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Author Topic: West Ham v Villa Monday evening 8.00 pre-match thread  (Read 6136 times)

Offline Risso

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Re: West Ham v Villa Monday evening 8.00 pre-match thread
« Reply #60 on: November 29, 2020, 02:01:27 PM »
I suspect it will be a straight swap, Hourihane for Barkley, with the rest of the team as it usually is.  Traore really hasn't done anything to deserve a start yet, so I hope we don't mess around with the formation just to accommodate him.

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Re: West Ham v Villa Monday evening 8.00 pre-match thread
« Reply #61 on: November 29, 2020, 02:07:46 PM »
My thinking too, the straight swap for Hourihane. I think bringing him in but dropping him in next to Luiz to push McGinn on would be asking for trouble.

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Re: West Ham v Villa Monday evening 8.00 pre-match thread
« Reply #62 on: November 29, 2020, 03:40:15 PM »
Would it be that much of a shock though to play Trez down the left, Traore right, Jack as 10 with Doug and SJM in behind? I can see us doing that.

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Re: West Ham v Villa Monday evening 8.00 pre-match thread
« Reply #63 on: November 29, 2020, 04:03:39 PM »
Maybe that's the way to go whilst Barkley is out but it will leave us short of attacking option to change the game if we need to.

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Re: West Ham v Villa Monday evening 8.00 pre-match thread
« Reply #64 on: November 29, 2020, 06:46:06 PM »
In the presser Smith was drilled a bit about Hourihane's demotion since Barkley came in. The way he answered makes me think Traore will start ahead of him.

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Re: West Ham v Villa Monday evening 8.00 pre-match thread
« Reply #65 on: November 29, 2020, 08:09:37 PM »
It would surprise me given the 3 man midfield structure has got us three good away wins.

West Ham had decent options centrally with Rice, Soucek and Fornals linking up with the forwards so would be a gamble to take a midfielder out of that equation and would leave Doug and McGinn covering plenty of ground.

I'd be surprised if DS suddenly alters the system.

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Re: West Ham v Villa Monday evening 8.00 pre-match thread
« Reply #66 on: November 29, 2020, 08:13:53 PM »
Antonio will return for them whilst Yarmolenko is out.

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Re: West Ham v Villa Monday evening 8.00 pre-match thread
« Reply #67 on: November 29, 2020, 09:36:25 PM »
Unless I'm very much mistaken:

Kit-stealing, jellied eel-munching, Cockney fuckers.
Facking laverly staff!

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Re: West Ham v Villa Monday evening 8.00 pre-match thread
« Reply #68 on: November 30, 2020, 08:07:57 AM »
FTKSJEMCF!
Fk the kit stealing jellied eel munching cockernee mo-fos?

Think I’m getting the hang of this...
1-3
What’s the M?

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Re: West Ham v Villa Monday evening 8.00 pre-match thread
« Reply #69 on: November 30, 2020, 08:26:38 AM »
Coventry away. Rest a few players, give them a goal start and then grind their noses into the dirt. Ideal scenario.

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Re: West Ham v Villa Monday evening 8.00 pre-match thread
« Reply #70 on: November 30, 2020, 08:51:20 AM »
Unless I'm very much mistaken:

Kit-stealing, jellied eel-munching, Cockney fuckers.
Facking laverly staff!

Shat it you facking slaaaaag! Oi oi!

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Re: West Ham v Villa Monday evening 8.00 pre-match thread
« Reply #71 on: November 30, 2020, 09:03:51 AM »
Saveloy!

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Re: West Ham v Villa Monday evening 8.00 pre-match thread
« Reply #72 on: November 30, 2020, 10:34:19 AM »
There is another option for tonight’s starting line up. We could start Nakamba as further defensive midfield cover and push McGinn further forward. I’d prefer that to Hourihane starting.

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Re: West Ham v Villa Monday evening 8.00 pre-match thread
« Reply #73 on: November 30, 2020, 11:53:55 AM »
Seems to be an unusually high vote for them given we've won all our away games without conceding a goal so far.


Not tempting fate or denying it's not an easy place to go but they must go into this more nervous than us.


0-2 villa away win, Watkins with both.

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Re: West Ham v Villa Monday evening 8.00 pre-match thread
« Reply #74 on: November 30, 2020, 12:30:38 PM »
Seems to be an unusually high vote for them given we've won all our away games without conceding a goal so far.


Not tempting fate or denying it's not an easy place to go but they must go into this more nervous than us.


0-2 villa away win, Watkins with both.

Still think we are quite a fragile side and conceding the first goal seems to really impact on us. 

I would go with either Hourihane as a replacement for Barkley or bring Nakamba in alongside Luiz and push McGinn further forward.

 


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