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by Wilko1304
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Declan Rice
Replies: 2423
Views: 240799

Re: Declan Rice

Hard to trust his opinion, he’s bitter normally, but even more bitter when he feels offended. How dare Declan join England? He clearly hasn’t watched him cos his positional play has not been an issue, he stays with the runners he needs to stay with and sloppy in possession is funny. He’s not good on...
by Wilko1304
Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Manuel Pellegrini West Ham United’s 17th manager
Replies: 7075
Views: 407889

Re: Manuel Pellegrini West Ham United’s 17th manager

I suppose I just don’t think it’s unfair for there to be few British coaches. Saying that, there’s 9(?) in the Premier League. When we moved away from the bad ones, better ones were given a chance to progress. Newer generations have come along and succeeded since the cast of the Hughes era faded away.
by Wilko1304
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Manuel Pellegrini West Ham United’s 17th manager
Replies: 7075
Views: 407889

Re: Manuel Pellegrini West Ham United’s 17th manager

Liverpool weren’t a behemoth? They won the Chanpions League under Rafa. They regularly won cups even when they weren’t challenging for the league and Dalglish won the League Cup and got to the FA Cup final, which they were unlucky to lose, the season before he came. Trying to claim Liverpool is not...
by Wilko1304
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Manuel Pellegrini West Ham United’s 17th manager
Replies: 7075
Views: 407889

Re: Manuel Pellegrini West Ham United’s 17th manager

The point was a young Ferguson would walk into a top side in England after being at Aberdeen nowadays, which is nonsense. It was my point, and that wasn’t it. At all. Misrepresentation again. The point was that managers come from different backgrounds and don’t need to “come up through the leagues”...
by Wilko1304
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Manuel Pellegrini West Ham United’s 17th manager
Replies: 7075
Views: 407889

Re: Manuel Pellegrini West Ham United’s 17th manager

More utter codswallop. The standard of the Scottish Premiership is nowhere near what it was back then, when Dundee United and Aberdeen were challenging for European honours. The fact the Aberdeen manager was linked with Sunderland in League One speaks volume, as does the fact Scottish league winnin...
by Wilko1304
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Manuel Pellegrini West Ham United’s 17th manager
Replies: 7075
Views: 407889

Re: Manuel Pellegrini West Ham United’s 17th manager

Patronising tone aside, and calling others clueless, your point is not well made nor a strong one to stand aside so brazenly. Rodgers at the very least delivered a season better than any Premier League one Liverpool has mustered to that point. Context again is that Liverpool werent a behemoth at thi...
by Wilko1304
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Manuel Pellegrini West Ham United’s 17th manager
Replies: 7075
Views: 407889

Re: Manuel Pellegrini West Ham United’s 17th manager

“Moyes did well” - reality = 7th. “How did Rodgers do well?” - reality 2nd. We’ve got a manager there whose failures are down to the title winning squad he inherited, and one whose successes don’t count because a previous manager bought Suarez. Ferguson left Manchester United in first. Dalglish left...
by Wilko1304
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Manuel Pellegrini West Ham United’s 17th manager
Replies: 7075
Views: 407889

Re: Manuel Pellegrini West Ham United’s 17th manager

Aberdeen werent a tiny club then (or now) so it certainly wasn’t working his way up the leagues. British managers haven’t earned their shot. Rodgers did well but there was this one guy who had a go with a big club, the champions, and absolutely shat the bed. There were talks of his training methods ...
by Wilko1304
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Manuel Pellegrini West Ham United’s 17th manager
Replies: 7075
Views: 407889

Re: Manuel Pellegrini West Ham United’s 17th manager

Ironing Board wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:12 pm
And he worked his way through the leagues like a proper manager
Like Manuel did? But not someone like Pep, who must be crap. What did Fergie have, a couple years at East Stirlingshire?
by Wilko1304
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reid misses another return
Replies: 110
Views: 8392

Re: Reid misses another return

bubbles1966 wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:11 pm
A back 3/5 of Fred-Winston-Oggy-Diop-Arfur makes up for most of the physical deficiencies in our midfield.

Rice + 4 attackers/ball players/strikers ahead of them.
Fully in favour of this. You can get away with Fornals or Wilshere in the middle with those 3 centre backs behind them.
by Wilko1304
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Manuel Pellegrini West Ham United’s 17th manager
Replies: 7075
Views: 407889

Re: Manuel Pellegrini West Ham United’s 17th manager

You forgot to mention the extensive preparation work Moyes does on every opposition side. He is like Roy Hodgson in that respect. People criticize this approach as they say it is reactionary. However it does get results, focuses minds and gets the most out of the players if they apply themselves. W...
by Wilko1304
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: January
Replies: 601
Views: 24535

Re: January

If it were to be Matic on loan or no one, I'd say Matic. If it's buying Matic or no one, i'd take no one.

There are so many better options, even if I think we could do with a disciplined midfielder who just wants to support the defence (and add some height)
by Wilko1304
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Manuel Pellegrini West Ham United’s 17th manager
Replies: 7075
Views: 407889

Re: Manuel Pellegrini West Ham United’s 17th manager

Samwise's points per game: 1.38 Slav's points per game: 1.40 Moyesy's points per game: 1.19 Manuel's points per game: 1.35 Doing it quite simply, and using overall records which include cups (which I think is important - we want cup runs), I have divided points by number of games played. Sam is a ve...
by Wilko1304
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Manuel Pellegrini West Ham United’s 17th manager
Replies: 7075
Views: 407889

Re: Manuel Pellegrini West Ham United’s 17th manager

Good point, I remember that season well. They floundered and finished 7th whilst we romped home to champions league glory.

The club has never been the same since, just going from glory to glory to almost boringly easy glory
by Wilko1304
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: January
Replies: 601
Views: 24535

Re: January

Personally, due to the season effectively being over, I think we should focus far more on getting players out. Zaba Cresswell Reid Wilshere Sanchez Ajeti Cullen Lanzini Very unfair on Ajeti, whilst I think the Lanzini one is just silly. That's a personal opinion though, I think the attitude to Lanz...
by Wilko1304
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Welcome, Sebastien Haller
Replies: 634
Views: 44102

Re: Welcome, Sebastien Haller

it is true he gets no service but he could try running shouting demanding the ball a bit. looks like he cant be arsed whilst he picks up his 100k a week. play yarmolenko or Antonio up top and see if he moves a bit more ! He looks very arsed to me, he looks positively fuming about what's going on ar...
by Wilko1304
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Manuel Pellegrini West Ham United’s 17th manager
Replies: 7075
Views: 407889

Re: Manuel Pellegrini West Ham United’s 17th manager

Georgee Paris wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:57 am
Oh my goodness. Came on here this morning intent on joking Colin is now available.. been well and truly beaten to that one.
Colin? COLIN?! Think that's funny, do ya?! MATE?! Nahhh!
by Wilko1304
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Welcome, Sebastien Haller
Replies: 634
Views: 44102

Re: Welcome, Sebastien Haller

No one gets beyond him. No one gets into the box with him.
by Wilko1304
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: David Sullivan - Has he taken us as far as he can ?
Replies: 372
Views: 17572

Re: David Sullivan - Has he taken us as far as he can ?

brooking_1980 wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:38 pm
Pelle out Sully in !! Yay.

That would save £ 10m + Employers NI + travel and away Ticket for Pelle friends and family, what's not to like about that ? Plus we'd never lose. Surprised Sully not done it already.
History suggests that Sullivan would make sure he got a very tidy wage
by Wilko1304
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Manuel Pellegrini West Ham United’s 17th manager
Replies: 7075
Views: 407889

Re: Manuel Pellegrini West Ham United’s 17th manager

Those win/loss stats just show how bad Moyes was.

I'd rather go down with the Cowleys than stay up with Moyes