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Re: Welcome, Jarrod Bowen

Post by Billi Bollox » Sun Nov 14, 2021 1:20 pm

Sadly, if Bowen was a 3rd string player at any of the usual suspects he would have several caps by now. As an example, if he moved to Liverpool, he would be an England regular from day 1 after moving.

All that being said, i am actually quite glad some of our players aren't playing for the national side, as they get a decent rest and they don't get their heads turned.

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Post by prophet:marginal » Sun Nov 14, 2021 1:22 pm

Billi Bollox wrote:
Sun Nov 14, 2021 1:20 pm
Sadly, if Bowen was a 3rd string player at any of the usual suspects he would have several caps by now. As an example, if he moved to Liverpool, he would be an England regular from day 1 after moving.

All that being said, i am actually quite glad some of our players aren't playing for the national side, as they get a decent rest and they don't get their heads turned.
Good point.

I do wonder what Sancho is making of his career at the moment.

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Re: Welcome, Jarrod Bowen

Post by mushy » Sun Nov 14, 2021 2:32 pm

prophet:marginal wrote:
Sun Nov 14, 2021 1:22 pm
Good point.

I do wonder what Sancho is making of his career at the moment.
About £200k a week I should imagine.

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Post by prophet:marginal » Sun Nov 14, 2021 3:08 pm

mushy wrote:
Sun Nov 14, 2021 2:32 pm
About £200k a week I should imagine.
The poor lad :nonpl:

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Post by IronRhino » Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:40 pm

Bowen is such a key cog in this West Ham side. You always know what you are getting with him - 100% and he is increasingly influential on the outcome of games.

His work rate is phenomenal and his first thought is to go forward, always getting us on the front foot.

Crucially, he is also able to provide cover for Antonio and for me he is one a handful of our players who I hope and pray doesn't get injured. We would be a lesser team without him.

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Post by McKnightmare » Mon Nov 15, 2021 11:42 am

This thread is well Jarrod.

Street talk context here:

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Post by MooresTheHero » Mon Nov 15, 2021 11:50 am

I’m sure that the old bugger is looking at Ogbonna, but can’t spell his name :crest:

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Post by Estuary » Mon Nov 15, 2021 12:59 pm

Albie Beck wrote:
Sun Nov 14, 2021 11:45 am
Mr Waistcoat doesn't seem to rate people who haven't come up through the age groups.
Yep, Antonio should have been capped by England and a fixture in the squad. Bowen should have made this squad.

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Post by funky chicken » Mon Nov 15, 2021 1:17 pm

If Southgate doesn’t call up Jarrod, it’s his mistake to make. At least that’s another player they can’t injure, like they managed to with Rice last season.

Let Gareth Southgate keep picking his favourites. While our players can hopefully go on to do something England are incapable of doing. Winning trophies.

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Post by funky chicken » Wed Dec 01, 2021 10:16 pm

Great player and had another good game today. But my God he’s fast becoming a ‘nearly man’ isn’t he!? Shame, as I am one of his biggest fans on here. But his missed chances are going to keep costing us dear.

Be honest. Was anyone even remotely confident he was going to bury that chance in injury time?

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Post by bigcarpchaser » Wed Dec 01, 2021 10:27 pm

No
The lads a grafter but can’t finish to save his life.
He frustrates me as he’s a right tough nut, works his socks off, does it all then inevitably blasts it straight at the keeper when a delicate chip over would work wonders.
I really want him to bang in a couple as it would surely do his confidence the world of good.

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Post by wolf359 » Wed Dec 01, 2021 10:28 pm

Looks lost right now, who is our attacking coach? He is not the only one who goes to **** when in the box.

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Post by Centre Half » Wed Dec 01, 2021 10:51 pm

Our finishing isn’t great at all to be honest, Bowen is definitely one of the worst culprits though. Misses so many chances.

Fornals is another one who usually fluffs his lines in front of goal, granted however tonight that was a half chance and was unlucky.

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Post by Georgee Paris » Wed Dec 01, 2021 11:58 pm

That flying header would have been the greatest goal since Jesus and god. Chill out. He’s cool. He will smash a load in soon.

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Post by Aztec Hammer » Thu Dec 02, 2021 12:16 am

He is, or at least is performing, both statistically and by the eye test, as the worst finisher in the league and it’s a real shame because it’s holding him back from being a very, very good player.

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Post by Ironing Board » Thu Dec 02, 2021 12:24 am

He used to score so many in the Championship. What happened to his finishing? He should have put away that rebound opportunity and it was poor he failed to even get the chance on target when the keeper was off his line.

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Post by Diogenes » Thu Dec 02, 2021 12:27 am

He was still one of our better players tonight and has been all season (and last).

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Post by Hamburger » Thu Dec 02, 2021 4:21 am

Aztec Hammer wrote:
Thu Dec 02, 2021 12:16 am
He is, or at least is performing, both statistically and by the eye test, as the worst finisher in the league and it’s a real shame because it’s holding him back from being a very, very good player.
Gave the ball away 18 times last night and lost more than half of his tackles. His stats have been abysmal all season (2 goals from 14 shots on target and 4 assists which were all corners) but because he ‘puts in a shift’ people seem to rate him. Not saying he’s bad but not saying he’s that good either.

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Post by Bilic'sLimp » Thu Dec 02, 2021 6:17 am

He has improved the team since the day he arrived.

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Post by NedN » Thu Dec 02, 2021 6:21 am

Ironing Board wrote:
Thu Dec 02, 2021 12:24 am
He used to score so many in the Championship. What happened to his finishing? He should have put away that rebound opportunity and it was poor he failed to even get the chance on target when the keeper was off his line.
He’s having a tough spell in terms of finishing. So many have at a point in their career. Easy to forget he’s still early on in his.

For us it’s unfortunate that it’s coming at the same time as so many others in the team are struggling in this regard, but I’m confident his finishing will return.

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