Sunday, December 12, 2010

Hughton Linked with West Ham

The Sunday Express claim that sacked Newcastle manager Chris Hughton could replace Avram Grant as manager of West Ham. They say that Hughton "is seen by the West Ham owners as someone who can galvanise a struggling squad."

In other news Wally Downes dismisses rumours that he might join Pardew at Newcastle,

"I'm delighted to have signed at West Ham. They came in for me before Newcastle and if there was any speculation about me going, this will kill it off."


At 5:57 PM, Anonymous Apartamentos Nerja said...

No one can be as bad as Avram, let's be honest! I just hope we can have a cup final this year, cause we are going down!

At 6:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hughton shud be hired ASAP. He can't guarantee us survival,but we stand a much better chance with him than with Grant.

At 6:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Geordie fans were slating Pardew, but it seems all is forgiven after yesterdays result.

I would have been happy to see Pards back. He was the best manager we have had for years, and did not leave for footballing reasons. He built a good team. Predictable in some ways but good.

The Geordies are in some bubble in that they think that they are Man u, and should be attracting the likes if Jose to manage them. They should be pleased to get Pards.

Hughtons record is not ace. It is not as bad as AG's but it is not great. Unfortunately, like the Geordies we cannot afford to be fussy.


At 7:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hughton did a superb job at the toon and i would love it if we hired super chris

ps even if he was a former sp*rs player/manager

At 7:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Grant has to go before it is to late!!!!!!!!!!!!! if we go down i fear the finacial trouble we are in could see us go in to freefall.
we will have to sell our best players,our youngsters as always will be poached by clubs who can pay bigger wages and offer Premiership football.
We should have got Pardew back.
We always seem to be one step behind!
After the performance on sat i wont be going to any more games untill Grant has gone as i can not bare to watch the demise of my team.
Bob The Hammer

At 10:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hughton did an ok Job. not superb.

He managed to get the Newcastle team promoted from the championship with a premiership squad. Cant be that hard. He had the second worst home record in the premiership when he was sacked. Not someone I would want here. No point sacking Grant for the sake of it. Not sure who would come to Upton Park that is any better than Grant. Would have liked to have seen Pards back however.



At 10:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pardew got us promoted ,and we had a good first season back in the Premiership with him. But after that ,his results at WHU,Charlton and Southampton were unimpressive. He left West Ham under a cloud, as he did Southampton.

Hughton isn't God. But he has achieved good results on a limited budget both in the Championship and the Premiership. Grant has had 17 games to make progress and he has not gotten it done. When Hughton got Toon promoted ,they had lost a number of players such as Martins,Owen ,Geremi ,Viduka and others . So he did not really inherit a Premiership team. He earned his way back to the top flight.

There are no gaurantees with Hughton,but it is almost a certainty that if we stay with Grant,we will get relegated. The progress over the first half of the season has not been anywhere near enuf to give me any confidence in Grant being able to pick up the required points. The tactics,player selection and substitutions still leave something to be desired ,17 games into the season. That shud not be the case with a manager worth keeping.

At 12:06 AM, Anonymous West ham daza said...

Get rid of grant now as it's almost too late , any longer and it will be !

At 12:52 AM, Anonymous Apartamentos Nerja said...

I was a bit gutted when I saw Pards appointed Newcastle boss! I like Pards and would have welcomed him back!

At 1:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I disagee. Relegation enabled them to get rid of the dead wood. I think a change of Player is more important than the manager, unless we are getting a better manager. Hughton is no better. Jol is.

The Pards cloud was personal. Not football.

Was thinking, perhaps we could persuade Joe cole to give up on his mad Liverpool adventurer and come back to us. One of the most naturally talented players to come from England, is wasting his career.

He needs someone to take him under their wing and just let him play, not like he did at Chelsea, but like he did with us. Get Di Canio to join up, and him and Grant go out to persuade him to join, in some swap deal with Carlton Cole. They want him for some reason. His wages can be paid from the lack of wages paid to Dyer, when we get rid of him. He is better than Dyer.

I am not saying that he will be the saviour, but he is quality, and now is the only chance we will get to take him back. Then we just need a centre back, and a striker. Robbie Keane anyone.

On that point, where is the next Joe Cole, Defoe, Carrick, Glenn Johnson. We do have them, Stanlislas, Zines, Nouble, Sears...all need their chance.


At 4:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unfortunately u can't package personal and football matters so neatly and tidily. It all goes together for better or worse.

The season in which Pardew was sacked,where were West Ham in the table when Pardew left? Tells u all u need to know. Why did prior to Newcastle,no top flight club show an interest in him after he took Charlton down?

Tells u all u need to know

At 5:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He took us to a cup final and did a great job for us. Last decent manager we have had. We were not in a great position when he left, but he left for NON football reasons, in which case it does not say all it needs to say. It does not all go in, for better for worse. If he had been sacked for being awful, then clearly I would not want him back. He wasn't.

Besides which, look where Everton are...are they gonna get rid of Moyes? No. Given his performance i would have expected more. I understand you don't like him, but I disagree. I would love to see him back here.

Similarly, I understand your points but disagree and will never be convinced that the appointment of Chris Hughton is a good thing for us. The knee jerk reaction to sack Grant without a "better" replacement is ridiculous.

At 5:42 PM, Anonymous Apartamentos Nerja said...

Yeah bringing Joe back is a dream at best! Let's persuade Tevez to come back till the end of the season and pay his own wages too! lol

At 6:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I imagine that it will be, but he is not playing at the moment and he went to Liverpool to resurrect his career. Anywhere else he goes he would be under huge pressure, and no one else in England wanted him, other than spurs. They ave no room for him now.

and ..if they want Carlton cole u never know.

You are right it is a dream at best....but this is still the best chance of getting him back.

At 12:35 AM, Anonymous Apartamentos Nerja said...

Well let's keep our fingers crossed ay! Just hope he don't go back to the twitch! I think that was the only reason he didn't go to spurs in the summer, but then I could be way off the mark there! lol


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