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Roberto arrives …and there’s two words we must remember

The shocking news surrounding Fab today has caused an outpouring of worry, anxiety and near grief across the forums…nobody’s died!

Roberto is being destroyed in some quarters, given great support in others, then there’s those who simply want to to back him at a difficult time for the club.

Having worked so hard to reach fourth place at such an early stage of the season, we have to be honest and admit there could hardly have been  a more bitter blow.

Now another Spaniard follows Adrian into the Hammers spotlight and the comparisons with our Number One have immediately started which is totally unproductive.

Like Pablo Fornals and others before him Roberto has had no chance to settle and although he doesn’t seemingly command his area like the top man we are about to find out what he’s all about and early assessments could be proved wrong.

He has a pretty sound PL defensive set up in front of him right now and I saw him spread himself brilliantly to save from point blank range against Bournemouth.

I’m not sure  any of us have seen anything like enough to judge him but having said that the disappointment for Fab is intense.

However, I’m pretty sure the No 1 will – as a fully paid up member of the keeper’s union – will be giving his No 2 all the support and help in the world.

It’s an absolute given to say it but I’m pretty sure we will all be saying the same and trusting that he will prove the misgivings of many incorrect.

And two words must be remembered in circumstances like these: “TRUST PELLE.”


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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

10 comments on “Roberto arrives …and there’s two words we must remember

  1. Our recruitment this summer looks to have been pretty good.

    So if he is good enough for Pelle and Mario to want him, let’s give him our full support.


  2. As supporters we have to get behind Roberto and give him as much encouragement as possible. His going to be in the side for some considerable time, so the quicker he can gain some confidence the better. This is the time when supporters can make a difference.
    So let’s get behind him, with encouragement and support.

  3. Listen give the guy a chance and support him that’s the best thing the fans can do as confidence brings wonderful gifts. Good luck Roberto. COYI ⚒

  4. Yes,it is a big blow to lose Fab for such a stretch,but we must remember that Adrian did not want to be No. 2 so he went.I would also say that he was not mistake free over his time.Now we have a new No.2 taking over from Fab.He is no fool because he kept in the Spanish league,but what us Irons fans must do is give him everything to make sure his confidence is sky high and then I think you will see an improved goalkeeper.

  5. He has my complete support I hope he has some performances to build his confidence. He has the toughest job on the pitch, mistakes cost goals and points when keepers make them. We are lucky to have Fab but now we will have a new man between the sticks possibly for months, let’s all get behind him COYI!!!

  6. We spend 24 million on the hapless Fornals & then get Roberto on a free transfer..doesn’t make sense ..my biggest fear was Fabianski getting injured…

    We’re doomed I tell you doomed

    • Pidge we have Alvin Martin’s son if Roberto doesn’t do to good? He did well at Millwall? Always think the glass is half full than half empty 😊

  7. Pidge we know that you are really jonham

  8. ha ha i thought the two words i was going to hear from you was
    alan mcknight

  9. Pidge we have Alvin Martin’s son if Roberto doesn’t do to good? He did well at Millwall? Always think the glass is half full than half empty 😊

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