Hammers hit by worst possible news


obiang1West Ham have been hit by the worst possible injury crisis as it emerged this morning that we have suffered a TRIPLE injury blow.

Pedro Obiang is ruled out for the rest of the season and Michail AntonioΒ and Winston Reid are set to miss the next month.

Obiang was stretchered off against Leicester City before Antonio joined Reid in the treatment room. The versatile Antonio felt his hamstring towards the end of the game and results have now shown the severity of the problem.

Reid is also set to face a lengthy spell on the sidelines after suffering a hip problem.

The New Zealand international is expected to be ruled out between four to six weeks and Jack SullivanΒ , son of co-Chairman David Sullivan, tweeted: ‘Obiang is out for the rest of the season

‘Antonio 3-4 weeks Hamstring, but as he’s a superb athlete we hope it might be sooner.

‘Reid scan later this week, but at least 4-6 weeks and might be longer

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • Dunlopilo says:

    This would have been the right moment to test the youngsters who are out on loan… some of them not even playing…

  • Dunlopilo says:

    Situation is not desperate, but it will be if we get any other injuries. Ginger for Reid, Fernandes for Obiang, Fegh (or Ayew) for Antonio. Not quite the same, but position wise manageable. I hope Bilic doesn’t start playing Kouyate at centre back and put Nobes as holding mid. Not yet. Please….

  • baddowhammer says:

    Been seeing it coming before these massive losses.
    The next four games are pivotal,make no mistake the Championship is a real possibility next year. COYI

  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    I know some of you that watched the match mentioned that Obiang looked overrun at times in midfield alongside Kouyate, if that was the case was it similar to the way Nordveidt looked in pre-season alongside him where Kouyate was bombing forward but leaving his defenders exposed and Nordveidt covering too much ground ? Not saying Kouyate is the problem but maybe there should be 3 in midfield where we look to shore things up defensively e.g. Nordveit, Kouyate and Lanzini (instead of Lanzini in the number 10 position) ?

    • Thiucgshaun says:

      Obiang and kouyate were only in the middle together for 20 mins but it is true to say he was over run and that’s because Noble wasnt behind him and for the first time we played with one cdm instead of two after Reids injury. Considering that we did ok on the second half.

  • kevin says:

    Yet more excuses for Bilics Continuation . We haven’t been performing well all season . No reason to expect anything different now . We still have the players but , with the 3 4 2 1 formation a dog fight till the end is on the cards now more than ever . Relegation seems a distant nightmare but , could still happen whilst the teams below us continue to get points and we don’t . Call me doomy & gloomy if you want but , reality is reality .
    Leicester played 4 4 2 against us and we know what happened .
    Just hope above hope that we can get 4 or maybe 6 points more out of the next five or six games . We are looking over our shoulders , a situation nobody really expected .

    • Stratford E20 says:

      I’m sorry to say that I expected it. We, the group of fans that I go with, knew we were in trouble this season when we attended the Europa games. We didn’t look like a team.

  • John says:

    OH MY GOD. When I saw that headline I thought Karren Brady had resigned. I am literally hyper-venterlating here. Phew.

  • John says:

    Oh Nigel report Floridahammer to Dale who said he would ban any body that abuses this site. Hopefully one of those that come across here will do so. Florida said on Saturday;

    “Some of you need to look at yourself in the mirror and feel the shame of what you write. Many do it because they hide behind the anonymity of the keyboard knowing there will be no serious repercussion. Just shameful human beings all around”

    What a **** he is.

    • Stan The Man says:

      Florida Hammer the man that​ the pot and kettle and black term was written for lol
      He can give it all the Madame niceties he wants he is still a wally brain lol

      • John says:

        If it goes quiet for a week or so he drops a bomb to kick it off again. Soapbox and HH will report him and he will be banned by Dale! Traaa Florida πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

        • Stan The Man says:

          Let it go young John lol
          I take it you were banned from there,you certainly dont like them.I wouldnt feel alone you are one of thousands blocked for disagreeing with the the clan im sure.I fell by the way side for disagreeing with the match preview writer long ago lol
          Frankly i couldn’t have cared less as i said nothing wrong apart from disagreeing.
          It did however make me realise how so many with opposite view points to a certain few dont last long lol
          Even old buggers like me are still learning lessons.

          • John says:

            No Stan, never posted on there but if I did I would be banned for sure. I don’t really care to tell the truth just don’t come over here to police this site if you don’t police your own that’s all I say!

        • BSB says:

          Come and say hello in person john , id really like that .

          • John says:

            Only if you change your name to Big Soap Box BSB πŸ˜‚

            Stop taking it to heart mate you’re ok but Florida needs an internal smack. OK that’s my lot 12 posts in a day exceeded my Blogbation Officer will be onto me.

  • Radai Lama..Paid up member of Slavs Chavs. says:

    Lol John,if he didnt say it about Sean,Hugh or this place who gives a f*ck.I only go on there for H and his write ups monday but i can always remember the guy being a tit.
    Digs others out about racial and anti american comments but thinks he can slag Sean and Hugh whenever he feels like it.
    Seems like he has progressed to anyone in his firing line now πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    Just forget it you will probably only stir up Banjos old henchmen if there still about 😭😭😁

    • John says:

      Shame on HH for replying to him and not pointing out calling this site “mongerals” is not acceptable. And where’s the bloke with the soapbox? πŸ˜‚

      • HamburgHammer says:

        John, let Hugh police his site and Iain will police WHTID, don’t you worry about that…

        • John says:

          lol I am just winding you up as I know you’ll go back and tick him off which you have HH πŸ‘

        • Radai Lama..Paid up member of Slavs Chavs. says:

          Ffs leave all this sh*t alone will you lot im f*cked off with it.Yeah so Florida Hammer thinks were mongrels.So f*cking what,tell us something we dont know.We have been rabid dogs,ignorant pigs,morons,mongrels,illiterate,we have had it all before originally.
          It really dont matter anymore its just words.Sticks and stones and all that sh*t as far as im concerend these days.
          Anyway yeah they are probably right because i have never read The Guardian,H never lends me his,or his pipe & slippers πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

          • Radai Lama..Paid up member of Slavs Chavs. says:

            I like you John,i like H.I aint being a sh*t to either of you but its getting old and boring now πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

          • John says:

            Umumgo mu fock imb Bads.

            Google translate; I’ve put a sock in it. Rads

          • Radai Lama..Paid up member of Slavs Chavs. says:

            Lol John,dont take no notice of me mate,im just bored of it πŸ˜‚
            Trust me though i aint forgot who originally called me and the others illiterate & ignorant pigs.It was that f*cking Banjo Bellend and his henchmen who always weighed in with their little one liners,probably still do.But trust me mate BSB & H aint the ones you should be p*ssed with they have always been good as gold πŸ˜‰

          • GW says:

            As we now live in a time of peace and harmony we need Matte to return and regale us with tales of ***a chasing to lighten the moodπŸ˜€ Life has become far to serious on here so we need a return to the days of banter and a good laugh πŸ˜€ The football ain’t cheering us up for FFS lol

          • Radai Lama..Paid up member of Slavs Chavs. says:

            Thats what i said to 32 only this morning GW.We need bubs and matte to lighten the mood and have a laugh again.
            Though i maybe too busy reading H’s back catalogue​ of The Guardian to get involved πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
            Either that reffing the John v BSB bantamweight 12 rounder.I will have to check BSB hasnt got his cab keys conveniently placed between his knuckles though.Its Marquis of Queensbury or nothing if im in the middle of themπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

          • GW says:

            What we need is something we all agree on Rads, something that will unite us all and make us stand by side to get rid of! Hugh it’s time to unbar Cometh the Fishy Moment so we can all stand togetherπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

          • The Long Dog says:

            As Irons fan im sure we can all coexist amicably.I have always enjoyed both sites as they both have their different merits.
            I have always tended to ignore any remarks on there about this site,it always comes across as a form of snobbery by a handful but that shouldnt tarnish all their users characters.

  • cas_blue says:

    Not too desperate. I’d like to see Fernandes get a run in the team. Can we recall some of our loanees? And we have Sakho to come back. I’m ever the eternal optimist! COYI!

  • Stan The Man says:

    Cas i think it is dependent on the loan agreements though i am no expert that is a given.
    The loan chaps are hardly pulling up trees elsewhere however,not even rated good enough for Championship and League One time in some instances.

    But i will remain confident of a reasonable finish to the season.If i ever end up as gloomy as Kevin who is of similiar age to me please folks feel free to call in the vets and give me the lethal shot of something lol

  • Hammer64 says:

    Bloody optimists! No wonder the country is going down the drain with all these people who insist on being cheerful. We are doomed. Mind you, what’s the worst that can happen. The Championship? I remember some cracking games down there. Brighton 6-0, Blackpool 4-3, Burnley 5-3 (I think). Mind you that was when we had that crap defensive manager.

  • Radai Lama..Paid up member of Slavs Chavs. says:

    Ok thats it 64 you are on an official 24hr gagging order for being a pessimist πŸ˜‚

  • Hammer64 says:

    Come on give me a break Radai. That’s me trying to be positive. I bloody loved that 6-0. Didn’t Vaz Te score from 30 yards & weren’t we three up after 15 minutes? My memory must be going. And this fat geezer in the dugout was yelling ‘FFS GET BACK IN YER OWN ARF YOU FORWARDS OR YOUR TRAINING WITH THE KIDS NEXT WEEK.’ Must have been a dream.

  • Radai Lama..Paid up member of Slavs Chavs. says:

    Lol ok 64 gagging order revoked,for now 😁
    Yeah i remember we was 3 up in 10-15 mins.I cant remember any shot from miles out but i remember he scored a sort of bicycle kick goal & a hat-trick πŸ˜‰

  • John says:

    Agree with what you say above Long Dog, there is only a few but Florida seems to be the one that ignites it when it all goes quiet. I really only see pss take on here, no malice.

    Also agree Rads and GA, Matty posting again would be good. P45 and Quicksilver too, were they banned? I joined the site just before they disappeared because I wanted to join in the fun but they disappeared when Hughie laid the law down! I assumed they were banned.

    • Radai Lama..Paid up member of Slavs Chavs. says:

      Lol i dont know what happened to them.I know Tyson was banned and a few others seemed to disappear at the same time.Hugh laid down the law even with regulars like Tyson he didnt just make idle threats to regular users πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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