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by Aceface
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Czech Republic vs England
Replies: 101
Views: 4168

Re: Czech Republic vs England

Hopefully Rice can start replicating his club performances with the national team – he has good moments, but it hasn't quite happened yet in terms of a complete performance. I'm not sure Henderson and Rice is a great pairing as it puts a fair amount of pressure on the third member of Southgate's pre...
by Aceface
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pablo Fornals
Replies: 364
Views: 33996

Re: Pablo Fornals

Playing complete Devil's Advocate here, Ace, as I agree with you, but that was one season - his other two top flight Spanish seasons he got 2 and 3. Given his current age, he must only have been 19-20 years old for one of those seasons, so I think it's best to give him the benefit of the doubt ther...
by Aceface
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Our best formation
Replies: 20
Views: 608

Re: Our best formation

If the goal of a formation is maximizing the abilities of the players you have to best eke out one more goal than your opponents on a given day, on the evidence of this season I like the idea of using Yarmolenko up front as an auxillary striker with Haller given their complementary skills. And then ...
by Aceface
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pablo Fornals
Replies: 364
Views: 33996

Re: Pablo Fornals

You don't pick up 12 assists in a season in a top league without having something about you. It's probably instructive to keep an eye on Ceballos at Arsenal too given the similarities. He's probably even more talented but has also endured a mixed start – good in patches initially, less so lately. Pa...
by Aceface
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cresswell or Masuaku?
Replies: 117
Views: 4120

Re: Cresswell or Masuaku?

Wouldn't be sorry to see any of our fullbacks depart – on either side. But this will allow Pellegrini to use the cash to buy another slight, technically capable attacking midfielder in the summer. If Lanzini, Fornals, Diangana, Anderson and Wilshere get injured we'll be looking thin there.
by Aceface
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Amadou Diallo
Replies: 12
Views: 1229

Re: Amadou Diallo

Leaving aside the meat of this thread for a moment, anyone with an interest should appreciate such academically sound Puffology as that above in advancing understanding within the field.
by Aceface
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grady Diangana
Replies: 506
Views: 46191

Re: Grady Diangana

Rather than bringing him back in Jan, I'd not only be avoiding it but also be checking if Slav needs right back cover for the second half of the campaign. Johnson getting minutes at a team fighting at the top end of the table is preferable to trundling out in U-23 games here. I'm sure Slav would app...
by Aceface
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Amadou Diallo
Replies: 12
Views: 1229

Re: Amadou Diallo

fjthegrey wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:17 am
All I can tell you about him, is that he almost certainly won't make it with us.
Hey, you're nicking Puff's best lines.
by Aceface
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reid misses another return
Replies: 46
Views: 2649

Re: Reid misses another return

Funny thing is, in those tiny little cameos he had in pre-season he looked no worse and in some cases better than some of our other centre halves.

I've got a whole lot of time for Oggy, but just *imagine* what he'd be playing like in his first game after 18 months out.
by Aceface
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ West Ham United v Crystal Palace: Match Thread
Replies: 780
Views: 27591

Re: ⚽ West Ham United v Crystal Palace: Match Thread

Don't condone people throwing "missiles"..come on they more like beers...but reap what you sow n' all that. Behave like a ****, you're going to get treated like one. Think I'm starting to understand what Tottenham supporters are on about when they talk about one-sided rivalries. Jordan Ayew has des...
by Aceface
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Update on where you think we'll finish
Replies: 205
Views: 9615

Re: Update on where you think we'll finish

This season is more open than even the Leicester season. Which is why it's going to kill me when we finish 9th anyway.
by Aceface
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ West Ham United v Crystal Palace: Match Thread
Replies: 780
Views: 27591

Re: ⚽ West Ham United v Crystal Palace: Match Thread

Was about to post something almost identical Georgee.

Surprised I’m this teed off tbh. I thought I was cooler that. Still the same pimply 13 year old scrote who used to struggle with a reverse.
by Aceface
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ West Ham United v Crystal Palace: Match Thread
Replies: 780
Views: 27591

Re: ⚽ West Ham United v Crystal Palace: Match Thread

The annoyance will subside by midweek, but that goal will have some staying power long after you've forgotten the game. Best goal of the Pellegrini era. I'd argue the best goal Cole's against Wigan. Sublime.
by Aceface
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: lanzini no 10
Replies: 11
Views: 551

Re: lanzini no 10

Two up front has become unfashionable for a reason. But Haller is someone who looks made for it given he mostly prefers being a playmaker to a shot-taker when he's in the box. The obvious position to sacrifice in that circumstance is the number 10 role that Lanzini and Fornals are occupying. I'm not...
by Aceface
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ West Ham United v Crystal Palace: Match Thread
Replies: 780
Views: 27591

Re: ⚽ West Ham United v Crystal Palace: Match Thread

It’s unbearable how often we fail to seize the chance to take a step up
by Aceface
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ West Ham United v Crystal Palace: Match Thread
Replies: 780
Views: 27591

Re: ⚽ West Ham United v Crystal Palace: Match Thread

Got to be worth considering bringing Arthur on - as an attacking sub - on 60 if it stays like this.
by Aceface
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ West Ham United v Crystal Palace: Match Thread
Replies: 780
Views: 27591

Re: ⚽ West Ham United v Crystal Palace: Match Thread

Feels similar to most of our games this season. Cagey and ultimately only decided by a few moments of quality from one of our front 4.

Rice has been excellent, and Fredericks has had his moments in defence.
by Aceface
Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: this weekends fixtures
Replies: 178
Views: 4339

Re: this weekends fixtures

Johnny Byrne's Boots wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:53 pm
Kevin Kilbane thinks Mane dived.
The single worst pundit in British football. Even the dumb ones are usually entertaining, even if only by accident. Just a dreary man.
by Aceface
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: this weekends fixtures
Replies: 178
Views: 4339

Re: this weekends fixtures

Been coming for both sides. Everyone will focus on Tottenham but Brighton’s underlying play so far this season suggested there might be a result like this in them.
by Aceface
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The *Players Who Always Score Against West Ham* XI
Replies: 41
Views: 1172

Re: The *Players Who Always Score Against West Ham* XI

Tom "3 in 65 for Watford" Cleverley has contrived to score against us for 3 different clubs. That's got to be worth a place.