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Pelle watching Hammers history repeat itself

Manuel Pellegrini appears to be heading into the same problems as many Hammers bosses before him – lack of player resources as injuries hit the squad.

He has often repeated the mantra this season that he has the squad he needs with two players in every position but if he becomes entirely satisfied then he’s in the wrong job.

It’s a manager’s job to demand more resources and whether it’s the Chilean, or anyone else, it is not something that the fans don’t ever want to hear or will go down will with them.

Here CandH follower Paul outlines the issues facing the boss or any other who – in the fullness of time –  will be appointed as a replacement .

Paul in a comment of the CandH site sums it all up saying:

Whoever replaces Pellegrini will have the same problem.

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Key players will get injured early season. The midfield will be weak because we have too many No.10 players who prefer to dance rather than walk head on into a tackle.

The balance of the starting 11 relies too much on one or 2 players and when they get injured the chain breaks down.

Look at all the players that come here and suddenly lose their form or cutting edge then leave and flourish for a new team.

Point well made!

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4 comments on “Pelle watching Hammers history repeat itself

  1. I really hope MP & the team have sorted things in the break . I know we need players but the owners are not stumping up the cash for any manager . Short sighted how was a 25 million net spend ever going to improve us . Ok Haller I still think can score plenty but he needs support . No 10’s are great but does anyone else think we need a box to box midfielder with energy and pace .

  2. Mark – I have said on the forum a number of times (and Hugh has also said so) that what we are really crying out for is a box to box midfielder with energy and pace. So yes I agree with you – but another question is does Pelle think we need such a player – and i think that the answer is unfortunately not unless he is “technical”

    Sorry to be a bit cynical – anyway someone should whisper in Pelle’s ear that beating the spuds is good for avoiding the sack for a few months (Sully said as much about Slav)

  3. Said it right after that Payet inspired 1st season under Bilic.That was the best starting 11 we had seen for decades,but a disastrous Summer Transfer window when we bought a host of mediocre players instead of 2 or 3 more quality players backfired disastrously and inevitably cost Bilic his job.The fact was then and remains to this day that we have a pair of penny pinching owners who love a rummage in the bargain bins or loans and out of contract players.Going along nicely this season then Bang 2 or 3 injuries and we are in big trouble because quality cover is not there.Add that and a stubborn manager and you get what we have now.

  4. It does feel like Deja Vu, the last painful days of poor old Slaven all over again. The Manager putting out incomprehensible line-ups, making senseless Substitutions, standing on the touch line looking helpless, hopeless and clueless! 😳

    It’s a cruel old game! 🤨

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