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Never look forwards to this one, the scouse ****ers always seem to diddle us out of 3pts.
Probably be the team that finished last night to start sunday.
Cautiously optimistic, but leaning more towards the cautious side.
Dont think so - I think the next ban comes after he's picked up his second set of 5. Shouldnt have to wait very long though for that to happen though.
Hopefully Everton'll be knackered anyway. I'd start Franco with Nouble (if he isn't going to get a chance when Cole is injured then when is he?) and replace them with Hines and Diamanti off the bench for impact around the hour mark when the pace has begun to affect Franco or both of them.
Injuries are never welcome but the silver lining is they do force managers to give others a chance. Some of our younger guys have seized those chances (Tomkins, Collison, Hines, Stanislas) which effectively presents Zola with "a new signing". I would love to see young Frank impose himself the way Hines has. Those two could form a very effective partnership which might pay dividends in a year or two.
Faux-pas ----MDC ----------- Upson -------- Phil
White Boa Morte--------------------------Jack
the words 'robbed by fuckin scousers' normally apply to when we play blue scouse, and there's a nagging bit in me that thinks theyre gonna win a horrible game 1-0 with a parker own goal off the back of his knee from the halfway line.
but they are utter *****, and yeh i think we'll have em 3-1 (perish the thought of a clean sheet)
Faubert Upson Da Costa Ilunga/Spector
Behrami Noble Parker Collison
Bench: Kurucz Diaminti Jimenez Franco(If Cole Still Injured) Stanislas Tomkins Ashton suddenly comes back from injury and full fitness
I think in january we need to find some money and buy a better left back. I think Faubert is shocking
Even though they have so many injuries they still put out a solid side - players like Saha can still kill you. But I think they lack the energy and commitment they had over the last few seasons so perhaps they are vulnerable if we have players like Hines or even Diamanti who can show a bit of creativity. But it will be very tight. I hope Carlton is back.
Flying in from above the Arctic Circle for a few weeks.
Going to my first ever game, bringing the missus, and am delighted with the way recent results have brought positivity back (there's always the moaners, but they wouldn't be more than slightly contented if we won the league).
Really thinking we should, as some have suggested, start with the ones who finished against Villa (except Franco for Jimenez).
The three points are very much up for grabs as they miss those key men (Arteta, Jagielka), but also Timmeeh Cahill and Fallini have not been themselves this season...
Bring on Sunday!
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Hope your journey is a fruitful one!
I watched them tonight and they seemed well off it, that said, I think it's going to be close, too close for my nerves.
You should get your money's worth anyway
Every aspect of everything West Ham does is too close for comfort, no matter what your nerves are made of - but I guess that's what makes the club so special. And that's why we love the Hammers...
Not traditionall a good side for us but with us coming off a good win and the toffees suffering from poor form and a growing injury list plus the midweek travel we have to be looking at turning this lot over. Hopefully no Saha as he is a real threat. Same team as Wednesday with Spector replacing Illunga and Hines on for cole if neither are fit.
COYI 2-1 to the good guys again (just can't see us keeping a clean sheet ever!)
I know they're a tossy bogey side (who remembers Nick ****ing Barmby of all ****ing cuntsock ****ers getting a hat-trick, for instance, when they beat us 4-0 at UP, or when they hammered us 6 ****ing nil and then 5 ****ing nil in practically consecutive seasons, god i hate them) but I reckon we'll beat them 3-1
If Ilunga isn't fit I wouldn't mind if Daprela started in his place, he seems to be doing well in the reserves. I think with Collison covering (as he has to for Spector) we will be OK, I just don't feel at all confident with Specs there and his distribution is awful. As someone said previously, injuries are a chance for those on the fringes to have a go.
Watching them against Benfica last night two things struck me
1. Everton were chasing shadows when Benfica kept the ball. They got very tired second half and Benfica were able to exploit the space.
2. They look very susceptible to the counter attack.
I hope we perform well and can put in a similar shift to the last two home games.
If we do Everton will struggle to cope with our passing & the pace of Hines/Stanislas could prove decisive late on
We have been bad at keeping the ball. Against the ten men of fulham and sunderland we should've made them run all over the place. We didn't. Wasn't too good at keeping possesion against villa either.
diamanti got to start alongside franco--hines comes on when they are knackered --------------please no endless thump up the pitch greener as it will come straight back.Nobles last chance for me!! create something young man
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