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Re: Pedro Obiang

Postby kayahammer on Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:12 am

Agree.

He looks better further forward.

Shame he couldn't wrap his foot around that chance in the second half.
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Re: Pedro Obiang

Postby Wilko1304 on Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:42 am

No surprise he’s better in a midfield three, all our options need it. Was rilliant today, and that was probably because he could get up and down without fear of leaving huge gaps or having to play deep and try run the midfield.

It was beneficial to all of them in there today and Obiang and Rice booked places in the team for a good few matches.
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Re: Pedro Obiang

Postby Colours never run on Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:06 am

Still grateful we didn't sell him in the summer.
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Re: Pedro Obiang

Postby hammerman11 on Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:16 am

lets hope he stays in January. a good run in the team will do one of two things convince him to stay or increase Sampdoria`s desire to buy him. we all know sully wont turn down 25m for him !

he is a good player at a good age. just what we want. inconsistent though but hopefully getting better.


rice and obiang must start from now on. the other place is noble`s at the moment with wilshere and sanchez in reserve.
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Re: Pedro Obiang

Postby Patito on Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:53 am

Saw the best of Pedro again yesterday. Really useful both defensively and going forward. Thinking back, he does seem to have been an integral part of most of our better performances over the last few years.
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Re: Pedro Obiang

Postby Ozza on Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:56 am

Let's hope he is now back to his best and can retain this sort of form
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Re: Pedro Obiang

Postby HammerAl on Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:11 am

Patito wrote:Saw the best of Pedro again yesterday. Really useful both defensively and going forward. Thinking back, he does seem to have been an integral part of most of our better performances over the last few years.


Agree. I also think he was quite under-used by Slav in the Payet season. At times we were crying out for him in the middle. Fingers crossed that's his position nailed down now in a midfield three.
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Re: Pedro Obiang

Postby ryanrc on Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:27 am

So important for us yesterday and probably his best performance in our colours. Him and Rice in midfield could be just what we need.

Noble further forward hassled well too, I think Wilshere may struggle to get back in the team
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Re: Pedro Obiang

Postby MilHammer on Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:03 pm

Barely touched the ball today, but so far the Rice-Noble-Obiang pairing has been a revelation.

And I don't think Noble or Rice have half the game they had today without Obiang there. He does exactly what he needs to do and plays his role. Him and Rice being so comfortable in defense allowed Noble to be Iniesta out there today.
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Re: Pedro Obiang

Postby Rocketron on Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:24 pm

MilHammer wrote:Barely touched the ball today, but so far the Rice-Noble-Obiang pairing has been a revelation.

And I don't think Noble or Rice have half the game they had today without Obiang there. He does exactly what he needs to do and plays his role. Him and Rice being so comfortable in defense allowed Noble to be Iniesta out there today.

Somebody else alluded to this(possibly on a different thread).
I think he covered the gaps.
If the opposition have the ball, they usually have at least 2 options for a forward pass.
With Obiang in their face, they don't have that luxury and decide on a sideways or backward pass.
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Re: Pedro Obiang

Postby Clucking Bell on Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:21 pm

He's another one of the Pat Holland, Geoff Pike and Neil Orr types. He just gets on with doing all the **** jobs that nobody else can really be arsed to do and makes everyone else look better in the process. He is most noticeable when he isn't there.

Pretty much the first name on the team sheet for me and he has been ever since we moved from Upton Park.
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Re: Pedro Obiang

Postby kentishiron on Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:38 pm

Clucking Bell wrote:He's another one of the Pat Holland, Geoff Pike and Neil Orr types. He just gets on with doing all the **** jobs that nobody else can really be arsed to do and makes everyone else look better in the process. He is most noticeable when he isn't there.

Pretty much the first name on the team sheet for me and he has been ever since we moved from Upton Park.


Agree with all of this, and some people really wanted him gone...

The thing is I think the only times he has properly underperformed is when he was playing next to Kouyate, because he had to do his role too,

excellent player imo
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Re: Pedro Obiang

Postby hammer1975 on Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:47 pm

Makes the difficult look easier

We shouldn’t underestimate his contribution because of that
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Re: Pedro Obiang

Postby Cuenca 'ammer on Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:47 pm

not sure people wanted him gone, much of the press (and if one reads between the lines, himself) suggested he was gone......

understandably, maybe his family want to go back to Italy....from what I remember reading the club and Pellers didn't want him gone, he and his family wanted to move back,...never listed why, only that it was the scenario..

maybe next summer....
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Re: Pedro Obiang

Postby sanchoz on Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:08 pm

Equatorial Guinea name West Ham's Pedro Obiang

(subject to international clearance from FIFA)

Equatorial Guinea have named West Ham midfielder Pedro Obiang in a 23-man squad for an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at home to Senegal.

Born in Spain the 26-year-old played for them at under-17, 19 and 21 but is eligible for Equatorial Guinea through his family.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46150310
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Re: Pedro Obiang

Postby WestHamIFC on Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:24 pm

If they qualify that's him away during January then.
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Re: Pedro Obiang

Postby mumbles87 on Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:26 pm

WestHamIFC wrote:If they qualify that's him away during January then.


Considering the acon is now held in June he will be staying
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