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20 Jan 2019 21:58:03
Looking at the various re runs of yesterday's game and in particular the first goal some observation

1 Diop did really well to get back and put the block in unlucky it rebounded straight to Wilson
2 wilsons shot was outstanding
3 Ogbonna turned his back on the shot poor attitude can't imagine that Ginge or even Reed would have done that

Conclusion we need Balbuenna or even Reed back ASAP and we probably need to sign Wilson to stop him scoring against us in future.




19 Jan 2019 19:55:10
Sad performance today sadly shows how much we would miss Arnie have to agree with others on here that Carroll not good enough any more and Hernandez added nothing when he came on

Time to start some more of the youngsters next week against Wimbledon including Costa Silva and maybe Arnie as well rather than making him sit at home.




10 Jan 2019 20:04:40
So Daniel (otherwise known as Rodney) says his Brother Arnie really wants the excitement of playing in China. shows how much of a plonker he really is. his statement to Talk sport says West Ham bought him to save them from relegation. shows how bad his memory is - he was bought at the start of the season, relegation didn't come into it. I would suggest if Arnie wants to be taken seriously, he gets a new agent.

If someone comes in with a serious bid £50 million plus, because that's what a striker would cost to replace him. I say let him go.


1.) 10 Jan 2019 23:02:17
I agree Mercerl. It was stoke who were flirting with relegation. However, if Arnie wants to go, it demonstrates his true motivation - money! His brother is a complete toss and if my brother was my agent and started trying to flog my services to China which is clearly a crap league then I would suggest my brother never had my footballing interests at heart. I’m with you, £50m let him ruin the rest of his career by playing in China. We may not be able to replace him with a better player, but I would bet a pound to a penny we will get somebody more committed.

2.) 12 Jan 2019 09:10:44
Agents continue to throttle the game and inflate prices ludicrously.

I’ve always thought that each country’s PFA should look after the interests of the players and act in an agent/ negotiating capacity.

Pipe dream, I know, but there it is.



17 Dec 2018 23:20:27
reece Oxford wanted by Borusia Man City and now Everton. Am I missing something or are West Ham If those 3 clubs want him he must have something - just hope this isn't another Quinna sotuation.


1.) 18 Dec 2018 21:59:20
Sometimes a player doesn’t fit somewhere but will fit elsewhere, sometimes their attitude doesn’t let them fit anywhere (e. g. Morrison) . I have given up worrying about who we lose as if they are going they are going. Matters more who we bring in.



25 Nov 2018 10:50:42
Before the game yesterday I realistically thought we would be lucky to keep it to a 3-0 city win so want too surprised at 4-0

I think had we taken all our chances this could have been a high scoring drawer Antonio could have had had a hat trick Arnie ce close twice and even Zab could have got on the score sjheet had he shot instead of passing inside the 6 yard box

We now have a run of 8 winnable games only hope that Arnies injury doesn't prevent him playing 100% and with the threat of Carroll coming back we have a bit more of a strike partnership

I actually think we missed Snodgrass yesterday and it is obvious to the 54,000 home supporters that Creswell should always start on front of Arthur

Subs seemed a bit strange but were we going to get 3 goals? Probably not so better to let Carroll recover a bit more and come back fired up for the visit to Newcastle I'm still optimistic of a top 20 finish lol.





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13 Jan 2019 13:05:04
Just watched Antonio on Goals on Sunday and have to say how well he came over - well done.




27 Dec 2018 19:09:10
Just seen the starting line up I'm trying to figure out who's playing where.


1.) 27 Dec 2018 21:47:10
Two great goals from Anderson - really good match given the players missing.

2.) 27 Dec 2018 21:50:01
Was watching with my sons and when Anderson got the ball in a bit of space both times I said to them he will get them. I’m so confident when he has the ball in a bit of space around the box.

3.) 27 Dec 2018 22:58:57
We were the better team and deserved the win. Our passing was generally up there with when we have played our best this season. Rice continues to impress - Moore would have been happy with a game like that.
Diop is a monster (as per the special one) ; interestingly he was up there when Anderson scored his second - brilliant energy.
Diangana was our weakest player and it’s a shame that he wasn’t replaced by Xande, as I’d like to see him get a chance.
Pellegrini continues to show that he knows what he’s doing.

4.) 27 Dec 2018 23:46:31
I've now decided it didn't matter lol.

5.) 28 Dec 2018 02:29:29
Stevie we shouldn't take it but money talks and they are a huge club. I've predicted all season he will get snapped up by psg.



30 Nov 2018 18:10:28
I watched the 2 part documentary this week 'out of their skins' and had forgotten how different things had been.

I have to say that I was disappointed that not one mention of how instrumental Ron Greenwood had been in the 60s and 70s. In 1968 he signed Clyde Best who played over 180 top flight games. In 1972 some 6 years before WBA played 3 colored players he fielded Clive Charles, Clyde Best and a young Ade Coker in a starting 11 that beat Spurs 2 0 Ade scoring in that game in fact although he only played 11 first team games. He Is still fondly remembered by us Hammers old codgers he went on to have a full career in the USA as did Clive Charles

A lot of mention was made of Viv Anderson as the first black England player but not one mention was made of the England manager that played him in that game. Yes you guessed it Ron Greenwood. When asked why he picked Anderson he said 'I don't care if he's yellow, purple or black if he can play football I'll pick him'

Ron Greenwood was a legend far ahead of his time.




04 Nov 2018 15:28:19
Just watched part of Sean Dyche post match interview and he was talking about doangans pen

Really refreshing to hear an opposing manager say it was a pen but because Grady didn't roll around he was ignored.

Dyche point was that referees need to stop giving pens for artistic effort and give them when they're fouls - it's on You tube if you want to have a look.




20 Oct 2018 19:51:04
Was it just me or does anybody else agree that Martin Atkinsons performance today was a disgrace allowing advantage when we had none a blowing up whenever Spurs had a free kick plus lots of other oddities what was the re tandem goal kick all about.


1.) 20 Oct 2018 21:06:02
Atkinson was awful.




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01 Jan 2019 23:22:07
Interesting about the Championship this time last year we were talking about Maddison but were told he wasn't worth the money and he went to Leicester look what's happened their in the end we paid nearly £10M for Hugill he hardly ever came off the bench let alone get a start now at Middlesborough and his hardly setting the world alight

Just shows what poor scouting does for you or is it good scouting but very poor decision making.




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28 Dec 2018 22:18:39
Things just keep getting better I'd make him Captain as Noble starts to get older and less likely to play

As regulars on here know I've been watching him since before he got his first team debut and consider him probably the best prospect we have had since Bobby Moore came through

He will be a 100 capped player for whichever Country he plays for

Well Declan for your prfessionalism.




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24 dec 2018 11:42:33
Yes Mike, echoing Steve's words well done for all you inciteful inputs this is the only West Ham forum site i read and thanks to the eds for all their hard work too.

Merry xmas and a happy new year to you all.




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07 Dec 2018 11:46:07
Thanks for that update Mike I. Really think Rice is the start of another group of youngsters coming through as they did 20 years ago Diangana has proved sometimes you just need to be given the chance really need to tie him down

Any update on the Arnie situation.




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22 Nov 2018 18:57:21
Cheers Mike.





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27 Dec 2018 23:46:31
I've now decided it didn't matter lol.




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09 Dec 2018 21:53:19
Good post Stevie funnily enough in Commiserations Corner after yesterday's game we asked the same question even wondered if we had already seen Arnies last game for us personally I hope not but if a big offer comes and seeing he is out till at least the 10th January it could be a scenario.




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27 Nov 2018 10:54:40
Having been Rice's biggest fan for the last 2 years I would hate to lose him can see him being another Michael Carrick and we all know what happened their

If anyone at the club reads this page I think you all should ask yourselves "why haven't we locked down a new contract" come on guys wise up.




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10 Nov 2018 17:36:53
Totally agree very scrappy game and back to giving away too many balls again. Forwards got to take their chances as well.




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27 Oct 2018 19:33:46
Thought that we played really well for 9 men because Anderson might as well have not been on the pitch Leicester lucky to get the deflection otherwise that would have been a. Brilliant 3 points.