Antonio sends a Payet warning

antonioMichail Antonio has taken a leaf out of Alan Pardew’s book by warning defenders to give no free kicks away around their box given the ‘Payet Factor.’

The French international has found the net five times in ten games from set pieces and at the weekend against the south Londoners found the top corner despite a seven man wall.

Pardew had warned what might happen ahead of the game – now Antonio has endorsed and confrmed the trouble that could lie ahead for defenders who don’t have their listening ears on.

It was precisely the same manager as the Palace boss gave his own players before the weekend – it fell on deaf ‘uns.

Antonio told the club’s future opponents: “I’d say that he just saves them for games – that kind of thing! You can see in the games that he has got it in the bag all the time.

“He did it away with France against Russia and he did it again on Saturday, so it’s just one of those things that you can’t give us free-kicks because he will punish you!”

West Ham face Arsenal on Saturday and then Manchester United in an FA Cup quarter-final replay at Upton Park .


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8 comments on “Antonio sends a Payet warning

  1. ahah… Just don’t spread it around Michail, this has to be a secret, nobody ever seems to notice that… lol 😀

  2. OT ahah… was the Monkey locked in a cell? Don’t see him around much anymore… lol 😀

    • Lol,think the poor sod took a bollocking off Dale yesterday.He was last seen wandering off into the jungle in his leather jacket sulking,lol.The WHTID Hardman kicked him out of the house.
      OT btw,lol 😀

  3. Is there any one left on there to make it interesting to read or is a Woman only zone now
    If so I will get Mrs B to post some menus for the Ladies,
    If not she can do a lot with Monkey nuts

  4. Lol,poor Monkeys Bell,I hope that he is not homesick.I used to like reading his & P45s interactions,it was funny.Both non-conformists,both bitten the dust & cast into the wilderness 🙂

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