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July 03, 2015, 04:08:53 AM
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West Ham won their first leg of the 1st qualifying round for the EL 3-0.

Only a few senior players played.

July 03, 2015, 10:35:13 PM
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Did that sakho for West ham get injured or just go shit

Might have picked up an injury but overall was just standard tailing off of performance.

July 03, 2015, 10:35:54 PM
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And our players aren't even back off holidays!!

Do we know when everyone else is back?

I'm paranoid after last summer :(


August 22, 2015, 09:13:00 PM
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Bournemouth beating West Ham. To think they beat Arsenal away!

Stoke beating Norwich as well.

Shaqiri assist...

August 22, 2015, 11:16:06 PM
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Has super Harry Kane scored yet this season?

Always next week...

Oh.

August 23, 2015, 06:31:02 PM
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Jesus. How small time??


Hate thos scarves but they sell them at all games now. You could get a Southampton/Everton one last week.


September 15, 2015, 12:57:59 PM
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Nice to see West Ham playing the West Ham way with 39% possession at home to Newcastle.

It's interesting as I've seen a few comments saying how Neecastle fans were pleased with McLaren so far as he'd introduced a more possession based style etc.

This idea that possession is either a sure fire recipe for success or, if not, at least it's good to watch for that team's fans is very annoying.

You're more likely to win if you control the game.

You're not controlling the game if the opposition let you have possession as they are comfortable defending against it; they are.

September 15, 2015, 08:08:45 PM
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They go on good and bad runs though.

When Pardew was there he'd be on the brink, then win something like 7 in 10, they'd all pack up and lose 9 out of the last 11.

If they'd had ok ends to the season in the last 2 years they'd have been top 10.

Of course you'd have to question why they're capable of such horrendous runs of form.

September 15, 2015, 11:56:50 PM
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So is there no Champs league footy on ITV anymore?

Nope - all BT

October 05, 2015, 12:09:41 AM
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The standard of defending in the PL has deteriorated massively over the past 5 years or so.

It's not that hard to score against any of the top teams any more.

October 05, 2015, 12:27:37 AM
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Is it the defending that has got worse or the attacking play that has got better? I reckon it is the latter. The game is faster now, teams are hitting fast on the counter attack and I just don't think defenders have really worked out how to defend against it as a unit properly yet. As the younger kids come through I think it will balance out again. I also think you need to look at the fact that not many teams park the bus anymore.

Well European results suggest that it's poor.

City could have let in 3 vs a poor Newcastle yesterday on the back of shipping 4 vs Spurs.

Even Chelsea have fallen off a cliff.

Utd and Arsenal will finish top 4 with very average defences.

October 31, 2015, 07:36:39 PM
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Chelsea very short on confidence.

The high pressing does at least give the impression that something is or might be happening; even if there's not very much actual football.

October 31, 2015, 07:37:19 PM
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Really don't know where that extra 30 seconds came from?

It is a minimum of 2 mins to be fair.

October 31, 2015, 07:54:05 PM
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I don't think that should give the referee licence to add time when it suits him, there was no justification for time beyond the two mins. He's let Liverpool develop an attack and waited to see if anything came from it, which is wrong.

Stark contrast to graham poll who blew for full time 19 seconds before the minimum allotted time as the ball was heading toward the net...wonder who that descision benefitted? FA are against them though.

Yes that's all true!

But it can be explained away too easily!

October 31, 2015, 08:13:06 PM
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Lucas is clearly trialling the orange card this season.
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