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by traxop
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ Burnley FC v West Ham United: Match thread (09/11)
Replies: 723
Views: 26260

Re: ⚽ Burnley FC v West Ham United: Match thread (09/11)

The fact we can all tell how the play starting from the back is going to develop really says it all. It starts with Diop looking ruefully ahead and if Cresswell isn't free, he turns and passes back to Roberto who dutifully punts possession away. Now if Cresswell is free, he shovels the pass to Ander...
by traxop
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ Burnley FC v West Ham United: Match thread (09/11)
Replies: 723
Views: 26260

Re: ⚽ Burnley FC v West Ham United: Match thread (09/11)

Can't wait to get Reid back into the team, but in the meantime, Oggy should come back in. None of our CBs seem to understand how to position themselves for a simple clearance. That was Reid's and Collin's bread and butter. Their positioning is so bad that they weren't even able to set themselves to ...
by traxop
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ Burnley FC v West Ham United: Match thread (09/11)
Replies: 723
Views: 26260

Re: ⚽ Burnley FC v West Ham United: Match thread (09/11)

Reid cannot come back soon enough, in the meantime Oggy needs to come back into the side. None of the CBs know how to get in position for a simple clearance.
by traxop
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ Burnley FC v West Ham United: Match thread (09/11)
Replies: 723
Views: 26260

Re: ⚽ Burnley FC v West Ham United: Match thread (09/11)

I'm sorry to say, but this lack of fluidity starts with Roberto and Rice, Roberto with his poor distribution and Rice with his repeated unwillingness to move the ball through the middle. FFS Rice, stop shoveling the ball to the flanks when they are under pressure. The one time Rice was in position t...
by traxop
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ Burnley FC v West Ham United: Match thread (09/11)
Replies: 723
Views: 26260

Re: ⚽ Burnley FC v West Ham United: Match thread (09/11)

I'm sorry to say, but this lack of fluidity starts with Roberto and Rice, Roberto with his poor distribution and Rice with his repeated unwillingness to move the ball through the middle. FFS Rice, stop shoveling the ball to the flanks when they are under pressure. The one time Rice was in position t...
by traxop
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ Burnley FC v West Ham United: Match thread (09/11)
Replies: 723
Views: 26260

Re: ⚽ Burnley FC v West Ham United: Match thread (09/11)

Well, hopefully the last few weeks of humbling performances has weened us of the idea that all our attacking players need to track back all the time. People need to stop viewing it as some sort of an ultimate act of 'phauson'. I don't have a problem with the slow build up in the first few weeks, but...
by traxop
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ West Ham United v Newcastle United: Match thread (2/11)
Replies: 704
Views: 24647

Re: ⚽ West Ham United v Newcastle United: Match thread (2/11)

I also don't get Rice's rigid positioning the last few games. Just like in the Everton game, when it was clear they were channeling all their attacking play on the flanks and yet Rice never tries to help the fullbacks double up on the attacker. It's better to commit to one side when you know that's ...
by traxop
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ West Ham United v Newcastle United: Match thread (2/11)
Replies: 704
Views: 24647

Re: ⚽ West Ham United v Newcastle United: Match thread (2/11)

Need to start either Fornals or Lanzini in the middle next week, otherwise let Anderson the freedom to drift into a central role(attacking into the box) with perhaps Masuakau overlapping(Cresswell doesn't want to make runs anymore). Either way we need someone as a central option, Snodgrass, Noble an...
by traxop
Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ West Ham United v Newcastle United: Match thread (2/11)
Replies: 704
Views: 24647

Re: ⚽ West Ham United v Newcastle United: Match thread (2/11)

Snodgrass and Noble are either showing no movement when they are in the middle of the park(just anchoring themselves next to their opposition but frustratingly just behind the first line of their defense - so they can't receive) or in the case of Snodgrass drifting out too wide and crowding out Ande...
by traxop
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ West Ham United v Sheffield United: Match thread (26/10)
Replies: 723
Views: 26039

Re: ⚽ West Ham United v Sheffield United: Match thread (26/10)

Don't get me started on the throw-ins. Yes, the movement is terrible but i'm also convinced that one of the biggest downsides of the athletics bowl is the length of time it takes the ball-boys to return the ball to the thrower. By the time this is done the opposition defense is set, making the quic...
by traxop
Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ West Ham United v Sheffield United: Match thread (26/10)
Replies: 723
Views: 26039

Re: ⚽ West Ham United v Sheffield United: Match thread (26/10)

Wouldn't it be nice to have the rub of the green and play one-fifth of our games against 10 men. With our luck, we'll probably be awarded a penalty only for Noble fluff his lines and then Ogbonna gets finally gets called for being too 'handsy' in the box by the ref. to really turn it around :thdn: .
by traxop
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ West Ham United v Sheffield United: Match thread (26/10)
Replies: 723
Views: 26039

Re: ⚽ West Ham United v Sheffield United: Match thread (26/10)

We need to come out all guns blazing. You do not beat a team that is organised defensively but strolling around in midfield and trying to walk the ball into penalty area. I agree we need to come out blazing - in defense without the ball, but I had no problems with the way we try to walk the ball in...
by traxop
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ Everton v West Ham United: Match Thread
Replies: 884
Views: 27017

Re: ⚽ Everton v West Ham United: Match Thread

...... and you know what ? Just about every team has one of these except us. For some totally unforeseen reason, we just cannot see the need, or the point. We must sign so called flair players, because we're West Ham and we must always try and get to the front foot, but in football, the other team ...
by traxop
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ Everton v West Ham United: Match Thread
Replies: 884
Views: 27017

Re: ⚽ Everton v West Ham United: Match Thread

It's been a long time since I've seen a game where we had no redeemable qualities, even our throw-ins were poor. Why do Cresswell, Fredericks and Masuakau take so long to take the throw-in. Why haven't we taken advantage of quick throw-ins to players moving into position? By the end of today's game,...
by traxop
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ Everton v West Ham United: Match Thread
Replies: 884
Views: 27017

Re: ⚽ Everton v West Ham United: Match Thread

Have to ask questions now of Pellers and the team. A team that can't defend set pieces and we didn't have a set piece until the 2nd half iirc. That's a worrying lack of awareness of the oppositions frailties. We weren't in control with ball long enough in their third to even initiate a pass out wid...
by traxop
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ Everton v West Ham United: Match Thread
Replies: 884
Views: 27017

Re: ⚽ Everton v West Ham United: Match Thread

Rice has just been desperately poor today. I can only hope that's down to his recent illness.

It's almost pointless raging on the likes of Fornals, Haller and Anderson if there's no midfield base to build from.
by traxop
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ Everton v West Ham United: Match Thread
Replies: 884
Views: 27017

Re: ⚽ Everton v West Ham United: Match Thread

Rice has just been desperately poor today. I can only hope that's down to his recent illness.

It's almost pointless raging on the likes of Fornals, Haller and Anderson if there's no midfield base to build from.
by traxop
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ Everton v West Ham United: Match Thread
Replies: 884
Views: 27017

Re: ⚽ Everton v West Ham United: Match Thread

I can't believe I'm saying this but given how poor we've been in that first half and still only 1 goal down, we can still win the game if we raise our performance to a tad below average. I'll be happy to see Whilshere coming on just so we can have a semblance of control going forwards. Really don't ...
by traxop
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ Everton v West Ham United: Match Thread
Replies: 884
Views: 27017

Re: ⚽ Everton v West Ham United: Match Thread

Can't believe it has taken Fredericks to make that run up the middle to get some go-forward momentum. That should be what Noble and Rice needs to be doing - spotting the space forward and taking it.