Poll: Should Randolph be dropped? – the result!


RandolphIt’s time for Adrian!

That’s the verdict of ClaretandHugh followers following a difficult run of games for Darren Randolph in the West Ham goal.

And just as Slaven Bilic was moved to replace the Spaniard after some earlier cock-ups a new poll from CandH shows that it’s time for Randolph to take a back seat.

He hasnโ€™t picked up a single clean sheet in the last five games, while conceding an average of 2.2 goals per game.

With a record of two saves per game, it means that the stopper has made 0.91 saves per goal conceded over the course of the last five fixtures.

adrian-west-hamAs a result of that the popular CandH website asked a simple question: Is it time for him to be dropped and Adrian recalled.

The overwhelming response from nearly 1400 voters was that his time is up with 71.53 (990 votes) saying drop him and just 394 ย (28.47 pc) believing he should stay between the sticks.

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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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  • Swanie says:

    But we are going around in circles.When Adrian was having a hard time it was time for Randolph according to some.
    For me Adrian will always be my number one choice if he can get his erratic tendencies lessened.

    Good to see you post on WHTID Hugh,i await the brave men on their to tell you your site is rubbish and you are a disgusting human being lmao

  • WHUPete says:

    A bit harsh especially the way our defence has been leaking goals recently but I think fair. Take him out of the firing line and give Adrian a go he must be gagging to get in that goal by now and what with the summer transfer window looming he will want to show the world what he’s made of although I’d be gutted to see him go. Imho I think both keepers have the same good abilities and attributes it’s just a case of each of them having their time in the limelight to show them off.

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

    Morph them into one keeper & he would be very good ๐Ÿ˜
    Big Bad Hugh can take it Swanie,he will just put the nut on them ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  • Innocuous Sparrow says:

    The quality of defending has been so poor that I don’t think the total of goals conceded would be very different, regardless of who the keeper was. A top keeper may have prevented a few of the goals we let in but equally may not have matched a few of the outstanding saves that Randolph has produced. I don’t think these types of poll help the club or the players at all. If anything, I think they are likely to be morale sapping and poorly regarded by the players we should be supporting.

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

    Sparrow when you consider some of things that are said about our players 24/7 anyway i really dont see how some poll is going to make a lot of difference.
    If any player reads sites they have far more grief being handed out to them than any poll can give.๐Ÿ˜

    • Innocuous Sparrow says:

      That’s true but it’s just my opinion that this sort of poll doesn’t help to support the club and undermines players. The stadium poll was different, it was constructive and would give the club useful feedback. This latest one I don’t think helps with anything and could be counterproductive. i am happy to hear a different opinion.

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

        No worries Sparrow,each to their own,they dont bother me but there you go ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • John says:

    “As a result of that the popular CandH website…” Can we have a poll on that please? Agree, Disagree and Hugh is a despicable human being ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

    Guys, that’s not Hugh posting on Wetlands is it? Or is it? What next Ian Dale posting on here? Give me strength.

    Re Randy totally agree time for a large Sam Miguel. I’m surprised 70% agree tho if I’m honest.

    • John says:

      Ok ok I’ve scrolled down and I now see ID’s article! Maybe they’ll merge the sites? West Ham till I’m Claret & Hugh? Lmao.

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

      Behave yourself John.Have you ever seen what a cross between a mongrel and a pampered poodle looks like,its a right mess ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

      • The Long Dog says:

        Hahaha oh dear chaps its never a quite day on west ham sites is it.I truly do enjoy both sites there are some funny fellas on both who are good natured.
        I do hold my hands up to having a sinking feeling whenever he who talks politics the pretentious twit reappears on there though.I cant abide his smarminess and ‘just pointing out the hypocrisy’ comments while massaging Allardyces ego or balls,whatever he holds while embracing his hero.

  • John says:

    Lmao lads. West Ham till I’m Claret & Hugh did make me laugh. I think Hugh and Iain should merge the sites for one day. It would need to be a day when I’ve got “no life” as it would need my full time attention lol. To be fair some of the lads over there are decent guys really and there is only a small minority that do my head in. I see Piers Morgan is to stay off Twitter for 24 hours for Comic Relief. It’s given me an idea!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  • The Long Dog says:

    Im still trying to come to terms with the fans who spent all the time glorifying moving and brand west ham now spending every waking hour moaning about the owners and what they have done to the club.
    I live in hope that i never catch the im obsessed with West Ham bug or the I must repeat today what i have said everyday for the last six months virus.

    Anyone read anyone say we need a right back and a striker by the way?!?!? lmao

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