PSF: West Ham Utd 0-1 Newcastle Utd (20/07/19)

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PSF: West Ham Utd 0-1 Newcastle Utd (20/07/19)

Post by Ricardo » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:32 pm

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Saturday 20th July 2019
Kick Off: 11.00am BST

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Hongkou Stadium
Capacity: 33.060
Opened: March 1999

Previous Match: West Ham United 1 - 4 Manchester City

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Steve Bruce - Football Manager, Author and man who looks like he is impersonating his own Nan.

In what appears to have been an ambitiously short space of time between 1999 and 2000, the literary titan wrote three thrilling novels, and published them just as briskly. We’re not sure why he did this, but we do know that he gets a bit sheepish when it’s brought up in interviews, and the exact details of the arrangement he had with Paragon Press Publishing are far from common knowledge. There are even rumours he didn’t actually write the books himself, but I refuse to believe such hearsay.

Anyway, after some gnashing and wailing following the sequel’s meteoric surge in price, (from £70 to over £250) a mysterious fellow Bruce fan sent me the second novel, Sweeper, in exchange for my copy of the first. The result is the review that lies before you. Sit back, unwind, and let me escort you through Bruce’s second volume, a warren of intrigue featuring Yugoslavian warlords, lesbian prostitutes, Nazi-hunting spies and much, much more besides…

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The first thing you need to know about Bruce’s novels is that each balances its bone-warpingly tedious mystery plot on a flimsy scaffold of footballing truisms and trite ruminations on modern life. The star of the series is Steve Barnes, football manager and occasional amateur murder detective.

Not everyone has “a good GCSE in English” like Bruce, so you may not twig that this Barnes fellow is actually an ingeniously devised author surrogate for the man himself. This is just one of many high-concept literary devices used throughout the text, like random commas and names that change spelling from time to time.

Another is Bruce’s construction of his own maddeningly specific network of fictional clubs. It’s called the Bruniverse (by me) and it’s a world very much like our own, excepting his decision to mangle the names of those clubs with which he has been connected, as well as an increasingly large, seemingly randomly smattering of others. It’s like a pound-shop Westeros, only made up entirely of places you imagine voted for Brexit despite being largely dependent on EU funding.


https://thesetpieces.com/features/sweep ... ce-review/

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Post by Noble Man » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:46 pm

Must win game!!

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Post by BondsoBob » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:53 pm

FFS! I'm going to buy all the books! :lol:

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Re: West Ham United v Newcastle United: Asia Trophy Match Thread

Post by HammerMan2004 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:55 pm

New manager bounce? :arry:

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Re: West Ham United v Newcastle United: Asia Trophy Match Thread

Post by stu1 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:21 pm

Newcastle are in disarray as a club right now, I reckon they’ll beat us 2-1 to extinguish some of the optimism following the signing of Haller.

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Post by Up the Junction » Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:03 pm

Great stuff Ricardo. :thup:

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Post by Patito » Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:21 pm

Brilliant Ricardo :D

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Post by Cuenca 'ammer » Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:48 pm

just seen that the game is on 11:00 a.m. Sat UK time

bugger that's 5:00 a.m. here, I am going to struggle to get up that early...especially for a pre season.

now watch, we'll bag 6 or 7 most of which will be worldies.....

:D

oh I forgot...

one of the guys I play pickleball with is interested in the PL and I gave him some insight into how it kind of evolved.

anyway he's decided to follow more games this coming season and has vowed to become a 'ammer !!!!!!!!!

he read up all about the team and our origins etc. he's excited and wants to get together to watch a game so we will.

another lad here was born in Dublin, lived in London for a while and then in South Africa.

He's a Dog Head !!!!!!

:D

anyway we've doubled the number of 'ammers fans in Cuenca and no doubt Ecuador by 100% !!!!!!!!

:D

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Re: West Ham United v Newcastle United: Asia Trophy Match Thread

Post by hammerman11 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:51 am

another game another level of fitness. should beat them but probably wont ! plenty of changes

fabianski
Johnson diop reid cresswell
rice wilshere Cullen
yarmolenko Hernandez diagana

subs martin fredericks ogbonna noble lanzini antonio anderson

1-0 west ham

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Re: West Ham United v Newcastle United: Asia Trophy Match Thread

Post by Pob! » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:41 am

All about fitness fitness fitness...

Hopefully a win against a poor Newcastle side however I won't lose my mind if we lose..

COYI :scarfer:

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Post by r99c » Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:21 am

Bruce can do one

Started giving it the biggun before we were relegated under Sir Trev saying in the papers how he hoped we would go down etc etc because of how we played against Man U on that last game of the 94/95 season, bloke holds a grudge, **** em, hope we win 6-0 so their fans kick off even more than theyre going to at the start of the season :lol:

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Re: West Ham United v Newcastle United: Asia Trophy Match Thread

Post by iLoveLasagne » Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:33 am

I can't wait...and 11am is actually a great time. Have a little lie in, a bit of breakfast and a nice cuppa then football! :thup:

It never rains but it pours up there...
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/newc ... -93t3gnkzk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by Aceface » Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:43 am

I'm ****ing dying here. 'Sweeper!' Jesus Christ. Image

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Post by Phil S » Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:29 am

iLoveLasagne wrote:I can't wait...and 11am is actually a great time. Have a little lie in, a bit of breakfast and a nice cuppa then football! :thup:

It never rains but it pours up there...
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/newc ... -93t3gnkzk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
less of a lie in I'm afraid.

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Kick off time for the West Ham vs Newcastle game in Shanghai tomorrow has been pushed back an hour. Starts at 5pm local time, 10am UK time.
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Re: West Ham United v Newcastle United: Asia Trophy Match Thread

Post by k-r-c » Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:54 am

That doesn't make sense? Surely its pushed back it would be 12 UK time. So its been moved forward then if its now 10am?

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Post by Phil S » Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:29 pm

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Apologies, got the kick off time tweet wrong. My bad. It’s been brought forward to 5pm local time, not pushed back. 10am in the UK. #WHUFC

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Post by bubbles1966 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:02 pm

Phil S wrote:Sam Inkersole
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Apologies, got the kick off time tweet wrong. My bad. It’s been brought forward to 5pm local time, not pushed back. 10am in the UK. #WHUFC
Good of them to do it; I told them I needed to be on the road at 12 so they moved the kick off.

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Re: West Ham United v Newcastle United: Asia Trophy Match Thread

Post by Cuenca 'ammer » Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:08 pm

way too early for me just for a friendly....plus I'll be a little hung over !!!!!

(as usual)

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Post by kayahammer » Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:38 am

Aceface wrote:I'm ****ing dying here. 'Sweeper!' Jesus Christ. Image

The guys a literary genius. That's what his mum said on the back cover quotes

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Re: West Ham United v Newcastle United: Asia Trophy Match Thread

Post by vietnammer » Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:52 am

Can't see any live streams anywhere, not FB or official site.

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