West Ham Utd 1-0 Sunderland (21/03/15)

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Re: West Ham United FC vs Sunderland AFC: Match thread

Post by Tristan Shout » Wed Mar 18, 2015 4:35 pm

Should be a few renditions of bag of sweets and a cheeky smile Saturday

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Re: West Ham United FC vs Sunderland AFC: Match thread

Post by kitthehammer » Wed Mar 18, 2015 4:37 pm

kthammer wrote:Johnson's suspension has been lifted. Available for Saturday. Can't believe they'll play him though, the crowd reaction will be immense.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/31940379" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

It will be interesting to see what the media reaction would be if he did play and fans give him verbals ( i remember the graham rix sex case chants at chelsea many years ago)
Of course it would show the total hypocrisy of the media in that you are allowed to offend and bully some people if it is socially acceptable to do so.
For instance, the media would in their own way support him getting slated but have a problem with the harry kane chants.

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Re: West Ham United FC vs Sunderland AFC: Match thread

Post by AlfieG » Wed Mar 18, 2015 5:32 pm

Manager speaks about supporters expectations for this game.......

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/31932217

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Re: West Ham United FC vs Sunderland AFC: Match thread

Post by Harry Hound » Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:42 pm

Hockley Hammer wrote:I think Downing would have to be outstanding in training all week and look like he has a rocket up his a*** after his performance last week.

I'll be highly delighted if he comes out and proves me wrong, because it's been a while since he put in a really good performance. I know he isn't alone,
I agree it's about time he turned things around as he's been pretty dire since about around xmas.

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Re: West Ham United FC vs Sunderland AFC: Match thread

Post by prophet:marginal » Thu Mar 19, 2015 6:49 am

James P wrote:We'll win this one. Song will have a decent game. The defence won't make any clangers. The forwards will take a couple of chances. 2-0.
This^^

And a slow, but sure, return to 8th place beckons.

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Re: West Ham United FC vs Sunderland AFC: Match thread

Post by Pop Robson » Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:22 am

AlfieG wrote:Manager speaks about supporters expectations for this game.......

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/31932217
"The West Ham supporters"

Preparing us for a possible sad occasion

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Re: West Ham United FC vs Sunderland AFC: Match thread

Post by bullyhammer » Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:01 am

Pop Robson wrote:[qte="AlfieG"]Manager speaks about supporters expectations for this game.......

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/31932217[/quo]

"The West Ham supporters"

Preparing us for a possible sad occasion
He couldn't really say much different.

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Re: West Ham United FC vs Sunderland AFC: Match thread

Post by bubbles1966 » Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:25 am

Hockley Hammer wrote:I think Downing would have to be outstanding in training all week and look like he has a rocket up his a*** after his performance last week.

I'll be highly delighted if he comes out and proves me wrong, because it's been a while since he put in a really good performance. I know he isn't alone,
Hopefully Downing will be allowed to drift more and get involved centrally.

For weeks now, he's been stuck out on the wing 'doing a job'.

He is still alongside Silva, Hazard and Fabregas at the top of the PL charts in 'key passes', 'assists'.

Possibly the pass and move of the season for us
Song and Downing

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Re: West Ham United FC vs Sunderland AFC: Match thread

Post by bubbles1966 » Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:01 am

Reid probably missing and Valencia out.

Cole and Jenkinson back.

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Re: West Ham United FC vs Sunderland AFC: Match thread

Post by DaveWHU1964 » Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:14 am

I think Advocaat will impress on his new team the need to get the basics right. So I expect their shape to be pretty rigid - compact and defence minded. No gung-ho stuff from them this weekend. So the onus (rightly) will be on us and unless we get an early goal we'll need to be patient.

Looking forward to this and to the Black Lion afterwards. Be nice to win and I think we will. 2-0 or 2-1.

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Re: West Ham United FC vs Sunderland AFC: Match thread

Post by Cockneyboy311 » Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:40 am

My early season optimism has nearly all but gone. Everything seems to be going Pete Tong right now. It wouldn't surprise me at all to end up losing this one 0-1. Either Defoe from ten yards or a Larsson free kick.

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Re: West Ham United FC vs Sunderland AFC: Match thread

Post by rare as rockinghorse shat » Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:46 am

I'd be inclined to rest/drop Downing.

Noble, Song, Amalfitano, Nene at the tip. Cole and Sakho up top as a conventional forward pair.

Missing Cattermole's bite in midfield opens up the possibility for intricate play. Cole kamikazeing his way around their back line with Sakho making use of the chaos to get in and behind.

We've gone too wide, too often with our midfield with a real perceptive lack of results.

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Re: West Ham United FC vs Sunderland AFC: Match thread

Post by Kesgrave Hammer » Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:52 am

kthammer wrote:Johnson's suspension has been lifted. Available for Saturday. Can't believe they'll play him though, the crowd reaction will be immense.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/31940379" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: West Ham United FC vs Sunderland AFC: Match thread

Post by Kesgrave Hammer » Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:57 am

kthammer wrote:Johnson's suspension has been lifted. Available for Saturday. Can't believe they'll play him though, the crowd reaction will be immense.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/31940379" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Or a song on Facebook for him

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Re: West Ham United FC vs Sunderland AFC: Match thread

Post by Chicken Run Supreme » Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:38 pm

Going to this which will be the first game attended since the WBA fiasco in the FA Cup, Shirley it can only get better than that day out?

I see this game going one of two ways, true to form we will oblige a club that have just sacked their manager and they will grind out a 1-0 way win OR we will finally give someone a hammering. I dont see a draw happening.

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Re: West Ham United FC vs Sunderland AFC: Match thread

Post by Knighter10WHU » Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:49 pm

Knighter10WHU wrote:Adrian

Jenkinson Collins Reid Cresswell

Kouyate Song Downing Noble (Diamond)

Sakho Cole
Edited as Reid won't be playing as follows:

Adrian

Jenkinson Collins Kouyate Cresswell

Amalfitano Song Downing Noble (Diamond)

Sakho Cole

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Re: West Ham United FC vs Sunderland AFC: Match thread

Post by Puff Daddy » Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:53 pm

I advocate we'll get at least a draw out of this one

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Re: West Ham United FC vs Sunderland AFC: Match thread

Post by ageing hammer » Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:16 am

Even with our injuries and our poor run of form we should still have enough to beat this lot.

Anything other than a comfortable win will not be acceptable in my book.

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Re: West Ham United FC vs Sunderland AFC: Match thread

Post by saludo de carlitos » Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:10 am

rare as rockinghorse shat wrote:I'd be inclined to rest/drop Downing.

Noble, Song, Amalfitano, Nene at the tip. Cole and Sakho up top as a conventional forward pair.

Missing Cattermole's bite in midfield opens up the possibility for intricate play. Cole kamikazeing his way around their back line with Sakho making use of the chaos to get in and behind.

We've gone too wide, too often with our midfield with a real perceptive lack of results.
Totally agree, Nene at least deserves a chance to show what he has got.

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Re: West Ham United FC vs Sunderland AFC: Match thread

Post by Hockley Hammer » Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:19 am

I don't care who he plays in midfield as long as Kouyate is in there.

This is one game we do not need to play safe, they are one of the poorest teams in the league going forward, so we should concentrate entirely on winning the game and picking a defence that stays organised, that alone ought to be enough to stop them scoring.

We need our fittest best attacking players on the field tomorrow, playing in their best position.

I can understand not chucking a youngster in last weekend's game, but either you have been looking at him in training this week or you will shift one of our other defenders around, that ought to be enough.

Putting Kouyate in the back 4, whilst understandable in games against better teams. will just weaken us where we need to be good tomorrow.

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