West Ham Utd 1 Bolton Wanderers 3 (21/08/10)

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Re: West Ham vs Bolton match thread

Post by bubbles1966 » Sun Aug 15, 2010 6:42 am

Dacosta is the one centre half that we have who is capable of handling Davies.

And if Martin Petrov plays we need a proper right back.

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Re: West Ham vs Bolton match thread

Post by Roby » Sun Aug 15, 2010 9:49 am

bubbles1966 wrote:Dacosta is the one centre half that we have who is capable of handling Davies.
Good point Bubbles.

We saw yesterday that Reid is clearly not yet a top flight right back, however he certainly didn't look out of his depth with the physical battle at times with Carew.

I think Reid could give Davies a bit of his medicine but I suspect Tomkins will drop out of the firing line and be replaced by Da Costa or Ben Haim (who as an ex team-mate at Bolton would know Davies' game inside out).

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Re: West Ham vs Bolton match thread

Post by Cambridge_hammer » Sun Aug 15, 2010 10:13 am

Think MDC got to play. Think we should drop that c*nt Upson aswell, the bloke is useless. I wouldnt put LBM anywhere near my squad let alone starting 11. Piq and Barrera didnt do to bad when they came on. Everyone no its going to happen though, Petrov and Davies will rip us to sh*t both score and most probably so will Taylor.

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Re: West Ham vs Bolton match thread

Post by Iron Spine v2.0 » Sun Aug 15, 2010 10:25 am

Fred Poster wrote:Please all get a grip. It is game #2
Exciting times gentlemen! :lol:

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Re: West Ham vs Bolton match thread

Post by Swiss Pauli » Sun Aug 15, 2010 12:09 pm

The Villa game provided many more questions than answers, and with nearly every player having a 'mare it's hard to say what Grant will do to turn it around. Didn't see much sign of understanding between Piq & Cole when we played 4-4-2 which is not surprising given how little they played together.

Tomkins needs to be dropped (and loaned out after the Oxford game) and I'd also drop Reid. Da Costa would be my preference at centre back, but Grant doesn't seem to fancy him.

We could copy Villa's 4-4-1-1 formation and line up as follows: Green; Spector-Gabbidon-Upson-Ilunga; Faubert-Parker-Noble-Boa Morte; Barrera; Cole.

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Re: West Ham vs Bolton match thread

Post by Tel The Hammer » Sun Aug 15, 2010 12:24 pm

Cambridge_hammer wrote:Think we should drop that c*nt Upson aswell, the bloke is useless.
He was our best defender yesterday by a country mile!

The rest of the back four looked like amatuers alongside him.

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Re: West Ham vs Bolton match thread

Post by Eric » Sun Aug 15, 2010 12:29 pm

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

Ben Haim----Da Costa----Upson----Illunga

Barrera-------Parker---------Noble------Behrami

------------------Cole--------------Piquionne--------

Stetch,Gabbidon,Reid,Boa Morte,Kovac,Caciedo,Stanislas

I know many will claim i am mad for wanting to see Ben Haim, however, he is a man with plenty of experience, and can be a bit of a hardcase when he wants to be. Im all for him starting
Behrami is sulking so F**K him off and put Diamanti on the right wing.

Looks good to me.

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Re: West Ham vs Bolton match thread

Post by Geordie Hammer » Sun Aug 15, 2010 12:37 pm

Well we're quite obviously doomed! :arry:

I'm going to plump for 3-1 to us with Davies getting is obligatory goal against us.

I'd play Da Costa instead of Tomkins personally. Start with Piq up with Cole, and Barrera out wide

First game at home and I'd expect a big performance from the team. I'm hoping that yesterdays 3-0 is a HUGE wake up call.

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Re: West Ham vs Bolton match thread

Post by Kitt the car » Sun Aug 15, 2010 12:49 pm

I swear we never play well against Bolton and when we do, we still come away with **** all. We need to step up our game completely from yesterday and come back with something special to shake off the first defeat of the season.

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Re: West Ham vs Bolton match thread

Post by stumpinho » Sun Aug 15, 2010 1:00 pm

For everyone saying Da Costa should start ahead of tomkins - agreed but isnt he still injured after that ankle knock he picked up which kept him out of yesterdays game?

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Re: West Ham vs Bolton match thread

Post by ageing hammer » Sun Aug 15, 2010 5:46 pm

[quote="Eric"][quote="Het-Field"]-------------------Green-----------------

Ben Haim----Da Costa----Upson----Illunga

Barrera-------Parker---------Noble------Behrami

------------------Cole--------------Piquionne--------



I would play Deprela ( or Gabbs) instead of IIIunga and Diamanti instead of Behrami ( switch wings with Barrera ) :think:

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Re: West Ham vs Bolton match thread

Post by neathiron » Sun Aug 15, 2010 9:35 pm

Green and Tomkins to have a mare while Kevin Davies puts in his usual MOTM performance with a goal and an assist.

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Re: West Ham vs Bolton match thread

Post by Dyl » Sun Aug 15, 2010 9:48 pm

we'll be 2-0 down after 20 mins and it wont get any better from there

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Re: West Ham vs Bolton match thread

Post by Gravedigger » Sun Aug 15, 2010 11:04 pm

Well, the annual arse twitching session is on earlier than usual and that's just the team. Upton Park is not going to be a nice place to be next week. I see Bolton beating The Spam by the usual three goals. Davis K to score and Lee to grab a couple while the mong goalie will probably let a couple slip through his fingers. Course the transfer window isn't closed yet so might get another ten players in and go on a run that could end up in Europe. On the other hand we could look forward to going to Southampton next season. 8-)

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Re: West Ham vs Bolton match thread

Post by dodger » Sun Aug 15, 2010 11:44 pm

0-0 I reckon.

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Re: West Ham vs Bolton match thread

Post by Dyl » Sun Aug 15, 2010 11:45 pm

dodger wrote:0-0 I reckon.
i'd take that now please

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Re: West Ham vs Bolton match thread

Post by lopsidedbunny » Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:03 am

Past records dictate that we will lose this game if you going to the bookie put money on Bolton to win.

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Re: West Ham vs Bolton match thread

Post by JonG86 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:23 am

We will take them apart with our intricate passing football and sublimley taken goals.

10-1 West Ham (Kevin Daves with his obligatory goal)

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Re: West Ham vs Bolton match thread

Post by west ham15 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:29 am

Dyl wrote:we'll be 2-0 down after 20 mins and it wont get any better from there
Be positive for once please Headbanger

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Re: West Ham vs Bolton match thread

Post by Johnny Pa(i)ntsil » Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:46 am

I'm positive we'll have less than 5 points come October.

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