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by irving boleyn
Mon Jan 17, 2022 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Leeds Utd: match thread
Replies: 1082
Views: 46171

Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Leeds Utd: match thread

I think our overall performance was pretty much in keeping with previous efforts since injuries to our top defenders. Dont think the fullbacks were too different to their efforts midweek. The pressure certainly told on the centrebacks though. As usual our inconsistent forwards managed to create abou...
by irving boleyn
Fri Jan 14, 2022 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Welcome, Jarrod Bowen
Replies: 929
Views: 71738

Re: Welcome, Jarrod Bowen

Does he get away from the better fullbacks?

Certainly good for us at the moment but a bit short of being top quality yet.

He's currently having a purple patch against poorer teams I would suggest.
by irving boleyn
Fri Jan 14, 2022 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Cresswell Thread
Replies: 277
Views: 20303

Re: The Cresswell Thread

He came back and looked 5 years younger, with new skills.
by irving boleyn
Tue Jan 11, 2022 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most overrated and underrated players
Replies: 100
Views: 5997

Re: Most overrated and underrated players

I remember that Reo Coker was highly overrated in the Championship years to such effect that Pardew was apparently happy with him being the only real Midfielder on the books to take us into the Prem.
by irving boleyn
Tue Jan 11, 2022 11:47 am
Forum: West Ham United FC Match Threads
Topic: FAC3 West Ham Utd 2-0 Leeds Utd (9/1/22)
Replies: 585
Views: 73429

Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Leeds Utd: match thread

Another nutmeg goal from him. Good skill that.
by irving boleyn
Tue Jan 11, 2022 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Norwich tickets
Replies: 6
Views: 1025

Re: Norwich tickets

Or at the very least an Official Memo. to talk us through this unprecedented set of circumstances...
by irving boleyn
Tue Jan 11, 2022 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Declan Rice
Replies: 6589
Views: 576990

Re: Declan Rice

You may know my theory...

If Jesse is bought by us (not a 6 month loan) it means he would have had an assurance from Declan that he is staying.

I think that we would not be a very attractive proposition without him.
by irving boleyn
Sat Jan 01, 2022 5:11 pm
Forum: West Ham United FC Match Threads
Topic: Crystal Palace 2-3 West Ham Utd (1/1/22)
Replies: 959
Views: 69826

Re: ⚽ Crystal Palace vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Sticky wrote:
Sat Jan 01, 2022 5:06 pm
West Ham in 2021 - distance covered: 4536km.

Second only to Man City.
Just about hitting Cairo....
by irving boleyn
Sat Jan 01, 2022 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Declan Rice
Replies: 6589
Views: 576990

Re: Declan Rice

The extra £5m a year has got to be a factor though....
by irving boleyn
Sat Jan 01, 2022 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Declan Rice
Replies: 6589
Views: 576990

Re: Declan Rice

And there you have it! :thup: Does anyone think there could be mileage in allowing both Dec and Tommy to venture forward (not both at the same time) when they perceive an opportunity when it presents itself? If Dec goes forward, Tommy stays in position and vice versa? Or does the fact that they are...
by irving boleyn
Sat Jan 01, 2022 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Declan Rice
Replies: 6589
Views: 576990

Re: Declan Rice

Dec. will be anxiously hovering by the noticeboard this afternoon waiting for the team list to be pinned up .....
by irving boleyn
Wed Dec 29, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Welcome, Jarrod Bowen
Replies: 929
Views: 71738

Re: Welcome, Jarrod Bowen

It's only the last couple of games he has improved into a contender.

His hard work undisputed but only average till then.
by irving boleyn
Wed Dec 29, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Curious Case of Rice and Soucek
Replies: 32
Views: 2416

Re: The Curious Case of Rice and Soucek

So his best performance (yesterday) comes after probably the most number of games he's ever had in such a short period? I think that should put paid to all the "leggy" / "running on empty" cliches some come out with when we lose. They're cut from a different cloth these modern fo...
by irving boleyn
Wed Dec 29, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Curious Case of Rice and Soucek
Replies: 32
Views: 2416

Re: The Curious Case of Rice and Soucek

I really think it's perfect as it is. Both good defenders who get back quickly to their positions after being involved in an attack. I see no conflict of interest. Soucek will advance to support an attack in progress. Rice will start a new attack from deep. Both taking the corresponding defensive ro...
by irving boleyn
Wed Dec 29, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend 500 up
Replies: 11650
Views: 950824

Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend 500 up

Doc H Ball wrote:
Wed Dec 29, 2021 10:42 am
Only by the brain dead.
Ha Ha, Indeed.

He seems very relaxed that he's only selected as a last resort,whilst seeing lesser players struggling to make the same impact.
by irving boleyn
Tue Dec 28, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Declan Rice
Replies: 6589
Views: 576990

Re: Declan Rice

Soucek can finish off attacks in addition to his good defensive work. I dont think Rice's more adventurous role from deep is restricting his opportunities. Until today Thomas has been frequently getting into good positions and missing. I guess whoever is further forward will support an attack but yo...
by irving boleyn
Tue Dec 28, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: West Ham United FC Match Threads
Topic: Watford 1-4 West Ham Utd (28/12/21)
Replies: 1051
Views: 60434

Re: ⚽ Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

So did Geoff Hurst :scarfer: Oft quoted...but he was only young when Greenwood tried him up front...had never really established himself as a "half back". I dont have any data but would guess that Soucek has had just as many chances during this second half of his term with us as during th...
by irving boleyn
Tue Dec 28, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Declan Rice
Replies: 6589
Views: 576990

Re: Declan Rice

Too many conclusions being drawn from one game. In previous games Soucek has been getting forward and missed several good scoring chances. His running with the ball and passing around the box is not sufficiently good to warrant restricting Dec,who I believe only gets possibly too cavalier later in g...
by irving boleyn
Tue Dec 28, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: West Ham United FC Match Threads
Topic: Watford 1-4 West Ham Utd (28/12/21)
Replies: 1051
Views: 60434

Re: ⚽ Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

billtho wrote:
Tue Dec 28, 2021 2:27 pm
Just makes it all the more baffling with Vlasic and Kral when you bring in a player who shouldnt be anywhere near a prem league game never mind starting it.
You can start eating your words now if you like....
by irving boleyn
Tue Dec 28, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: West Ham United FC Match Threads
Topic: Watford 1-4 West Ham Utd (28/12/21)
Replies: 1051
Views: 60434

Re: ⚽ Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Lovejoy wrote:
Tue Dec 28, 2021 2:02 pm
I disagree, he wouldn’t get in any other side in this league including Norwich. He simply isn’t good enough imo to play a minute of premier league football. I was massively against him signing a new deal in the summer, think he should have walked away.
You're astute.....