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

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Arsenal: match thread

Post by Puff Daddy » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:29 pm

johnnyb wrote: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?"
That is wonderful from a little lad aged 6 to be so observant and to notice that as the position Zabs plays is hardly the most glamourous on the pitch :thup:

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Post by Wilko1304 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:33 pm

Declan was 10/10

But I just wanna say a word for Cresswell. Excellent today, absolutely excellent. Don't need another left back in if he continues playing as he is.

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Post by Tristan Shout » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:37 pm

I so badly need a gif of Anderson adjusting his gloves, I work with loads of gooners and it would be brilliant for our work WhatsApp group

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Post by Vic_Watson » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:45 pm

johnnyb wrote: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?"
Spot on analysis. Get him on MotD!

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Post by S-H » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:53 pm

Gooner forums make for interesting reading, seems weird reading Arsenal fans wishing they had a number of of our players in their first team, would suggest that we're heading in the right direction.

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Post by Colours never run » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:53 pm

jastons wrote:So impressed again by the way we killed the game in the last half hour.

:thup:

We were in complete control. West Ham of old would have sat back and ended up loosing the game, today we went looking for a second :scarfer:

100% and some. I've noticed it more and more when we win under Pellegrini. It really does show he likes his team's to remain focused until the last minute and to not let up attacking. You can tell he comes from the school of thought, best form of defence, is attack. I feel as if I'm dreaming watching us currently play this way, because I've wanted us to do this for decades.

Sticking 11 men behind the ball and parking a bus trying to nick a goal can forever kiss my arse! I just dread the day Pellegrini and his footballing philosophy finally leave us, but that's for many years to come yet....

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Post by steveyrockstar » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:06 pm

Moxy wrote: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.
To be fair, public opinion on managers can swing dramatically after 4 or 5 games, and Pellers has only been here for 6 months or so. However, I do make you very probably right :wink:

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Post by steveyrockstar » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:08 pm

I'm used to this lot smashing us 3 or 4-0 in recent seasons. However, even before the game, I thought that the gap between the two sides had greatly shrunk. The match proved it. There's not really much between us and I fully expect us to finish 7th or 8th this season. Given that it's a transitional season, that's pretty impressive.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Arsenal: match thread

Post by Paddy O'Hammer » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:56 pm

Vic_Watson wrote:2nd on MotD tonight. :thup:
We were 2nd on BT's MOTD thing also!

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Post by sendô » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:05 pm

A solid enough performance today, a few stand outs particularly Rice, Zab, Cress and Antonio. There was also slightly disappointing games from Arnie and Ogbonna. Plenty of sloppy passing and giving away possession cheaply all round, but nonetheless a home win and a clean sheet. It's a shame we couldn't put to the sword a team that was so clearly inferior to you, but sometimes when you play these sides they drag you down to their level.

Still, Bournemouth away next week which we know will be a much tougher challenge, so we should all be satisfied with the routine win and no injuries or bans.

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Post by Abominable Snowflake » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:10 pm

31 points in January, 9th in the PL and an attendance of 60,000. Very happy with the progress to date.

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Post by RM10 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:11 pm

wheres your Arsenal gone, quality,they really are close to their other twats in N.London.

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Post by wolf359 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:33 pm

On motd now. Let’s see what the morons say about us.

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Post by wolf359 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:43 pm

Jenas just added 20mill to Rice’s value. Very positive about Nasri.

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Post by southbrishammer » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:56 pm

Based solely on MOTD highlights, Nasri looks like a fantastic signing. When he got the ball 20 yards out and just waited for Anderson to arrive, he looked so cool and calm, which hopefully will spread across the team.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Arsenal: match thread

Post by gosling67 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:00 pm

Beavis Danzig wrote: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.
In our section, the only people leaving at that time were obvious gooners :scarfer:

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Post by Ludeksgloves » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:01 pm

Its probably been mentioned, but I was so happy to see the players reaction to Rice getting his first goal. They really looked pleased for him. In a time where football is about primadonnas, player power and money, its great to see a home-grown player blossom the way Rice is. The players know that he is special.

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Post by MrMoon » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:20 pm

Tristan Shout wrote:I so badly need a gif of Anderson adjusting his gloves, I work with loads of gooners and it would be brilliant for our work WhatsApp group

With my compliments Sir!

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Arsenal: match thread

Post by prophet:marginal » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:26 pm

A legend is born

In truth today, some of his 2nd half work was pure entertainment today.

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Post by chigwells finest » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:44 pm

S-H wrote:Gooner forums make for interesting reading, seems weird reading Arsenal fans wishing they had a number of of our players in their first team, would suggest that we're heading in the right direction.
even when they went on their 22 match unbeaten run , i thought they were extremely fortunate in many of them , im also still rankled that we lost there 3-1 , when in truth we outplayed them for most of the game .

they have got out of trouble with lacazette & aubamayangs 2nd half goals, but the last few games have highlighted their shortcomings ., and long may their malaise continue .

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