Is Right La! – Pulis gets the chop, Moyes doesn’t start well, van Dijk does not fill me with confidence

Ta Ta Tony

There’s an old saying in football, as there is in life, that West Brom fans would do well to remember today – be careful what you wish for. With Tony Pulis being sacked on Monday this now seems even more pertinent in the minds of West Brom fans. Pulis has been barracked at West Brom practically since the day he walked through the door. Now I’m by no means a Pulis-ite nor am I here to defend him in any way. In fact, I find the man to be the most insufferable prick in football and he will no doubt use this throughout the remainder of his career to moan about his harsh treatment. Still, it does seem a little unfair. He moved West Brom neither up or down, and if they aren’t moving down then surely that can’t be a bad thing for them. I mean, what do they expect really? Do they really think they have the quality in their squad to push for Europe? Maybe the problem wasn’t Pulis all along and maybe it was more the fact that a defensive manager like him shouldn’t have been given the job in the first place. None of that matters now though. West Brom will probably go down, which, I think we can all agree, is the best thing to come out of all of this.

He’s not the Moyesiah

West Ham la. They sacked Slaven Bilic and had these grand ideas that David Moyes would come in and save their season. I bet a few of the dozy bastards actually expected Moyes to come in and get them not only away from the danger of relegation, but actually into the upper echelons of the league. Well, ha fucking ha. Did anyone really think Moyes was the man for the job? If they did then they must have been living under a rock for the past 18 months. Moyes plays shithouse tactics and is not a man to motivate a side into big results. True, he did have some notable results with Everton, but he was a much different manager then with a team behind him who believed in him. Having to go in and win over a dressing room full of players low on confidence is not his forte. Not only is Moyes destined to be sacked by West Ham, but I think West Ham will not survive this season. I give it a year before they’re facing Moyes themselves, who will most likely be managing Preston North End again by then.

Virgil van Shite

Oh my god, how shit is Virgil van Dijk? It actually pains to me to believe that Jurgen Klopp is about to spend £70 million on this lad then he can’t even hold his position. Southampton came to Liverpool on Saturday and put in an abject performance as they lost 3-0. Virgil van Dijk’s was probably the most abject of them all. The Dutch centre half failed to show any positional sense for Mohamed Salah’s second and actually headed the ball into danger for Liverpool’s first. His lack of anticipation for the third goal summed up exactly why he is worth nowhere near the price Klopp is willing to pay for him. If you’re paying £70 million for a defender then they better be one of the best in the world, not bootleg John Stones with the positional sense of hamster who’s been spiked with Lucozade.

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Dean Mannion
Golden stars given to anyone who gets the wrestling references, medals given to anyone who doesn't get pissed off by what I write