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Are we becoming the Hammers?

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We all know Vaughan keeps getting injured so him pulling out of the Under-21s was expected but with Vic and Timmy now out, the Yak in doubt, who's left fit?

Remembering that Arteta is already a doubt for Sunderland and AJ, Baines and Stubbs only just recovering, are we gaining a Hammers/ Barcodes length of injury list???
Rob  Heaton, Crewe     Posted 15/11/2007 at 21:12:58

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Erik Dols
1   Posted 16/11/2007 at 08:40:04

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Just imagine what team would have played if we had such a run of injuries last year...
Steve Pendleton
2   Posted 16/11/2007 at 08:46:07

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Sleep easy Rob. Think countries are looking at the bigger picture and erring on the side of caution with their players as the game Vic, Timmy and Yak are playing in is a friendly.

Word has it over here (in Australia) that we don’t want to risk Timmy as World Cup qualifiers are on the horizon. We can be a sensible lot over here at times.
Paul OHanlon
3   Posted 16/11/2007 at 09:06:02

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How are we ’becoming’ the Hammers? This implies we’re somehow responsible ourselves for these injuries. Have we overspent on injury prone, overpaid players? No.

Injuries are part and parcel of football, every club has them.
Ross Mayneord
4   Posted 16/11/2007 at 10:05:06

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Does this mean I won’t get to see any of our players in action tomorrow??
Phil Hughes
5   Posted 16/11/2007 at 10:37:08

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I suppose the most relevant question to add to this post is; ?Who cares? if these players have been pulled out of Pointless international duties?

I for one don?t, just as long as they can recuperate in time for more significant issues such as forthcoming Everton fixtures, stating with Sunderland.

Although I?m happy for Lescott that he?s now got the recognition from the England set up that he obviously deserves, he?s already played more games for Everton this season than anyone else. The law of probability would suggest at this rate, something?s bound to snap!
Allan Hobbs
6   Posted 16/11/2007 at 10:58:36

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Players always pull out of International friendlies, whether it be by their own request, that of their clubs or a mutual decision by club & country - its rarely anything to worry about and merely precautionary. No player wants to risk himself playing in a friendly that means little - its no great shakes.
Chris Masey
7   Posted 16/11/2007 at 11:22:03

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Ridiculous post, their injury list has spiralled out of control, and they are dealing with serious injuries like drug abuse, and broken legs!! How are we like them, because some of our guys have a few niggles, and probably want to take advantage of a well-earned break, after a hectic period of fixtures. Your paranoid man, paranoid!!
Allan Hobbs
8   Posted 16/11/2007 at 11:30:22

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Drug abuse?? Who are you referring to Chris? Drug abuse isn’t really an injury either!
Stuart Mitchell
9   Posted 16/11/2007 at 13:11:27

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Victor pulling out is a stranger one, he pulled out due to a hand injury, the same injury he played with against nurenberg and chelski. Maybe he is having 2nd thoughts about playing for Nigeria!

Vaughen is out with the same injury that kept him out of our last 2 games.
Yakubu has a slight thigh strain.

on a positive note it looks like Lescott and Macfadden will both start.
Chris Masey
10   Posted 16/11/2007 at 13:50:08

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Ah Alan, you do read the other posts. It was a test to see if anyone actually reads anything I put!! Although I’m sure they have a few druggies in their camp, I bet that Anton Ferdinand is a baghead, am I allowed to say that??
Allan Hobbs
11   Posted 16/11/2007 at 14:09:33

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Chris - you can say anything you like, as long as you have a good lawyer!

I doubt Anton Ferdinand is a crackhead - he likes shitty nightclubs and a good punch-up, not drug dens and crack-whores......alledgedly...
Franny Porter
12   Posted 16/11/2007 at 14:16:26

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Alan / Chris,

my mother once claimed she saw two lads in the pub she works at ’snorting heroin’ in the toilet.

Ill ask her what the score is with Mr. Ferdinand.
Franny Porter
13   Posted 16/11/2007 at 14:18:57

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Just spoke to her.

She says she knows at least three Premiership players who regulary ’inject cannabis’.

Tune in later for more revelations.
Allan Hobbs
14   Posted 16/11/2007 at 14:24:25

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Christ, sticking that shit up yer nose is likely to tear the back of yer head off......so I hear...

As for injecting - how the hell do they get the leaves through the needle? You think you’re so clever don’t you Franny eh?!? ; )
Franny Porter
15   Posted 16/11/2007 at 14:26:22

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Al, good point.

Ill get on to Inspector Ma Porter of Old Scotland Road.
Allan Hobbs
16   Posted 16/11/2007 at 14:38:50

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Please do, I’m calling NI7 as we speak.....or is that MI7....RU4 maybe?? I dunno, I’m very confused..
Alex Naylor
17   Posted 16/11/2007 at 15:46:11

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To get back to the point can I refer you to here:

http://www.physioroom.com/news/english_premier_league/epl_injury_table.php

According to this information we have six players out injured, five of which should be fit by the time we next kick a football.
Allan Hobbs
18   Posted 16/11/2007 at 15:57:33

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Thanks for getting us back on track, Franny lead me astray back there.

If 5 of them are going to be fit again, surely we have little to worry about?
Derek Thomas
19   Posted 17/11/2007 at 06:23:16

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Players ’pulled’ out of pointless friendlies with ’injuries’

3 words.

Micheal Owen injured

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