West Ham Utd 1-0 Arsenal (12/01/19)

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Arsenal: match thread

Postby peter49uk on Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:36 pm

Burnley Hammer wrote:Great game, good performance, and an excellent 3 points. One complaint.... why do we always play it back to the keeper from an attacking position, for him to then hoof it and lose possession. I just don't get the tactic.

I think that is coz of lack of movement.
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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Arsenal: match thread

Postby CBHammer on Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:38 pm

I remember after the poor start about 7 games in having a debate on twitter because I could see the potential and what Pellers was trying to do!!

It was never going to start quickly, and there will still be inconsistency.

Like a child trying to walk, falling over at first, then, shakey at times, when you think they've got it they hit the floor face first but next minute they're running!

If we invest properly in the summer again and give Pellers what he wants we have some exciting seasons coming up!

Don't get me wrong Arsenal looked average at best but our defence kept Aubameyang quiet today. After an early chance when Ogbonna & Diop parted like the red sea I thought here we go... but fair play. Back 6 were fantastic. That tackle by Rice of Lacazette was a thing of beauty, his awareness is beyond his years.

It's great being positive again and looking upwards!! :crest: :crest: COME ON YOU IRONS!!!!!!
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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Arsenal: match thread

Postby Jon on Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:41 pm

the pink palermo wrote:Anderson running down the wing adjusting his gloves mid stride :lol:

Thats proper west ham


:thup:

Reminded me of James Bond adjusting his cufflinks (forget which film, they're all the same..)
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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Arsenal: match thread

Postby BondsoBob on Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:58 pm

Great win Hammers. :thup: Proved me wrong. I really couldn't see it.
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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Arsenal: match thread

Postby Georgee Paris on Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:03 pm

There was a couple of bits of ticcy tacka I think - Nasri, Anderson and Arnie and I was like 8-)
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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Arsenal: match thread

Postby westham,eggyandchips on Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:04 pm

Other than their front 2, none of the other nine players that started the game for Arsenal today would get near our team.

Great performance from everyone today.

Laters Arnie.
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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Arsenal: match thread

Postby costa75 on Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:23 pm

We must make sure that we keep him.......

Pellers that is, not Arnie.

I thought we played some fantastic stuff today, and while the consistency isn't quite there yet, I look forward to watching us play at the moment. A massive amount of credit must go to Pellegrini.

As for Arnie? If he wants to go? Let him. Make sure he goes for the right price though.
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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Arsenal: match thread

Postby Chicken Run Supreme on Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:35 pm

Went old school today and listened to the game on the radio and loved every minute of it. Haven't seen any of the game yet and will wait to see what the butchers in the MOTD Editing department come up with tonight but it sounded like we had a good grip of the game for most of the time. Commentary was complimentary about how comfortably we saw out the win.
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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Arsenal: match thread

Postby jastons on Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:37 pm

Georgee Paris wrote:There was a couple of bits of ticcy tacka I think - Nasri, Anderson and Arnie and I was like 8-)


I can't wait until we can add Lanzini into the mix
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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Arsenal: match thread

Postby Vic_Watson on Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:39 pm

Chicken Run Supreme wrote:Commentary was complimentary about how comfortably we saw out the win.

That last minute offside goal tested the ticker, mind.
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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Arsenal: match thread

Postby SpongeBob's Pants on Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:53 pm

the pink palermo wrote:Anderson running down the wing adjusting his gloves mid stride :lol:

Thats proper west ham


Hahah that made me laugh too!
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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Arsenal: match thread

Postby hammerleroy on Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:59 pm

Don't know if anyone has complimented Zabaleta yet but what a pro he is. Up and down the pitch, works his socks off. We'd be in ***** street without him I know that. Just my opinion of course. :crest:
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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Arsenal: match thread

Postby Puff Daddy on Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:59 pm

Chicken Run Supreme wrote:Went old school today and listened to the game on the radio and loved every minute of it. Haven't seen any of the game yet and will wait to see what the butchers in the MOTD Editing department come up with tonight but it sounded like we had a good grip of the game for most of the time. Commentary was complimentary about how comfortably we saw out the win.


They were bang on. It was excellent game management from Pellers and the boys.It was like watching Juve, or Milan at their catenaccio best
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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Arsenal: match thread

Postby mattyD on Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:13 pm

ageing hammer wrote:Have to say what a difference to West Ham when we get a fair referee.


Absolutely.
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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Arsenal: match thread

Postby pablo jaye on Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:14 pm

Brilliant performance from us ... in years gone by, I’d have been sitting on the edge of my seat for the last 42 minutes after we scored. Today, we bossed them and l’arse didn’t really throw anything at us that we couldn’t handle. Many good performances on the pitch and of course, Dec was sublime and is a real joy to watch ... so much time on the ball - as well as Moore, he reminds me of Trev too. Nasri looks good too.

If Arnie is off then we do need to replace him as AC is a bit one dimensional compared to him.
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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Arsenal: match thread

Postby GaryP on Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:20 pm

the pink palermo wrote:Anderson running down the wing adjusting his gloves mid stride :lol:

Thats proper west ham


I mentioned that during the game because I thought I was imagining it :D
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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Arsenal: match thread

Postby Doc H Ball on Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:24 pm

hammerleroy wrote:Don't know if anyone has complimented Zabaleta yet but what a pro he is. Up and down the pitch, works his socks off.


With bow legs and socks around his ankles a la Julian.

A couple of seasons ago I was worried he was going to be overrun at the back. Now he bombs forward at 90 mins in abandon.
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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Arsenal: match thread

Postby Hugh Jargon II on Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:25 pm

Dunno if it's been mentioned but geezer on tele just said it was our biggest ever crowd today.
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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Arsenal: match thread

Postby eastsider on Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:41 pm

I think each and everyone played well today and that includes Carrol when he came on.
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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Arsenal: match thread

Postby Vic_Watson on Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:47 pm

Hugh Jargon II wrote:Dunno if it's been mentioned but geezer on tele just said it was our biggest ever crowd today.

Crowd or tickets sold?
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