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Re: Arthur Masuaku

Postby thejackhammer on Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:02 pm

Attacking full backs with good delivery and hard working wingers, Masuaku fits both the bills. Moyes will certainly use him. To great effect I’d imagine.
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Re: Arthur Masuaku

Postby Korea Hammer on Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:52 pm

rare as rockinghorse shat wrote:
*shudder*

One of the most overrated Premier League defenders of the last 10 years.


Maybe, but I won't forget this in a hurry

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZN8_PdAXSYI

How did Noble get a second yellow for that, btw?
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Re: Arthur Masuaku

Postby Peaches on Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:56 pm

I can see Arthur being sold if we can the 9 or 10m quoted, and then Sullivan will bring in Luke Shaw making it sound like a next kevel signing secon coming of the messiah...when really Man Ure just want him gone to free up money to spend,
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Re: Arthur Masuaku

Postby Redkanpps dog on Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:27 pm

He's come out and rubbished the story. Says he doesn't even know the Italian who is being quoted.
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Re: Arthur Masuaku

Postby NW5hammer on Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:04 pm

I think he's got the makings of a good player - he just hasn't been coached while he's been at our club.
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Re: Arthur Masuaku

Postby fmgod on Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:02 pm

He can't defend will never make a top ten left back, just hasn't got the brain for it. Feel like in five years people will still be saying if only he could mark, read the game etc
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Re: Arthur Masuaku

Postby Lincolnhammer92 on Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:21 pm

He's not as bad defensively as some are making out, but he is quite liable to a meltdown. Then again, all our defenders have had at least one this season. Will be interesting to see how he gets on with some proper coaching.
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Re: Arthur Masuaku

Postby sanchoz on Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:28 am

Arthur Masuaku, a new West Ham cult hero and why being bad can be good

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West Ham United are still waiting for their first win under David Moyes, but there were positives to take from Friday night’s 1-1 draw with Leicester City.

The most obvious was Cheikhou Kouyaté’s equaliser, remarkably the first time the London club have scored in the first half of a home league game since the same player found the net against Swansea City on April 8.

In fact, they have scored just once in the first half-hour of a league game at the London Stadium in 2017, and that came when they were already 2-0 down to Leicester the last time the teams met.

When a team is struggling so badly – West Ham have conceded an average of two goals per game and won just twice all season – fans can be tempted to cling to whatever they can.

When you have no actual heroes to cheer, cult heroes will invariably take on the mantle. Alessandro Diamanti fulfilling that role in West Ham’s run to 17th in 2010, while Ravel Morrison provided the sparks in a similarly dismal 2013-14 campaign which involved 40 points, 40 goals, and the team being booed off after a win.

This season, as was the case for parts of the last campaign, the role has been assumed by Arthur Masuaku...


More at http://www.planetfootball.com/in-depth/arthur-masuaku-new-west-ham-cult-hero-bad-can-good/#new_tab
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Re: Arthur Masuaku

Postby fmgod on Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:39 am

He is useless, super sub at best, he is the next Valencia, Obinna, so forth, has all the talent in the world but has no clue what he is doing with it. No idea whether he is a left back, left mid, could be a striker for all we know. He lacks football intelligence.
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Re: Arthur Masuaku

Postby cowelly2006 on Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:42 am

fmgod wrote:He is useless, super sub at best, he is the next Valencia, Obinna, so forth, has all the talent in the world but has no clue what he is doing with it. No idea whether he is a left back, left mid, could be a striker for all we know. He lacks football intelligence.


He lacked end product on Friday night but I think this is a bit harsh. He has shown good delivery in the past that suggests he can play LW, and he's not as bad defensively as some make out. Could end up being a really important player for us this season.
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Re: Arthur Masuaku

Postby fmgod on Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:44 am

He will never be an important player, yes he can delivery a good cross sometimes but he will also run down a blind alley, hit it out of player or just generally be poor the other nine. He will be in the Championship in a few years.He isn't awful defensively but he isn't good, well not good enough for this league
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Re: Arthur Masuaku

Postby HammerAl on Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:05 pm

He's struggled with injuries and being in and out of the team. Espcially under Slav, he would have a run of good games followed by one poor game and then dropped for the forseeable. Give him a run of games and he will be a very good player - he's one of only about three or four in the whole squad that actually looks comfortable on the ball.
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Re: Arthur Masuaku

Postby thejackhammer on Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:24 pm

Without Antonio he’s our only outlet of pace.

The only person that seems to be able to tackle him is himself. He’ll carry the ball forward, win free kicks, and can put in a good cross as he’s shown with some assists this season.

I’d give him a run on the left wing.
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Re: Arthur Masuaku

Postby sendô on Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:35 pm

He was great running at people on Friday but his crossing was poor and he was a liability at the back. How to get the best out of such a raw talent?
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Re: Arthur Masuaku

Postby Colours never run on Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:03 pm

Very suspect defensively and usually gives me kittens whenever he's in our own third. It looked like he gave a penalty away from where I was standing. Clumsy and unconvincing. He does have better attributes going forward but I'm not sure he should be sure as of other forwards when fit.
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Re: Arthur Masuaku

Postby mushy on Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:04 pm

He is our most attack minded player at the moment(which says something about the rest of the team), gets in great positions by wriggling free when it doesnt seem possible, but like many of your modern day full-backs, his final ball/cross are mostly shockingly awful(see Theo Walcott). He isnt really a defender either but I like the bloke.
Best game last year was against Everton at home, lets repeat that on Wednesday.
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Re: Arthur Masuaku

Postby Colours never run on Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:07 pm

He shouldn't be getting in ahead of Ayew if playing 4231.
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Re: Arthur Masuaku

Postby asters89 on Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:27 pm

Feel like he's been treated a bit harshly since Friday. His final ball was pretty poor but he was still doing the right things, making runs and beating his man, giving us width.

He's proved that he can put in a good ball. He deserves the lions share of the credit for the 2 extra points we picked up against Swansea.

Wingers are the most mercurial players on the pitch. I'd much rather see him starting out left than Lanzini who looks lost and invariably passes back inside.

I'm all for giving him another run out against Everton.
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Re: Arthur Masuaku

Postby hammer1975 on Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:48 pm

Very left footed so at times will be closed out of a game - but also looks dangerous at times. Not very good defensively. Crossing is a little inconsistent. Did enough to warrant another chance there imo.

Shouldn't be anywhere near left back.
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Re: Arthur Masuaku

Postby kayahammer on Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:22 am

His directive should be:

Carry the ball forward as far as you can while retaining possession. Then play it back to Cresswell who should cross the thing, not put a foot on it and play it farther backwards.
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