Lanzini loss as big as Payet’s

parrisHammers hero George Parris believes Manuel Lanzini’s injury has been as big a blow as losing Dimitri Payet.

Writing in December’s issue of Blowing Bubbles Monthly, Parris said that whilst Payet’s injury was a ‘huge blow’, he hadn’t feared for the Hammers season with Lanzini playing well.

He said: “He’d done all right this season, and I’d been impressed with what I’d seen. He’s scored some crucial goals already, and took his goal against Spurs very well, and you just thought he was starting to step out of Payet’s shadow.

With no Payet until , we needed him to keep scoring, creating chances, and playing well but his injury is very cruel on Slaven Bilic.”

Meanwhile, Sky Sports’ Bianca Westwood believes now is a brilliant time to be born into West Ham’s brave new world following the arrival of her nephew but admitted there was a time she didn’t want any child of hers, niece or nephew to support West Ham.

Blowing Bubbles’ writers also give their views on whether or not it’s time for the Premier League to consider a winter break, and if it’s time we stopped taking Karren Brady for granted.

The latest issue of Blowing Bubbles Monthly is now available to read for FREE on your computer, tablet or mobile phone.


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called A Blogger on a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter