As per normal , I popped over to the Hornets Chat and asked a few questions , here are some of the responses I have so far and will post more if/when they reply .My questions
Seeing as you will be visiting us in a couple of day,s I thought I would pop over and introduce myself . I started a Chat Forum a few months ago , so it is still very new with only 80+ members and I have been visiting our oppo,s every week to get some feedback to post on our site [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
. You are currently 17th in the table so not much chance of a play off place but how do you see next season , do you have the funds to fight for a place in the prem ? Who are the players we should keep an eye on on Wednesday and why ? Do you think we will make the champion place to get promoted or have you any other views on that subject ? Who are the players that will give you the biggest problem in WH and why ? Its very tight at the top at the mo , who do you think will take 1st , 2nd and 3rd place and who will be the 4 that fight it out in the play offs . All reasonable answers will be posted on our Chat Site by me , you are welcome over but be nice as I have been on your gaff
I was up at Watford for a night game years ago and on the way out I actually lost my trainer , someone stood on the heel and it came off , could,nt stop to get it as the crowd just carried me forward . So if anyone has found a size 9 Reebock trainer , white , its the left foot , can you take it with you on Wednesday and leave it at the ticket office , cheers
Welcome. To answer your questions.
We are all fuming we are not in the playoffs, this season is a disaster. We have spent to go up this year and this hasn't happened. We have a millionaire owner and he has made it clear lots off funds are available for the fight.
Keep an eye out for Iwelumo - our impact sub. If you knows your football you'll appreciate his style.
I think you'll go up second.
I think any of your 30 or so strikers will be a problem - btw how do fans keep track?
Saints, then you then erm, only two go up automatically
Forget to say, good luck for the rest of the season, except for when you play us o b v i o u s l y! WFCloyal
Everyone of your 572 strikers are better than ours so I guess they will be the main threat although they can't all threaten when most of them are sitting in the stand watching. We know Lansbury is good from his time with us and I would be wary of Noble and Nolan as well. All the evidence suggests that West Ham should win the league but I have a sneaky feeling that they will only make the playoffs and then miss out on promotion. I would expect them to beat us on Wednesday though Hornetboy
West Ham are one of those clubs that should be in their own "special" league in between the Premiership and the Championship. You could be founder members, along with any Midlands club (apart from Villa), Rangers and Celtic. You will win the Championship this season, and will also win it again in 2014.
I think the most important players will be the goalies. Both sides have high profile, error prone keepers and it will be the one that concedes the fewest will win the game I think
I didn't find a trainer, but I did find a flipper on holiday once. I will donate that to you if you like, so you wont have to walk around with one shoe and a wet sock anymore. Nnnn
Here's a question to 'ammers fans that I would genuinely like to know the anwser to. Serious question because, like it or not, this is a fact.
How did West Ham go from being one of the most liked & respected clubs in the land with neutral fans in the 60's & early 70's, to being one of the most hated british clubs in modern times? Where did it all go wrong?
To pints of Lager now
Listen sam if you wanted to know who will threaten you you should get off your backside and come watch us instead of us giving you all the clues to our side,that is really lazy management.the nerve of it Big sam!!!! iamofwfc
ICF and upton park being a nightmare for any away fan! I got taxed there when I was about 15 by a group saying they were the Under 5's right outside the main stand ! all character building stuff ! Also they all claim to be Eastenders and not many live near the ground or in the area! All claim to have family that know the Krays and they were nice decent blokes who loved their mum and only hurt their own!
Never known a group who can turn on a manager so quickly and they claim to be the most loyal in the country, the treatment they gave John Lyall at the end was a joke! Frontrowrook
Next season: I see us building on what is starting to look like a decent team. I think we will struggle to keep hold of the likes of Mariappa and I think Murray will attract some (more) interest. I think realistically next season we can aim for the top half.
Key man: I think our key man has to be Sean Murray. He is fantastic from set pieces, at is our most creative player. He doesn't mind beating the full back and getting a cross in or cutting inside and getting a shot off. Alex Kacaniklic is another one to look out for.
WH Key Man: Haven't really seen much of West Ham this season. I know you have an abundance of quality strikers but I haven't seen who has been starting recently. I think if he starts, Maynard would be my biggest worry. Vaz Te was in great form for Barnsley earlier in the season and could pose a huge threat, and we all know about Lansbury as well. He is a class player, and I really don't understand why he hasn't been kept around the Arsenal first team.
WH season: Personally I think Birmingham will pinch an automatic spot. Southampton seem to have picked up a bit of form again so I can see Brum nicking your place right at the end. I'm not even going to try and predict what might happen in the playoffs because you simply never know! Reading will be very tough to beat going on their current form but anything can happen between now and then. Admin
Every year in the early 80's they used to turn up in big numbers under the scoreboard.
Friendly club? No, they are a slightly posher Millwall, that's all.