West Ham Utd 1 Bolton 1 (04/11/07)

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West Ham Utd 1 Bolton 1 (04/11/07)

Postby Scaloni Is The Messiah on Tue Oct 30, 2007 11:41 pm

By my reckoning, we now have 12 fit outfield players (14 if you include Reid and Collison). I can't remember anything like this.

Therefore, the most depleted West Ham side ever, presuming none of the thirteen casualties recover in time, should be, imo...

...................................Green.......................................
Neill..................Gabbidon......Upson................McCartney
Solano..............Bowyer.........Boa Morte.........Etherington
........................Camara........Cole.................................

Subs: Wright, Spector, Paintsil, Collison/Sears, Reid

That said, I think we can win, as that's still a reasonable starting XI. I'm going 1-0, unless there are further injuries this week.
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Postby kenthammer on Tue Oct 30, 2007 11:55 pm

going to need us all behind them on sunday big time :crest:
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Postby rare as rockinghorse shat on Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:01 am

Have to say Scaloni, that midfield would get ripped apart without a defensive minded player.
I'm sure Noble or Mullins will be back.

Worst comes to worst, I'd play Neill in there.
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Postby davids cross on Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:04 am

If thats the team I would swap Boa and Solanos positions.
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Postby Scaloni Is The Messiah on Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:05 am

rare as rockinghorse shat wrote:Have to say Scaloni, that midfield would get ripped apart without a defensive minded player.
I'm sure Noble or Mullins will be back.

Worst comes to worst, I'd play Neill in there.


Well, obviously, if Noble or Mullins are fit (or Quashie, for that matter) they've got to play. Suppose Neill or Spector could play DM, with the other at RB. It's not something I want to think about, though.
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Postby Viking_Hammer on Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:06 am

rare as rockinghorse shat wrote:Have to say Scaloni, that midfield would get ripped apart without a defensive minded player.
I'm sure Noble or Mullins will be back.

Worst comes to worst, I'd play Neill in there.


What about Spector? :lol:

Though he didn´t do all that bad tonight :shock:
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Postby Hugh Jargon on Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:09 am

Might be a time to chuck some kids in. Don't follow the youngsters, not sure who will be heading the queue :?
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Postby rare as rockinghorse shat on Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:12 am

Hugh Jargon wrote:Might be a time to chuck some kids in. Don't follow the youngsters, not sure who will be heading the queue :?


Could do that mate.
I mean I know it's a league game, but with the injuries it's a game to nothing and we could stumble across a gem.

Tomkins looks a comfortable defender on the ball, if fit perhaps he can make the squad?
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Postby Porfirio on Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:17 am

Hugh Jargon wrote:Might be a time to chuck some kids in. Don't follow the youngsters, not sure who will be heading the queue :?


given how poor etherington was tonight and Curbs still wouldn't put Reid on you have to wonder if he rates him at all.
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Postby Scaloni Is The Messiah on Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:19 am

rare as rockinghorse shat wrote:Tomkins looks a comfortable defender on the ball, if fit perhaps he can make the squad?

Last I heard, guess what?


He's injured. :lol:
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Postby Scaloni Is The Messiah on Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:20 am

Porfirio wrote:given how poor etherington was tonight and Curbs still wouldn't put Reid on you have to wonder if he rates him at all.


Was Etherington that poor? Thought he was our only player with any sort of creativity, to be honest. You could actually see on his face as he went to cross it the frustration at nobody being in the box a few times, though, which was funny.
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Postby Porfirio on Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:25 am

Scaloni Is The Messiah wrote:
Porfirio wrote:given how poor etherington was tonight and Curbs still wouldn't put Reid on you have to wonder if he rates him at all.


Was Etherington that poor? Thought he was our only player with any sort of creativity, to be honest. You could actually see on his face as he went to cross it the frustration at nobody being in the box a few times, though, which was funny.


Lacking defensively, gave the ball away cheaply quite often. The coventry goal did seem to wake him (and a few others) up. But if he'd been halfway decent tonight he would have forced Misfud to do far more tracking back which would have stopped one of Coventry's main outlets.
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Postby rare as rockinghorse shat on Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:30 am

Scaloni Is The Messiah wrote:
rare as rockinghorse shat wrote:Tomkins looks a comfortable defender on the ball, if fit perhaps he can make the squad?

Last I heard, guess what?


He's injured. :lol:


I thought that as I was typing it to be honest :lol:
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Postby Memorial Ground on Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:52 am

I think Spector did well tonight. I'd have him for LBM. Different roles but LBM was **** tonight.
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Postby Memorial Ground on Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:55 am

Actually I wouldn't do that, but he did do well tonight
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Postby Gnome on Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:57 am

Of that starting line-up Bowyer was also hobbling!
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Postby John Simkin on Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:43 am

I think it is vital that we win the midfield battle on Sunday. I therefore would play 4-3-3 with Boa Morte and Etherington playing wide. They are both very good at getting back and helping the full backs. The problem last night was getting midfielders up to help Cole. The situation was not helped when Noble went off injured. If he is not fit on Sunday, maybe Spector can play this role. He had a couple of runs forward and appears to have the speed and energy to do it. If Mullins is not fit I would play Pansil instead of Solarno. I know he was not very good last night against Coventry but we need another defensive-minded player in the midfield. Solarno can be brought on if need someone to unlock the Bolton defence in the second half. I would also bring on Camara from the subs bench. It is very difficult for the lone striker to play 90 minutes.
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Postby w4hammer on Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:57 am

Porfirio wrote:
Scaloni Is The Messiah wrote:
Porfirio wrote:given how poor etherington was tonight and Curbs still wouldn't put Reid on you have to wonder if he rates him at all.


Was Etherington that poor? Thought he was our only player with any sort of creativity, to be honest. You could actually see on his face as he went to cross it the frustration at nobody being in the box a few times, though, which was funny.


Lacking defensively, gave the ball away cheaply quite often. The coventry goal did seem to wake him (and a few others) up. But if he'd been halfway decent tonight he would have forced Misfud to do far more tracking back which would have stopped one of Coventry's main outlets.


i make you right.. a very frustrating,and all too similar one, from matty.. defensivley he was always a pace or three away, didnt show as an outlet for ringo, and never really got away..did better towards the end of the second half, but against championship fodder, should have done better
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Postby Croydon on Wed Oct 31, 2007 9:03 am

Scaloni Is The Messiah wrote:
Porfirio wrote:given how poor etherington was tonight and Curbs still wouldn't put Reid on you have to wonder if he rates him at all.


Was Etherington that poor? Thought he was our only player with any sort of creativity, to be honest. You could actually see on his face as he went to cross it the frustration at nobody being in the box a few times, though, which was funny.


:thup: Totally agree.
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Postby Dublin Iron on Wed Oct 31, 2007 9:12 am

Pity our next two games are ones we should win convincingly.
With our injuries these games are now loseable.

If we are going to lose due to lack of players - I'd prefer to lose against teams we'd struggle to take points from when we're fully fit.
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