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Re: Declan Rice

Postby fmgod on Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:20 pm

I think his best position would be in a back three for a top club where he can sort of play a cross between CB and defensive midfielder
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Re: Declan Rice

Postby Ted Fenton on Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:21 pm

Longaz wrote:Parker won player of the year and we got relegated, it would have been unrealistic to expect him to stay.
Ba signed when we already looked doomed, probably wouldn't have signed without the release clause.
Payet? Should we have kept him and let him stink out the place? We 've kept Arnie (for now) and amany have said we should have taken the money.
Other than Man City has any other club not sold 3/4 of there better players over the last 8 years?
Look at Hazard at Chelsea, if he wants to leave - he's gone. Courtinho, Suarez, Sterling at Liverpool. Arsenal the list is endless, All Clubs with more money than us, but if a player wants to leave, what to do?

Now, now, do refrain from bringing facts into this discussion.
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Re: Declan Rice

Postby Colours never run on Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:27 pm

Longaz wrote:
Parker won player of the year and we got relegated, it would have been unrealistic to expect him to stay.
Ba signed when we already looked doomed, probably wouldn't have signed without the release clause.
Payet? Should we have kept him and let him stink out the place? We 've kept Arnie (for now) and amany have said we should have taken the money.
Other than Man City has any other club not sold 3/4 of there better players over the last 8 years?
Look at Hazard at Chelsea, if he wants to leave - he's gone. Courtinho, Suarez, Sterling at Liverpool. Arsenal the list is endless, All Clubs with more money than us, but if a player wants to leave, what to do?


Keep them against there will, just like Boa Morte. 8-)
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Re: Declan Rice

Postby ageing hammer on Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:11 pm

Colours never run wrote:Daily Express

Tottenham are plotting a £35m summer move for West Ham starlet Declan Rice.

:lol:

Dream on ****ers.


Even if Levy worked his usual magic and got him for double that (70 Million) from Sully

You just know Levy would sell him 3 years later for 170 Million and Sully wouldn't have put in any sell on clause.
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Re: Declan Rice

Postby richneal on Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:18 pm

Interesting post on the official site.

https://www.whufc.com/news/articles/2019/march/06-march/rice-and-lanzini-relationship-key-west-ham-success-sir-trevor
Geno is telling Rice to do exactly the same thing with Lanzini that Geoff Pike did with Geno 40 years ago - when he wins the ball, push it forward quickly into space just wide of the playmaker to turn and run. Geno implies that Rice isn't currently doing that anywhere near enough to get the best out of Lanzini. Given that Lanzini and Rice have barely played together it's early doors yet but this appears to be a case of Geno telling Rice - and Pellegrini - what to do. Don't disagree with what he's saying.
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Re: Declan Rice

Postby Aceface on Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:43 pm

Interesting too that he names Lanzini as his favourite player. Not that it's that surprising given his own way of playing, but ex-pros have a tendency to hedge (and/or say Noble).
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Re: Declan Rice

Postby Vienna on Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:20 pm

I think Declan is the only player that can hold his head up. after that today.
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Re: Declan Rice

Postby GaryP on Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:26 pm

Vienna wrote:I think Declan is the only player that can hold his head up. after that today.


Said that in match thread. Him and Fab to be fair.
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Re: Declan Rice

Postby Vic_Watson on Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:26 pm

Vienna wrote:I think Declan is the only player that can hold his head up. after that today.

Well he came closest to a shot on target, I suppose.
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Re: Declan Rice

Postby claretnblueglasses on Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:31 pm

Vienna wrote:I think Declan is the only player that can hold his head up. after that today.


Our best outfield player but obviously that’s not saying much. His passing was still wayward and positionally he wasn’t as solid as usual. Though he made some good tackles and hit the post.
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Re: Declan Rice

Postby 61dicksey on Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:38 pm

It was his worst game for us today but then he was in bad company.Never really shone but at least he registered a decent effort .
He will have and has had much better days.
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Re: Declan Rice

Postby DM on Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:41 pm

WTF!!! Bit embarrassing for the FAI :eh:

https://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2019/03 ... ear-award/
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Re: Declan Rice

Postby Paddy O'Hammer on Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:43 pm

FAI have just awarded Rice Young POTY for 2018

How embarrassing....it should have gone to Grealish :lol:
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Re: Declan Rice

Postby Paddy O'Hammer on Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:43 pm

DM wrote:WTF!!! Bit embarrassing for the FAI :eh:

https://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2019/03 ... ear-award/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Jinx!!!
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Re: Declan Rice

Postby TheHandOfDog on Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:54 pm

You can't make it up.
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Re: Declan Rice

Postby S-H on Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:11 pm

Surely that's meant as a dig at Rice?

I wouldn't be too happy though if I was a young Irish player..
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Re: Declan Rice

Postby griff123 on Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:12 pm

How awkward would that be if he turns up to collect the award?! :lol:
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Re: Declan Rice

Postby -DL- on Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:15 pm

The FAI has disclosed this afternoon that Declan Rice, who recently switched allegiance from the Republic of Ireland to England, has won the Young Player of the Year award at the FAI International Awards.

The West Ham midfielder earned three senior international caps for Ireland in 2018, appearing in friendlies against Turkey, France and USA.

He subsequently opted out of the squad ahead of the competitive Nations League fixtures in the autumn and, following a protracted saga, finally announced intention to declare for England last month.

Despite this, his performances in a green shirt in 2018 saw him earn enough votes to claim the Young Player of the Year award for 2018.

While the rest of the winners will be announced on the night, the FAI released a statement this afternoon saying Rice had won in the young player category.

The FAI noted that the award was voted on by members of the SSE Airtricity Soccer Writers' Association of Ireland and pointed out that at the time of said vote, Rice was still an Irish international.

In the statement, the FAI said this outcome "maintains the integrity of the voting process." They confirmed that Rice would not be in Dublin to collect his award.

"At the time of the vote, Declan Rice was an Ireland international and qualified for the Young Player category in a year that saw him win three senior caps, all in '3' International Friendly games.

"Declan Rice has since opted to switch his allegiance to England. The FAI has completed his international transfer via the FIFA protocols and wishes him well in the future.

"This award maintains the integrity of the voting process in conjunction with the Soccer Writers’ Association of Ireland and the FAI thanks the jury members for their decisions relating to the awards.

"Declan Rice will not be in Dublin for the '3' FAI International Awards ceremony."

The ceremony will be broadcast live on RTÉ2 on Sunday 17 March at 8.30pm.



Fair play to The Irish for giving him the award and maintaining the integrity of the vote. :thup:
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Re: Declan Rice

Postby thejackhammer on Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:16 pm

The vote was cast before he declared for England.

No digs at Rice or other Irish players. They were probably hoping he wouldnt have declared yet and this would give him an Irish incentive.
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Re: Declan Rice

Postby S-H on Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:20 pm

Ah fair enough.
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