Fans view: “We would get over the Lingard issue”


Jesse Lingard is due to play in a behind the scenes game against Ipswich tonight as manager David Moyes muses on bringing the midfielder in on a short term contract.


Lingard has become a serious Marmite man to many Hammers across the forums, some wanting him in as a result of his last spell with us, others saying “no way” after he refused to join last summer and instead joined Nottingham Forest, reportedly for more wages than we offered.

Here CandH follower 60s supporter says he has sat on both sides of the fence and sums up no doubt the feelings of many.

He declares: ” It’s all a bit of a mess. I was inclined to be forgiving, bearing in mind he got most of the failure I wished on him,  short of Forest actually going down.

If he was considered good enough, – and repentant – then why not bring him back?

We’d soon get over it if he was good again. And maybe being available for the league plus maybe later Euro stages, if rules allow, would be enough.

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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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