South of Metulla-North of Eilat
Teams: Ipswich Town, Hapoel Jerusalem
Originally Posted by Ariksan
West Ham is a big team and has one of the largest fanbases in London. And for that matter, West Ham has for more tradition than Chelsea for example. And finally with a talented young squad full of players on the up that will be England internationals very soon once the Swede is gone things are looking very bright indeed. Every player leaving West Ham now is a fool. This team is going to win things very soon.
Besides, who would he play for? His playstyle doesn't fit Liverpool nor Chelsea nor Manure.
Even Berkovic now regrets leaving the Irons back in his days.
I agree. What exactly is a "big" team? In the past it was strictly based on how good your youth system was and how many of your own players you could raise. Westham BTW are excellent at that. The club that I support in England, Ipswich Town have a very good academy where they also raise their players. For me Ipswich are a big team. For others, everything is based only on money to define a "big" team. If Abromovich were to buy Rushden and Diamonds tomorrow they would also be a "big" team. Makes very little impression on me...
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