Bilic blasted by Lusiens boss

Xavi+Roura+diX5hcLCumJmSlaven Bilic was delighted with West Ham winning his first game in charge but was blasted by opposite  number Xavi Roura (right) after the Hammers ran out 3-0 winners over Andorran minnows FC Lusitans.
Roura claimed Bilic showed “ a lack of respect “ for not taking a seat in the dug out preferring instead to watch from the stands.
“Slaven Bilic showed a lack of respect for not taking his place on the bench. I am disappointed with with him and I feel a club from home of football and fair play should have insisted he sat there,” said Roura.
“I know he has won a lot of titles but not sitting on the bench  ; who does he think he is ? The Special One ?
“Would I expect him to sit on the bench in the game in Andorra next week. Yes he is the Wrest Ham coach.”
Terry Westley, the Hammers development manager, who was on the touchline instead laughed off  Roura’s blast and revealed Bilic, who flies back to the Cork training camp on Friday morning, would NOT make the trip to Andorra for the second leg next week.
He said: “He can’t be at two places at once. He has  alot of work to do with the first team squad .No he won’t be in Andorra.
At this stage of the Europa Cup the Hammers are using a blend of first team players on their way back to fitness and emerging young players.
Westley added: “It was always going to be this way.  He only flew in from Cork in the morning having been with the first team but Slaven was in the dressing room before the game and gave a team talk.
“He also presented Page and Oxford with their debut shirt and made a little speech that they were now following in the footsteps of men like Moore and Hurst, Lampard and Ferdinand and told them now it was down to them to build their own legacy.
“After the game he was pleased with the outcome. His experience as national coach of Croatia means he knows how tough teams from Andorra can be.
“Look how long  they held England 0-0 a couple of years back and recently Wales only beat them 2-1.”
Westley insisted he was happy with the outcome saying: “I guess 4-0 with no injuries would have been ideal, but 3-0 with no serious injuries  …Zarate had a slight knock …was good and the chance to bring one some more  Acadamy players from the bench which we were able to do. So it went pretty much to plan.”
And Westley’s  verdict on 16 year old Reece Oxford : “He did  ok. But no more than ok. Early on he got caught on the ball  and he was passing too much across people but this is what he needs – a bit of toughening up.  
Of Diego Poyet, Westley added : “He showed some composure and good positional sense but he needed  to make more killer passes, to  find the wide men with one sweeping pass rather than it take two  or  three passes with other for him  to get it there.”

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  • Lt. Quickdrawovic 1st Slavalry C&H Regt says:

    Once Slav’s enforcers get wind of the comments old Xavi won’t be at the 2nd leg either lol

  • hammersfan01 says:

    It was hardly news – it was announced at the beginning of the week. I think the chap is just put out because he wanted his picture taken shaking hands with Slaven…

  • Spoonie Spoonlic says:

    Poor guy,but i guess it gets him some media attention.Get over it mountain man,go find your goats before they cross the border into france!

    • Lt. Quickdrawovic 1st Slavalry C&H Regt says:

      Haha nice one Spoonie,if he doesn’t shut it he’ll be finding a goats head in his bed lol

      • Navajo Warpony says:


      • Lt. Quickdrawovic 1st Slavalry C&H Regt says:

        Or baa baa baa aarrgghh lol
        Looks like you’ve left the commune too Nav good work lol

    • mattefumi happy hippie says:

      ahaha… love it Spoonie… as a gesture of good will, Xavi the Shepherd is going to overlook this whole affair; He’ll invite Slaven to brunch at his little wooden cabin in the mountains and he’ll cook his favorite dish: shrimp, red pepper, and goat cheese pizza. lol

      • Lt. Quickdrawovic 1st Slavalry C&H Regt says:

        Haha Matte I wouldn’t trust the shrimps in the mountains

        • mattefumi happy hippie says:

          ahahah… don’t Worry Quick, the Shepherd Xavi imports them from Colombia with other local specialities …the problem of the loneliness of the mountains is an ugly thing, he needs a little artificial moral support… lol 😀

        • Lt. Quickdrawovic 1st Slavalry C&H Regt says:

          Ahah so he’s a Charlie Big B@llocks,don’t worry Slav will partake then say hello to my little friend lol

  • bubs says:

    Maybe Slav could send him a nice Jacket that fits for the replay,and he can keep that one for lambing season,

  • bubs says:

    He looks like the geezer frem person of interest and cold case,
    And the badge on his jacket looks like the Klan badge

    • Lt. Quickdrawovic 1st Slavalry C&H Regt says:

      Bubs that Klan badge comment nearly gave me a seizure,fecking brilliant lol

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