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Q: 2017/18 Leicester (h)
a. Moyes has had all week with the whole squad and that will make a difference, Win
14%
  
b. Where do we start, a point would be good, Draw
16%
  
c. Let's be honest we're a shambles, still letting in two goals a game so what chance, Lose
39%
  
d. "You've destroyed our fucking Club", the only way to get the pride back in WHUFC is when the Clowns leave, Who's up for a protest?
30%
  
e. Can you believe my luck, another game on SKY so back to the pub, head to toe in club merchandise and show that I'm hardcore West Ham who follows the Club home and away from my seat at the bar
2%
  



Sydney_Iron 4:38 Sun Jul 2
Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez - signed
According to ESPN, he is now our preferred target.

Decent player and knows how to score goals, so im IN

http://www.espnfc.com.au/story/3151690/west-ham-shift-sights-on-mexico-star-javier-hernandez-sources


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Willtell 10:34 Fri Jul 28
Re: Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez - signed
Errr! You do realise that Chicarito last played regularly for Man Utd in 2013/14 season don't you selecta?

Clearly we all hope that he can re-discover his best form just as we do with Hart and Zabaleta but this is WH and you should know our luck by now if you have been a fan for more than 5 minutes...

selecta 11:15 Thu Jul 27
Re: Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez - signed
Never paid much attention to him when at Manure but just YouTubed him.....erm...if anyone has anything negative to say they're a complete bellend!!

Hello Mrs. Jones 8:59 Thu Jul 27
Re: Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez - signed
My son is getting mobbed in LA wearing his circa 2000 Dr. Martens West Ham shirt.
Can't wait to get back to LA to watch the games. Think I'll head for a bar in Boyle Heights to get the true Latino atmosphere!

Mart O 9:47 Wed Jul 26
Re: Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez - signed
goose 6:19 Wed Jul 26

"regular hamstring injuries did for Owen........ and maybe Torres?"

I clearly remember a MATE who was a very good athlete saying to me soon after Owen's great goal vs the Argies in '98 that with the type of acceleration he had and, given the wear and tear in football, the hammies would get him sooner rather than later. He adapted well though, tbf.

Torres simply played far too much football far too early. He was Atleti's main man by the time he was 17, playing nigh on every single game. It was always going to catch up on him.

goose 6:19 Wed Jul 26
Re: Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez - signed
regular hamstring injuries did for Owen........ and maybe Torres?

however these have fuck all to do with the little Peanut.

Trevor B 6:12 Wed Jul 26
Re: Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez - signed
Selective reading indeed, especially seeing as you seem to have selectively missed this part of your own post:

"He will be a tad slower now"

Hence that being the part of your post that I was referring to, I mentioned nothing about hunger, did I? No. Enjoy the rest of your day.

Eerie Descent 6:07 Wed Jul 26
Re: Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez - signed
And in fairness, I wouldn't class Owen and CHICO as similar types of players, Owen was all about blistering pace, he did adapt when INJURIES slowed him down and was still a good goalscorer, but his movement isn't on a par with Chico, who is all about finding space and being in the right place at the right time. He's quick, but I don't think his game depends on it.

J.Riddle 6:05 Wed Jul 26
Re: Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez - signed
Trevor B 4:05 Wed Jul 26
Re: Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez - signed
It does crack me how people automatically presume that as a player nears 30 then they are going to be slower, have less stamina or be weaker etc. It's a very lazy and naive stereotype.

Selective reading again, I also said "we have signed a different player to the hungry one back then".

Think of a young Mike Tyson coming to rip your head off :-)

Eerie Descent 5:59 Wed Jul 26
Re: Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez - signed
I like the way Michael Owen is used as a poster boy for this nonsense. It's conveniently forgotten that he was proper injury prone throughout his career, suffering a couple of real bad ones along the way.

Which Chicarito hasn't.

Although, he is a striker who has signed for West Ham, so I dare say he will do soon.

Swiss. 5:51 Wed Jul 26
Re: Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez - signed
Grumster

Right there. Owen slowed down due to his injuries.

Grumpster 5:35 Wed Jul 26
Re: Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez - signed
The hang up by many on here with age is fucking ridiculous.

It's not the 70/80's where the players were out drinking more than the fans were.

They're proper professionals now (well 99.9% are), have body conditioning coaches and every other load of nonsense going.

Any of the silly sods stressing over it also in the camp who wanted soon to be 37 year old Defoe, who still seems pretty nifty???

Swiss. 5:27 Wed Jul 26
Re: Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez - signed
Usain Bolt is 30 has he got much slower?

Gavros 5:00 Wed Jul 26
Re: Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez - signed
wanker.

Gavros 5:00 Wed Jul 26
Re: Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez - signed
wanker.

Trevor B 4:57 Wed Jul 26
Re: Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez - signed
so you were talking about how the years can slowly effect a player as age takes hold by giving an example of almost exactly the opposite happening? *applauds*

go back to boats, racism and dodgy xmas jumpers, that's what you're good at.

Gavros 4:54 Wed Jul 26
Re: Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez - signed
Shut up plw. I was using Owen as an example of the fact that if your game is about acceleration, then catastrophic failure can end you career very quickly.

Trevor B 4:48 Wed Jul 26
Re: Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez - signed
gavros

i thought you were supposed to be intelligent mate? so to show the effects of age on the body you pick out a player who, in his own words, had a career ruined by an injury that he got aged 19.

bellend.

Gavros 4:38 Wed Jul 26
Re: Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez - signed
I think its correct that initial burst acceleration does worsen with age, especially as the heel tendon and hamstring which give you that are prone to failure (see M Owen). There's no reason while top speed should be as impacted. Also if your main asset is getting the ball in the onion basket within the 18 yard box rather than hanging off the last man and waiting for the through ball, then youre going to alright regardless.

On The Ball 4:14 Wed Jul 26
Re: Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez - signed
Rubbish. You slow down as you get older - that's a fact. So he was lightning around the time he was born; whereas now, given that he'll be 31 in a couple of years - he's pretty much hobbling. He's basically David Busst after the first couple of operations.

Spandex Sidney 4:12 Wed Jul 26
Re: Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez - signed
Trevor B 4:05 Wed Jul 26
Re: Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez - signed
It does crack me how people automatically presume that as a player nears 30 then they are going to be slower, have less stamina or be weaker etc. It's a very lazy and naive stereotype.


Totally agreed. I'm 45 now and I can give my woman a right good seeing to for most of the night.

I was so energetic the other night I had to fix her with the puncture repair kit.

Trevor B 4:05 Wed Jul 26
Re: Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez - signed
It does crack me how people automatically presume that as a player nears 30 then they are going to be slower, have less stamina or be weaker etc. It's a very lazy and naive stereotype.

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