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CaptainBlueAndClaret 11:53 Sat Oct 21
Someone save our Football Club.
Someone save our Football Club
An emergency worldwide broadcast by Hammer and Talk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTMq562jAQs

I C&P a comment made by Johnson 2:58 Sat Oct 21;

“…the heart fell out of the Club, the manager and the players the minute we left (Boleyn Ground, Upton Park).

That final season was so strong and emotionally charged, it was almost the crashing end of a euphoric drug fuelled orgy.

We whacked as much of the stuff up our hooter as we could and it for a change rewarded us that season. Suddenly our dealer had gone and the new shit ain’t as good.

I reiterate, football is not about 11 highly paid robots on the pitch.

It’s about a Club mentality, it’s about the same old faces, it’s about the hundreds of local or otherwise (regardless of ethnicity) members of support and catering staff who made it tick, it’s about taking your feedback at source positive or negative, it’s about them being on top of you (less so lately but despite our internal negative view enough players from oppo have said now they don’t miss it must you divs realise) it’s about the community, it’s about pride.

We don’t have any of that anymore. That affects the team, absolute fact.

West Ham ain’t been that good in my 30 years of supporting them with nigh on 20 home and away. Did I ever doubt the club during that time? Rarely as we had a common cause.

The move to the OS has ripped that apart.

Do not forget the hundreds of stewards, security guards, receptionists, hotel staff, grounds men who were probably all West Ham fans before they joined and if not were after a few years.

Fucking loads of them made redundant, which was the board goal all along.

This is worst ever situation our Club has ever been in.

No heart, no passion, no history, no pride, no loyalty, no soul.

Berks Inc (THE THREE PLANKS, Gold, Sullivan & the Duchess of Knightsbridge) and their supporters did this to us.”

Replies - Newest Posts First (Show In Chronological Order)

Fo the Communist 1:40 Thu Jan 18
Re: Someone save our Football Club.
Well said LB and Cartis.
The Darren Lewis story smacks of character assassination engineered by Sullivan to head off any hint of fan unrest should Carroll be given away for peanuts without replacement.

ironsofcanada 1:29 Thu Jan 18
Re: Someone save our Football Club.
CaptainBlueAndClaret 1:22 Thu Jan 18

Lots of great reasons to be frustrated with the owners but...

That first article is clickbait journalism at its finest. Buries the lead, tells us a bunch of stuff we all ready know and then "Shrewsbury fans" is one guy's post.

CaptainBlueAndClaret 1:22 Thu Jan 18
Re: Someone save our Football Club.
'Are you listening Karren Brady?' Shrewsbury fans deliver scathing verdict on West Ham's London Stadium
Damien Lucas
@damienlucas
Published 18th January 2018.

West Ham United edged past League One Shrewsbury Town in the FA Cup in midweek.

West Ham have turned a corner under David Moyes and have lifted themselves out of the relegation zone and into midtable in an increasingly congested Premier League.

A much changed Hammers side including a number of young players were taken to a replay and extra-time before Reece Burke's thumping strike settled a tie against an impressive Shrewsbury.

The Hammers left their beloved Boleyn Ground home of 112 years to move to the London Stadium in nearby Stratford in 2016, which was spearheaded by vice-chairman Karren Brady.

The move was meant to propel the East Londoners to a new level where they could compete with the Premier League elite.

The reality has been very different, though, with a series of issues blighting the club's first two seasons at the ground on and off the pitch.

Many West Ham fans have not been happy with the move for a variety of reasons, none more so than the distance between the stands and the pitch and its impact on the atmosphere and match experience.

Supporters also feel there have been broken promises over the "state of the art retractable seating solution" that was promised when the club was selling the move to sceptical fans.

In reality they ended up with a complex relocatable scaffolding much to the anger of supporters who have accused Brady and the club's owners David Sullivan and David Gold of lying to them.

When West Ham first moved to the London Stadium Brady declared the move to be 'the most successful stadium migration in football history'... before a ball had even been kicked.

But the ground has been slated by Hammers fans and visiting supporters ever since.

And even League One Shrewsbury were not impressed with fans describing the experience as 'shocking'.

"After going to the stadium to take in the @EmiratesFACup replay, I totally get it now, what a shocking place to watch football....SO FAR AWAY which creates such a disconnect with the team, anyway it was nice to experience it but I wouldn't want to watch my footy there!"

Shrewite
@Shrewite
Shrewsbury Town Football Club Fan..
Replying to @kumbdotcom
After going to the stadium yesterday to take in the @EmiratesFACup replay, I totally get it now, what a shocking place to watch football....SO FAR AWAY which creates such a disconnect with the team, anyway it was nice to experience it but I wouldn't want to watch my footy there!
3:35 PM - Jan 17, 2018

http://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2018/01/17/are-you-listening-karren-brady-shrewsbury-fans-deliver-scathing/


MEANWHILE, news from the ‘next level’…

Andy Carroll tells West Ham he is unable to train amid Chelsea interest - but ankle scans indicate no problem
The Irons have yet to receive a formal bid - loan or otherwise - for their 29-year-old striker
BY DARREN LEWIS
• 08:40, 18 JAN 2018

Chelsea target Andy Carroll has told West Ham he is unable to train.

Carroll claims he has an ankle injury, but scans taken by the Hammers are understood not to show a problem.

The forward has missed West Ham’s last three games, including Tuesday night’s FA Cup replay win over Shrewsbury.

The Irons have yet to receive a formal bid - loan or otherwise - for the 29-year-old striker from Chelsea.

However, West Ham are aware that Chelsea want a loan move for their target man, who has 18-months left to run on his £100,000-a-week deal.

The Hammers would prefer a permanent deal and would be interested only in offers over £20million for their player.

Carroll opened his league account for the season to help West Ham come from behind to beat West Brom a fortnight ago.

He was on the bench for the 1-1 draw with Spurs two days later when he came on for the final five minutes.

Chelsea have been targeting a tall striker and also have Crystal Palace’s Christian Benteke among their options.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/andy-carroll-involved-fitness-wrangle-11868010

LeroysBoots 10:48 Wed Jan 17
Re: Someone save our Football Club.
Love that FC !

Far Cough 9:52 Wed Jan 17
Re: Someone save our Football Club.
They never mentioned that the next level was one down

cartis 9:48 Wed Jan 17
Re: Someone save our Football Club.
LeroysBoots 9:35 Wed Jan 17

Spot on.

I fucking detest them , hate them with a passion for what they have done to the club.

Serial bullshitters who have no intention whatsoever in investing serious money in the squad, they alway have and always will spend the bare minimum.

I just want them fucking gone.

LeroysBoots 9:35 Wed Jan 17
Re: Someone save our Football Club.
Fuck me I don't think I could detest anyone more than the cunts ruining our club

Mealy mouthed wankers

They really do get an easy ride ...I'm surprised that there's not more widespread vitriol towards them

ornchurch ammer 12:06 Wed Jan 17
Re: Someone save our Football Club.
The heart fell out of the club when we left Upton Park?
More like the arsehole.

CaptainBlueAndClaret 11:36 Wed Jan 17
Re: Someone save our Football Club.
David Moyes has bad news for expectant West Ham fans over January transfer plans
Damien Lucas
@damienlucas

West Ham United fans have been waiting to see some arrivals in the January transfer window.

West Ham's recruitment in the summer left a lot to be desired - as it has ever since they moved to the London Stadium in 2016.

A large section of supporters have turned on co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold over broken promises on the stadium move and transfers.

The Hammers co-owners said leaving Upton Park for Stratford would take the club to the next level.

But they have regressed on the pitch ever since flirting with relegation.

And the East Londoners find themselves in the thick of it this season despite seemingly turning a corner under David Moyes.

Sullivan pledged to back Moyes with three or four signings this month and West Ham have been linked with more than 30 players so far.

But Moyes had bad news for expectant fans in an interview with the club's official website.

"We would really like a couple of players in the January window if we could do it but I couldn't turn around and say to you that we're guaranteed to do it and I couldn't turn around and say to you and the West Ham supporters 'Here we are this is what we've got'," Moyes told whufc.com.

"We're not there yet. I hope we can do it. I do think I want to make sure we try and bring in the right players who can stay at the club for a while.

"But in the same breath maybe in this window all we can get maybe is a couple of loans possibly and see how they do from there."

Hardly the most inspiring update from Moyes and supporters will be angry at the meagre prospect of bringing in one or two loan signings.

It is so far removed from the grand pledges made by the West Ham hierarchy when they were keen to convince supporters that leaving Upton Park was a necessity to push the club on.

The reality has left fans bitter, resentful and pointing to the fact that they should have stayed at Upton Park if mere Premier League survival or midtable mediocrity was the best they could hope for.

http://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2018/01/11/david-moyes-has-bad-news-for-expectant-west-ham-fans-over-januar/


David Sullivan, Christmas 2013;

“Getting the Olympic Stadium, I think will change the future of the Club and increase our fan base, by hundreds of thousands of supporters.

I think that getting the Olympic Stadium for the Club is one of the most important things that we have done this year and maybe in the history of the Club and it will do so much for supporters, because the facilities are so much better than they are at Upton Park.

The communication links to Stratford are vastly better than they are at Upton Park.

Everything at the Olympic Stadium will be better. The facilities, so much better, whether it is loos, bars, TVs, erm, it will just be on another level.

More importantly the Olympic Stadium will attract better players. If we are perceived as a big Club, with a great Stadium, erm, in the heart of London, erm, a lot of foreign players, who might not have come to us, wouldn’t be thinking of coming to us, will be attracted to come to West Ham. So we are very confident that when we get the Stadium, that we will have a better team than we have now.

In the Summer we signed Britain’s most expensive player Andy Carroll, we signed Stuart Downing, the English international from Liverpool, so overall it has been a pretty successful year.

The last few months haven’t been so good, erm, but on behalf of the Board I can say that we will be making signings in January and we hope to rectify, erm, the balance of the team, so that by the end of the season, that we are well clear of relegation.

We are determined to gradually improve things at West Ham and we do appreciate the input of supporters and the tremendous support that they give us throughout the year.

We have sold virtually every ticket for every away game, erm and I cannot thank the supporters enough for the support that they have given to both myself and David Gold, the Club and the team. I would say to them, please get behind us at the Arsenal game, please get behind us at the West Brom game, because these are vital games for the Club, because we can’t bring in new recruits until after those games.

I would say that West Ham is one big family and I personally correspond with hundreds of supporters through email. Jack does tens of thousands through twitter. David Gold does even larger numbers through twitter.

We don’t duck our responsibilities and families pull together through tough times and these are tough times. Thank you for staying with us through bad times as well as good times, because West Ham supporters and the Club at West Ham is very special. We have done so much for the community. We give back to the community. We give back to families who support us. West Ham is a very, very special Football Club.

It is absolutely fantastic that we have got in the semi-final of the Cup and who knows… …not only do we, will we climb the league in 2014, we may have a Cup Final for everybody, so we look forward to it immensely.

So thank you for listening to this. On behalf of me and my family, I would like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas.”


The Joint-Chairman's Christmas Message

https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=UUCNOsmurvpEit9paBOzWtUg&v=Vz5yn36Ux8o

CaptainBlueAndClaret 11:31 Wed Jan 17
Re: Someone save our Football Club.
WEST HAM FANS RIP INTO AYEW
Date: 17th January 2018 at 7:02am
Written by: Dominic Toner

Andre Ayew complete 69 minutes in the narrow 1-0 win over Shrewsbury Town on Tuesday night – and the West Ham fans on Twitter were furious with his display.

The 28-year-old attacker failed to provide much of a goal threat against the League One side in their FA Cup third round replay.

David Moyes withdrew the left-winger in the second-half in a match that needed extra-time to separate the teams.

Defender Reece Burke snatched the win for the Hammers in the 112th minute of the game at the London Stadium to set-up a fourth round clash against either Bournemouth or Wigan.

West Ham fans on social media decided to call out Ayew for his display in the cup and feel that he really struggled.

This Is Futbol has rounded up some of the best tweets:

Ben
@af_ben
We need another striker that's as obvious. Ayew is mediocre I'm afraid sakho doesn't care and Carroll is constantly injured. Burke scored a lovely goal at least we went through. #Coyi!
10:44 PM - Jan 16, 2018

Steve Cowell
@steve_cowell
Andre Ayew is a myth. Woeful. #whufc #coyi
8:20 PM - Jan 16, 2018

Jamie Penfold LMPA
@jamie_penfold
@AyewAndre walked straight down the tunnel when he was subbed....and hopefully carried on walking! Never want to see him play for us again! Shocking performance tonight! #WHUSHR
10:30 PM - Jan 16, 2018 · Stratford, London

Jamie Penfold LMPA
@jamie_penfold
@andreayew is shocking! Making Shrewsbury look like world class players! @WestHamUtd #WHUSHR
8:34 PM - Jan 16, 2018

父 Jason 父
@quornholio
Thought martinez and cullen did well and both worked hard, oxford looked lost at cdm, burke looked panicked apart from the goal, and ayew is dreadful.... still
11:02 PM - Jan 16, 2018

Tony Moore
@tmooro
Watching Andre Ayew on a bitterly cold night makes me realise that life is very short #FMOSB #WHUFC #COYI
10:30 PM - Jan 16, 2018

Jack Newman
@JackNew140192
Ayew has done nothing for us since spurs away in the cup
9:23 PM - Jan 16, 2018

Steveh’ ⚒ 🇬🇧
@Steveh245
Ayew is a footballer believe it or not
9:15 PM - Jan 16, 2018

The Sun have previously reported that West Ham would be willing to offload Ayew in the January window due to concerns over his inconsistency.
The Ghana international missed a big opportunity to show his worth against Shrewsbury as his side struggled.
Ayew has now made 24 appearances across all competitions this season, scoring six goals and supplying two assists in return.
West Ham will now turn their attention back to the Premier League and host Bournemouth at the weekend, who are just a point behind them in the table.

https://thisisfutbol.com/2018/01/twitter/west-ham-fans-rip-into-ayew/


West Ham fans furious on Twitter with attacker’s performance in cup: “Awful”, “Woeful”
By Alexander Ford
January 17, 2018

West Ham United scrapped past Shrewsbury Town in the FA Cup with a 1-0 victory on Tuesday night and Hammers fans were not best pleased with the performance of one of their men on social media.

The London Stadium outfit needed extra-time to defeat the League One outfit to progress to the next round of the tournament, where they will face either Bournemouth or Wigan.

West Ham manager David Moyes had used the game as a chance to rest the majority of his first-team and saw it as an opportunity to give some of his youngsters minutes.

Reece Burke managed to make the most of the chance to show what he could do and found the winner in the 112th minute of the match when the Hammers starlet smashed the ball in off the underside of the crossbar.

West Ham looked vulnerable during the game and could have been facing a shock exit if it was not for Joe Hart making crucial saves.

However, the Irons dominance in extra-time eventually paid off as Shrewsbury could not contain all the pressure their Premier League opponents threw at them.

The West Ham faithful were not pleased with their team’s performance against the League One outfit in the first game and would have been looking for a more controlling display in the replay.

However, it appeared to be the same story at the London Stadium as the Irons failed to break down the Shrews and frustrated fans on the night.

West Ham supporters took to Twitter to share their anger with the performance and singled Andre Ayew out specifically, stating that he failed to offer them anything and called him useless before he was substituted in the second half.

The African forward has not replicated his Swansea City form since joining the Hammers and as such has been linked with a January sale in some quarters.

Here are some of the West Ham supporters’ reactions:

Paul
@Paulthehammer79
What we learnt about tonight:

1. The kids aren’t good enough

2. Ayew, Arthur and Obiang were awful again

3. Harts save kept us in game

4. Ogbonna was excellent Byram decent better when Arnie and Nobes came on

5. Shows how much we lack depth we lack#WHUFC #COYI
00:03 - 17 Jan 2018 · Romford, London

Tony Moore
@tmooro
Watching Andre Ayew on a bitterly cold night makes me realise that life is very short #FMOSB #WHUFC #COYI
22:30 - 16 Jan 2018

Steve Cowell
@steve_cowell
Andre Ayew is a myth. Woeful. #whufc #coyi
20:20 - 16 Jan 2018

Dave
@DaveyWHU
Built by the working class, destroyed by the rich. Gold, Sullivan & Brady, its time to go. Admired by Newcastle fans.
London, England
Very poor performance tonight. Although they're young, feel Martinez and Burke had poor games. Didn't see much of Cullen. Lanzini was my MOTM with Ayew potentially being the worst on the pitch. A wins a win, take it and move on. #COYI
23:49 - 16 Jan 2018

Steve
@Steve_WHU_
Ayew is atrocious & offers nothing was relieved when he was brought off tonight
23:48 - 16 Jan 2018 · Camberwell, London

D. Brooker
@DannyBrooker5
Replying to @welchyyyy and 2 others
Get rid of em all i would....

Dravonta Davis
@CD9WHU
Can’t play Hernandez up top on his own so might as well sell him, sahko bad egg sell him, i’d take 10 mill+ plus for carroll all day, ayew just ent good enough
21:46 - 16 Jan 2018

Kaveh SolhekolVerified account
@SkyKaveh
West Ham prepared to sell Andy Carroll for £20m. Will also listen to sensible offers for Hernandez, Ayew or Sakho

Dunc9
@WHU99
no no....not sell strikers YET, keep carroll and Hernandez......SELL AYEW AND SAKHO FIRST, see if we have enough money to buy new striker then posible sell carroll....oh dear!
21:45 - 16 Jan 2018

BJYeo ⚒️ WHU ⚒️
@dmyeo66
#WHUFC its not just a club its a family
We need to get more players forward. Ayew needs to go off. Like to see Haksabanovic bought on.
20:59 - 16 Jan 2018 · Blackpool, England

ExWHUemployee
@ExWHUemployee
I bring exclusive news and opinion @westhamwaycouk
Thought that was a poor performance against a league one side but least we got the result. Burke took the goal well and was solid alongside ogbonna. Lanzini tried hard and was decent, noble and Arnautovic gave us more purpose

Grant Beale
@BealeGrant
Ayew was so bad , cullen plsyed well , we looked at lanzini for everything , martinez should of capitalised but a wins a win
00:09 - 17 Jan 2018

ExWHUemployee
@ExWHUemployee
I will cover this on the show tomorrow mate but I think a move back to Germany could be on the cards https://twitter.com/hammer_trev/status/953414205465677825 …

steve hill
@steve5705
Oxford and Ayew were awful tonight
00:05 - 17 Jan 2018

https://westhamblog.co.uk/west-ham-fans-furious-with-attackers-performance-on-twitter/

Mex Martillo 9:50 Mon Jan 15
Re: Someone save our Football Club.
Captain, I would like to see the club run by a director voted by the members. What do you seek to save the club?

CaptainBlueAndClaret 12:44 Mon Jan 15
Re: Someone save our Football Club.
David Moyes fires thinly veiled warning to David Sullivan over West Ham transfers
Damien Lucas
Published 15th January 2018.

West Ham United have been linked with a plethora of players in the January transfer window but are yet to make signing.

West Ham have turned a corner under David Moyes and sit 11th after a superb 4-1 win at Huddersfield at the weekend.

The Hammers have been linked with more than 30 players in the window so far from Alfie Mawson to Andre Schurrle.

But halfway through the window they are yet to land any new signings.

Supporters are growing increasingly frustrated having been underwhelmed by the club's recruitment and lack of spending since their much-feted move to the London Stadium in 2016.

Fans have turned on co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold over a string of broken promises dangled as a carrot to leave Upton Park.

One of their big grievances is what they see as interference from the owners - and particularly Sullivan who takes a lead on transfer business - when it comes to recruitment at West Ham.

When Moyes was appointed in November he was keen to make a point that he would have the final say on transfers.

But it seems even he is now not so sure, firing a thinly veiled warning to Sullivan over transfers in an interview with the club's official website.

“I would be diligent," Moyes told whufc.com.

"I don’t do things very quickly. I like to see players live myself.

"It was always my rule that I’d only do it if I’ve seen the players live, because I’d treat the club’s money like my own money and wouldn’t give it away too easily."

It comes after Moyes remarked to the press recently that he has "started to learn a bit about West Ham, we seem to be linked with everybody."

Seemingly exasperated by the sheer number of names being linked with the club it also ties in with comments from former boss Slaven Bilic who revealed that whenever he wanted a player and came close to signing them 'three or four other names would suddenly come into the picture'.

http://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2018/01/11/david-moyes-fires-thinly-veiled-warning-to-david-sullivan-over-w/

CaptainBlueAndClaret 10:36 Sat Jan 13
Re: Someone save our Football Club.
The Duchess of Knightsbridge fantasy column, illustrating how GOOD it would be, to dream about spending OTHERS Clubs money…


BRADY REVEALS WEST HAM PROBLEM
Date: 13th January 2018 at 8:06am
Written by: Olivia Leigh

Karren Brady has revealed the main problem West Ham face in attracting the highest-calibre players is persuading to join a mid-table club.

In her column for The Sun, the current Hammers vice-chairman discussed Liverpool selling Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona for £145million and shared that the Reds should allow Jurgen Klopp to spend it all.

Brady referenced that the West Ham owners would make funds from a sale like that available, and revealed why.

“Would I tell him to spend the lot? Yes, I would, and so would West Ham’s owners,” admitted Brady.

“We believe that players are the starters, main course and dessert of any club that plans to serve its supporters well.”

The West Ham vice-chairman added that unlike Liverpool, West Ham would have difficulty getting the best players available due to their current position in the table and their prospects of rising up it.

“One problem for a team in our position is that to attract the highest-calibre players, we need the promise of big things to come.”

The Hammers are currently 15th in the Premier League, two points clear of the relegation zone.

OPINION
Brady is underplaying the value of tempting players with huge contracts in her column. If West Ham had that sort of money, there are definitely amazing players who would be tempted by bumper contracts to join the club, whatever their position. While she probably has convinced some players to join the Hammers based on future plans; there’s no doubt that they would also have gotten a financially rewarding deal. Also Brady believing all the money should be spent, just seems to be a fan pleasing statement. It’s true if West Ham got £145million in January, they would be best to spend it all, as they’re squad is desperately in need of improvements. However, Liverpool should be in no rush as they only need to make improvements in a few areas.

https://thisisfutbol.com/2018/01/blogs/premier-league/brady-reveals-west-ham-problem/

Let us not forget the 2013 Christmas message from David Sullivan to West Ham supporters;

"Getting the Olympic Stadium, I think will change the future of the Club and increase our fan base, by hundreds of thousands of supporters.

I think that getting the Olympic Stadium for the Club is one of the most important things that we have done this year and maybe in the history of the Club and it will do so much for supporters, because the facilities are so much better than they are at Upton Park.

The communication links to Stratford are vastly better than they are at Upton Park.

Everything at the Olympic Stadium will be better. The facilities, so much better, whether it is loos, bars, TVs, erm, it will just be on another level.

More importantly the Olympic Stadium will attract better players. If we are perceived as a big Club, with a great Stadium, erm, in the heart of London, erm, a lot of foreign players, who might not have come to us, wouldn’t be thinking of coming to us, will be attracted to come to West Ham. So we are very confident that when we get the Stadium, that we will have a better team than we have now."

Darby_ 5:24 Fri Jan 12
Re: Someone save our Football Club.
Most of the players we’re linked with are probably just made up paper nonsense.

On The Ball 4:53 Fri Jan 12
Re: Someone save our Football Club.
Key point about the article below:

IT'S ALL GUESSWORK

CaptainBlueAndClaret 3:39 Fri Jan 12
Re: Someone save our Football Club.
Key phrases from the article below;

[1] “…the Hammers linked with more than 30 different players they are supposedly interested in this January.”

[2] “…just further evidence of Sullivan's apparent scattergun approach to transfer business…”


Does West Ham interest in Andre Schurrle suggest David Moyes is not choosing his targets?
Damien Lucas
12th January 2018.

West Ham United have been heavily linked with a move for World Cup winning Germany international Andre Schurrle.

West Ham are in the thick of a relegation battle and face a crucial run of winnable fixtures which could go some way to securing their safety.

The Hammers have been linked with a host of signings in January including that of former Chelsea forward Andre Schurrle, as reported by the likes of the Daily Star.

Fans have turned on co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold in great numbers this season and one of their many grievances is that Sullivan in particular and his head of recruitment Tony Henry dictate West Ham's transfer targets.

David Moyes insisted he would have the final say on transfers when he was appointed as Slaven Bilic's successor in November.

Question marks have been raised since, though, with the Hammers linked with more than 30 different players they are supposedly interested in this January.

Moyes himself admitted last week "I think I'm starting to learn a bit about West Ham, we seem to be linked with everyone."

The Scot has also bemoaned the fact he has too many forwards and in particular too many attacking players who want to play on the left.

So does the reported pursuit of Schurrle prove that Moyes is not picking the players given he is just that, a forward who plays on the left.

The 27-year-old clearly has pedigree but has become a peripheral figure at Borussia Dortmund and is expected to leave the this month in order to feature more regularly ahead of this summer's World Cup.

He may be something of a coup for West Ham but is it just further evidence of Sullivan's apparent scattergun approach to transfer business given Moyes' stated surplus of players in that position.

http://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2018/01/11/does-west-ham-move-for-andre-schurrle-prove-david-moyes-is-not-c/

Mex Martillo 8:59 Thu Jan 11
Re: Someone save our Football Club.
First time I have looked at this thread, your right proper bizarre.
Mods can we rename it the “CaptainBlueAndClaret thread”

I think Moyes might save the club!
Unfortunately I do not think we can do much about our new stadium and I think people exaggerate, not Upton Park, but not the piece of crap you want it to be either.

The Stoat 8:53 Thu Jan 11
Re: Someone save our Football Club.
Two-thirds of the new stadium project are set to be funded by Liverpool City Council.

No doubt it'll be up on bricks before long then ;-)

CaptainBlueAndClaret 8:45 Thu Jan 11
Re: Someone save our Football Club.
From KUMB;

West Ham 'worst experience ever', says Everton chief
Filed: Wednesday, 10th January 2018
By: Staff Writer

Everton chairman Bill Kenwright has promised supporters that the club's new stadium will not repeat the mistakes made at the Olympic Stadium.

The 72-year-old, speaking at a supporters' meeting in Liverpool last night criticised West Ham United's current stadium when asked by a fan during a Q&A section whether the proposed Bramley Moore Dock development would "be like West Ham's".
To which Kenwright - who Hammers vice chair Karren Brady has previously described as "delightful" and "a particular chum of mine" - retorted: "No - being sat at West Ham was the worst experience ever."

Two-thirds of the new stadium project are set to be funded by Liverpool City Council. Architect Dan Meis revealed during the meeting that one of the key requirments is for "fans being close to the pitch".

"It's an incredibly exciting time for us,” he said. "2018 is going to be a very exciting time for all of us as the project moves along. It’s become a very unusual, passionate, career-defining project and will create a unique building that will be a model for football the world over."

Everton hope to move into their new stadium by 2022. The club also plan to retain current ground Goodison Park, for the benefit of the local community, much of which will be converted to green space.

Comment;

Hammerboy:
Two-thirds of the new stadium project are set to be funded by Liverpool City Council. Architect Dan Meis revealed during the meeting that one of the key requirments is for "fans being close to the pitch".

"It's an incredibly exciting time for us,” he said. "2018 is going to be a very exciting time for all of us as the project moves along. It’s become a very unusual, passionate, career-defining project and will create a unique building that will be a model for football the world over."

Everton hope to move into their new stadium by 2022. The club also plan to retain current ground Goodison Park, for the benefit of the local community, much of which will be converted to green space.

John:
I take your point hammerboy, but unfortunately I can't agree with you, Sullivan has failed to deliver with many of his promises, following this disasterous move, Brady adopted a bums on seats attitude, so there many fans who do not support WHU, this give us a diluted atmosphere. David Gold was promoting Chav corner for a similar Upton Park experience. The first small disturbance they moved the fans.

The fact we do not own the ground has a massive impact on the running of the club. The fact because the board have not produced a team worth watching, every aspect of the stadium becomes an issue, we concede a goal, you get a toxic response, if we're we concede 2, most people stay in the bars, that are kept open( not by WHU, But the stadium owners). I do agree a successful team would mean less discontent.

But Hammerboy, it won't make ground a football stadium.

Samba:
I get what you're saying hammerboy. Win & everything feels better. I'm sure all away teams fans that have won at the OS have loved the ground.

Even if we won the Premier League (like THAT'S ever going to happen), that ground would still be the worst in the league for watching football because it wasn't built for watching football.
The only thing the 'two D's and the wicked witch' are going to be remembered for are for doing something that wasn't necessary & for doing it for their own greedy reasons.

Many (most?) West Ham fans are never going to forgive them.

Starbie:
I don't and never will forgive them...

http://www.kumb.com/story.php?id=132060

CaptainBlueAndClaret 10:40 Fri Jan 5
Re: Someone save our Football Club.
West Ham United fans discuss David Gold’s comments
Subhankar Mondal
@subhankarjourno
4th January 2018.

Are West Ham United producing enough players from their youth academy?

West Ham United are an historic club who have produced some of the finest English players.

The London outfit pride themselves on their great academy, having produced the likes of Bobby Moore, Sir Geoff Hurst, Rio Ferdinand, Frank Lampard, Joe Cole and Michael Carrick.

In recent years, though, the Hammers have struggled to produced top-class players from their academy.

Mark Noble is still a key player at West Ham, but it is hard to see who can follow in the footsteps of the English midfielder.

West Ham co-chairman David Gold has given his take on teenagers and youth-team prospects struggling to hold down a regular place in the first team on social networking site Twitter, which has led to the fans having a debate on the situation.

David Gold
@davidgold
I said, it’s hard but not impossible for a teenager to hold down a regular first team place at a PL club. I can’t remember the last West Ham teenager that held down a first team position (25 games in a season) I think you would have to go back quite a while. dg https://twitter.com/bobaustin65/status/948628315635625986 …
10:04 PM - Jan 3, 2018

David Gold
@davidgold
Young Declan Rice was only on the pitch for 20mins in our 2-1 victory over West Brom but again he impressed. dg pic.twitter.com/XrCUHERi1E

Bob austin
@bobaustin65
Sorry to bring this up again David but it was you I believe that told us, that it was unlikely that younger players would have a career at WHU, a lot of fans believe that the owners are going to sell any players that will give you a profit asap
6:53 PM - Jan 3, 2018

John parry
@johnparry66
John parry @johnparry66
Replying to @davidgold
Defoe, Noble, Cole, Collinson, Carrick, Allen,
Ferdinand & Ferdinand, Reo-Coeker.
All given a run all made the grade
Probably a dozen or more have been discarded without
Being given their chance
Look around, Jesus, Rashman, Gomes, Loftus-cheek
Kane, Deli-Ali all stars at 20 !

Darren
@dalboy81
Our great youth system died about 12 years ago. Think nobes was last one that came through
10:29 PM - Jan 3, 2018

Jonny Waite
@Waitey70
Replying to @davidgold
But teenagers hold down places at Man Utd, Spurs, Southampton, Everton, Arsenal this season alone. Why not West Ham?

Sam Puncher
@sam_puncher
Because ours clearly aren't good enough bar Rice?
10:15 PM - Jan 3, 2018

Jonny Waite
@Waitey70
Replying to @sam_puncher @davidgold
But the question then is why? If Southampton and Everton can produce the pathway, West Ham should be too.

andyc
@CairneyAndy
We are too scared of allowing the youngsters to play in fear or being relegated. And the managers are worried about getting the sack if we lose a couple of games.
8:13 AM - Jan 4, 2018

Richard Collins
@Richie_1809
Replying to @davidgold
James Tomkins?
11:17 PM - Jan 3, 2018

Harry houdini
@BenJSpelling
Replying to @davidgold
Probably because you don't invest in youth David or have you forget that your the chairman that's supposed to make these things happen
10:32 PM - Jan 3, 2018

Simon maisey
@SimaiseySimon
Replying to @davidgold
It seems that our home grown talent is over looked because it’s not fashionable to have them in your 1st team. They will make mistakes but not as many as you for not playing them.
10:23 PM - Jan 3, 2018

Killer Heels
@KillerHeels_UK
Replying to @davidgold
The game has changed. What fans forget is in the Premiership we can't afford to try to bring on youngsters when every match is a battle to survive the season. We need experience now. COYI
12:09 AM - Jan 4, 2018

Ken Nutt
@KMN42c
Replying to @davidgold
We have had some terrific youngsters recently: Rice, Oxford and Burke, but very little game time for them. When the show such promise they need to be given experience, even if It's only from the bench, to build for the future
9:00 AM - Jan 4, 2018

http://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2018/01/04/west-ham-united-fans-discuss-david-golds-comments/

one iron 11:27 Thu Jan 4
Re: Someone save our Football Club.
Chip smith will buy the club when Sullivan wants to sell,hes got 10% now, and wants to buy.

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