Sheffield United v West Ham United: Match Thread

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Re: Sheffield United v West Ham United: Match Thread

Post by Georgee Paris » Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:58 pm

I am sorry to say I think we will play terrible for an hour and come to life for the final 30mins - whether that’s enough time to get any result tonight remains to be seen. I hope I’m wrong.

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Re: Sheffield United v West Ham United: Match Thread

Post by Johnny Byrne's Boots » Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:01 pm

West Ham United: Fabianski, Zabaleta, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Masuaku, Rice, Noble ©, Lanzini, Felipe Anderson, Haller
Subs: Martin (GK), Ngakia, Cardoso, Diop, Rosa, Snodgrass, Fornals

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Re: Sheffield United v West Ham United: Match Thread

Post by HammerMan2004 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:02 pm

5 at the back with Zabaleta wing back?

Or is that a back four with Masuaku in midfield?

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Re: Sheffield United v West Ham United: Match Thread

Post by JonG86 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:03 pm

Masuaku as a free floating midfielder. Genius again from the Moyesiah!

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Re: Sheffield United v West Ham United: Match Thread

Post by Jon » Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:03 pm

Lanzini's selection is a surprise.

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Re: Sheffield United v West Ham United: Match Thread

Post by smuts » Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:04 pm

Arthur in midfield?

Time for Lanzini to step up a bit this season.

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Re: Sheffield United v West Ham United: Match Thread

Post by BubbleBoy » Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:06 pm

I'll be amazed if that is 5-3-2
Looks like 4-4-1-1 with Masuaku and Lanzini on the wings

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Re: Sheffield United v West Ham United: Match Thread

Post by OohAahButler » Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:06 pm

Bit harsh on Fornals.

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Re: Sheffield United v West Ham United: Match Thread

Post by fjthegrey » Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:07 pm

Yarmo and Ajeti surely on the way out

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Re: Sheffield United v West Ham United: Match Thread

Post by Kev59 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:08 pm

That looks unbalanced to me, whether it's 4-4-2 with Arthur on the LW, or a 3 at the back with Cresswell. Anderson on the right and Lanzini supporting Haller or the other way around? Three U23's on the bench with no striker....

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Re: Sheffield United v West Ham United: Match Thread

Post by mattyD » Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:08 pm

OohAahButler wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:06 pm
Bit harsh on Fornals.
indeed

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Re: Sheffield United v West Ham United: Match Thread

Post by fjthegrey » Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:08 pm

It's 3-5-2.

Cresswell as part of the back 3 like he was when Moyes was here before.

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Re: Sheffield United v West Ham United: Match Thread

Post by Johnny Byrne's Boots » Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:09 pm

From the official WHUFC site

The team news is in and David Moyes has seemingly stuck with the three-man central defence that served him so well at Gillingham on Sunday, and during his first spell in charge during the 2017/18 season.

Lukasz Fabianski starts in goal behind a back three of Fabian Balbuena, Angelo Ogbonna and Aaron Cresswell, who reprises the role he played with aplomb under Moyes two seasons ago.

Unlikely Gillingham goalscorer Pablo Zabaleta and Arthur Masuaku fill the wing-back positions, with Declan Rice anchoring a three-man central midfield alongside returning captain Mark Noble – back from a foot injury – and Manuel Lanzini.

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Re: Sheffield United v West Ham United: Match Thread

Post by johnnyb » Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:09 pm

OohAahButler wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:06 pm
Bit harsh on Fornals.
Very. And no forward on the bench so if Haller gets a knock?

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Re: Sheffield United v West Ham United: Match Thread

Post by Johnny Byrne's Boots » Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:10 pm

Unsurprisingly, Chris Wilder makes just one change from the team which started the 2-0 home defeat by Liverpool on 2 January, with Ollie McBurnie replacing Lys Mousset in attack.

Henderson starts in goal behind a back three of O'Connell, Basham and Egan, with the wing-back berths filled by Baldock and Stevens. Captain Norwood, Lundstram and f*** are the midfield three, with McGoldrick and McBurnie up front.

Sheffield United: Henderson, Baldock, Basham, O'Connell, Egan, Stevens, Norwood (c), Lundstram, f***, McGoldrick, McBurnie
Subs: Eastwood (GK), Jagielka, Osborn, Besic, Mousset, Robinson, Sharp

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Re: Sheffield United v West Ham United: Match Thread

Post by hammer1975 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:11 pm

Moyes said he thought Lanzini was the best player versus Gillingham. I don’t think he’s near his best but I also don’t think he’s being asked to do the no.10 job that people expect anymore.

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Re: Sheffield United v West Ham United: Match Thread

Post by ChzMff » Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:12 pm

Who are Rosa and Ngakia?

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Re: Sheffield United v West Ham United: Match Thread

Post by Crouchend_Hammer » Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:13 pm

The Moyesification of the line-up and tactics is complete again

It is January 2018 all over again

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Re: Sheffield United v West Ham United: Match Thread

Post by Johnny Byrne's Boots » Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:13 pm

ChzMff wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:12 pm
Who are Rosa and Ngakia?
A winger and full back respectively.

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Re: Sheffield United v West Ham United: Match Thread

Post by Burnley Hammer » Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:13 pm

Little disappointed that our most effective attacking player from the last few games is dropped. Lanzini hasn't done enough to earn his first team spot imo.

Watch him score now

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