John Moncur: “West Ham can join the best of Prem”

Ex West Ham player John Moncur thinks that the Hammers’ move into the Olympic Stadium along with current signings will put the east end club up there with the best in the Premier League.

The Hammers finally got the go ahead to move into the new stadium in Stratford after three shaky years of bargaining with the London Legacy Development Corporation.

John Moncur, who was a Hammer for 9 years, firmly believes that West Ham can join the elite and are heading for great things.

“It is a clear message that we want to grow with the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham and join the elite set of clubs,” said the ex Hammer.

“West Ham are moving forward and this is a major step, to get a stadium that is probably going to be the best in the country.

“With the signings that we are making to add to the stadium, I think it is all fantastic for the club.”

The 46 year old former West Ham United midfielder also expressed his delight with the signing of big Geordie Andy Carroll from Liverpool for £15.5m.

“Andy Carroll is a massive signing for us and sends a clear message out to everyone that we want to get in the top half of the league again this year.” concluded John Moncur.

About Stevo

Stevo can remember going to games with his Dad and seeing the likes of Clyde Best of all people. He also has a few mates who have “done” complete seasons too – and that was when the Irons were in division one. That’s every home and away game – unbelievable! Stevo plans to do this himself next season!


  1. Make you right Goatygav – it’ll take a while to catch up again and Manchester City have proved it – now they’re capable of being competitive in Europe, good times ahead.

  2. Goatygav says

    Steady on Moncs! It’s going to take a few years for us to join the elite. I do think it’ll happen but it’ll probably be in 7-8 years. It’s also worth considering it takes a while to join the Premier League elite but, as Manchester City have shown, it takes a good 3-4 years to become competitive in Europe.

    Gotta admit though – does fill the belly with butterflies 🙂


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