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Athletico Easthamico 6:30 Wed Dec 5
Is Manuel Pellegrini the new John Lyall?
Manuel Pellegrini has the same class and dignity that John Lyall had when he was our manager.
He doesn't bad mouth other teams, other players, other managers, and crucially his own fans.

He is a well respected figure in the game, just as John Lyall was. You can understand why Manchester City fans called him "This Charming Man"

He also seems to "get" our club, our traditions and what we want to see on the pitch. His attacking, purist footballing principles are similar to those of John Lyall.

You wont see him cupping his ear at us and laughing at "The West Way" while he is our manager.

I was interested in his comments regarding the Man City game. He basically said if we aim to be a big club then we must not be afraid to stand toe to toe with clubs like them and if we get a thrashing then we will have to learn from it. We will not grow us a club by parking the bus against the big teams.

His signings of Anderson and Wiltshire shows he likes skilful, technical players. When Lanzini returns the options are even more fantastic.

C & P comments from Arthur after the Cardiff game "Arthur expressed very clearly how the Hammers will be playing under the new boss in what looks like a very attacking future.

He said: “The coaching team wants us and pushes us to play attacking football. The manager wants us to have the ball and he wants us to enjoy having it."

We can argue about the stadium, but have we finally got a manager who can drive us forward, with the traditions we cherish so dearly, look forward to every game with enjoyment and become a respected club, nationally and worldwide?

Has the old West Ham returned, on the pitch at least, and maybe, dare I say it, to a very bright future??

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gph 10:15 Thu Dec 6
Re: Is Manuel Pellegrini the new John Lyall?
Wouldn't that make Moyes the new Ron Greenwood?

Eerie Descent 10:10 Thu Dec 6
Re: Is Manuel Pellegrini the new John Lyall?
It's for any thread I choose to put it on.

None of those were as good as Fabianski, and Adrian is nowhere near as good as any of them.

Athletico Easthamico 10:05 Thu Dec 6
Re: Is Manuel Pellegrini the new John Lyall?
With Diop and Balbuena as the 2 new CBs and Rice as a DM there would no difference to Fabianski in goal or Adrian in goal.

But that's not for this thread. Ludo, Green and Hislop were better than Fabianski.

Eerie Descent 9:16 Thu Dec 6
Re: Is Manuel Pellegrini the new John Lyall?
FABIANSKI is the new PHIL PARKES

Athletico Easthamico 8:52 Thu Dec 6
Re: Is Manuel Pellegrini the new John Lyall?
HairyHammer 11:13 Thu Dec 6

Well Lyall did have an international player in Brooking. Also he hit the jackpot with Devonshire and he was given big money for a while to buy Parkes, Stewart and Goddard.

Players like Anderson and Wilshire are players Lyall would have wanted.

AnotherDay_SameShit 11:24 Thu Dec 6
Re: Is Manuel Pellegrini the new John Lyall?
He will be when he has won us 2 FA Cups.

Just being a nice bloke hardly qualifies.

HairyHammer 11:13 Thu Dec 6
Re: Is Manuel Pellegrini the new John Lyall?
There was and always ever will be one John Lyall for true West ham fans, his brilliance and what he did for the club will forever be cemented in history.

Pelegrini cannot be John Lyall because John Lyall never had the funds or international player quality that The Pel has at his disposal, West ham was like many other clubs very British regarding the players so everything was different back then.

Lertie Button 8:14 Wed Dec 5
Re: Is Manuel Pellegrini the new John Lyall?
Both craggy and while John was the last of the Teddy boys, Manny is the last of the mullets, is he as smoker as welk definitely looks like one

Sven Roeder 8:07 Wed Dec 5
Re: Is Manuel Pellegrini the new John Lyall?
A banner with ‘Pellegrini This Charming Man’ did appear regularly at Man City games

I imagine most called him Manuel though
Or Mr Pellegrini
Or just Pellegrini

ironsofcanada 8:02 Wed Dec 5
Re: Is Manuel Pellegrini the new John Lyall?
Backed him from the beginning as have the owners, surprisingly and more importantly; but probably a bit premature. Similar stuff said about Bilic.

Vexed 7:55 Wed Dec 5
Re: Is Manuel Pellegrini the new John Lyall?
No he isn't.

No they never called him "this charming man"

What a load of fucking bollocks.

JLAP 7:23 Wed Dec 5
Re: Is Manuel Pellegrini the new John Lyall?
Ha ha, I did this thread on his appointment AE..

* hold on a tick .. *

zico 6:47 Wed Dec 5
Re: Is Manuel Pellegrini the new John Lyall?
I'm still getting over John Lyall being sacked!! Best ever IMO and not just re the team but the way he carried himself etc, an absolute gent of which the Club treated like shit.

Pell has that aura about him, I was frustrated with the start and did wonder about him but couldn't dislike the guy the way I could a few of the others.

Thing is though he isn't 45. I'm hoping that if things go well and he stays a while he will have the sense to put in a right hand man the way Greenwood did with Lyall and bring him through. Someone like Zabaletta might be a good shout.

Boycie 6:37 Wed Dec 5
Re: Is Manuel Pellegrini the new John Lyall?
Pardew, Curbishley, Zola, Grant, Allardyce, Bilic, Moyes, Peg

a few of those were positive all of them havent had a lot of money to spend. He is certainly the most positive out of that list. Personally I've had more fun watching them this year for many a year. That is even with our poor start which makes the wins even sweeter. Anderson is getting rude now and we need a bit of that. Snod is immense a proper scottish footballer playing for WHU





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