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Re: Ex players views on the current situation

Post by Coops » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:44 pm

Mega Ron wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:36 pm
Konchesky has majorly ballsed up his career earnings if his Academy role is paying the bills.
Didn't he gamble most of them away?

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Re: Ex players views on the current situation

Post by prophet:marginal » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:44 pm

bonzosbeard wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:42 pm
Jim White and Paul Konchesky can both join the FRO department as far as I'm concerned.
Educated guess, but do he R & O in this scenario relate to Right and Off? :D

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Re: Ex players views on the current situation

Post by Moxy » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:47 pm

Any ex player of ours with half a brain would know what a ****hole the new stadium is compared to the Boleyn. This is similar with my problem with Noble now, once upon I time he was a man I admired and was proud to have at West Ham. But he turned into a board puppet, trotting out their b*llocks for them. Once we moved and he saw what a joke it was he should just kept his mouth shut and refused to say their rubbish. Wasn’t like he would’ve ended up skint and he would’ve kept his integrity as one of us.

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Re: Ex players views on the current situation

Post by e17 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:54 pm

Kialos wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:06 pm
Brooking said he'd been told coins had been thrown.

His words were then turned around and it ended up being reported he'd seen it himself.
As I’ve previously spouted on here to the point of overkill I suspect, as a work experience kid working in Debden, Sir Trevor used to get print stuff done with the firm I was at, and this legend once decided to make a round of tea while waiting to pick up some flyers. I’ve had a cup of tea made by Sir Trevor Brooking. He was as classy as nice as warm as you can imagine.

But he did claim Sully had been hit. Heresay or otherwise. He also said supporters should stay away if they were going to get that angry as they did at the Burnley game again...

Let’s not pretend that even legends aren’t human and also that they aren’t often unaware of the lifeblood’s outlook because of their position.

Wasn’t calling him a ****, but he sits near some.

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Re: Ex players views on the current situation

Post by e17 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:55 pm

Coops wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:33 pm
Call me a capitalist, but if somebody was paying my bills I would probably stick up for them if asked.
I worked for Rupert Murdoch for 20 years mate.

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Re: Ex players views on the current situation

Post by steveyrockstar » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:39 pm

flysohigh wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:35 pm
Yep, but now on the payroll working with the academy.
I didn't know Konchesky was coaching in the Academy. He's another one of our many, many signings who I thought was superb when he first joined, but swiftly became terrible in his second season. It's a curse that has afflicted virtually every decent FB we've had post-Julian, and a number of strikers, too.

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Re: Ex players views on the current situation

Post by steveyrockstar » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:41 pm

I went to a Hammer's Heroes event about 3 years ago and Gale was royally slating the new stadium in front of a packed crowd, saying it wasn't fit for football. He was also slagging off our signings and lack of investment that summer. I'm amazed if he's now publicly standing up for the move. What's he said?

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Re: Ex players views on the current situation

Post by Boooogers! » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:50 pm

I don't begrudge anyone on the payroll sticking up for the club/owners/stadium. What do you expect them to say? All of us with employers likely have it written into our employment contracts that "publicly bashing the organisation may lead to termination" or something along those lines.

Completely disagree with them but understand why they're doing it. I'd feel like a hypocrite digging them out.

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Re: Ex players views on the current situation

Post by Morocco Mole » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:48 pm

steveyrockstar wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:41 pm
I went to a Hammer's Heroes event about 3 years ago and Gale was royally slating the new stadium in front of a packed crowd, saying it wasn't fit for football. He was also slagging off our signings and lack of investment that summer. I'm amazed if he's now publicly standing up for the move. What's he said?
No way is Galey pro GSB.

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Re: Ex players views on the current situation

Post by spod » Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:26 am

e17 wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:55 pm
I worked for Rupert Murdoch for 20 years mate.
I did for 16 years. We probably know each other.

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Re: Ex players views on the current situation

Post by Bamber Gascoigne » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:38 am

bonzosbeard wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:42 pm
Jim White and Paul Konchesky can both join the FRO department as far as I'm concerned.
:lol:

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Re: Ex players views on the current situation

Post by westham,eggyandchips » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:58 am

I can't even understand Konchesky when he speaks. Sounds a bit mongy.

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Re: Ex players views on the current situation

Post by spod » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:27 am

Coops wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:33 pm
Call me a capitalist,
Lickspittle.

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Re: Ex players views on the current situation

Post by vietnammer » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:49 am

spod wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:27 am
Lickspittle.
You forgot "...running dog of Capitalism". Aaaw come back Stockwell Pete.

Anyway, lot of the sentiments on this and other threads prove that football and politics don't mix easily (think anti-board sentiments ARE political in many ways). I trust that what is becoming a very serious movement will continue to have a greater impact on English football as a whole.

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Re: Ex players views on the current situation

Post by Denzil » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:11 am

He is allowed his opinion, just like we are.

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Re: Ex players views on the current situation

Post by Mega Ron » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:15 am

Theirs is just coming from a different place.

Ex players 'love' the club because of the memories they have. Of the best times of their lives. Of being adored and admired. Of the camaraderie with their teammates. They probably think they understand what it is to be a fan, but I think they were 'in' the game so early, that they don't understand at all

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Re: Ex players views on the current situation

Post by spod » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:31 am

Mega Ron wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:15 am
Theirs is just coming from a different place.

Ex players 'love' the club because of the memories they have. Of the best times of their lives. Of being adored and admired. Of the camaraderie with their teammates. They probably think they understand what it is to be a fan, but I think they were 'in' the game so early, that they don't understand at all
I think this is very true, and it certainly applies to the likes of Brooking. He just can't see why anyone would upset the applecart and run the risk of affecting the team's performances and thereby the club's top-flight status.
The status of the club trumps the state of the club every time.

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Re: Ex players views on the current situation

Post by Coops » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:33 am

spod wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:27 am
Lickspittle.
Money talks and bull**** walks.

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Re: Ex players views on the current situation

Post by bonzosbeard » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:26 am

prophet:marginal wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:44 pm
Educated guess, but do he R & O in this scenario relate to Right and Off? :D
:thup:

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Re: Ex players views on the current situation

Post by mushy » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:35 am

Denzil wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:11 am
He is allowed his opinion, just like we are.
Am not sure that anyone is saying he isnt allowed an opinion are they?
Some just dont agree with it, thats all.

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