West Ham Utd 0-4 Man City (01/02/17)

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Re: West Ham Utd vs Man City: match thread

Postby The Green Man on Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:52 pm

Noble needs dropping in games like these. He's still got a part to play against lower end teams IMO but against a pacey attacking team like City he might aswell not even be on the pitch. Now Kouyate is back Noble should be back to a bench role. Kouyate covers so much ground.


------------Carroll-----------
-Antonio---------Snoddy-
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-----------Lanzini-----------
-----Obiang--Kouyate----
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Cress---------------Byram
--------Reid---Fonte-------
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-----------Randy------------

Keep compact in the middle.

Sub on Feghouli or Fernandes around 60 minutes for Snod and Kouyate/Lanzini..
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Re: West Ham Utd vs Man City: match thread

Postby Humbug on Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:58 pm

I blame Obiang for Cresswell's error. If you look at the highlights , he passes to Cresswell (who is surrounded by City players) and then runs into an area where he can't receive a return pass . Creswell's options were either pass it out of play or knock it into a space where there wasn't any City player in front of him. Unfortunately, he did the latter (and City pounced on the loose ball) but where was the support for him? No-one within 15 yards of him to make any safe pass. Our midfield is just generally poor from both a mental, physical and creative perspective.
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Re: West Ham Utd vs Man City: match thread

Postby Johnny Byrne's Boots on Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:03 pm

That was something I noticed last night (apart from standing off the opposition and letting them do what they liked), the number of hospital passes played. A slow rolled pass across our eighteen yard line with the recipient's ears full of galloping football boots.
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Re: West Ham Utd vs Man City: match thread

Postby Up the Junction on Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:08 pm

Here's a potentially interesting stat on pitch width we've dug out this morning.

Vodafone Arena, Besiktas: 68 yds (x 105yds)
Boleyn Ground: 70 yds (x 110 yds)
Olympic Stadium: 74 yds (x 115 yds)
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Re: West Ham Utd vs Man City: match thread

Postby simonirons on Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:13 pm

Watch out Juncs, you'll have Iron-Worx on your case.
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Re: West Ham Utd vs Man City: match thread

Postby Nesticles on Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:16 pm

Up the Junction wrote:Here's a potentially interesting stat on pitch width we've dug out this morning.


Like what you've done there
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Re: West Ham Utd vs Man City: match thread

Postby Row X on Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:17 pm

Up the Junction wrote:Here's a potentially interesting stat on pitch width we've dug out this morning.

Vodafone Arena, Besiktas: 68 yds (x 105yds)
Boleyn Ground: 70 yds (x 110 yds)
Olympic Stadium: 74 yds (x 155 yds)


According to that then, the current pitch is nearly 50% bigger than the Boleyn... thats a lot of extra space.
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Re: West Ham Utd vs Man City: match thread

Postby il_martello_di_genovesi on Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:18 pm

After all the red cards we've had rescinded, this is their chance to get us back.

Creswell will likely be banned, even if it was soft.
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Re: West Ham Utd vs Man City: match thread

Postby Burnley Hammer on Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:24 pm

DDHammer wrote:"Aaron Cresswell has made more errors leading to an opposition goal in the last 3 Premier League seasons (10) than any other outfield player."


Here's another one... only Payet has won less tackles per 90 mins this season than Cresswell. He apparently wins 0.72 tackles per game.

Top of the charts are Masuaku with 3.08, and Obiang with 3.02
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Re: West Ham Utd vs Man City: match thread

Postby Humbug on Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:17 pm

Up the Junction wrote:Here's a potentially interesting stat on pitch width we've dug out this morning.

Vodafone Arena, Besiktas: 68 yds (x 105yds)
Boleyn Ground: 70 yds (x 110 yds)
Olympic Stadium: 74 yds (x 155 yds)


No wonder we all look knackered. You just get that nagging feeling that maybe Slav hasn't realised (yet) that we need the ground shortened against quick pacy fit opposition teams. Or maybe the rental contract prevents us from altering the ground , etc etc. Whatever, it can be a major disadvantage for our current squad.
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Re: West Ham Utd vs Man City: match thread

Postby -DL- on Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:31 pm

It's 74 x 115 yards, not 155. Methinks the boss has done a wee typo there.
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Re: West Ham Utd vs Man City: match thread

Postby warp on Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:43 pm

^ yep, that's the case.

to put a bit of perspective, while a couple of yards each side doesn't seem that much, the playing surface is about 10% bigger than it was at the boleyn.
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Re: West Ham Utd vs Man City: match thread

Postby upthehammers on Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:47 pm

these boys need to step up and learn to play on the pitch whatever size it is... they've only had 18 home games to get used to it by now :asleep:
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Re: West Ham Utd vs Man City: match thread

Postby DDHammer on Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:51 pm

upthehammers wrote:these boys need to step up and learn to play on the pitch whatever size it is... they've only had 18 home games to get used to it by now


Pfft, lets see your missus adapt that quickly to an extra 2 inches 8-)
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Re: West Ham Utd vs Man City: match thread

Postby warp on Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:53 pm

^ 0.354 seconds
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Re: West Ham Utd vs Man City: match thread

Postby DDHammer on Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:54 pm

warp wrote:^ 0.354 seconds


:lol:
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Re: West Ham Utd vs Man City: match thread

Postby upthehammers on Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:55 pm

2 extra inches :scarfer:
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Re: West Ham Utd vs Man City: match thread

Postby smuts on Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:15 pm

Burnley Hammer wrote:Here's another one... only Payet has won less tackles per 90 mins this season than Cresswell. He apparently wins 0.72 tackles per game.

Top of the charts are Masuaku with 3.08, and Obiang with 3.02


Seeing him clatter into one of theirs for a yellow was the first time I've seen him make physical contact with someone practically all season since he came back from injury.

Give Arthur the shirt for a while, apart from his brain farts against Brom, I thought he looked good. At least he actually tried to do what a defender should, namely tackle the odd player.
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Re: West Ham Utd vs Man City: match thread

Postby Beavis Danzig on Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:29 pm

from my end i thought cressers was helping him up because they're england team mates.

prefer the idea that he lamped him.
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Re: West Ham Utd vs Man City: match thread

Postby ThreeSixes on Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:37 pm

upthehammers wrote:these boys need to step up and learn to play on the pitch whatever size it is... they've only had 18 home games to get used to it by now :asleep:


Which is 16 more games than Man City have had
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