Fulham V West Ham – Player Ratings

Lukasz Fabianski: The reigning Hammer of the Year showed no let-up, making an outstanding one-handed save when the scores were level. The Polish international claimed crosses with relative ease, but more excitingly showcased an improvement in distribution. 8/10  Ben Johnson: A regular feature in pre-season, there are murmurings of the…

Defensive cover: Do we have enough?

I think every West Ham fan is in agreement that Issa Diop and Fabian Balbuena should, and indeed will, be our starting centre back pair next season. But is our cover for those positions sufficient enough? Angelo Ogbonna was essentially our only deputy last season, and while he is clearly…

If we sold Diop who should we replace him with and where shall we spend the extra money?

Personally at this stage of his career I feel a move away for him is a bit premature, there’s no doubt that he is destined to become a great player and he is only 21 after all but it’s just not the right time.  He had a brilliant debut season…

BREAKING: Manchester United want Issa Diop for £45m

West Ham defender Issa Diop has emerged as a target for Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, according to Sky Sports. The Red Devils value the 22-year-old at £45m as they try to rebuild in an attempt to finish in a Champions League position next season. However, West Ham have…

Reasons to be Cheerful

With an apology to the late, great Ian Dury, a more realistic title should probably be reasons to be cheerful (part 3003), swiftly followed of course by an equal number of reasons to be disappointed, bemused, frustrated… Scratch beneath the surface of the current situation, the team and the squad…