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by hammer1975
Tue Jan 25, 2022 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Isla Caton
Replies: 168
Views: 10368

Re: Isla Caton

I’m sure everyone had a tear in their eye and a lump in their throat when they heard this sad, awful news. Heart goes out to her parents and family who fought so hard (and doesn’t feel like they could have fought any harder) but will no doubt be devastated.

Rest in peace Angel Isla

:heartbreak:
by hammer1975
Mon Jan 24, 2022 9:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: January 2022 Transfer Window
Replies: 10653
Views: 1254892

Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Vienna wrote:
Mon Jan 24, 2022 9:23 pm
Being linked with Sparta Prague CB:-

https://www.westhamzone.com/news/west-h ... id-hancko/
Lol. Called that link on back on November 10th, p.24 of this very thread
by hammer1975
Mon Jan 24, 2022 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stevie Bacon
Replies: 59
Views: 4073

Re: Stevie Bacon

Best wishes Steve,

Could not even guess how many West Ham player photos by Steve from programmes etc brightened my walls when I was younger

by hammer1975
Mon Jan 24, 2022 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: January 2022 Transfer Window
Replies: 10653
Views: 1254892

Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

That website saying we won’t sign anyone actually gives me more confidence that we will.

It’s like Lawro saying we’ll lose
by hammer1975
Sun Jan 23, 2022 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: January 2022 Transfer Window
Replies: 10653
Views: 1254892

Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Last two seasons he scored 15 and 21. Putting that through the £3m a goal calculation - it averages out as 18 goals a year and the price at £54m...only £9m more than Haller but for a bloke who has comfortably outscored Haller in our league Would they play ball at that price? Wages/turnover was 89% ...
by hammer1975
Sun Jan 23, 2022 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: January 2022 Transfer Window
Replies: 10653
Views: 1254892

Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

DCL has played the equivalent of 114 full games in the PL In that spell he has scored 43 and assisted 9. 47% goal involvement per game In the last two and a half seasons he’s played the equivalent of 67 games scoring 32 and one assist. 49% goal involvement per game. Not sure it’s really a purple pat...
by hammer1975
Sun Jan 23, 2022 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Other Games - Gameweek 23
Replies: 211
Views: 8013

Re: Other Games - Gameweek 23

I think ultimately its unconscious bias usually for the bigger clubs. That’s where I’m at. Not helped by the media platform given to those clubs meaning the downside from an officials point of view being far worse if they make a bad decision in one direction. There is not symmetrical coverage or co...
by hammer1975
Sun Jan 23, 2022 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Declan Rice
Replies: 6705
Views: 582717

Re: Declan Rice

I don’t think he ‘wants’ Man Utd - I just think he’s smart enough to say stuff that sounds positive for any of the clubs he could end up at. He’s sounded positive about Chelsea, Liverpool and Man City (not so much Arsenal or Spurs).
by hammer1975
Sun Jan 23, 2022 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Declan Rice
Replies: 6705
Views: 582717

Re: Declan Rice

I think ‘when’ he leaves is out of our control. It’s down to the bidding clubs. I don’t think he’ll demand to leave (although not making Europe will reduce chances of any contract extension massively). It’s all down to when someone puts the money on the table. The chance of that this summer is highe...
by hammer1975
Sun Jan 23, 2022 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: January 2022 Transfer Window
Replies: 10653
Views: 1254892

Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

I’m a big fan of DLC but we won’t pay £60m, he may want a CL club, he’s been injured a bit lately, we won’t pay £60m, besides - didn’t Moshiri invest £100m as equity this week (so do they really need money?). I reckon the budget is max £40m and part of the challenge may be Moyes trying to make that ...
by hammer1975
Sun Jan 23, 2022 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Declan Rice
Replies: 6705
Views: 582717

Re: Declan Rice

When he eventually leaves we will realise how much Rice has compensated for the failings in others in this team and unless we replace those players before he departs don’t be surprised to see us drop like a stone for a season or two. We have the opportunity to use the time we have Declan for, to ha...
by hammer1975
Sat Jan 22, 2022 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: January 2022 Transfer Window
Replies: 10653
Views: 1254892

Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

The Sun has just posted an articled saying we are trying to buy Dominic Calvert-Lewin for £60m. Yes please! https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2022/01/22/west-ham-united-everton-dominic-calvert-lewin-january-transfer/ https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/17409648/west-ham-dominic-calvert-lewin-transfer-...
by hammer1975
Sat Jan 22, 2022 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ✍ Alphonse Areola
Replies: 297
Views: 27080

Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Cuenca 'ammer wrote:
Sat Jan 22, 2022 9:27 pm
no good to me mate, I live in a bungalow !!

(I'll get me coat)

:oops:
Lol, you carry on ‘Ouston. Need a reason to chuckle after that last minute goal mate.

Is it me or do we seem to almost always lose just before a break so you get to wallow in it for the whole two weeks….
by hammer1975
Sat Jan 22, 2022 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who Will Beat Us To Top 4?
Replies: 501
Views: 37092

Re: Who Will Beat Us To Top 4?

Is it defeatist to say that I didn’t (and still don’t) think we’d get top four but really, really hope we get some form of European football for next season. At the moment that is top six but it’s also likely that the FA cup will be won by a self important six side. So I’m very worried about how eff...
by hammer1975
Sat Jan 22, 2022 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ✍ Alphonse Areola
Replies: 297
Views: 27080

Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

well the other way never worked out so well either. only that we lost the ball higher up the pitch. we still lost possession though. if that's the philosophy we did well. your CMs and FBs come into play with the ability to play around the press. I think one reason we went long was because both our ...
by hammer1975
Sat Jan 22, 2022 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ✍ Alphonse Areola
Replies: 297
Views: 27080

Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Can I just clarify, with the attacking talent Man Utd had in our third and how high up the pitch they were playing against us people actually wanted our goalkeeper to distribute the ball to those great passers of the ball Dawson and Zouma’s left foot? 😳

Alrighty then.
by hammer1975
Sat Jan 22, 2022 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: January 2022 Transfer Window
Replies: 10653
Views: 1254892

Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Possible, I suppose. The other restriction, of course, is that if you truly believe in a long term way of doing things , you restrict your targets to younger, peak age footballers who you believe will offer five to ten years' service. Must have the right ability, must have the right attitude. £££££...
by hammer1975
Sat Jan 22, 2022 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: January 2022 Transfer Window
Replies: 10653
Views: 1254892

Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

One of my mates made a point to me in the week (he’s an Arsenal fan so apologies for that). But he reckons they have a couple of big name free transfers lined up for the summer which limit which positions Captain Black and the Mysterons can recruit for this window. Did make me wonder if the same cou...
by hammer1975
Sat Jan 22, 2022 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Other Games - Gameweek 23
Replies: 211
Views: 8013

Re: Other Games - Gameweek 23

**** results today all round
by hammer1975
Sat Jan 22, 2022 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ Manchester Utd vs West Ham Utd: match thread
Replies: 1084
Views: 52090

Re: ⚽ Manchester Utd vs West Ham Utd: match thread

My stream crashed - how was Cavani not offside? Did VAR check it?