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by hammer1975
Sun Jan 16, 2022 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who Will Beat Us To Top 4?
Replies: 472
Views: 34119

Re: Who Will Beat Us To Top 4?

Don’t know so much about top four but slightly conscious of wolves quietly going about their business with some decent level of consistency and getting the rub of the green on decisions, team fitness etc. hope they’re not like Southampton in the year we had Payet - everyone was so focused about fini...
by hammer1975
Sun Jan 16, 2022 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Leeds Utd: match thread
Replies: 1018
Views: 40396

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

Didn’t watch the game as had made other commitments before it was moved but sounds like West Ham played poorly in game against a team with a high press, smash and grab approach…if so, I presume it was similar to Brentford, Palace, Southampton at home? It’s becoming apparent that some of our players ...
by hammer1975
Sun Jan 16, 2022 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lukasz Fabianski signs
Replies: 763
Views: 68880

Re: Lukasz Fabianski signs

Missed the game today (thanks for moving it Sky). Saw the goals - definitely think the first and third fell in the ‘keeper could have done better’ bucket. Often if that happens with Fab he has a worldie at some other point in the game - did that happen today? Was his distribution better than the Nor...
by hammer1975
Sun Jan 16, 2022 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: January 2022 Transfer Window
Replies: 7746
Views: 1007531

Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

That Sergio Guirassy that we allegedly bid for last summer hasn’t been starting lately (although got two this weekend) and rumoured to be available and on Burnley’s list. Looks very Antonio like when I’ve watched him. Presumably he’d be affordable and allow a large chunk of the budget where we need ...
by hammer1975
Sun Jan 16, 2022 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Leeds Utd: match thread
Replies: 1018
Views: 40396

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. It’s less about the finishing for me Bubbs - more how quickly and often we end up going for the shot sometimes. Against Norwich for example there were a good few times where we...
by hammer1975
Sun Jan 16, 2022 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Leeds Utd: match thread
Replies: 1018
Views: 40396

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

I'm another with an ominous feeling about today. Our record against them has been exemplary, but they are always in the game against us. At some point, if we drop off just a little bit, they'll get something. Raphinha, along with the absent Phillips, are a couple of players I'd love to see play for...
by hammer1975
Sat Jan 15, 2022 11:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Other Games 14/1-17/1
Replies: 194
Views: 10102

Re: Other Games 14/1-17/1

Thought Digne looked decent for a 97-year-old today.
by hammer1975
Sat Jan 15, 2022 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Other Games 14/1-17/1
Replies: 194
Views: 10102

Re: Other Games 14/1-17/1

Be disappointed if that Wolves penalty was given against us
by hammer1975
Sat Jan 15, 2022 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is now a good time for the season to be suspended?
Replies: 485
Views: 31146

Re: Is now a good time for the season to be suspended?

“However, any Under-21 player who participates in a club’s FA Cup Round Three match and has not played in any other first-team competitions for the club this season will not be considered by the Board as appropriately experienced” Oh do **** off….did the self important six actually write that thems...
by hammer1975
Sat Jan 15, 2022 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: January 2022 Transfer Window
Replies: 7746
Views: 1007531

Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

We mainly want a left footed centre back because of what they’ll bring on the ball. Reading the Villa forums they think that’s the weakest part of Hause’s game (they’re also not very complementary of his actual defending). Would be an odd one imo. If PSG don’t want to loan us Diallo then exercise th...
by hammer1975
Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is now a good time for the season to be suspended?
Replies: 485
Views: 31146

Re: Is now a good time for the season to be suspended?

It’s all building up to a situation where we have every senior player bar David Martin out with COVID at the exact point that the powers-that-be decide not to grant any more postponements and we’re the first club to be told to get on with it (with genuine cause). A lot of reporting starting to sugge...
by hammer1975
Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: January 2022 Transfer Window
Replies: 7746
Views: 1007531

Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

I may be an outlier but I don’t see as much similarity between Antonio and Traore as others seem to. Certainly not in the attributes that we would benefit from anyway. I can’t see how or where Traore would fit in to the current 11 and not seen anything to suggest he could be converted to striker.
by hammer1975
Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is now a good time for the season to be suspended?
Replies: 485
Views: 31146

Re: Is now a good time for the season to be suspended?

It’ll be denied because TV are starting to get upset about cancelled games I reckon
by hammer1975
Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: January 2022 Transfer Window
Replies: 7746
Views: 1007531

Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Anyone who plays 30% of the minutes in the top flight in France, Germany, Italy or Spain automatically qualifies I think. They don't need caps or anything. Cheers Bubbs 👍🏻 In that case - I’m in, looks a better fit than half the players we’ve been linked with and I’m also won over by S-H’s giraffe c...
by hammer1975
Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: January 2022 Transfer Window
Replies: 7746
Views: 1007531

Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

bubbles1966 wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:21 pm
Latest link from France is Ludovic Ajorque - a 6'6" striker.
Looks decent on his YouTube’s - runs the channels, goals with both feet and head, gets on the end of balls across the box on the floor and in the air and links up play.

Now we’ve left Europe does he get a work permit?
by hammer1975
Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: January 2022 Transfer Window
Replies: 7746
Views: 1007531

Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Don’t know why people keep talking about Kretinsky needing to spend or put money in his pocket. He’s already invested significantly more than GSB have in the club.
by hammer1975
Thu Jan 13, 2022 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: January 2022 Transfer Window
Replies: 7746
Views: 1007531

Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

I wish someone would buy Sam Johnstone from west brom this window….just so that I don’t need to keep reading that we’re favourites for him for the next five months.
by hammer1975
Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Norwich City: rescheduled match thread
Replies: 799
Views: 68806

Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Norwich City: rescheduled match thread

Great result Thought Bowen terrorised them. Fornals really has the bit between his teeth, great to see Cresswell back, great save from Fab, Antonio kept two of them busy a lot of the time and Vlasic had a really good first half. Flip side - we need to be more clinical as we looked like we were tryin...
by hammer1975
Tue Jan 11, 2022 10:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: January 2022 Transfer Window
Replies: 7746
Views: 1007531

Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Still marvelling at that Hickey stat of 0.1 crosses per game. Am I right in thinking that means he crosses it once every ten games? The sense of occasion when it happens must be brilliant. Like one of those tropical flowers that only bloom once a decade. :crylol: Hate to think how they work out a c...
by hammer1975
Tue Jan 11, 2022 10:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Norwich City: rescheduled match thread
Replies: 799
Views: 68806

Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Norwich City: rescheduled match thread

I think we may see a bit of rotation personally. Fornals to start and Antonio on the bench I reckon - with Bowen pushed up front. Wouldn’t even be surprised to see Masuaku and Johnson as full backs if Coufal isn’t available and perhaps Nobes to play a part. I know many don’t like ‘must win’ but we n...