No Gomes, No Rondon ..

So Arnautovic has left and gone to china for 22.5 million, Maxi Gomez has chosen Valencia of us, Rondon doesn’t look likely either.  The search for a big money striker goes on.  Now everyone has their own opinion on the Maxi Gomez Saga, some are glad it didn’t happen and…

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: Arnautovic hands in transfer request

Marko Arnautovic has handed in a transfer request to West Ham United after receiving an offer from an unnamed Chinese club, according to Sky Sports. The 30-year-old came close to leaving East London for China last January, before extending his current contract with the Hammers.  His form dipped during the…

Michail Antonio – Happily Proved Wrong

I have never been so happy to have been proved wrong. I have made my views on what I think we should have done with Antonio in the not too distant past plainly clear for all to see. I wanted us to ship him out in whatever way we could…