West Ham Utd 2-0 Watford (10/02/18)

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Re: West Ham Utd v Watford: match thread

Postby sutts07 on Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:48 pm

I know that we have a distinct lack of left sided player's but I honestly cannot believe Antonio wasn't replaced after 60min.

He had a blinding first half, their right back will no doubt still be having nightmares about him tonight due to him being so good. But after an hour his race was well and truly run.

He wasn't getting forward, couldn't close down, his passing and decision making were all over the place... and all due to fatigue. We are very fortunate that Watford and their new little guy with really s**t hair didn't exploit him.

As it was, he found enough in the tank to be involved in the build up to the second and we were able to see the game out so it will go widely unnoticed.

Minor gripe on an otherwise impressive display. Arnautovic is unplayable at times. A real joy to watch.

Ogbonna must be close to the form of his life under Moyes. Collins was epic too.

Hernandez worked a lot harder and showed just what he can do given a chance in the box. Should have done better with the two one on ones though!
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Re: West Ham Utd v Watford: match thread

Postby kayahammer on Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:49 am

Shame we let them have a twenty or so minute spell in the second half, but what a great performance from us lot.

Felt a bit sorry for Mario. He seemed to drift in and out.

And give Arnie a free roll. He was almost playing that way against Watfrd
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Re: West Ham Utd v Watford: match thread

Postby SRXT on Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:27 am

continental skills wrote:He did look a bit lightweight in a couple of situations today, but the referee gave us nothing in particular when Watford went in pushing our players in the back. He looks intelligent enough as a player to learn from days like today, and as you say, he is new to this league.
What I am impressed with is his free-kick taking - he has the knack of putting in balls just beyond the defensive line from wide positions that are really difficult to defend against, and was only a hair-line offside decision from getting a great assist with one of those yesterday.


I shared the same thoughts. I actually didn't think he looked that bad, and he also popped in a decent free-kick that resulted in Arnautovic firing one right at the keeper.
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Re: West Ham Utd v Watford: match thread

Postby Snorrimon on Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:05 am

I'll admit I didn't watch the whole 90 minutes, as I was trying to stop the kids starting World War 3, but I thought that, from the bits of play I did catch, we looked reasonably comfortable and confident and there were plenty of performances to celebrate... What was very promising was that there didn't seem to be any crisis of confidence after the Brighton result and performance - a side which looked like it was enjoying itself, looked like it had goals in it and, defended well enough to feel, barring any amazing play from the opposition, that it could deal with most of what was thrown at it... Watford were below par, but, as the cliche runs, you can only beat what's in front of you... I thought that, despite looking poor generally against Brighton, were it not for their second goal, we could have kicked on and got something from the game. That we bounced back on a Saturday bodes well for a run in which is inevitably going to feature some poor results, but may also include some surprises - hopefully starting against Liverpool!
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Re: West Ham Utd v Watford: match thread

Postby BalaamBoy on Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:12 pm

kayahammer wrote:Shame we let them have a twenty or so minute spell in the second half, but what a great performance from us lot.

Felt a bit sorry for Mario. He seemed to drift in and out.

And give Arnie a free roll. He was almost playing that way against Watfrd


Agreed - although Mario did put in some quality crosses before he disappeared.

30% possession at home is not a great statistic. For long periods we did not seem to have control of the ball. Fortunately the defence was resolute, and Ginge got his head onto just about everything!
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Re: West Ham Utd v Watford: match thread

Postby Smonnie on Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:22 pm

kayahammer wrote:And give Arnie a free roll.


Sausage or bacon?
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Re: West Ham Utd v Watford: match thread

Postby vind on Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:43 pm

Any chance of an OV this week?
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Re: West Ham Utd v Watford: match thread

Postby Up the Junction on Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:52 pm

The opposition view: Watford
http://www.kumb.com/story.php?id=132193



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Re: West Ham Utd v Watford: match thread

Postby psychoscoredthelot on Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:13 pm

Up the Junction wrote:The opposition view: Watford


they are right about the stadium
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Re: West Ham Utd v Watford: match thread

Postby Knighter10WHU on Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:20 pm

The last OV post about the bloke falling down the stairs got me :lol:
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Re: West Ham Utd v Watford: match thread

Postby HammerMan2004 on Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:29 pm

As everyone knows, West Ham fans are genuine scum. I don't hate West Ham, I just wish they didn't exist. We were clearly better than them, but didn't fight hard enough and slumped to an extremely frustrating defeat.


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Re: West Ham Utd v Watford: match thread

Postby woodford on Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:34 pm

As everyone knows, West Ham fans are genuine scum. I don't hate West Ham, I just wish they didn't exist.



Give this man a seat on the board
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Re: West Ham Utd v Watford: match thread

Postby prophet:marginal on Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:50 pm

Up the Junction wrote:The opposition view: Watford

"One guy was so angry he had to cross the stairs to swear at the West Ham fans - then fell down the stairs, much to their amusement. Summed up the day for me."

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Re: West Ham Utd v Watford: match thread

Postby Up the Junction on Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:39 pm

Behind the scenes on Saturday.


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Re: West Ham Utd v Watford: match thread

Postby dave_l on Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:07 pm

I do love when the Oppo fans describe an entire fansbase as scum like this. Do they think it makes them look even remotely clever?
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Re: West Ham Utd v Watford: match thread

Postby Patito on Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:09 pm

I like how whenever we beat someone all they will talk about is the stadium. They've been before they know what it's like.
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Re: West Ham Utd v Watford: match thread

Postby dave_l on Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:14 pm

Patito wrote:I like how whenever we beat someone all they will talk about is the stadium. They've been before they know what it's like.


I'm no fan of the OS but Vicarage Road is an absolute hole as well!
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Re: West Ham Utd v Watford: match thread

Postby goa127 on Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:28 pm

I thought the video was absolutely a brilliant summing up of the game. Some of the other comments were what you'd expect from losing away fans, biased, snarky and sour grapes.
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