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Fans in shock “drop him ” call

Hammers boss Slaven Bilic has some big team selection decisions to make this weekend and the fans on ClaretandHugh’s Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/363174467150521/ have sent him a surprising message about goalkeeper Adrian.

Despite his elevation to the Spain squad some  fans believe he should be replaced this weekend. Read their thoughts here.

O I’d drop Noble, Collins, Byram and possibly Adrian.
O Definitely drop Adrian, had a shocker and needs to know his place isn’t safe. Collins needs to get back to the defender of last season, if Oggy is fit he plays. Byram I would persist with but if Arbeloa is fit then may be the game to break him in, Drop Noble and play Nordveit, allowing Kouyate to bomb forward more. Reid Captain.
O Don’t rush Carroll back 
O Front  four can’t change. Ogbonna for Collins. Would keep Byram in at right-back, he won’t learn on the bench.
Defensive midfielders all much of a muchness really. Noble and Kouyate almost inevitable pairing.
O Adrian’s distribution been really poor so far this season. Guardiola wouldn’t put up with it!
O Obiang ( is he fit) if so is much better than Nordveit
O Think you need to find a place for Feghouli and push Antonio up with Zaza.
O Were there a replacement for Byram we’d have to go for it. There is for Adrian and it’s time for Randolph

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17 comments on “Fans in shock “drop him ” call

  1. It’s a f*cking joke with the goalkeepers position & some fans.Adrian has an indifferent game so they all call for Randy then he messes up & the same lot are then shouting for Adrian to play.The same happened last season lol 🙂

    • My thoughts exactly mate, i would persist with him because he is the best keeperat the club. If we think back over the seasons he has been with us how many complete howlers has he had? …if we drop him he loses confidence and even though randolph has played well when he was needed last season i still have doubts over his ability to be 1st choice … The crowd are fickle…

  2. Think adrian is a better Gk. but I wish he didn’t keep trying to make saves look more spectacular than they are which loses us goals an just needs to concentrate on his keeping rather than getting stupid if someone bumps into him etc and if he doesn’t start doing that I would give Randolph a run as I think he organises defence better than adrian from what I have seen but isn’t quite as good at shot stopping

  3. We must have some of the only fans about who see our goalie called up into an international squad of one of the teams that has dominated world football for near on the last decade & a week later want him dropped hehe

  4. Adrian had a distinctly average day at the office last week but so did most of the team, better to get it all out of the way in one game and then look forward, no game against Pullis is ever easy, Berahino against Byram could be a tough one but good learning curve, we have to earn the right to win, if Noble’s got an injured hand use it as an excuse to put him on the bench, give Kouyate the armband, bring Nordveidt or Obiang in, if we start like we did against Watford I will be very happy, hopefully then we can show we have learned and keep playing COYI!!!

  5. True he showboats at times but he has shown his West Ham colours enough times to be allowed the odd poor performance. I like Randy a lot but think Adrian just edges it.

  6. Can’t believe someone wants Reid as captain,
    Collins and Reid must go,
    Noble needs a kick up the backside,
    Personally I would play Norveld alongside Ogboona on the right to play alongside Byram,
    Obiang alongside Kouyate
    Calleri instead of Zaza
    Adrien deserves another game before we panic
    The Forwrads Payet,Lanzini,Calleri and Antonio with Kouyate getting forward are strong enough not to throw are defenders in to attacking positions stupidity
    The back 4 plus Obiang should make sure of a clean sheet first,
    Feggolui,Zaza,Noble, Oxford,Reid,Randolf on the bench
    There defence will not cope with our fron line and we would get back to a winning way

    • Spot on Bubs…Noble on bench a great way to kill time late on if we need to . So slow the game will be over before he gets to centre circle

    • So you are going to drop Zaza after one game in the PL then bubs.Youre a tough task master hehe

  7. I think the problem is more a team problem than individuals, although Ogbonna is a must for the next game, if he is fit enough. We are stuck with Byram for the moment, so other must help him and leave him isolated like against Watford.
    I don’t see the point of wholesale changes, while defending as a team seems to have been lost against Watford.
    We still have 2 great keepers, so give Adrian another chance. Our defence wobbled at the beginning of last season and the one before. It’s something to be fixed on the training ground. If though we don’t show great improvement against WBA and Accrington, then we should change a couple.
    Zaza too needs games to get fit and adjust, then he will hold the ball up more

  8. adrien, byram, ogbonna, oxford, musuaku, noble, kouyate, payet, lanzini, antonio, fletcher……adding a few hungry and talented youngsters to the team is whats needed to add some energy and passion into what is a flat side right now, more importantly the fans have gotta stop being ****s and get behind the lads instead of booing and fighting like children.

  9. Adrian is hesitant coming off his line and there’s obviously a communication problem with him and Collins – both for the chop for me and Randolph to be given an extended run in the Team.

    Randolph had a dodgy start to his career at West Ham but has been pretty steady for quite a while now – his chance has come!

    For me, we also need to stiffen up the midfield – Nordveid started competently and now needs to step up!

    What other options? Obiang to show what he can do – at last – Noble and Lanzini to be rested??

    I wouldn’t fancy being in Bilic’s position at the moment – he’s going to have to earn his money in the next few games!

  10. My word. 😕

  11. You can’t drop Adrian.No way.Randolph is a competent second choice imho,nothing more than that
    As Radai mentioned it is becoming a circus amongst fans when it comes to the goalkeeping position.Drop Adrian,pick Randolph,drop Randolph bring back Adrian.

    • What I would agree with is that neither Adrian or Randolph are not top-class Keepers – you could have knocked me down with a feather when Adrian was called into the Spanish Squad!


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