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Q: 2022/23 You are the Chairman what do you do with Moyes?
a. Stick with him obviously, he's delivered two good seasons back to back and will see us out of this dip in form
b. If we're still lingering around the bottom three by the start of the WC then that's the time to get rid
c. What are we waiting for 2 wins in the last 20 PL games is reason enough to sack him, go now
d. I've just got my new Orange & White 3rd Kit with Moyesinho on the back, I can't wait to wear it down to the supermarket, they call me Mr West Ham around here

Alan 1:25 Thu Sep 22
Thursday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Borussia Dortmund value 19-year-old England midfielder Jude Bellingham, a transfer target of Manchester United and Liverpool, at around £130m. (Athletic - subscription required)

Bellingham's first priority next summer would be a move to Real Madrid. (El Chiringuito via Marca - in Spanish)

Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25, says he "always wanted to stay at Barcelona" after refusing a £65m move to Manchester United during the summer transfer window. (Mirror)

Arsenal have contacted Eintracht Frankfurt's Jesper Lindstrom, 22, over a £17m move for the Denmark attacking midfielder in January. (Bild - in German)

Arsenal could face competition from Brighton in their hopes of signing Ukraine winger Mykhaylo Mudryk, 21, from Shakhtar Donetsk in January. (Express)

Everton have had a bid of 30m euros (£26.2m) turned down for Mudryk as Shakhtar want more than 50m euros (£43.7m), but there has been no bid from Arsenal yet. (Fabrizio Romano)

Flamengo's vice-president says there has been "no proposal" for Joao Gomes, 21, with the Brazilian midfielder linked with Liverpool and Manchester United. (ESPN - in Portuguese)

Manchester United were interested in offering Belgium midfielder Andreas Pereira, 28, as part of a swap deal for Gomes in the summer, before Pereira joined Fulham. (Talksport)

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou says leaving to take charge of Leicester City is "not on my radar". (Sky Sports)

Barcelona's 34-year-old Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets is willing to join Major League Soccer side Inter Miami, co-owned by David Beckham, at the end of his contract next summer. (Sport - in Spanish)

Spain forward Marco Asensio, 26, has not closed the door on a potential move from Real Madrid to their arch rivals Barcelona. (Sport - via El Partidazo de Cope)

The two-year contract extension signed in July by Barcelona's France midfielder Ousmane Dembele, 25, included a release clause of 50m euros (£43.7m), which will be valid from next summer. Dembele would receive half that fee after agreeing to waive a signing-on bonus. (L'Equipe - in French)

Barcelona have threatened to take legal action against El Mundo over publishing details of the club's contract negotiations with Lionel Messi before he joined Paris St-Germain. (Mail)

No club matched the asking price in the summer for PSV Eindhoven's 23-year-old Netherlands winger Cody Gakpo, who was linked with a move to Manchester United, Southampton, Leeds United and Arsenal. (Voetbal International via TalkSport)

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Antonio Conte is being linked with a sensational return to Juventus.

Frenkie de Jong has revealed he never wanted to join Manchester United in the summer despite his future at Barcelona being up in the air at the time.

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag told new boys Tyrell Malacia and Antony to "take it easy" on each other after their previous battles in Holland.

Lionel Messi's Barcelona contract demands from 2020 have reportedly been leaked.

Arsenal have reportedly opened talks over a January move for Eintracht Frankfurt attacking midfielder Jesper Lindstrom.

Sergio Busquets looks set to call time on his 22-year career with Barcelona amid interest from David Beckham's Inter Miami.

Chelsea and Manchester United are among five European clubs interested in signing Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham this summer, according to reports.

Luiz Felipe Scolari revealed bust-ups with Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka led to his sacking as Chelsea boss.


RB Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol has left the door open on a potential January switch to Chelsea, who reportedly bid for the Croatian's services in summer without any success.

Aston Villa face a defensive injury crisis after Lucas Digne suffered an ankle injury that is likely to keep him sidelined for several weeks.

Memphis Depay has hit out at his lack of game time for Barcelona, claiming that 'it is not enough.'

Everton have been dealt a huge setback after full-back Nathan Patterson was stretchered off during Scotland's Nations League match.

The question of earlier kick-off times as a possible solution to soaring costs will be back on the agenda when EFL clubs meet next week.


Those in the camp of Harry Maguire reportedly feel that he has been let down by the players and staff at Manchester United.

Chelsea boss Graham Potter is reportedly keen to explore the idea of recalling Callum Hudson-Odoi from his loan spell at Bayer Leverkusen.

Arsenal have reportedly opened talks with the agent of Eintracht Frankfurt attacking midfielder Jesper Lindstrom ahead of a potential January transfer.


The new government is considering putting plans for an independent football regulator on hold and giving the game a fixed deadline to come up with an acceptable alternative.

The Football Association is prepared to accept that some FA Cup ties may have to be played without replays this season to ease fixture congestion.

Arthur Melo has recruited a physiotherapist, a fitness coach and a nutritionist to work with him daily as he looks to impress Jürgen Klopp and forge a lengthy career at Liverpool.


Manchester United could drive a wedge between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid's feud by signing Antoine Griezmann, according to reports.


Barcelona have declared they will pursue legal action after details surrounding Lionel Messi's contract talks were released in the Spanish press.


American teams could take on the Champions League winners with Uefa planning to revamp the Super Cup into a four-club mini tournament.

Almost two-thirds of lower-league clubs would consider earlier kick-offs to reduce floodlight usage amid the cost-of-living crisis, according to a survey.


Uefa's statement apparently blaming Liverpool supporters for causing the delay to the start of the Champions League final in Paris was prepared a considerable time before the day of the match.

Liam Rosenior has been relieved of his duties as interim manager at Derby County, with the League One club keen on appointing Rotherham's Paul Warne as his replacement.


Ambitious English side Doncaster City have used an ancient claim over their national status to apply for a place in next season's Scottish Cup.


A section of Scotland fans could be heard audibly booing the minute's applause in memory of Queen Elizabeth II before the match with Ukraine.


Excited: ‘I will give it absolutely everything I have’ – West Ham appoint club legend Mark Noble as their new sporting director

Anton Stanley

West Ham United legend Mark Noble will become the club’s new sporting director in January.

A career-long servant to the Hammers, he retired from playing in the summer after 18 years in the club’s midfield.

He takes up the newly-created role, which sees him work closely both with David Moyes and the board of directors, in 2023.

As sporting director he will contribute to ‘academy development, player recruitment, and player and staff wellbeing – with a particular focus on ensuring players both progressing through the ranks and new to the Club are nurtured in the West Ham United football philosophy and values’.

The appointment comes after the 35-year-old completed an Entertainment, Media and Sports Business leadership course at the Harvard Business School.

Noble said: “I’m really happy to be coming back and can’t wait to get started. I’d like to thank the Club for giving me the opportunity – it’s a great honour for me to take up this role at West Ham United.

“I’ve spent the last 24 years as a player here, first in the Academy and then in the first team, and obviously have a deep knowledge and understanding of the Club. Throughout my playing career, the one thing I strived for more than anything was constant improvement, on and off the pitch. That became even more important to me when I was named club captain in 2015, and the last seven years have given me such great experience and preparation for the next stage of my life and career.

“In particular, the last two years, as my playing days began to naturally wind down, gave me a fantastic opportunity to really spend some time educating myself and gaining greater knowledge and understanding of the work that goes on behind the scenes. This Club has made some fantastic strides forward in that period and I am really looking forward to coming back at such an exciting time.

“I see it as a position that I can grow and develop in both personally and professionally. There are always difficult decisions to be made in football, but along with my colleagues at the Club, I will continue to put the best interests of West Ham United first. The last two seasons have been a time of great progress, and I want to help us to continue moving forwards in the right direction. I believe in the ambition shown by the Board and I am excited about helping to build on the success that has been delivered so far.

“I feel that it is a great opportunity for me to make a real contribution and help the Club in a number of different ways, and I can promise everyone in the West Ham family that I will give it absolutely everything I have.”

Noble made 550 appearances for the Hammers, scoring 62 goals in a fine career in east London.

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Texas Iron 4:09 Thu Sep 22
Re: Thursday newspapers (includes West Ham)

COOL HAND LUKE 2:45 Thu Sep 22
Re: Thursday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Cheers Al, trust you are well mate?

Listen! Is that Moyse's bum squeaking I can hear..?

bill green 2:10 Thu Sep 22
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Thanks Alan 1:31 Thu Sep 22

Thanks Alan 1:31 Thu Sep 22
Re: Thursday newspapers (includes West Ham)
ted fenton 1:26 Thu Sep 22

ted fenton 1:26 Thu Sep 22
Re: Thursday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan.

ted fenton 1:26 Thu Sep 22
Re: Thursday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan.

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