West Ham Utd 1-0 Arsenal (12/01/19)

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Arsenal: match thread

Post by Sir_Trevor » Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:49 pm

westham,eggyandchips wrote:Other than their front 2, none of the other nine players that started the game for Arsenal today would get near our team.

Laters Arnie.
There's the answer then. Just need to sign Auba to replace Arnie now. Surely he woudl like to play in a team where he gets some service :D

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Arsenal: match thread

Post by Puff Daddy » Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:51 pm

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Crowd or tickets sold?
Why would anyone buy a ticket and not attend. Sorry, I don't get it

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Arsenal: match thread

Post by Beavis Danzig » Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:51 pm

the owner downer of the day was seeing people shuffle for the exits it the 85th minute when we're 1-0 up and eight minutes away from beating the goon at home for the first time in over a decade.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Arsenal: match thread

Post by Vic_Watson » Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:53 pm

Puff Daddy wrote:Why would anyone buy a ticket and not attend. Sorry, I don't get it
STHs who dont turn up. I think they're still counted.

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Post by westlondonhammer » Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:53 pm

eastsider wrote:I think each and everyone played well today and that includes Carrol when he came on.
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This

Everyone knew what they were doing and executed brilliantly

Absolutely brilliant performance and result

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Arsenal: match thread

Post by The Old Man of Storr » Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:54 pm

Just finished watching the whole match - we had too many people in the house for me to watch it ' live ' in comfort - Thought we matched them all over the park , could have gone in 1-0 up at half time but hey-ho the young lad made up for it .
It might not have looked like the best of games , too many stops and starts , we didn't let them play their usual game and they didn't let us play ours - the difference was Declan Rice , what a great kid he is , the antithesis of Marko Arnautovic , modest , a little on the shy side , the ultimate Boy Next Door and I'm so happy he plays for West Ham . However , whenever we beat a top team like Arsenal it's never about just one man , it's about the whole team , everyone played their part , well done , lads .

As for Marko Arnautovic , it's a shame what's going on with him , this season could have been the best since 2015/16 and it probably still will be but it could have been so much better if only Marko had asked for a transfer next summer and played his part for the whole of this season .
I'm not going to pretend I know the ins and outs of all this - is he being driven out by the owners , are they trying to cash in on one of their best assets , is his brother trying to engineer a move or engineer a pay rise ?
If it's the latter then pay him what he's worth , give him parity with the highest paid West Ham player and let's be a happy squad once more - this season could turn out to be something special , I really hope Marko Arnautovic is part of it .

Anyway , well done , West Ham , that was a superb win over one of the best teams in the Premiership .


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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Arsenal: match thread

Post by DasNutNock » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:06 pm

I don't think we "matched" them at all. We dominated them, and they had no answer for our tactics or quality.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Arsenal: match thread

Post by Vic_Watson » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:16 pm

Some talk about Arsenal being "off" their game. Fact is we didn't give them the time/space to be "on" it.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Arsenal: match thread

Post by hammer1975 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:20 pm

Really enjoyable game

As someone who gave Cresswell a hard time recently - thought he played very well today

Oh, and - can DL please start the next match thread :wink:

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Post by fmgod » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:22 pm

Vic_Watson wrote:Some talk about Arsenal being "off" their game. Fact is we didn't give them the time/space to be "on" it.
Who ever did the scouting job on them did it to perfection, we pressed ultra high, at times we had 5 or 6 players in their half when we didn't have the ball, forcing them to make mistakes or go long and lose the ball.

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Post by SussexExile » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:33 pm

Don’t ever remember us being that comfortable against them. Perfect balance of tactical awareness, guile and work rate. Rice really is unbelievable. Mark of how consistent he’s been, he misplaced a pass early in the game and I struggled to think of any other time he’d done it this season. He’s immense, for his age it’s incredible, plays with the awareness of someone 10 years older. Hats off to Snodders and Carroll when they came on. There was a 5 min spell when they pressed and terrorised their back 4, didn’t give them a second to dwell on the ball. From first whistle to last was a pleasure to watch. Very happy Hammer tonight.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Arsenal: match thread

Post by -DL- » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:35 pm

hammer1975 wrote: Oh, and - can DL please start the next match thread :wink:
Look no further than below this one 8-)

http://kumb.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=173990" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Arsenal: match thread

Post by Moxy » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:38 pm

Why did we win today? Because we have the best manager in my lifetime (29 years young) and he knows exactly what he is doing. Absolute class act.

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Post by Up the Junction » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:42 pm

Post-match press conference: Manuel Pellegrini v Arsenal [audio]
http://www.kumb.com/story.php?id=133177

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Arsenal: match thread

Post by Vic_Watson » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:54 pm

2nd on MotD tonight. :thup:

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Arsenal: match thread

Post by arlhe » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:54 pm

About six players who could claim to be motm. Most tellingly it wasn't Fabianski...

My sympathies to three STHs who stand near me but overstayed at half-time and missed Declan's first goal for us.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Arsenal: match thread

Post by johnnyb » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:58 pm

Glad to say Arsenal are nowhere near as good as in Wenger's time. Long may it continue.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Arsenal: match thread

Post by smuts » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:59 pm

hammerleroy wrote:Don't know if anyone has complimented Zabaleta yet but what a pro he is. Up and down the pitch, works his socks off. We'd be in ***** street without him I know that. Just my opinion of course.
The guy is an absolute gem and just doesnt stop. Man City fans said his legs had gone.....What was he like when he had them? :D

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Arsenal: match thread

Post by HammerAl » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:09 pm

Wouldn’t have many of their players in our team. Possibly three at most? Still, absolutely delighted with that win today.

Irons!

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Arsenal: match thread

Post by johnnyb » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:13 pm

Little boy about 6 to dad today "Who is the no.5?". Dad answers "Zabaleta". Little boy replies "I really like him, he tries very hard doesn't he?"

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