I'm not saying in any shape or form that Emery was a fantastic manager. I'm not saying in the slightest that he shouldn't have been sacked, in fact I've stated the exact opposite that he SHOULD have been sacked without doubt. What I'm arguing is anyone that doesn't like Emery, if anyone was not pleased with the results/performances that Emery presided over THEN THEY HAVE TO BE CONSISTENT AND ALL DO THE SAME FOR ARTETA. I literally said that in my opening reply here:
xPts models had Liverpool last season,(the PL champions at a canter without a shadow of doubt, earliest team to the win the title and the biggest margin between 1st and 2nd when they did it, and anyone that disagrees is a massive spacker) as should have finished distant 2nd less, than a point above Lampards dreadful, dreadful Chelsea side.....
According to he model YOU'RE using to making these claims, West Ham are outperforming their xPts by 5.43 points. You've just deemed that a big enough overperformance to warrant calling them a "form team". But the likes of Leicester and Everton, two teams you're using a proof of the strength of the league this season compared to Emery's are actually outperforming their xPts by 7.93 and 7.94 respectively. So by YOUR OWN standard, Leicester and Everton are bigger "form teams" than West Ham, so again by YOUR OWN standards that's 3 teams that must to be classed as "form teams".
So even by your own ignorant rational that leaves just Leeds and Villa as "new" competition this season compared to Wolves and Sp**s that Emery was competing with in his 1st season...Oooooh such a strong league....
I don't ignore 14, I mention that I was very much on the fence or ready to give up on him after those 14 games, but that there's been a clear reverse in trend since those games, where we were paying for very poor summer planning (the same summer planning, funnily enough, that many of the geniuses on here, who are now slating Arteta, "applauded"--the majority of the forum wanted to tell me that getting Thomas was more important than a 10, let's not forget...).
(This is relevant, of course, because, ahem, context: up until Arteta installed ESR in the lineup, and after the poor summer planning, I was very much doubting him too as manager; since then he has convinced me).
Where? Because once did you mention that at all in the paragraph you made about those ignoring those 14 games.
Why would they think twice? I don't think they are going to sell unless more money offered.
Can't see them entertaining £1.8b if that is the offer. Would need to be double that imo. Interesting to see if Dangote get involved, or makes a move after the first bid.
Well thank god that your not a billionaire eh. How? You think kroenke is going to accept 1.8b like? It will need to be a much higher offer to tempt him.Double that?! That's crazy talk. If Stan turned round and said I want 3.6 billion I'd tell him to do one.
I have seen 2b branded about and according to forbes last month the value is 2.8b so god knows, between 2-3 roughly would be the cost. Still can't see him selling though unfortunately, unless something silly came in or if the protests went to another level if you like. Lets hope.I dont think he will accept 1.8 nah, but between 2.2-2.5 would rightly get it done with pressure.