West Ham Utd 3-2 Crystal Palace (08/12/18)

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Crystal Palace: match thread

Post by Crouchend_Hammer » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:14 pm

Tbf Noble said the same

I think they wanted to highlight Hernandez''s poachers instinct, which let's be fair is valid. He is one of the best at it

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Crystal Palace: match thread

Post by DasNutNock » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:16 pm

brothernero wrote:MOTD Downplaying just how good Snodgrass and Anderson's goal was. Seems that Hernandez for them was the better of the three goals. Go figure. :lol:
To be fair, Nobes was right, the movement to get his feet right for the strike was very impressive. Maybe not so easy on the eye, but still a high quality goal.

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Post by bubbles1966 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:19 pm

The most impressive thing about his goal was the fact that he was the only player in the box who showed any anticipation.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Crystal Palace: match thread

Post by brothernero » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:20 pm

Hernandez goal was very well taken after he did what he doest best which was to anticipate a rebound. Great goal..

But 2 goals were World class. Motd acted like they were "yeah, not bad"

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Crystal Palace: match thread

Post by bubbles1966 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:21 pm

Tbf, Lineker purrs about Anderson.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Crystal Palace: match thread

Post by DasNutNock » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:22 pm

brothernero wrote:Motd acted like they were "yeah, not bad"
Why, it’s almost as if they were desperate to move onto the thrilling 80+ goalless minutes of the Arsenal game.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Crystal Palace: match thread

Post by Crouchend_Hammer » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:23 pm

Honestly Brothernero, I don't know what you watch MOTD!
Whatever they would say about west ham you would pull them up on it!
There were three good goals, they focused on one and repeated the other two commenting on how good they were!

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Crystal Palace: match thread

Post by HammerMan2004 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:24 pm

I couldn’t give a **** what MOTD say about our games or goals providing we keep quietly moving up the table winning games.

I had a fantastic day.

Pellegrini is a hero.

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Post by brothernero » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:26 pm

Crouchend_Hammer wrote:Honestly Brothernero, I don't know what you watch MOTD!
Whatever they would say about west ham you would pull them up on it!
There were three good goals, they focused on one and repeated the other two commenting on how good they were!

Here he is, Mr Contrary.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Crystal Palace: match thread

Post by The Old Man of Storr » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:27 pm

Got caught out by what could have been a well worked free kick with Tomkins heading on for Crystal Palace to score then again towards the end our defence gets caught cold for Schlupp to score with a well placed header , we'll learn from those mistakes hopefully .

After they scored first I thought Palace defended well , I've seen it said that perhaps we showed a lack of urgency but I thought Palace defended in numbers and we found it hard to break them down . If you can't break them down then try a few long range shots and that's exactly how we equalised , brilliant stuff from our hardest working player and a just reward for Robert Snodgrass , it's the reason we bought him in the first place . Our second was quite similar to Crystal Palace's first , defence gets caught flat footed against a free kick - great goal though , harder than it looked . What can I say about our third that others haven't already said , it was sublime , the ball bobbles up nicely and Anderson hits it so sweetly and passes the ball free-kick like past the diving Hennessy .

Onwards And Upwards . :crest:

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Crystal Palace: match thread

Post by Crouchend_Hammer » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:29 pm

brothernero wrote:

Here he is, Mr Contrary.

Tbf I was only being light hearted so no need for that

However it seems that no one else has a huge problem with the West Ham MOTD coverage this week

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Post by Johnny Byrne's Boots » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:48 pm

I did say at the time in this thread that his finish wasn't as easy as he made it look. The ball was a little below knee height with the keeper on the ground and trying to get as high as he could. Hernandez had to hit up on the ball to get it over the keeper but keep it under the bar.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Crystal Palace: match thread

Post by Collison Theory » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:55 pm

Johnny Byrne's Boots wrote:I did say at the time in this thread that his finish wasn't as easy as he made it look. The ball was a little below knee height with the keeper on the ground and trying to get as high as he could. Hernandez had to hit up on the ball to get it over the keeper but keep it under the bar.
Yeah, I thought at the time I could see that shot being missed, lucky for us it dropped to one of the best poachers in the league. Great movement by Pea though, no luck there.

I agree with the analysis. I mean what can you really say about the other two goals other than "he hit that really, really well"? Everyone can see that.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Crystal Palace: match thread

Post by kayahammer » Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:10 am

Up the Junction wrote:36 year-old record matched
http://www.kumb.com/story.php?id=133084
With Fulham up next, what are he odds we net another three. WHich statto can tell us when we last scored 3 in four consecutive games

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Crystal Palace: match thread

Post by kayahammer » Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:12 am

bubbles1966 wrote:Tbf, Lineker purrs about Anderson.

Lineker - the velvet owl.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Crystal Palace: match thread

Post by Samba » Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:50 am

The Old Man of Storr wrote:The runes and the entrails all point to another 3-1 victory for the Mighty West Ham . COYI
TOMoS's entrails were SO close again.. :scarfer:

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Crystal Palace: match thread

Post by ChzMff » Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:01 am

I thought at times our football was exceptional and at others exceptionally sloppy. The Anderson finish was sublime but the passing beforehand was just superb. We got ourselves into great positions with quick one twos and overlaps in the wide areas but our final ball, particularly in the first half, was shoddy.

Zaba was excellent. He never stopped trying to get forward to support the attack and in the main, played Zaha well. He showed all his title winning experience at the end to see the game out and at the same time, wind up the petulant Palace diver. Snodgrass worked his nads off while Noble dictated; the turn to beat two in a tight space showed his bravery on the ball. Rice was again top drawer. His defensive work is great but for me, it’s the quality of his passing, both short and long. I thought it was one of Hernandez’s best games for us and was a tad disappointed to see him go off. He was the only one who moved for his goal. And then Anderson. You sense the anticipation when he gets on the ball. Early days but it’s startkng to feel a bit like that last season at Upton Park where I felt we could beat anyone... I’m sure I will regret saying that when we lose to Fulham. This is West Ham after all!

I am a little concerned with the goals we are giving away, particularly as I think 4 of the 5 regulars at the back (keeper included) have been good this season. :eh:

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Crystal Palace: match thread

Post by hammerman11 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:20 am

a great match and result. we are being entertained and the players are putting some effort in.

not sure why Hernandez was taken off for diagana who looked a little lost. maybe to save Hernandez as we have a lot of games coming up.

MOTM rice followed by snoddy and Anderson.

zaba was great too.
the atmosphere is getting better as we win more !

COYI

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Crystal Palace: match thread

Post by westlondonhammer » Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:48 am

**** me it is entertaining at the moment

All very well taken goals yesterday

Manuel...take a bow grandad

100 million well spent. With arguably some of our best players out we are performing like that...

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Crystal Palace: match thread

Post by Aceface » Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:05 am

The Old Man of Storr wrote:The runes and the entrails all point to another 3-1 victory for the Mighty West Ham . COYI
Samba wrote:TOMoS's entrails were SO close again..
He's getting sloppy Image

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