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Nothing less than 100 per cent will do from this Iron

Seb Haller has not started a first team game this season and should be as wound up as it’s possible to get should he get the shout at Liverpool tomorrow (Sat).

It would be a major shock were he not to get the David Moyes nod. A record signing at £45 million being unable to step up from Number 2 would wreck his confidence.

This really should be his first start since March 7 before lockdown against Aston Villa.

Haller was phenomenal with Frankfurt in his final season in Germany. He scored 20 goals and made 12 assists in just 39 games. He was one of the best players in the Bundesliga and contributed to 40 percent of Frankfurt’s goals.

Most of his success were related the wonderful strike partnership with Luka Jovic and of the 17 goals the young Serbian scored,  14 came in 15 matches alongside Sebastien Haller.

This just goes to show that Haller possesses an immense link-up play and passing range which we have yet to see at West Ham.

Haller has yet to find his Jovic at West Ham but supporters will be expecting to see 100 per cent effort this weekend not a guy whose body language sometimes gives the impression he’s not interested.

Lets hope the Frankfurt version of Haller turns up on Saturday to prove many people wrong!

This is his chance to shine in a big way at probably the toughest places in the country – he must not fail for his own sake.


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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

4 comments on “Nothing less than 100 per cent will do from this Iron

  1. Tin hat time…..
    I expect to see 110% effort, especially when a player wears the claret & blue of West Ham, as there is no hiding place on the pitch from my eyes as a supporter.
    Let’s hope he understands what is expected of him also.

  2. If anyone reading this flows Haller on social media, can you please DM him, and ask him to watch some videos of Arnie in the 2017/2018 season. If he uses those sorts of performances as his template, he could be a really effective PL striker. I’d do it myself, but I’m not on Twitter or Insta!

  3. It’s Liverpool away. Hope the team play on the front foot. If we play defensive, sensible football, we will never get into their half. If that happens, Haller will have a ‘stinker’. He will be expected to be up front on his own trying to take on Liverpool with no help. Then he will be slaughtered by everyone that knows better how to be a centre-forward. This will not give him any encouragement to try in the future. Cue the excuses, feigned injuries and going missing not being his fault. We’ve seen it before with boys that ‘bleed claret and blue’ but have blamed others for their shortcomings. Get sent off and can’t be responsible for performance.
    I really hope that this doesn’t happen. I’m sure that there is a brilliant player, goalscorer and winner just waiting for the chance to smile and show us what he’s got. This can happen – he has already shown us he can do it given some support.
    Get behind the lad. Judge him with the rest of the team.

  4. Leicester plays counter attack football and Vardy never stops working. That is the expectation. No pouting or whining because of lack of service.

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