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b. Last season was a trophy winning one and there's only one way to go after that, I expect a dull mid table bore fest of a season
17%
  
c. Buy some f***ing players or we're in a battle to stay up & that's as good as it gets
20%
  
d. Moyes out
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Sydney_Iron 11:48 Mon Aug 7
Edson Álvarez Signed


West Ham United is delighted to announce the signing of Mexico international Edson Álvarez.

The 25-year-old has joined the Hammers on a permanent contract until June 2028 for an undisclosed fee, after the Club fought off strong competition from other top European clubs to bring him to London Stadium.

A strong and versatile midfielder, Álvarez moves to English football from Dutch club Ajax, where he won two Eredivisie titles, and less than a month after winning his second CONCACAF Gold Cup with Mexico.

Capped 69 times by his country, Álvarez has extensive European experience with Ajax and is now looking forward to playing Premier League and UEFA Europa League football with West Ham.

“I am very happy and very proud to be here,” said Álvarez, who speaks fluent English after learning the language during his four-year stay in Amsterdam. “Being here in London and seeing London Stadium, it’s amazing. I can’t wait to play here in front of the West Ham fans.

“It’s a hugely sentimental moment for me in my career. To join a club like a West Ham is a dream for me and my family.

“The Premier League is a special league, the best league in the world and I think my style will suit it. I now have a responsibility to West Ham and the West Ham family and I will give absolutely everything for the shirt.”

Manager David Moyes is looking forward to working with a player who ranked first in ball carry distance and second in pass attempts in the Eredivisie last season.

“We’re really pleased to add Edson to our squad,” he said. “The midfield area was one we were especially keen to strengthen this summer – and Edson will complement the other options we have in that department.

“He’s an experienced international player, who has enjoyed great success for both club and country during his career to date.

“We’re excited about welcoming to West Ham and seeing him play his part in English and European competition for the Club.”

Álvarez will wear the 19 shirt at West Ham United.

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Manuel 12:56 Wed Jan 24
Re: Edson Álvarez Signed
We won't hear anything about him at all, same with Paqueta. The club/Moyes stopped giving out updates and timelines on injured players a long time ago, it's like they are protecting cold war secrets, all very much cloak and dagger, I don't think other clubs do it. For me it's just another way of Moyes showing disrespect to the fan base, he will know that we want to know but won't say anything.

Hammer and Pickle 11:23 Wed Jan 24
Re: Edson Álvarez Signed
*deems

Hammer and Pickle 11:17 Wed Jan 24
Re: Edson Álvarez Signed
And there we have the key to Alvarez’s mystery injury. Like pretty much the entire modern world, he doesn’t understand why he should be taking care of a player Moyes deals is more likely to “nab” the odd goal.

Sydney_Iron 11:13 Wed Jan 24
Re: Edson Álvarez Signed
Cant remember were I saw or read it but speculation that the Alverez injury may mean he is out for quite a while? Didn’t take it too seriously at the time but seeing the scramble top get Philips in it may have had some merit.

Club haven’t said anything much about Alverez as far as I know?

Think like everyone im hoping that Moyes is going to drop Soucek if Philips comes in and all are fit to start but even im skeptical when it come to big Tomas…………

Nagel 10:53 Wed Jan 24
Re: Edson Álvarez Signed
Yeah, I know we'd all prefer it if Soucek doesn't play at all. The way Moyes sees it, if we're chasing a game, he's more likely to nab a goal than Alvarez. Which is true really.

Hammer and Pickle 10:42 Wed Jan 24
Re: Edson Álvarez Signed
OK.

By “no apparent reason” I mean he’s been playing his nuts off taking care of Soucek. So why hook him rather than the Bambi in the middle?

Takashi Miike 10:20 Wed Jan 24
Re: Edson Álvarez Signed
on an injury site I follow, it has him down as having a calf/heel/shin problem, currently being assessed. who are they waiting to assess it, don't we have a medical team? shit like this makes me suspicious, especially still being owned by that disgusting midget cunt sullivan. appearance contract anyone?

Nagel 10:15 Wed Jan 24
Re: Edson Álvarez Signed
"series of early showers in games for no apparent reason"

Not really. The few times he's been subbed off has been when we've been desperately chasing the game or the game has already been won. Moyes rightly gets stick for his use of subs but there's nothing to see here.

Hammer and Pickle 10:00 Wed Jan 24
Re: Edson Álvarez Signed
Has quickly emerged as a key player so the mystery injury is a concern, especially as it has been accompanied by a series of early showers in games for no apparent reason.

Should be forming a partnership with the new man Philips, so what is going on?

Manuel 3:54 Mon Dec 25
Re: Edson Álvarez Signed
Hands up I wasn't convinced at first, but yes looks the real deal and plays a very important role. Also love his attitude, apparently he was raging after the Fulham and Liverpool, while Cresswell was worrying about his hair. Type of character you want.

Mike Oxsaw 3:02 Mon Dec 25
Re: Edson Álvarez Signed
I fully expect the January transfer window media to be peppered with comments like "How very DARE pikey, barrow-boy uppity oiks West Ham have players like Alvarez, Kudos and Bowen in their team!!!!??? They need (NEED) to be at a big club.*"

So. Which "big" club can they step up to and enjoy Europa league football after Xmas and the chance for a pop at the Champions League next season?



* - "Big being one with the most generous media hospitality budget.

El Scorchio 5:52 Sun Dec 24
Re: Edson Álvarez Signed
Excellent signing. Two Bob at Man U must have forgotten he and Kudus existed. Better than all of the shit he’s bought.

Come On You Irons 2:50 Sun Dec 24
Re: Edson Álvarez Signed
What an excellent signing this fella has been. He is one of those non-flashy midfielders who provides excellent protection to the defence and never puts in less than a 7/10 performance. His best work is often done off the ball.

Yesterday, I think he put in a 9/10 performance. Simply superb.

Fauxstralian 1:44 Wed Sep 13
Re: Edson Álvarez Signed
The Uzbekistan game (3-3) was around midnight last night in Atlanta, Georgia again on some artificial pitch.
He will be late back and playing two games in a few days on artificial pitches wont have helped.
Hopefully ok as we will need him against this lot

ludo21 9:06 Tue Sep 12
Re: Edson Álvarez Signed
Mexico play again on Wednesday morning against Uzbekistan in the States… these friendlies really are a waste of time!

Won’t be back into London until Thursday so one day in training before Saturday.

Hardly ideal!

The Czech’s played their second match on Sunday night…. Moyes will go with Soucek won’t he?!

Fauxstralian 8:34 Sun Sep 10
Re: Edson Álvarez Signed
Played 90 mins in a friendly against Australia in Texas.
Played at an NFL stadium on a dodgy artificial pitch but no damage done.
Hopefully the USA are told that the 2026 World Cup requires proper pitches.

solidbond 3:49 Sun Sep 3
Re: Edson Álvarez Signed
Early days I know but not convinced yet despite his stats.

El Scorchio 1:57 Sat Sep 2
Re: Edson Álvarez Signed
Looking like a very solid player and a tidy acquisition so far. Liking it very much.

Side of Ham 12:13 Sat Sep 2
Re: Edson Álvarez Signed
Enjoy your Saturday swallowing twofacedcunt not often Moyes has today off so you can do your favourite thing to him….

Fauxstralian 12:01 Sat Sep 2
Re: Edson Álvarez Signed
Ironically against Long Ball Luton that was probably one game that Soucek may have been suited for.
Can maybe use him when we go to Long Ball Lincoln.

In the meantime Alvarez is becoming one of the first names on the team sheet and interested to see how he gets on v Man C & Liverpool.
Alvarez , JWP & Pacqueta all start. Its obvious

twoleftfeet 11:50 Sat Sep 2
Re: Edson Álvarez Signed
Nice post Nick, would have been better on the Moyes out thread though.

You carry on stressing out about Moyes and Soucek and I’ll spend my Saturday wallowing in being top of the table and unbeaten.

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