Swansea City 4-1 West Ham Utd (03/03/18)

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Swansea City 4-1 West Ham Utd (03/03/18)

Postby prophet:marginal on Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:10 am

Well, at least we cannot complain that the end of the season is liable to peter out with meaningless games. If we are going to stay up (and I still back us to do so), we are going to have to earn that right.

This is how next week's opponents lined up yesterday:

Łukasz Fabiański
Defender Federico Fernández
Defender Alfie Mawson
Defender Mike Van Der Hoorn
Defender/Midfielder Kyle Naughton
Defender/Midfielder Martin Olsson
Midfielder Tom Carroll
Midfielder Sam Clucas
Midfielder KI Sung-Yueng
Midfielder/Forward Nathan Dyer
Forward Jordan Ayew

They used all three subs, with ex-Hammer Andre presumably replacing the injured Dyer on 36.

Like us recently, they lost by conceding three plus goals on the ground of a freshly-promoted (well-coached) side.

Their recent form outstrips ours (Swansea 10/15, includes 3 wins; us 5/15, or a point per game).

Looks like they used 5-4-1 away, which will probably be shelved for a more attacking focus against us.

Their 21 goals (in 28 matches) is the polar opposite of Liverpool's.

Here's how I would set us up against this lot. It really has a winner takes all vibe to it.


----------------------------Adrian
----------------Reid*-----Ogbonna----Rice
Byram-------------Zabaleta--Mark----------Cresswell
-------------------------Kouyate**
--------------Arnautovic----------------Hernandez

Finally, it seems madness to rely on players just returning from injury, in place of people who had actually been performing fairly well. The reality here is that we have to galvanise the decent players that we do have.

We must not lose this game.

*Ginge might benefit from a rest, but that's a close call.

**Kouyate can refresh the Fellaini role that yielded us goals at Huddersfield and against another opponent, with long balls ****ed further on for willing runners.
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Re: Swansea City -v- West Ham Utd : Match Thread (3/3/18)

Postby prophet:marginal on Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:12 am

Kou can f.l.ick the ball on, OK? :|
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Re: Swansea City -v- West Ham Utd : Match Thread (3/3/18)

Postby hammer1975 on Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:52 am

Andre Ayew, Ki and Mawson all Sod’s law to have good games

Massive for us.
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Re: Swansea City -v- West Ham Utd : Match Thread (3/3/18)

Postby Crouchend_Hammer on Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:59 am

They have been on a great run but came down to earth with a bump against Brighton

We have to target a win here. It is not an easy game by any stretch, but we are in that situation now where two wins and we move right out of trouble. Playing for draws is not the answer

As always, i would prefer we played 4-5-1, with Rice playing the DM role

Adrian
Zab
Ogbonna
Reid
Evra
Rice
Kouyate
Noble
Antonio
Arnie
Hernandez

Within the back 5 formation that is now a given, i would line up as follows:

Adrian
Zab
Reid
Ogbonna
Rice
Antonio
Noble
Kouyate
Lanzini
Arnie
Hernandez
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Re: Swansea City -v- West Ham Utd : Match Thread (3/3/18)

Postby We_are_BML on Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:47 pm

Go there keep it tight, play for a draw
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Re: Swansea City -v- West Ham Utd : Match Thread (3/3/18)

Postby bubbles1966 on Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:59 pm

Reid, Collins, Ogbonna, Kouyate, Noble, Lanzini and Arnautovic basically pick themsleves.

The only questions are goalkeeper, wing backs and the fifth man in the central midfield/attack.
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Re: Swansea City -v- West Ham Utd : Match Thread (3/3/18)

Postby only1post on Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:02 pm

This is quite simple for me we have to go for a win in this, even if it increases the possibility of losing.
Win and, as Stoke play Southampton we are six points above the relegation zone.
Also four of the clubs we can overtake above us play each other.
We can then look forward to moving up into the top ten with wins in the next two home games. Safe, comfortable and confident we can they see if we can hack it with the big boys in our tough April games.
4-3-1-2
Arnie & Hernandez the 2
Lanzini the 1
Noble, Kouyate and one other the three.
one other, one other, Ogbonna, one other the four
Adrian in goal.
If I was watching them train all week I would know who the four one others would be.
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Re: Swansea City -v- West Ham Utd : Match Thread (3/3/18)

Postby hammerman11 on Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:29 pm

not an easy game but we have a good record against them and really should be going for the 3 pts

Adrian
reid ogbonna rice
zabeleta noble kouyate lanzini cresswell
Arnie Hernandez

subs hart byran Collins Mario Antonio hughill Cullen

no idea on score hoping for a win
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Re: Swansea City -v- West Ham Utd : Match Thread (3/3/18)

Postby Crouchend_Hammer on Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:31 pm

I like the cut of your jib onlyonepost, but no way that will happen
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Re: Swansea City -v- West Ham Utd : Match Thread (3/3/18)

Postby funky chicken on Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:40 pm

I'd go for:


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

------------------Collins---Ogbonna---Reid--------------------

-Byram---------------Noble----Kouyate----------------Cresswell-

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

-----------------------Antonio----Arnautovic-------------------------

Subs: Hart, Zabaleta, Evra, Rice, Mario, Chicharito, Hugill.

We mustn't pick Zabaleta and Collins. Pick one or the other. Otherwise we'll be too slow at the back. Zabaleta has surely cost us more goals than any other player this season. And yet he is many supporter's HOTY!? :? Go for height and presence in the team too, as that is still a slight weakness of theres. Shame Carroll isn't fit as he would be perfect to involve in this game. Harsh on Chicharito again, but went for Antonio for slightly more pace and physical presence.

Is this Masuaku's last game banned? Missing his pace big time.

I'd personally have Adrian on a last chance saloon too as he is once again getting a little complacent and sloppy.

Big game this. Anything less than 7 points from this game and the following 2 IMO is unacceptable.
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Re: Swansea City -v- West Ham Utd : Match Thread (3/3/18)

Postby hammers92 on Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:41 pm

We_are_BML wrote:Go there keep it tight, play for a draw


Nearly every single time we do that we get turned over and that will surely happen here. We have the players to win so that’s what the game plan should be, attack.
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Re: Swansea City -v- West Ham Utd : Match Thread (3/3/18)

Postby Alan Pardew's Dad on Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:42 pm

What odds on Andre Ayew scoring the winner?

This is a mustn't loose game.
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Re: Swansea City -v- West Ham Utd : Match Thread (3/3/18)

Postby brothernero on Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:42 pm

"I'd personally have Adrian on a last chance saloon too as he is once again getting a little complacent and sloppy."


No he isn't. Since regaining the number 1 spot, he has consistently been one of our better players.

As for not starting with Hernandez, keep doing that and we deserve to get relegated.
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Re: Swansea City -v- West Ham Utd : Match Thread (3/3/18)

Postby TheHandOfDog on Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:48 pm

We all know Andre Ayew is scoring. I hope we can turn these over but I fear for us.
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Re: Swansea City -v- West Ham Utd : Match Thread (3/3/18)

Postby Pob! on Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:54 pm

1-2 Andre Ayew with a 78th and 91st minute brace...
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Re: Swansea City -v- West Ham Utd : Match Thread (3/3/18)

Postby Wilko1304 on Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:42 pm

Gotta play our best players and ones who can pass the ball. I'd also be looking to get Reid in for Collins. Personally, I'd prefer Byram over Zab but that ain't happening.

Adrian
Reid Ogbonna Cresswell
Zaba Noble Kouyate Antonio
Lanzini
Arnie Hernandez

That line up can easily go from 3-4-3 (or 5-3-2) to 4-2-3-1 with ease.

Lanzini needs to be playing, and Cresswell not only passes out from the back, but knows how to cover round his centre backs. Probably been our best defender aside from Ogbonna since moving there.
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Re: Swansea City -v- West Ham Utd : Match Thread (3/3/18)

Postby AmzP on Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:01 pm

I would like to see an attacking line. Up for this but probably won't see it happen.


Adrian

Byram. Reid. Ogbonna. Cresswell

Kouyate. (Slot into back three to cover cresswell/byram when they Go forwards

Mario. Noble. Lanzini


Arnie. Hernandez
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Re: Swansea City -v- West Ham Utd : Match Thread (3/3/18)

Postby Jumby on Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:03 pm

We are more than capable of tripping over our feet and f**king this right up. Pull Cresswell and Evra out of there and replace with Rice and Antonio, pull Mario and replace with Hernandez, then f**k them up
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Re: Swansea City -v- West Ham Utd : Match Thread (3/3/18)

Postby Peaches on Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:07 pm

Win this one, and we will most likely be safe as 6 points above the drop zone, and probably in the top half with 6 of our last 9 at home and Arthur coming back. I would go for a line up something like hammer man or Wilko’s. At this point I am cautiously optimistic.
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Re: Swansea City -v- West Ham Utd : Match Thread (3/3/18)

Postby Peaches on Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:14 pm

oops Double post. I think that we match up well with them especially if dyer doesn’t play as they don’t have pace to trouble us and I think that Arnautovic and Chcharito will give their defence nightmares
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