Frustration is starting to creep in over Manuel Pellegrini’s tactics as the Hammers lose their second game in a row against opponents which should be beatable on paper.
Hammer Manuel Lanzini received player poor ratings yesterday for another under-par performance. Questions are quite rightly being asked what is wrong with our playmaker?
We shouldn’t be surprised that we crumbled against an out of form Everton yesterday, it is the West Ham way after all!
Winston Reid must now be at his last chance saloon! Manuel Pellegrini has revealed yet another scheduled come back, this time playing for the Hammers Under 23’s next Monday night but I am afraid we have heard it all before and many are now writing off the player as a lost cause.
A Daily Mail story on the London Stadium this week presented very little new news on the taxpayer-funded former Olympic stadium.
Time is fast running out for Essex-born central Hammers midfielder Josh Cullen who is yet to make his break through to the West Ham first team. The local lad who played his junior football for Rayleigh Boys joined the West Ham Academy when he was nine years old.
It’s fair to say that West Ham don’t have the best of records when it comes to bringing in new recruits. Savio Nsereko, Andre Ayew, Jose Fonte, Kieran Dyer… the list of expensive flops goes on. That being said, there have been one or two smart and successful purchases that have lit up the Boleyn Ground and the London Stadium. Let’s take a look at West Ham’s best transfers of the Premier League era.
When Fabián Balbuena was signed for £6.5m from Brazilian side Corinthians on a three-year deal it was assumed he would be a squad player but the defender nicknamed The General fast earned a reputation of a bargain buy playing alongside Issa Diop who had cost the Irons £22m in the same summer.
I have just got back home from a fun day out at the London Stadium which cost me just one pound.