West Ham Utd 4-1 Leicester City (23/08/21)

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd V Leicester City: match thread

Post by JLCABA » Tue Aug 24, 2021 10:50 am

Puff Daddy wrote:
Tue Aug 24, 2021 8:56 am
:oink:

I think it was November 1959
We beat The Filth at WHL August / Sept 1983 2-0
Swindlehurst and Whitton .. I’m sure that took us to the top

It has probably happened since ( maybe 97-98 ) started very well then

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd V Leicester City: match thread

Post by sendô » Tue Aug 24, 2021 10:51 am

Coops wrote:
Tue Aug 24, 2021 9:58 am
As for Leicester, they are not a patch on us. People were speculating about who would get into a combined team, but there are not many from theirs I would swap with ours, based on last nights showing.
My combined West Ham/Leicester XI.

Fabianski
Coufal
Dawson
Ogbonna
Cresswell
Rice
Soucek
Fornals
Bowen
Benrahma
Antonio

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd V Leicester City: match thread

Post by S-H » Tue Aug 24, 2021 11:01 am

Waiting for the opposition view..

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd V Leicester City: match thread

Post by sendô » Tue Aug 24, 2021 11:10 am

Just flick through the post match thread on Foxes Talk SH.

The one I'm waiting for is the alternative commentary...

We are ****ing massive. Come on you Eye-rons.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd V Leicester City: match thread

Post by Cabinfever » Tue Aug 24, 2021 11:16 am

gegsy wrote:
Mon Aug 23, 2021 9:02 pm
When I shut my eyes all I see are their centre backs passing it backwards and forwards to each other.
....... morning after, the night before
And This is all I can see.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd V Leicester City: match thread

Post by loftyboy » Tue Aug 24, 2021 11:18 am

I've just read Henry Winter's match report at The Times online and, considering some of the nonsense he has, written about us in the past (Tevez in particular), it was very balanced.
He mentioned the ongoing mistrust of the owners and the stadium's current unsuitability as a football ground.
Full of praise for the team's run of performances too

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd V Leicester City: match thread

Post by Coops » Tue Aug 24, 2021 11:21 am

sendô wrote:
Tue Aug 24, 2021 10:51 am
My combined West Ham/Leicester XI.

Fabianski
Coufal
Dawson
Ogbonna
Cresswell
Rice
Soucek
Fornals
Bowen
Benrahma
Antonio
:thup:

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd V Leicester City: match thread

Post by Beedub » Tue Aug 24, 2021 11:24 am

Our forward pressing was elite and the sole reason the Leicester centre backs could do nothing more than pass to one another.

First goal came directly from them looking for that pass into the midfield. Was the same pass the red card eventuated from

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd V Leicester City: match thread

Post by sussexhammer74 » Tue Aug 24, 2021 11:38 am

Beedub wrote:
Tue Aug 24, 2021 11:24 am
Our forward pressing was elite and the sole reason the Leicester centre backs could do nothing more than pass to one another.

First goal came directly from them looking for that pass into the midfield. Was the same pass the red card eventuated from
I agree about our press and that is something Moyes/back room staff have really worked on. It has taken time

Most of their play in the first half was passing between their defence deep in their half. You could see how we set up. Two solid banks of four with fornals and antonio sitting on the half way line just waiting/mistake.

I have also noticed when we press, we press as a team. You can see Fornals/Benny/Bowen (or whoever it is) who initiates that first press that they look behind them first before pressing to ensure that a) there is cover in the space is he leaving and b) that everyone is on the same wavelength in that the full back / CM following in behind them to stop/cut out the pass into the midfield.

The front four was outstanding last night. Quick, precise and strong. We really are a different side now going forward. It is really exciting to watch and fills me with such immense pride to watch this side at the moment.

And Rice bossed that midfield last night in that he made it look effortless in the end.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd V Leicester City: match thread

Post by Albie Beck » Tue Aug 24, 2021 11:41 am

ChikinRun wrote:
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One of those nights wasn’t it?
So sorry to hear of the family problems mate. Hope the game gave you all a little light relief.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd V Leicester City: match thread

Post by claretnblueglasses » Tue Aug 24, 2021 11:42 am

2 - Michail Antonio and Saïd Benrahma last night became the first players in @premierleague history to both score and assist a goal in both of their side's first two games of a campaign. Hammertime.

What a stat.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd V Leicester City: match thread

Post by StevePottsGoalsReel » Tue Aug 24, 2021 11:44 am

Beedub wrote:
Tue Aug 24, 2021 11:24 am
Our forward pressing was elite and the sole reason the Leicester centre backs could do nothing more than pass to one another.

First goal came directly from them looking for that pass into the midfield. Was the same pass the red card eventuated from
While I agree with the wider point, I'm convinced that for the first goal Vardy just doesn't see Rice because he's behind the ref momentarily.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd V Leicester City: match thread

Post by Croydon » Tue Aug 24, 2021 11:55 am

Seen a few messages from people saying Neville was spot on with his post match comments? Does anyone have a link to their anaylsis?

All I got was a text from my old man saying they're trying to put a valuation on Rice again.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd V Leicester City: match thread

Post by Long Shot » Tue Aug 24, 2021 12:04 pm

What a 1 - 2 between Fornals and Benrhama for the first goal. Top performances from all but Pablo was the Daddy of that game

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd V Leicester City: match thread

Post by Crouchend_Hammer » Tue Aug 24, 2021 12:06 pm

People get so wound up by what pundits say and i don't know why. Both Caragher and Neville were very gushing about West Ham, they spent ages going on biut how good we are, and tbf Carragher always is

Crarragher rates Rice more than Neville - simply because Neville seems him more as a DM (and even an CB) whilst Carragher views him more asall round midfielder. It isn't that controversial that different people have different opinions. Neville still said that Rice and Soucek could play for any team in the league bar Man City - so he clearly does rate him highly, just doesn't think a club should pay 100m

People moan when our players get talked up by the media and they moan when they don't get the recognition/ plaudits they deserve!

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd V Leicester City: match thread

Post by Turns to Stone » Tue Aug 24, 2021 12:07 pm

Neville was talking about Rice and Soucek being able to get in any team in the country in their role bar Man City. Which I agree with.

They give us such a strong base that it means that we can basically leave our 4 forward players on the half-way line and when we break it's often 4 - 3 or 4 on 2.

It does leave us slightly open at the back at times, but then Moyes can change it and ask Bowen to drop deeper and he can play Fornals on the left as greater cover for Cresswell.

He has some options in his first XI, but it would be lovely to have someone who could allow us to play the same way we do now if ever Rice or Soucek are unavailable.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd V Leicester City: match thread

Post by Unlucky Alf » Tue Aug 24, 2021 12:07 pm

Where is the oppo view? Thanks

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd V Leicester City: match thread

Post by Georgee Paris » Tue Aug 24, 2021 12:15 pm

Today has been a right off so far.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd V Leicester City: match thread

Post by Unlucky Alf » Tue Aug 24, 2021 12:19 pm

Me waiting for the oppo view

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd V Leicester City: match thread

Post by JLCABA » Tue Aug 24, 2021 12:20 pm

Bowen Fornals and Benrahma all continue to get better and better
Hope We smash The Nigels

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