Hammers still waiting with just three weeks left


Three weeks to go until we travel to Bournemouth for the first game of the season and not a player signed or seemingly close to being.

No Moyes crunch talks

I am not a fan of bringing in loads of players in – a point perhaps proven last summer when eight arrived and we struggled throughout the remainder of the Premier League campaign.

Now, here we are again, waiting for something more positive than Hammers insiders claiming that we have a target list of up to 20.

One would have hoped that via agents we would have come close to finding those we really wanted as the end of the season approached. That’s the way it works and how other clubs get organised as the window approaches.

Ok, you can’t reach out to clubs but agents are always on the case getting things sorted, yet as CandH’s Simon pointed out yesterday we are still lagging some way behind others.

It’s all well and good doing due diligence but one has to come to the conclusion that David Moyes is very slow to make his mind up on who he wants.

As we understand things the Hammers want two midfielders, a central defender and possibly a striker and with three weeks left to bed them into the system it needs to happen quickly.

Sadly we are not holding our breath – it appears to be the same old same old every window – and it has to be said this is an unhelpful way of going about things.

The question needs to be asked: Why are the Hammers waiting AGAIN?

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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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  • West Aussie Hammer 1 says:

    Some very good questions, I really wonder why we got Stiden in, when and maybe that his decisions get knocked back by the manger?
    We need young hungry players with a rising pedigree.
    I think we need full backs and wingers too

  • Stitch says:

    I don’t understand what’s wrong with us.
    Disappointing as always.

  • Pav says:

    So frustrating and sadly predictable. Absolutely gutted we aren’t getting Barnes, I think he would’ve been a great signing. Now Alex Scott heading to Wolves and Gyokeres going to Lisbon, that is all the exciting links done. I could accept it if we are prepared to give youth a chance this season but Moyes only seems to throw them into meaningless games.

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