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by Ethanadict
Tue Jan 18, 2022 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sonny Perkins
Replies: 175
Views: 20059

Re: Sonny Perkins

Are we not reading a bit too much into this? We're 3-2 down, 5 minutes to go, and we have a raw England U18 striker on the bench who's a bit an unknown quantity. The decision didn't work out, but he's hardly the first manager to roll the dice throwing on a young striker in the final few minutes of a...
by Ethanadict
Tue Jan 18, 2022 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Leeds Utd: match thread
Replies: 1100
Views: 51385

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

I think it speaks volumes of how far we have come over the last two years, that we are so disappointed by a narrow loss to Leeds Utd. That said, it was a pretty poor performance. The biggest mystery were the substitutions, the 1st one particularly. I'd have gone with Yamolenko, move Bowen into the ...
by Ethanadict
Tue Jan 18, 2022 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: January 2022 Transfer Window
Replies: 11095
Views: 1295151

Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

So do I. I am sure he is gutted it hasn’t worked out for him so far more than anyone. I personally don’t think he’s played particularly bad when he has played in the Cups. But Moyes watches him train far more than I do. And with the excellent eye for a player he has demonstrated throughout his mana...
by Ethanadict
Sun Jan 16, 2022 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Leeds Utd: match thread
Replies: 1100
Views: 51385

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

I think a huge factor today was the midweek game we had that they didn’t. Time and time again today, our defenders looked short of options to pass to. The balls played up front to Fornals, Vlasic and Antonio were won far too often by Leeds, who then pounced on us, with our players left trailing in t...
by Ethanadict
Sun Jan 16, 2022 10:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: January 2022 Transfer Window
Replies: 11095
Views: 1295151

Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

I don’t blame our team against Leeds today, they just looked a bit tired compared to Leeds who looked a little fresher having not played midweek. Which goes to show how much we miss a little bit of squad depth. Our bench looked very light today, maybe the weakest all season, considering Benny away, ...
by Ethanadict
Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Norwich City: rescheduled match thread
Replies: 799
Views: 69494

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

S-H wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 2:04 pm
I would normally take great pleasure in reading the OV..

However..

I just feel sorry for them..
Funnily enough S-H that's exactly what I was about to post. Taking pleasure in their defeat feels a bit like clubbing a seal.
by Ethanadict
Fri Jan 14, 2022 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Leeds Utd: match thread
Replies: 1100
Views: 51385

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

ageing hammer wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:11 pm
For this game I am going :

---------------fabianski

----coufal--- dawson--- diop--- cresswell

----------- soucek ------Rice

-----bowen----- lanzini ----- fornals

----------------antonio
Yes, this.
by Ethanadict
Wed Jan 12, 2022 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Norwich City: rescheduled match thread
Replies: 799
Views: 69494

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

Same here. I've got a lot of pent up opinions that the world needs to hear. Ha ha, it’s really frustrating isn’t it, when you’ve got something you’re bursting to say, and then “computer says no”?! Really hope the Mods can sort this issue out. I thought it was fixed this week but I had the issue aga...
by Ethanadict
Wed Jan 12, 2022 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Norwich City: rescheduled match thread
Replies: 799
Views: 69494

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

6 points behind Chelsea. I’m not entirely sure people realise how far we’ve come in the last few years and that’s me included. You’re right. It’s incredible. It’s not that long ago we were struggling against relegation and the transformation must be the biggest shift since Leicester won the Premier...
by Ethanadict
Wed Jan 12, 2022 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Norwich City: rescheduled match thread
Replies: 799
Views: 69494

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

Pete647580 wrote:
Wed Jan 12, 2022 9:54 pm
Watching bits of replay. Bowen looks like he has real striker's instincts. And he's improving all the time.
He was top scorer in the Championship when we signed him, playing for Hull who weren’t doing so well.

He certainly has a striker’s instincts.
by Ethanadict
Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:46 pm
Forum: West Ham United FC Match Threads
Topic: FAC3 West Ham Utd 2-0 Leeds Utd (9/1/22)
Replies: 585
Views: 73946

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

Reading the OV you'd think the result was only about bad refereeing and West Ham diving. I honestly don't remember one dive from West Ham except the Vlasic one early on, and although he claimed it, I think he slipped over rather than dived. I suppose we'd be bleating if the first goal was given agai...
by Ethanadict
Mon Jan 10, 2022 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: January 2022 Transfer Window
Replies: 11095
Views: 1295151

Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

It’s not Lingard’s decision though. He’s under contract and Man U seem to be bloody mindedly occasionally using him as they see fit, not caring if there’s no real sell on value, now or in the Summer. They might sell him to us after we play them. I think it’s more likely he will stay with them and se...
by Ethanadict
Mon Jan 10, 2022 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: January 2022 Transfer Window
Replies: 11095
Views: 1295151

Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Wilko1304 wrote:
Mon Jan 10, 2022 2:06 pm
Cresswell can be improved upon. And he’s 32 (43 next season) …
Crikey, professional football is more stressful than I thought.
by Ethanadict
Mon Jan 10, 2022 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Declan Rice
Replies: 6705
Views: 582876

Re: Declan Rice

Who was the last world class player that stayed with his club and not leave for a team challenging for leagues and trophies? I genuinely can't think of one. Sir Trevor Brooking was one of the first names on the England team sheet, and he stayed with West Ham when we were relegated and then helped t...
by Ethanadict
Mon Jan 10, 2022 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ✍ Nikola Vlasic
Replies: 762
Views: 76678

Re: ✍ Nikola Vlasic

Moysie liked what he saw. https://www.kumb.com/story.php?id=136605 That’s really great to read. When Moyes talks up a players effort and work rate, you know they must be trying their heart out. He also rightly points out his age, he’s only 24. He’s got ability, strength and balance, so if the desir...
by Ethanadict
Mon Jan 10, 2022 8:22 am
Forum: West Ham United FC Match Threads
Topic: FAC3 West Ham Utd 2-0 Leeds Utd (9/1/22)
Replies: 585
Views: 73946

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

Lots to be cheerful about with that performance. My favourite bits, in reverse order… The much bashed Diop had a decent game and him and Dawson getting a clean sheet can only help their confidence. Johnson playing out of position again. He doesn’t play his best football at LB but credit to the lad f...
by Ethanadict
Fri Jan 07, 2022 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: January 2022 Transfer Window
Replies: 11095
Views: 1295151

Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

I’d be staggered if we sold Diop even with a replacement. That still only leaves Dawson and whoever the replacement is until Zouma is fully fit. Cups included, there could be circa 10 games before Zouma is fully fit, by which time we could have blown everything. If we keep playing Dawson every game,...
by Ethanadict
Wed Jan 05, 2022 11:20 pm
Forum: West Ham United FC Match Threads
Topic: FAC3 West Ham Utd 2-0 Leeds Utd (9/1/22)
Replies: 585
Views: 73946

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

Moyes respects the Cups and he generally expects players to be able to play three times in 8 days, so I think rotation will be minimal. Do we know when Cresswell returns? Assuming he’s out still… Team for Leeds: Areola Johnson, Dawson, Diop, Masuaku Rice, Noble Bowen, Vlasic, Fornals Antonio Team fo...
by Ethanadict
Wed Jan 05, 2022 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Declan Rice
Replies: 6705
Views: 582876

Re: Declan Rice

It's easy to get caught up in the media hype of Sky and the general tabloid press who pander to the biggest clubs, and the sort of pundits like Carragher, Neville & co saying he "needs to leave". The more they agree with each other the more validated they feel. But I don't get it and t...
by Ethanadict
Wed Jan 05, 2022 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: January 2022 Transfer Window
Replies: 11095
Views: 1295151

Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Johnson has only just come through to the first team and he's still learning. He's quicker than most at a time when most of our first choice defenders lack genuine pace. Then the poor lad has been stuck at LB when he's naturally a RB. He's also being asked to play more games than ideal because of in...