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by NW5hammer
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: KUMB Match Threads
Topic: West Ham Utd 2-0 Norwich City (31/08/19)
Replies: 617
Views: 28447

Re: ⚽ West Ham United v Norwich City: Match Thread

I would be very happy with a boring but comfortable 1-0. I do like that we are set up like the Charge of the Light Brigade but a bit of controlled possession, tracking back and game management would also be welcome.
by NW5hammer
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: KUMB Match Threads
Topic: Watford 1-3 West Ham Utd (24/08/19)
Replies: 894
Views: 35682

Re: ⚽ Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

I was pleased with our summer signings but I think Watford did well with Sarr, Dawson and Welbeck.
At some point they will get their mojo back.
I will be happy if we get a point.
by NW5hammer
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hammers on Loan 2019/20
Replies: 303
Views: 21894

Re: Hammers on Loan 2019/20

Video of those two very good goals from Grady for WBA:
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by NW5hammer
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: KUMB Match Threads
Topic: Brighton & Hove Albion 1-1 West Ham Utd (17/08/19)
Replies: 1252
Views: 49449

Re: ⚽ Brighton & Hove Albion vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Surely Pelligrini has been around long enough to organise his defence? No? :? This is the bit I find generally puzzling. I am not looking for the return of BFS or even Hodgson's robot-coaching but most PL teams have much better shape without the ball. We don't seem to have trained for the basics. T...
by NW5hammer
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adrián San Miguel del Castillo
Replies: 3090
Views: 267770

Re: Adrián San Miguel del Castillo

Even more stupid injury news for Norwich: (From BBC) Norwich winger Onel Hernandez may need surgery on a knee injury he sustained slipping and falling at home. Canaries manager Daniel Farke said the 26-year-old Cuba international has suffered a suspected ACL injury and "is out for three months". Her...
by NW5hammer
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: KUMB Match Threads
Topic: Brighton & Hove Albion 1-1 West Ham Utd (17/08/19)
Replies: 1252
Views: 49449

Re: ⚽ Brighton and Hove Albion vs West Ham United: Match Thread

If Felipe and Haller are out: Fab Fredericks Balbuena Diop Cresswell (I think he'll opt for 'continuity' at LB, with Arthur to come on as sub) Rice, Wilshire (assuming he's ok, if not, Snodgrass) Fornals Lanzini Yarmelenko (I just hope he's been drilling them all week on tracking back and not giving...
by NW5hammer
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A future West Ham manager in the waiting
Replies: 148
Views: 12968

Re: A future West Ham manager in the waiting

I'm not really bothered if our manager has local connections or not.
by NW5hammer
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: KUMB Match Threads
Topic: West Ham Utd 0-5 Manchester City (10/08/19)
Replies: 1371
Views: 48413

Re: ⚽ West Ham United v Manchester City: Match Thread (10/8)

We shouldn't be a shambles. This team knows each other and the system. I'll be looking for a lot of energetic pressing and better ball retention. Of course, City will dominate possession and win, 0-2, but I'll be satisfied with a coherent, committed performance and delighted if we can score one, let...
by NW5hammer
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: KUMB Hall of Fame
Topic: The summer transfer window 2019 thread
Replies: 17170
Views: 1123727

Re: The summer transfer window 2019 thread

I like the signings we’ve made, Haller and Fornals will do well but I don’t consider it a successful window as we haven’t addressed what our main problem was last season. I think teams with any pace will just run through our midfield again and get at our back line too easily. I don’t see enough pac...
by NW5hammer
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Andy Carroll
Replies: 12020
Views: 1250526

Re: Andy Carroll

Makes sense. They'll get back any fee in shirt sales from deluded Geordies.
by NW5hammer
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not kicking a ball out for injuries
Replies: 35
Views: 3011

Re: Not kicking a ball out for injuries

Anyone who goes to matches knows this has become yet another scam. Strikers collapse to the ground when they lose the ball. For some reason professionals seem to accept this behaviour as part of the ritual but it is infuriating for spectators. If it's serious then the ref can stop the game. 95% of t...
by NW5hammer
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ben Johnson
Replies: 82
Views: 10452

Re: Ben Johnson

Full back is one of the most difficult roles in the modern game. You are expected to do everything and they are vital to the transition from attack/defence/counter plus having to fit into formational changes. They are frequently exposed by their midfield or centre backs but are expected to support b...
by NW5hammer
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Sam Byram thread
Replies: 355
Views: 45890

Re: The Sam Byram thread

The latest in a long line of little full backs at West Ham who have good technique, great attitude but simply haven't got the strength or class to step up to PL level. Really unlucky with injuries. Hope he kicks on now with Norwich.
by NW5hammer
Thu May 23, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who should you really support?
Replies: 202
Views: 8309

Re: Who should you really support?

Birth: Crystal Palace
Current location: West Ham United
by NW5hammer
Mon May 13, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Manuel Pellegrini: West Ham United’s 17th manager
Replies: 9694
Views: 536162

Re: Manuel Pellegrini West Ham United’s 17th manager

I think that he's done better than the stats alone suggest. As people have said he has had injury problems, less money than teams like Wolves, and disruptions. Clearly he is setting us up to play at a level and style that will need at least four more quality players to move us towards a serious 6/7t...
by NW5hammer
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: KUMB Match Threads
Topic: West Ham Utd 4-3 Huddersfield Town (16/03/19)
Replies: 782
Views: 32065

Re: ⚽West Ham Utd v Huddersfield Town: match thread (16/3)

Clearly the danger is that we are complacent and they play with some freedom now that they are down. We know they are well-organised and will put in a shift but we should still be able to lift our game. This is a good chance to keep ahead of Everton/Leicester and put some pressure (!) on Watford and...
by NW5hammer
Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Felipe Anderson
Replies: 1761
Views: 156560

Re: Felipe Anderson

It was obvious he was class from day one. We used to give 'foreign' players a year to get used to British football. I guess it's easier for them now because there are so many and our tactics have become more 'continental' but it's clear that he's taken time to adjust and is now finding his groove. E...
by NW5hammer
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: KUMB Match Threads
Topic: West Ham Utd 1-1 Liverpool (04/02/19)
Replies: 1166
Views: 52945

Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Liverpool: Match thread

I will be boring and go for a comfortable 0-2 win for them. It's the default result when we play this lot. I wouldn't be surprised if they get them in the first half and then coast. I'm hoping for a spirited start and some stamina but even if we played to 100% we are so short on players at the momen...
by NW5hammer
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Live Football Streaming Links 2018 - 19 Season
Replies: 645
Views: 140614

Re: Live Football Streaming Links 2018 - 19 Season

:scarfer: This Acestream link via the Subreddit is working great (sbud01 4 points · 17 minutes ago · edited 12 minutes ago HD | EN | SNWL HD Stream | MISR:1mbps | Clicks:6 NSFW | Mobile:Yes acestream://e3f2830423d365950036319eef99c9ea13e0a441" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick=...
by NW5hammer
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: KUMB Hall of Fame
Topic: Jan Transfer Window 18/19
Replies: 6110
Views: 536155

Re: Jan Transfer Window 18/19

I dont quite get the love for Shelvey. He seems like someone who hits the odd big pass or shot but doesn't really contribute all round. Not particularly astute positionally either. Can't quite see how he'd fit in with us.