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by Westbourne Bill
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Other fixtures 19/20/21 October
Replies: 62
Views: 1385

Re: Other fixtures 19/20/21 October

Least goals conceded this season along with
Liverpool. Hadn’t realised that. Difficult game for sure on Saturday.
by Westbourne Bill
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pablo Fornals
Replies: 418
Views: 36700

Re: Pablo Fornals

Judging from a post match interview from earlier in the season, his English is actually not bad. Fingers crossed he comes good.
by Westbourne Bill
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pablo Fornals
Replies: 418
Views: 36700

Re: Pablo Fornals

I’m all for not writing him off and giving him the time to settle but I’m trying to think of any foreign signing who actually did come good after a really poor start. Recent buys either seem to hit the ground running like Payet, Lanzini and Haller - or never improve like Zaha, Nordvelt and to a less...
by Westbourne Bill
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ Everton v West Ham United: Match Thread
Replies: 846
Views: 22056

Re: ⚽ Everton v West Ham United: Match Thread

Antonio may be erratic at times but he guarantees pace, work rate and strength.

Could do with all three today.
by Westbourne Bill
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ Everton v West Ham United: Match Thread
Replies: 846
Views: 22056

Re: ⚽ Everton v West Ham United: Match Thread

Fornals....have we still got the receipt?
by Westbourne Bill
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wilfried Zaha
Replies: 47
Views: 2754

Re: Wilfried Zaha

We should all feel able to ridicule any players choice of hairstyle regardless of race...Beckham's mohican, Seaman's ponytail, Zaha's creation, Lee's pineapple or Grealish's Peaky Blinders effort. Suggesting there's a need to "be careful" because of the players skin colour is as daft as it gets IMO.
by Westbourne Bill
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My son collects bricks
Replies: 31
Views: 1885

Re: My son collects bricks

Top work Jonjo.

The club should be embarrassed that they didn’t take the initiative though. Truly shameful.
by Westbourne Bill
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Czech Republic vs England
Replies: 101
Views: 4464

Re: Czech Republic vs England

Well, the good news is that Rice won’t be going anywhere else playing like that.

The bad news is yet another goal conceded by trying to play out from the back. Would never have happened under Sam 😊
by Westbourne Bill
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Czech Republic vs England
Replies: 101
Views: 4464

Re: Czech Republic vs England

Absolutely no leadership or composure at the back or in midfield is there.

Have to say, however well he’s played for us, Rice looks out of his depth at this level on the evidence of the last 1 and a half games.
by Westbourne Bill
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Czech Republic vs England
Replies: 101
Views: 4464

Re: Czech Republic vs England

One really poor pass, one heavy touch and then at fault for the goal. Not a good first 10 mins for Rice.
by Westbourne Bill
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Michail Antonio
Replies: 4525
Views: 521820

Re: Michail Antonio

OFT wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:51 am
That video's brilliant. :D

Way too charismatic to be a pundit.
Seems a decent nice guy doesn't he?
by Westbourne Bill
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: STB
Replies: 36
Views: 1958

Re: STB

Many many years ago when I played Sunday football for my old boys team we had a end of season dinner at a restaurant in Epping. The idea was that at some point in the evening various awards would be handed out. Unbeknown to us, when we got there, Trevor was having a meal with what looked like his fa...
by Westbourne Bill
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CL/Euro games this week
Replies: 171
Views: 6284

Re: CL/Euro games this week

Zagreb were 13/1 to win tonight.
by Westbourne Bill
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Update on where you think we'll finish
Replies: 205
Views: 10020

Re: Update on where you think we'll finish

Anyone who thinks we can finish in the top 4 needs to be reminder how poor our second string performed at Oxford. Seriously the strength in depth just isn’t there to sustain a challenge. 8th would be progress.
by Westbourne Bill
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ AFC Bournemouth v West Ham United: Match Thread
Replies: 494
Views: 21162

Re: ⚽ AFC Bournemouth v West Ham United: Match Thread

Stylish performance in a game that could have gone either way. Puzzled Cresswell wasnt penalised for the short pull. If VAR technology is applied consistently I really don’t have a problem with goals being allowed or disallowed by millimetres.
by Westbourne Bill
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wholesale changes
Replies: 80
Views: 2906

Re: Wholesale changes

Samba, the common denominator amongst those shocking results are the owners. You can imagine that with every league place being worth a couple of million, their priority has always been the PL and for that reason resting and protecting players for the weekend becomes the a major factor. Bournemouth ...
by Westbourne Bill
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wholesale changes
Replies: 80
Views: 2906

Re: Wholesale changes

Well, we've had the full gamut of opinions on this thread: Should have been full strength. Full strength could/would have still lost. Board/manager don't care about cup. League is everything. Players not incentivised enough for cup games. Squad players not good enough. Weakened team should have bee...
by Westbourne Bill
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pablo Fornals
Replies: 418
Views: 36700

Re: Pablo Fornals

Only having an unproven Ajeti to cover for Haller should be much more of a concern in my opinion.
by Westbourne Bill
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your top three free kicks
Replies: 41
Views: 2871

Re: Your top three free kicks

Payet vs Palace for me.