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

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Re: ⚽ Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by WienIron » Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:51 pm

With Doucoure and Capoue in for them, and Haller in for us, this will be a really interesting early test for Pelle's set up for the season.

Will also be an early indicator for how much we see of Snodgrass this season.

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Re: ⚽ Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by StevePottsGoalsReel » Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:53 pm

Wasn't feeling confident, but just noticed we're wearing the new white kit.

Fairly certain we will win every game we play wearing that kit.

COYI!!

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Re: ⚽ Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Ted Fenton » Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:55 pm

Swiss Pauli wrote:No Snodders or Wilshere in the 18 a bit of a shock.
Being saved for the game against mighty Newport.

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Re: ⚽ Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by traxop » Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:57 pm

If Yarmolenko is starting then we're guarantee to see some smart positional play on the counter. The thing that stood out for me last year with Yarmolenko - before his injury - was his outlet runs on the counter. Made it very easy for Rice by making obvious runs from deep and out wide.

The 'from deep' is the crucial part, it allows Rice to make that simple diagonal pass - after breaking up play - along the ground to target that's moving forward into space rather forcing Rice to hit long diagonals over the top because Antonio is trying to play off the opponent's shoulders. We might just see some fluid Wing play today.
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Re: ⚽ Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by ashbanki » Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:58 pm

Has Balbuena had a dump in the manager's portaloo?

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Re: ⚽ Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Patito » Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:58 pm

Good shout traxop :thup:

I like Yarmo, hope he does well today.

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Re: ⚽ Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Paolopaul » Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:00 pm

I'm not sure how pellegrini can have watched the game against Brighton and decided not to start Antonio today. Surprised Balbuena doesn't start either.

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Re: ⚽ Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Graza » Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:01 pm

Not sure about keeping on titting around with the centre half pairing, but a very attacking team, Noble back, Anderson back, Haller back, Yarmalenko starts. I'm happy.

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Re: ⚽ Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by smuts » Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:03 pm

Noble pen 1-0! :scarfer:

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Re: ⚽ Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by 61dicksey » Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:03 pm

Penalty scored by Mr Noble 1-0

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Re: ⚽ Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Shy Ted » Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:04 pm

Noble

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Re: ⚽ Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Patito » Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:04 pm

I ****ing love you Nobes :crest:

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Re: ⚽ Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by traxop » Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:04 pm

Beautiful through-ball from Anderson to start all that.

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Re: ⚽ Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by happy.hooker » Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:04 pm

Great start

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Re: ⚽ Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by delbert » Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:04 pm

Noble's back........ :scarfer:

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Re: ⚽ Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Al Fisti » Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:04 pm

:scarfer:

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Re: ⚽ Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by MorthwylMawr » Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:04 pm

Terrific start! Hopefully that gives us something to build on

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Re: ⚽ Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Crossd_Hammrs » Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:05 pm

Bugger me, not only did I miss a goal already but it was one for us too! :scarfer:

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Re: ⚽ Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by mrbluesky » Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:05 pm

The difference Nobes inclusion makes to the team.

#belief

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Re: ⚽ Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Paddy O'Hammer » Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:06 pm

Now to sit back for the next 85 mins :P

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