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15 Sep 2019 09:53:31
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04 Sep 2019 06:25:36
Does anyone else think we might be a little bit light up front if we get injuries, I don't think it would hurt to look at the free agent market, but that's just my opinion, any thoughts anyone?

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15 Sep 2019 09:44:08
I don’t think so.

Haller + Ajeti + a returning Xande + Yarmolenko (who has spent good portions of his career as a central striker) + Hugill (to recall if really needed) .

We’d be desperately unlucky if two (or three) of those got injured.

Pellegrini says he’s happy that he has two players for every slot.

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14 Sep 2019 19:01:16
Sam Byram having an absolute blunder against city. playing incredibly well against the champions and team that spanked us 5-0 at home.

How much did we sell him for again. £750k? absolutely horrendous business from us.

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14 Sep 2019 19:18:37

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14 Sep 2019 19:29:33
Totally agree he was outstanding never had a chance at West Ham with the injuries I thought it was as low as £450K probably worth £10million on that display.

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15 Sep 2019 07:46:59
i thought the fee of £750k was ridiculous when I read it, they may as well have given him away, perhaps Delia Smith offered all her recipe books as well in the deal! Why have we wasted time and money on the likes of Carroll, Reid, Wilshere etc on immoral wages and horrendous injury records when the likes of Byram and maybe others haven’t been afforded the same treatment? My son in law is a Forest fan and whilst he was there, couldn’t understand why we loaned him out, he thought he was outstanding at times, although yes he had injury problems, but he wouldn’t have been on £90k?

{Ed001's Note - bit of an over reaction after one game isn't it? The lad has serious problems staying fit, it was time the Hammers cleared those kind of players out. It is not just the wages that drain the club, it is higher insurance costs and paying for surgery, rehab etc.}

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15 Sep 2019 08:31:26
Ed, it’s just my opinion, you have more inside info at your disposal than the average poster on here! It just bloody angers me at 5 star treatment of certain individuals that contribute very little, are they not inflicting higher costs on the club then?

{Ed001's Note - yes but Byram was not good enough when he played and you all moaned about him. Now he has gone and had one good game and you all are whining he was allowed to leave! The club can't win. He is not a top class right back, he just had a good game in a very limited role. He would not be asked to play like that for West Ham, so would not perform like that. If he could even stay fit, because there is almost no chance of him staying fit in the long term. Even at Norwich he is only a back up and will only play while Aarons is out injured.}

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15 Sep 2019 09:38:54
He no longer plays for us - ‘nuff said.

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11 Sep 2019 11:13:00
It is so strange that folk can have such conflicting opinions about a player’s performance! Obviously, WH fans look for the good and will be accused of rose tinted specs, but others will jump on any possible error or howl about any pass that isn’t forward.
For me, Rice has had two very solid games in the past few days. His match stats have been positive and his positioning is always effective.
It is also true that playing immediately in front of the back four isn’t glamorous - spectators rarely follow a player off the ball.
I spent much of last night’s game watching Rice when he wasn’t in possession. He is constantly monitoring and shepherding in the defensive third, but the thing that struck me most was his arms - he directs the play, showing others the easy pass. At times he looks like a conductor.
He is remarkably mature in his game management and will serve England well for years.
Let’s just hope he stays with us too.

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11 Sep 2019 13:46:45
Well said Mark it's always the big club fans who run down other clubs playets

I first watched Declan 3 years ago when he was captain of the U23s and it was clear how he directs players.

At u23 ges its much easier to listen to what is being said 0n the Pich I well remember a game against Wycombe where he was shouting at James Coins and was telling Trott to pick his ge up.

I thought then that he was a Captain on the making and nothing has changed my mind His aboty to to take a pass and lay it off quickly and to be in the right position is outstanding.

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12 Sep 2019 13:46:22
From what i saw he made just one mistake, albeit a big one for one of their goals.
Could it have been a bit of complacency creeping in when 5-1 up? To be honest, at international level players should not show complacency, and need to be on it 100% of the time. But if complacency is going to happen, then I would only accept it coming from the younger players (who still have to learn this aspect with more experience) AND in games when we are WAY ahead. Both were true for Dec as we were 5-1 up and he is 20 playing in just his 3rd game! ENG fans need to give the kid a break and support him, be proud we have someone who could genuinely develop into a world class DM for the national team.
The only downside i see is that Dier was criticised for slowing play down too much, which ultimately meant Henderson and then Dec replaced him in CDM. Dec is a CB by trade, and this part of his game will only get better with more games. And to be fair, he is ALREADY better at it than Eric Dier was! Ultimately, against the TOP International teams, his DEFENSIVE contributions in breaking up play are going to be what enable England to compete against these top sides.

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And Finally... August Podcast

10 Sep 2019 13:49:43
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See You Next Tuesday Podcast

10 Sep 2019 13:34:38
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Joao Felix

08 Sep 2019 12:03:30
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Ask The Ed: The 8th Wonder

05 Sep 2019 13:31:18
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new podcast entitled, Ask The Ed: The 8th Wonder

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04 Sep 2019 22:31:38
Well done the U21s. A great come back against Newport in the EFL Trophy from 4:1 down to win 4:5!

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06 Sep 2019 14:31:03
Markro, you are a real ⚒⚒fan, never even think of the U’21’s, saw your post and read the live ticker report of the game, fantastic comeback, easy to collapse at 4-1 down at half time! It looked like Newport had very strong squad so that makes the comeback even greater👍👍Well done U’21’s👍👍⚒⚒.

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07 Sep 2019 14:55:35
The u21 only play in the checkatrade trophey. Other than that it's the u23s.

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04 Sep 2019 19:12:24
great win on Saturday the squad look really together and the attacking ability looks great - typical of the Irons the defending has room for improvement even though we managed to keep a clean sheet, so our goal diff is much improved- i thought it spoke volumes when Yarmolenko scored he celebrated with the medics - talking medical matters sad to see Antonio could be out until 2020 - let's hope its quicker.

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Formula 1: Belgium Talking Points

02 Sep 2019 18:15:11
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