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Pelle: ‘If I’d been able to take 11 off I might have done”

Quite what the boss was thinking when he gave his early thoughts to the BBC who knows but he’s obviously had second thoughts since.

He has made his thoughts very clear and was reported by the Mail in terms which leave question marks over every member of the team.

He didn’t go that far but the word ‘disgusted’ clearly wasn’t far from his mind and it will be interesting to count the survivors of this horrible display when we return to the London Stadium next week.

His words confirm what most of us had decided – this was the worst display for many moons by a West Ham team. It may certainly be the worst during his time in charge of the team.

He refused to hold back in his latest assessment and not one of those on the pitch escaped his near contempt at their quite ghastly and demoralising performances.

He said: “‘Without any doubt, I am not happy. Before the game we knew all about Everton being tough at home and their position in the table was going to make it doubly difficult.

‘I know Aaron Cresswell (left-back) was not 100 per cent able to play but I don’ t must missing one player was a problem.

‘We didn’t have a shot in the first half and Everton could have scored more. I chose to take off Felipe Anderson at half-time but if I’d been able to take 11 off I might have done.

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8 comments on “Pelle: ‘If I’d been able to take 11 off I might have done”

  1. So much for all the hype before the game on this site as if 3 points were in the bag.Back to the old West Ham.Promising so much and delivering so little.

  2. I would of changed 10 men leaving Haller in , how can he score without any service , shocking !

  3. After such a bright start to the season it seems as though normal service has been resumed. I was disappointed with all the negativity early in the season from the same people all the time but after the last 2 results I’m not so sure myself now

  4. Roman never said it was this site’s fault, please dont say it’s not personal whilst responding like it is. I was hyped, you were hyped and most irons were hyped. We expected 3 pts, I did and so did you. West Ham did not deliver today. Get off your ivory tower and accept it without the passive aggressiveness.

    • Shame when someone who dislikes one of the characters involved is unable to see banter. Thankfully Roman has grown up attitude. Nothing wrong with the odd ivory tower – try it sometime. Whoops. Of course you you did didn’t you? (Banter)

  5. What Pelle should have done is put Johnson at left back & Massaku on the wing ( Massaku is never a left back he cannot defend ) rest Anderson until he can show he can hack it in the prem for all Pelle’s talk about he wants good technical players now he has them they cannot hack it in the prem they are lightweight
    Sullivan backed him now he has to ensure they produce the goods or get rid asap. Everybody since last season have been stating that we need a good DM Fornaise may be technically good but is again lightweight we need someone who will aggressively chase down the opposition stop their attacks & help us start our attack. Unless Pelle gets real we will struggle only 4 points from the bottom 3

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