Manchester City 1-0 West Ham Utd (27/02/19)

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Manchester City 1-0 West Ham Utd (27/02/19)

Post by Samba » Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:46 am

K/O 8pm.
No longer on BT Sport owing to City reaching the League Cup final..

Be just like us to go up there & get a result but as most of us don't want Liverpool to win the title..
might just be a win/win, for a change!

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Re: ⚽ Manchester City v West Ham Utd: match thread (27/02)

Post by vietnammer » Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:18 am

Wondered who would dare to start this one.

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Post by Al Fisti » Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:49 am

------------------------Fabianski------------------------

Fredericks------Diop----Ogbonna-------Cresswell

------------------Noble----------Rice---------------------

Antonio----------------Lanzini---------------Anderson

------------------------Arnautovic-------------------------
Would prefer Nasri on the right wing but if he still isn´t fit, start Antonio

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Re: ⚽ Manchester City v West Ham Utd: match thread (27/02)

Post by mumbles87 » Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:04 am

Al Fisti wrote:
------------------------Fabianski------------------------

Fredericks------Diop----Ogbonna-------Cresswell

------------------Noble----------Rice---------------------

Antonio----------------Lanzini---------------Anderson

------------------------Arnautovic-------------------------
Would prefer Nasri on the right wing but if he still isn´t fit, start Antonio
I’d swap Noble from snodgrass tbh he can really deliver the deadballs and has been decent in the centre

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Post by One Peter Butler » Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:14 am

Can we not play the reserves just to really antagonise Klopp?

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Post by Al Fisti » Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:15 am

mumbles87 wrote:

I’d swap Noble from snodgrass tbh he can really deliver the deadballs and has been decent in the centre
Would appreciate that in general, but the problem could be that we are defensively too little solid against a team like City.

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Post by Swiss Pauli » Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:30 am

I'd like to see the same formation as against Liverpool: a defensive 4-3-3 with Hernandez working his socks off and Antonio and Anderson offering threat on the counter.

If we're still in the game then bring on Arnie and Lanzini on the hour to grab a goal. Chuck Nasri on for the last ten for good measure.

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Re: ⚽ Manchester City v West Ham Utd: match thread (27/02)

Post by Puff Daddy » Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:46 am

Pointless trying to beat them at their own game, you just can't, they'd put on the after burners and rip you apart, so our only option is to adjust our game to suit the opposition and it is the only option and that means, park the bus

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Post by Al Fisti » Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:12 am

Puff Daddy wrote:Pointless trying to beat them at their own game, you just can't, they'd put on the after burners and rip you apart, so our only option is to adjust our game to suit the opposition and it is the only option and that means, park the bus
Hope, we don´t do it, cause City prefers that, and they have the indivual class to break us with their very good winger play and fast combination football.

Better to play a good pressing in the midfield

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Post by Crouchend_Hammer » Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:27 am

Same team for me
No messing about with it

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Re: ⚽ Manchester City v West Ham Utd: match thread (27/02)

Post by e17 » Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:33 am

Couldn’t care less about the title race. This lot bare no resemblance to the Citeh side that used to be many’s “northern team” back in the day... they became a vulgar example of everything wrong with modern football a few years back.

Would be fantastic to get a draw or a win against them, don’t care less if that assists Liverpool, don’t understand why any WHU suppporter would see a “win” from our club losing.

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Post by HammerMan2004 » Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:44 am

Can’t imagine any of their boys will want to miss the final on Sunday 8-)

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Post by Hammersfaniow » Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:02 am

HammerMan2004 wrote:Can’t imagine any of their boys will want to miss the final on Sunday 8-)
So they might take it easy in order not to be injured for the cup final ?

Only trouble is that the final is this Sunday, not next

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Post by HammerMan2004 » Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:07 am

Errr. Yeah. Fair point. :lol:

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Post by The Old Man of Storr » Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:07 am

e17 wrote:Couldn’t care less about the title race. This lot bare no resemblance to the Citeh side that used to be many’s “northern team” back in the day... they became a vulgar example of everything wrong with modern football a few years back.

Would be fantastic to get a draw or a win against them, don’t care less if that assists Liverpool, don’t understand why any WHU suppporter would see a “win” from our club losing.
Wot E Z .

But Crystal Palace went up there and won 2-3 and Newcastle beat them 2-1 just recently , no reason why we shouldn't get a result .

Snodgrass up front on his own , his mission - close down the Manchester defence - Antonio right , Anderson left , Arnautovic in the hole behind them , Noble the midfield Maestro conducting everything behind them - result = West Ham win .

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Re: ⚽ Manchester City v West Ham Utd: match thread (27/02)

Post by TommyHammer » Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:09 am

You never know, but we have to pick and choose our battles in this one. Can't just go all out like we tried to do at home as we'll just get turned over again.

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Re: ⚽ Manchester City v West Ham Utd: match thread (27/02)

Post by arlhe » Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:12 am

4-0.

A bit less painful than normal, perhaps, because it's expected but with the open way of playing we have, I can't see anything other than a hatful for them.

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Re: ⚽ Manchester City v West Ham Utd: match thread (27/02)

Post by prophet:marginal » Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:25 am

Back on the bench for Zabaleta, please; if we can't come close to matching City for skill, we should deploy our paciest option at FB.

I think we will suffer with both Noble and Snodgrass in the middle with Rice, because, again, they have insufficient levels of pace and stamina to last the pace against City.

A clean sheet is beyond our reach, save for unlikely circumstances.

I am relaxed about who starts up top, but imagine that our best ploy would be to give two players a half each as the focal point of our attack.

Can't see past a home win here. An away point would however allow our short unbeaten run to keep going in the right direction.

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Re: ⚽ Manchester City v West Ham Utd: match thread (27/02)

Post by bubbles1966 » Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:32 am

Since last season their form at home is: P 33 W 29 D 2 L 2 F 110 A 25

So we're probably 10/1 to get at least a draw, about 16/1 to win.

We have enough about us to score against them - we missed a fair few chances in the home game this year and netted in both fixtures last season.

Our defending can't be even vaguely like it was last night early in the game.

I'm far from convinced that Hernandez should play and Fredericks or Zabaleta is a choice to be made at RB.

One small thing that may count in our favour is that we have 5 days between games, whilst they only have 3 and have played a cup final. Yes, they have an enormous squad, but.....

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Re: ⚽ Manchester City v West Ham Utd: match thread (27/02)

Post by Puff Daddy » Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:53 am

They normally score at The Etihad within the first 3 minutes. If we can keep them out that long, then by parking the bus, we have a chance. 4-6-0 is the way to go

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