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Re: Declan Rice

Post by MrHammer73 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:28 am

Looked very composed tonight and tall for his age.

Think he would do well in a back three with Reid and Ogbonna/Ginger Pele

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Re: Declan Rice

Post by Jumby » Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:32 am

Something tells me that, unlike Burke, Oxford and Cullen, this lad is going to bypass the whole loan thing and learn his trade with us. Very promising start to his Hammers career, I'd keep him in for Newcastle, I really would.

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Re: Declan Rice

Post by Aztec Hammer » Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:34 am

Very, very good performance tonight. Can't judge it too much against that competition but you also can only play against what's in front of you and he excelled.

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Re: Declan Rice

Post by Gsbgsb » Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:38 am

Thought he was excellent tonight, generally kept it simple but in so doing was very effective especially as he generally passed it quickly. Loved the way he was even telling others where the ball should be going. As for a role at CH, if we play a 3 maybe use him in that but would be concerned if part of a 4, he will make mistakes and these will be punished more as a defender than as a midfielder. Really nice to see a youngster getting proper game time. Can see another start Saturday as Kouyate builds back to fitness (presuming we do not sign anyone of course).

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Re: Declan Rice

Post by miles » Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:35 am

The boy is mustard.

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Re: Declan Rice

Post by IanBishopLegend7 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:44 am

A thinking mans Carvahlo

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Re: Declan Rice

Post by Chrissieboy » Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:30 am

I'd like to see him versus Newcastle too but I'm sure Kouyate will be in for him. Lanzini still out? Then it'll be Obiang, Kouyate and Noble in the middle. Hopefully Noble further forward of the three. Excited to see what it will be and whether Bilic's decision is vindicated. As a romantic I'd like to see Rice, Noble and Kouyate play and rip them apart.

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Re: Declan Rice

Post by hammers92 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:14 am

He's not put a foot wrong so far and doesn't deserve to be dropped. It was Noble that lost the ball in midfield for the first goal against Southampton and should've been sent off. I think the guy deserves a run in the team, especially if he's doing the job that he's been asked to do, and well.

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Re: Declan Rice

Post by hammerman11 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:27 am

playing well in midfield and does not looked fazed by it all.
stays in the team in midfield only not CH.
if you are good enough you are old enough he is at the moment

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Re: Declan Rice

Post by Monkeybubbles » Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:00 am

Long, long way to go. Let's not get too carried away.

I think he needs to break the opposition's play up more, he's a bit of a bystander when they have the ball. Plus he needs to play more passes that hurt the opposition, rather than recycling the ball sideways.

It's a bit harsh to judge him like that, I know, given that he's still a toddler. The possibilities are exciting, but they're just possibilities for now.

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Re: Declan Rice

Post by westham,eggyandchips » Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:06 am

Monkeybubbles wrote:Long, long way to go. Let's not get too carried away.

I think he needs to break the opposition's play up more, he's a bit of a bystander when they have the ball. Plus he needs to play more passes that hurt the opposition, rather than recycling the ball sideways.

It's a bit harsh to judge him like that, I know, given that he's still a toddler. The possibilities are exciting, but they're just possibilities for now.
I tend to agree Monks.

I'm also glad he's not English too, the wankfest would be too much to take.

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Re: Declan Rice

Post by Burnley Hammer » Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:55 am

He's a tidy player... might actually be able to play it out from the back a bit better if he played centre back. If he plays DM then he's going to need someone alongside him capable of moving the ball up the pitch effectively. I agree with monkeybubbles.

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Re: Declan Rice

Post by terryturbo » Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:25 am

Insane strength for someone of his age. I wanna see him have a pop now and again though. A couple of times it opened up and I think there's a rocket in there. Once Noble is out of the side he will be even better

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Re: Declan Rice

Post by the pink palermo » Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:31 am

terryturbo wrote: Once Noble is out of the side
We're just days away from people calling for a hit squad to assassinate him .

They'll make a classic British gangster movie about it .

Get Noble .

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Re: Declan Rice

Post by Kendal Iron » Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:51 am

terryturbo wrote: Once Noble is out of the side he will be even better
How will that help Rice?

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Re: Declan Rice

Post by NottingHammer6 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:59 am

terryturbo wrote:Once Noble is out of the side he will be even better
:lol: Must be a wind up

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Re: Declan Rice

Post by Jumby » Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:42 pm

To cope in the Premier League, in midfield, you have to have strength, you have to be able to mix it, unless you have top drawer players all around you. Rice is strong, especially for a lad that age.

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Re: Declan Rice

Post by Colours never run » Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:47 pm

Jumby wrote:To cope in the Premier League, in midfield, you have to have strength, you have to be able to mix it, unless you have top drawer players all around you. Rice is strong, especially for a lad that age.

Yep, he's also as sharp as a tack. He's always 100% switched on which is rare to see in someone so young at the highest level. Always moving into space to receive a pass if necessary, or looking all around him to see where the next pass should go or spitting where the danger is next coming from. Very encouraging signs. As an Englishman, I'm gutted he's chosen Ireland but understand why. Think he was born in England though.

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Re: Declan Rice

Post by ryanrc » Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:55 pm

Of course there's a way to go but he looks a very promising player and far more ready than any of our youngsters have looked in over a decade - I'd expect him to get more than a handful of games this season.
To me though he definitely doesn't look capable of playing cb (as part of a flat back 4 anyway, maybe in a 3 he could) but he looks the part as a DM. I think Burke looks more ready to step in as a CB and hopefully we see some progress with Oxford out in Germany.

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Re: Declan Rice

Post by Kialos » Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:11 pm

Monkeybubbles wrote:Long, long way to go. Let's not get too carried away.

I think he needs to break the opposition's play up more, he's a bit of a bystander when they have the ball. Plus he needs to play more passes that hurt the opposition, rather than recycling the ball sideways.

It's a bit harsh to judge him like that, I know, given that he's still a toddler. The possibilities are exciting, but they're just possibilities for now.

No one watching the game could tell he was the kid among the other older players. You don't know what his remit was so don't criticize him for not making more passes that hurt the opposition, especially when others in the team were attempting that.

I completely disagree that he was a bystander when the opposition had the ball, I have not watched the TV replay but from inside the ground I remember very well he battled for the ball and his tackling was as good as anyone else.

He will make mistakes, as does every other player. Zabaleta demonstrated that clearly enough against Southampton

I think describing him as a toddler is ridiculous, his footballing ability, game play and maturity is way beyond what that glib comment suggests.

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