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The Official ROD Football (Soccer) Thread

Discussion in 'GENERAL SPORTS TALK' started by ScotsRam, Apr 22, 2014.

  1. OldSchool

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    Yeah leave it to the game vs Chelsea to lay an egg. Not overly worried about it half the team was still battling food poisoning and we had a lot of academy players playing out of position. We get them again in a couple of weeks for the Community Shield match up.
     
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    Although we have signed Lacazette, Wenger is still being Wenger

    We will drop points early on that we can't get back later in the season - luckily we don't have to play Aston Villa anytime soon

    The problem is half the squad wants the heck out, Ox, Sanchez. not to mention all the dead weight like Wilshire, Perez, Chambers, Elneny, Gibbs etc...

    And then you have to acclimate guys that replace those guys - i mean Lacazette will take some time to settle as Robert Pires mentioned yeaterday

    I mean sign Lemar already

    It's gonna be tough sledding.

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    RIP Pedro - death by Ospina
     
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    West Ham are some movers and shakers this transfer window but how do you Hammers feel about the moves?
     
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    I think we've added 4 very good but not great players. I think we've overpaid but it's not a salary cap league and it's not my money. Last season we had about 15 quality players and a big bunch of passengers. If you have 3 or more passengers on the pitch you can't even compete for a win.
    Simone Zaza, Håvard Nordtveit, Álvaro Arbeloa, Gökhan Töre, and Jonathan Calleri will not be missed.
    I still think we have some players who aren't Premier League quality, but we shouldn't be flirting with the bottom 6 this season. I still think we'll need a top quality defensive midfielder in a Patrick Vieira mold to threaten the top 8. Kouyaté can fill that role but we keep having to play him at the back.
     
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    I'm pleased. It's a million miles away from last pre season when they just seemed to sign players without any plan or idea where they actually needed to strengthen. It was almost as if they felt they needed a squad (probably as they were trying to Europa League). This time round they seem to be making sure they are improving the first eleven. Obviously any signing is a risk but it looks good at the moment especially with Hernandez due to sign tomorrow or Tuesday.
     
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    Chicharito is a decent signing
    When i heard Hernandez i thought it was the "Abel" guy from Hull

    Man City is buying everyone this year - damn
    Kyle Walker for what 40 mil??? Insane
    Mendy, Danilo, and that other guy.... damn
     
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    Dieter,

    West Ham's majority owner was on the radio earlier and the the last thing the interviewer asked him was about Wilshere. He replied we didn't require midfielders and that he didn't talk about other teams players. Then he finished by saying "never say never".

    I think if he does come, it'll be during the last knockings of the transfer window. It's all well and good Arsenal saying they want £20m for him but we hold all the cards here as he has 1 year left on his contract, his stock is pretty low due to all the injuries he's had and as that report says he wants to stay in London and come to the team he supported as a boy. If we sit tight I think we can get a good deal for him. He knows that and so do we.
     
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    #1933 HX76, Aug 3, 2017
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    Does anyone else play premier league fantasy football? If so, and you fancy it, I'll set up a ROD league for us all and stick the pin on here.
     
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    Not into fantasy football. Good luck with it though.
     
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    Never played in a league but if you need somebody I'd give it a shot as a fill in.
     
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    PSG and Neymar have broken the sport. 222 million buyout and 54 million a year. Just wow
     
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    Qatar playing regional politics and showing their commitment to the 2022 World Cup. I'm not going to blame Neymar. I'd take the money as well. I'd even consider playing for Spurs*. Eventually owners will run out of 'even richer potential owners' who want to prove they have a bigger dick.

    *Shouldn't this word be censored?
     
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    I'm in.
     
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    Anyone else, we've only got three? Still at least we'll all qualify for the champions league eh?!