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Hammers in Russia

Postby prophet:marginal on Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:33 pm

Just having a little think about remaining qualifiers and our squad, who stands a chance of going to Russia 2018?

Counting loanees, I'm guessing:

Hart is a definite

Cresswell could go in the England squad, but probably never play, likewise Ginge, with Wales.

Fernandez has been capped by Switzerland, who top their group at present. Fonte's Portugal are in the same group, in second, but I'm not sure if he's retired from international selection.

Apparently, Senegal are floating around a play off berth, in their group, so that leaves open the chance of Kouyate also travelling (although I doubt Sakho will stand much chance in being selected). Their game against South Africa requires replaying, because of some bent refereeing. If they win their remaining games they qualify.

Ghana (and Ayew) look like they need snookers, in third place, with 2 games to play and Egypt running away with it.

Also, Argentina are faltering and need to ensure victory against Peru to have any chance of getting to Russia. Has Zabaleta retired?

Would love it if Lanzini lit up a tournament, but, if he did, we'd never see him in our colours again!

Finally, Hernandez, Mexico's top scorer in history, tops his group and looks a shoo-in for a place in their squad.

Anyone else?
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Re: Hammers in Russia

Postby sanchoz on Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:41 pm

Thought that the thread was going to be about the Russian Hammers I met out in Andorra and Slovenia. Nice guys
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Re: Hammers in Russia

Postby 61dicksey on Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:07 pm

I have lived in Tolyatti and Tver and never met another Hammer,Football,is not really that big in these areas more Ice Hockey and Volleyball.
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Re: Hammers in Russia

Postby bitter-iron-ny on Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:48 pm

If Argentina don't beat Peru today they are in a difficult spot.
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Re: Hammers in Russia

Postby poplargeezer on Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:01 pm

They could stay at Ludo's place near Moscow.
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Re: Hammers in Russia

Postby LittleChris on Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:24 pm

bitter-iron-ny wrote:If Argentina don't beat Peru today they are in a difficult spot.


Hmm, memories of the 1978 World Cup come to mind !!
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Re: Hammers in Russia

Postby only1post on Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:35 am

So despite the Argies drawing with Peru, they should win their last game which will more than likely mean a play off with New Zealand.
So who would you rather see in Russia, Lanzini (and possibly Zaba) or Winston?
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Re: Hammers in Russia

Postby seaside hammer on Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:46 am

Apart from Hart who is an obvious choice. Antonio only genuine player who could possibly go due to his ability to play in a few positions could be very handy to have in the squad.

Cresswell - Only in squad now because of injuries to Rose and Shaw. If they are still injured he probably will go.
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Re: Hammers in Russia

Postby Ron_Greenwood on Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:15 pm

poplargeezer wrote:They could stay at Ludo's place near Moscow.


:lol:
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Re: Hammers in Russia

Postby bitter-iron-ny on Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:10 am

only1post wrote:So despite the Argies drawing with Peru, they should win their last game which will more than likely mean a play off with New Zealand.


They will be out unless they win in Ecuador (Enner & friends), as Peru v. Columbia and Brazil vs. Chile are likely to be gentlemen's draws, and Paraguay should win at home vs. Venezuela. Argies are 0-1-3 in their last, 4 and they lost the reverse fixture 0-2 at home last year when their form was much better.
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Re: Hammers in Russia

Postby Rocket on Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:37 pm

Is Masuaku in the Senegal squad? Adrian must have a chance of getting into the Spain squad if he leaves in January and gets regular football.
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Re: Hammers in Russia

Postby Stulaw on Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:02 pm

Rocket wrote:Is Masuaku in the Senegal squad?


No because he changed his national team from France to DR Congo.
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Re: Hammers in Russia

Postby The Old Man of Storr on Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:06 pm

James Collins . :scarfer:
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Re: Hammers in Russia

Postby hammer1975 on Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:32 pm

Sakho starts and scores for Senegal.
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Re: Hammers in Russia

Postby prophet:marginal on Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:38 pm

hammer1975 wrote:Sakho starts and scores for Senegal.


It's weird this, because I could have sworn he 'retired' from playing for his country, around the time we caused that silly old fuss when he was brought on down at Ashton Gate, in the cup.

Or was that Song, who had a flounce, around the same time... :?
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Re: Hammers in Russia

Postby Stulaw on Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:46 pm

prophet:marginal wrote:
It's weird this, because I could have sworn he 'retired' from playing for his country, around the time we caused that silly old fuss when he was brought on down at Ashton Gate, in the cup.

Or was that Song, who had a flounce, around the same time... :?


That was Song, I was wondering why you put what you did in the OP when he (Sakho) was already called up for the international break.
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Re: Hammers in Russia

Postby prophet:marginal on Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:54 pm

You were wondering whether I was a dummy.

I am. :thup:
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Re: Hammers in Russia

Postby ironilunga on Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:23 am

seaside hammer wrote:Apart from Hart who is an obvious choice. Antonio only genuine player who could possibly go due to his ability to play in a few positions could be very handy to have in the squad.


I agree with Antonio and I think he could make a Trevor Sinclair esque impact on the England side in the W.C.

When choosing alternatives to Kane I think if fit Andy Carroll represents a genuine alternative and a game changer off the bench. I think we need to take a variety of forward players and not just passengers. If fit he goes IMO.
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Re: Hammers in Russia

Postby Rocket on Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:26 am

Stulaw wrote:No because he changed his national team from France to DR Congo.

:oops: Well I now look like an idiot.
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Re: Hammers in Russia

Postby Lee_WHU on Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:36 pm

Montenegro will finish 3rd in their group but Haksabanovic has come on for the last 20 minutes against group leaders Poland.
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