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Match Thread - PLEASE DO NOT TALK ABOUT STREAMS IN THIS THREAD

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I prefer Herd as the right CB in a back four.

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I prefer Herd as the right CB in a back four.

With all due respect that thought fills me with dread.

I would happily see him play in a defensive midfielder role but not as a centre back please!

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If vlaar and gabby are fit and with Carroll suspended I think we will win. But without gabby can't see us opening them up and they will be happy with a draw.

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without vlaar we will lose - precisely why i have been saying for weeks that we needed another CB in January cos our defence is clueless without him.

 

Cant see us getting anything more than a draw, and more likely will lose if Carroll plays.

 

Must win game and i just cant see us winning it...

 

this one thousand times.  If Vlaar isn't I predict another crystal palace 0-1

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I'd start Tonev and Gabby here .. In the couple of minutes that Tonev played last game .. he seem to have a lot in him ..

 

If Gabby was out .. I think we need to play Tonev instead ..

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I prefer Herd as the right CB in a back four.

With all due respect that thought fills me with dread.

I would happily see him play in a defensive midfielder role but not as a centre back please!

 

It is not ideal, and of course I would prefer Okore or Vlaar, but Herd is the only right footed CB we have. 

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It's not a must win game. We need to win 4 more matches to be safe and we have plenty of chances to do that after this one.

 

Don't have a good feeling about this one anyway but Carroll suspended will help us.

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Gabby should be back for this one. I think same side we had against wba with gabby taking his place back

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Actually, I'm feeling pretty good about this one. Of course, I'd feel better if Gabby and Vlaar were cert.

But I think 3 points are likely either way

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I wonder if the bookies are taking bets on which team hoofs it the most!

The ball will be taken off injured at half time.

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both teams will end up with possession stats of below 30%, the remaining 40% of the match the ball will be either sailing through the air or in the far flung depths of one of the stands.

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Carroll might not be suspended, http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/west-ham-could-ask-high-3115923. Hopefully the FA laugh the attempted second appeal off so he is out of the game on Saturday, wasn't a red card though lol.

 

lol! Why doesn't that surprise me!?

 

No doubt he will be playing against us after all... surprising what's possible when you know the right people isn't it nudge nudge, wink wink... I hope he plays and we stuff them out of sight now. Goodness me they'll be flogging their player to Man Utd in return for 3 points to keep them up next..........DOH!

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Yeah, if you try to hit another player with your forearm / elbow you deserve a red card, regardless of whether or not you're too much of an oaf to catch him fully.

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Posted in another thread that these are the games that we really need to be getting 3 points from. I've forgotten about the Everton game now. Yes, they were injury stricken, but they're still fantastic at home and not many teams will go to Everton expecting a win (of course, it was mainly very annoying that we nearly managed it). If we're looking to get safe a.s.a.p so we can press on and aim for a decent finish, then we need to be beating teams like this and give our home fans something to shout about. I'm a tad worried that we'll start Holt, which would be understandable since we'll be needing to battle the physical side of the game, but I think that if Gabby is back then we need to be attacking them with pace. If we sit back then we'll only invite a late goal against us and make the atmosphere tense. There's not a team in the league that likes being hit with pace so we need to just go at them.

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It will piss me off if he does actually get to play. Its a red card for intent, end of. If he plays they will get a lift and a Vlaar-less defence will struggle to cope and it could ultimately cost us an important game. Most of my mates are West Ham and i dont need us losing this!

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Vlaar missing is obviously a blow but with Carroll out you'd hope that even Baker and Clark won't be caused too much trouble by their attack. If Gabby is back we should win but if I'm honest my head says draw, 1-1.

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