FAC4: Wigan Athletic 2-0 West Ham Utd (27/01/18)

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FAC4: Wigan Athletic 2-0 West Ham Utd (27/01/18)

Post by Samba » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:21 pm

There you go lads & lasses. How we gonna do?

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Re: Wigan Athletic v West Ham Utd: FA Cup 4th rnd match thread

Post by brownout » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:30 pm

Palace 4 days later. Moyes will play reserves. We'll draw and have an extra match to play.

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Post by Samba » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:38 pm

Hmm, if anyone thought Shrewsbury was a potential banana skin, this is definitely a bigger one.
Top of Div 1, the highest goal scorers & with a goal difference of +40, we underestimate these at our own peril. They know where the goal is.
Oh for a big, strong squad...

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Re: Wigan Athletic v West Ham Utd: FA Cup 4th rnd match thread

Post by bubbles1966 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:43 pm

Hart, Byram, Rice and Hernandez will start.

If any of Antonio, Ayew, Reid or Fonte are fit, they will feature.

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Re: Wigan Athletic v West Ham Utd: FA Cup 4th rnd match thread

Post by Johnny Byrne's Boots » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:48 pm

If you believe the Shrewsbury replay including extra time contributed to today's draw, let's hope the club learn from it and field a team to win it at the first time of asking.

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Re: Wigan Athletic v West Ham Utd: FA Cup 4th rnd match thread

Post by szola » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:58 pm

brownout wrote:Palace 4 days later. Moyes will play reserves. We'll draw and have an extra match to play.
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Re: Wigan Athletic v West Ham Utd: FA Cup 4th rnd match thread

Post by sendô » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:03 pm

Yep, I can see us making lots of changes and losing. They're top of league one and looking good value for it. They'll be very confident.

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Re: Wigan Athletic v West Ham Utd: FA Cup 4th rnd match thread

Post by HammerInMaryland » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:22 pm

---------------------Hart------------------------
-----------Burke-Collins-Rice---------------
Byram-Obiang-Cullen-Noble-Masuaku
-----------Hernandez-Antonio--------------

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Re: Wigan Athletic v West Ham Utd: FA Cup 4th rnd match thread

Post by Jumby » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:39 pm

Wigan will play about ten games more than us this season and have a smaller squad, I doubt they'll be resting anyone, go for it I say.

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Re: Wigan Athletic v West Ham Utd: FA Cup 4th rnd match thread

Post by prophet:marginal » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:51 pm

Taking a pragmatic view, the last thing any of us (team, fans etc) needs is a replay.

Hart, Byram, Rice seem to be fairly certain first team picks (unless Byram is still not match fit).

Hopefully Hernandez can get into the side and make himself an important contributor to the team, in Lanzini's absence.

Strikes me that one (or both) of Antonio and Sakho need to step up, too.

Wigan appear to have a bit more about them in attack, than Shrewsbury, but, without meaning them any disrespect, they are still two divisions below us.

C'mon Irons...give us a run...

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Re: Wigan Athletic v West Ham Utd: FA Cup 4th rnd match thread

Post by Jumby » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:53 pm

We have more than enough in reserve to turn them over, we just have to be professional.

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Re: Wigan Athletic v West Ham Utd: FA Cup 4th rnd match thread

Post by Crouchend_Hammer » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:01 pm

Wigan are a very good side, a definite step up from shrewsbury despite their similar league position, but probably wont play their first team as they are concentrating on promotion

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Re: Wigan Athletic v West Ham Utd: FA Cup 4th rnd match thread

Post by Jumby » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:03 pm

A very good League One side, put that team in the Premier League and they'd struggle to get 10 points

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Re: Wigan Athletic v West Ham Utd: FA Cup 4th rnd match thread

Post by MorthwylMawr » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:04 pm

Come on DM let's have a cup run, be professional, pick the best you have at your disposal

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Re: Wigan Athletic v West Ham Utd: FA Cup 4th rnd match thread

Post by Crouchend_Hammer » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:12 pm

Jumby wrote:A very good League One side, put that team in the Premier League and they'd struggle to get 10 points
They are of the standard of a mid table championship side IMHO.
Anyway they will play an under strength team so it is a moot point. The league is their bread and butter

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Re: Wigan Athletic v West Ham Utd: FA Cup 4th rnd match thread

Post by Essex bill » Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:10 am

Jumby wrote:A very good League One side, put that team in the Premier League and they'd struggle to get 10 points
Really?

I can think of a team where they would get 6 for a start...

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Re: Wigan Athletic v West Ham Utd: FA Cup 4th rnd match thread

Post by Jumby » Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:43 am

Wigan haven't been a mid table Championship side for years, they've been relegated twice from the Championship in the past four seasons. They're flying this season, in League One, but let's not get carried away, whilst they deserve to be respected, we should be beating these, they're not Barcelona, they're Wigan Athletic, with Will Grigg up front.

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Re: Wigan Athletic v West Ham Utd: FA Cup 4th rnd match thread

Post by Hawaiian hammer » Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:47 am

The Cup is a great leveler. Always has been, always will be. Take any side for granted at your own peril.

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Re: Wigan Athletic v West Ham Utd: FA Cup 4th rnd match thread

Post by vietnammer » Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:01 am

Jumby wrote:they're not Barcelona, they're Wigan Athletic, with Will Grigg up front.
They do have a player called Max Power though! Also think that a side's 'current form' can defy, at least temporarily, their league standing. 'On the night' etc.

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Re: Wigan Athletic v West Ham Utd: FA Cup 4th rnd match thread

Post by Swiss Pauli » Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:36 am

Even if we sign a couple of players this week, it will still be our second string against Wigan:

3-5-2: Hart; Burke, Ogbonna, Rice; Byram, Oxford, Cullen, Noble, Masuaku; Ayew, Martinez.

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