Watford 1-3 West Ham Utd (24/08/19)

An archive of match day threads originally posted in the General Discussion forum.

Moderator: Gnome

Post Reply
YorksHammer
Posts: 3861
Joined: Thu Jan 14, 2016 4:03 pm

Re: ⚽ Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by YorksHammer » Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:57 pm

I don't think the cup final is a valid reason for Watford tailing off so badly last season. They got ten points from their last 11 league games - extend that to this season and it's ten points from their last 13 league games.

Six of those points came against Fulham and Huddersfield teams that were all but relegated when they played them, too. Granted, they also had losses to Man City, Liverpool, Man United, Arsenal and Chelsea in that run, so the raw stats maybe don't tell the whole truth, but more than anything they looked, and have looked, woefully out of form since they got to 40 points last season, and that has carried over into this season too from what I've seen.

Not saying we'll win easily, and I think this will be a tight one either way, but the 'one eye on the cup final' thing doesn't ring true unless you think they also had one eye on the cup quarter final at the end of February.

User avatar
Suffolk Iron
Posts: 376
Joined: Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:03 pm

Re: ⚽ Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Suffolk Iron » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:11 pm

wolf359 wrote:Cannot see anything beyond a heavy loss, we are ***** against teams that rough us up and Watford will do that. 3/4-0 to them.
We ain't too bright against teams who play lovely silky football either! 1-1

User avatar
Colours never run
Posts: 15176
Joined: Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:46 am
Location: "Be in no doubt, we are part of the most successful stadium migration in history"

Re: ⚽ Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Colours never run » Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:12 pm

Exactly that, Yorks.

User avatar
aaronhammer
Posts: 9388
Joined: Sun Apr 25, 2004 9:34 pm
Location: The Kitman

Re: ⚽ Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by aaronhammer » Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:14 pm

Pleased to see Deeney is out, and Doucoure and Pereyra are doubts, but they still have some good players who can hurt us - Deulofeu is the obvious.

Always a big game for me after growing up locally and lots of family and friends who are supporters (oh and the guy who’s the big furry bee :lol:).

Last year was great walking back through a town centre I used to work in and go out to, after smashing them. With a good forecast, I’d love to do the same again!

User avatar
Paddy O'Hammer
Posts: 9971
Joined: Wed May 23, 2007 10:57 am
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Contact:

Re: ⚽ Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Paddy O'Hammer » Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:26 pm

Can I just say that I have no idea how this match will go.

Still too many unknown (and known) unknowns! It won't be pretty (again)!

User avatar
artlin
Posts: 1208
Joined: Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:23 am
Location: Too far up my own arse

Re: ⚽ Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by artlin » Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:33 am

Welbeck will not be playing. He is not match fit.

User avatar
hammer1975
Posts: 11870
Joined: Mon May 21, 2007 10:16 pm

Re: ⚽ Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by hammer1975 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:25 am

Until players actually walk out on to the pitch to confirm otherwise the following seems to mostly hold true:
- any opposition players rumoured to be ‘doubts’ (rather than injuries which involve operations) have a sudden and miraculous recovery to play a starring role against us, and
- any of our own players rumoured to be a ‘doubt’ are suddenly out for two weeks ... along with at least one other (allegedly totally fit) player who becomes injured from nowhere and without being rumoured.

Swiss Pauli
Posts: 4083
Joined: Sun Aug 22, 2004 12:44 pm
Location: Reading

Re: ⚽ Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Swiss Pauli » Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:27 am

4-2-3-1: Fabianski; Fredericks, Balbuena, Diop, Masuaku; Rice, Snodgrass; Antonio, Lanzini, Anderson; Haller.
Subs: Roberto, Zabaleta, Ogbonna, Noble, Wilshere, Fornals, Hernandez.

WAT 2-1 WHU

User avatar
Georgee Paris
Posts: 22117
Joined: Fri Jan 30, 2004 3:07 pm
Location: RUSH HOUR CRUSH

Re: ⚽ Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Georgee Paris » Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:47 am

4-0 West Ham - back in the game

User avatar
Moxy
Posts: 1890
Joined: Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:45 pm
Location: Romford

Re: ⚽ Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Moxy » Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:26 am

Georgee Paris wrote:4-0 West Ham - back in the game
This :crest:

hammerman11
Posts: 5566
Joined: Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:01 pm

Re: ⚽ Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by hammerman11 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:27 am

they haven't won for ages, haven't scored a goal yet ---- along come west ham ?????????

I think not this time. apply ourselves and we will win through.

cant see noble starting this one as only just back in training.

we need to compete centrally so maybe snoddy in for 60 mins

fab
fredericks diop Balbuena masuaka
rice Snodgrass lanzini
Antonio haller Anderson

subs Roberto Johnson ogbonna noble forrnals Hernandez yarmolenko

give jack the weekend off. he can play in wales

2-0 hammers haller and antonio

HighWycombeHammer
Posts: 239
Joined: Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:37 pm
Location: High Wycombe

Re: ⚽ Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by HighWycombeHammer » Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:47 am

As MP always says 'we have to think and play like a big team'. We have the squad 'on paper' to have a far better season than last year. Investment has been good.

Teams like Watford in that middle third should not be worrying us anymore.

I will be disappointed with anything less than a win because they are in a poor place at the moment. Get a goal and there heads will drop (we know that feeling).

Looking forward to a good drink in the Moon and a nice sunny day for the footy.

9 am bus from high Wycombe. Can't wait.

User avatar
dodger
Posts: 12070
Joined: Fri Jul 11, 2003 12:16 pm
Location: Scotland / London / Japan / somewhere in between the 3

Re: ⚽ Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by dodger » Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:50 am

The next two games really are a litmus test for this season and for Pellegrini.

The first two matches we had ready-made excuses for our performances - we played Man City in the first and had a few injuries to key players in the second. There are no excuses in these matches. We play a team who were of a similar level to us last season followed by a newly-promoted club. We have our best players fit. Should be looking at a very minimum of 4 points.

Rockhampton Hammer
Posts: 666
Joined: Thu Jun 30, 2011 12:53 pm

Re: ⚽ Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Rockhampton Hammer » Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:10 am

Just because that sad saggy faced git Lawro says we'll lose. I'll go with us to win 1 - 3 COYI

User avatar
Burnley Hammer
Posts: 6968
Joined: Thu Jun 21, 2007 12:19 pm
Location: was Colne, Burnley, Hull, Colchester, Norwich, Derby.... Now Nottingham
Contact:

Re: ⚽ Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Burnley Hammer » Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:47 am

I'm going to miss watching this as I'm out all day - which generally means that we're going to play really well.

User avatar
artlin
Posts: 1208
Joined: Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:23 am
Location: Too far up my own arse

Re: ⚽ Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by artlin » Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:59 am

Georgee Paris wrote:4-0 West Ham - back in the game
That's more like it. A positive prediction.

Far too much doom and gloom around here.

The weather will be perfect, our team will look gorgeous in their away strip and we will win.

COYRRGSWB"SLANB"I

:scarfer:

User avatar
Patito
Posts: 10112
Joined: Sun Mar 15, 2015 12:51 pm
Location: Irons

Re: ⚽ Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Patito » Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:18 am

Looking forward to this one :crest:

Haller to open his account...

User avatar
JustJoe85
Posts: 123
Joined: Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:41 pm

Re: ⚽ Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by JustJoe85 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:29 am

No Deeney is good for us here. Diop seems to struggle more with physical strikers as seen in the Brighton goal last week. With Delefoeu and Pereyra I fancy he will be more happy as they aren't going to rough him up in the air as much.

Flip side is their big strong midfield could run over us if we don't get hold of the ball like we struggled after the first 20 mins last week. Hopefully with Anotnio, Noble, Haller and Anderson (yes really) we will have a bit more physicality to match them. Don't think all of the above need to play but some will help Rice out for sure and with Haller I'm confident the ball will stick better up top.

Given all that I've no idea how I see this one going. Winnable, definitely but we are West Ham so could be 4-0 either way and anything in between

User avatar
likemydreams
Posts: 1912
Joined: Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:13 pm

Re: ⚽ Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by likemydreams » Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:45 am

Anderson 2 Hellar 1 3-1 the hammers :scarfer:

User avatar
since86
Posts: 306
Joined: Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:33 am
Location: In the mixer

Re: ⚽ Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by since86 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:04 am

3-1
Haller hat-trick!
Now how’s that for positive thinking

:scarfer:

Post Reply