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Pellegrini and Arnautovic in dug-out fury

The anger in West Ham’s dug out this afternoon was something to behold today and spoke more loudly than any words – in fact it screamed!

The calm composure of the generally very private Manuel Pellegrini was shattered as his face contorted into rage at a team that looked as if it needed to be introduced to each other.

He was seen in a fury from the fifth minute shouting and indicating to his team that the really HAD to start talking to each other.

Animated doesn’t begin to  get close and at half time as the boos rang around the stadium he stormed – by his standards anyway – down the tunnel.

The boos started again in the 64th minute when Arnautovic found himself being subbed after a very poor game which may have been explained in part by a minor knee injury which immediately received an ice pack.

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Arnautovic too was in a fury and threw his water bottle down which an eye witness claimed hit a fan’s seat. We were told by the same onlooker that the occupant turned around and allegedly said: “Oh you can hit something then.”

The player’s reaction is unknown!!

It would be easy to say this was a day to forget but perhaps it should be remembered by the squad for a long time to ensure there is never ever a repeat.

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3 comments on “Pellegrini and Arnautovic in dug-out fury

  1. Simply awful performance , not acceptable we didn’t turn up there’s no excuse for that.

  2. Perhaps if MP spent more time in his technical area giving instruction the team might have sorted themselves out. The team was struggling and there was hardly ever one member of the coaching staff giving instruction. His initial team selection was poor and he did very little to improve the situation. Even sending players to warm up might have made a few players think oh no I’m gonna get hooked but he didn’t even do that. If he has something to fume about it should be himself.

    As for the team, barring Rice Fabianski and Ogbonna the rest of the squad should donate their wages this week to the Isla fund because they don’t deserve the money.

  3. I totally agree with Daniels on! I’m afraid there is only one person responsible and that is the manger. Perez started. Why? Obiang started. Why? Hernandez and Antonio benched. Why? There are many divided opinions about Nobes worth to the team but when he plays he does organise the midfield. Yesterday we had no midfield. Snodgrass was put on the rw. Why? He simply is not blessed with the pace to do that job. It was an absolute shambles and I could go on and on. Pele should go on the WHU website and apologise for his team and for himself.

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