⚽ West Ham Utd v Cardiff City: Match Thread

Does exactly what it says on the tin - the forum for football-related discussion.

Moderators: bristolhammerfc, sicknote, -DL-, Rio, Gnome, chalks, the pink palermo

⚽ West Ham Utd v Cardiff City: Match Thread

Postby vietnammer on Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:47 am

Presuming to start a match thread, but it's only a few days off. Just saw Hoiletts goal on MOTD, got to watch that. We're bubbling now, but there are no easy games (the old cliche). Got to pull clear of the strugglers now!
User avatar
vietnammer
Bucky the beaver
 
Posts: 25124
Joined: Sun Dec 08, 2002 3:31 am
Location: Those little golden birdies look at them

Re: West Ham Utd v Cardiff City

Postby TheHandOfDog on Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:49 am

I just hope we don't decide that the game is won from kick off as we did with Brighton and Huddersfield. Don't do that and I think we have a very good chance at all 3 points.

Same lineup please unless Cresswell isn't fit.
User avatar
TheHandOfDog
 
Posts: 2463
Joined: Sun Jul 17, 2016 9:08 pm

Re: West Ham Utd v Cardiff City

Postby Patito on Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:53 am

They’re direct, they’re going to be niggly, they’re a throwback to Bolton under Allardyce or Stoke under Pulis.

We need to make sure our effort levels are high and we take our chances.

Keep it tight and don’t let in and early goal, keep hold of the ball, use it well and we will win this.

2-0 West Ham I reckon. :crest: Arnie and Snodgrass
User avatar
Patito
 
Posts: 6253
Joined: Sun Mar 15, 2015 1:51 pm
Location: Irons

Re: West Ham Utd v Cardiff City

Postby SullySpecial on Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:12 am

Let’s go and smash them. 5-0.
SullySpecial
 
Posts: 575
Joined: Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:01 pm
Location: Oxfordshire

Re: West Ham Utd v Cardiff City

Postby ereford ammer on Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:14 am

Pel boy please make Colin cry.
User avatar
ereford ammer
 
Posts: 1921
Joined: Thu Feb 22, 2007 8:21 pm
Location: At the next level with all the malcontents

Re: West Ham Utd v Cardiff City

Postby kayahammer on Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:27 am

This could be a struggle as they'll sit back. But with 3 early goals they might start to come out a bit more and leave gaps in behind that'll get us the aforementioned 5 - 0 :thup:
User avatar
kayahammer
 
Posts: 5995
Joined: Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:59 am
Location: East of Eden

Re: West Ham Utd v Cardiff City

Postby Samba on Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:18 am

Cardiff are in most people's three for relegation so, especially at home, I expect us to win this game.
Having said that, they have picked up a bit of form, of late but I hope we'll be too strong for them.
I wonder who Cardiff-born Sully will be cheering on...
User avatar
Samba
 
Posts: 3495
Joined: Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:36 pm
Location: Wondering when Karren Brady's going to fuck something else up.

Re: West Ham Utd v Cardiff City

Postby hammerman11 on Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:14 am

this may be the match to rest zab as we have another on Saturday. question is who plays RB. is it too much to play Johnson ?

fab
zab diop Balbuena masuaka
anderson noble rice Snodgrass
hernandez arnie

suns Adrian Johnson ogbonna obiang Antonio carroll diagana

I would not change a winning team as we need the win. johnson on for zab second half hopefully when we are winning !

a nice strong bench as wellgives us opportunities to change things second half with the palace game in mind.
we need to put the no back to back wins to bed and make it three in a row this week.

we must win this game though and I think we will 3-0 arnie hernandez diop
hammerman11
 
Posts: 3025
Joined: Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:01 pm

Re: West Ham Utd v Cardiff City

Postby Pob! on Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:27 am

I expect to win by two clear goals..

Pell-Boy is our leader :scarfer:
User avatar
Pob!
 
Posts: 1384
Joined: Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:56 am
Location: Outside Ken's Café dreaming dreams..

Re: West Ham Utd v Cardiff City

Postby Puff Daddy on Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:52 am

Would love to post 5-0, but think it's more likely to be 1-0
User avatar
Puff Daddy
Gone for a Burton
 
Posts: 21788
Joined: Mon Feb 26, 2007 3:08 pm
Location: Westham Way

Re: West Ham Utd v Cardiff City

Postby rciron on Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:26 am

Pell boy kicks Colin in the cobblers 5-0 West Ham Utd
User avatar
rciron
 
Posts: 3042
Joined: Thu Oct 14, 2004 9:32 am
Location: Chicken Run

Re: West Ham Utd v Cardiff City

Postby ereford ammer on Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:16 am

and Colin tries to get the game abandoned by getting as many of his players sent off.
User avatar
ereford ammer
 
Posts: 1921
Joined: Thu Feb 22, 2007 8:21 pm
Location: At the next level with all the malcontents

Re: West Ham Utd v Cardiff City

Postby hammerman11 on Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:19 am

if we don't become complacent we should do them easily
hammerman11
 
Posts: 3025
Joined: Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:01 pm

Re: West Ham Utd v Cardiff City

Postby mumbles87 on Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:26 am

Great game yesterday.. watched the highlights on sky and MOTD.. cant get enough of those goals.. just good to see the moves finished nicely

we get the feeling it wont be unchanged due to either injury or the fact that zabs cant play as many games as we want (as MP as hinted at)

bearing that in mind would like to see this side

------------------Fabianski

Antonio----General---Diop---Cresswell (fingers crossed hes back)

--------Snodgrass--Rice----Noble

Arnie----------Hernandez--------Anderson


Changes as little as possible from yesterday but preserves Zabs for palace at home
mumbles87
 
Posts: 10306
Joined: Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:35 am

Re: West Ham Utd v Cardiff City

Postby prophet:marginal on Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:29 am

Cardiff were one of Allardyce's first opponents in our dug-out, after we were relegated with Grant at the helm. They beat us on that date, 0-1 at The Bolyen.

Since then, we've beaten them in every match, more often than with a clean sheet to boot!

Here's a clue to our line up in our last match against them:

7 Englishmen
&
1 each from Spain, Wales, Rumania and Cote D'Ivoire.

Anyone going to tell us who played?
User avatar
prophet:marginal
 
Posts: 26938
Joined: Wed Nov 01, 2006 9:54 pm
Location: Panicking now, to avoid the rush.

Re: West Ham Utd v Cardiff City

Postby thejackhammer on Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:58 am

prophet:marginal wrote:Cardiff were one of Allardyce's first opponents in our dug-out, after we were relegated with Grant at the helm. They beat us on that date, 0-1 at The Bolyen.

Since then, we've beaten them in every match, more often than with a clean sheet to boot!

Here's a clue to our line up in our last match against them:

7 Englishmen
&
1 each from Spain, Wales, Rumania and Cote D'Ivoire.

Anyone going to tell us who played?


Adrian
Demel Collins Tomkins Rat
Noble ???
Downing Nolan Jarvis
Cole

2-0, Carroll off the bench to set up Noble.
User avatar
thejackhammer
 
Posts: 6922
Joined: Tue May 17, 2011 11:49 pm

Re: West Ham Utd v Cardiff City

Postby slimcharles42 on Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:01 am

prophet:marginal wrote:Cardiff were one of Allardyce's first opponents in our dug-out, after we were relegated with Grant at the helm. They beat us on that date, 0-1 at The Bolyen.

Since then, we've beaten them in every match, more often than with a clean sheet to boot!

Here's a clue to our line up in our last match against them:

7 Englishmen
&
1 each from Spain, Wales, Rumania and Cote D'Ivoire.

Anyone going to tell us who played?


Based on guesswork...

Adrian
Demel
Tomkins
Collins
Rat (was he Romanian?)
Noble
Nolan
O'Neil
Jarvis
Carroll (or Cole... did we ever start with both?)

So the last Englishman either Cole or Downing, but have a feeling this would have been before Downing's time...
slimcharles42
 
Posts: 15
Joined: Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:30 pm

Re: West Ham Utd v Cardiff City

Postby Swiss Pauli on Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:31 am

My concerns would be at FB, but also Arnie: he is struggling with an injury so will he be able to play three times in a week?
Swiss Pauli
 
Posts: 3695
Joined: Sun Aug 22, 2004 12:44 pm
Location: Reading

Re: West Ham Utd v Cardiff City

Postby prophet:marginal on Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:35 am

Collins isn't the Welsh representative...

Neither Nolan, nor O'Neill, started the match either.

These ones are right:

Adrián
James Tomkins
Guy Demel
Razvan Rat
Stewart Downing
Matt Jarvis
Mark Noble
Carlton Cole

So, you're missing

1. A CB
2. A pair of midfielders...

Cole and Noble netted.
User avatar
prophet:marginal
 
Posts: 26938
Joined: Wed Nov 01, 2006 9:54 pm
Location: Panicking now, to avoid the rush.

Re: West Ham Utd v Cardiff City

Postby arlhe on Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:38 am

People predicting 5-0?

That level of arrogance will see us lose 1-0.

They will scrap for 90 mins and make it a tough old fight. I'll be delighted with a 2-1 win.
User avatar
arlhe
 
Posts: 2281
Joined: Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:44 pm
Location: Basildon

Next

Return to General Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: bondsbootlaces, bowltorious, Captain Slaphead, Claret&Blue,Thru&, DaveWHU1964, Dusty1258, horsham_hammer, Miles Standish Proud, UtrechtHammer, Wembley1966 and 52 guests