David Martin could get his chance

David Martin could yet get his chance on Saturday at Stamford Bridge.

The son of West Ham legend Alvin Martin was released by Millwall last season and snapped up by the Hammers on a free transfer over the Summer as a third choice keeper after the departure of Adrian.

Roberto’s confidence now seems completely shot and it would be a very brave decision by Manuel Pellegrini to continue to support and start his out of form Spanish keeper as pressure mounts on the 66-year-old manager.

Should Martin get the nod ahead Roberto on Saturday it would well signal Roberto’s last competitive game for the Hammers as it could be hard to reinstate him after the decision has been made.

The 33-year-old Roberto has been unfairly accused by some supporters as the as  the only culprit for West Ham’a current run of bad form of no wins in seven league games. They claim the Hammers haven’t been the same team since Fabianski’s hip injury.


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

8 comments on “David Martin could get his chance

  1. Has to play IMO. Can’t be any worse than Roberto can he??

  2. We all know Roberto has had a bad time but a lot of keepers confidence comes from the defence. Look what he’s got in front of him lethargy is a polite way of saying what are defence is like. They have no passion in them don’t want to stop anything. The keeper is supposed last line but we don’t even have a first line . Defence starts from the front not solely down to the keeper. Get all our loaners back mix with under 23s at least we’d have a chance

  3. I cant believe we are blaming our poor form just on the goal keeper. A lot of people were saying how great Fabianski is because he saved the most shots in the Prem last season, when really that was an extremely worrying statistic, as the shots should be prevented by the defence. Pellegrini doesn’t have a clue how to set out defensively, and having a poor keeper just shows this up more. We need a manager who can set out a side not only to be attacking, but also to have a strong defence when required, unfortunately Pellegrini is not that man. At Man City they weren’t that great at the back, but they were so good scoring goals it didn’t matter. Get rid now, before it is too late.

    • Bang on from. Paul – when your ‘keeper is MOM every week, you know you have problems and the red lights start flashing- unfortunately, Mr.Pellegrini, clueless as he is didn’t notice and did absolutely nothing about strengthening defence or midfield in the Summer.
      This season has all the hallmarks of the Grant season, when we went down.
      West Ham, under Laurel & Hardy is just one crisís after another 👎

  4. He should definitely be given his Big chance .. he is obviously on a learning curve . Can only be better than Roberto ,,, worse is almost an impossibility . Pelligrini needs to accept the need for a change . It could be good or bad for Martin but whatever happens the Fans will be behind him full on .
    The recent comments by Moyes regarding Rice would leave you to think he is close to becoming our next Manager . One can only hope so . Pelligrini is Like a turtle without paddles and living on borrowed time .. he has failed the big test in the Premiership with a financially poorer club . Clubs that are rich are normally premodern where the manager has nothing really to do . The big test is turning a poorer club and team into a success. ,, something the Two Daves obviously thought was possible when they signed him and the Fans were happy with it .. but now after so much big talk and dissatisfaction with Pelligrini has proved to be inadequate and not up to the task in hand . Not the fault of the owners by any stretch ,, they did what they thought the Fans wanted ,. The fans thought it would see us competing for cups and challenging the top six . The biggest flop at West Ham United is the Manager who has failed to understand the Fans and thier aspirations . Moyes , on the other hand understands a Fan Base and the wishes and hopes .
    So , any news that Pelligrini is on the way out is welcomed by me . If that new manager is Moyes I wouldn’t complain as a West Ham supporter .
    Kevin ; the Real One

  5. If MP picks Roberto then hopefully that will seal his fate. Yes defence have not been great epecilaly diop but Roberto has been directly at fault for 1 or 2 goals per game he has played FACT. It was laughable he picked him after the Burnley fiasco where he was at fault for all 3 goals. MP should have been sacked right after the spurs game

  6. If West Ham appoint Moyes as their new manager I hope he brings Pierce with him then I would pay to see him putting the prima donna’s through training they would either shape up or be shown up for what we all think they are ( overpaid under performing leeches )

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