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Q: 2023/24 Hopes & aspirations for this season
a. As Champions of Europe there's no reason we shouldn't be pushing for a top 7 spot & a run in the Cups
20%
  
b. Last season was a trophy winning one and there's only one way to go after that, I expect a dull mid table bore fest of a season
15%
  
c. Buy some f***ing players or we're in a battle to stay up & that's as good as it gets
27%
  
d. Moyes out
35%
  
e. New season you say, woohoo time to get the new kit and wear it it to the pub for all the big games, the wags down there call me Mr West Ham
2%
  



camel-with-3-humps 9:32 Thu Apr 6
Soucek: a useless, lumbering, beanpole. Why pick him?
Amid the wreckage of last night's drubbing, we could highlight a lot.

Point is, as horribly shit as most of our players performed, at least they served a purpose and attempted to fulfil it.

But sitting in the stands last night watching Soucek - what is the point of him? 

I watched him for a period: he can't run. He can't pass. He can't even close down. He barely puts a tackle.

He made eight passes last night and squandered half of them. A centre midfielder. 

Flynn Downes at least moves with some speed and recycles the ball. He's not Patrick Vierra - but, he's infinitely better than Soucek.

Please someone explain: Why does Moyes keep picking this useless, lumbering beanpole?

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brick_lane_batty_boy 12:51 Mon May 15
Re: Soucek: a useless, lumbering, beanpole. Why pick him?
Think it's unfair to judge Downes / Ings/ Fornals when there are so many changes. I would like to see Downes given a run of games in his preferred position. Let him screen the defence, let Rice do the biz box to box and Paqueta to play as a proper 10.

VickyPkVillageIdiot 12:40 Mon May 15
Re: Soucek: a useless, lumbering, beanpole. Why pick him?
How fucking shit was Downes yesterday btw.

You can see why Soucek continuously gets the nod ahead of him.

Northern Sold 3:27 Mon May 8
Re: Soucek: a useless, lumbering, beanpole. Why pick him?
Thought he was very good today

aldgate 2:14 Mon May 8
Re: Soucek: a useless, lumbering, beanpole. Why pick him?
better tonight from a low base but was knocked unconscious at one point and moyes still wouldn't sub him. Think moyes would still have kept him on in that golf cart

simon.s 1:29 Mon May 8
Re: Soucek: a useless, lumbering, beanpole. Why pick him?
Old Soucek tonight. Was great to see it.

twoleftfeet 12:46 Mon May 8
Re: Soucek: a useless, lumbering, beanpole. Why pick him?
Paqueta - Rice - Soucek

Moyes knew.

northbankboy68 12:28 Mon May 8
Re: Soucek: a useless, lumbering, beanpole. Why pick him?
Played well today. Maybe he's got his mojo back?

bell 12:19 Mon May 8
Re: Soucek: a useless, lumbering, beanpole. Why pick him?
He was great tonight.

Mad Dog 12:16 Mon May 8
Re: Soucek: a useless, lumbering, beanpole. Why pick him?
Credit where its due. He did well today

Hermit Road 10:48 Sun May 7
Re: Soucek: a useless, lumbering, beanpole. Why pick him?
See that header today from Soucek.

Not many players other than him would have won that ball and prevented an equaliser

Hammer and Pickle 10:20 Sun Apr 23
Re: Soucek: a useless, lumbering, beanpole. Why pick him?
Like the way he set up Rice for the 3rd today - clearly a well-rehearsed training ground move. Still don't think he should be starting ahead of Fornals and Downes.

SurfaceAgentX2Zero 10:12 Sun Apr 23
Re: Soucek: a useless, lumbering, beanpole. Why pick him?
I noticed something about Soucek today. When the opposition have the ball he's always loitering in the general area of where they would most like to pass it. So they have to take a sub-optimal route. This is probably why Moyes picks him through thick and thin.
Now, Rado Kovac used to do this as well, but, sadly, pretty much nothing else. In the past few games, perhaps helped by Paqueta's increased physicality, Soucek has started to do some of the other good stuff as well and is starting to vaguely resemble the player we liked so much.

I could be wrong - I hope I'm not.

Mex Martillo 8:53 Fri Apr 21
Re: Soucek: a useless, lumbering, beanpole. Why pick him?
CAPTAIN Soucek!

Stubbo 5:34 Fri Apr 21
Re: Soucek: a useless, lumbering, beanpole. Why pick him?
IMO was better once he put the arm band on last night...almost like without Rice there he suddenly knew what his job was, and was in faces and trying to make some of the play. Downes sat deeper, Paqueta sat higher, and Soucek filled in in-between.

The Mercernary 1:47 Fri Apr 21
Re: Soucek: a useless, lumbering, beanpole. Why pick him?
35 passes last night - 2 more than Rice (according to Opta).

Takashi Miike 1:46 Fri Apr 21
Re: Soucek: a useless, lumbering, beanpole. Why pick him?
fornals is another constantly mismanaged by the twat in charge. never a winger (defensive or attacking), yet that seems to be the only option he has when getting minutes. what's bizarre is jimmy would be ideal for the role he's asked soucek to fill. the man holds players back, and it's why I'm reluctant to write off anyone that legs haven't gone

BillyJenningsBoots 1:35 Fri Apr 21
Re: Soucek: a useless, lumbering, beanpole. Why pick him?
I know he's rightly taken a load of flak this season as his performances have been so poor but if we got him back to something near his best that would be a bonus for the rest of the season as Moyes still seems intent in playing him in spite of his form..
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Takashi Miike 1:27 Fri Apr 21
Re: Soucek: a useless, lumbering, beanpole. Why pick him?
he was better. sat a bit deeper, with dec & paqueta drifting forward more. also played a couple of nice passes to his mate vlad down the right hand side

BillyJenningsBoots 1:18 Fri Apr 21
Re: Soucek: a useless, lumbering, beanpole. Why pick him?
I've heard conflicting views that he played well last night and yhat he was his usual useless self... haven't seen the game or his stats which view is closer to the truth?

The Mercernary 2:02 Thu Apr 20
Re: Soucek: a useless, lumbering, beanpole. Why pick him?
You've missed two...

Willtell 11:24 Thu Apr 20
Re: Soucek: a useless, lumbering, beanpole. Why pick him?
Tommy boy has been due a goal all season unless I missed one?

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