Chelsea 1 West Ham Utd 1 (14/12/08)

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Re: Chelsea v West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Tel The Hammer » Sun Dec 14, 2008 7:19 pm

I am law wrote:A great point.

Can a team drawing at those clubs be relegated? :o
What happened the last time we got a result at The Bridge...

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Re: Chelsea v West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by double D » Sun Dec 14, 2008 7:22 pm

Today was the proudest ive been for a long time as a Hammers fan, Watching in a pub full of Russians, we matched them for effort and for me Behrami was MOTM closely followed by Parker, we wanted it today and we showed those scumbags that it aint easy winning the Prem.

Special mention to Cole and Bellers who battled their socks off and with a little bit more quality we could have won 2-1 :)

IF WE SELL IN JANUARY THE f*** YOU BJ :evil:

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Re: Chelsea v West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Tel The Hammer » Sun Dec 14, 2008 7:23 pm

double D wrote:IF WE SELL IN JANUARY THE f*** YOU BJ :evil:
NO!. Don't f*** BJs, I love BJs...

f*** BG though. :wink:

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Re: Chelsea v West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Cardiff here we come..... » Sun Dec 14, 2008 7:40 pm

Fantastic result.

Whatever influence Steve Clarke has seems to be working as our defence looks superb at the moment.Brought in davenport today & looked very comfortable at centre back.Alot of praise goes to Clarke(i know very two-faced cos i called him a useless c***)

Agree with the majority on here Barlton Bole( :lol: still makes me laugh) is awful.Yep he runs around & works quite hard but finishing is piss poor. Same goes for Do Melaces runs,slips over & then ties up his boot laces.We defo need a striker in January but i doubt BG will find any funds for Zola.Benni McCarthy is out of favour at blackburn would be great or Kevin Doyle of Reading.

We could have nicked two wins now at Liverpool & Chelsea.We're creating the chances but need someone to finish them off.


Need to seriously build on this & get a couple of wins out of our next 3 games.

Football looks good.Passing looks great.Team morale seem top class under Zola & now its essential that BG keeps his word & SELLS NO STARS IN TRANSFER WINDOW.I will be slightly more than pissed off if Upson,Parker,Green or Bellemy goes...




The future looks bright under Zola. :thup:

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Re: Chelsea v West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Junco Partner » Sun Dec 14, 2008 7:50 pm

bobcar wrote: I've been critical of Zola's tactics in the past but the got it spot on today and indeed apart from Sp*rs he's been doing well recently, hopefully we can move on from this because the players are good enough.
Surprised the diamond worked so well today, maybe he's on to something with it. I thought the way to stop Chelsea's lightning full backs would have been use the wide men to keep them occupied. But with no wingers that was the most cohesive the midfield has looked for a good while.

Would like to see the Parker, Behrami, Collison and Noble lineup again next week, it seemed to get the best out of each of them. The calm passing even under great pressure was very impressive.

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Re: Chelsea v West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Larry » Sun Dec 14, 2008 7:56 pm

delighted with the result but at the same time frustrated that we can go to Anfield & Stamford Bridge and get a draw yet produce such a woefull performance inbetween against spurs.

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Re: Chelsea v West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by hawkins_hammer » Sun Dec 14, 2008 7:58 pm

Parker Behrami and Collison were outstanding.

Support was unreal as well. Couldn't see any coins being thrown though, not one, well done lower tier :wink:



(ps Joe Cole was **** :crest: )

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Post by Post Horn Gallop » Sun Dec 14, 2008 8:12 pm

It's taken Zola a bloody long time to realise it but Behrami Noble and Collison have the pace, skill and PASSION that have been lacking in midfield for months. Alf Ramsey didn't need wingers, we haven't got any but hey who needs them. Perhaps The short arsed little ITIE will look at a few more of our passionate kids.

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Re: Chelsea v West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by The Gibbins » Sun Dec 14, 2008 8:16 pm

hawkins_hammer wrote:Parker Behrami and Collison were outstanding.

Support was unreal as well. Couldn't see any coins being thrown though, not one, well done lower tier :wink:



(ps Joe Cole was sh*t :crest: )
Where i was Lampard must have had at least 15 coins thrown at him taking that corner :lol:

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Post by The Gibbins » Sun Dec 14, 2008 8:18 pm

Parker and Behrami were brilliant again and i thought Davenport played very well. All round it was a good performance. We defended well, passed it well at times and looked dangerous on the counter when Bellamy caused a few problems and Cole even beat Terry in the air a few times!

It was a great atmosphere, well chuffed with the result and we could have even nicked it if Cole made a proper connection.

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Re: Chelsea v West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by hawkins_hammer » Sun Dec 14, 2008 8:20 pm

THE GIBBINS wrote: Where i was Lampard must have had at least 15 coins thrown at him taking that corner :lol:
Your absolutely right Gibbins...not a single one....

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Post by upton girlie » Sun Dec 14, 2008 8:24 pm

THE GIBBINS wrote: Where i was Lampard must have had at least 15 coins thrown at him taking that corner :lol:
hawkins_hammer wrote:Your absolutely right Gibbins...not a single one....
We could see you from upstairs.... :D

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Re: Chelsea v West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by The Gibbins » Sun Dec 14, 2008 8:29 pm

Hawkins did you get off at Notting Hill gate? think i saw you making a dart forward :lol:

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Re: Chelsea v West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by hawkins_hammer » Sun Dec 14, 2008 8:34 pm

THE GIBBINS wrote:Hawkins did you get off at Notting Hill gate? think i saw you making a dart forward :lol:
upton girlie wrote:We could see you from upstairs.... :D


Im a little creeped out :lol: ...yes i did make a dart at Notting Hill lol..

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Re: Chelsea v West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Het-Field » Sun Dec 14, 2008 8:36 pm

Excellent result. First good result at Stamford Bridge since 2002 and our second best this decade !!!

I am no longer fearful of relegation. However this fear will return if some of our more stirling performers are sold next month !!!

My Ratings
Robert Green 7 Some excellent Saves...Could have thrown away the result in the 70th minuite
Lucas Neill 6 Defiantley returned to his former self
Herita Illunga 7 Another industrious performance
Calum Davenport 6 Safe and assured. Partially responsible for the goal
Matthew Upson 6 See Aboce
Valon Behrami 8 Tenatious and combative. Excellent Signing
Scott Parker 9 Ran the Show
Jack Collison 7 Very Promising
Mark Noble 7 Made the goal...likes going forward
Craig Bellamy 8 Great Goal and caused various problems !
Carlton Cole 3 Lacked Vision and pissed away two guilt edged chances

Hayden Mullins 7 Another Decent Performance
Luis Boa Morte 5 Decent Job
David De Michele No Rating

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Re: Chelsea v West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by westhamrobw » Sun Dec 14, 2008 8:37 pm

I was so proud of both the performance and the fans today.

All 11 players where brilliant, in particular; Valon Behrami, Jack Collison, Scott Parker, and Craig Bellamy.

And, we, the fans were brilliant. The best atmosphere we have created all season...

Great performance, great result, great support

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Re: Chelsea v West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by sussexhammer74 » Sun Dec 14, 2008 8:37 pm

The diamond formation worked well today, and like has been said before, we do need a striker who can finish. Even Carlton had a better game today but he seriously needs to work on his finishing.

The defense looked solid today with the midfield working very hard. The whole team worked their bollox off today.

There was a winner today, and that was the WH fans. Hats off to the lot of you who sang and danced your hearts off. :clap: :clap: Showed those chelski muppets what true fans are.

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Re: Chelsea v West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by (Dazza) » Sun Dec 14, 2008 8:49 pm

Just got back. What a top day, played some quality stuff today, Parker, Behrami and Collison looked class with their passing. Upson was solid as ever, and Illunga was quality at left back.

Atmosphere was quality from the start, the looks we were getting from the Chelsea end were so funny, they hadn't seen support like that for a while I don't think. The 20 minute long rendition of 'We are West Ham's claret and blue army' was top!

COYI!! :crest:

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Re: Chelsea v West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Paddy O'Hammer » Sun Dec 14, 2008 8:50 pm

CFC may be great a holding up play, pushing through etc. BUT HES A FUCKIN STRIKER i.e goalscorer and not a person who strikes work from the splace of work i.e. GOALSCORER and not a person who can strike objects.

Sorry but get rid of him in January - CFC no more as he has had his chances!

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Post by IIIronss » Sun Dec 14, 2008 8:54 pm

Paddy O'Hammer wrote:CFC may be great a holding up play, pushing through etc. BUT HES A FUCKIN STRIKER i.e goalscorer and not a person who strikes work from the splace of work i.e. GOALSCORER and not a person who can strike objects.

Sorry but get rid of him in January - CFC no more as he has had his chances!
Carlton is not, never has been, never will be, a goalscorer.

Im not sure who told you this and Im not sure why you believe it.

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