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by brooking1966
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Big Sale
Replies: 48
Views: 2362

Re: The Big Sale

I'd like too Swap our Assets with top teams for their young prospects. e.g. Lanzini for Adama would fit for me, banging his drum since Middlesboro 10m bk then :fsake: Keep Diop at least til his stock gets higher, Maybe pair him with Rice CB's with poss Oggy in a 3-5-2 He's a young Antonio supporting...
by brooking1966
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend
Replies: 10139
Views: 864084

Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Thing is everything is not black and white. The man is being slated for sub par performances and rightly so, no player should be absolved from criticism especially if they are at detriment to the team and in my opinion if they are not performing then they need replacing. That for me is the thing, w...
by brooking1966
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend
Replies: 10139
Views: 864084

Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

I feel sorry for the fella with some of the comments on here. I feel sorry for West Ham (my priority) as a club, having to rely on Noble's limited leadership/abilities for so long! Maybe being over-sentimental after leaving Boleyn or bias for homeboy. Defending his fake 'Legend' status doesn't prov...
by brooking1966
Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend
Replies: 10139
Views: 864084

Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Any CM next to Noble is in trouble because he can't physically compete at PL level. They constantly have to cover Mark's man which is exhausting over 90+ & leads to plenty dangerous free space in the middle. He hovers around in 'no man's land' pointing here n there without ever being close to an opp...
by brooking1966
Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend
Replies: 10139
Views: 864084

Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

We've got to show Rice a future, here, with us so as to persuade him to give us at least another season (or, at best, 2). The plain fact is that Rice's development has been slowed or even hindered by either the age or the quality of the people who would have been sensible options to play alongside ...
by brooking1966
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The January Transfer Window 2020
Replies: 8025
Views: 468208

Re: The January Transfer Window 2020

Demarai Gray 1yr left on contract, good foil for Haller & has ability to stretch defenses.

Front 3 of Gray Haller & Antonio

How many 'roll sleeve up' players can we get in by selling Lanzini/Anderson?

I just wanna stay in the PL :arry:
by brooking1966
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The January Transfer Window 2020
Replies: 8025
Views: 468208

Re: The January Transfer Window 2020

Need a physical presence like Luka Milivojević
by brooking1966
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend
Replies: 10139
Views: 864084

Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Honestly his performance is the biggest negative factor for the side outside of Roberto. His lack of pace, inability to play against a press and not having a replacement means we badly lose the middle in both attack and defense. No team can consistently win like that. It's one of the most important...
by brooking1966
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The January Transfer Window 2020
Replies: 8025
Views: 468208

Re: The January Transfer Window 2020

Arda Turan proper general/playmaker to stop the bleeding plz
by brooking1966
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend
Replies: 10139
Views: 864084

Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

I love WHU with all my heart yet get hated for pointing out Noble's 5/10 abilities. Now look where we are 3yrs later, where's your 'legend' Captain when you need him. I said he had schoolboy athleticism not fit for 38 PL games & got abuse for it. Rose specs over our future, we're truly living up to ...
by brooking1966
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend
Replies: 10139
Views: 864084

Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

I think he has got away with murder since that glourious last night at the Boelyn. I suspect he wields more power than we realise. Billic Moyes and Pellergrini and Moyes again appear to be reluctant to treat him equally with others. Was Koyuate and Obaing much worse than him? Diabolical bias and th...
by brooking1966
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend
Replies: 10139
Views: 864084

Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

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by brooking1966
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend
Replies: 10139
Views: 864084

Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Adrenaline, passion and shouting ability. That’s one of the best non-compliments through gritted teeth I’ve ever read. Why do I get the feeling you’d have preferred it if he had a **** game? Do me a favor re hyperbole & Noble, you & others here constantly over-egging his game. You think he's the an...
by brooking1966
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend
Replies: 10139
Views: 864084

Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Here's a question for ya, you know how you often say we get carved open down the middle defensively, how comes you always dig Noble out, yet the one person who's sole purpose of being in midfield for protecting our defence Rice, gets next to no f*** at all? You always go for Noble but his job in mi...
by brooking1966
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend
Replies: 10139
Views: 864084

Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

I thought he did a great job of rollicking non trackers, real rant like I'd hoped, but Haller/Antonio/Mas/Lanzini were the standouts for me. Adrenaline & passion carried him through on a very hot day, so respect due. We we're still cut through the middle though & with better finishing they could of ...
by brooking1966
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: KUMB Match Threads
Topic: Watford 1-3 West Ham Utd (24/08/19)
Replies: 894
Views: 37177

Re: ⚽ Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

The lightweight middle needs either wing backs or pushing forward fullbacks to squeeze the middle closer together.

1-2
Haller Antonio
:scarfer:
by brooking1966
Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend
Replies: 10139
Views: 864084

Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

I just see him as average rather than outstanding as midfielders go. 100% He is from West Ham so he gets natural bias , he can't turn a game with ability or bring the necessary leadership we are rudderless with & without him. If he would give players a rollicking a bit more it might help in the lea...
by brooking1966
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: KUMB Match Threads
Topic: Brighton & Hove Albion 1-1 West Ham Utd (17/08/19)
Replies: 1252
Views: 51184

Re: ⚽ Brighton and Hove Albion vs West Ham United: Match Thread

The most worrying thing for me, although I agree the defensive organisation is appalling, The player's application to get behind the ball, press tackle and be in the faces of the opposition. We are very easy on the eye in possession, but seem to be going nowhere most of the time, is too much time o...
by brooking1966
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Super Cup
Replies: 84
Views: 3103

Re: Super Cup

Great game! better than the champions league final for me. Glad this Super Cup title is being taken seriously, wanted Adrian to take the winning pen too, big ups Adrian.
by brooking1966
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Michail Antonio
Replies: 4644
Views: 543034

Re: Michail Antonio

He's not a winger but his role is as a sort of Mane, but without the full set of clubs. He's just about the only one other than Haller who offers pace, a physical presence and a bit of ability to hold on to the ball under pressure. 100% Arguably our most effective player for the last 3yrs, 29 now &...