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by Het-Field
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: David Sullivan - Has he taken us as far as he can ?
Replies: 488
Views: 25713

Re: David Sullivan - Has he taken us as far as he can ?

I appreciate that people don’t always like looking at other clubs, but Wolves Burnley and Leicester show how you can make massive strides in short periods. One year after joining th PL, Wolves are battling in both Europe and the PL. Leicester have been PL Champions, Champions League Quarter Finalist...
by Het-Field
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Manuel Pellegrini West Ham United’s 17th manager
Replies: 8323
Views: 460312

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

Well, it does cut into last seasons figure if you only spend so much. I’d like to see since 2014 (when we stabilised in the PL), how much we have actually spent, in real terms. If we were to take all the signings and the departures, what would we get? This includes the players we have sold for a mar...
by Het-Field
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Manuel Pellegrini West Ham United’s 17th manager
Replies: 8323
Views: 460312

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

It is truly breathtakingly how toxic it has become for Pellegrini. Looking back on the earlier pages of his appointment there was hardly anyone against him. And people were saying things like 'we are very lucky to have him', and 'At last we have a manager with a pedigree'. Football today I suppose....
by Het-Field
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who was responsible for signing Roberto?
Replies: 113
Views: 4644

Re: Who was responsible for signing Roberto?

I don't blame him in the slightest either. Let's be honest, would you hang around after playing second fiddle to a very out of form Randolph and Hart and then, what has already been stated, offered a lower wage to stay? Was he that bad? In my mind, no. And that’s only some of it, he was dropped for...
by Het-Field
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2019/2020 Relegation Thread
Replies: 160
Views: 7993

Re: 2019/2020 Relegation Thread

Also, in previous relegation seasons we have been riddled with injuries. This season, with the exception of Fab, Lanzini, and Antonio, we have generally had all and sundry available to us. The concern is that there is little in the way of a Plan B. And our summer transfer activity is particularly in...
by Het-Field
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lukasz Fabianski: back in two weeks
Replies: 24
Views: 1152

Re: Lukasz Fabianski: back in two weeks

Are we really clinging our hopes of a season revival on a goal keeper!? :shock: The thing is, when we have actually spent money on a keeper it has generally worked, with some exceptions. But Green and Fab have been our best custodians over the past 20 years. James was also England’s Number 1 while ...
by Het-Field
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hammers on Loan 2019/20
Replies: 254
Views: 17728

Re: Hammers on Loan 2019/20

Cullen has received good plaudits for last night.

Sean Maguire also opened his international account.
by Het-Field
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hammers on Loan 2019/20
Replies: 254
Views: 17728

Re: Hammers on Loan 2019/20

Cullen to win his second cap for Ireland tonight.
by Het-Field
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are we signing the right calibre of players?
Replies: 79
Views: 2144

Re: Are we signing the right calibre of players?

Absolute nail on head post HF. It is ridiculous why this has been allowed to happen so consistently. It is like the old Football Manager game where you pick loads of good forwards and use up all your budget leaving you £50k to buy Tommy McQueen ! Any decent manager will always build from the back. ...
by Het-Field
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are we signing the right calibre of players?
Replies: 79
Views: 2144

Re: Are we signing the right calibre of players?

The problem is Samba, something like this goes beyond incompetence. It begins to look like policy. James Maddison was undoubtedly a player we could have signed, and for less than say Yarmolenko. Luka M at Palace cost roughly the same. John McGinn cost a fraction of that and has been outstanding at V...
by Het-Field
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are we signing the right calibre of players?
Replies: 79
Views: 2144

Re: Are we signing the right calibre of players?

I suppose I just find it odd that there are certain areas that over the past decade we have been willing to spend top dollar on, and others that we won’t invest a red cent in. We spend huge on wingers and attacking midfielders. Jarvis, Downing, Payet, Lanzini, Ayew, Antonio, Arnie (when signed), Sno...
by Het-Field
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grady Diangana
Replies: 588
Views: 55683

Re: Grady Diangana

Cullen is a high performer in the Championship and now a full international. Grady has been generally impressive this term with the top team in the league. They need to be options going forward.
by Het-Field
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: David Sullivan - Has he taken us as far as he can ?
Replies: 488
Views: 25713

Re: David Sullivan - Has he taken us as far as he can ?

Am I imagining things, or was there a post here from a Birmingham fan predicting the future when they took over?
by Het-Field
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wholesale changes
Replies: 80
Views: 3251

Re: Wholesale changes

Agree 100%. I still remember in 1995 Manchester United starting a very inexperienced against York City, getting twonked at Old Trafford, and then going up to York with a full strength team to salvage it, and failing to do so. We don’t have the luxury to change the team, belt and braces. Although ton...
by Het-Field
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽Oxford United v West Ham United: LC R3 Match Thread
Replies: 510
Views: 29558

Re: ⚽Oxford United v West Ham United: LC R3 Match Thread

It’s almost 4 years since we’ve had any semblance of respectability in cup competitions. But again, this decade has just been an abject disaster across all of them, and I think tonight sums it up. Losing, bad. Losing 4-0 an abomination which warrants an apology. But it also shows just what problems ...
by Het-Field
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone else envious of Wolves? (non WHU)
Replies: 202
Views: 11765

Re: Anyone else envious of Wolves? (non WHU)

It strikes me that they are having a similar time to the one we had in 2006/2007 when we started the second season after promotion abysmally, including defeats in Europe. Wolves had a weight of expectation and they are just not matching it at the moment. What will be interesting is whether this turn...
by Het-Field
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Josh Cullen
Replies: 57
Views: 3911

Re: Josh Cullen

Like Grady and Hugill, all this is good for us. The cap, and consistently playing will give us the best possible information to decide whether his contract should be extended. If not, I’m sure Charlton will have to battle for his signature. However, like Oxford and Burke, Cullen isn’t getting younge...
by Het-Field
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hammers on Loan 2019/20
Replies: 254
Views: 17728

Re: Hammers on Loan 2019/20

This is very positive. Cullen having a good time at club and country level gives us an extra option.
by Het-Field
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Internationals this week
Replies: 103
Views: 4455

Re: Internationals this week

Cullen wins MOTM in his first Irish start.
by Het-Field
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hammers on Loan 2019/20
Replies: 254
Views: 17728

Re: Hammers on Loan 2019/20

Cullen starts for Ireland tonight.

First cap.