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05 Jul 2020 17:23:48
I reckon there will be a clear out when the season ends. I feel Moyes will sell Anderson and Haller to raise funds. He 'may' get his money back for Haller, but Anderson's value will take a hit.
What does everyone else think?


1.) 05 Jul 2020 18:42:25
I’d like us to give Hugill a try, he was bought by Moyes
Even if we get rid of Haller or not, just give him some
game time, even silva.
Defence is a mess tho, it’s standard we concede 2
every game it seems.

2.) 05 Jul 2020 20:15:32
Sanchez, wilshire, lanzini, haller, Anderson and ajeti should be sold/ released. Cresswell and fredericks worry me at full back so I'd replace them also. We might even have to. look at another goalie but lots to do in a short space of time. Anybody know when the window opens and closes?

3.) 05 Jul 2020 20:29:30
I forgot matsuaku.

4.) 05 Jul 2020 23:36:52
i don't think Haller is strong enough for the Premiership we need a good strong centre forward who has played in the Premiership or Championship someone who gives and takes a knock. Wiltshire i think we are stuck with as who is going to pay the wages he's on when he hasn't played for almost 2 years, perhaps he will come good but i can't see any club paying his wages. The rest i agree with although Cresswells stats were good tonight.
im happy with a draw today although a win would have been better.

5.) 06 Jul 2020 11:35:10
I disagree about Haller. Every game he has played he has won the majority of his headed duels. He is a forward who needs players around him to feed off his knock ons. He also has an excellent career goal-scoring record (just not for us YET. )

I would persevere with him.

As for Anderson, I have become increasingly disillusioned. At times “pretty, ” but almost invariably ineffective. He is simply too delicate for the physicality of the PL.

Really pleased with our last two results. Bearing in mind the games we’ve got left and the terrible current form of our relegation rivals, we bl**dy well should stay up!

6.) 06 Jul 2020 14:18:08
Markro, For £45m for Haller, if he can’t adapt to the style of the current manager or the Premiership, then get rid of him! Excuses imo cannot continually be made for a failure and a very expensive one at that! Maybe he did it in Germany, but that’s no good to us, he’s had long enough to adapt! Some will disagree but as arp3768 posted, give Hugill another try, if he can’t hack it, then at least we’ve tried? On all post on here I agree with every player mentioned that they should be got rid of if possible! We should have pursued some over here that can take a bruising, give some out and score goals! We could have tried for Mitrovic, Chris Wood, Ashley Barnes to name 3, maybe not possible but they are grafters and can score goals👍⚒.

7.) 06 Jul 2020 17:51:11
Chelms, each to his own. I don’t think that Moyse wants to move Haller on. I’m also confident that he will come good.

I would again pick the same starting 11 against Burnley, as they have done the business. I’d like to see Haller get a go at some point in the second half.


8.) 06 Jul 2020 19:01:01
Markro, of course mate, we all have our own opinions, 👍 This is what makes these debating sites so interesting and good to contribute to, so hopefully none of us posters should not be able not to disagree with others or get aggressive to another fellow ⚒ fan, after all we are all ⚒ fans👍Some are more tolerant or opinionated (me😂) than others towards players depending on performances! I would not have tolerated what I considered a lazy player, I would consider effort and willingness to run and chase, warriors, more than skill or in choice of players! Examples, Billy Bonds, Julian Dicks, can go on and on but enough said, had a few 🍺🥃🤣⚒⚒⚒⚒.

9.) 06 Jul 2020 19:40:54
I’m with many of you. move Haller on whilst he has value. He has a great touch but too often he is late arriving in the box. Anderson needs to go as well. Hopefully, that would give Moyes £60-70m to spend. I’d keep the rest. You can’t make too many changes. Remember we’ve lost 24 points from winning positions. If we’d converted half in points we’d now have 43 points!

10.) 07 Jul 2020 06:29:19
For me give haller a chance, as was said earlier he’s not really had the service, so yeah for me don’t give up on him yet. Anderson I have backed and backed and backed, but I think it’s time to cash in, I thought Wilshire did well against Chelsea, that guy was one of the best midfielders around before his many injuries I think he has something left to give, I could be wrong I normally am. Lanzini, I love the guy but just isn’t working for him my heart says keep him my head says let go. Noble should be a sub now ready to hand the baton if rice stays. I am going to say it and many may not agree but fornals for me is not right for us he’s too soft misses so many chances, never seems to want to put a challenge in. Cresswell can ping a ball as good as anyone but god if he doesn't read a runner or iff he gives them two yards he’s lost the race, Fredericks looks like he’s not interested when I watch him play so them two I don’t know. But that’s where I am at the moment. If we, when we, if we stay up, there needs to be some sorting out.

11.) 07 Jul 2020 08:13:42
Whitby, just confused why you think let Lanzini go, which actually I agree with, but keep Wilshere! At least Lanzini can run, chase, and contributes I read the Wilshere stats that he has played something like 6 games out of 64 since since being signed! Any Wilshere admirer must still be living in the past 4 years or whatever! Any player can pass a ball, I can’t even remember him doing anything when he came on! But I am totally anti Wilshere I must admit, one massive financial mistake when MP signed him, it was blatantly obvious his injury problems to most except MP, I wonder if he’d invested in him if he had to contribute?

12.) 07 Jul 2020 18:05:49
Why would clear out Haller? He's in his first season, scored some decent goals in a team not setup to play to his strengths. His Whoscored ratings showed he has done good things too.

He's the only time we've properly invested in a striker with a very good record in his prime.

It's far too early to bin him - he needs to adapt for sure but HAS to be worth another season!

13.) 07 Jul 2020 22:10:02
I don’t know Chelms maybe I would just like him to be that player again, I really like lanzini but he hasn’t been the same player since his injury maybe Wilshire is the same, it’s just when I read an interview with Moyes saying that Wilshire is the fittest he’s seen him and he’s playing the best football he’s seen him play, granted it’s In training, your maybe right mate. I don’t really know bud I just want us to stay up then let Moyes makes his mark. He will probably keep everyone I said he rubbish get rid of lol. COYI let’s try and beat Burnley and push some more 👍🏻👍🏻⚒👍🏻👍🏻.

14.) 08 Jul 2020 20:51:54
We can't buy players and get rid after 1 season that's not how football works otherwise we wouldn't have seen HENRY and that terribke footballer chelsea got shot of too early let me think of his name as he wasnt that good . oh yes got it DE BRUYNE not a bad player chelsea released and oh i thought of another one LUKAKU you have to give them another season HALLER AND FIRNALS and if they don't come up trumps get rud as you ain't going to get the money we oaid fir them as they haven't shone YET.

{Ed002's Note - Chelsea sold de Bruyne for a very good profit and for a very good reason.}

15.) 11 Jul 2020 02:24:01
What was the reason ED as I wasnt aware there was a problem only that he couldn't get a start with chelsea my point being ED if you are going to give a player 6 months to adapt in the premier league and you don't then we move him on and IMO it ain't the way I could mention many players that have needed time especially players from abroad could you elaborate on DE BRUYNES problem at chelsea please ED. COYI.

{Ed002's Note - He was young and he was struggling to adapt to life in the UK. That led to a loan to Werder Bremen where he was a lot more comfortable.}



24 Jun 2020 17:47:42
Like many of you I felt Bowen, Rice, Antonio and Fabs did well last night. Think Bowen could be an England player. We need an 18 yard box player. If I were Moyes I'd look at Pukki, man scores goals in a bank average side and is always fit. He won't cost the earth. He maybe 30 years of age but he'd give us 2 years.
We HAVE to beat Norwich, Watford and Villa otherwise we're going down.


1.) 24 Jun 2020 18:57:46
Markwhu, earlier I posted on here I thought we would get a max 11 points from our last 6 games, but we have 7 left, so maybe we could get 14 as I never saw we still had to play Villa? B’mouth are holding on at the moment, so we are now in the bottom 3, but hopefully Wolves will beat them, 🤞certainly tense for the end of the season🤭⚒⚒⚒.

2.) 24 Jun 2020 20:32:16
Good point for Villa tonight, will we get that when we visit Newcastle?

3.) 25 Jun 2020 16:58:24
Not if noble plays. He offers nothing.



20 Jun 2020 23:36:11
Anderson was dreadful. Start Yarmalenko, at least he shoots and is positive in the final third, he'll also get us a goal.

Still feel 3-5-2 would be our solution.

Diop, Ogbonna, Rice

Yarmalenko, Fornals, Noble, Soucek, Antonio

Haller, Bowen

Snodgrass would be my 1st reserve.

We now need warriors, not pussies.


1.) 22 Jun 2020 10:26:10
Might be a bit exposed on the flanks without any full backs!

2.) 23 Jun 2020 09:32:58
Bill, we're exposed with full backs! May as well try and out score what's going in our net.



10 Jun 2020 18:11:18
Good result beating QPR 4-1, shows we are fit and up for the fight.

Ngakia is a snake. 3 games and he feels he should get a 'reported' £20k per week. West Ham should ban him from the club now he's told them he's leaving!


1.) 10 Jun 2020 20:27:29
His head has been turned by a greedy agent, this will not help him in his career, he's has shown NO loyalty what so ever to the club that made him into a professional footballer.
I am sorry he is leaving but its better to throw a rotten egg out of the nest before he contaminants the rest of the team.
You are 100% right Mark.

2.) 11 Jun 2020 10:53:49
Markwhu, looking on our site, can’t see anything about us beating QPR 4-1, I wonder if that match had anything to do with Moyes having another look at Hugill then?

3.) 11 Jun 2020 10:55:38
Sorry just Googled it, should have done that. In the first place🤭🤭.



24 May 2020 06:56:57
Sky reporting we are in for Serhou Guirassy from Amiens. I do hope we are not!
He's 24, played for 5 clubs already, rarely scores and has had quite a few injuries!
We need a fitter stronger forward than this.


1.) 24 May 2020 08:15:21
Morning Mark, we’re not going to be in for anyone yet mate, not until we know what league we’re going to be in.

2.) 25 May 2020 04:13:30
I hope you are correct Steve.

3.) 10 Jun 2020 22:33:25
He sounds like our kinda signing to be fair shocking although I've seen him in action and he's got something defenders hate he's very quick and direct strong in the air just needs to work on his finishing which can be sorted out with proper coaching I understand strikers finishing you are born with but I wouldn't pay more than 10 mill for him and realistically 6 or 7.COYI.




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09 Jul 2020 22:17:05
I looked at our front 2 the night; Antonio and Haller, I then compared it with Burnley's Rodrigues and Woods, and came to the conclusion we'd be in a stronger position with their pairing.


1.) 09 Jul 2020 22:52:59
Came to the wrong conclusion then.

2.) 10 Jul 2020 08:32:53
I tend to agree with Markwhu more with the pairings being effective as I highly rate the Burnley pairing, in fact the whole team! But obviously DM has to work with what he has inherited, but for me Antonio must always be there as long as he is fit!

I think Bowen has been an excellent acquisition and maybe try using him with Ant in the middle, Haller it’s continually said wins balls in the air, but his work rate is abysmal, maybe I would not be so critical if we had paid a Sensible fee of max £15m, that’s not his fault, also Anderson the same apples for me! Its all about opinions as we know! VAR did us a massive favour at B’mouth last night, they must have been sick at losing 2 points🤮big leg up for us though🤞⚒⚒.

3.) 11 Jul 2020 02:12:26
I think we deserved that chelms mate after the VAR decisions we've had lately but the var team needs to brush up on their views on the game as it just isn't good enough what do you think on VAR chelms and ED please. COYI.

{Ed002's Note - I did not want it at all originally. We are now stuck with it but lacking common sense.}

4.) 11 Jul 2020 12:09:09
I make you right if they can't get important decisions that could cost clubs their future in the premier league, they also have tv replays and time in their ivory tower to get them right and they still can't get decisions right, I also like you ED was against it . COYI.



08 Jul 2020 22:37:52
As soon as our best chance fell to Haller I knew he wouldn't score. Taxi for Haller. please!


1.) 09 Jul 2020 06:10:24
Last nights game was a great opportunity missed, it just puts more pressure us to win the next game and that’s when we normally make mistakes and come unstuck.

2.) 09 Jul 2020 07:15:48
Markwhu, well said, Not worth a Taxi, get his own Bike, and yet some posters still saying he’s not getting the service, rubbish! Forget his Eintracht performances, get rid of him and a few others! Even a point at least, but a loss against Burnley has put us in deep trouble, Villa, Watford, Bournemouth will now smell blood, can’t keep saying, we’ll be OK because of our run in now, these others will fight for survival now, our damp squib expensive signings will still not light up! Experiment for goodness sake give others a chance in place of those that are simply consistently underperforming! ⚒⚒👎.

3.) 09 Jul 2020 10:34:36
Watched MOTD highlights this morning, 5 mins of it and impossible to criticise to heavily when they can be misleading! Pope had an inspired performance, but in our defence a few were straight at him, but very good reflex saves, top keeper! Not a Haller fan but his miss came to him after just walking on the pitch, so difficult as he snatched at it and was deflected! Fab had very little chance saving the Rodriguez header, others to blame before him! I would swap the whole of Burnley for our team, the Manager included! No fancy highly paid so called “stars” great hard working side and their stats reflect that! Very unglamorous side by their name, but far superior to us imo. To be honest I didn’t expect much from this game and that’s what we got, nothing! Nervous games to come😮⚒⚒⚒.

{Ed001's Note - would you take Dyche as manager?}

4.) 09 Jul 2020 10:49:28
Ed001, yes I would take Dyche, I fancied him before we took Moyes back and commented this on our site before the rumour on DM returning! No guarantees with any signings or Managers, but impressed by Dyche’s work ethic and attitude from what I read and see on TV.

{Ed001's Note - just wondered as he is considering his future. I like Dyche a lot myself, the only issue with him is the style of play but he has never had a chance to play any other way, so that is merely a slight question mark imo. His man management is excellent and he is well respected and liked (loved even) by players. I would love to see him given the chance to manage at a club with a bit of money for him to spend. At Burnley he took over a team that had to sell their best players to avoid going into admin and he has turned them into a regular Prem team, even though he refused to spend the money from their first stint under him in the Prem on players. Instead he had the club improve its infrastructure and plan for the next 10-15 years! He deserves a shot if anyone does.}

5.) 09 Jul 2020 11:58:48
Ed001 great reply and info, thank you👍Yes I rate him highly on what he has achieved with an unglamorous club! I feel sorry for Moyes as he has been unable to put his complete stamp on the club with his chosen players! He hasn’t had time whereas at least Dyche has had a fair crack of the whip, but still Dyche for me! Thanks again👍.

{Ed001's Note - I would concur with that. Personally if I was a club owner and wanted someone to manage it with a choice between Dyche or Moyes, then I would have no doubt that Dyche would be my choice of the two. Moyes is a few years out of date and had his time at Everton. Dyche is still young and learning but has surpassed Moyes with the results he is getting on little more than a shoestring. The club could barely put a squad together after the chairman's mistake with regards to contracts over the last few weeks, but Dyche is still getting some results.}



02 Jul 2020 07:57:12
VAR was excellent in World Cup, sadly the FA got hold of it and ruined it. Nearly 4 minutes to exam is a joke! Why don't they just go back to the referee making the decision like they did in the World Cup with help from a pitch side monitor.
VAR is ruining our game.
Great result last night. Yamalenko always wants to shoot, and it's something we've needed. Apart from Man Utd, all the remaining games have points in for us.




23 Jun 2020 19:46:01
Anderson dropped. at last.


1.) 23 Jun 2020 20:15:49
Fingers crossed for tonight hoping for a miracle with Frederick's and balbuena back in.

2.) 23 Jun 2020 22:11:00
Gutted for souchec. Noble for me should be a bit part player, he’s off the pace which is expected with his age, whilshire should be in there, fornals needs to go to shooting school, for me he’s not great, a good midfielder or striker would have buried that chance and the wolves one. Feel sorry for Antonio, Bowen been very good. Balbuan for me needs to go he panics and makes so many mistakes and Fredricks just runs and wants to get rid of the ball, we don’t have any creativity apart from rice and Bowen. Lanzini annoys me because like Anderson they seem scared of any contact and won’t put a tackle in. Anderson could be a great player but he’s to soft for this league. I’m worried that we just simply aren't good enough to stay up, and I think we don’t deserve to by the way we play. Moyes set up for a draw and I just don’t understand it. Really trying to keep the faith but I am struggling.

3.) 23 Jun 2020 22:45:54
Those sort of players ie ANDERSON, LANZINI, FORNALS IMO aren't going to go to the trenches for you and I really and truly think we are going to go down and I fear for the club then I really do as all those players and you can include HALLER SOUCHEK aren't going to want to play in the championship full stop. COYI.

4.) 24 Jun 2020 06:33:07
The club got itself in this position by the way it was run and managed. I'm sick of watching crap on that pitch from us where players have no heart and don't perform. If we go down we go down but I think bournemouth and villa have harder schedules remaining. Only problem is I can't see us winning either.

5.) 24 Jun 2020 08:13:52
I thought Rice and Bowen were outstanding last night and Antonio grafted as usual! They were the only 3 that deserve a mention in a predictable match result! We all have our own opinions who the waste of timers are so no point in dwelling on that! I see a maximum of 11points to be achieved in the last remaining 6 games and that’s only if we get the wins against the sides comparable to us!

Depending on others clubs misfortunes as we have done for too many seasons now, it it’s not over until mathematically impossible? Can I possibly suggest non West Ham fans stop making stupid childish comments on this site, those comments are expected from children in the school playground! ⚒⚒⚒⚒.



25 Apr 2020 20:14:10
Is there any truth that the Qatar Royal Family are sniffing round us again? They own the Exel Centre and the neighbouring hotel so there may be some substance.


{Ed002's Note - I would not hold your breath.}




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06 Jul 2020 19:40:54
I’m with many of you. move Haller on whilst he has value. He has a great touch but too often he is late arriving in the box. Anderson needs to go as well. Hopefully, that would give Moyes £60-70m to spend. I’d keep the rest. You can’t make too many changes. Remember we’ve lost 24 points from winning positions. If we’d converted half in points we’d now have 43 points!




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23 Jun 2020 19:50:58
Eddie Howe - no thank you. When he’s spent big at Bournemouth he’s not brought well. Stay with Moyes. If G& S did give him the shove, which I feel would be unjustified, then Pochetino (not sure how you spell his name) is available!




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23 Jun 2020 09:32:58
Bill, we're exposed with full backs! May as well try and out score what's going in our net.




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15 Jun 2020 22:41:00
I fancy us to turn Wolves over, 2-1. We always concede, yet I think Moyes will turn us around. He’ll get us working. HARD. These final 9 games will show us which players care and which one shy away from a battle.




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25 May 2020 04:13:30
I hope you are correct Steve.





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09 Jul 2020 22:12:26
I’d much rather we had Dyche. totally, although I feel it would be incredibly disloyal to Moyes if we shafted him again.




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08 Jul 2020 22:35:51
As soon as the big chance fell to Haller I knew he'd miss. The end.




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07 Jul 2020 14:49:39
Think side will be unchanged until end of season unless injuries dictate. Think Yamalenko and Noble will always be brought off bench with 20 minutes to go. Midfield of Rice, Soucek, Fornals looks pretty solid.




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03 Jul 2020 17:17:17
Jack Butland could be a solid choice. Not long ago he was England’s next No.1 but sustained a knee injury playing for us. Stoke are not financially made of money and a bid of £15-20 million would get him, plus he’d give us a length of service, and he’d want to regain his England place.




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01 Jul 2020 16:56:49
I think tonight has draw written all over it. Moyes is not pragmatic enough to go for a win. I would. He’ll play 4-5-1.

He should go 4-3-3. Fabs, Fredericks, Cresswell, Diop, Ogbonna, Rice, Soucek, Fornals, Yamalenko, Antonio, Bowen,