Hammers “excellent” midfielder deal

Havard-Nordtveit-629624ClaretandHugh has learned that West Ham did an extraordinary piece of business in convncing midfielder  Havard Nordtveit to join the club on wages of around £35k a week.

The former Borussia Moenchengladbach man joins the club on July 1 with the Hammers reportedly beating off off competition from several top European outfits to land their man.

Nordtveit, 25, signs on a five-year deal and returns to London six years after leaving Arsenal to join Monchengladbach.

However, to have picked him up on such “sensible” wages is a coup for the Hammers who did a great job in selling the club to the player.

And it’s another indication of the club to ensure that they get true value for money with a source saying: “He’s a genuine utility player and to have picked him up on the sort of wages we are talking about was excellent business.

“He can play as a defensive midfielder which is his strongest position but is also capable of slotting in to the defence at right back or central defence.”


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31 comments on “Hammers “excellent” midfielder deal

  1. Well my Norsk buddy didn’t rate him too highly,but we shall see.I seem to remember one of my mates in the UAE also told me last summer Lanzini wasnt worth the effort haha.Unreliable sources,i will have to sack them.Sorry I can’t be more detailed but I have better things to do than sit bullsh*tting on forums all day.Sorry Wetpants,i promise I will try to devote more time to it in the future haha.Maybe when I am in my 80s with p*ss soaked pants 🙂

    • Be careful Rads there watching us when they make there daily sabbatical over to C+H to find out about what’s going on at the club instead of political debates and you tube talent spotting.

  2. Go on Radai,copy & paste it 20 times just for Russ lol

  3. Hahahaha,i love it Gobs,its good fun when people like Barney Macwhatever has a little dig back.All good fun,he seems like a funny guy if I’m honest.But as I always said to H i will never respect the ones who gave it the ignorant pig,illiterate,moron about us on here.Simple as that,so yeah don’t expect me to like the sh*tty we are all inclusive on here bollox they spout.Surely all West Ham fans are inclusive aint they,well unless you think it’s OK to call people illiterate or ignorant who support the same team.No one on here mentioned that f*cking site until someone told us they were calling us morons,ignorant pigs & rabid dogs so don’t let them come across like their sh*t doesn’t stick 😀

    • I look at some of their articles but don’t read all the comments, when did they say that about those on here? I don’t get this between the 2 sites,arent we all West Ham?

      • Yes we are all West Ham Just Saying which is why it makes me laugh that some of them originally thought it was fine to call us this crap but now have some strange loss of memory & just don’t get why we dont like some of the idiots on there.Anyway it appears that the lads on Westhamonline have an even worse opinion of them so it clearly isnt just us thinks some of them are pr*cks haha.Just Saying Just Saying 🙂

        • I didnt see the name calling but theres no need for it from any site as I said before were all West Ham.

          • Just Saying can you say you like every West Ham fan you have ever met in your life.I know I have met some that were total tw*ts.Yes if I was at a game & any Irons fan was in trouble I would steam in to help them out,but that doesn’t mean I should have some happy clappy love for everyone of them on football forums,especially ones who originally insulted me & others on here.Sorry just live with it mate,i have no respect for many of them on there,simple as that 😉

  4. From Westhamonline…A poster there..

    WHTID – A gay bar where you would be looked down upon for not wearing a shirt to games but looked up to if you have a glory hole in your home toilet… And you just live with your dad.

    Now correct me if I’m wrong but it seems like that site ain’t exactly enamoured by them lmao.Maybe they need to realise not everyone thinks it is gods gift to West Ham sites!

  5. Hahaha that’s quality.Well I wouldn’t write something like that it’s a bit over the top lol it just makes me laugh that they are so blind to why we dont like the site.Clearly suffer from amnesia or bad memory loss.
    I don’t need a glory hole in my local,we have a barmaid who does it for a couple of Strongbows lol 🙂

  6. Thats harsh Rick,wow.Seems you guys ain’t alone then.Makes you wonder why dont it lol

  7. I think we will have to see with Nordveit, quite mixed messages about his ability and best position, fingers crossed he turns out to be another gem.

    • Yeah I’m hoping my Norwegian friend has had a shocker on this one but when I told him we had signed him he wasnt over excited.He just said he will make a good squad player in the Prem but couldn’t see him as much more than that.I guess next season we will discover the truth one way or another 😉

  8. ****ing right c#cks on there.They think they are the ultimate west ham fans.The ultras lol as rad said they suffer from a ****ing short memory if they dont realise why we think their site stinks.I make the man from WHO that wrote that bang on.Curious that it ain’t just this site who thinks they are c#cks,poor little victims.

    • What did you say Billy.Sorry mate my low IQ & illiteracy has me struggling with this one haha

  9. I like a couple of the writers on there I must say,some chap called Ben maybe,cant remember now & Hamburg Hammer.They write some interesting things since I have started reading articles printed there.The rest send me into a coma,its just men playing at being journalists,badly in most cases.I suppose at the end of the day I only want Irons news not the West Ham equivalent of Facebook.With the regards to the comment made by some guy about not many comments here,well it isnt needed it is that you read an article & must then say something about it.I certainly dont read newspapers online & feel the need to leave a comment everytime.Hey ho that’s life.

  10. Bit slow this morning
    They have had several posts on WHTID …….and no one on here has commented on it yet.

    Someone has missed their shift obviously

    • But you don’t come on here to stir it up do you Floppy?

    • Brilliant Fobs,i expected to see you had appeared overnight haha.Thanks for not leting me down.Next time you come to sh*t stir can you use some bigger words,i want to try out my new book The Ladybird Dictionary For Illiterates 🙂

  11. Hahaha… I’m right in the middle of my breakfast fobyac, give me time…

  12. How old are you Radai ?

  13. Wtf hast got to do with you.So all these amazing West Ham fans who cry when we some else has a pop back think it’s OK to call people illiterate & have a low IQ.If thats OK in your world crack on.Better gets back to WHTID now you have made such an informative remark! 😉

  14. F#cking typical Wetland user,looking down on others from their thrones.How old are you Gingham,old enough to ask ****ing stupid question clearly!!

  15. It’s a funny old game isnt it.Folk who go apoplectic if anyone dare disagree with their First Lady but then get their noses all bent out of shape when others dont appreciate their condescending remarks.What do they expect,champagne & roses lol

  16. At the end of the day they deserve everything they ****ing get.They should have kept their traps shut in the first place & people on here wouldnt have a problem with them.I will miss the match threads though,they are comedy central.

  17. Floppy appears, comes out with the same old crap and then some others appear now I might be wrong but does dear old Floppy have multiple personalities all of them as pointless as the others? Hugh you must launch an inquest at once lol

  18. I wasn’t on either site during the original issues so I was bored last night & carried out my own investigation lol.I must say having found some older articles from WHTID from the Allardyce era I have little sympathy for them.They were tearing into this site,the users,Hugh & making derogatory remarks about the name of this site.I will say no more on the subject other than this,they really were not the whiter than white ones so I find it hard to understand their feelings of being portrayed in a bad light on here.What is it they say,something about casting the first stone I believe.

  19. Yeh , I’m pushing 70 . Seen more than a lot of you at Upton Park . And clever remarks by some don’t matter a jot to me . Reckon I’ve earned my right to an opinion without the stampede to belittle every comment ..
    Just Want as ever , to see The Hammers up there where we belong . It may be hard for some( younger ) people to understand the frustration of supporting a team of Yoyo’s .
    Maybe Now , maybe , things are looking up . … But the same supporters who love to criticize honest opinion are really getting on my tits .

  20. As a Norwegian I figured I’d share my opinion…

    Nordtveit is definitely not a bad player but doubt he will take Nobes or Kouyate to put it like that… He is a very good defensive midfielder and versatile enough as a CB. I see him fighting with Obiang for 3rd central defender and a cover on CB if needed. Unsure how he would sit there compared to Ginge and Tonks.

    He has done well at Monchengladback the last years. and he is a player who works hard and gives his all – we all appreciate that sort…

    He is a guaranteed player for the National team, but will not feature in the 3 games coming up now, agreed restitution.

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