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by bubbles1966
Sun Jan 16, 2022 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Leeds Utd: match thread
Replies: 1018
Views: 40683

Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Leeds Utd: match thread

For those who like their XG - Understat called it : WHU 2.35- LUFC 2.27
by bubbles1966
Sun Jan 16, 2022 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Leeds Utd: match thread
Replies: 1018
Views: 40683

Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Leeds Utd: match thread

Am I the only one that doesn’t think Bowen’s chance was that easy? It was pelted at him and he didn’t have a chance to head or kick it. No. I think he's tried to chest/left-shoulder it in because the ball has arrived at an angle slightly behind his run where he's unable to head it goal-wards. Good ...
by bubbles1966
Sun Jan 16, 2022 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Leeds Utd: match thread
Replies: 1018
Views: 40683

Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Leeds Utd: match thread

I'll lob a grenade in....the back three last week (Areola, Fredericks, Johnson) are/were more suited to playing this lot, and we wouldn't have lost if they had played instead.
by bubbles1966
Sun Jan 16, 2022 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ✍ Nikola Vlasic
Replies: 727
Views: 74591

Re: ✍ Nikola Vlasic

I don't see this fella as being suitable in a wide position in a sort of 4-2-3-1 set up where he's required to put in a very physical, defensive shift.
by bubbles1966
Sun Jan 16, 2022 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who Will Beat Us To Top 4?
Replies: 472
Views: 34139

Re: Who Will Beat Us To Top 4?

Today's result was a stinker but sort of foreseeable. I sensed it with the 3/4 of the defensive heart of the team being absent and I knew that Moyes would stick with a team that turned in a pretty laboured and unconvincing performance on Wednesday. It's true that we're slightly shooting ourselves in...
by bubbles1966
Sun Jan 16, 2022 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: January 2022 Transfer Window
Replies: 7748
Views: 1008203

Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

So we just dont sign anyone at one end cos we have this substandard defence? It depends on the available resources. If we can't have everything, we will need to prioritise. We score goals. Loads of them. Champions League standard amounts. Yet we cannot defend and concede far too many. We are bottom...
by bubbles1966
Sun Jan 16, 2022 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Leeds Utd: match thread
Replies: 1018
Views: 40683

Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Leeds Utd: match thread

Crouchend_Hammer wrote:
Sun Jan 16, 2022 4:28 pm
I think q draw would have been a fair result as we had enough chances
Never in a million - they were better than us almost from start to finish.

Energetic, pacy , aggressive.

Lucky it was only one.
by bubbles1966
Sun Jan 16, 2022 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: January 2022 Transfer Window
Replies: 7748
Views: 1008203

Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Cos we dont have enough forwards. We just don't, not ones you'd want to see playing. Problems are problems, hiding behind others is just a nonsense. Some are much lower priority than others. If we're scoring at the rate we are, and we are conceding at the rate we are - it's clearly the defensive si...
by bubbles1966
Sun Jan 16, 2022 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: January 2022 Transfer Window
Replies: 7748
Views: 1008203

Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

DannyboyDJL wrote:
Sun Jan 16, 2022 4:13 pm
Antonio hits a point where it just starts bouncing off him, which heaps pressure on the defence. Fresh legs keep us up the pitch.
The only reason we are chasing a game is because we concede too many goals.
by bubbles1966
Sun Jan 16, 2022 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: January 2022 Transfer Window
Replies: 7748
Views: 1008203

Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

We scored two again today and people are still wittering on about strikers? :shock:
by bubbles1966
Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Leeds Utd: match thread
Replies: 1018
Views: 40683

Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Leeds Utd: match thread

Morocco Mole wrote:
Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:21 pm
Patience must be running out with Vlasic. I don’t see 30 million quid….
Never a wide attacker.

God knows how bad Kral must look in training.
by bubbles1966
Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Leeds Utd: match thread
Replies: 1018
Views: 40683

Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Leeds Utd: match thread

That was Vlasic losing the ball, and there being no structure in the midfield.

Raphinha has murdered our left.
by bubbles1966
Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Leeds Utd: match thread
Replies: 1018
Views: 40683

Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Leeds Utd: match thread

Not great defensively here and naff all on the bench to do anything about it. Feels like we need Dec to sit because of the counter, but he’s also beating men going forward. Fornals has picked some lovely passes. Not sure we’ve seen enough of Bowen on the wing, and he’s lost the ball poorly on a few...
by bubbles1966
Sun Jan 16, 2022 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Leeds Utd: match thread
Replies: 1018
Views: 40683

Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Leeds Utd: match thread

They don't look any more "leggy" than normal imo; they are naturally short of pace. I'd expect a double substitution - probably involving two of Vlasic, Lanzini and Fornals. The full backs last week were much better. We look ragged, indisciplined, unbalanced, vulnerable and bereft of compo...
by bubbles1966
Sun Jan 16, 2022 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Leeds Utd: match thread
Replies: 1018
Views: 40683

Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Leeds Utd: match thread

The central midfield is an abomination. Proper bad old days job without Soucek.
by bubbles1966
Sun Jan 16, 2022 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Leeds Utd: match thread
Replies: 1018
Views: 40683

Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Leeds Utd: match thread

Missing the balance Soucek gives us again.
by bubbles1966
Sun Jan 16, 2022 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Leeds Utd: match thread
Replies: 1018
Views: 40683

Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Leeds Utd: match thread

There's half a dozen senior pros on the bench; Fredericks burned them last week with pace, Arfur set up a goal in the week. We can change it up if need be.

There's a huge Soucek sized hole in the middle of the team though.
by bubbles1966
Sun Jan 16, 2022 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Leeds Utd: match thread
Replies: 1018
Views: 40683

Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Leeds Utd: match thread

bonzosbeard wrote:
Sun Jan 16, 2022 1:07 pm
Anyone care to post team please?
West Ham XI: Fabianski; Coufal, Dawson, Diop, Cresswell; Rice, Lanzini; Bowen, Vlasic, Fornals; Antonio.

#WHUFC subs: Areola, Fredericks, Masuaku, Johnson, Alese, Kral, Perkins, Okoflex, Yarmolenko.
by bubbles1966
Sun Jan 16, 2022 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: January 2022 Transfer Window
Replies: 7748
Views: 1008203

Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

It took clubs like Chelsea and Man City a little while to make the money work. Newcastle will be eyeing the same model. Stay up, target European Football, buy the best players from the clubs around them. Get in CL, then ratchet it up again. In regard to us, making 4th would probably push the club to...
by bubbles1966
Sun Jan 16, 2022 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Leeds Utd: match thread
Replies: 1018
Views: 40683

Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Leeds Utd: match thread

This thing about clinical finishing - we score roughly once every seven attempts. Leeds are closer to once every fourteen.