West Ham Utd 1-0 Sunderland (21/03/15)

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Re: West Ham United FC vs Sunderland AFC: Match thread

Postby brownout on Mon Mar 23, 2015 1:35 pm

Sloop John B wrote:Can't understand why so many are claiming the "season's over" ... Can't fathom just what it is people are expecting out of a West ham team. Saturdays result means we're bang on for the race for 8th place and the possibility of playing in Europe next year, chance of 50+ points, 50+ goals and a + goal difference. Plenty to play for.


Am I missing something?
Other than Fair Play League how will 8th place qualify for Europe?
5th is Europa League place
Now 6th as Chelsea won League Cup
Possibly 7th if FA Cup final between Arsenal & Liverpool
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Re: West Ham United FC vs Sunderland AFC: Match thread

Postby rare as rockinghorse shat on Mon Mar 23, 2015 1:42 pm

Our teams going out of Europe have sent that boat sailing.

Be interested to see how many on this board were cheering when the English sides got knocked out.... :)
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Re: West Ham United FC vs Sunderland AFC: Match thread

Postby Sauce! on Mon Mar 23, 2015 1:57 pm

irving boleyn wrote:I dont agree about the season being over.

We are in with a chance of getting a silver in the (without the billionaires)league

And top English manager !

Lower your sights,guys.! ..


But raise you aim.

Raise your aim.
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Re: West Ham United FC vs Sunderland AFC: Match thread

Postby bullyhammer on Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:02 pm

the pink palermo wrote:[qte="bullyhammer"]

He's already scored at least as many, or more, than any West Ham player since Marlon in 05-06.[/que]

Sort of makes my point for me .


Perhaps, but if so I suspect your idea of "the real deal," as far as strikers are concerned, may be beyond our finances at the moment.
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Re: West Ham United FC vs Sunderland AFC: Match thread

Postby Persil Tickets on Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:15 pm

Gep wrote:
What was all that scrap outside the ground 15min before KO all about?? Few blokes wearing hard hats with West Ham crests on them. I thought it was amongst Sunderland supporters on first thought, then realised it was our own. It later continued after the game by the front gates as hundreds of us couldn't get through the gates due to the continuing rushing and people stopping to watch.



Happened right in front of us on the way to the ground. All of them were West Ham, one of the blokes in the hard hats was trying to calm it all down when a chap ran over and clouted him. One very brave copper dived in.
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Re: West Ham United FC vs Sunderland AFC: Match thread

Postby BalaamBoy on Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:22 pm

Sauce! wrote:
But raise you aim.

Raise your aim.



Who broke your heart?
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Re: West Ham United FC vs Sunderland AFC: Match thread

Postby Sloop John B on Mon Mar 23, 2015 4:54 pm

brownout wrote:Am I missing something?
Other than Fair Play League how will 8th place qualify for Europe?


Nope you spotted it... sneak in via the Fair Play League... like I said "the possibility of Europe"... It's right there... someone will get that spot why not us... Can you imagine winning the Europa League (or just getting QF/SF) in our last season at the Boleyn 50 years after winning the CWC.
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Re: West Ham United FC vs Sunderland AFC: Match thread

Postby trick88 on Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:44 pm

Here's the current fair play league.. Not sure how to get the full european one http://www.premierleague.com/en-gb/matchday/fair-play.html
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Re: West Ham United FC vs Sunderland AFC: Match thread

Postby Sloop John B on Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:46 pm

trick88 wrote:Here's the current fair play league.. Not sure how to get the full european one http://www.premierleague.com/en-gb/matchday/fair-play.html


I don't even know how it works... is a few places spread over all of Europe or a place per league?
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Re: West Ham United FC vs Sunderland AFC: Match thread

Postby NW5hammer on Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:48 pm

trick88 wrote:Here's the current fair play league.. Not sure how to get the full european one http://www.premierleague.com/en-gb/matchday/fair-play.html


So for the rest of the season it's going to be all 'no, after you dear boy', and 'can I help you with that foam ref?' isn't it?
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Re: West Ham United FC vs Sunderland AFC: Match thread

Postby smarthammer on Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:11 pm

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Re: West Ham United FC vs Sunderland AFC: Match thread

Postby LincolnshireHammer on Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:46 pm

Did we pick up any cards?

Can't remember!
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Re: West Ham United FC vs Sunderland AFC: Match thread

Postby badgermax on Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:03 pm

Gerrards red should help then
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Re: West Ham United FC vs Sunderland AFC: Match thread

Postby brownout on Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:19 pm

Am I right in reading this to mean that finishing 8th is irrelevant and to qualify we have to stay top of the English fair play league and hope that England stays in the top 3 places?
If so I'd settle for losing the last eight games but in a thoroughly sporting way and look forward to some late summer trips to Europe.
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Re: West Ham United FC vs Sunderland AFC: Match thread

Postby continental skills on Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:08 pm

From the Fair Play regulations about awarding points:

2. Positive play


Maximum score = 10
Minimum score = 1
This is designed to encourage attractive play that will increase the enjoyment of spectators and the following areas are taken into consideration:


Positive
- Using attacking tactics, not defensive
- Speeding up the game
- Efforts to gain time (e.g. bringing the ball back into play quickly even if the team is in a winning position)
- Continuing to push for goals when in a winning position
Negative
- Slowing down the game
- Time wasting
- Tactics based on foul play
- Play-acting (simulation)

With 222 points in this category, we are the highest placed team. So much for the negative style so many accuse Allardyce of playing.
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Re: West Ham United FC vs Sunderland AFC: Match thread

Postby saludo de carlitos on Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:08 pm

Two of the worst teams in the league on current form and it showed, awful game, awful tactics, but 3 points so I'll take it.
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