West Ham United -v- Swansea City : Match Thread

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West Ham United -v- Swansea City : Match Thread

Postby prophet:marginal on Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:16 pm

Swansea are presently unbeaten on the road.

They have both conceded and scored roughly half the goals we have.

All this suggests to me that they'd probably not be too unhappy to defend stoutly and score on the break, if they can.

If we beat them, they'd probably replace us in the bottom three.

The battle for midfield is a game-defining issue. With new loanee Sanches partnering Fer, they won't lack for strength and fight.

Is our record signing Marco capable of switching and playing wide right? If he is, I'd be tempted to reward Masuaku with a start, down the left ahead of Cresswell.

Noble and Kouyate offered enough in terms of tackling and energy to retain their places together in centre mid.

So,


Hart

Fonte - Reid - Ogbonna

Zabaleta - Kou - Noble - Cresswell

Arnautovic --------------Masuaku

----------------Aitch

p:m predicts - 2 v 0
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Re: West Ham United -v- Swansea City : Match Thread

Postby New Jersey on Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:21 pm

I'd rather not have Big Andy start, but don't forget he normally terrorizes Swansea.
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Re: West Ham United -v- Swansea City : Match Thread

Postby trevshead10may1980 on Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:24 pm

Arnie has done nothing to justify starting. Antonio if fit, otherwise Ayew.
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Postby TheHandOfDog on Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:27 pm

Andy on the bench till late on please. I have a bad feeling he will start and we will go back to hoof ball and the crowd will be asleep by the final whistle.
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Re: West Ham United -v- Swansea City : Match Thread

Postby MB on Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:31 pm

trevshead10may1980 wrote:Arnie has done nothing to justify starting. Antonio if fit, otherwise Ayew.


Arnie is the only fit creative player we have. If you don't play him then you have to start Carroll and thump it!
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Re: West Ham United -v- Swansea City : Match Thread

Postby trevshead10may1980 on Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:46 pm

MB wrote:
Arnie is the only fit creative player we have. If you don't play him then you have to start Carroll and thump it!


Apart from the Bolton game, he has created nothing so far. Waste of money, keep him on the bench.
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Re: West Ham United -v- Swansea City : Match Thread

Postby Jumby on Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:47 pm

Draw.
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Re: West Ham United -v- Swansea City : Match Thread

Postby Pob! on Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:50 pm

Jumby wrote:Draw.

If that is the case the the gaffa is gone.
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Re: West Ham United -v- Swansea City : Match Thread

Postby Paddy O'Hammer on Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:02 pm

Can I just say that I have no idea on how this match will go
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Re: West Ham United -v- Swansea City : Match Thread

Postby jastons on Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:05 pm

This is a must win game.

I would play a 3-5-2 formation. Hernandez and Martinez up top.
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Re: West Ham United -v- Swansea City : Match Thread

Postby Jumby on Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:13 pm

I just think we're not clinical enough and too dodgy at the back to ever look at a Premier League fixture and think 'yeah, we'll win this one'. Two years ago I thought we could win every game, I honestly thought we were a match for anyone in the World, these days I look at us and think we'd struggle against Swansea.
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Re: West Ham United -v- Swansea City : Match Thread

Postby Wilko1304 on Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:14 pm

Finally people seeing light on the Masuaku as a winger idea :D

Have to keep the excellent Ogbonna (who makes a back three functional), have Cresswell and Masuaku dovetailing and then play the same central midfield if Lanzini isn't fit.

If Antonio is fit, he starts on the right and Arnie misses out to Masuaku. Lanzini in for Noble, if our maestro is fit.
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Re: West Ham United -v- Swansea City : Match Thread

Postby Puff Daddy on Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:31 pm

Jumby wrote:I just think we're not clinical enough and too dodgy at the back to ever look at a Premier League fixture and think 'yeah, we'll win this one'. Two years ago I thought we could win every game, I honestly thought we were a match for anyone in the World, these days I look at us and think we'd struggle against Swansea.



These are the matches he must win and although I share your opinion our defence is not great, offensively neither are Swansea. Personally, I think our biggest problem is in midfield, although this will be boosted by the return of Lanzini. I think we will have enough to win this one, but I don't expect a rout or anything near it in a rather dull, dour and drab encounter resulting in another say of execution for Bilic
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Re: West Ham United -v- Swansea City : Match Thread

Postby Crouchend_Hammer on Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:43 pm

Wilko1304 wrote:Finally people seeing light on the Masuaku as a winger idea :D

Have to keep the excellent Ogbonna (who makes a back three functional), have Cresswell and Masuaku dovetailing and then play the same central midfield if Lanzini isn't fit.

If Antonio is fit, he starts on the right and Arnie misses out to Masuaku. Lanzini in for Noble, if our maestro is fit.


If five defenders isn't enough we want to play another one in our attacking three?

If we insist in playig five at the bqck then get Masuaka in place of cresswell
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Re: West Ham United -v- Swansea City : Match Thread

Postby prophet:marginal on Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:45 pm

Even if Manu is fit, he starts on my bench.
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Re: West Ham United -v- Swansea City : Match Thread

Postby costa75 on Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:51 pm

Wilko1304 wrote:Finally people seeing light on the Masuaku as a winger idea :D


I'd be more tempted to just replace Cresswell with Masuaku. I thought Cresswell had a shocker yesterday.
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Re: West Ham United -v- Swansea City : Match Thread

Postby bubbles500 on Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:05 pm

7pts from the next 4 games is absolute minimum.With the fixtures after these 4 games we need to be at least 14th or we are in a spot of bother.
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Re: West Ham United -v- Swansea City : Match Thread

Postby Jumby on Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:06 pm

Cress had little, if any, composure yesterday, there were a number of occasions where he just hit it long rather than take a touch and look around.
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Re: West Ham United -v- Swansea City : Match Thread

Postby djbubbles on Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:08 pm

352
Gk...Hart
3 cbs... fonte reid and oggy
2 wbs... zab and cresswell
2cms... noble and kouyate
3 attackers... arthur chico and antonio
Subs... adrian byram rice arnie carroll sakho and ayew
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Re: West Ham United -v- Swansea City : Match Thread

Postby Doc H Ball on Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:11 pm

.......................Hart

.....Fonte.........Reid.......Ogbonna

Zabaleta....Noble....Kouyate.....Masuaku

..........Antonio..............Arnie

...................Hernandez

Ayew in for Antonio if unfit.

Carroll to come on if trailing with us dropping to a back 4.
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