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15 May 2019 12:02:05
Not sure on what your view is guys - But i'm absolutely sick to death of seeing Jonjo Shelvey linked to us. He's not the sort of player we want/ need, awful attitude and temperament. if he was half as good as what he thought he was, he'd be twice as good as he actually is!

There's a long, long list of players i'd like to see in a West Ham shirt before we resort to him. Noble makes him look bang average.


1.) 15 May 2019 15:13:19
I’ve never really got the Shelvey hype either. Benitez is no fool and he let Shelvey wallow out of his first team for ages.

2.) 16 May 2019 00:04:58
Each to there own point of view, but for me I'd say yes to him, he has the range of pass that we miss, the boy can ping the ball about for fun . Unless Jack gets and stays fit then I'd bring him in .

3.) 16 May 2019 08:26:54
Totally agree, Shelvey bad attitude, overrated and inconsistent. If he wasn't a Hammers fan probably never even hear about him. I'd steer clear, unless was a freebie and worth a gamble. But he's not getting into a team fighting relegation for a reason!

4.) 17 May 2019 03:33:33
He was injured for quite a while with a bad injury and took a while to win his place back Because of the emergence of longstaff and form of Hayden he also had ki and diame to compete with.

Papers are linking Hayden with us and many other London clubs as he wants to return south maybe the eds can shed some light on this?

Geordies have been raving about how good shelvey has been since he's got there I'd say this has been his worst season yet because of that injury but he does have a great range of passing, doesn't shirk a tackle can score and create. Take him out of a defensive Benitez side and put him in a possession based Pellegrini side with better players you could see all his qualities, That's what I think anyway.

{Ed001's Note - he actually didn't get back in because he was not training properly. He has a few issues with attitude.}

5.) 17 May 2019 10:08:40
West ham love a challenge ed lol or a waith and stray :)

{Ed001's Note - that's true. If you can get their heads right you can pick up a quality player on the cheap. However Shelvey is not a quality player. He is slow, cumbersome, has an awful temperament and could pick a fight in an empty room. He also has a real problem with concentration, does not work hard in training, injury-prone (another thing the Hammers seem to like in a signing) because of his lifestyle, does not look after himself outside of training, hence his well documented weight issues and will give the ball away with those Hollywood passes of his far more often than they will get through. They do look good in a highlight reel but over 90 minutes he is a liability. He was horrible when we had him at Liverpool and he has regressed since then.}

6.) 17 May 2019 10:12:57
Appreciate the info. I would hope he's quite far down on the list in that position just a case if we can get our first choice targets maybe.

{Ed001's Note - would it not be better to look at an academy player if you can't get anyone better than Shelvey? Sometimes it is better not to buy than just buy anyone!}

7.) 17 May 2019 10:57:27
Agree with Ed, gone are the days when we thought Bowyer and Dier were a calm partnership.

{Ed001's Note - they were certainly entertaining, but usually for the opposition's benefit!}

8.) 17 May 2019 11:01:24
Thanks ed :)

{Ed001's Note - welcome mate.}

9.) 17 May 2019 13:58:12
Well for me Noble is still doing the business and it's a good point you make of promoting from within it's just a case of if they are good enough. We have Cullen, Coventry, Lewis in the youth set up maybe one of those could step and become Nobles long term replacement. Also edi Fernandes returning from loan contrary reports on if he's staying or going.

Ceballos looks like the most exciting player we have been linked to in that position that would be my priority if he would come here.

Kessie also been linked with us and who ever gets Sangare is getting a special player in my opinion .

{Ed001's Note - Hammers have an excellent youth system, may as well use it.}

10.) 17 May 2019 14:31:37
Think it’s old newspaper talk he ain’t for us like Ed said bad attitude doesn’t want to track back and picks up cards regularly.

11.) 20 May 2019 23:26:54
Ed is spot on about SHELVEY. COYI.



11 Jan 2019 23:56:34
Seeing reports Arnie won't be starting due to transfer "speculation"

Listen, I love the guy, absolutely adore him, but you're 29 years old. Either come out and say look boys, we've had a good run and I love the club, but I need to move in the interest of my wife and 2 daughters and earn the money in China (if we were all offered double our current salary, we'd all move, its the way the works works)

Or come out and squash the bull that your browser keeps spouting and commit to the club.

This. "oh I think it's best I don't be named in the squad because of speculation" is shocking. We all know players have the power these days. Address the rumours Arnie and give us an answer. Either way, if you do it the correct way, and you want to move to China to earn the money for your family, I'd like to think the majorly of legit West Ham fans would thank you for your service and the memories and wish you all the best in the future.

Please just go about it the right way.


1.) 12 Jan 2019 03:51:39
I think you have your answer. He wants out if he is suggesting he don't be named because of speculation, otherwise the speculation would mean nothing to him. Not that bothered if he goes if we get the right price.

2.) 12 Jan 2019 09:08:23
The ONLY occasions when he should not be available for the match day squad are injury, or if you are not selected.

Anything else should be breach of contract.

Naive, I know, but that’s how it should be.

3.) 12 Jan 2019 11:34:00
Just seen he’s playing.

4.) 12 Jan 2019 11:35:16
Well he has been named.

5.) 12 Jan 2019 12:02:55
I hope he scores a few and settles down, or scores a hatful and inflates his price if he really wants out.

6.) 13 Jan 2019 08:27:05
Bit of a waste of space wasn't he? Played like a star player on FM who wants a new contract.

7.) 13 Jan 2019 19:55:08
ARNIE performance yesterday spoke volumes of the man behind the mask he's a self centred player we really don't need at our football club and grateful I am of his performances this season it's him who should be grate ful as the club who was willing to take a chance on him when others wouldn't have done and rescuing from a relegation (happened) threatened club and turning him into a C/ F of a high standard and we should be doing EXACTLY WHAT WE ARE TOLD TO DO SO BY NOT HIM BUT HIS BROTHER yeah righty oh my old China it doesn't work like that I'd let him rot in the stiffs but then we are doing ourselves out of a lot of money and we cannot afford such luxurys so just get the deal done as quick as possible and move on . COYI.



10 Jan 2019 19:15:36
The rumour that Pep wants Rice worries me more than the Arnie rumours.


1.) 11 Jan 2019 10:14:12
I called this a while ago! . If Pep comes in i don´t see how Rice could turn it down! . let's be honest he´s going to win pretty much f all with us and a good chance of winning everything with Man City plus he´d be on a min 100k pw straight off the bat! . and for the club a 50-60m bid i think they would accept that!

2.) 11 Jan 2019 10:31:53
Can only hope he decides to stay a year or 2 more with us to increase his experience before he heads off.

3.) 12 Jan 2019 03:54:23
I recall suggesting previously that he wouldn't stay his whole career and some disagreed with my comment. No players for life anymore and even less likely if your not a Champions League team. Glad I grew up in the era of Trevor Brooking and Billy Bonds, my son supports West Ham but his favourite player is Lionel Messi. Don't think he would ever get a West Ham players number on his back sadly.

4.) 12 Jan 2019 09:11:29
MP should tell him now that he is captain next year.

5.) 13 Jan 2019 20:02:42
A move to city isn't the right move for RICE yet but in two years it probably is I remember a young SCOT PARKER who I knew quite well through his father mickey moving to CHELSEA and not getting a game now I know he only moved to triple his earnings and money was the only reason he moved so if I was west ham I'd say gives us your all for 2-3 years and we will broker a big move for you well something along those lines and help you basically you scratch our backs and vice versa. COYI.



05 Jan 2019 10:35:20
Speaking to someone who knows Shelvey's dad - he's saying it's practically a done deal? Any news on this mike?


1.) 05 Jan 2019 11:34:08
It does seem this swap deal rumour involving Carroll is getting stronger.

2.) 05 Jan 2019 12:01:53
IT would be a FANTASTIC deal for WH, WHOEVER would sanction this deal at. NEWCASTLE. Should be taken straight to a Mental House Institution, The only way this could happen is a DELAYED payment for Shelvey until the summer, THEN it’s possible but a straight swap without money would belike WH winning the lottery. IRONMIKE.

3.) 05 Jan 2019 12:10:23
I think that would be a great deal
I like shelvey he could turn out to be our next noble.

4.) 11 Jan 2019 22:01:45
I really can't jump on the SHELVEY bandwagon I've seen him loads of times and he's hardly a game changer if we are going to IMPROVE we have to aim higher than SHELVEY as I think we should and could aim a little higher than him also his liking for a card worries me I'd steer clear even if I'm desperate to get rid of Billy the fish. COYI.



31 Jul 2018 18:57:02
Not sure if anyone else agrees, but the more I watch Snodgrass, the more I'm starting to really like him. nice little assist just now for Martinez.

I honestly think he'll be a very good squad player this season, i'd definitely look to keep hold of him!


1.) 31 Jul 2018 19:35:25
It seems as if MP might agree with you, TK.

2.) 31 Jul 2018 20:52:57
Too slow so can't get past anybody.

3.) 31 Jul 2018 22:24:28
I agree, but he isn't the only player who lacks the pace to take players on, Noble can't either. The key point is whether they can adapt to Pellegrini's one touch football, because if they need too much time on the ball and if their movement off the ball is poor they are going to be a liability. time will tell. There are a few positions, no doubt Pellegrini would like to improve but the finances restict him. I think there will be a few coming and going before the window closes. Hopefully we will see a quality midfielder or two come in and a striker.

4.) 31 Jul 2018 23:02:40
Spot on HAMMERSFAN regarding both devoud of any pace and if you play in midfield you can't be pedestrian. COYI.

5.) 01 Aug 2018 00:20:48
Of course a midfielder can be slow - Pirlo rated as one of the greatest ever and he was very slow! Great player though.
Noble plays fantastic passes as does Snodgrass- Pelle knows his stuff, trust him.

6.) 01 Aug 2018 12:11:11
Pirlo was a free role and a one off noble is great now i know that glen.

7.) 01 Aug 2018 12:11:38
Pirlo wasnt asked to track back.




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17 May 2019 09:02:21
Seen we may be offering Carroll a low basic pay as you play contract - I'm assuming low basic means he'll be on minimum wage then? He'll play 3 games a season, and sit on the medical table for 30k a week (low basic, hilarious)

What is going through the minds of the hierarchy at West Ham - get rid.


1.) 17 May 2019 11:05:19
Newspaper nonsense/ media madness.

It is not true.

He is on his way.

2.) 17 May 2019 12:48:28
Yeah, I don't believe a word of that story either.

3.) 17 May 2019 12:57:36
I really hope you're both right.

4.) 17 May 2019 13:41:12
I was led to believe it was a pay as you play contract. My understanding is that this means if he doesn’t play he gets sod all. From what I picked up bi the media this is to ensure that Andy Carroll stays fit and makes himself available. I think there may be suspicions that when he says he’s injured he may be “over egging” the severity. I just want him gone. End of.

5.) 17 May 2019 14:38:46
I posted this 6 months ago he put his hsr on the market what’s the point in having someone who can barely play 10 games a season. By the time he is march fit he picks up a training ground injury. never on the pitch he doesn’t take of himself.

6.) 17 May 2019 23:44:43
COYI there are no pay as you play contracts in the Premier League and he won’t get one either. You have to pay a basic salary so I’m guessing just newspaper rubbish - or is that I’m hoping.

7.) 18 May 2019 08:25:21
Worrying part with Carroll is, he has just bought Rod Stewart’s ex place in Epping, so he’s planning to stay down South?

8.) 18 May 2019 22:04:25
He could play for free for all I care, the point is he's a waste of a squad place - A place better utilised by signing a player who's capable of playing more than a game or two before succumbing to yet another long term injury.



08 Apr 2019 21:33:53
Fredericks man of the match for me, Balbuena close second.

Nothing has gone right for Anderson tonight, real tough night. Lanzini just isn't the same player, he really needs a pre season I think before he's back to his best.


1.) 08 Apr 2019 21:53:14
Thought Balbuena had a good game, as did Ogbonna. Cresswell needs replacing and Lanzini now needs dropping to the bench. We need a forward. If I were Pellegrini I’d buy Lofus Cheek and Giroud.



08 Apr 2019 16:58:04
Predictions tonight then gents?

I'd like to go with a cheeky 0-1 win, last minute goal by Chicha (he loves scoring against Chelsea)

However, the realist in me is looking more like 2-0 loss.

Ps. Anyone know what's happened to Mike? Haven't seen him post in a very long time.


1.) 08 Apr 2019 17:34:53
I’d be thrilled with a draw, but fear the worst. What’s more important, for me, is to see some effort after the Everton capitulation.

2.) 08 Apr 2019 17:55:04
TKHammer, he and Ed has a few disagreements over comments Mike made, that’s the only reason I can think of?

3.) 08 Apr 2019 18:17:14
5-0 half time pmsl.

4.) 08 Apr 2019 18:43:49
Eh? 😳.

5.) 08 Apr 2019 19:04:40
Diop not starting?



21 Mar 2019 12:58:45
Just seen on sky sports news.

Real Madrid will target Felipe Anderson if they can't get Harzard. uh oh.


1.) 21 Mar 2019 16:22:02
And if hazard gies. Chelsea will come in for him probably.

2.) 21 Mar 2019 16:22:29
It's clear we need a left back. What about that teirny from celtic?

3.) 22 Mar 2019 07:07:27
TKHammer, Anderson has had a slight blip in form lately, wonder if he’s been tapped up by a biggie, when he’s been so prolific and had so much media attention since joining us, will he realistically show any loyalty towards us? I would like to think so, but I fear not somehow unless under MP and whilst with us he is really settled, but he is certainly guaranteed at being one of the first names on the team sheet for every game, which may not be the same at every club!

4.) 22 Mar 2019 09:25:18
MP is very switched on. He will know what’s going on and will plan accordingly. The media likes to rattle cages and to be first with the story, whether it’s complete nonsense or not.

Chelms is right. Unless he’s injured or has a drastic, extended loss of form, he will always be in our starting 11 and that would not be the case in a higher profile side.

5.) 22 Mar 2019 10:30:56
Anderson is inconsistent if he goes to Madrid good luck, can't see it myself but if he does go we have Nasri, lanzini, snoddy and Antonio with diagrana aswell as our attacking midfield which is still pretty potent to be honest.

6.) 22 Mar 2019 13:09:00
Hammerdave - Chelsea won't be able to buy Anderson if Hazard does leave due to their transfer ban.

Would like to think he'll pick his form up and continue playing for us. Most exciting player to watch since Payet!

7.) 22 Mar 2019 22:57:35
Oh yea forgot they've got a ban. Hope he does stay. Looks pretty likely hazard is going. A lot of quality work needed to be done this summer.



29 Jan 2019 21:33:53
Absolute embarrassing

Defensively we are SHOCKING. Absolutely shambolic at the back. Balbuena getting injured has thrown our season, because Ogbonna is ABSOLUTELY HORRENDOUS. Masuaku has shown us again why he isn't a defender, another horror show from him.

Attacking wise - toothless, Anderson too quiet, Antonio the only bloke who looks like he's trying.

Can't take it away from them as wolves are a good side, slick passing, fantastic movement, clinical infront of goal and solid at the back (everything we're not)



1.) 29 Jan 2019 22:24:27
It's ironic that an ALARM CLOCK came between a player scoring 2 against us when he could have been scoring for us. COYI.




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14 Jun 2019 12:41:51
Absolute agree hardcorehammer

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13 Jun 2019 12:43:50
I'd like to think Fornals is more of a replacement for Noble in the long run than Lanzini

Sitting slightly deeper and upping the tempo with the transition from defence to attack with Lanzini sitting behind Arnie

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05 Jun 2019 09:32:40
Why on earth would you want to sign Welbeck? I can't even remember the last time he played for Arsenal he's spent so much time injured. Honestly. have you not learnt your lessons already from signing these injury prone players? Absolute madness, and it's the same with Daniel Sturridge - they're quality players, but we need to steer well clear from them.

Also, just a heads up, the most goals Welbeck has scored in a prem season is 9. so how you've come to the conclusion he'll bang 20 in I have no idea - what you smoking bro, can i have some? lol.




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31 Jan 2019 21:48:48
It seems Batman has agreed terms with Palace. imagine picking Roy Hodgson, I thought Pelle had pulling power haha?




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28 Jan 2019 16:17:03
Welcome back Mike!





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03 Jun 2019 12:01:59
Allows him to go out on loan, be first choice, and play 40 odd games which I think at the moment would be absolutely the best thing for him. I hope thought that Pelle has sat him down and explained this all to him - he's one for the future but needs the game time now which we can't offer.




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17 May 2019 12:57:36
I really hope you're both right.




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15 May 2019 11:57:25
Absolutely agree with everything you've said there.




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18 Apr 2019 10:49:20
All depends which West Ham side turns up!

I'd like to go with 2-1 as well. Hopefully Felipe Anderson keeps up the form he showed at united, and maybe the linesman/ ref will get the decisions right this time!




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22 Mar 2019 13:09:00
Hammerdave - Chelsea won't be able to buy Anderson if Hazard does leave due to their transfer ban.

Would like to think he'll pick his form up and continue playing for us. Most exciting player to watch since Payet!