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14 Mar 2020 17:20:02
Why don't the FA cancel ALL football until 1st June and then play all remaining games then behind closed doors during June/ July/ August. Euro 2020 will be cancelled, so all European leagues could do the same.
Only an idea but it seems a logical one. The new season could start October.


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1.) 15 Mar 2020 07:27:06
That may well happen Markwhu but UK experts say that the peak of the outbreak here will Be June. So probably there will be lots of teams with a number of players missing so they won't be happy playing important games fielding under strength teams.

2.) 24 Mar 2020 13:53:01
Its impossible as even playing behind closed doors its a contact sport and cannot be played with 22 players on the field in June or August. We will be lucky to get a new season in September this year.

3.) 24 Mar 2020 14:17:00
Agreed Bideford👍I honestly am still surprised sport is being discussed at all, most love our sport, but the whole nation and world is at risk at the moment! I don’t wish to make a pessimistic post as we are going to come out of this nightmare sooner rather than later hopefully, but it’s survival at the moment because we haven’t even reached the peak of this nightmare yet apparently? All this s—- about the Olympic Games, Seb Coe as leader of World Athletics should have had the guts at least a week ago to completely abandon them, I wonder why? Sebb Blatter comes to mind! ⚒⚒⚒.



23 Feb 2020 11:47:02
It's been reported we are trying to tie up a deal for forward Serhou Guirassy. I hope it's not true. He's played approximately 150 games in France and scored about 30 goals. Hardly the sort of forward we require at £20-25 million.


1.) 23 Feb 2020 22:04:57
In the premier league or not our main priority next season has got to be to sort the defence out starting with full backs.

2.) 03 Mar 2020 20:23:21
Seems tony cottee is recommending ollie watkins. I really like the look of said benrahma.



26 Jan 2020 08:25:27
We ARE going down. The players have no substance about them. Getting beat by a team that has Gareth Barry, who was an excellent player, yet is now in his late 30s is abysmal.
Is Haller one of the worst forwards we've ever had? Has to be up there.
When we are relegated Haller, Anderson, Rice, Diop and Antonio will be sold. I think the rest will stay. Those going will probably bring in £150m. Give it to DM to invest in the side.
On Friday we were 3/ 1 to be relegated, today 7/ 4, that tells a story. I'm having some of the 7/ 4, the winnings will pay for a nice summer holiday abroad!
ps. Millwall next year! 👍🏻.


1.) 26 Jan 2020 10:46:12
We won’t get 150m for them if we go down it will be less than 100m. Some will hand in transfer requests, some will have relegation clauses that will trigger, and we will be forced to sell as we can’t afford the wages.

2.) 26 Jan 2020 10:58:24
David moyes isn't the man to take west ham forward MARK and I agree with everything bar one and that is HALLER who I think was promised that we are the next big thing and this and that and now we are bang in trouble he's shocked but you don't go from being a top striker in Germany to a bad player in 6 months to a bad player he needs help up front as he's use to playing in a two or three up front and now he's up top on his own with balls pumped up around his throat and I know he's tall but I think he's more than that and wants it on the ground. COYI.

3.) 26 Jan 2020 12:53:09
Sorry whorya I'm with Mark Haller is lazy, he ambles around the 25 yard area and when we do get around the 6 yard box he's too far behind the play. Yesterday the one chance he had he was closed down.

Arguably our best result was away to Chelsea when he didn't play.

This obviously my opinion and I truly wish he would come good I have all my fingers crossed.

4.) 26 Jan 2020 16:35:39
So in 6 months he's gone from a very good striker in GERMANY to useless because west ham ain't playing to his strengths mercerl he is used to playing in a front 3 or 2 and he ain't a big andy carrol just because he's tall doesn't mean he wants it round his throat all the time its about opinions and that's yours but IMO he's a very good player and once again west ham are not playing to his strengths and they are in the 18:19 season he scored 15goals in 29 apps he also made nine assists and was involved in 24 goals them stats was only beaten by LEWANDOWSKI so not too bad if we bought him from the romanian or swiss league i'd be sceltical but that was in the bundesliga we ain't playing to his strengths and he just looks defeated and that's the managing staff to get players mindsets into positive thoughts and I don't see that its also up to him as well. COYI.

5.) 27 Jan 2020 09:33:40
I think Haller has plenty of ability and will be a good Premiership striker in years to come. A shame it won't be with us as we will likely go down, or else if we somehow stay up he will put in a request to leave anyway as he looks like he has had enough. Who can blame him really? He was sold a BS story and even after the first game when we got done 5-0 at home Noble said he told Haller that is as tough as it gets - how wrong he was.



28 Dec 2019 21:14:48
Pellegrini's gone. Whose next; Moyes, Harry, Poch, Rafa?

I'd like Dyche.


1.) 28 Dec 2019 21:21:16
I'd like dyche, but I would love to see di canio and Redknapp come in.

2.) 28 Dec 2019 22:05:08
It looks like Moyes.

3.) 28 Dec 2019 23:14:20
Let’s be honest. Pellegrini should have been ousted 6 weeks ago. There has been nothing to suggest the team was improving at all. I would take Moyes tomorrow. He did I pretty decent job for us before he was ousted.

4.) 28 Dec 2019 23:10:25
I would be disappointed if Moyes got the job.

5.) 29 Dec 2019 09:12:51
Moyes didn't improve the team or make any significant change to the way we played, he just kept a standard formation and had a couple of very fortunate results that made him look better then he was.

What we need going forward is a manager with ambition such as Dyche or Howe or perhaps someone with experience who still has a point to prove like Rafa. Poch would be great as he has both the experience and the ambition, but I can't see us getting him.

6.) 29 Dec 2019 09:36:05
Moyes did improve the team, we started in relegation places and finished in 13th! That’s improvement, whether lucky or not it’s improvement, every manager has to have luck.

7.) 02 Jan 2020 22:07:32
BobbyWHUFC absolutely spot on mate. Let’s not forget he was asked to keep the squad up and given no money to spend in January transfer window. No manager would ha done any better than he did with the same squad of players he HAD to work with.



21 Jul 2019 01:56:52
SKY are reporting we've been offered Aaron Ling from MLS. Anyone heard of him.


1.) 21 Jul 2019 11:09:20
Morning Mark think it's Aaron Long a 26 year old defender playing with the New York redbulls he appears to have been around a bit and has played 76 games for the Red Bulls

Personally would have thought on his experience he wouldn't be up to PL standard but who knows.

2.) 22 Jul 2019 00:48:23
Looked him up - looks good but more importantly, wonder who is leaving? Know reid was considering retiring not that long ago.

3.) 22 Jul 2019 06:50:25
I wouldn’t be disappointed to see both Reid and Ogbonna leave.

In the last couple of friendlies I’ve also noticed Declan Rice has been used as a central defender, perhaps he is being looked at as a “back up” choice to cover Diop and Balbuena with another defensive midfielder sitting in while he covers.

4.) 22 Jul 2019 12:27:20
@die-4, I just posted something similar on the banter page. I think Reid and Oggy are both past it.

Pulgar I believe would be perfect for us him and Rice would make a solid partnership. Ball winner with a great range of passing. Wonder if there is any genuine interest in him? Like you say would also three up Rice to cover CB we wouldn't miss him as much in the middle if we had pulgar as opposed to just Noble and Sanchez as DMs.

5.) 22 Jul 2019 16:49:52
Long is no where near good enough for our squad. Even if its just adding depth. Would much rather us try to develop youth at the back or spend elsewhere. 100% not worth it.

6.) 22 Jul 2019 16:56:27
The talk around Reece Oxford seems to have died down as well. I saw somewhere that maybe he had turned himself around, but this is all guesswork at this stage. I am not a fan of moving your best players around just because they are good enough in other positions. For me, your best players have to specialise in their positions because that is where they will be better than the opposition. Phil Jones is a classic example, he was a great CB as a young kid, but at Man Utd he player more positions than John O'Shea, and not he is average at a few positions rather than great at one.
Interesting that we have not seen Cresswell, Oxford, Holland or Xande Silva in pre-season much.

Oggy did ok last year, but that's all he is, OK.
Reid is on a long contract still, and if he could come back to where he was that would be great. But there are still questions on whether he can play MP's style of game. I'd love him back. Dec would be our best 3rd option at CB still, but that leaves a huge hole at DM where we have nobody who can be even half as good as him.

Pulgar would be a great addition to play as backup or alongside Dec. We NEED a solid player here because if Dec is injured then we really will struggle based on what iv seen of Sanchez. Sanchez is coming back from a very bad injury now, so he might not even be as good as he was before he came to us, and we don't even know what level that was, so it is a risky gamble. Nobes is too slow Personally I am really interested to see where he fits Fornals in, because he looks like a player that plays higher up (like Wilshere and Lanzini) when we need someone with legs next to Dec to give us a balance in CM. I don't know him well enough though, so he may be the answer. Pulgar would be a decent signing for me.

7.) 23 Jul 2019 09:04:58
Xande Silva is recovering from a serious illness.




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14 Mar 2020 17:20:02
Why don't the FA cancel ALL football until 1st June and then play all remaining games then behind closed doors during June/ July/ August. Euro 2020 will be cancelled, so all European leagues could do the same.
Only an idea but it seems a logical one. The new season could start October.


{Ed002's Note - When it comes to it there will be options}

1.) 15 Mar 2020 20:25:42
Only problem with that is getting prepared for next season, players are out of contract and there has to be time off and then pre season.
I personally cannot see this virus peaking until May/ June, this would not allow for remaining games to be played, I would give the title to Liverpool and bring the two teams up idea.
Liverpool’s fans will always know deep down they didn’t actually win the title in a full season and that’s good enough for me.



24 Feb 2020 21:52:53
Antonio was immense up front tonight, defence and midfield not far behind. Fabs had a nightmare game and Haller (I know some of you like him) but he offers nothing.


1.) 24 Feb 2020 22:20:53
Markwhu, only watched 2nd half as I thought we’d get trashed! 😮Fab made a howler unfortunately for Salah’s goal, thought Ogbonna had a good game, agree with Haller comment, he is s—-👎Ant toiled as usual, Bowen could have really made a name for himself and was a little unfortunate with the chip! But we didn’t get shamed tonight and maybe could consider ourselves a little unlucky coming away with nothing? ⚒⚒⚒⚒.

2.) 24 Feb 2020 22:55:45
If we play like that Saturday we’ll muller Southampton.

3.) 25 Feb 2020 07:50:56
One game at a time. Team still needs to be tweaked. I hope we never see matsuaku, yarmolenko or Wilshire again. Keep ngakia at left back. Take noble out and replace with soucek (when fit) . Bowen fir snodgrass.

4.) 27 Feb 2020 01:31:37
That's the problem markwhu we don't perform against the lesser teams only the top clubs and that is lack of attitude and preparation which has to be adressed as it ain't good enough and that's why we are struggling. COYI.

5.) 27 Feb 2020 22:35:37
I agree. If Moyes has any sense he’ll start the same team apart from Fornals in for Soucek.



19 Feb 2020 20:37:38
Is Masuaku the worst player to wear our shirt?


1.) 19 Feb 2020 21:10:23
NOBLE has to retire at least we should retire him he's constantly gave the ball away in dangerous areas and dropping HALLER hasn't been successful given the service he will score goals he needs to be told play on the shoulder of their centre half and look for balls over the top and in the channels and box.

2.) 19 Feb 2020 21:10:31
No. Only because Sanchez just edges it 😂.

3.) 19 Feb 2020 21:11:31
Yep by some stretch of the imagination but he still plays week. in week out. Bowen kn with 10 mins left.

4.) 19 Feb 2020 21:13:56
Why isn't masuaku retired and play fornals on the left.

5.) 19 Feb 2020 21:33:17
Let’s be optimistic here, teams have gone to city and got a bigger pasting than us tonight, I personally wrote this game and Monday off, at least the team showed a bit of fight tonight so we are on the right track.
I’d still use haller and Bowen up front, playing Antonio on his own is a waste as he has no chance and could be used better in midfield.
Noble has to drop out for me, too slow and is getting to be a liability.

6.) 20 Feb 2020 11:13:07
We need Noble, he’s a leader. We played Man City, a world class team. We rode our luck, but maybe luck is changing. The team looked like they were giving 100%, we can all see that. I accept 2-0. If we play like that against teams we should beat, starting with Southampton, then we’ll be alright.

7.) 22 Feb 2020 12:11:51
NEED NOBLE like a hole in the head he's finished and has been for 3 years. COYI.



12 Feb 2020 20:38:31
Vertongan, Lallana and Pedro are all frees in the summer. All 3 would improve our team.


1.) 13 Feb 2020 15:58:55
All good players, but for me:
Vertongen - Ex Spurs, 32 = NO
Lallana - Injuries, lack of pace, 31 = NO
Pedro - 32 = NO
Need players with ambition, who want to prove something. Hopefully, like Bowen will be!

2.) 16 Feb 2020 16:16:27
Just seen 5 mins of FERNANDES corr bkimey he's quick and the other boy spurs signed berwquin looks a player. COYI.

3.) 16 Feb 2020 16:19:09
What's peoples predictions on BOWEN starting at CITY I personally would as I don't believe in throwing in with lions it's a game if football and them getting banned from EUROPE hopefully PEP might think **** it and put all the kids in . COYI.



03 Feb 2020 19:44:30
How's our luck. Man City have 19 shots at goal and lose to Spurs who have 4 shots!
Next Saturday they are going to have the right hump, and whoever plays them will be absolutely murdered. sadly we're the ones to be slaughtered 😢😢😢😢.


1.) 03 Feb 2020 21:09:54
I'd like to see us also play Antonio silva and bowen as front 3 against city.




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08 Feb 2020 20:12:30
Personally, I think G and S have been good for us. What’s has done us is when they make bold statements. They need to reframe from doing this. The person to blame was Pellegrini who spent £200m. I think Moyes will be like Big Sam, a safe pair of hands. This is something we need at the moment. Our squad is incredibly lopsided and needs serious surgery. Buying players like Whilshire and Roberto were ridiculous. We appear to be buying anyone without looking at what we need. Hopefully, the 2 new signings will make a difference. 🤞🙏🏻.




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30 Jan 2020 01:41:30
He’s cost us £60k per week for 2 years!




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27 Jan 2020 22:55:16
Chelmsford I agree. We need warriors now like Noble, Snods, Antonio, Rice. not flakey players who don’t care or are too weak.




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27 Jan 2020 22:50:52
Noble has 2 years left on his contract. Rice plays better with him.




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30 Dec 2019 08:10:47
Moyes will be a safe pair of hands who will get discipline back, obviously something Antonio requires. Papers saying Girond is his target for January, which will help Lanzini, Anderson, Antonio due to his hold up play, plus he’ll be better than Haller.





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23 Mar 2020 23:31:34
I agree with you Bobby. Ogbonna is comfortably HOTY.




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14 Mar 2020 07:56:13
Euro’s won’t happen and they’ll extend season for a month. They’ll also have to do it, otherwise Leeds and WBA will seek legal action.




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27 Feb 2020 22:35:37
I agree. If Moyes has any sense he’ll start the same team apart from Fornals in for Soucek.




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24 Feb 2020 22:55:45
If we play like that Saturday we’ll muller Southampton.




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23 Feb 2020 11:48:25
I agree. Mitrovic was tried and tested.