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01 Sep 2019 21:44:57
Hernandez signs for Sevilla £8m. Good money for someone with only 10 months left. Plus saves a reported £140k per week wage.

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02 Sep 2019 01:15:04
Agreed - would like it if we had an extra striker but 8mill for him is good money and hopefully means if we need a player in Jan we can bring one in.

02 Sep 2019 09:31:58
Sad that he never really made a significant contribution to West Ham proves that reputation means very little these days I see he's taken a 50% paucut as well.

02 Sep 2019 11:05:52
Yes I have to agree that Hernandez never really made his mark at West Ham but watching Saturdays game it is interesting to see that without the pace of Arnautovich and now Antonio we are playing down the wing more and those balls into the penalty area from the by-line would be right up Hernandez street.

02 Sep 2019 12:04:25
Good money for a player with 10 months left. And a big wage off the bill, which could have easily unsettled some of the other players.
Shame he could never meet his potential at WHU, he just wasn't right for the football we were playing, good luck to him in Spain, i am sure he will score goals there!

02 Sep 2019 14:38:07
Well there are a couple of free agents we could sign, Bony and Ben Arfa. wonder if he will, or just have the 2 strikers and wait for Antonio and Silva to get back from injury (and keep fingers crossed)

02 Sep 2019 18:10:03
Will they now give Haller the number 9 shirt?

01 Sep 2019 10:09:12
Can someone explain how Man City got 2 var penalty decisions against us, whereas Haller got nothing yesterday in the 88th minute?

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01 Sep 2019 10:49:03
As always Mark the technology is brilliant it's the idiots using it that's the problem

Watched Motd this morning and it wasn't just us Kevin Friends decision at Villa was atrocious and whoever decided it wasn't a clear mistake is as bad as Mr Friend.

02 Sep 2019 12:11:22
Absolutely shocking. So many questions and sceltics of VAR and then they make simple mistakes like this. It does not help them change the opinions of the doubters, while still slow, they MUST be getting decisions right at the very least!
The decision at Villa was a complete outrage. Grealish does not appeal for anything, he gets straight up after he passed the ball, and 100% they should have had a point. The ref could have waited for the shot and then made his decision, which would have allowed VAR to step in and review and overturn it. Terrible bit of refereeing.

02 Sep 2019 13:21:50
The challenges by TIELEMANS and LERMA were red cards and not even a booking by ref or red card by VAR who you can only get sent off by and not booked even so VAR is starting to show a lot of inconsistency also I see DIANGANA got one for WBA and HUGILL a brace for QPR so good news for us and we are above UTD SPURS and CHELSKI after a opening day mauling so keep up the good work lads. COYI.

31 Aug 2019 18:48:52
Great game today and thought Anderson/ Masuarku tie up was brilliant could easily have been a hatfill of goals todawell done the lads.

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30 Aug 2019 18:21:21
Think Ogbonna has to start tomorrow as does Noble. Rice obviously will. We looked really exposed v Newport. I've picked Yamalenko ahead of Wilshere as he plays wide.

My team:
1. Fabs
2. Fredericks
3. Masuaku
4. Ogbonna
5. Diop
6. Noble
7. Rice
8. Anderson
9. Haller

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30 Aug 2019 19:16:12
Good line up Mark hope Yarmalenko can get up to speed early on and that we have a couple of youngsters on the bench. As Johnson can play either side would hope he might start to get some time on the bench

Fear this he could be tough Norwich can get goals can see this being a 4 4 drawer

Good news on Lanzini signing a new contract.

30 Aug 2019 21:43:32
MASUAKU can't play L/ B mark as he CANNOT defend mate he's a liability he's a left mid . COYI.

31 Aug 2019 08:19:40
Gutted for Antonio feel like he was looking back to his best, I’m wondering if we could play Fredricks further forward on the right or even play Anderson on the right and play Masuaku left wing.

31 Aug 2019 14:50:38
Looks like you were spot on Mark!
Your surname isn’t Pelegríni is it! 😃.

31 Aug 2019 18:58:35
Mausuaku solid again today brings the ball out of defence brilliantly linking play with Anderson, lanzini.

That was the best Anderson has played in a while, Lanzini getting back to his best. Haller is quality!

Noble and Rice solid in the middle.

plenty of reasons to be positive we were lucky maybe not to concede but also unlucky not to score a few more.

31 Aug 2019 21:42:17
haller was lucky not to get booked for the zimmerman slide tackle but looked good and held the ball well won pretty much everything. happy days. hope all is well for the posters, the eds and ironmike as its been a while.

27 Aug 2019 22:34:02
Decent win against a banana skin of a side. Bad news about Antonio, who will miss the Norwich game, but at least the international break is near.
I thought Anderson played well when he had to come on unexpectedly, but, over all there were too many mistakes and poor passes. We’ll need to tighten up against the canaries.

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28 Aug 2019 10:48:40
Passing in midfield was terrible, Wiltshire, Fornals and Snodgrass were really bad. Funny enough I thought Sanchez played well. He was always there to be passed to and kept play moving, he doesn't have Noble ability for longer passes that can open up defence though.

I was a little disappointed with the new striker Ajeti, I was hoping for more pace and class.

28 Aug 2019 13:35:27
I also think Sanchez had a good game yesterday. Re-assured me somewhat, as i worried he would not be good enough backup for Rice this season. He has impressed me since coming back from injury though, and he will do this season. He is backup after all, so we cannot expect another Rice to play no.2
Rice's partner in CM is my biggest concern. Nobes is the only NATURAL player there, and he has his weaknesses. All our other options are AM's who are playing out of position there, and lack the natural mentality to play in a 2 man CM. JW even said last night that he wants to get forward more and score goals, not what the role next to Rice requires at all. MP must see this.
We won't play ANY premier league teams this season where we have 73% possession and attempt 667 passes, so we were bound to see a few misplaced passes as we try to break down a team who set out to just defend and win set-pieces. Bit concerned that Diop and Balbuena were given the runaround by a league 2 striker though.

29 Aug 2019 16:55:24
I would have thought beckham Scholes and Co would have been interested in buying a club from that part of the country as he and Victoria are worth close too £900 mill mind you I think beckham has already invested into a club what are the rule's on ownership of clubs surely there is a limit on how many clubs you can have a stake in. COYI.

27 Aug 2019 19:42:11
Sanchez and Wilshire in midfield.

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27 Aug 2019 22:41:30
Wilshere did ok eventually, but Sanchez always looks like a misplaced pass. I’ll take the 2:0 win and move on.

29 Aug 2019 01:46:38
What does wilshire have to do I understand why people dislike him because his injury record is atrocious but for me his ability has never been in question can you imagine going out to play not knowing if you are going to pick up another injury and break down he was the only player in midfield who looked like he could open up a defence he got MOTM if you asked me to chose between wilshire snodgrass sanchez or noble to play with rice then wilshire has more ability than all bar rice for me snodgrass was shocking and is distinctly average and sanchez always looks like he's a mistake waiting to happen we don't look great at the back and Cresswell has to be sold I thought ajeti showed some good awareness and good touches but overall it wasn't great but you will never look good in games where you are on a hiding to nothing. COYI.

29 Aug 2019 17:33:30
Didn’t see the game to be honest, but I did see Wilshire’s goal which he took really well, so I will give him a big👍 for the way he put it past the keeper it wasn’t an easy chance! My criticism is more why did we buy Wilshere when he is a walking crock than his ability! You can only show how good you are when you play 90 minutes continually for a large part of the season, no Premiership club can afford part timers on immoral salary, awful example to others that remain available for selection on a lot less wages!
I think the result was very good for an away game when we could have been another big banana skin and scalp for Newport as Markro said👍 Hope for another 3 points on Saturday⚒⚒⚒.

30 Aug 2019 00:36:09
Glad we won as you can easily come unstuck against these sides. You can only beat who you play against but Sanchez and Wilshire don’t impress me just because they looked okay against 4th tier midfielders. Hope to see them put up performances against Premier League midfields.

30 Aug 2019 21:47:32
Good points Chelmsford mate about jack I just think if and a big if he can stay fit I think he can gives us more than snodgrass who I am sorry mate but just do not rate him one bit a decent championship player at best IMO but it's all about opinions. COYI.

27 Aug 2019 18:20:51
With the money awash in the Premiership and obscene wages paid to individuals amounting to £millions pa, it seems criminal to see such clubs such as Bury and Bolton facing expulsion from the Football league, surely Premiership clubs could step in to help out. Of course it could set a precedent but this will devastate supporters and the community that have followed the clubs! This is criminal of the Premiership to stand aside and let this happen providing it is not illegal to help financially! I would like to hear other views if anybody has any? ⚒⚒.

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27 Aug 2019 19:04:32
Hiya Chelmsford totally agree with you time for all clubs to deposit a bond with the FA so that when there is trouble the FA could step in take control of the club and pay wages.

This is what happens when you go 0n Holiday ans it run by both ABTA and the ATOL license

Clubs could pay a percentage of turnover and part of the payment could also come out of the players wages the higher the salary the more would be paid

Someone like Alex Sanchex on £500,000 per week at 1% would pay £5k per week where as a lower division player say on £1000 per week would pay £10 per week

Seems fair to me would love to know what other people think.

27 Aug 2019 20:06:00
Well said mercerl👍👍 supporters at the ground crying, it is absolutely shameful👎👎.

27 Aug 2019 22:39:47
Simply can’t argue with the above, though “safe” clubs and the PFA will never agree it. The more money there is available, the greedier people become.

I’ve thought for years that agents, who take stupid amounts of cash out of the game, should be dumped and the players’ interests should be run by their national PFA, which is already paid for by the players.

28 Aug 2019 06:43:44
I can only agree with the above points. This is very sad for the communities concerned!
The insurance idea seems a good one, as it does seem an outrage that the premier league is swimming in money yet this happens lower down. Marko’s comment about money is very valid and would love to see the back of those leeches.
With historic clubs like Bolton and Bury (like ours) as Chelmsford points out it effects the wider community and these places were started by the local community or local working men. The only words of positivity I can say is that I am sure they will be back because the infrastructure is there. But the main worry is that it could start some sort of domino effect.

28 Aug 2019 13:13:12
I meant Agents and money!

28 Aug 2019 13:38:31
Fully agree with chemsford, I hate seeing any football club going out of business, all those years of history wiped out, surely the the premier league clubs could give a few million each for them to survive.

{Ed002's Note - It is not the responsibility of Premier League clubs to be paying of £10M worth of debt owed by another side that will then continue to spend more than they own. What about the numerous other sides who are struggling? Oxford, Notts County, Coventry, Bolton, Hartlepool ....}

28 Aug 2019 22:32:06
Agreed Ed, as sad as it is (and especially so as we held the record victory against them), but if they get bailed out the owners will mismanage again. In Australia it has been a bit different as the A-League licences are a bit like the US licences in that owners have them but they can be taken back and the league can then bail them out and then look for new owners. The UK system is a far better system in my view but does have the issue that a terrible owner can ruin a club as has happened and will happen again.

30 Aug 2019 21:50:25
It's a dog eat dog world we live in and BURY just got the wrong man at the right time and he lived on promises and unfortunately they were broken from what I've heard and read . COYI.

27 Aug 2019 12:38:51
What would people like to see MP do with his team selection tonight?

I'd like to see Lanzini rested, he has looked SO good so far so we need him for the weekend 100%, and others need game time. I'd play JW in his more natural position in the 10. Fornals and Yarmolenko in the other attacking roles all interchanging.
CM of Sanchez (if fit enough for 90 mins) alongside Snodgrass/ Noble
Defense of Johnson, Balbuena, Ogbonna and Cresswell.
Up Front I would like to see Haller in the first half in hope he can get us off to a good start, then Ajeti can be introduced.
Antonio and Holland are the other subs i would look to use depending on how the game goes. BENCH: GK, Rice, Zaba, Antonio, Ajeti, Holland, Anderson.

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26 Aug 2019 14:10:06
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26 Aug 2019 03:32:41
Nice to see spurs being kinder to their fans this year and not raising their hopes early on. :)

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28 Aug 2019 13:40:14
Well at least we have hopes, supporting west ham you never get that 😂🤣😂.


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