⚽ Aston Villa v West Ham United: Match Thread

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Re: ⚽ Aston Villa v West Ham United: Match Thread

Post by Chicken Run Supreme » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:45 pm

I never had a problem with Villa. Maybe it was the Claret n Blue and a traditional white away kit but I was pleased when they won the old Div One title in 1981, the same season we smashed the old Div Two. However whatever soft spot I had for them disappeared with the whole Mannygate affair, hate them now and hope we spank them Monday night.
Great ground, but **** em.

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Post by szola » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:47 pm

These are the tricky games.
Away from home, against a side we should beat.

Will be interesting to see what Pellegrini's plan B looks like, now that Antonio is injured for some time.

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Post by FAH_1973 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:51 pm

Puff Daddy wrote:
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Never liked Aston Villa. Dunno why, just haven't
I am the same. Think their fans are one of the most fickle around.

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Post by FAH_1973 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:54 pm

Part of my dislike for them is due to growing up in the west midlands and everyone assuming I was a Villa fan when they saw the claret shirt.

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Post by EastVillageHammer » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:43 pm

Mike Dean. On TV.

I've previously suggested the score will be 2-2. I will go one prediction further and say that we will get a stone wall penalty that Mike Dean rules out and refuses to consult VAR for.

2-2 but we will end up feeling like it's two points dropped...

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Post by jonbentleywhu » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:19 pm

think we will scrape this 3-2 irons :scarfer:

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Post by steveyrockstar » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:38 pm

Boooogers! wrote:
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4-0 West Ham
Harewood hatrick
With the crowd erupting into a chorus of "Baros, what's the score? Baros, Baros, what's the score?"

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Post by Rockhampton Hammer » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:13 pm

Will be my first day off, lovely breakfast time kick off in NZ. My heart says Hammers my head says Villa, f*ck em. 3 - 1 to us.

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Post by Hammerite » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:48 pm

1-1 earning a respectable point away from home, whilst keeping the run going.

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Post by prophet:marginal » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:03 pm

These international football breaks are stupid, so early into the season.

KO in this match is still nearly 5 days away. Headbanger

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Post by costa75 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:06 am

We need to win this one if we are going to do well this season.

Wish I was going because Villa Park is one of my favourite grounds.

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Post by rudekid » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:36 am

Up the Junction wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:21 pm
I hope you're not implying that we lifted theirs NI, as that would be doing a disservice to Old Castle Swifts, Thames Ironworks and our own Ironworx and mushy's sterling research!

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=116934&p=2366591&hi ... e#p2366591

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=116934&p=2381781&hi ... s#p2381781
Missed this thread first time round.... Good research chaps. I am always telling the Villa bet story to non hammers but will need be citing it as an urban myth going forwards!!!!

Feeling confident for this game. A brace from Haller 3-1 the irons.....!

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Post by artlin » Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:34 pm

Rockhampton Hammer wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:13 pm
Will be my first day off, lovely breakfast time kick off in NZ. My heart says Hammers my head says Villa, f*ck em. 3 - 1 to us.
Check your PMS, mate.

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Post by hammerman11 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:02 pm

still remember the FA Cup quarter final against them. was in the chicken run when we got the penalty and just got back to my feet when Tonka smashed it in. great day.

forward 40 years and I see a good hammers win , 3-0 haller x 2 and Anderson

haven't heard of any new injuries so same team as Norwich for me .

on the bench Roberto Johnson Balbuena fornals wilshere Snodgrass ajetoi

COYI

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Re: ⚽ Aston Villa v West Ham United: Match Thread

Post by scatts » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:18 pm

I’ve also never liked Aston Villa, for no particular reason. They just seem so damn boring.

Another win would be lovely.

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Post by prophet:marginal » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:26 pm

Villa are a team, for me, who I can generally respect, even envy, given that, in my lifetime, especially early teens, they won a fair amount (see below) and, importantly, still watch their team in a decent ground they've had for donkeys.

When they won the league, they did it with only 14 players and, if memory serves, the First Division was 22 or 24 clubs. They then cantered to the European Cup final and raised that aloft.

All this nevertheless translates into a deep satisfaction, if ever we go to Villa Park (a ground holding many memories for loads and loads of us), and emerge with a victory.

They're going to be desperate to get some points on the board. Hope our lads are up for it and in tune with one another.

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Post by Croydon » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:02 pm

Rocketron wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:35 pm
No Drinkwater for them.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/49679613
That's Burnley, friend.

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Post by WCpete » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:15 pm

I sort of feel like this is a big match for us. They're the type of side we need to be beating if we want to be next level, though I think more realistically we'll probably end up drawing this one. Big match because the traditional big heads who are on the wobble all have difficult matches. Spurs, Chelsea, Man Utd, and even Everton and Arsenal all have banana peel matches. If we could bag the pts and not do our usual inconsistent unpredictable West Ham I reckon the fall will be a lot more interesting. Not thinking above our level, but it would be great if we could make things stressful among those fanbases.

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Re: ⚽ Aston Villa v West Ham United: Match Thread

Post by Rocketron » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:31 am

Croydon wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:02 pm
That's Burnley, friend.
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