The Official ROD Football (Soccer) Thread

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Sanchez? He played for Villa not Arsenal unless we’ve signed Alexis and I don’t know about it.
Bit harsh on Noble, I know what you mean though. We’ve been crying out for someone to play in midfield but we are still left with him and Snodgrass. Says it all that he is often one of our better players as well.
Not really sure it matters who we appoint next when you’ve got to work with our spiv owners.
My mistake on Sanchez. :oops:

I don't hate Noble but he lacks both the minimum necessary athleticism and a football IQ. It is maddening to watch him have a 5 yard head start on a player who isn't quick and then see the other guy run 5 yards past him over 40 yards. Even when he's close to the defense he's unwilling to fill in for a defender who goes forward. The bottom line is you fill 1 of 3 roles: you score goals, you create goals for your teammates, or you stop the other team from scoring. With the best will in the World Noble doesn't fill a role. I'm not a Snodgrass fan but at least his willingness to chase opponents makes it somewhat more difficult for them.

On the owner front I have to be a bit careful what I say. I've been told 1 or 2 things in confidence. lol.
 

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And Noble scores twice.....:rolleyes:
He deserved the man of the match award today. It was his best performance in 3 years. That said the 1st goal was a poor shot that would have been saved, (and might not even have been on target). The 2nd goal was a penalty, and whilst Noble 'earned' it the decision was pretty marginal. If the referee hadn't have given it I don't think VAR would have overruled the decision. It wasn't a great penalty, (3-4 feet under the bar and 3-4 feet inside the post). Noble put the penalty low and if the keeper had gone the right way he would have saved it. West Ham played very well today but pretty much everything went our way and we caught Bournemouth at a very good time.
 
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He’s absolutely mustard Olders!! No seriously I don’t know much about him either. I know he was highly rated when he was even younger than he is now but didn’t pull up any trees at Inter. Makes me laugh that everyone has slated Pellegrini and his DoF mate for the signings they made as “Sullivan didn’t meddle anymore” yet we are still linked with the same players from when Pellegrini was here. Complete joke as always.
 
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I hope Leeds stay down, horrible horrible supporters.
Ozil made a couple social media posts about that. Also some of them were straight asses in the Reddit threads though that’s not rare for reddit.
 

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So it looks like a $4 million loan that could see $2 million in escalators and another $4 million to buy in the summer. One CB at least will be leaving in the summer window with Saliba also coming on board then making 6 CB.
 

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Hope so Olders, we've been crying out for some help in central midfield for quite a while now. Never seen him play though so will have to wait and see how he gets on and adapts to our football.
 
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Granted the are Twitter comments but this looks like a good move.

View: https://twitter.com/WestHam/status/1222549966541021185?s=19
lol. I can't imagine whose place he'll take.
Seriously though, West Ham have been horribly short of pace, energy, and willingness to get from 1 6-yard box to the other. It's as if we've been built to play 4-5-1 and defend for 90 minutes, or dominate possession against 9 men.

It's a start. Now we need some fullbacks. I'm fine with 3-5-2 or 3-5-1-1 but we're really only able to play 4 at the back with both Fredericks and Cresswell.
 
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