West Ham Utd 0-0 Manchester Utd (10/05/18)

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Re: West Ham United v Manchester United: Match Thread

Postby Sloop John B on Fri May 11, 2018 12:25 pm

bristolhammerfc wrote:For me with Ogbonna, it's his lack of anticipation that lets him down. Masuaku was increasingly pressed into a left back role and performed abysmally at it.


Yeah I'm not expecting perfection from any of our team, they all have areas to improve on. Ogbonna has decent pace, strength and generally does a good job. Him and Rice have been a bright spot to a very dull season.

As I've mentioned in this thread Masuaku was just dominated by Valencia all game.Credit to Masuaku in that he at least tried to keep tabs on his man, but yes I agree he doesn't offer a lot defensivly outside of being a body and a bit of a nuisance.
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Re: West Ham United v Manchester United: Match Thread

Postby DasNutNock on Fri May 11, 2018 12:28 pm

Loathe as I am to say it, but hats off to Pogba for not making a bigger deal out of Nobes grabbing him. A more snide player, especially a red Manc, would probably have gone down, screaming in agony whilst his mates plead for a red card. I suspect if that'd been earlier in the season, that may very well have been what happened - but it wasn't, and it didn't.
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Re: West Ham United v Manchester United: Match Thread

Postby Cockneyboy311 on Fri May 11, 2018 12:44 pm

DasNutNock wrote:Loathe as I am to say it, but hats off to Pogba for not making a bigger deal out of Nobes grabbing him. A more snide player, especially a red Manc, would probably have gone down, screaming in agony whilst his mates plead for a red card. I suspect if that'd been earlier in the season, that may very well have been what happened - but it wasn't, and it didn't.



Fair point Dan. He is still an absolute nob though :)
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Re: West Ham United v Manchester United: Match Thread

Postby DasNutNock on Fri May 11, 2018 12:52 pm

Goes without saying, CB.

His battle with Kouyate was about the only legit entertainment last night, along with Nobes's comedy routine. Thought Kou did pretty well to shut him down.
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Re: West Ham United v Manchester United: Match Thread

Postby prophet:marginal on Fri May 11, 2018 1:16 pm

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Jones and Smalling? The best centre half pairing in the country? Must be close to it.



I had a similar thought when I watched them (with Valencia and Young!) take on Spurs in the cup. They quietly go about their business, but are brave and tuned in well to each other's games.

Useful for England.
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Re: West Ham United v Manchester United: Match Thread

Postby preston on Fri May 11, 2018 1:17 pm

Dan, Pogba booted Noble - not quite off the ball, but certainly with no attempt at playing for the ball. I think he was the lucky one not to be red carded. He looked frustrated by the combination of Kouyate and Noble, and I don't think too many oppo midfielders have been this season. Probably about the only highlight of last night.
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Re: West Ham United v Manchester United: Match Thread

Postby Up the Junction on Fri May 11, 2018 2:02 pm

Shortest match thread for a while, this one!

The opposition view: Manchester Utd
http://www.kumb.com/story.php?id=132464
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Re: West Ham United v Manchester United: Match Thread

Postby somerset-hammer on Fri May 11, 2018 2:08 pm

This coming from a Man Utd fan made me laugh...

promisedlanchiao - Refereeing standards are truly slipping to an all time low in the Premier League.


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Re: West Ham United v Manchester United: Match Thread

Postby OFT on Fri May 11, 2018 2:18 pm

The Oppo View :shock:

If that's what happens when the mighty think they've fallen then it makes mediocrity even more satisfying. :P
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Re: West Ham United v Manchester United: Match Thread

Postby BabyClaret on Fri May 11, 2018 2:23 pm

bubbles1966 wrote:
Jones and Smalling? The best centre half pairing in the country? Must be close to it.



prophet:marginal wrote:I had a similar thought when I watched them (with Valencia and Young!) take on Spurs in the cup. They quietly go about their business, but are brave and tuned in well to each other's games.

Useful for England.


Have to think I was watching a different game - Smalling was all arms and Arnie beat him easily several times on the floor with a simple stepover and burst of pace.
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Re: West Ham United v Manchester United: Match Thread

Postby Crossd_Hammrs on Fri May 11, 2018 2:36 pm

BabyClaret wrote:Have to think I was watching a different game - Smalling was all arms and Arnie beat him easily several times on the floor with a simple stepover and burst of pace.

You're not alone, I thought Arnie had the better of him too.
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Re: West Ham United v Manchester United: Match Thread

Postby Cuenca 'ammer on Fri May 11, 2018 2:47 pm

As a thought...

Evra to LCB and Cresswell to LWB...less chopping and changing ????

Not a big Evra fan, but they weren't slinging crosses into the box, and Cresswell would have (who knows) done better than Arfur who was truly dreadful.

Glad at least we got Wor Andy on, that was a positive.

Can't agree with Pinky about Jones and Smalling...Smalling should have been called for a penalty.. there's another photo on here with Smalling pulling Arnie's shirt to hold him.

It does help when Arnie was so isolated again - used to be AC like that when they played Big Hair either behind or in front of ...never got a look in..tougher with Arnie though he is much quicker, technically much better but not as strong in the air as AC and doesn't bully defenders quite so much. In full flight though he takes so stopping...
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Re: West Ham United v Manchester United: Match Thread

Postby Humbug on Fri May 11, 2018 3:37 pm

Mario , Lanzini and Masuaku are definitely 'bottlers' with regards tacking . At least they ran around a lot but we need more than that. We need them to win those scrappy little battles rather than just give up possession so easily. I was surprised that Kouyate stuck his foot in for once and wasn't afraid of getting hurt (maybe his contract is coming up for renewal). Noble was MOTM for me , battling for everyone and anyone to get that ball, break things up , retain possession. Need a few really good all round quality midfielders that will protect our defence and also win the ball and drive forward.
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Re: West Ham United v Manchester United: Match Thread

Postby prophet:marginal on Fri May 11, 2018 4:16 pm

Lanzini and Mario simply wouldn't have been taught tackling back in Argentina and Portugal. Its way too Anglo-Saxon for their tastes.

I am being half-serious. Xabi Alonso made the same point about overseas midfielders. Even the best don't get all blood and guts about their football. I think its just a different ethic.
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Re: West Ham United v Manchester United: Match Thread

Postby sw3hammer on Fri May 11, 2018 5:16 pm

Right, I’ll have another go at this ........
I am at the other end from their fans
I think they were singing ‘you’re not West Ham anymore ‘(yawn)
I believe we responded with with ‘you’re not ****anymore’
Am I correct? If so what was *** ?!
Ta
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Re: West Ham United v Manchester United: Match Thread

Postby Samba on Fri May 11, 2018 5:30 pm

sw3hammer wrote:Right, I’ll have another go at this ........
I am at the other end from their fans
I think they were singing ‘you’re not West Ham anymore ‘(yawn)
I believe we responded with with ‘you’re not ****anymore’
Am I correct? If so what was *** ?!
Ta

Was it the word, good?
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Re: West Ham United v Manchester United: Match Thread

Postby Samba on Fri May 11, 2018 5:32 pm

prophet:marginal wrote:Useless for England.

Corrected for you, proph!
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Re: West Ham United v Manchester United: Match Thread

Postby johnnyb on Fri May 11, 2018 5:47 pm

sw3hammer wrote:Right, I’ll have another go at this ........
I am at the other end from their fans
I think they were singing ‘you’re not West Ham anymore ‘(yawn)
I believe we responded with with ‘you’re not ****anymore’
Am I correct? If so what was *** ?!
Ta


I thought I heard 'you only live round the corner' sang back to them.
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Re: West Ham United v Manchester United: Match Thread

Postby sutts07 on Fri May 11, 2018 6:39 pm

'You're not famous anymore' was the song we sang back...

Also...
'your city is blue'
and
'you only live round the corner'
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Re: West Ham United v Manchester United: Match Thread

Postby Johnny Byrne's Boots on Fri May 11, 2018 7:01 pm

I'm pretty sure I heard "You're not special anymore" for Maureen's benefit too.
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