Opinion: Are Irons Genuine Top 4 Contenders?

Submitted by Louis Nixon on Thu, 13/01/2022 - 12:40

"We have to try and keep it going. I don't think being fourth this moment in time means an awful lot apart from showing we have been consistent. As long as we are around the mix and European places, that will be really good but if we can hang on the coat tails of teams above that is what we will try and do." Thus spoke the Moyesiah after Hammers dispensed with an obdurate, but ultimately unsuccessful, Norwich team that tried its hardest but was unable to bridge the gap in player quality between the teams.

Reasons To Be Cheerful

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Submitted by nevillenixon on Thu, 13/01/2022 - 09:48

Now how long is it since we ran out the Ian Dury influenced banner "reasons to be cheerful" when referencing West Ham? Well if you look through our ridiculously comprehensive archives, you will see it was way back in 2015, when Dimitri Payet grabbed hold of the club and catapulted it into the limelight for the first time since the Di Canio and Cole era.

Live West Ham v Norwich Line Ups

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Submitted by nevillenixon on Wed, 12/01/2022 - 18:47

West Ham: Fabianski; Coufal, Dawson, Diop, Cresswell, Rice ©, Lanzini, Fornals, Vlasic, Bowen, Antonio Subs: Areola (GK), Johnson, Masuaku, Alese, Ashby, Ekwah, Kral, Yarmolenko, Okoflex
Norwich: Krul, Aarons, Gibson, Hanley ©, Williams, Lees-Melous, McLean, Placheta, McLean, Idah, Pukki Subs: Gunn (GK), Byram, Dowell, Kabak, Tzolis, Sorensen, Giannoulis, Gibbs, Rowe

Randolph Riddle

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Submitted by nevillenixon on Wed, 12/01/2022 - 18:20

Darren Randolph was wanted ON LOAN by Steven Gerrard as his back up keeper at Aston Villa for the rest of the season, however David Moyes has apparently pulled the plug on any potential deal, now why is that? Randolph hasn't started a single game in any competition and on paper has very little chance of doing so in the future, Alphonse Areola is Lukasz Fabianski's heir apparent, so the best Randolph can hope for is to be the number two keeper next season, or the season after, if Fabianski has 'secretly' signed a new contract as has been rumoured.

Belotti Deal Back On Track

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Submitted by nevillenixon on Wed, 12/01/2022 - 08:30

West Ham United are usually one of the most talked about Premier League teams during the transfer window, due to the glaringly obvious need for an additional striker to replace record signing Sebastien Haller, a situation that has been in the public domain longer than a Downing Street drinks party!

Bowen Is The New Rice!

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Submitted by nevillenixon on Tue, 11/01/2022 - 08:24
jarrrod bowen is a target for jurgen klopp's liverpool

When Declan Rice first burst on to the scene many saw him as a typical west ham one hit wonder, a player who would either get good and consequently get sold on, or a player who shone brightly for a while but then faded into obscurity. However Declan proved all the doubters wrong AND the club have managed to keep hold of the 22 year old England International, thus far.

So This Is Why Moyes Didn't Buy

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Submitted by nevillenixon on Mon, 10/01/2022 - 09:47

News emenating via Hammers 'unofficial' portal C&H, is that Kurt Zouma has made a remarkable recovery from his injury sustained in the 3-2 victory over his former club Chelsea back in November. Zouma elected to NOT have surgery which would have involved a 'significant' amount of recovery time, consequently he has been able to return to training considerably earlier than had been anticipated.

Moyes Bang On Strong Selection

Submitted by Louis Nixon on Mon, 10/01/2022 - 08:49

David Moyes surprised many onlookers with his team selection for yesterday's FA Cup tie against Leeds United, many expected Moyes to select a team comprising of youth players aided and abetted by a few senior players, but Moyes went 'full on' by selecting an almost a full strength team!

Moyes's decision proved to be correct as Hammers only just managed to overcome the visitors, despite them being without NINE first team players, HAD Moyes elected to play an under strength team the result would almost definitely gone the other way.

Live West Ham v Leeds Line Ups

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Submitted by nevillenixon on Sun, 09/01/2022 - 13:06

West Ham: Areola, Fredericks, Dawson, Diop, Johnson, Rice ©, Soucek, Bowen, Lanzini, Vlasic, Antonio. Subs: Randolph (GK), Baptiste, Alese, Masuaku, Noble, Kral, Okoflex, Fornals, Yarmolenko.
Leeds: Meslier, Ayling ©, Kock, Hjelde, Llorente, Firpo, Bate, Klich, James, Harrison, Greenwood Subs: Klaesson (GK), Drameh, Dallas, Forshaw, Raphinha, Summerville, McCarron, Jenkins, Moore

Moyes Plans Retirement From Irons

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Submitted by nevillenixon on Sun, 09/01/2022 - 08:44

Many Hammers fans assume now David Moyes has found his redemption' at West Ham, that he has found his Nivana and is at the summit of his career. THINK AGAIN, the 58 year old Scot in an Interview with the Scottish Record, CONFIRMED that he would like to manage the Scottish national team before he hangs up his managerial boots.

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