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Pacman sell or keep...start or bench

mcbikeman's picture
Submitted by mcbikeman on Sat, 09/12/2023 - 13:17

Paquetta one of those players that get you out of your seat when he is on it but annoys the hell out of you with his falling over and then staying down whilst the game continues...trying tricks when the simple pass is on and giving it away to the opposition.

Look at the spuds game yes i know all the players were poor in the first half but some of his antics just frustrate the hell out of you and i was calling for him to be subbed at HT but come the second half it was like a switch had been flipped and he was holding onto the ball playing the basic passes when needed instead of a trick and then the tracking back and defending you just have to applaud but what do you do with him?

Build the whole side around him or sell him for the alleged release clause of £85million and use that to again reinforce the side it is one of those questions that you don't really have an answer for....Players like this are maverick in there ways and fans love it as you do not know what's coming next so i ask you do you keep or sell him?start him or use from the bench?.

newburkie's picture

I think the reason is bike he's not used to playing on the back foot ,all he wants is to be goin forwards and creating stuff ,think you'll find Kudus will go the same way ,look at Lanzini ,he was a fantastic player when he first came ,but in the end could hardly get a game .

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mcbikeman's picture

Kudus will outlast Pacman IMO as he has a constant work ethic right across the park and Mog loves that more than a player who can turn a game on its head in a flash...Pragmatic more than flair is Mogs forte.

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Deluded Hammer's picture

Is Moyes going at the end of the season? If he is then we should keep him because I cannot for the life of me, think of any other manager who would stifle his natural game. If he's staying then we should get rid for the alleged £85 million. Probably buy a few more round pegs that don't fit in square holes.

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hammergirl's picture

When i saw the poor man on the ground and deep heat being rubbed into his legs i thought there's a job for me:-)

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newburkie's picture

Got a bit exited by that myself H G .those leg muscles rithing and shimmering, the sudocream sparkling in the glow of the flood lights ,the way he glanced down every now and then as if to make sure HE wasn't getting exited .
Go's to show you ,you can beat a carpet ,you can beat a donkey ,but you can't beat a good rub down.

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newburkie's picture

Na !!!!! , did I just post that ? ,what I meant was
" Get the fuck up you Nancy Brazilian pillow chewers , there's fuck all wrong with you that a 10 km march with full pack wouldn't sort out ".
Oh I am awful .

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newburkie's picture

Was that.Holly Worthington that used to go to all girls central high school in the 60 s ,think I dated her ,good at arm wrestling ,in fact ended up southern champion in 67.talked with a lymph and walked with a lisp, good kisser, I never got that far but that's what her 5 brothers always said ,worked in the anti clogging dept: of the East tankerton sewerage plant for ages ,she was a better and she knew how to use.it.

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mcbikeman's picture

And is it a coincidence we have won both? performance whilst he did not do a lot his mere presence lifted the whole squad and as a consequence we played better and once back to match fitness who knows where we will be at the end of the season...but do we sell and do we really have a choice? his heart is set on going to Citeh if they are interested and £85 million clause met it would certainly help with a much needed defensive rebuild but how do you replace such a Maverick figure? the players love him as fans we love him but do get frustrated with flicks where not needed and falling to the floor complaining...but with this type of player you get that its in there DNA.....so if/when he goes i hope we use the money wisely and also make an effort to get Eche from Palace.

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Deluded Hammer's picture

Just the sort of player West Ham fans of old used to enjoy watching. I tell you who he reminds me of. Joe Cole, another showboater who jumped ship immediately after getting relegated. Interesting stat for you here on that relegation season. Like Paqueta, Joe Cole was injured for quite a few games that year. Unlike Paqueta however, we won more games than lost whilst he was out injured.

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Dartford Bhoy's picture

Joe Cole was a Show Pony, all the tricks and no real effect on a game, lovely to watch and classic old school West Ham. I think Paqueta is a better player.

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I can't help but get the feeling he wants out ,the sooner the better ,he always looks so forlorn, specially when he looses the ball or when he's on the wrong end of a foul, never looks a happy camper,and quick to point the finger of blame at one of his team mates.
How good was Coufal today?.

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