Today he should have cost us a goal with his latest act of cowardice. Surely he needs to be dropped, he is a liability whenever we are defending or attacking corners. I sincerely hope he doesn't play another minute for us this season. Players like him with their lack of commitment are a large part of the reason we are where we are.
Nobody in our team is better at linking our defence, midfield and attack by driving forward with the ball in our own half, taking on a player or two to drag opposition players all over the place. Those who frequent the matchday threads know I repeat this every week. Why Clement has him playing as a defensive midfielder under clear instruction to barely cross the halfway line is baffling.
Here is an example of what I mean, last night against Columbia.
"In December 2016 I joined Kaplan-Levien Sports as head of strategy. At that time I also became senior advisor for football operations at Swansea City AFC, where I played a small part in the greatest turnaround in the history of the Premier League. "
This is presumably the man behind the analytics that decided £16,000,000 was worth paying for Clucas.
What a fantastic achievement by what can only be described as one of the most exciting crops of youngsters ever seen in British football history. This is in addition to the U20 World Cup victory and the U19 European Championship victory, as well as the second string retaining the Toulon championship.
He sees the attacker making the run in behind. Yet all he does is point, despite the fact he is marking absolutely nobody.
There were many other examples of this throughout the game, however they did not result in goals. He offers very little protection to the defence and his contribution going forward is almost nil. He plays purely to protect the defence, yet he fails to do this so often.
Carrying lower league players like him is why we are in the position we are.
He sees the cross coming in. He correctly is goal side of Jesus. He then realises he is going to have to compete for a header, so what does he do? He WATCHES Jesus jog towards the goal and he decides to just stand there, arms out, he doesn't even move one centimetre towards the ball. He freezes. Even when Fabianski spills the poor header, he remains frozen in his spot.
He is a coward and if he starts another game for us anytime soon, it will be reminiscent of Monk's reluctance to drop Bartley.
As I'm sure many are aware, if you have visited Israel, and have evidence of it on your passport, you cannot visit Iran, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Meanwhile, 16 Muslim states, including Yemen, Iran, Iraq and Syria have a blanket ban on Israelis entering their countries.
Apparently this is okay though and not worthy of all these protests or continuous media reports. Where are the protests at Dubai airport, in Doha, in Riyadh? There's no protests because in those countries you'll be jailed for years for doing so. Why so many are defending these backwards countries and their medieval laws baffles me.
Does anybody know when the protest against this racist blanket ban of Jews is happening? Has Lily Allen set a date yet?
West Ham are currently protecting a lead away from home against a side high up in the table.
However, I'm a little confused. They are sitll playing their way out, creating chances, getting shots on target and are capable of stringing 5 passes together.
I was told earlier that what we attempted was the perfect away performance. West Ham's performance must be the best performance in the history of football.
Or.. too many people on here are giving far too much credit for what was a poor display which we undeservedly came away with one point. This leads to standards and expectations sinking to embarrassing levels like what many now deem a good performance, which is actually not good enough.
I would like to fully understand just how much former/current directors have indirectly profited form the club via dealings with their personal businesses. If you know of any other dealings or below are incorrect, please comment.
John Van Zweeden - Selling travel packages including match day tickets to Dutch supporters via his http://visitswansea.nl/ website.
Huw Cooze - -Holding a printing contract with the club
Martin Morgan - - His company was chosen to build part of the two training grounds - The club regularly spends thousands paying for rooms at Morgans Hotel - The club purchased over £110,000 of something from his company Cwmdu Park Ltd
Leigh Dineen - - The club uses his company to provide, presumably, food
S R Penny- - His business was paid £63,000 in 2015.
Clearly many have leeched off the club for some time. Only Van Zweedens dealings are not publicised in the 2015. accounts. Could anyone with a background in business tell me if we can report him to HMRC or whoever the relevant authority is?
I've noted who you are and will from here on forward render any opinions you have regarding any manager's ability as useless and meaningless.
This guy is a bigger fraud than Monk. And that is saying something.
Kingsley playing for the kids while Rangel has to come on for 45 minutes and get given the biggest run around he's had in his career.
That is the absolute worst managerial decision I have seen a manager make at this club. He is absolutely clueless.
I'm sure I'll be told that it is too early to judge, just like I was after the two Napoli matches when Monk took over. As always, I am confident I am right. This guy is absolutely abysmal and I honestly deem him a poorer manager than Monk.