West Ham Utd 0-2 Watford (22/12/18)

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West Ham Utd 0-2 Watford (22/12/18)

Post by My_Sobriquet » Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:45 pm

My first game of the season coming up from Cornwall.

I’d swap obiang for Noble as my only change. Noble played some excellent passes but also some suicidal ones yesterday. Also obiang’s athleticism improved us no end when he came on.

Really feel we need a fist choice midfield partner for Rice in Jan.

3-1 to the cockney boys.

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Post by DasNutNock » Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:15 pm

When is the ref for this one announced?

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Post by My_Sobriquet » Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:29 pm

DasNutNock wrote:When is the ref for this one announced?
It’s lee mason mate

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Re: ⚽ West Ham United vs Watford FC: match thread

Post by BondsoBob » Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:36 pm

We should win this. Taking nothing for granted. 2-0 to the Mighty Hammers. :scarfer:

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Re: ⚽ West Ham United vs Watford FC: match thread

Post by bubbles1966 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:17 pm

They appear to be a slightly different proposition to the team we've played in recent years - smaller, more technical with Pererya, Quina, Delofeu in their midfield/attack.

Their form is also the opposite of ours - 4 wins in the first 4 games, but only 12 points from the last 13.

This game has also been one of the more entertaining ones at Stratford in the last couple of years and with top 6 as the possible prize this should be a humdinger .

I've had a few doubts about our CBs/CMs in the last few games and this lot are better going forward than those we've recently defeated so a tweak or two might be in order. Mitrovic bullied Balbuena all through the first half yesterday - Deeney up next week, while our midfield needs to be alert to the runs and movement of Delofeou and Pererya.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham United vs Watford FC: match thread

Post by WorcesterWHU » Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:27 pm

My_Sobriquet wrote:My first game of the season coming up from Cornwall.

I’d swap obiang for Noble as my only change. Noble played some excellent passes but also some suicidal ones yesterday. Also obiang’s athleticism improved us no end when he came on.
First and foremost, enjoy the game :)

However whilst Noble did play one bad pass in our own half it wasn't quite as spectacular as Obiang forgetting where he - and the ball - was, allowing it go out of play after he came on. I thought the poor bloke had some form of mental break.

I'd stick with the same 11.

Tough game but I reckon we could nick it; 1-0 and Hernandez to get it.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham United vs Watford FC: match thread

Post by Puff Daddy » Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:36 pm

This one unlocks a real long winning run. I think it's the most difficult of all of our next 5 matches, but I'm still going for a comfortable 3-0 Irons win

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Post by SullySpecial » Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:38 pm

Easy. 5-0. Boom.

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Post by ohsnap » Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:42 pm

think this will be our hardest match since City by quite some distance, they will come and have a good go i'm sure. I'd be tempted to play Creswell for this one if he's fit enough for it although will trust Pellers decision :crest:

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Post by BondsoBob » Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:43 pm

SullySpecial wrote:Easy. 5-0. Boom.
That's the spirit !

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Post by Paddy O'Hammer » Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:45 pm

Need to really think about this one............................

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Re: ⚽ West Ham United vs Watford FC: match thread

Post by Albie Beck » Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:05 pm

Take your time Paddy.... :D

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Post by Samba » Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:10 pm

This has been the one in our 'easy run' that I've been a bit worried about. To me, they've been one of our more recent bogie-teams but we did beat them here in February.
A home (& a straight 5th) win would be a VERY welcome, early Christmas present.
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Re: ⚽ West Ham United vs Watford FC: match thread

Post by DasNutNock » Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:39 pm

My_Sobriquet wrote:It’s lee mason mate
I don’t know why I even asked.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham United vs Watford FC: match thread

Post by kayahammer » Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:47 pm

Five wins on the bounce to take us past Man Utd.

When was the last time we won five on the bounce?

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Post by Samba » Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:25 pm

kayahammer wrote:Five wins on the bounce to take us past Man Utd.
When was the last time we won five on the bounce?
Bloody 'ell, you're going back a bit now.
Better ask Cuenca... :wink:

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Post by Cuenca 'ammer » Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:28 pm

kayahammer wrote:Five wins on the bounce to take us past Man Utd.
When was the last time we won five on the bounce?
Samba wrote: Bloody 'ell, you're going back a bit now.
Better ask Cuenca... :wink:
not sure even my old best mate Noah would remember that !!!!!!!

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Re: ⚽ West Ham United vs Watford FC: match thread

Post by stu1 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:37 pm

Last time we won 5 in the row in the league was under Pardew, where we also won 2 in the cup during the run.

The run consistented of:

1 Aston Villa vs West Ham 2 (Zamora & Harewood)
2 West Ham vs Fulham 1 ( Ferdinand & Benayoun)
2 Arsenal vs West Ham 3 (Reo-Coker, Zamora & Etherington)
2 West Ham vs Sunderland 0 (Ashton & Konchesky)
3 West Ham vs Birmingham (Harewood x2 & Ashton)

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Re: ⚽ West Ham United vs Watford FC: match thread

Post by thejackhammer » Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:38 am

Watford coming to attack us will help us. The counter-attack is our biggest weapon. Snodgrass’ goal magnifies that. Rice, Noble, Anderson, Snodgrass back to front in seconds.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham United vs Watford FC: match thread

Post by Cuenca 'ammer » Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:00 am

as a slight aside and talking about back to front in as many seconds...

Pique got the ball in his own box played a pass and kept motoring. got it back played another ball and kept going. Messi ends up taking a couple of interchanges passes it to Pique who neatly steps around the ball, fakes the defender and sticks it away.

smiles all around..goal number 5.

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:D

hope Diop or The General does something similar next Saturday. this place would go into meltdown !!!!!!!

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