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Slav won’t park the bus!

bilic-slaven-west-ham_3313638Slaven Bilic has told the squad for the Arsenal game nobody should be looking for a little rest during tomorrow’s (Sun)”90 minutes at the Emirates.

The manager declared: ‘Basically, we have to defend as a unit. You cannot have two or three bodies staying up front, and resting, against teams, especially with Arsenal. You cannot get away with it.

“You have to be as a unit, defend with numbers, attack with numbers.’

But he appears to have no intention of going to the Emirates and defending for the duration of the game adding: “You can say: “we are going to defend”, we are going to say in England we will park the bus and hope you have that magic moment.

“But we have a team, when we are fit, that has got a lot of creative players.”

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3189904/West-Ham-boss-Slaven-Bilic-confirms-club-seek-contract-talks-Kevin-Nolan-veteran-midfielder-enters-twilight-years.html#ixzz3iG454RtS
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7 comments on “Slav won’t park the bus!

  1. 1 point is not worth squat go out and attack attack attack our defence will not keep them at bay for 90 minutes,so we must out score them,
    If we go 1 up keep pushing for that second if we get the second push for that third,
    We can win this going forward not by defending
    COYI

  2. Fits in with everything he has said from day 1. He is not going to rely on a lone striker to score his goals but expects everyone pitching in, mainly his midfield.
    Agree with bubs. If you want to win any match and get two up with fifteen minutes to play, that’s when you have to play like you are two down with five minutes to play. Sam’s biggest mistake

  3. Not only one of Sam’s mistakes , canchaz , but a awful lot of other teams as well .
    Sam is not alone on this one . Not defending him , but being truthful .
    Must admit that Bilic is attempting to do just exactly as he said he would do , and that is play as a unit all over the park . It’s a tough ask , but if he can achieve it West Ham should be surprising a lot of Teams this season . Must agree with Bubs that attack is the best form of defence ,, but it must be with full attention to the defensive duties as a team .
    We will see tomorrow at first hand just exactly how Bilic intends to take us forward .
    Come on you Hammers .

  4. He parked the bus at times with Besiktas against arsenal but still tried to come out and play when the opportunities presented themselves, whereas against Liverpool he played an expansive game and comprehensively beat them. I expect us to set up defensively tomorrow but lets see maybe he will surprise us all by going all out on offence as Bubs suggests, as a team I haven’t seen our back 4 do any defending or closing down of space under Slav so maybe this will be the first time they do.

  5. If we lose its not a problem, Bielsa resigned from Marseille last night

  6. It’s different over 2 legs in Europe even the best teams park the bus away from home,
    But we get one bite of the cherry here and we should go for all 3 points,
    Show them no respect don’t be scared of them they are not great at defending and they will be depending on speed from the breaks,

  7. The best way of beating The Gooners is to try to put them on the back foot.Easier said than done,but if you just set out to invite them to come at you you are asking for trouble.As long as we give it a go today & dont curl up & die like we saw last season at bigger clubs thats all i ask.Some of last years outings away at the bigger clubs were embarressing to watch.Man City away last year still brings me out in a rash 😀

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