West Ham Utd 2 Birmingham City 0 (10/02/10)

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West Ham Utd 2 Birmingham City 0 (10/02/10)

Post by Het-Field » Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:01 pm

A crucial match.

Today's debacle must be left behind.

We need a win, and we need one soon. This will be a tough one, however, I believe we can get something.

---------------Green-------------

Faubert----Tomkins---Upson----Illunga

Behrami---Parker-------Kovac-----Diamanti

-------------McCarthy------Cole-----------------

Krutz,Da Costa,Spector,Noble,Collison,Mido,Ilan

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Re: West Ham V Birmingham City Match Thread

Post by [HH] » Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:11 pm

Stanislas to start. We need players who are willing to get in behind a full-back. We need that physical edge to be able to carve out opportunities.

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Re: West Ham V Birmingham City Match Thread

Post by singapore hammer » Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:14 pm

Agreed, Stanislas to start. We need Diamanti too... Haven't thought about who to put up front though. I rather like Ilan and Mido and McCarthy's chip today has gotten on my nerves. :|
Hopefully we can get at least 1 pt out of this one....
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Re: West Ham V Birmingham City Match Thread

Post by westlondonhammer » Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:14 pm

-----------------------------Green-----------------------------

-Faubert-------Tomkins-----Upson-----------Ilunga-

----------Behrami-------Kovac--------Parker-----------

-------------------------Ilan/Diamanti-----------------------

----------------------Cole-----------Mido

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Post by saludo de carlitos » Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:39 pm

Green
Behrami Tomkins Upson Ilunga
Parker
Faubert Stanislas
Diamanti
Mido Cole

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Re: West Ham V Birmingham City Match Thread

Post by Iron George » Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:41 pm

singapore hammer wrote:Agreed, Stanislas to start. We need Diamanti too... Haven't thought about who to put up front though. I rather like Ilan and Mido and McCarthy's chip today has gotten on my nerves. :|
Hopefully we can get at least 1 pt out of this one....
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Afer todays **** we need more than a point

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Re: West Ham V Birmingham City Match Thread

Post by Tel The Hammer » Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:41 pm

westlondonhammer wrote:-----------------------------Green-----------------------------

-Faubert-------Tomkins-----Upson-----------Ilunga-

----------Behrami-------Kovac--------Parker-----------

-------------------------Ilan/Diamanti-----------------------

----------------------Cole-----------Mido
Blimey, I agree! :lol:

A 4-3-3, Sir Trev style, might work well. I mean, our results can't get much worse, can they?

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Re: West Ham V Birmingham City Match Thread

Post by Pop Robson » Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:54 pm

Tel The Hammer wrote:
A 4-3-3, Sir Trev style, might work well. I mean, our results can't get much worse, can they?
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Re: West Ham V Birmingham City Match Thread

Post by [HH] » Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:04 pm

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            McCarthy     Cole

Stanislas   Parker      Behrami   Faubert

Illunga     Upson      Tomkins    Spector
                 Green
Illunga offering a threat with the overlap, and the option to maintain width while Stanislas choses to come back or inside onto his right most the time. Faubert showed today he could beat a man, and with more players crowing the box, we need to be putting crosses into them. Collison or Behrami won't do this.

Pace on the flanks, steel in the middle, and strength and movement upfront with a bench to change things where necessary. :thup:

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Re: West Ham V Birmingham City Match Thread

Post by Hugh Jargon » Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:44 pm

Relax everyone...we arn't good enough,,acceptance = calm.

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Re: West Ham V Birmingham City Match Thread

Post by philly_bluenose » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:05 pm

Hugh Jargon wrote:Relax everyone...we arn't good enough,,acceptance = calm.
So true. It's not the despair that kills you, it's the hope.

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Re: West Ham V Birmingham City Match Thread

Post by King Guy » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:23 pm

Mido and Stanislas have to start after their performances today, could be vital in keeping us up. Never rated Stanislas as anything more than a good prospect until today - imo he showed he's the finished article and ready to start in the Premiership. Mido gelled immediately with Cole and looked a good, hungry - and most importantly a creative - influence up front.

Ilan is too soon to tell, showed good awareness in getting the goal, but maybe still keep him as a sub. Faubert is getting better and better - plays a nice attacking game with Behrami to cover him. Would like something similar on the other side of the field but if Stanislas starts at LM (which he should imo), he should have a more defensive-minded player to cover LB, which we have in Spector.

Oh, and Collison should start in the middle whether it means dropping Noble or not,.. I see Noble as cover for Parker really, and we need more creativity in the middle which imo Collison can provide...

Cmon Gianfranco, do the right thing:

---------------------------Green------------------------------

-Faubert-------Tomkins-----Upson---------Spector-

---------------------------Parker------------------------------

-Behrami--------------Collison---------------Stanislas-

----------------------Cole-----------Mido---------------------


Bench: Kurucz, Da Costa, Ilunga, Noble, Diamanti, Ilan, McCarthy

:thup: Cmon you irons, another crucial game here where we've gotta go for the 3 points.

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Re: West Ham V Birmingham City Match Thread

Post by Frankie Macs Mullet » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:37 pm

[HH] wrote:

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            McCarthy     Cole

Stanislas   Parker      Behrami   Faubert

Illunga     Upson      Tomkins    Spector
                 Green
This is exactly what I was thinking, although I wondered about putting Gabbidon in at right back. Not a big fan of Spector. Anyone think Gabbidon would make a decent full back?

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Re: West Ham V Birmingham City Match Thread

Post by Ifcukin8chelsea » Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:08 pm

If we lose this i think we are seriously in ****!, 3 Points is a must! :crest:

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Re: West Ham V Birmingham City Match Thread

Post by smuts » Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:16 pm

A must win...for us and Zola.

Junior on the right please.

I get the feeling that if G & S have the money....Zola might be out if we lose this. They will not want to lose against Brum.

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Re: West Ham V Birmingham City Match Thread

Post by e17 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:28 pm

I agree smuts, I think the result here will be the making or breaking of Zola for G&S. Moreso after today.

Obviously 3 points are absolutely crucial, alas I think we'll get 1. Birmingham are a solid team. Defeat would be season defining, IMO.

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Re: West Ham V Birmingham City Match Thread

Post by e17 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:34 pm

Het-Field wrote: ---------------Green-------------

Faubert----Tomkins---Upson----Illunga

Behrami---Parker-------Kovac-----Diamanti

-------------McCarthy------Cole-----------------

Krutz,Da Costa,Spector,Noble,Collison,Mido,Ilan
I'd go with that set-up too. Some interesting points about Gabbidon though. Is he actually currently fit & available? Should know that really :oops: :lol:

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Re: West Ham V Birmingham City Match Thread

Post by bubbles1966 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:35 pm

-----------------------Green
Faubert - Tomkins - Upson - Ilunga
Collison - Behrami - Parker - Stanislas
----------------Cole-------Mido

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Re: West Ham V Birmingham City Match Thread

Post by Tel The Hammer » Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:48 pm

bubbles1966 wrote:-----------------------Green
Faubert - Tomkins - Upson - Ilunga
Collison - Behrami - Parker - Stanislas
----------------Cole-------Mido
No, no and thrice no!!

I'm sick and tired of us matching upto teams and looking like a bunch of fairies (Parker aside), who don't have a ****ing clue what they're meant to be doing. We need experienced men out there at the moment, not boys, in my opinion.

Play a three man midfield with Behrami, Kovac and Parker all working their b*llocks off for the ball.

Allow Parker to roam forward when we're in possession.

Play a three man attack with Cole and Mido using their frames up top, with Ilan or McCarthy to be waiting in the wings for any chances that crop up.

We don't have any good enough wide players in the squad. I'd rather see Collison on the bench than on the wing.

Zola needs to start playing to what strengths we have.

Sir Trev Style FTW!

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Re: West Ham V Birmingham City Match Thread

Post by speculator » Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:45 pm

I think it's going to be a real good night Wednesday. Towards the end it was really starting to gel with the new bods.

Personally, I don't think Kovac has the grit or the pace for The Premiership, but I'd be happy to be proved wrong.

Noble and Collison don't look the players they were last year. We've got to dig in now as it's getting serious. Anyone not putting it in Wednesday should be prepared to feel some heat. We have to come out of the traps like a pack of starving hunting dogs. Way too casual today, and after last Saturdays ni nil bore they've got to deliver.

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