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Q: 2023/24 Hopes & aspirations for this season
a. As Champions of Europe there's no reason we shouldn't be pushing for a top 7 spot & a run in the Cups
b. Last season was a trophy winning one and there's only one way to go after that, I expect a dull mid table bore fest of a season
c. Buy some f***ing players or we're in a battle to stay up & that's as good as it gets
d. Moyes out
e. New season you say, woohoo time to get the new kit and wear it it to the pub for all the big games, the wags down there call me Mr West Ham

northbankboy68 9:37 Sat Apr 22
Antonio - Legend
He sometimes comes in for some stick from the retards on here but I think his contribution over the years is worthy of legend status - maybe not a Dicks or Di Canio but surely ahead of Carlton Cole. Consider how many managers he's played under, how many different styles of play and how many positions he's had to play in. Notwithstanding this he still gives everything in a game and opposing defences a torrid time. A couple of years ago he was prone to repetitive hamstring injuries and he took advice from nutritionalists, changed his diet and sort of solved the problem. He can still turn on the after burners when needed, can work in the tightest of spaces and has a decent goal scoring record. I hope he gets the recognition he deserves when he finally hangs up his boots.

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GoalLazio 5:06 Mon Apr 24
Re: Antonio - Legend
Time to move him on at the end of the season.

zico 10:08 Sun Apr 23
Re: Antonio - Legend
Thing with Antonio is that when he does play well he makes the team tick, which is why it's so confusing that Moyes goes out and buys other strikers who may be good players but aren't the battering rams like Antonio has been. Scamacca and Ings are totally different.

scott_d 9:59 Sun Apr 23
Re: Antonio - Legend
Not a legend.

Solid contribution but for someone who was once know for being a hard worker, his pressing from the front these days is pretty non-existant.

Strolls around the front line waiting for something to happen, gives the ball away often... if he's got a 1-on-1 with the keeper then you expect him to fuck it up.

A hanful on his day but those days are very rare at the moment.

Good to see him getting on the score sheet recently and helping us to safety but the fact that he is our best striker says allot about our team or the way we play.

Nagel 9:02 Sun Apr 23
Re: Antonio - Legend
Carlton Cole was always poor. At some point Zola said he was going to give him some one-on-one training and for the next 6 months he was a very good player. It didn't last long though.

Northern Sold 8:56 Sun Apr 23
Re: Antonio - Legend
Well for Moyes (Antonio) I give you Allardyce and Uncle Avram (Cole)

Takashi Miike 8:48 Sun Apr 23
Re: Antonio - Legend
don't get me wrong, I really rated quinn & morley so it's not an insult when I bring them up. anyone to have played in moyes system for this many games deserves a medal, because he is like kryptonite to strikers. micky has performed a thankless task, running his bollocks off, usually with very little service and only bowen for company.

BRANDED 8:38 Sun Apr 23
Re: Antonio - Legend
I think he was really disappointed he missed out on getting into the England squad for the Euro finals and I personally think him coming on would have won the game against the Italians. Its taken a long while to get his head back.

Northern Sold 8:38 Sun Apr 23
Re: Antonio - Legend
Cole 182 (111) Apps - 68 Goals - 4 Seasons double figures league and cup goals

Antonio 219 (48) apps - 72 Goals - 4 Seasons double figures league and cup goals

Not much between them at all... both more than decent at stages in their careers... and at other times proper poop

bruuuno 8:33 Sun Apr 23
Re: Antonio - Legend
Behave, we all know that any Tom dick Harry got a cap in those days. Cole was SHIT. Lovely bloke though

Northern Sold 8:28 Sun Apr 23
Re: Antonio - Legend
So Carlton Cole got called up for England for no reason then?? Fuck me B son... how fucking stoned was you around that time??

bruuuno 8:20 Sun Apr 23
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Northern Sold 7:17 Sun Apr 23

I can’t even remember cole having a good game, Micky has almost single Handel destroyed teams when he’s on form. Ridiculous to compare the two

Orange Hammer 8:13 Sun Apr 23
Re: Antonio - Legend
Antonio has been great for us over the years and will consider his time here as the best in his career.

1 goal in 4 is a good return. Of course there has been lean spells, but that is the same for a lot of forwards.

Glad to have seen and took my 2 sons when he got his first goal for us, even if he never meant it.

bruuuno 8:09 Sun Apr 23
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BillyJenningsBoots 8:08 Sun Apr 23
Re: Antonio - Legend
Hammertron I assume you are on a wind up....

Northern Sold 8:01 Sun Apr 23
Re: Antonio - Legend

Hammertron888 7:57 Sun Apr 23
Re: Antonio - Legend
Think there are levels or tiers, be interesting how people rank players.

For me and I not going into depth so dont slate me.

Top - Rice,Noble
Second - Di Canio,Antonio,Cole,Dicks
Third- Collins, Reid,Fornals,Cresswell,Tevez

Special mention - Diamanti, just loved him and we didnt get enough of him

Northern Sold 7:17 Sun Apr 23
Re: Antonio - Legend
For me the only two LEGENDS over past 10 years have been Nobes and Rice... can't think of anyone else I'd get the baby lotion out for... but for me he's on par with Carlton Cole... probably very similar records... both had good spells (Carlton played for England in one of them) both been proper shite... both not legends but players you would look back very fondly. Anyway that's my take...

Takashi Miike 6:23 Sun Apr 23
Re: Antonio - Legend
quick, book an open top bus ride & commission a solid good statue, he's scored four in twenty eight

Manuel 4:17 Sun Apr 23
Re: Antonio - Legend
Jimmy Quinn's at it again :-)

Swiss. 3:29 Sun Apr 23
Re: Antonio - Legend
Has benefited from a crap manager who played a system where top class strikers like Haller and Scamacca can’t function .

Capitol Man 3:26 Sun Apr 23
Re: Antonio - Legend
We depend on him massively and have done for years now. If he’s on form, even if he’s not putting the chances way, he opens things up for the rest of the side - if he’s in can’t hit a barn door phase then the whole side plays poorly.

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