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"Everton are a very strong side. They make it difficult and work ever so hard. They were sharper and more physical than us," the Hammers boss reported.

"We know what we are up against tomorrow when they come back here. Their players were going up with their arms, getting us off balance, getting their bodies across us."

What ridiculous comments. We probably have the smallest team in the Prem after Arsenal. It seems as though every time we beat a team who have delusions about how good they are (all the media hyped London teams, Liverpool and Newcastle) their manager spouts the same shite, 'over physical' 'fouling our players' 'the referee was at fault', etc... it's pathetic.

I so hope we turn them over again with our fluid, crisp, fast flowing football. Come on boys let's ram those comments back down their throats. KEIOC.
Lee Penswick, Walton, Liverpool     Posted 14/12/2007 at 11:24:14

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Tony Horne
1   Posted 14/12/2007 at 12:14:55

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It’s great to hear them bleat!

We keep doing well and everyone is trying to figure out how to stop us.

keep ’em guessing Moyesy.........
Ed Fitzgerald
2   Posted 14/12/2007 at 12:28:51

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Eh, arent we top of the fair play league?
Alex May
3   Posted 14/12/2007 at 12:28:53

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It came as no surprise to me. Curbishley has always struck me as this sort of person. Quiet little snipes rather than the more blatant behaviour of some of his peers.

A friend of mine hate him for years for having what he called his ’small club syndrome’

His other bleatings this week about ’not getting credit’ for keeping West Ham up were typical.

Of course, it was only West Ham that that serial non-giver of decisions, Mark Halsey, denied. Lucas Neill, that thuggish full back, was perfect with his challenges all night wasn’t he Curbs?

Let’s hope we hear more of his misplaced bleatings tomorrow.
Stephen Davies
4   Posted 14/12/2007 at 12:25:56

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Suppose it’s not that bad, i mean if teams expect a physical approach from us and we send out a quick and skillful side then they will have made mistakes just choosing the team. I think it gives us an advantage. This seems to be the general conjecture from london teams, which gives us an immediate advantage before a ball is kicked.
Chris Masey
5   Posted 14/12/2007 at 12:43:51

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Curbishley swipes the players in with a barcode. Look at the shite he has bought, and there all injured. He should take a lesson from Moyes on training and how to manage players through a long period of games.

I think we will beat them again, can’t see them beating us. Bring um on, Solano is their best player, says it all, old man.
Mark Stone
6   Posted 14/12/2007 at 13:12:48

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"Everton are a very strong side. They make it difficult and work ever so hard. They were sharper and more physical than us"

What’s wrong with that?
Ajay Gopal
7   Posted 14/12/2007 at 13:08:12

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It is all part of the mind games to psyche the referee. Pitiable really!
Nick Flack
8   Posted 14/12/2007 at 13:23:22

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We did go in hard, knock them off balance, big deal, he should be more concerned about the fact that it worked so well and his own players couldn?t deal with it at all.

i used to be a big admirer of him, liked the way he went about business, but since he left Charlton he?s gone off on one. Maybe he should have stayed at Charlton all his career, he just looks so small these days.

Reminds me of the Salesman on the Simpsons, Old Gill. Bit pathetic like and always a day away from the sack.
Richard Porter
9   Posted 14/12/2007 at 13:31:43

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I read match reports in three national papers yesterday, and theyn all suggested that Curbishley?s comments were of no merit. Two used the term "sour grapes"
Simon Smith
10   Posted 14/12/2007 at 13:56:22

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Over physical?!? ? Did?nt we have just 9 fouls to their 22... Fuck off Curbs!
Keith Glazzard
11   Posted 14/12/2007 at 14:05:33

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Curbishley kept them up last season? Wan’t that an unregistered player? And the press reports that I read, all from London based journos I think, followed the "bleating does him no credit" line.

Except for the free-sheet Metro found on the buses here in Manchester - their very brief report managed to put Leon’s goal down as ’deflected’, and no mention of a 10 pass move of course. As DM might have said, if the Arse had scored it they’d all be talking about it now.
John Lloyd
12   Posted 14/12/2007 at 15:27:23

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Comments like that plant seeds in referees minds like what Mourinho & wenger did to AJ last year. He knows he’s in for another tough game against a top side so he’s looking to give himself any advantage possible.

Its a great sign that smaller clubs like west ham are having to resort to this obvious pile of shite from thier overated cockney bellend of a manager who will be sacked before season is out when new chairman of hammers comes in.

Ed Casey
13   Posted 14/12/2007 at 15:39:13

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Did anyone read his comments after the game on Wednesday - he basically called us cheats! Apparently, we won because of our "professional" tactics!,,2226621,00.html

This report has his comments from that game - towards the bottom.


p.s. agree with Ajay - just trying to prime the ref!
El-ray Jackson
14   Posted 14/12/2007 at 16:06:30

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I fear for the Everton players this saturday, we could get a few players injured. West Ham are a bunch of dirty bastards. And they will certainly be looking for revenge. Because of what Curbs said they will be planning to play a very physical game.
Andy Callan
15   Posted 14/12/2007 at 16:22:34

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They are just mind games that managers play with each other. Remember The Waiter saying that we are a ’small’ club. Ha ha ha. Laughed my head off at that I did. Moyes has been guilty of it before and I am sure he will be again.

Never mind Curbs; the man is a dick.

Anyway, we need a win tomorrow and that will be the best come-back Everton could offer that little git.
Brian Waring
16   Posted 14/12/2007 at 16:47:52

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If he wants to talk about dirty players,he need look no further than that dirty bastard Boa Morte!Also,I know Cole was bound to say it,but did you read him saying they will be going after the win tomorrow which he feels they deserved the other night.

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