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by The Old Mile End
Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Future for VAR
Replies: 48
Views: 1297

Re: The Future for VAR

The future for VAR is in the dustbin where it belongs.
by The Old Mile End
Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ Southampton v West Ham United: Match thread (14/12)
Replies: 771
Views: 18045

Re: ⚽ Southampton v West Ham United: Match thread (14/12)

Again such a turnaround, and achieved by simple things getting done - things we've been calling out for. Playing 4-4-2 makes the middle four work harder - something that was totally missing earlier. Forcing them to work harder immediately ups the tempo. Having two up front, especially big and powerf...
by The Old Mile End
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Board vs Pellegrini [POLL]
Replies: 217
Views: 9029

Re: Board vs Pellegrini [POLL]

Pellers looks a lot younger in that photo. Haven't seen the smile for a while either.
by The Old Mile End
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ West Ham United v Arsenal :Match thread (9/12)
Replies: 672
Views: 21670

Re: ⚽ West Ham United v Arsenal :Match thread (9/12)

Rarely do you face an Arsenal side as poor and lacking in confidence as that one. Rarely do you get the opportunity to put them to the sword. A goal down with an hour played, they were making schoolboy errors - taking short free kicks under pressure, playing around with goal kicks in their own area,...
by The Old Mile End
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ Wolverhampton Wanderers v West Ham United: Match Thread
Replies: 562
Views: 20740

Re: ⚽ Wolverhampton Wanderers v West Ham United: Match Thread

Here's some notes I wrote while watching the game: Soft No urgency No one willing to put their body on the line Going through the motions No drive Not doing the simple things: get crosses in, get players in the box, work hard, have a dig at goal. Generally just **** Isolating the big man up front Sl...
by The Old Mile End
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Manuel Pellegrini West Ham United’s 17th manager
Replies: 9041
Views: 489269

Re: Manuel Pellegrini West Ham United’s 17th manager

Any player in form Anderson has been in is lucky to be starting. He’s got a month to try and increase the number of goals he’s scored this calendar year to TWO.The bloke needs to up his game significantly and stop losing the ball all the time. I don't disagree with that, Anderson certainly needs to...
by The Old Mile End
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: David Martin
Replies: 167
Views: 8214

Re: David Martin

"He's got red hair but we don't care"
by The Old Mile End
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ Chelsea v West Ham United: Match thread (30/11)
Replies: 743
Views: 28939

Re: ⚽ Chelsea v West Ham United: Match thread (30/11)

You could see the difference in the first few minutes. Antonio makes such a difference with his willingness to chase down balls played anywhere forward. Haller was total contrast when he replaced him late on. However, I would like to see the two of them together.

Top result and performance.
by The Old Mile End
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Manuel Pellegrini West Ham United’s 17th manager
Replies: 9041
Views: 489269

Re: Manuel Pellegrini West Ham United’s 17th manager

Still don't understand why he keeps taking Anderson off for Yarmo though. We won, so I suppose the ends justifies the means, but from my view Anderson gives you that exra something where he is capable of doing somethign special. Yarmo is a one trick pony with a sweet left foot. He huffs and puffs wi...
by The Old Mile End
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Protests against the board being planned
Replies: 496
Views: 24446

Re: Protests against the board being planned

That's why for me, cards on the table, I want "out of the stadium" as the protest goal.

I say this in the best interest of West Ham United FC.

That means whatever it takes, wherever we end up. :crest:
by The Old Mile End
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Other goalies with shattered confidence?
Replies: 63
Views: 2445

Re: Other goalies with shattered confidence?

I still say it was one of the more sad stories in football. Such early promise that dwindled away, before our eyes. Early on, many of Mervyn Day's performances were truly some of the best goalkeeping that we've ever had, before or since. So true Samba. Merv was something else in those early days an...
by The Old Mile End
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions
Replies: 13512
Views: 1807294

Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Doc H Ball wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:04 am
‘This vast athletics enclosure... troubles and triumphs are associated with this enclosure but, somehow, West Ham never succeeded there as it is once thought they would’..

Syd King, 1905
Spot on. Brilliant doc.
by The Old Mile End
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Other goalies with shattered confidence?
Replies: 63
Views: 2445

Re: Other goalies with shattered confidence?

Bobby Ferguson.

But we'd spent so much on him we had no real backup. We kept him on and on and sufferend because of it. The defence had no confidence in him for years. Young Peter Grotier replaced him for a while back he came.

IIRC he was still with us when we won the cup in 1975.
by The Old Mile End
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hammers United launch campaign to force dialogue with the Club
Replies: 774
Views: 52724

Re: Hammers United launch campaign to force dialogue with the Club

And this time, if and when it gets to a demonstration of strength (i.e. march), learn from the previous. DO NOT meet with the club until there has been a show of strength. Although the ethos of HU's approach is dialogue with the club - think of why they haven't engaged as yet, and resist it initiall...
by The Old Mile End
Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who Next? The odds
Replies: 1115
Views: 48997

Re: Who Next? The odds

Let's keep him and drop two divisions.

We're here for the long term - so what will it matter to us in the overall scheme of things?

Imagine the meltdown in the people who run/ruin this club? Squeaky bum time.

I can handle it - can they?
by The Old Mile End
Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur: Match Thread 23/11/2019
Replies: 745
Views: 33103

Re: West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur: Match Thread 23/11/2019

We are such a soft touch. Very little fight and character in the side. Antonio made a difference, but why take Anderson off when Yarmo had done the least of the midfield in the first half? Surely the side is lacking in pace, and Anderson is the one who has most of it. Anderson and Antonio combined w...
by The Old Mile End
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ronnie Boyce
Replies: 23
Views: 1668

Re: Ronnie Boyce

sure he had a greengrocers shop here in east ham Don't think it was a greengrocers shop, might have been a grocers. It was down near Haldane Road. It was his parents shop and named Boyces IIRC. It was there well into the 70's. They displayed the FA Cup in the shop window shortly after the 1964 cup ...
by The Old Mile End
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Manuel Pellegrini West Ham United’s 17th manager
Replies: 9041
Views: 489269

Re: Manuel Pellegrini West Ham United’s 17th manager

It seems to me that whatever the system is, the players either don't, can't or won't play it. I've been saying it for a while now, but anyone who is up for it will find us a pushover. We know we posed a little different question when Antonio was playing. Thing is though, he wasn't even the first cho...
by The Old Mile End
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ West Ham United v Sheffield United: Match thread (26/10)
Replies: 723
Views: 28262

Re: ⚽ West Ham United v Sheffield United: Match thread (26/10)

IMHO we are not entertaining to watch at all. Other than yesterday's goal, we are generally slow in the build up and simply do not get enough players into the box. We play one up front, but don't feed him. We can play some delightful one touch football, but it seems to get us nowhere. It's like the ...
by The Old Mile End
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ Everton v West Ham United: Match Thread
Replies: 884
Views: 30078

Re: ⚽ Everton v West Ham United: Match Thread

Another poor day.

Anyone who is up for it and is prepared to make things happen will beat us - because we certainly aren't either.