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Evra on his way to Hammers home for elderly

So we do next to nothing of consequence in the transfer window and then clamber in after a 36 year old banned by Uefa for kung-fu kicking a fan!

Now the ageing left back Patrice Evra looks set to arrive at the club – an announcement can be expected.

The only comment we could get out of the club this morning is that people are working hard to get players in to reinforce the “paper thin squad.”

Our paper thin squad by the way will include these players:

Patrice Evra, 36
James Collins, 34
Jose Fonte, 34
Pablo Zabaleta, 33
Adrian, 30
Joe Hart, 30
Mark Noble, 30

 Given that a month has just passed when younger, fitter and better players should have been recruited may we ask:  “Exactly what’s going on.”

Whilst all of that is has been happening a guy whom is was claimed had become a major transfer target -Leander Dendoncker – has explained publicly how bitterly disappointed he was that West Ham had not made it possible.

He didn’t know the reasons why – or chose not to explain  them – but common wisdom is that the board didn’t bid enough or David Moyes couldn’t make his mind up about him.

I suppose we will believe whichever of the two one happens to dislike the most but to add a 36 year old guy with a history of violence and already banned by a ruling body doesn’t seem designed to help the atmosphere around the club.

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12 comments on “Evra on his way to Hammers home for elderly

  1. Pathetic!! As if we couldn’t be taken more for a ride than they have already done. A month to sort it out, money available, supposedly, and we couldn’t get be bit of the supposed business over the line. Just go, after 47 years of being a hammer this is not what I can stand behind; the player so, of course, Moyes, yes, The Club, not any more with these owners in place!!

  2. Awful strategy from the board in January (and before) now means free transfers are all that’s available, when we are clearly short of players. Would have loved to have signed Dendoncker and think would have dampened a lot of the ill feeling regarding transfers. We basically need bodies as i am not convinced that Cullen, Hakšabanović or Quina can step up this season or that it is a good time to throw them in at the deep end. Evra adds experience and could release Cresswell to play more advanced if needed. One other positive is Pogba and others speaks really highly of him as a dressing room influence and that could help us in a relegation run-in. Midfield especially we are light and 1 injury/suspension away from further disaster. While on free agents would think Song on a short-term deal would be a better bet as if Noble/Kouyate gets injured we are screwed in CM and Zabaleta is not the answer

  3. Hold on , is it April 1st already??? They have got to be kidding????

  4. It must be a Moyes signing since he managed the player at manure united. unless sully is hoping evra will sort out one or two of our more abusive fans by giving them a good kicking.

    • Not sure that would happen Clive? At the London Stadium anyway the pitch is to far from the fans he would have had time to calm down 😁😁😁

  5. We. Would enter the magnificent 7 utd into the walking football league seven a side tournament organised by help the aged in Stratford !! 😂

  6. Shows such a lack of planning.
    Why I don’t get is we need a CDM most of all & Song did have a very good season with us & is 30 yes 6 years younger. And isn’t know for causing issues or kicking fans in head.
    Know Evra is a decnet LB but what dies that mean for Rice bc imagine Cresswell will go back to back 3. Maybe Rice as CDM…
    Tho Moyes picked him too know he did bc worked under him at Man U & likes knowing his players.
    Opare was let go by Ausburg & is 27yo RB Mich more pace & can play LB. Both could cause issues in dressing room why not go for younger & get RB cover too if Byram gets injured again.

    Over 29 Avg age now for squad

    Moyes you want Durable players not sure if he ticks that box.
    But can’t see why not going for Song who will go to Serie A.
    Or William Vanquier but no PL experience

  7. He’s quite amusing on instragram. About the only positive I can find.

  8. This is so embarrassing, if the club were a dog it would be put down.

  9. dads army lets start praying I watched Watford v the rent boys and they too them apart I am hoping the the rent boys where total **** because if not I see an other 3 put pass us

  10. Welcome to the club Patrice. COYI.

  11. I made the comment about the back four being Zaba, Ginge, Fonte & Evra earlier today nice of you to use the prompt Hugh

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