West Ham Utd 1-2 Chelsea (06/03/17)

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Re: West Ham Utd vs Chelsea: Match Thread

Postby Colours never run on Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:10 am

61dicksey wrote:
Go on the. Noble thread and some believe it was Snodgrass fault ?



No you're right, it had nothing to do with Snodgrass, from what I can gather Noble meta morphed into Snodgrass boots for a split second and played such a slack pass instead.
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Re: West Ham Utd vs Chelsea: Match Thread

Postby Nr9iron on Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:05 am

They will win the league but in all honesty there is very little opposition, I find them very boring tbh and don't think they are that great, Kanye is someone who runs and runs but cannot pass 10 yards,
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Re: West Ham Utd vs Chelsea: Match Thread

Postby hammers92 on Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:18 am

Nr9iron wrote:They will win the league but in all honesty there is very little opposition, I find them very boring tbh and don't think they are that great, Kanye is someone who runs and runs but cannot pass 10 yards,


Kante is the best player in the league
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Re: West Ham Utd vs Chelsea: Match Thread

Postby Nr9iron on Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:50 am

Kanye is the best player in the league

:lol: he is very good at what he does but that's it,it's boring, go watch David Silve,there is a footballer
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Re: West Ham Utd vs Chelsea: Match Thread

Postby hammers92 on Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:35 pm

Nr9iron wrote:Kanye is the best player in the league

:lol: he is very good at what he does but that's it,it's boring, go watch David Silve,there is a footballer


That boring job is what makes him utterly irreplaceable and why Chelsea are top. It's not Costa, it's not Hazard, it's Kante
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Re: West Ham Utd vs Chelsea: Match Thread

Postby Colours never run on Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:39 pm

It's of no coincidence Leicester and Chelsea have been utterly transformed from the Teams they were previously during the past 2 seasons. It says everything about the importance of Kante.

What he specifically offers a Team, he is worth his weight in gold to any side. £30m was a steal as fr as I was concerned and smart business by Chelsea.

What's galling, is we were heavily linked with him prior to him going to Leicester, if true what might have been (not saying we'd win the League but we would have become a serious player instead of Leicester. Oh well, that's life.

I personally think watching him is a joy to watch, just in his own way. We get a Kante-light version in Obiang and hasn't he been great to watch doing what he does. It's not all about an eye for a pass, the game is also having an acute eye for a perfectly timed clean tackle or interception too.
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Re: West Ham Utd vs Chelsea: Match Thread

Postby HammerMan2004 on Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:42 pm

Also shows how hard he is to replace. A fair few thought Ndidi or whatever his name is would come in and do the same.

Kante is a freak of nature.
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Re: West Ham Utd vs Chelsea: Match Thread

Postby WestHamIFC on Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:24 pm

HammerMan2004 wrote:A fair few thought Ndidi or whatever his name is would come in and do the same.


:eh: Are you getting confused with Mendy? Ndidi only joined them in Jan and has been fantastic in the last couple of games with alot of Leicester fans saying that Kante has finally been replaced.

It's Leicester's original attempts in the summer to replace Kante with Mendy (and Amartey) that's been an abject failure..
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Re: West Ham Utd vs Chelsea: Match Thread

Postby Johnny Byrne's Boots on Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:28 pm

It's no coincidence the last time Chelsea were so dominant was when Makalele was doing what Kante does now, breaking up attacks and passing ten yards to someone in the same colour shirt.
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Re: West Ham Utd vs Chelsea: Match Thread

Postby D C on Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:31 pm

Kante is good but gets a lot of praise for making up for his own mistakes a lot of the time.
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Re: West Ham Utd vs Chelsea: Match Thread

Postby snooperpooper on Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:35 pm

Kante does highlight the importance of having a quality, disciplined player in that position. His pace, energy and ability to read the game are exceptional.

Love to see somebody like him at West Ham
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Re: West Ham Utd vs Chelsea: Match Thread

Postby mushy on Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:01 pm

Colours never run wrote:What's galling, is we were heavily linked with him prior to him going to Leicester, if true what might have been (not saying we'd win the League but we would have become a serious player instead of Leicester. Oh well, that's life.

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That's Steve Walsh for you, who apparently got him in at the training ground, insisted he switch his phone off so that he couldn't contact his agent, and wouldn't let him leave until he signed.
We poached Terry Westley as our recruitment guy from Everton, Everton then nicked Walsh from Leicester.
I have said this before but I know who I reckon got the better deal.
Sullivan treats recruitment like a little hobby, I think in this day and age its the most important role in the club, even more so than the manager (see Leicester/Southampton).
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Re: West Ham Utd vs Chelsea: Match Thread

Postby simon1982 on Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:01 pm

Nr9iron wrote:They will win the league but in all honesty there is very little opposition, I find them very boring tbh and don't think they are that great, Kanye is someone who runs and runs but cannot pass 10 yards,


This. He is a pure athlete and can get the ball back very very quickly. His technique is appalling but chelsea didn't buy him for that reason
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Re: West Ham Utd vs Chelsea: Match Thread

Postby mushy on Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:12 pm

simon1982 wrote: His technique is appalling but chelsea didn't buy him for that reason


Appalling? come off it.
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Re: West Ham Utd vs Chelsea: Match Thread

Postby Crouchend_Hammer on Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:18 pm

No idea where this idea that Kante has a poor technique or can't pass come from

He looked a very tidy player to me, as an aside to all the other supreme strengths he has

You could argue that he may not be as successful in Spain, or Italy, where technical requirements are greater, but they are more than adequate for English football
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Re: West Ham Utd vs Chelsea: Match Thread

Postby Regista on Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:18 pm

Colours never run wrote:We get a Kante-light version in Obiang


Kante and Obiang are alike in no way other than the fact they're both black midfielders. Lazy comparisons like this irritate me.
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Re: West Ham Utd vs Chelsea: Match Thread

Postby Colours never run on Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:23 pm

So they both don't hunt for the ball, protecting the back four, break play up and keep it nice and simple with assured passing and equally consistent with it. Righto. The other key point was I said he was a lighter version because as good as Obiang is for us he's still not as good as Kante. But there games are very similar, just one is better at it than the other.

Colour had **** all to do with the comparison which was a lazy reply to make. Not that I'm particularly irritated by it.
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Re: West Ham Utd vs Chelsea: Match Thread

Postby Crouchend_Hammer on Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:30 pm

Tbf Kante and Obiang are not very similar

Obiang is an elegant central midfielder who has a good range of passing, and, if encouraged, could be effective further forward IMHO. He can tackle for sure, but scurrying round the pitch making tackles and interceptions and holding his position as a disciplined defensive barrier are not his primary skills
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Re: West Ham Utd vs Chelsea: Match Thread

Postby Regista on Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:54 pm

Crouchend_Hammer wrote:Tbf Kante and Obiang are not very similar

Obiang is an elegant central midfielder who has a good range of passing, and, if encouraged, could be effective further forward IMHO. He can tackle for sure, but scurrying round the pitch making tackles and interceptions and holding his position as a disciplined defensive barrier are not his primary skills


Exactly. Saved me a reply.
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Re: West Ham Utd vs Chelsea: Match Thread

Postby Colours never run on Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:02 pm

Crouchend_Hammer wrote:Tbf Kante and Obiang are not very similar

Obiang is an elegant central midfielder who has a good range of passing, and, if encouraged, could be effective further forward IMHO. He can tackle for sure, but scurrying round the pitch making tackles and interceptions and holding his position as a disciplined defensive barrier are not his primary skills




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