Half A Dozen Out Half A Team In?

West Ham United have officially confirmed the departures of Andy Carroll, Adrian San Miguel and Samir Nasri, they join midfielders Moses Makasi and Noha Sylvestre and defenders Vashon Neufville and Josh Pask who will also depart, as will scholars Mason Barrett, Kevin Dalipi, Jay Mingi and Odysseas Spyridis.

Many fans will breathe a sigh of relief that the club have not exercised their option to extend Andy Carroll's contract, perhaps he will go on to greater things and suddenly become fit as a butcher's dog firing goals in from all over the Park, then again he could continue as he left off, albeit on vastly reduced money, by getting injured either during pre-season or just before the season starts.

With Carroll it was always what might have been, whereas with Adrian the case is slightly different, what he lacked in ability he made up with passion and many, many fans will be sorry to see him go. Adrian deserves first team football, but realistically was never going to play instead of Lukas Fabianski who made the position his own with his Hammer of the year performances.

Nasri was an interesting experiment, he probably would have been retained as the club had the option, but the shadows of Andy Carroll's and more recently Jack Wilshere's persistent injury struggles put paid to that. It seems that the club have finally realised that all that glisters is not gold! Great things were expected from Moses Makasi, Vashon Neufville and Josh Pask as well as Noha Sylvestre and scholars Mason Barrett, Kevin Dalipi, Jay Mingi and Odysseas Spyridis. Unfortunately they didn't make the grade, this can be viewed in two ways, either the quality of the youth programme is really poor, or that levels of expectation have gone through the roof since the arrival of Manuel Pellegrini and head of recruitment Mario Hussilos.

Having 'cut loose' half a dozen players it will be interesting to see who they are replaced by, they surely would not have been released had better options not existed. - Ed



mcbikeman's picture

I fully expect to see at least two if not three of the younger players making the first team squad..ben johnson/nathan holland/grady diagana to help with the home grown status not sure josh cullen will make it with El Pel looking at gomes....if and when Perez and Chicarito go then some real thought and scouting will have had to of been done to get in more than capable replacements as we look real thin in that department.And Finally i hope Adrian gets the rewards he deserves and if thats too be Liverpool backup keeper fine but i think maybe a club from spain will get him in as he is clearly good enough to be a number one again...YO Adrian thanks for the memories mate

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He hasn't had a look in since fab - fab,but wish him all the best

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goodbye and good luck Adrian and thank you

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moore 6 legend's picture

Yes Adios Adrian, thanks for the 6 years x

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