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Q: 2017/18 Brighton (h)
a. If e can stop being the masters of our own downfall we should take 3 points, win
75%
  
b. We seem too flaky at the moment and don't expect an easy game, draw
8%
  
c. We can't put teams away and have a soft underbelly, lose
9%
  
d. Did you know that Eurovision 1974 was held in Brighton and launched ABBA onto the world stage with Waterloo
5%
  
e. I love Friday Night Football, it gives me the chance to show everyone down the local just how big a West Ham nut I am, hat, scarf, shirt, you name it I'll be wearing it
3%
  



toadinthehole 5:18 Wed Jun 28
Scott Parker retires
What a great player he was for us, my favourite WHU player in my lifetime. Will never forget his inspiration HT team talk against West Brom

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kylay 8:13 Thu Jun 29
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Given that he only had 18 caps for England, I'd say there's an argument he was one of the most underrated players, particularly of his generation. Not underrated at West Ham, mind, but his omission from the 2010 World Cup by that fuck wit Capello is criminal.

Tomshardware 7:44 Thu Jun 29
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Threads like these always show who knows anything about football, people saying all he did was run around a bit should give up watching altogether.

Full Claret Jacket 7:39 Thu Jun 29
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Grumpster 5:16 Thu Jun 29

A brilliant player for us who was utterly committed IMO in trying to keep the club up - sometimes almost on his own. Did the leadership job Upson should have been doing.

It was only after relegation when the owners tried to back out of a 'gentlemens agreement' to let him go fearing a fans backlash that he pushed through a transfer as he needed to be in the Premier League to get in the England squad reckoning. His last chance to play in an international tournament.
Spurs was a choice that grates with me but it was his boyhood club and in London so his family didn't need to be uprooted.

Winning HOTY 3 times and the Football writers award is testament to how influential he was. Even won England player of the year award the year after he left. This isn't a case of looking through Claret tinted glasses. All these people can't be wrong. He was brilliant during that period.

Private Dancer 7:38 Thu Jun 29
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Wait - I don't think I've ever read such utter bollocks on here in the all my years. 'run around a bit' You fucking simpleton, start following another sport.

Alex G 7:37 Thu Jun 29
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Whilst it's true that playing in a pretty awful West Ham team that emphasised his defensive strengths helped make him look better, it can't seriously be denied that he was superb for us for several years in a row. Whilst there have been one season wonders (Payet, etc), for longterm midfield quality only Sinclair comes close in my thirty odd years of supporting West Ham.

, 7:17 Thu Jun 29
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I have supported WHU my whole life and I cannot recal a player who has won hammer of the year, international caps and was highly rated who simply ran around a bit.

Tomshardware 7:11 Thu Jun 29
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Proper all round midfielder, crunching tackles, good in possession, good passer of the ball and scored som very good goals, the goal against Liverpool was class.

Terrywait 6:59 Thu Jun 29
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I'm not sure that many people rate Caroll too highly, so, no, that's not one

BetterthanKaka 6:09 Thu Jun 29
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I don't know where to start, Wait son.

But seeing as you asked. Andy CARROLL.

, 5:42 Thu Jun 29
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Good bait, wait.

Terrywait 5:40 Thu Jun 29
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Grumpster 5:29 Thu Jun 2

He did a good job for us, But a 'brilliant footballer'?! Come on...

Terrywait 5:38 Thu Jun 29
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Name another then Kaka?

BetterthanKaka 5:36 Thu Jun 29
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Terrywait 3:25 Thu Jun 29
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Probably THE most overrated player in our history. Ran around a bit in a shit team. Pushed through a move to Spurs the moment we went down.

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Grumpster 5:29 Thu Jun 29
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I know you were a hostage for a long time, but you'll be in a minority if you dont think Parker was a brilliant footballer.

I mean only a kid would think being a brilliant footballer consisted only of being able to do things like a rabona.

Pee Wee 5:22 Thu Jun 29
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He managed to perform consistently well even when he had garbage around it. That is very unusual in any player and the reason he walked the HOTY

The people to blame for him moving on are the ones that failed to strengthen the team around him

Terrywait 5:17 Thu Jun 29
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Grumpster 5:16 Thu Jun 29

A brilliant footballer? Absolutely not

Terrywait 5:16 Thu Jun 29
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I hate all this "Model professional" stuff...How was he any more than any other player? Because he played ok?
In fact. arguably, the opposite. as he made it clear that he would only go to totts, meaning a club that had just been relelgated lost out on potentially higher transfer fees...

Grumpster 5:16 Thu Jun 29
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We do have some bitter fans who are clueless about football.

He was a brilliant footballer.

Lee Trundle 4:56 Thu Jun 29
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Texas Iron called him a 1 trick injury prone show pony about 5 games into his career with us.

He then went on to win Hammer of the year 3 times in a row, matched only by Brooking.

Good one, Tex.

Josh 4:43 Thu Jun 29
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See a lot of re-written history in here.

He was excellent for us. Model professional, who if you asked him, enjoyed the best of his career with us.

Shame it went the way it did when we went down. Don't like the pressure put on us for the move to Spurs but IMO was entitled to move in his peak at the time. Again, shame it was that lot.

Take away the Spurs factor, he would go down as a superb player for us by all.

Eerie Descent 3:50 Thu Jun 29
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Definitely a case for him looking immense because he was surrounded by such utter dross.

And he pushed through a move to Spurs. That's unforgivable regardless of the circumstances.

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