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Re: Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Postby iLoveLasagne on Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:24 pm

Even though we have only seen Silva for less than 1 season, I think many people see him as the next best thing and inevitable he will move onto bigger and better things. Watford offer no stability so I doubt many would blame him as they don't seem to be a club which will match is ambition or enable him or anyone to build. They may want to move upwards gradually but they do it in such a seemingly haphazard way.

For now, win or draw seem possibilities again. If we don't get results soon then we shall return to the familiar expectations of bashings again.

No Carroll for me please. Though I read on social media that Nobes, Zab and Carroll are the 3 central players who have been in talks with Moyes to revise the training regime from how Slav had it to now wanting to up the workload.
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Re: Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Postby Burnley Hammer on Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:24 pm

I'm actually finding it hard to predict who he's going to pick. Lanzini is our obvious number 10, however Moyes in his 11 year spell at Everton liked a big guy to play behind the striker. I'll be interested in who he plays out wide too seeing as he's quite big on getting good crosses into the box. Hard to predict who he'll select out of the defensive midfield three, or which two out of Reid, Collins, and Ogbonna he'll play in defence. Will he keep faith in Rice and continue giving him valuable minutes? I'm looking forward to seeing his lineup.
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Re: Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Postby comebackjoecole on Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:27 pm

Tim Cahill wasn't that big
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Re: Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Postby Fishdo on Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:49 pm

Looking forward to this one ...

I think we will win and win well!!

I think we are meeting them at the best time for us and worst time for them..

In an ideal world we will see Watford ‘ammered and straight after the game the owners will resign from the board...

Heyho!!

COYI !!
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Re: Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Postby Patito on Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:03 pm

comebackjoecole wrote:Tim Cahill wasn't that big



Good in the air though, and a completely different type of player to Lanzini.
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Re: Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Postby ads78 on Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:21 pm

I suspect we might see a 4-4-1-1 with Lanzini on the left (but tucking in a bit to let the LB get forward), Antonio on the right, Ayew at 10 and Carroll / Sakho up top.
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Re: Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Postby hammerman11 on Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:02 pm

hart
zaba Collins ogbonna cresswell
Antonio obiang lanzini masuaka
ayew carroll

subs Adrian rice noble arnautovic sakho Martinez quinna

2-0 ayew and antonio
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Re: Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Postby Burnley Hammer on Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:08 pm

I dunno. I'm finding it hard to believe that he's going to play with only Obiang as a solid grafter in the middle of the park. He won't want to be leaking goals in his first game in charge.
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Re: Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Postby libero on Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:49 pm

While he was at Real Sociedad, Moyes generally used a 451 - pretty well always away from home, and quite often at home too. Fans hated his negativity. From what I've heard, his Sunderland gig was mostly a car crash - but again, a 451 car crash

I expect the same formation at Watford with AC up front on his own chasing long punts :(
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Re: Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Postby steps on Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:09 pm

HammerMan2004 wrote:Silva wants to speak to Everton.

Could be an interesting couple of days.


Watford have blocked any talks, reportedly.

Also hearing that Allardyce has ruled himself out of the Everton job.
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Re: Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Postby Hayden on Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:19 pm

Re: Silva

I don’t like players or managers stating their intent to leave and in cases forcing their way out; they signed a contract for that many years so should honour it. Then again, in a lot of cases the club doesn’t honour that contract.

In any event, it’s one thing to force a player who is actively looking to leave to stay, but a manager? How do they expect him to motivate the players / have any real concern for the results?
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Re: Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Postby Iron-worx on Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:07 pm

libero wrote:While he was at Real Sociedad, Moyes generally used a 451 - pretty well always away from home, and quite often at home too. Fans hated his negativity. From what I've heard, his Sunderland gig was mostly a car crash - but again, a 451 car crash

I expect the same formation at Watford with AC up front on his own chasing long punts :(


It's bound to be Carroll up front, he's too much like Duncan Disorderly for it not to be.
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Re: Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Postby prophet:marginal on Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:15 pm

------------------------Hart

-------------Zaba-Reid-Ogbonna

-Antonio-Noble-Obiang-Lanzini-Cresswell
------------------------Carroll


--------------------Sakho



Andy in the Funkadelic wig, basically.

[This is what I am guessing at, in terms of line up]



We need to win at least one of our next three games.

If we won two of them, we could 'afford' to lose the third. Three draws (i.e. unbeaten, but only three points) would be an absolute minimum, in terms of points haul for those matches.
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Re: Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Postby hammer1975 on Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:53 pm

West Ham win by two goals
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Re: Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Postby Puff Daddy on Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:35 am

It's back !!!! and I'm glad it's back . The real stuff and the only stuff that really matters
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Re: Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Postby sutts07 on Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:32 am

I can't see him resisting the temptation to start the game with Kouyate, Obiang and Noble all in the middle. We are a soft touch without all three and they compliment each other well.

Toughest choice is who leads the line, I hope to see a rejuvenated Sakho up top personally, with Antonio and Lanzini playing behind/off of him. That might be a touch harsh on Ayew, but competition for places can only be a good thing and we need options from the bench.

Same goes for Carroll, he changes our whole dynamic when he starts. Fantastic option as a sub, but not a starter for me. The ability to throw him and Ayew at a game if it is not going well is great.
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Re: Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Postby swash on Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:44 am

Moyes loves a cross, so I'd be very surprised if he doesn't start with AC
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Re: Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Postby RayleighHammer23 on Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:55 am

Will Lanzini be the new Arteta, Ayew the new Cahill? Has that time gone. Let's hope for our sake that he knows what he's doing in 2017.
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Re: Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Postby wildkard on Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:03 am

Moyes will have had them putting in the yards in training, drilling them to perfection, doing his research on Watford. I reckon we will see an all new West Ham. A much improved performance from us. Can't see us losing by more then two goals.
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Re: Watford v West Ham Utd: match thread

Postby Simply Moore on Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:22 am

Puff Daddy wrote:It's back !!!! and I'm glad it's back . The real stuff and the only stuff that really matters


Mate I know it’s sad but f**k me the weekend is just no where near the same without West Ham playing in a competitive match.

Yep, I need to get out more :lol:
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