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by traxop
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The January Transfer Window 2020
Replies: 6423
Views: 380035

Re: The January Transfer Window 2020

If this Soucek is in anyway shape or form remotely competent, then I would at the very least expect Moyes to tell the other of the midfield pairing to be more adventurous and drive forward at every opportunity. I posted on that Leicester game thread saying that the few runs Masukau did make on the w...
by traxop
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The January Transfer Window 2020
Replies: 6423
Views: 380035

Re: The January Transfer Window 2020

johnnyb wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:06 pm
Let's hope this Soucek bloke doesn't watch the game on Wednesday. If he does, he'll be on the first plane back to Prague.
Just switch the feed to our game from our season, we did well and could have won that one. Just shows what a shambles this season has been.
by traxop
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The January Transfer Window 2020
Replies: 6423
Views: 380035

Re: The January Transfer Window 2020

So another another CB/DM that has no pace! We need a "Noble" with legs and an engine and we're going for a clone of Rice?? Nay, I think you're confusing him with Joe Allen, hard to think of anyone else that wouldn't have more pace than either Noble or Allen. Now, can he be that someone who links ou...
by traxop
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The January Transfer Window 2020
Replies: 6423
Views: 380035

Re: The January Transfer Window 2020

So Jacob Steinberg/The Guardian have us in for Soucek and a loan deal for Walker-Peters? I can't see Tottenham loaning us anyone and from what I've seen of him I don't think he's particuarly much good yet. https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/jan/27/west-ham-weigh-up-juan-foyth-move-and-close-...
by traxop
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The January Transfer Window 2020
Replies: 6423
Views: 380035

Re: The January Transfer Window 2020

I'm seriously of the notion that if there hasn't been any confirmation of new signings(in the midfield) within the next 48hrs, then we'll be most likely done for in the league. I said earlier in the thread any signings we make in this windows needs to be with the view of helping us win our 'winnable...
by traxop
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who are our quickest players?
Replies: 21
Views: 545

Re: Who are our quickest players?

Fredericks I would say is quickest. After that I'd imagine toss up between Antonio and Anderson This in itself highlights another problem, neither Fredericks nor Antonio have any end product after using their pace, Anderson on the other hand is reluctant to use his pace at all. So, Fredricks has pa...
by traxop
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The January Transfer Window 2020
Replies: 6423
Views: 380035

Re: The January Transfer Window 2020

In addition to a pacy striker who can run the channels, i'd consider going for two energetic midfielders (ball winner + box to box type) and move Rice back into CD with Ogbonna - seeing as Balbuena and Diop are both out of sorts. It's a real indictment, we had 3 Forwards(Arnie, Chich. and Perez) th...
by traxop
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: David Moyes - 18th Permanent Manager of WHUFC
Replies: 2484
Views: 85356

Re: David Moyes - 18th Permanent Manager of WHUFC

This feels reminiscent of Sunderland's death spiral at the end. Realistically, we needed the next manager that came in after Pellers to have gotten firm commitments from the board for midfield signings(because presumably, that manager would have done his homework and saw what even the fans have long...
by traxop
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The January Transfer Window 2020
Replies: 6423
Views: 380035

Re: The January Transfer Window 2020

There is almost no chance we are going to be able to solve the midfield problem long term in a January transfer window when we are in a relegation battle. For me, it's not about the the long term heir to Noble - we'll need to wait for the summer window for that. We do however need someone in the ve...
by traxop
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The January Transfer Window 2020
Replies: 6423
Views: 380035

Re: The January Transfer Window 2020

As much as we could do with a RB and another forward. The issue of the midfield has come to the boil for me, and I just get irrationally angry every time we are linked to another player who is not a midfielder. We could sign the new Messi and he would still be rendered ineffective by our current mid...
by traxop
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Leicester City v West Ham United: Match Thread
Replies: 765
Views: 23651

Re: Leicester City v West Ham United: Match Thread

They are so scared to do anything else but pump and lump. In their minds, Haller and Antonio are the same, all they can see is there's a big lump of a target-man somewhere up the field, pump it and wipe their hands of any responsibility. After all, they can't be blamed if the ball is nowhere near t...
by traxop
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Leicester City v West Ham United: Match Thread
Replies: 765
Views: 23651

Re: Leicester City v West Ham United: Match Thread

Damage limitation first half and go for it in second. We're not fit enough to play all out for 90 minutes. It'll take a couple of weeks yet to get the fitness up. Shocking for a top club. If that's the case, we might as well play the possession game that we started the season with. Backwards and si...
by traxop
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: David Moyes - 18th Permanent Manager of WHUFC
Replies: 2484
Views: 85356

Re: David Moyes - 18th Permanent Manager of WHUFC

How can we defend with 8 players around our box, and still give Leicester goalscoring chances, time and time again. Allardyce was much better at parking the bus. Maybe Moyes should have looked at a few games from back then, instead of Red Bull games.... What I didn't get, and can't quite believe wa...
by traxop
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Leicester City v West Ham United: Match Thread
Replies: 765
Views: 23651

Re: Leicester City v West Ham United: Match Thread

I hope this is all part of Moyes' master plan and he's playing 4D chess to try to get the Board to dip into the transfer window, because that's one of the most clueless performances I've seen. Why were we even trying to sit that deep when a) we're playing against a team that likes to run channels be...
by traxop
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Leicester City v West Ham United: Match Thread
Replies: 765
Views: 23651

Re: Leicester City v West Ham United: Match Thread

If we're going for it, then surely Moyes must see that both Evans and Soyunuc are lumbering CBs. Play a narrower front 3 or 1 with 2 tight behind and exploit them through the middle. All we need is a flick on from a contested header and if it lands in space behind we can open them up.
by traxop
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Leicester City v West Ham United: Match Thread
Replies: 765
Views: 23651

Re: Leicester City v West Ham United: Match Thread

This first half has been embarrassing. This is worse than anything under Pellerigini, we aren't even pretending to play football. Under 30% possession and against Liecester no less. This is against a team we had parity over the last season. Can anyone remember the game last season where we comfortab...
by traxop
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Leicester City v West Ham United: Match Thread
Replies: 765
Views: 23651

Re: Leicester City v West Ham United: Match Thread

Can someone tell me what's the point of playing a back 5 when we aren't even stopping them from getting into their crossing positions. We're not stopping them out wide and we're not stopping them through the middle, so why are we trying to defend by chasing shadows. At least under Pellers, even in t...
by traxop
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Leicester City v West Ham United: Match Thread
Replies: 765
Views: 23651

Re: Leicester City v West Ham United: Match Thread

Tough break for Snodgrass, but are we surprised when we ask our 32yr old midfielders to backup from a weekend game?
by traxop
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Leicester City v West Ham United: Match Thread
Replies: 765
Views: 23651

Re: Leicester City v West Ham United: Match Thread

There has been no one close to our players when we are attacking out wide. The two times Masukau had a one-on-one situation, Cresswell was nowhere to be seen. Not even in the frame at all, no attempt to overlap at all. Moyse has set us up to try and knick this Burnley-style. This has been a depressi...