The Official West Ham United Thread. Vol 2

The Official West Ham United Thread. Vol 2

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coldel

2,449 posts

85 months

Saturday 5th January
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pincher said:
Odd reaction from AC after his goal - wonder if it was a sense of relief after being laughed at for 70-odd minutes or whether he knew it might be the last goal he is likely to score for us, before leaving before the end of the transfer window?


He looked very short of confidence and (understandably) off the pace. Almost looks as if he is reluctant to throw himself into some of the challenges he has done previously, in case he gets injured. Psychological?

He just doesn’t suit our style of football any more, so I wouldn’t be too disappointed if he was moved on. The only problem is that Perez isn’t a good enough backup for Arnie, so we’d have to dip into the market again.

Thought Diangana looked good today - still needs to beef up a bit but I’m sure that will come with time. Was also quite impressed with young Silva - definite potential there.

Nasri still got it - think he will be good for us when he gets a bit fitter.
It was embarrassing watching Carroll, where we try to play fast football his lack of pace is shown up quite badly. A few times crosses went in and he wasn't even close to getting on the end of it. In one instance we attacked down the right in the second half, put a decent cross in and their defence cleared it about 10 yards outside their own box to be picked up by Carroll, he was so slow keeping up with the attack he hadn't even made it into the box. It just appeared the game was just played around him...I think the puffed out cheeks was because moments before when one on one with the keeper he made a hash of it more than anything and ran the ball out of play...

TCEvo

6,404 posts

141 months

Sunday 6th January
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Neufville on loan at Newport looks a decent prospect biggrin

pincher

5,445 posts

156 months

Sunday 6th January
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sjc said:
Heads up it’s the Bicknacre meet the Saturday after !
Are you going to this or the Arsenal game?

sjc

10,624 posts

209 months

Sunday 6th January
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pincher said:
sjc said:
Heads up it’s the Bicknacre meet the Saturday after !
Are you going to this or the Arsenal game?
Hoping to do both but might be tight.
Will depend on timings of trains and whether I go from Chelmsford or south woodham .. West Ham will always win over though !

pincher

5,445 posts

156 months

Monday 7th January
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Good man. Logistically, I’ve got no chance of doing both, so the garden centre car park will have to wait another month smile
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coldel

2,449 posts

85 months

Monday 7th January
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Anyone notice the U-23s win against Man City? 5-1 I think it was, but apparently there is some 15 year old winger/striker playing, he scored in that game and in his only other previous U-23 game. Amado Diallo he is called, playing against players potentially 8 years older than him!

TCEvo

6,404 posts

141 months

Monday 7th January
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coldel said:
Anyone notice the U-23s win against Man City? 5-1 I think it was, but apparently there is some 15 year old winger/striker playing, he scored in that game and in his only other previous U-23 game. Amado Diallo he is called, playing against players potentially 8 years older than him!
Just watched the highlights clip that's on the website - very impressive, WH's third goal in particular was great.

Unusual scoreline v Cittee regardless of level.

That City reserve stadium is quite something.

TCEvo

6,404 posts

141 months

Monday 7th January
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Wimbledon away in next round. Played them last season.

RichB

41,299 posts

223 months

Monday 7th January
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Not a bad draw, AFC Wimbledon are bottom of League 1 so not playing well...

p.s. This season, it was the League Cup beat them 3:1

BrabusMog

13,294 posts

125 months

Monday 7th January
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Happy with that draw, should be a good game.

coldel

2,449 posts

85 months

Monday 7th January
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I hope we dont put out too weakened a side, we have form with lower league teams, be a shame to pass up an opportunity to progress another round.

BrabusMog

13,294 posts

125 months

Monday 7th January
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I hope we will be going for it. I should be able to get a ticket, so I hope we do!

TCEvo

6,404 posts

141 months

Tuesday 8th January
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RichB said:
Not a bad draw, AFC Wimbledon are bottom of League 1 so not playing well...

p.s. This season, it was the League Cup beat them 3:1
Cheers - had totally forgotten about that game.

Typically they scored first & then had someone sent off before we scored three in the second half.

Game's showing as a 15:00 KO on Sat 26th so won't be on TV - although maybe it'll be one that gets shifted.

coldel

2,449 posts

85 months

Tuesday 8th January
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TCEvo said:
RichB said:
Not a bad draw, AFC Wimbledon are bottom of League 1 so not playing well...

p.s. This season, it was the League Cup beat them 3:1
Cheers - had totally forgotten about that game.

Typically they scored first & then had someone sent off before we scored three in the second half.

Game's showing as a 15:00 KO on Sat 26th so won't be on TV - although maybe it'll be one that gets shifted.
Given the last four names out the hat last night were Arsenal, Palace, Spurs and Man Utd would be surprised if we were shown. If it were Sky I am sure they would show us, they love to only show our games where historically we get a thumping, how many times have Liverpool West Ham been the live match!

TCEvo

6,404 posts

141 months

Tuesday 8th January
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coldel said:
Given the last four names out the hat last night were Arsenal, Palace, Spurs and Man Utd would be surprised if we were shown. If it were Sky I am sure they would show us, they love to only show our games where historically we get a thumping, how many times have Liverpool West Ham been the live match!
True - might be a BBC one though & televised. I'll be coming back from skiing on the Saturday so I hope it's moved for TV to the Sunday.

BrabusMog

13,294 posts

125 months

Tuesday 8th January
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TCEvo said:
coldel said:
Given the last four names out the hat last night were Arsenal, Palace, Spurs and Man Utd would be surprised if we were shown. If it were Sky I am sure they would show us, they love to only show our games where historically we get a thumping, how many times have Liverpool West Ham been the live match!
True - might be a BBC one though & televised. I'll be coming back from skiing on the Saturday so I hope it's moved for TV to the Sunday.
Where you going skiing?

TCEvo

6,404 posts

141 months

Tuesday 8th January
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BrabusMog said:
Where you going skiing?
Valmeinier - same as usual in Jan; looks like plenty of snow again woohoo

bad company

9,813 posts

205 months

Tuesday 8th January
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TCEvo said:
Wimbledon away in next round. Played them last season.
I hate playing Wimbledon. In they’re previous entity they were one of the teams who beat us from 0-3 down.

TCEvo

6,404 posts

141 months

Tuesday 8th January
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bad company said:
TCEvo said:
Wimbledon away in next round. Played them last season.
I hate playing Wimbledon. In they’re previous entity they were one of the teams who beat us from 0-3 down.
Not all bad though: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwL-QDZg2BYsmokin


bad company

9,813 posts

205 months

Tuesday 8th January
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TCEvo said:
Sadly I can’t view YouTube for a while. I’m relying on ships WiFi which isn’t great.