Watford 1-1 West Ham Utd (25/02/17)

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Watford 1-1 West Ham Utd (25/02/17)

Postby Claretdave on Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:54 pm

Feeling pretty gutted right now, but very confident for the Watford game.

Carroll and Ayew back, giving us a far greater attacking edge.

Cresswell fitter and Byram back, giving us two proper full backs.

Not sure what to do with midfield if Byram starts, but a nice problem to have. Obiang and Koyoute should be the most solid pairing we have had in ages.

Would anyone bench Noble?

Randy

Byram Fonte Reid Cress

Koyoute Obiang

Antonio Lanzini Snodders

Carroll.

Onwards and upwards. Plenty of away points before the end of the season.
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Re: Watford v West Ham match thread

Postby Eastcoast on Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:05 am

Randy is on the edge for me after the last few games
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Re: Watford v West Ham match thread

Postby Blow Bubbles on Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:07 am

Even the greatest Noble haters can't seriously consider not playing him after his performance this afternoon... He was on everything from where I was sitting.
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Re: Watford v West Ham Utd match thread

Postby hemelite on Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:27 am

Working in a factory full of Twotford fans, all I can say is we'd better ****ing win this one or I'll have to take early retirement :o
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Re: Watford v West Ham Utd match thread

Postby Eastcoast on Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:28 am

Agree about Noble, ran things from the middle of the park with Obiang today. They seem a better pair than Noble and Kouyate on current evidence.
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Re: Watford v West Ham Utd match thread

Postby HammerMan2004 on Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:37 am

Randolph has let himself down of late. But do we bring back in Adrian who looks like leaving in the summer?

I'd drop Feghouli. Hopefully Carroll is back.
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Re: Watford v West Ham Utd match thread

Postby MD_HM on Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:46 am

Adrian, Kouyate, Reid, Fonte, Cresswell, Obiang, Noble, Lanzini, Antonio, Snodgrass and Carroll

That's our best probable available XI

Sort them into what ever formation works best :D
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Re: Watford v West Ham Utd match thread

Postby Burnley Hammer on Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:56 am

Where possible, I'd like to see players in their correct/best positions for this one. Antonio is a winger. So is Snodgrass. So is feghouli. Cant play 3 wingers so drop one of them. Lanzini is a central attacking midfielder. Carroll, Fletcher, and Calleri are strikers. If carroll is injured then play one of the other two.
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Re: Watford v West Ham Utd match thread

Postby Eastcoast on Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:06 am

Where does Andre 'I think I'll have a couple of weeks off after my strenuous efforts this season and at the AFCON' Ayew fit in to all of this - winger? striker? surely he's a better bet than Calleri?
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Re: Watford v West Ham Utd match thread

Postby fmgod on Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:21 am

Guranteed Zarate get his first Watford goal isn't it. Very winnable game this, Watford have picked up a little lately but they are still very beatable.
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Re: Watford v West Ham Utd match thread

Postby Yea Why Not on Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:16 am

HammerMan2004 wrote:Randolph has let himself down of late. But do we bring back in Adrian who looks like leaving in the summer?
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It doesn't worry me that Adrian is leaving in the summer. His early season form however was worse than Randolph's right now. He flapped at everything, was making god awful decisions and just generally made me **** myself every time the ball went near him. Randolph needs to be more confident. Instead of always taking the safe option he should come out more and take a chance instead of sitting back and hoping for a poor shot. Adrian was the complete opposite. Always had to come when quite often he had no business doing so. The fact is we have 2 backup keepers, Randolph being slightly the better of the two

I reckon we'll beat Watford
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Re: Watford v West Ham Utd match thread

Postby Burnley Hammer on Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:00 am

Eastcoast wrote:Where does Andre 'I think I'll have a couple of weeks off after my strenuous efforts this season and at the AFCON' Ayew fit in to all of this - winger? striker? surely he's a better bet than Calleri?


I think Ayew should be better than Calleri but unfortunately he hasnt really shown much so far. In terms of performances for us, there's probably not a lot between them. Then again, neither have really had an opportunity to settle into the team. In terms of his position... I personally see him as a second striker. A number 10 type.
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Re: Watford v West Ham Utd match thread

Postby funky chicken on Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:53 am

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

-Kouyate----------------Fonte---------Reid------------------Cresswell-

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

-----------------------------------Lanzini--------------------------------------

--Feghouli----------------------Carroll--------------------------Antonio-


Subs: Randolph, Byram, Collins, Masuaku, Nordtviet, Ayew, Calleri.
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Re: Watford v West Ham Utd match thread

Postby thejackhammer on Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:04 pm

funky chicken wrote:------------------------------------Adrian------------------------------------

-Kouyate----------------Fonte---------Reid------------------Cresswell-

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

-----------------------------------Lanzini--------------------------------------

--Feghouli----------------------Carroll--------------------------Antonio-


Subs: Randolph, Byram, Collins, Masuaku, Nordtviet, Ayew, Calleri.

Snodgrass?
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Re: Watford v West Ham Utd match thread

Postby funky chicken on Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:33 pm

thejackhammer wrote:Snodgrass?


Sh*t I knew I forgot someone! :lol: see this is the problem now IF Carroll is fit for Watford. Who do we drop? As Snodgrass, Lanzini and Feghouli don't deserve to be dropped. Antonio didn't have his best games yesterday. But he's not a striker. But at the same time, he has a good knack with chipping in with some goals. Away from home I guess we need to sacrifice one of: Snodgrass, Antonio, Lanzini, Feghouli. The question is who? Thank god I haven't got to make that decision!
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Re: Watford v West Ham Utd match thread

Postby Doc H Ball on Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:08 pm

MD_HM wrote:Adrian, Kouyate, Reid, Fonte, Cresswell, Obiang, Noble, Lanzini, Antonio, Snodgrass and Carroll

That's our best probable available XI


Think I agree with that although if I were Watford I'd target the RB position. It must be a worse secret than Prince Harry's parentage that we ain't got one.

I presume Ayew's on the bench?

One of the best walks to an away ground in my opinion. Something surreal about it.
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Re: Watford v West Ham Utd match thread

Postby BondsoBob on Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:04 pm

Think I agree with that although if I were Watford I'd target the RB position. It must be a worse secret than Prince Harry's parentage that we ain't got one.

I presume Ayew's on the bench?

One of the best walks to an away ground in my opinion. Something surreal about it.[/quote]


You mean Harry Hewitt ? :D 2-1 to WHU. And a small measure of revenge for the early season shambles.
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Re: Watford v West Ham Utd match thread

Postby Adam 'The Smudge' on Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:28 pm

Strangely I don't feel confident about this one.
Can see us having a bad office day like last time we visited.
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Re: Watford v West Ham Utd match thread

Postby coyi27 on Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:34 pm

We always look much more fluent when Antonio is nowhere near the midfield. Put him at wing back, right back or alongside Carroll. Just not in midfield.
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Re: Watford v West Ham Utd match thread

Postby bubbles1966 on Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:35 pm

We have to compete physically with this mob as a basic. We've lost two of three against them because we didn't.
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