence we have seen the seasons where has gone wrong and players have struggled we ain’t going to play like that every game because every team is set up differently just enjoy the wins

4.) 29 Aug 2023 10:43:54
Kudos to that signing, hallelujah to our start outta the traps too.

5.) 07 Sep 2023 01:17:34
Yes dizzy heights indeed, enjoy all. Who's up next team wise?

6.) 06 Nov 2023 11:26:20
Enjoying our forward line recently



21 Aug 2022 22:58:53
Disappointed with the starting lineup. How many times does Moyes have to lose to Brighton to change it up. I'd rather he played the mid-week team again to throw an unknown in there.

That said 38 SoG and no return shows there's potential but we need points. If we had beaten NF we would have been okay-ish after 3 games.

Looks like we've been figured out. Allow the counter attack to go wide and flood the box with defenders instead.

Hoping we have a 2021-22 Arsenal season now :)


1.) 22 Aug 2022 06:30:41
We don't have an odergaard to run the midfield. Rice has gone awol, soucek is still on holiday leaving nothing. This team is crying out for fofana but I see we are linked with more cbs

2.) 22 Aug 2022 08:20:48
Moyes has got to sort out his starting back 4 and try and stick with it whilst players heal and get fit. Cresswell is past it and currently so is Coufal. Our transfers take far to long. WHY? We need a damn LEFT BACK and we need it now, noiw in a weeks time. Put EMERSON on the left, Johnson on the right and Ogbonna and another in the centre. Drop or Sell SOUCEK, put Vanaken and Rice in front of the back 4, with Traore on the right, Cornet on the left, Seko Fofana in the middle behind Scamacca. That has pace, power and goals all over the place and goals win games. In fact I really like that starting 11 LMAO

3.) 22 Aug 2022 11:35:48
You have pretty much hit the nail on the head here. The problem we (and Moyes) have is the fact that we don't have the players capable of effectively playing in a 4-2-3-1.

As soon as the opposition FBs push up high, our wingers are effectively pinned in our own half leaving us as a 4-5-1 with an isolated striker, then what happens is if our wingers don't track back or the FB's get caught up the pitch, we end up getting overloaded in MF/DF.

Until we get full backs who can bomb up and down the wings, wingers who track back properly, a #10 who can move the ball quickly and the "double pivot" of CMs and CB's actually getting the ball to our own players, Moyes default setting is going to get carved up every single game.

4.) 22 Aug 2022 14:26:46
Benrahma deserves a place in the starting line-up.

5.) 22 Aug 2022 15:17:09
I've got to say that as soon as I saw the starting XI, I knew we'd struggle. Fornals, Antonio and Soucek should never have started. They have been passengers so far and Moyes seems to be devoid of ideas. His answer to liven up the midfield - bring on Lanzini! The manager is getting some things right, but his tactical abilities leave a lot to be desired. Another lacklustre performance completely devoid of ideas. If things don't change soon, we'll be back to Pellegrini days, looking over our shoulders. At the moment there's nothing to see because nobody is behind us!



21 Apr 2022 20:06:27
Ballot for Europa cup final tickets is open. Closes 28th April with draw 6 May so we’ll know whether to accept tickets if you are lucky enough to get some


1.) 23 Apr 2022 18:18:34
The way rashford is going he will end up like DELE ALI fading into a bit part player what a shame and waste of talent he HAS to move from UTD this seasons next window I can't stop dreaming of a 3 man midfield RICE,SOUCEK,BELLINGHAM now before people slaughter me I know he's more than we could dream of I rate him very very highly him and FODEN must start more games for ENGLAND at the world cup.

2.) 24 Apr 2022 11:50:28
Bellingham is top quality already and has plenty of development ahead of him.

Take him in a heartbeat.

3.) 24 Apr 2022 21:35:19
Sure we don't really know all Ten Haag's plans yet. And whom is still featured in them. He needs some rabbits in his hat to reveal in the summer.

4.) 29 Apr 2022 11:52:17
I do not actually care about Man Utd other than to finish higher than them; which is of course then a Hammers' issue

5.) 30 Apr 2022 19:50:57
Hehehe I found link to hammers in that am sure Boleyn' s named ultimately from a region of France hence can mention their elections i'm Passim then.

6.) 03 May 2022 10:21:25
Rubberton, yes and we should pick up Juan Mata on a free IMHO.

7.) 03 May 2022 10:32:06
Huguenot? I think Hainault near West Ham is similar



14 Apr 2022 10:55:32
So we phaff around with Dawson Nunez in January and fail (again) to complete deal at last minute and now Liverpool ManUtd et al are interested at twice the price…
I know I don’t see the deals / terms / everything that goes on in a transfer but didn’t we just run out of time with the Nunez one with Benfica?


1.) 14 Apr 2022 11:13:56
Nunez never waned to join us so irrelevant really.

2.) 14 Apr 2022 12:18:45
Oh I thought it was an almost deal we screwed up.

3.) 15 Apr 2022 00:01:46
All different stories going around about Benfica knocking back the bid, agents not agreeing terms etc. if he wanted to come he would have made it clear to his club and agent. I see he has sacked his agent so wants out of Benfica but would be shocked if he came to us. Shocked but happy as he does look good.

4.) 15 Apr 2022 09:54:40
Haha! Dawson Nunez scored for us from a corner last night.

5.) 15 Apr 2022 12:35:31

6.) 16 Apr 2022 12:26:27
hehehe - Craig!

7.) 16 Apr 2022 12:59:02
BTW apropos of very little - my nickname for him Dogsears' Dawson comes form a 1970s cult tv show about some mad UK scientists. "Bright's Boffins". Hilarious.

8.) 21 Apr 2022 08:33:55
So, it seems we have a bit of a CB crisis with DAWSON the only fit CB that we have and probably the next 4 games being the most crucial of the season. What about bringing young BAPTISTE through? Can we get a defender on loan if he is free agent?
Play Rice at CB or rush OGBONNA back. THoughts anybody?

9.) 21 Apr 2022 12:57:56
Ogbonna will not be fit - otherwise your other suggestions may well be viable runners in the circumstances ; Chelski up in 3 days now.

10.) 26 Apr 2022 15:47:50
P.S. Our central defenders are apparently mending much quicker than supposed; at least with regard to Zouma and Diop. (the latter may be targeted by Ten Haag, but not until summer when hopefully we can do some business for replacements this time). Not much being touted - Phillips of Leeds is at least defensive minded.

11.) 06 May 2022 15:57:21
Cressy's brain still taking a raincheck though. He sorta plays CB sometimes so sorta relevant. I guess.




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21 Jan 2024 11:26:56
Need a win today to consolidate 6th with our game in hand over Tottenham and Man Utd. Pretenders otherwise if we cannot put away the basement team.


1.) 21 Jan 2024 13:46:19
Worried about this game today.

If we can get enough set pieces in good positions then we've a punchers chance of coming away with the 3pts. If we don't, then I'm worried it'll be another Fulham-esque performance. Glass half full Heart says 0-2, glass half empty head says 3-0.

To be honest I wouldn't be too saddened at all if Storm Isha intervenes and the game gets postponed.

Until about the middle of March.

2.) 21 Jan 2024 15:07:18
Ben Brereton diaz scores, typical, considering how many windows we've been looking at him

3.) 21 Jan 2024 15:45:24
Not the greatest performance today (where have we heard that before) but its the result that counts. Just a shame Sheff UTD had no cutting edge



29 Dec 2023 05:46:14
Ogbonna: not get past me you will ?




28 Dec 2023 20:06:36
For those not watching, Paquetá injured in warm up. Not 100% sure whether Fornals in yet but likely


1.) 28 Dec 2023 20:10:14
Ahh nothing highlights a wafer thin squad depth like an injury during the warm up.

2.) 28 Dec 2023 20:10:57
Scratch that, they are risking him

3.) 28 Dec 2023 20:15:38
Well, let's hope he's ok because I'd be really rather miffed should he play for 15 mins and then break down with a season ending affliction.

4.) 28 Dec 2023 20:34:30
Tommy Soucek get in!

Right, only 77 mins + stoppage time to go, dig deep and cling on lads - will be the message that the Moyesiah will be giving to the team.

5.) 28 Dec 2023 20:42:07
Paqueta isn't moving well I'd rather he came off he can't sprint as he's pulling up very gingerly he's just going to do more damage.⚒⚒⚒

6.) 28 Dec 2023 21:26:39
How strong has kudus been in a challenge I think he's adapting very well to the premiership.⚒⚒⚒

7.) 28 Dec 2023 22:14:21
What a win. MOM Moyse. Got tactics totally right.

8.) 28 Dec 2023 22:14:39
Credit where credit’s due. That was an all round professional performance. Well played boys.

9.) 28 Dec 2023 22:16:14
Kudus is as strong as Antonio on the ball, but stays on his feet and scores. Coufal very strong today especially against Nelson. Ogbonna performed well. This team, playing this way works. Much more controlled and positive. Good team spirit, see the response to Mav’s 1st irons goal. Happy New Year all!

10.) 28 Dec 2023 22:25:26
Well, what a performance that was! I was expecting a drubbing tonight but EVERYONE really stepped up. The fears about Oggy and Mavrapanos were happily completely unfounded, fair play to them both, they were excellent.

Struggling for MoM but in my eyes it's between Areola (brilliant) and Alvarez (imperious) but there were so many other good performances I could be being disingenuous to someone else.

You know what, I'm so happy I don't even care that Benny missed agent Dec's penalty.

I know he beat spuds but they're a basket case and not really a top 6 side, so tonight at last, Moyes has finally won away at a genuine top 6 team!

11.) 28 Dec 2023 23:09:16
My MotM was Areola. Some brilliant saves that kept us in it.

12.) 29 Dec 2023 02:15:40
One question that arises after tonight -
Why does Benny take our penalties when his finishing of late has been appalling? With him almost certainly having it on his dancers next month, we’ll need a replacement penalty taker. JWP can put a ball on a sixpence, so he’d be a natural shoe-in.



28 Dec 2023 19:20:19
No Zouma tonight. While I trust our attackers our back line is weak unless Ogbonna has a Yoda of a game.




02 Sep 2023 07:57:59
Is Lingard a free agent? Are we still able to sign him? Probably a better sub than Fornals


{Ed001's Note - yes.}

1.) 02 Sep 2023 13:43:15
Thanks Ed. Appreciated

{Ed001's Note - very welcome.}

2.) 02 Sep 2023 17:16:10
I totally disagree KIB he done nothing for FOREST last season and struggled to make their starting 11 and after turning us down in favour of them basically for money imo we shouldn't be lining his pockets again imo if it happens and FORNALS for me isn't a winger which he's been asked to play for moyes I thought wingers were meant to have pace to go past people and get a cross in something FORNALS hasn't got so I'd keep FORNALS over LINGARD all day long.

3.) 03 Sep 2023 09:37:25
Whorya48 We will end up with both players.
I might be in a minority but, having made many employment decisions in my life and realized after a short while they were the wrong ones, I have sympathy for Lingard and welcome him back if he brings something to the squad. He was attracted to an exciting project, most of us have at some stage in our life, some things work out some don't.

4.) 03 Sep 2023 10:17:04
Not saying get rid of Fornals but if you had both on the bench then who would you bring on for benhrama?
Kudus/mubama for Antonio instead of Ings. A fit Lingard gives us depth with Europe. LW/attacking midfield/False 9. Lingard fits in and my understanding is we offered Lingard more money than NF. Not saying I didn’t feel snubbed too but here are now with no striker signed a free agent false 9 who clicks with Moyes isn’t a bad deal. I’m sure you’d swap Lingard for Ings right (especially wages)?

5.) 03 Sep 2023 11:52:02
For me Lingard over Ings although not a lot between them!

6.) 03 Sep 2023 17:10:51
I’m no fan of Lingard, but I don’t think we should rush to judge him as a player in a Hammers shirt this season before it happens. Who knows, he might be fine in the West Ham set up. After all, I think Danny Ings is a good striker, but for West Ham he’s crap. The opposite could be true for Lingard.

7.) 03 Sep 2023 23:21:35
I wouldn't touch LINGARD period I'm old school he turned us down once tell him to jog on he ain't good enough for forest so whys he good enough for WHUFC.⚒⚒⚒

8.) 03 Sep 2023 23:30:21
Have sympathy for LINGARD he chose FOREST over WEST HAM because of his pocket so tell him to go and get his £120,000 a week or I will fill really sorry for him if he only gets £100,000 poor old JESSE what a difficult life you've had⚒⚒⚒

9.) 04 Sep 2023 11:09:03
I might be mistaken, but I thought West Ham offered Lingard a higher weekly wage than Forest. Anyway, the depth of our squad is the important thing here, and Lingard (as I said, not my favourite person) has previously proved himself in the Moyes set up. Who knows what would happen this time? If we can get him for a reasonable weekly wage, and remember he helps fill the home grown stats, then what have we got to lose? After all, it’s the club that comes first.

10.) 06 Sep 2023 13:24:03
Lingerie would score more goals than Inga for us. Even if the latter is nominally more of a striker. Facts speak louder than nomenclature.

11.) 06 Sep 2023 20:29:03
Addendum to the above; bad guesses by computer on the players names. Not more examples of lame humour by myself.

12.) 07 Sep 2023 00:42:15
Thank Christ for that!

13.) 07 Sep 2023 01:07:18
Cheers ? big ears lol




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21 Feb 2024 22:37:45
African or European?




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04 Jan 2024 19:12:30
Ings + cash for Kilman would be a reasonable deal to for Ogbonna cover




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31 Dec 2023 22:57:33
While I was furious with the lineup for the Carabao Cup and I hate it when we are camped in our own box. The games against Man Utd and Arsenal were good team efforts and felt a bit more positive. Beat Brighton on Tuesday and perhaps were the real deal.

Have been on the fence for a while about Moyes but 2023 has been a successful year for WHUFC so I think Moyes can stay. 6/7 years ago we had maybe 8/11 of a team (remember Roberto) . Now we have about 14/11. The change started with Zouma. Clear some journeymen by summer.

Buy 2 or 3 more class players and play the kids a bit more from the bench (hard for Moyes) but the team are united and with a couple more Tim purchase we build good depth. We need this now as Europe should happen more often.

Saudi money for Aguerd would be good and we need Ings’s wages off the books. I’d keep Benrahma for now but put JWP on pens. Cresswell, Fornals, Ings, Johnson and Aguerd in January and perhaps Antonio /Kehrer in the Summer.

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29 Dec 2023 16:09:01
An out of form Ekitete has to be of more use than a supposedly in form Ings though — especially releasing his wages. Should be all over this as a Kudus stopgap.




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20 May 2023 19:18:20
True, good spot. Still want to send Leeds down though.





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21 Feb 2024 20:09:53
Spanish press via Hammers News

Tuchel had already been linked with Barcelona when speculation was rife over his future at Bayern. It follows Xavi’s announcement that he will leave the Camp Nou this summer.

Now Football Espana reports that Barcelona have shelved any plans to appoint Hansi Flick following Bayern’s Tuchel announcement.

And he is now being widely tipped to take over at Barcelona, putting paid to any West Ham hopes.




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21 Feb 2024 13:41:19
But Barcelona likely destination




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18 Jan 2024 05:06:25
Two simple issues in the Bristol game. The fact we’ve the second oldest squad showed. Run rings round by younger players who may not be as good but were always first to the ball and pressured our geriatrics into errors. Second, our guys didn’t adapt to no VAR. of course Bristol were going to put tackles in. We should have expected that and returned the same when out of sight of three pairs of eyes.




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13 Jan 2024 20:51:19
Softer 4th round draw if we can do the business at Bristol. Lack of ruthlessness when we are 1-0 up has cost a few times.




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07 Jan 2024 17:51:54
Not sure it’s so much obsessed with Mubama rather than anybody but Ings….