West Ham Utd 1-1 Stoke City (05/11/16)

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West Ham Utd 1-1 Stoke City (05/11/16)

Postby cockney farmer on Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:25 pm

Can't believe I have the privilege of starting this but I am genuinely looking forward to this crucial encounter . Our recently aquired home fortress status will. See us through to a 2-0 win. Collins to stop one on the line in the last minute with his ginger nut.
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Re: West Ham v Stoke

Postby Jumby on Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:27 pm

0-0 or 1-1, Reid will be a big loss
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Re: West Ham v Stoke

Postby Puff Daddy on Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:28 pm

cockney farmer wrote:Can't believe I have the privilege of starting this but I am genuinely looking forward to this crucial encounter . Our recently aquired home fortress status will. See us through to a 2-0 win. Collins to stop one on the line in the last minute with his ginger nut.



It's a bald nut isn't it ?
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Re: West Ham Utd vs Stoke: match thread

Postby Kubrickhammer on Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:26 pm

Stoke are on a bit of a good run are they not? I still think we will win this and, really, we have to if we want to push on. Start Ayew please, he looked better than anything else we've had going forward.

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Antonio and Ayew
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Re: West Ham Utd vs Stoke: match thread

Postby -DL- on Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:30 pm

We won't win, because I've not started a match thread in yonks...
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Re: West Ham Utd vs Stoke: match thread

Postby funky chicken on Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:00 pm

-------------------------------------Adrian--------------------------------

-----------Kouyate---------------Collins----------------Ogbonna---

-------------------------------------Obiang-------------------------------

-Antonio----------------------------------------------------Cresswell-

---------------------------Noble-------------Lanzini-------------------

-------------------------------------Payet--------------------------------

--------------------------------------Ayew-------------------------------


Subs: Randolph, Arbeloa, Nordtviet, Feghouli, Fernandes, Fletcher, Sakho.

Not point having Zaza and Calleri in the squad. They have nothing to offer.
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Re: West Ham Utd vs Stoke: match thread

Postby Pop Robson on Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:03 pm

A very tough oppoistion with Stoke having sold out their allocation too
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Re: West Ham Utd vs Stoke: match thread

Postby ironsjh on Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:13 pm

Calleri is yet to start a Premier League game, I think we should at least give him or go before we completely right him off.

Adrian
Arbeloa-Collins-Ogbonna-Cresswell
Obiang-Lanzini
Antonio-Ayew-Payet
Calleri

Subs - Randolph, , Oxford, Fernandes, Noble, Kouyate, Zaza, Fletcher
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Re: West Ham Utd vs Stoke: match thread

Postby Jumby on Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:06 pm

----------------------------Adrian------------------------

---------Kouyate-----Oxford------Ogbonna----

Arbeloa-------------------------------------Creswell

---------------Obiang-----------Noble----------------

Antonio----------------Ayew-----------------Payet

Or

---------------------------Adrian-------------------------

Arbeloa---Collins----Ogbonna---Cresswell

--------------------Obiang-----Noble-----------------

Antonio--------------Lanzini----------------Payet

----------------------------Ayew--------------------------
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Re: West Ham Utd vs Stoke: match thread

Postby Aceface on Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:28 pm

We got a bit of a touch in Ogbonna being available for this. That probably should have been a red for bringing down a player as the last man.
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Re: West Ham Utd vs Stoke: match thread

Postby smarthammer on Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:48 pm

Stoke are on the box tonight against Swansea so it'll be interesting to see how they set-up. Shaqiri had a blinder last week but blows hot and cold overall - Arnautovic I think their most consistent threat.

They've also got Bony who a bit like Zaza is struggling to find the net - I hope I haven't put the mockers on!!

Anyway as for us, we need to do our stuff for 90 mins and not 20 or 30 - maybe the 3 at the back system with the personnel we have isn't sustainable for the whole match?

Also against Everton as (Romford pointed out) our wing-backs failed to deliver meaningful penetration/crosses plus our lack of a finisher for the good chances created suggests we'll be relying on the midfield or Antonio as usual.

Stoke are improving, seem to have a bit of fortune against us as well, so I'm going 1-1.
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Re: West Ham Utd vs Stoke: match thread

Postby brooking1966 on Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:50 pm

----------------------------Adrian------------------------
---------Kouyate------Oxford------Ogbonna
Antonio---------------------------------------Creswell
--------------Obiang---------Fernandes
--------------------------Ayew
------------------------Fletcher

Payet/Lanzini/Nobes wake up call coming off the bench. Personally wouldn't mind Oxford libero with freedom to bring the ball into midfield rather than having Noble's negativity killing forward momentum. Obiang can do Nobes 'specialist' job of showing for the ball, but both also have the ability to carry the ball & run at pace box to box.
Kouyate & Mike seem to work well together around the dreaded RB area & they have the muscle to nullify Arnoutovic.
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Re: West Ham Utd vs Stoke: match thread

Postby wizzo_66 on Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:55 pm

---------------------------------Adrian----------------------------------
Fernandes----------Kouyate----Ogbonna--------Cresswell
-----------------------------Obiang---Noble------------------------
Antonio------------------------Lanzini---------------Payet
-----------------------------Ayew-----------------------------------
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Re: West Ham Utd vs Stoke: match thread

Postby Crouchend_Hammer on Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:13 pm

As above but with Arbeloa (if fit) or Nordveit at RB
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Re: West Ham Utd vs Stoke: match thread

Postby bubbles1966 on Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:10 pm

Not entirely fixed in my mind yet but:

1) Revert to 4 at the back.
2) Drop Lanzini from the starting XI.
3) Drop Zaza from the 18.

Toying with a diamond and having Ayew and Antonio as a strike pair.
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Re: West Ham Utd vs Stoke: match thread

Postby steviob125 on Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:48 pm

brooking1966 wrote:----------------------------Adrian------------------------
---------Kouyate------Oxford------Ogbonna
Antonio---------------------------------------Creswell
--------------Obiang---------Fernandes
--------------------------Ayew
------------------------Fletcher

Payet/Lanzini/Nobes wake up call coming off the bench. Personally wouldn't mind Oxford libero with freedom to bring the ball into midfield rather than having Noble's negativity killing forward momentum. Obiang can do Nobes 'specialist' job of showing for the ball, but both also have the ability to carry the ball & run at pace box to box.
Kouyate & Mike seem to work well together around the dreaded RB area & they have the muscle to nullify Arnoutovic.


Firstly, you have only picked 10 players. Secondly, regardless of how bad he played last time out, to drop Payet is just laughable.

FFS :lol:
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Re: West Ham Utd vs Stoke: match thread

Postby simon1982 on Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:52 pm

brooking1966 wrote:----------------------------Adrian------------------------
---------Kouyate------Oxford------Ogbonna
Antonio---------------------------------------Creswell
--------------Obiang---------Fernandes
--------------------------Ayew
------------------------Fletcher

Payet/Lanzini/Nobes wake up call coming off the bench. Personally wouldn't mind Oxford libero with freedom to bring the ball into midfield rather than having Noble's negativity killing forward momentum. Obiang can do Nobes 'specialist' job of showing for the ball, but both also have the ability to carry the ball & run at pace box to box.
Kouyate & Mike seem to work well together around the dreaded RB area & they have the muscle to nullify Arnoutovic.


You want to drop our captain and 2 most creative players....righto!
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Re: West Ham Utd vs Stoke: match thread

Postby claretandblue82 on Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:54 pm

Bony is struggling in front of goal. Worth sticking a couple of quid on to score, it's the West Ham way!
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Re: West Ham Utd vs Stoke: match thread

Postby brooking1966 on Mon Oct 31, 2016 5:56 pm

steviob125 wrote:
Firstly, you have only picked 10 players. Secondly, regardless of how bad he played last time out, to drop Payet is just laughable.

FFS :lol:


Whoops sorry

----------------------------Adrian------------------------
---------Kouyate------Oxford------Ogbonna
Antonio---------------------------------------Creswell
-----Feghouli---------Obiang------Fernandes
--------------------------Ayew
------------------------Fletcher

Payet/Lanzini wake up call coming off the bench. Personally wouldn't mind Oxford libero with freedom to bring the ball into midfield rather than having Noble's negativity killing forward momentum. Obiang can do Nobes 'specialist' job of 5yd passes & showing for the ball. Both Obiang & Fernandes also have the ability to carry the ball & run at pace box to box.
Kouyate & Mike seem to work well together around the dreaded RB area & they have the muscle to nullify Arnoutovic.
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Re: West Ham Utd vs Stoke: match thread

Postby hammers92 on Mon Oct 31, 2016 6:02 pm

If Payet gets dropped then the rest can have their families kidnapped. The guy had one bad game, he's allowed to from time to time
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