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28 Feb 2024 22:11:16
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28 Feb 2024 16:08:15
Are there any other golden oldies posting on here like myself, if so what were your first memories of our beloved ⚒'s? My first idol would have been about 1952 ish as an 8 year old taken over with my Dad, Uncle, Cousin, he was a lightning right winger named Harry Hooper, I wanted to be a winger the same😂
Was upset when he was sold to Wolves🤣
Big Ernie Gregory was the Keeper, Bond, Cantwell, Brown, Dick, Keeble, Grice, etc, etc! Then on through the decades!

Before each game they had a small Band in the Centre Circle, then just as the Team made there entrance one of the Band played the Post Horn Gallop on the Hunting Horn,
as ⚒'s made there entrance, I was enthralled as kid of 8ish in 1952, hooked on the Football and the ⚒'s from then on! COYI
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28 Feb 2024 01:14:46
1st post so be gentle eh? 😁
So after watching us play in a way that probably cured insomnia for millions of insomniacs in January and February 2024. Moyes FINALLY gets a win and surprise surprise his loyal disciples at Sky and BT start trotting out the same old bull***t about his tactical brilliance and how we should all be winding our necks in and just thanking our lucky stars that he's made the decision to grace us with his presence! Well here's the thing Neville and Carragher! IF he's so f**king great why have neither of you EVER put his name forward to replace either Klopp or Ten Haag? I'll tell you why shall I? It's because YOU don't want either of your beloved f**king clubs playing in a way that sucks the bl**dy will to live out of you do you? As a fan of 40+ years I've been fortunate to see top class players playing for us and been lucky enough to see the likes of Allison and Greenwood change how the game was even being played! So don't you dare patronise me and thousands of others just like me by smugly telling us that the best we can ever hope for is Moyes's turgid, bland, un-entertaining take on how the game must be played! YES he won us a trophy (for which he should be thanked for) but he's also took an expensively assembled team to Villa and Fulham and conceded 9 goals, overseen a 6-0 drubbing at home to Arsenal, a 5 goal hiding at Anfield in a cup competition that we should be trying our best to win and defeat to lower league opposition in a cup competition that Wigan, Portsmouth and Leicester have somehow managed to win since we last won it 44 years ago!

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28 Feb 2024 04:37:18
Don’t beat about the bush - say what you mean! 👍🏻

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28 Feb 2024 07:07:55
Thought I was being quite tame TBH 😉 Can't be doing with another 2+ years of this dour unimaginative crap that's being served up and passed off as entertainment.

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28 Feb 2024 08:58:26
Welcome to the fold Dicksy1973, well said, you’ re like that unexploded Bomb in Plymouth waiting to go off only you didn’t need towing away and being dumped in the Sea! Yes lots feel the same mate, me similar to you!
Don’t go at all now due to age and travel time etc, only been to 4 games at London Stadium, but watched our beloved ⚒’s from about 1959 after I started work, all home and evening games, but worst performance’s in all that time despite DM’s stats which he is entitled to mention!
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28 Feb 2024 09:17:53
Haven't set foot in the LS after being a ST holder for 30+ years at UP! As for the dross that we've been playing IF that's what some of our fan base think is acceptable I have to question why they even became fans in the first place to be honest 🤔

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28 Feb 2024 10:30:47
Wow Dicksy, I think your re-iterating what a lot of us have already said. Problem is that we need that nice balance of good entertaining football with a manager that wants to win games rather than set the team up not to lose. We;ve shown we can play good football when let off the leash, so why does Moyes persist with his defensive tactics? I tell you why, because he knows nothing else! Don;t credit MOYES with anything that went on at the LS on Monday night against Brentford. They are currently a poor team, lacking confidence and it showed. Take nothing away from the boys (Not MOYES), they had to earn it. On whole its what we want to see. Attacking football. Why does everybody love to watch Brazilian teams of the past? because they entertain.

All we want is a manager that will embrace that

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28 Feb 2024 17:58:37
“It doesn’t take a genius to realise it’s going to come to a head in the summer. Steidten and Moyes won’t both be at West Ham next season, I think that’s fair to say.”

David Moyes does not want a Technical Director overseeing what he does and things have come to a head

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27 Feb 2024 03:11:56
Big Sam Alladice wonce asked the west ham way wHAT IS THAT well at 74 years old i will now tell him its football like last night, good attacking football WIN or Loose last night was a plessure to watch, 2 teams playing footaball that supporters love to watch Win or Loose, either team could have won and i'm sure every WH supporter loved to see what a joy it was, wH could have lost and Brenford could have won and imm sure both sets of Supporters enjoyed the ent=rtainment its been a long time sice I've herd WH surporters talking about how well we played

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27 Feb 2024 03:31:37
Couldn’t have put it better John. A pleasure to watch.

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27 Feb 2024 07:30:33
I couldn;t agree more guys and therein lies the rub. We as fans want to be entertained and last night it was worth every penny and we were entertained royally. If we had lost however say 5-4, would we have been happy?

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27 Feb 2024 09:49:31
Maybe not ‘happy’, but certainly satisfied.

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27 Feb 2024 10:34:18
Exactly right I have never understood the argument it's only the result that matters.
If that was the case we might as well stop watching the games and just listen to the result at the end.
On a more worrying note it was no coincidence how paqueta got the whole team playing and if he was to leave he is going to be a huge loss. COYI.

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27 Feb 2024 14:31:03
And by all reports a deal has already been agreed with City. This comes as no surprise as MAN CITY are very good at identifying Key players from Clubs and grabbing them at bargain prices. Just look at Haaland and De bruyne for instance!

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27 Feb 2024 15:19:12
Yeah great entertainment for a change coupled with 3 points as a massive plus👍🤞Never saw the result coming as didn’t a lot of us? That’s what happens DM when you play attacking Football as if you need to be told, its insulting to say that towards a Manager with such vast experience behind him in Management!
I worry when Areola throws it out to Zouma 10 yards out with opposition breathing down his neck, he’s too slow because of his knees!
Delighted for the team as whole, well done Bowen on your first Hat 🎩 Trick and great hedge hammer strike from Emerson worthy of winning any match!
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28 Feb 2024 00:35:52
Is it a contributing fact that SOUTHAMPTONS run of poor performances and results is since DOWNES has been out injured, I understand one player doesn't make a team but these are cold hard facts and he imo has a massive career at WHUFC given the right coach and man manager to guide him forward as some players need this and he definitely will not get this from MOYES that I do know.⚒⚒⚒

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28 Feb 2024 01:32:08
Good win but this wasn't a Brentford who were playing with any confidence was it? I'll wait till 5pm on Saturday to see if we've turned things around and pulled out two positive results in back to back games against another club in relegation trouble.

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26 Feb 2024 19:36:06
Hope Moyes isn't risking Paqueta to save his own skin, if he gets another bad injury we'll be out of europa fast and sliding down the table even faster.

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26 Feb 2024 19:19:51
So, Paqueta is straight back in the starting line-up and Dino is picked in preference to Aguerd. I have a feeling that Lucky Dave's side may well get a win tonight. 🤞🏻

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26 Feb 2024 19:58:01
Marvellous to see the great Ken Brown alongside master magician Trevor Brooking tonight. Over the years I enjoyed being entertained on the terraces at Upton Park by both of them. Thank you lads.

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26 Feb 2024 20:35:43
Right on queue bowen scores twice in the first 7 mins.typical!

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27 Feb 2024 05:56:33
So much for not getting points by playing entertaining football!

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Cheick Doucoure

24 Feb 2024 19:44:45
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new player profile about, Cheick Doucoure

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21 Feb 2024 19:35:32
I must admit that under moyes, Brentford will beat us as will Everton. He will then (if he lasts that long) beat Burnley and save his neck again. Meanwhile we drop like a stone in the league and will be out of the europa league

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22 Feb 2024 21:20:37
Yes but we must be careful what we wish for don't ya know?

What does all this 'be careful what you wish for' bulls**t actually mean anyway?

We, as West Ham fans, are wishing this season for a proper tilt at a European trophy and also by virtue of our final placing in the Premier League, European qualification once again. Neither of which, and I don't care how vociferously the Moyesitas protest to the contrary, is going to happen.

So all of this 'be careful what you wish' for bulldust is just puerile rubbish.

To coin another oft used phrase, 'What's the worst that could happen? ' I'll tell you. Absolutely nothing. We ain't getting relegated, so getting rid of Moyes risks nothing other than the delusional rantings of the Pro Moyes media.

We get rid of Moyes and bring someone else in and we still end up not qualifying for Europe. So what? We ain't going to qualify anyway by KEEPING Moyes, so nothing ventured nothing gained.

By bringing in some fresh blood, maybe at least the quality of the football will improve, players are played in their actual positions and we can perhaps look forward to non dithering transfer windows and constantly being linked to vastly overrated players who are in their 30's and on potty weekly wages.

I've never been as disillusioned as a West Ham fan as I am now. Not even during the days of Macari, Roeder or Grant was I this fed up.

I think the reason for my ire is that we've actually got good players mostly, but by God, Moyes does his absolute best to coach every ounce of talent out of them. THAT'S why I'm so cheesed off with him and his archaic, pragmatic and eye bleedingly boring approach to modern football.

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23 Feb 2024 11:49:23
Stuck between a Rock and a Hard place this season as a West Ham fan being guided by Sullivan and Moyes. I'm fed up of hearing how he is the best and most successful manager West ham have ever had?

Hardly surprising considering it costs £400m and look at the dreadful football now. If he was that good a manager, why can he not motivate the players. Why does always blame all those around him when the buck stops with him?

I'm also sick and tired of this forever "Oh, he has two games to save his neck or he has 4 games to save his neck"!

Lets be real here. Sullivan don;t want to give him a nice big fat golden handshake so he is hanging on as long as possible.

If we get a new manager in now, he has the remainder of the season the season to assess our players and get rid of those he deems not up to the grade in the summer and then get replacements.

However, this is West Ham run by Sullivan and they don;t think like that. Its all about the money which is understandable, however, the money comes from us fans and sponsorships etc and as such, we expect to be entertained. Somebody, please tell me the last time you were royally entertained at a Football match?

Mine was the 4-4 draw between Newcastle and Luton the other week. It was wonderful to watch and then, you watch us puffing and panting around the pitch, doing nothing else, but, puffing and panting.

And now we have Freiburg. if we think that this tie will be the same as the group games then we are dillusional. Freiburg will come flying out the traps and beat us handsomly on current form. OK, we sack MOYES and get a new manager with a new football philosophy but this should have been done already instead of hanging on and on, and maybe, just maybe, we might have had a good run in the EUROPA LEAGUE under a new manager. As things stand and the football (if you can call it that) we play, we are winning nothing

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23 Feb 2024 15:18:27
Seems we've offered moyes a new contract and he is taking his time weighing up his options and he will decide at the end of the season. All this sack talk couldn't be further from the truth of what's actually happening behind the scenes at West ham so Daisy wasn't far wrong!

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23 Feb 2024 16:22:59
Osh,
In which case, it could be my suggestion that Moyes’ contract offer includes performance indicators and handing over transfer responsibility to Tim Steidten, which Moyes is mulling over. I can’t see him accepting those terms, so hopefully he’ll walk.

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23 Feb 2024 16:23:31
If this is true then one million percent SULLY, BRADY need to follow the scotsman out of west ham, I see we have had a great next opponent in FREIBURG which means the way we are playing at the minute I wouldn't be confident of winning but MOYES will 100% walk at the end of the season and I can't wait for the 🤡 to feck off.⚒⚒⚒

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23 Feb 2024 20:01:51
Surely this can’t be true. This sounds like Moyes and the board somehow trying to save face in saying they won’t bow to pressure from the fans and they have secretly asked him to leave at the end of the season but he will walk and make it seem it was his own choice. Just a massive PR EXERCISE.
Because if they offered him a new contract even if only for a year, why on earth would he not sign it? Because once that is signed and we carry on losing they would have to pay another season’s compensation.
Mind you we do have a chairman who makes Arthur Daley and Del Trotter look like reputable businessmen 🙁

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23 Feb 2024 21:57:39
Let's be honest, are we surprised woth this considering how sullivan conducts his business, always looking for the cheapest option unless he is pushed into forking out for the last option?

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24 Feb 2024 06:46:51
Have a guess who scored for LYON yesterday.BENRHAMA so that's FORNALS and BENNY both on the scoresheet for their new clubs, is that a coincidence MOYES no it's because they are allowed to play without being told GET BACK I get you have to sometimes track back but FORNALS wasnt a winger imo he's an 8 or a 10.⚒⚒⚒

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24 Feb 2024 08:49:40
Agree, Such a shame when the shackles are off what some forwards can do, unfortunately it will remain that way until we get an attack minded Manager that knows you need to score goals to win matches!
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24 Feb 2024 12:24:11
Well don't hold your breath everyone because sullivan HAS offered moyes a new contract and this has now been confirmed. Sullivan always likes the easy way out and he is the poison that runs through the veins of this club

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24 Feb 2024 17:52:13
A guy on another website seems to be agreeing with my suggestion that Moyes has been offered a contract which includes performance indicators and more power to Tim Steidten — one Moyes is not happy with. However, if he does not improve the team’s performances over the next few weeks, I think the club WILL pull the plug. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

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25 Feb 2024 13:07:31
Well everybody, its a total shambles. Will they, won't they all season long. Amazing for me how every player recently that's left us has gone on to bigger and better things. Benrahma and Fornals being the latest of which? Does this AGAIN not point the finger at the poor way MOYES manages players?

Coupled with his disdain for the fans? How many more signs does our board (SULLIVAN ACTUALLY) need before they finally see the light.

I've no doubts Brentford will beat us tomorrow night, the question is, how much longer must we suffer this circus?

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25 Feb 2024 15:15:54
I know what you mean Daisy, the whole situation is a farce. And also we are one of a number of clubs chasing Santiago Gimenez in the summer but Feyenoord want in excess of 60m euros. So, in true West ham fashion, this saga will drag on all summer and in the end we will get Peter Crouch on season long loan at £700,000. Ridiculous

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25 Feb 2024 22:00:23
Moyes will more than likely not sign on. Timing also plays in part in this and hopefully Moyes will move on.
This will not unfortunately change much at WH like many posters here would think. We are very much restricted by the owners and FFP. Any new manager coming in would be restricted to financial constraints probably worse this coming window than ever before.
Entertaining football in the prem does come at cost you only have to look at Leeds.
Let’s get behind the team for the remaining games so that we can finish the season on a high.

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26 Feb 2024 12:10:53
Paqueta is back tonight; Phillips banned but may have been dropped anyway (yay) . We can leapfrog Wolves into eighth spot if we win ; more realistically I think even a draw would be good for us, arresting our slide somewhat.

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26 Feb 2024 12:31:11
My worst fear for tonight is that Moyes plays Paqueta, he's not ready and gets injured again. If that happens I worry that we may never see him play for us again.

I mean, I actually feel for Moyes here a bit, talk about damned if you do and damned if you don't.

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26 Feb 2024 14:02:35
Yeah agreed Billy over Paqueta. I hope he don;t rush him back just to save his own neck.

Anyway, it Seems MOYES wants to leave at the end of the Season if TS is boss?

It has now been rumoured that the reason for MOYES hesitancy is because of a stipulation in the small print. The suggestion is that any new deal would be signed as a head coach rather than manager. This would give full power of transfers to director of football Tim Steidten, with Moyes solely responsible for first-team selection and tactics.

Moyes is thought to be unhappy with the terms of the new deal, which would see his power and influence diminished and therefore this is the main reason he wants to wait until the end of the season.

Tony Cottee Meanwhile (West Ham Legend) has come our and is raging at the way the board are behaving over the entire affair and is calling for them to "One way or another" either Sack Moyes or don't but get on with it.

Also, Tim Steidten is apparently scouting out a new FIRST TEAM COACH as he will become know as we do away with the "MANAGER" Title. Things are changing, just too damn slowly

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26 Feb 2024 19:44:37
Disagree with the thinking that a draw would be a good result. At home to a team that's 16th in the League is not now, nor ever should be a game where a draw would be even remotely acceptable.

That said, I don't think we'll have to worry about drawing - Maupay only ever scores against us and Ivan Toney will be licking his lips with the prospect of facing up against Zouma. Hope not, but I'm fearing a long night.

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26 Feb 2024 19:13:50
MOYES will because he doesn't give a feck about west ham or fans only himself the man has a form of sociopathy imo, so don't be suprised if he breaks down tonight he's only playing to make DD look good as why rush him back if your comfortably safe in the league and europe being a little ways to go, no I'm sorry this is DD ego trip full stop.⚒⚒⚒

{Ed002's Note - I don’t think any of that i true.}

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26 Feb 2024 20:10:02
Ahhh what the &^%$ do I know? BRILLIANT start!

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26 Feb 2024 20:16:51
Oh. Maupay. Sigh.

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20 Feb 2024 19:03:27
Nothing happening, is akin to a rudderless ship, it just prolongs the problems, after the next three games, we have Villa, Newcastle and spurs, how many points from those three! I don't want WH to lose any games, irregardless of Moyes being there or not, but I just can't see him sorting this out, he imagines he is the best manager ever, it's a frankly ludicrous, situation, Pro Moyes boys, keep saying that other premiership clubs would grab him, apart from relegation certainties Sheffield Just who would take him? They need to get real, IF MOYES turns this around and gets the team back up the league To sixth and stays there Until seasons end I WILLbe the first to humbly apologise

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21 Feb 2024 00:35:38
Absolutely brilliant video on YouTube from Nick at Claret and Booze: “A Message to Talksport and the MSM From Claret and Booze”. Ten minutes well worth watching. Well done Nick.

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21 Feb 2024 11:28:46
Thomas Tuchel to leave Bayern Munich at end of the season

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

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21 Feb 2024 13:43:57
Daisy,
See rumours. Be interested to see what you think.

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21 Feb 2024 14:15:36
Kib,
What's your source please? There's a rumour that Steidten was in contact with Tuchel when he was in Germany recently, and Tuchel still feels he has something to prove in the Premiership. Personally, I hope he does go to Barca.

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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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24 Feb 2024 15:54:32
Let's get rid of moyes, sullivan and brady first, then rebuild under decent owners who work for the interests of the club and not for themselves. Sick and tired of the way this club is run with our owners always seeking headlines for the wrong reasons. And now, offering moyes a contract extension is ridiculous and its all about saving money!

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20 Feb 2024 02:28:56
Moyes to Celtic? Oh PLEASE! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

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20 Feb 2024 05:36:49
I wonder if Sunderland would consider a return to the stadium of light? I’m willing to give him a lift anywhere if need be. Nah; nobody’s that stupid to have him back, are they? 🙄

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20 Feb 2024 10:18:01
Well, you'd think with the number of "experts" that come to bat for Moyes all the time saying how good of a manager he is, that there would be literally dozens of clubs clamouring to sign him as their very own "Moyesiah".

(The wind whistles, dust swirls and the tumbleweed rolls)

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20 Feb 2024 13:04:19
Hmmmm nasty rumour moyes to celtic? Can't be cause they got Brendan Rodgers?

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20 Feb 2024 14:05:43
Osh,
Apparently, the Celtic fans are not happy with Rogers and their current run of form. Rogers is under pressure to “turn things around”. (Where have we heard that before? ) There’s a rumour going around that Rogers could be looking at the sack.

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20 Feb 2024 15:06:50
Seems our top players are NOW very unhappy with the brand of football being played under moyes? We got to ask why has this come to light now?

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20 Feb 2024 18:02:20
“West Ham shareholder Daniel Kretinsky is rumoured to be unhappy with certain elements in the current running of West Ham, ” Sam Whetstone claims.

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19 Feb 2024 19:32:04
Hello all, long time reader first time posting, Oshee I can't see him leaving now since we've just hired his brother as head of international scouting

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