Burning Question

What was your reaction to Trevor Sinclair's performances during England's World Cup clashes against Argentina and Nigeria, and do you think the Hammers man should now be a regular in England's starting line-up?

Your Replies:

Alex Marsh, Leicester
I think the rest of the world has finally seen what Hammers fans have known ever since Trevor joined the club. You would struggle to find a more honest, hard-working and versatile winger and I hope that the confidence that the Argentina game has no doubt given him will allow Trev to show England the flair side of his game that has been exciting the Upton Park faithful for the last four years.

Andrew Jenkin, Sible Hedingham
I believe that Sinclair changed the game England's way against Argentina, he got them right up for it and showed a possitive attitude all the way through. He produced some wonderful skill and made every one laugh when he dummied round a Argie defender, leaving him flat on his backside!

Lars Andersen, Hillerod, Denmark
Being a Dane, I have to have an ambivalent view on Trevor's performance. As a Hammmer I am thrilled and proud of Trev, but as a Dane I am afraid of the strength of the English team and Sinclair in particular.

John Ioannou, Kiti Larnaka, Cyprus
When Trevor come on as a sub against Argentina there were butterflies in my stomach. After the game had finished, Trevor had confirmed to me that it was a mistake to have him as a sub...he should have started the game from the beginning. Sven should now have learnt by his mistakes.

Chris Saville, Coldstream
I think Sinclair should keep his place in the starting line-up, but when Hargreaves gets back, bring him in for Butt. Sinclair is doing the Hammers proud, just as Cole and James have done.

Marc Smith, Grays
I feel Trevor has proved a lot of people wrong and looked very strong in the games he played in. I think that the team look a much more physical proposition when he is in, rather than the lightweight frame of Dyer. All he has to do is add the final touch to his international appearances and he could well be one of the finds of the tournament for England . I would like to finish by commenting on Rio. He has looked superb and is definitely the finished article. Imagine a WHUFC team with him, Joe, Carrick and Defoe as the spine!

Laura Toal, Dorset
I think it would be a discrace if Dyer or Hargreaves were to regain fitness and walk straight back into the England team at the expense of Trevor. No-one has worked harder for the team in the last two games and I'm convinced that, if given the nod against Denmark, the confidence that Trev has no doubt gained will allow him to show more of the attacking flair that West Ham fans are used to.

Simon Holmes, Barking
Trevor did a fantastic job down the left hand side for England during the Argentina and Nigeria match and proved himself worthy of a regular starter in England games to come. He seems confident and influential and I feel that he made the diffrence in the Argentina game to help England win. Well done Trev and good luck when you play again.

Roy Pidgeon, Barking
Trev played a fantastic game and deserves all the praise that he is getting. It  has to be said that his inclusion in the squad was just a tad fortunate due to injuries to other players, however saying this he has still proved to all those doubters that he really is a quality international player no matter what team he plays for. Well done Trev.

Gail Springate, Abingdon, Oxon
He was fantastic in the first game and was surely one of the best performers in the second. While others have taken their places in the starting line up for granted, he has proved that he should be in there every time. His versatility must ensure that he features heavily in England's future. Well done Trev. Proud to be English, even prouder to be a Hammer.

Wessley Duggan, Purfleet, Essex
Everybody doubted Trevor's ability to perform at international level - except the West Ham fans. The Upton Park faithful were always behind him and he hasn't let anybody down. Trevor should now be Sven's first choice ahead of Kieron Dyer for the left position. Even on the train home after the Argentina game everyone was talking about "Tricky Trevor" and how they were impressed by him. He has the ability to tie defenders in knots at club level and now he has shown he can do it at the highest level, the World Cup. We West Ham fans knew he could do it and now everybody else does.