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said it at the time, appalling signing and more worrying than that, someone at the club actually thought it was money well spent dropping close to 10 million on him,
As a club that needs to act smart and buy with potential in mind this was a abhorrent purchase,
albeit on the opposie wing, arthur showed in the limited time he was on what we needed, pace and quick delivery into the box,
Signing's like this make you really question what is going on.
I liked him as a signing and that seemed to be confirmed by his first few performances but recently he has been dreadful.It's gotta be an injury or some sort of fitness issue.
Never saw the point of signing him at all, a one trick pony journeyman but even that only when he can be arsed. The point of any signing is to improve your squad which our board consistently fail to understand.
One would hope so, or are we back to coaching/ training ?
I believe the main, or even sole, reason for our dire performances is rooted in the quality of the coaching. Or lack of quality ! I still think Slav could be a success as a manager but he needs to tackle his stubborn streak when it comes to his loyalty to underperforming staff whether players or coaching staff
You cannot coach kicking a bloody ball...and yesterday he couldn't do the easiest little things.
He was also f@cked at the end...even though he came on as sub.
Fitness and injury prevention
Intensity of training
It's been a problem at West Ham for years
And now we have new signings looking less fit than they did at their previous "modest" clubs
Snodgrass looks like he's aged 5 years in the 2 months since he's been with us
I thought it was a good signing but admit he's not been great so far.
That free kick yesterday near the end was awful though we actually nearly scored from it.
Come on Snodders, show us what you can do.
Another poor signing,our last two transfer windows have been awful.We need to shift out a lot of players in the summer 95% of the players we signed in the last 2 windows,and replace them with players who are improvements on our starting 11.Big big job required in the summer hopefully the didlo brothers will have sold up by then.
You've got to wonder haven't you? Looked ok to start with and been awful the last few games.
Not really. He's played long enough now to know what to do and if he can't pass, can't run and cannot deliver a dead ball - the basic requirements of a £10m professional footballer - what use is he?
Edit : the basic requirement of any footballer
To turn into a better player than he has ever been before?
7 games he has shown exactly what we should have come to expect. He is 29 and has been playing the best football of his career which has been for Hull City attracting interest from struggling Boro and Burnley.
Which is why when we were linked with him it raised many eyebrows. He is what he is.
Sadly he as I predicted his a championship player, still got people for some reason who also wants the likes of Maguire, Brady, Robertson and god knows who else are exactly the same top Championship players and bottom three prem players.
Totally agree. He is better than this I know it.
A few posts up you dug him out over his terrible passing. Sadly it's everything else as well at the moment.
It was a comment based on the game yesterday. Nowhere did I write him off, label him a terrible signing or fall to the usual hysteria whereby people nowadays expect every new signing to come in and be pulling up trees from the off. I've seen a lot of posts about the changing face of football off the pitch. The fickleness of fans on players performance is certainly part of that. I look at our central midfield of last season, which many have up there as one of the best in recent times, yet all you hear now is how neither player are good enough for us there.
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