This Iron’s rating is so wrong

RandolphOk it’s the international break and these are relatively slow news days but I can’t allow this to pass.

Normally I really wouldn’t bother to comment on a set of ratings but I was incensed when I opened my eyes and saw this one.

The usually very reliable London24.com has rated  the Irons summer signings on their site this morning with, unsurprisingly, Dimi Payet at the top with nine. Fair enough of course.

Manuel Lanzini gets an eight, Angelo Ogbonna  a five and amazingly, despite not making a Premier League start, Michail Antonio rates one point above him. Not sure what that’s all about.

Victor Moses gets an eight, Carl Jenkinson a six, Nikicia Jelavic a five and Pedro Obiang a five, all of which seems about right.

However, they then hand Darren Randolph – despite three fine games in Adrian’s absence a FOUR – justified by the claim that he looked dodgy on numerous occasion. He looked more like a seven to me.

Surely there’s not many who would argue that the keeper did a fine job in the No 1’s absence despite some reservations over the Europa Cup clashes.

I know that ratings are a very subjective business but that really does seem ….well, just WRONG!

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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!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

4 comments on “This Iron’s rating is so wrong

  1. You’re dead right – it is a slow day for news!

  2. Despite being highly critical of him during our Europa campaign he did play well in the league but if you take all performances into account its hard to argue with the rating, I would have scored Ogbonna a point higher and given Obiang a 6 also who has been unlucky not to play more, I wouldn’t be surprised if he ends up in the team in place of Noble by the end of the season.

  3. I wouldn’t let it rile you to much Hugh!!!
    It means nothing does it lol,
    Most of the writers support other teams more than likely and use it to knock others !!!
    Clearly a Chelsea supporter ? Moses 8. ? 6 / 7 at a push !!IMO .
    Means nothing !!

  4. Another load or b______s? It s bellitling the other players!.

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