West Ham Utd 0-0 Arsenal (13/12/17)

An archive of match day threads originally posted in the General Discussion forum.

Moderator: Gnome

Post Reply
User avatar
-DL-
Match thread guru
Posts: 20577
Joined: Fri Dec 05, 2008 7:43 am
Location: Biting my tongue so hard it's starting to bleed.

West Ham Utd 0-0 Arsenal (13/12/17)

Post by -DL- » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:30 pm

THIS is how you do a match thread title. Come on you Irons!

mumbles87
Posts: 10849
Joined: Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:35 am

Re: West Ham United v Arsenal: Match Thread

Post by mumbles87 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:34 pm

same team (if possible.. antonio did limp off)

whatever it is 3 cbs must be played...

zabs at wingback looks outstanding

User avatar
Georgee Paris
Posts: 22105
Joined: Fri Jan 30, 2004 3:07 pm
Location: RUSH HOUR CRUSH

Re: West Ham United v Arsenal: Match Thread

Post by Georgee Paris » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:36 pm

I think Antonio had injured his attitude.

bubbles500
Posts: 2170
Joined: Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:44 pm

Re: West Ham United v Arsenal: Match Thread

Post by bubbles500 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:53 pm

Be interesting if they can put that effort in again 4 days later. Sure it will be the same again. My only worry would be I think Arsenal are better at breaking down a packed defence than Chelsea. However Arsenal are worse at the back and Lukaku really bullied koscielny last week.I’m actually imagining a very similar game to arsenal/manu.

User avatar
ironsjh
Posts: 2214
Joined: Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:36 pm
Location: Behind You.

Re: West Ham United v Arsenal: Match Thread

Post by ironsjh » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:59 pm

Adrian
Reid-Ogbonna-Cresswell
Zabaleta-Obiang-Lanzini-Masuaku
Arnautovic
Carroll-Hernandez

SUBS - Hart, Rice, Noble, Ayew, Anrtonio, Fernandes, Martinez

User avatar
Eastcoast
Posts: 75
Joined: Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:10 pm
Location: Sunrise Coast - totscum hotspur its happened again!

Re: West Ham United v Arsenal: Match Thread

Post by Eastcoast » Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:03 pm

I hope Moyes has worked Carrol out now.
If we are desperate in the last 10 then stick him on otherwise leave on the bench.
We are much better off without.

User avatar
vietnammer
Bucky the beaver
Posts: 26403
Joined: Sun Dec 08, 2002 2:31 am
Location: Those little golden birdies look at them

Re: West Ham United v Arsenal: Match Thread

Post by vietnammer » Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:04 pm

7-0 Wenger gets the sack

hic

User avatar
Gerblatz
Posts: 4582
Joined: Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:16 pm
Location: In a Gadda Da Vida

Re: West Ham United v Arsenal: Match Thread

Post by Gerblatz » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:32 pm

We can beat these...they have a tousing due and play like we have against the plastics and we can send the whiners on their way with their tails between their legs. We owe them and I fancy us to win this 2-1.

After this we play the 4 teams immediately above us over the festive campaign...getting something from this could be crucial.

User avatar
prophet:marginal
Posts: 29435
Joined: Wed Nov 01, 2006 8:54 pm
Location: Marking Us With The Sight Of What We Might Have Known

Re: West Ham United v Arsenal: Match Thread

Post by prophet:marginal » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:06 am

Usefully, this match coincides with WBA visiting Liverpool.

We could draw here and still make it out of the bottom three. Means we don't have to approach the game with that niggle of desperation in our play.

The great thing about what happened today is that several players laid down a marker for inclusion in the next match, on merit, Arnautovic and Masuaku, especially.

Mark and Manu love a derby.

We owe Arsenal a defeat, but if that's the point you're offering, I'd take it...

hammerman11
Posts: 5523
Joined: Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:01 pm

Re: West Ham United v Arsenal: Match Thread

Post by hammerman11 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:26 am

going to be a tough game as arsenal are flying apart from the manure defeat.
they play today so hopefully a few injuries and a hard game.

a draw would be a good result . keeps the momentum ticking along.

then onto stoke Newcastle Bournemouth west brom plenty of points there to be had.

need to keep the performance and fitness levels up to what they have been last two games.

any news on Antonio ?

COYI

User avatar
westlondonhammer
Posts: 15039
Joined: Mon May 08, 2006 7:41 pm
Location: Johannesburg

Re: West Ham United v Arsenal: Match Thread

Post by westlondonhammer » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:40 am

Antonio was just knackered yesterday...he put so much effort into that first half

We will need a colossal performance again

I'd like to see the same set up...the only change id consider is dropping Lanzini deeper for Noble, sticking a striker up top and having Antonio in Lanzinis role. That would just give us a more attacking look...

User avatar
ironilunga
Posts: 4250
Joined: Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:05 am

Re: West Ham United v Arsenal: Match Thread

Post by ironilunga » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:03 am

Eastcoast wrote:I hope Moyes has worked Carrol out now.
If we are desperate in the last 10 then stick him on otherwise leave on the bench.
We are much better off without.
If we are fortunate enough to get interest in January I would move him on in a heart beat. Nothing personal but I just think he is a complicating factor in the squad now. If Ings is fit and healthy I would get him in as a more natural alternative to Hernandez.

As for Arsenal I suspect it will be the same side as Chelsea. However, if tiredness is an issue the likes of Ayew and Fernandes will not let anyone down.

User avatar
Hammersfaniow
Posts: 2362
Joined: Sat Aug 15, 2009 2:30 am
Location: North Wales

Re: West Ham United v Arsenal: Match Thread

Post by Hammersfaniow » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:03 am

Superstition says prophet should’ve done this title

Part of me says exactly the same team deserve to start again, the other part says Carroll/Chicharito in for Antonio

User avatar
artlin
Posts: 1206
Joined: Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:23 am
Location: Too far up my own arse

Re: West Ham United v Arsenal: Match Thread

Post by artlin » Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:19 am

ironsjh wrote:Adrian
Reid-Ogbonna-Cresswell
Zabaleta-Obiang-Lanzini-Masuaku
Arnautovic
Carroll-Hernandez

SUBS - Hart, Rice, Noble, Ayew, Anrtonio, Fernandes, Martinez
I think that the interview with Moyes when he talked about finding the best sytem for Hernandez was significant. The fact that he rested Carroll and Hernandez on the bench makes this selection quite realistic. It also gives him a good bench for plan b.

Some height, muscle and skill up front with two attacking might just make them nervous.

I know that they are a big club with expensive players but they are just 11 players versus our 11 players. Anything can happen on the day.

The reason the Huddersfield and Burnley are doing so well is that they do not care about the opposition. They just play their game.

That is what we must do, play OUR game and not kowtow to their ways.

Hopefully a 1 1 draw or better.

:scarfer: C O Y R R G S A B I

westhamshares
Posts: 703
Joined: Wed Jul 16, 2003 11:13 am

Re: West Ham United v Arsenal: Match Thread

Post by westhamshares » Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:27 am

probably wrong thread but a mate wants to put his ticket for this game up for resale and said he couldn't see how to and had spent a while searching the site.

Knowing him to be a techy luddite thought he was taking rubbish but when I log on I can only see option to do ticket forwarding not put up for resale.

someone able to tell me where and how to find the resale option ?

many thanks in advance,

User avatar
Eastcoast
Posts: 75
Joined: Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:10 pm
Location: Sunrise Coast - totscum hotspur its happened again!

Re: West Ham United v Arsenal: Match Thread

Post by Eastcoast » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:04 pm

Injuries/fitness allowing it must be the same team and tactics.
Park noble & obiang infront of the back 3.
The most important thing is to try and keep them to 0.
Outlet is Arthur, Lanzini & Arnie, or in behind their back 4 so they are turned around with Antonio's running & strength. The game is then in their half but we keep the cover incase it breaks down.
Lanzini, Arnie and Antonio have got the skill to grab a goal as proved Saturday.
Play the % game and be patient in these upcoming games is the way to go.
If we do pick up some points confidence & the mood will improve, the players will start to believe and we'll all feel a lot better.
What's happening off the pitch needs to be addressed, winning doesn't change that but it will keep us united for the battle ahead this season.

Fishdo
Posts: 2482
Joined: Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:23 pm

Re: West Ham United v Arsenal: Match Thread

Post by Fishdo » Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:24 pm

I think if we play like yesterday Arse will do us from the wings...

I’d be happy enough to see any result on Wednesday as long as the performance is there again and wasn’t just a one/two off going forward..... we need to keep this type of performance against the lower league clubs...

A point would be what we could really do with going into the Stoke game... I think it would boost our confidence for playing a ‘smaller ‘ team....

User avatar
Samba
Posts: 10062
Joined: Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:36 pm
Location: Gold, Sullivan & Brady? We're coming for you..

Re: West Ham United v Arsenal: Match Thread

Post by Samba » Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:56 pm

Arsenal were very slow to start today & Soton took advantage & scored early on. If they had got a quick second goal, they might well have gone on to beat them. The Gunners are weak defensively so it would seem smart to get at them early on, much like we did v Chelsea. In fact they are very similar to Chelsea at the moment.
It seemed their game only changed when (our once target?) Giroud came on & then scored. Much as I always fear Arsenal games, if our players have got over yesterdays efforts (& with 1 day extra than Arsenal), this might be, in our current ascending form, unusually for us, quite a winnable fixture.
Bound to lose then!

User avatar
Puff Daddy
Gone for a Burton
Posts: 25920
Joined: Mon Feb 26, 2007 2:08 pm
Location: Westham Way

Re: West Ham United v Arsenal: Match Thread

Post by Puff Daddy » Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:00 pm

We won't roll over for them like in previous years

User avatar
Al Fisti
Posts: 941
Joined: Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:17 am

Re: West Ham United v Arsenal: Match Thread

Post by Al Fisti » Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:20 pm

is the game on Tuesday or Wednesday?

Post Reply