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Haller on a roll but just look at the competition

Another  goal and assist for Ajax last night demonstrated that Seb Haller – rather than having anybody believe it was a mistake for West Ham to cash in – has found his level.

It also suggests that for reasons unknown he was unhappy at the London Stadium and the beaming smiles on his face last night were a distance from what he managed whilst with us.

As the arguments wage to and fro over whether David Moyes has made a mistake in not signing a back up striker – seemingly ANY striker – Haller now has managed five goals since his departure to Holland.

The goal and assist came against the outstanding ( I jest) Heracles in a 2-0 win and means that he has now managed five strikes and five assists in nine appearances. (Transfermarkt).

Ok, we accept that goals and assists of that number are an achievement but the Eredivisie – beyond Ajax, PSV and Feyenoord – has no real competion to peak of.

The reality is it was a good deal for the Hammers and a clearly disenchanted player at the time he was sold.

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5 comments on “Haller on a roll but just look at the competition

  1. Agreed! It was a ideal solution all round. More goals to come against Emmen and Zwolle…

  2. Ajax are a strong team, this comes across as very uninformed im afraid, and insulting to Dutch people here. Also, it’s Speak, not ‘peak’. Suggest you proof read.

  3. The Dutch league may be pony, but don’t forget thst for all his shortcomings, Haller was our top scorer of the season u till he left! Flogging him without having a replacement lined up was a bizarre decision, and it threatens to derail the wonderful ride we have been on this season.

    I don’t buy the argument that his value was plummeting so we needed to cut our losses. I mean, was it really? He would most likely have finished the season with 12-15 goals. He might have fetched much more by the Summer, and couldn’t have fetched much less!

  4. Absolutely no regrets.He wasn’t for us or the Prem.

  5. We should rise above dissing him. This article says more about our pettiness than anything else.

    It didn’t work out here. He won’t be the first player to have flopped for us but delivered elsewhere. Good luck to him.

    Let’s move on, please.

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