Burnley FC 2-0 West Ham Utd: Match Thread (30/12/18)

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Re: ⚽ Burnley FC v West Ham Utd: Match Thread (30/12)

Post by Puff Daddy » Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:13 pm

I wonder just how much that God awful strip was to blame for that mother of all pathetic performances

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Re: ⚽ Burnley FC v West Ham Utd: Match Thread (30/12)

Post by The Gibbins » Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:22 pm

Puff Daddy wrote:I wonder just how much that God awful strip was to blame for that mother of all pathetic performances

Its a shocker, it looks like its been washed with darks

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Re: ⚽ Burnley FC v West Ham Utd: Match Thread (30/12)

Post by Hatcham Iron » Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:12 pm

We got caught out this time that game was too close to the soton game the players were f. Kd you could see it burnleys1 day extra made a he'll of a difference brightons gonna be the same I'll be glad if we don't pick u more injuries sky is running the fixture list to the detriment of the players it needs sorting big time in my humble opinion :crest:

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Re: ⚽ Burnley FC v West Ham Utd: Match Thread (30/12)

Post by Kialos » Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:27 pm

Samba wrote: And if you think I'm going to kick the Brighton thread off...
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A sucker for punishment I see!

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Re: ⚽ Burnley FC v West Ham Utd: Match Thread (30/12)

Post by Ingwe » Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:21 pm

I'm so downcast by our lacklustre performance, I can't even bring myself to read the Burnley fan's comments. Too muck like deservedly rubbing our noses in it.
Sorry to say, I don't hold our much hope for a better performance against Brighton.
Let's hope I'm wrong.

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Re: ⚽ Burnley FC v West Ham Utd: Match Thread (30/12)

Post by carnage » Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:13 pm

Our worst performance of the season, by a distance.

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Re: ⚽ Burnley FC v West Ham Utd: Match Thread (30/12)

Post by richneal » Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:42 pm

1. Congrats to Burnley. Knocked us around and played well, especially first half.

2. Fortunately, Fab only got beaten twice. He did exceptionally well, and combined with some very wayward shooting from Burnley meant we only got beaten by a brace.

3. Key difference in this match and every other match we've played since the start of November was our lack of goal-scoring opportunities. The next point is highly subjective, but for instance, IMO we created more genuine clear-cut chances against Man City. Yes, we hit the target a couple of times vs Burnley but Heaton never really had to break sweat - we never made him work hard.

4. Bardsley and Gudmondssen did a very good job shadowing Anderson. They did very well and made him anonymous, which is perhaps at least part of the reason for (3) above.

5. Perhaps the whole squad was knackered - I have no way of finding out. Easy for any of us to justify any result after the fact. Knackered or not Burnley did a good job in exposing what we all know are some defensive shortcomings.

To be frank, as long as we keep creating goalscoring opportunities and converting a few of them I couldn't give a monkey's about leaking a few at the back. I am looking forward to seeing Arnie start with Hernandez up front again - we are going to see those amazing triangles with Anderson and equally amazing through-balls from Hernandez. Can't wait.

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