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    West Ham United FC v Norwich

    Post  Admin on Sun 30 Dec 2012, 2:28 pm





    Chris Hughton's team travel to London having surrendered a previous 10-game run without losing and have in contrast suffered three successive defeats.

    A latest setback in the rollercoaster defeat against Manchester City at the weekend has seen Norwich fall to 11th position in the table and they need to address the slide.

    But West Ham have suffered their own problems over recent weeks and Sam Allardyce's team have picked up just five points from their last eight games.

    Three defeats in their last four outings, including the painful weekend loss to relegation-threatened Reading, are undermining an otherwise promising return to the Premier League.

    And Allardyce will consequently be demanding last season's Championship play-off winners, West Ham, pick up a win against Norwich to start 2013 on the right note.
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    West Ham will be without suspended captain Kevin Nolan for their Premier League clash with Norwich on New Year's Day.

    The Hammers have won just one of their last eight league games and top goalscorer Nolan will miss out after picking up a fifth booking of the season at Reading on Saturday.

    Defender James Collins is also missing through suspension with injured duo Andy Carroll (knee) and Mohamed Diame (hamstring) also not in contention.

    Norwich
    Norwich midfielder Bradley Johnson will serve a one-match ban for the trip to Upton Park after collecting a fifth yellow card.

    Striker Steve Morison (thigh) is doubtful after limping off in the 4-3 home defeat by Manchester City, as is captain Grant Holt (hamstring), so on-loan Tottenham forward Harry Kane could lead the attack.

    Defender Steven Whittaker (hip) and winger Andrew Surman (hip) continue their rehabilitation, while England goalkeeper John Ruddy (thigh) also remains sidelined.


    Head-to-head
    Six of the last seven league meetings have been drawn, including the last four.
    West Ham's last league victory over Norwich was at Upton Park in April 1992, although they have since won home and away in FA Cup ties in 2005 and 2006 respectively.

    West Ham
    The Hammers have lost six of their eight Premier League matches on New Year's Day.
    They have been beaten in five of their last eight league games, managing only one win and five points in that time.
    West Ham are winless in their last 11 Premier League matches on a Tuesday since a 5-0 home win over Charlton Athletic on Boxing Day in 2000.

    Norwich
    Norwich have suffered three successive league defeats, having previously been unbeaten in 10.
    They have not lost four Premier League games in a row since promotion in 2011.
    The Canaries have failed to win a top-flight match on a Tuesday in 14 attempts since beating West Ham in December 1988.


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    Re: West Ham United FC v Norwich

    Post  Blakey on Mon 31 Dec 2012, 10:23 am

    Another loss I fear.

    With Collins & Nolan suspended, Cole reverting to form (tree like), & no one else capable of scoring in a brothel, it could easily be a cricket score.

    We have to make sure Snodgrass doesn't have a sympathetic referee if we are to stand a chance of getting anything from this game.

    I can see no positives at all.

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    Re: West Ham United FC v Norwich

    Post  Admin on Mon 31 Dec 2012, 10:34 am

    We seem to be doing netter at home this season than we do away so I,m gonna stay positive for this one , Collins needs to sit this one out and work out why he keeps making stupid decisions , Nolan was missing last season due to too many yellows and if I remember rightly we did ok but who was it that filled his position ? , could do with Mo back for this one as well .
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    Re: West Ham United FC v Norwich

    Post  Jiggs on Mon 31 Dec 2012, 11:17 am

    Collins suspended too Geeze, dunno if that's a good or bad thing nailbiter

    Positive or negative? I might just keep an open mind, but I'll be there this time to cheer them on! COYI scarf


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    Re: West Ham United FC v Norwich

    Post  Admin on Mon 31 Dec 2012, 12:55 pm

    Seems Norwich have their own problems

    Norwich midfielder Bradley Johnson will serve a one-match ban for the Barclays Premier League trip to West Ham on New Year’s Day after collecting a fifth yellow card.


    Striker Steve Morison (thigh) is doubtful after limping off in the 4-3 home defeat by Manchester City, as is captain Grant Holt (hamstring), so on-loan Tottenham forward Harry Kane could lead the attack.

    Defender Steven Whittaker (hip) and winger Andrew Surman (hip) continue their rehabilitation, while England goalkeeper John Ruddy (thigh) also remains sidelined.

    Provisional Squad: Bunn, Garrido, Turner, Bassong, Martin, Tettey, Howson, Snodgrass, Pilkington, Hoolahan, Kane, Rudd, E Bennett, R Bennett, Barnett, Jackson, Fox, Holt, Morison.
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    Re: West Ham United FC v Norwich

    Post  Charlie Ham on Mon 31 Dec 2012, 1:17 pm

    Tend to agree with Blakey.
    Too many bad players in the team at the moment.
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    Re: West Ham United FC v Norwich

    Post  mottinghammer on Tue 01 Jan 2013, 12:10 pm

    FFS Irons please win this one! nailbiter Otherwise I will have a fcukin miserable time for the rest of the week as the locals will have a field day, with me ending up in the wickerman! Telling
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    Re: West Ham United FC v Norwich

    Post  Jiggs on Tue 01 Jan 2013, 12:14 pm

    Just Off..........COYI, for me, Motty and billions of our other fans Bear


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    Re: West Ham United FC v Norwich

    Post  Charlie Ham on Tue 01 Jan 2013, 12:43 pm

    Leaving about 1pm but not expecting a lot from today.
    Will settle for winning 3 points any way we can.

    Hope we get a decent Ref today and not the usual DICK HEADS.

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    Re: West Ham United FC v Norwich

    Post  Admin on Tue 01 Jan 2013, 2:20 pm

    West Ham United: Jaaskelainen, Demel, Reid, Tomkins, O'Brien, Noble, Collison, Taylor, Jarvis, Vaz Te, Cole
    Subs: Spiegel, Spence, Diarra, O'Neil, Lletget, Lee, Maiga

    Norwich City: Bunn, Martin, Bassong, Turner, R.Bennett, Snodgrass, Howson, Tettey, Pilkington, Hoolahan, Kane
    Subs: Rudd, Barnett, E.Bennett, Tierney, Fox, Smith, Jackson
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    Re: West Ham United FC v Norwich

    Post  RichB on Tue 01 Jan 2013, 3:06 pm

    Well that's a good start, now let's build on it! COYI
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    Re: West Ham United FC v Norwich

    Post  mottinghammer on Tue 01 Jan 2013, 3:33 pm

    2-0 sounds like a peach of a team goal from O'Brien! Bear
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    Re: West Ham United FC v Norwich

    Post  Admin on Tue 01 Jan 2013, 3:50 pm

    Good first half from WH , closing them down well and not giving them too much time on the ball , def a penalty and well put away from our captain today , should be 4-0 but I,m happy with that , more of the same in the second please

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    Re: West Ham United FC v Norwich

    Post  Chas Hammer on Tue 01 Jan 2013, 4:34 pm

    Reading the thread on mobiscore, not televised here, and sounds like the lads are doing well.Judging by the swing in percentage though from 60 to 55 we are not controling as much in the 2nd half?

    Loverly score so far though wine
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    Re: West Ham United FC v Norwich

    Post  Cochese on Tue 01 Jan 2013, 4:51 pm

    Too much stress. Well done though lads, 3 was highly needed.
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    Re: West Ham United FC v Norwich

    Post  RichB on Tue 01 Jan 2013, 4:54 pm

    Well that was a funny game, we went from strolling it to being under pressure at the end. I suppose one could say Norwich eventually turned up and made a match of it in the second half and we should have been 4 up by then. Still three points and up the table... scarf
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    Re: West Ham United FC v Norwich

    Post  Admin on Tue 01 Jan 2013, 5:01 pm

    Certainly happy with the result but should of killed the game off in the first half .......Not impressed with Vaz Te today , he seems to slow the game down once he gets the ball , squeaky bum time towards the end there but held out , 3 points to the Cockney Boys WH Flag
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    Re: West Ham United FC v Norwich

    Post  alfiehammer on Tue 01 Jan 2013, 7:16 pm

    Blakey wrote:Another loss I fear.

    With Collins & Nolan suspended, Cole reverting to form (tree like), & no one else capable of scoring in a brothel, it could easily be a cricket score.

    We have to make sure Snodgrass doesn't have a sympathetic referee if we are to stand a chance of getting anything from this game.

    I can see no positives at all.


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    Re: West Ham United FC v Norwich

    Post  Campo on Tue 01 Jan 2013, 7:19 pm

    get in 3 points to the cockney boys cheesey grin

    I have just got back from the most amazing game of football i think i have ever seen

    Basingstoke FC V Farnborough (local rivals and real hate between the clubs)

    Basingstoke were utter shit in the first half, second to everything and looked like they were on beer last night

    Farnborough went 1 up and dominating the game from back to front, then a few minutes before half time Basingstoke scored, it was called offside but a challenge in the area in the build up gave us a pen, in truth it should also been a red
    the Pen was blasted high wide and hansom with some velocity knocking out a local who was on his way to Corals bookies at the time

    in the bar at half time we were sitting thinking we are fucked, this is going to turn out to be a really bad day.
    But West Ham were 2 up so that was reason to cheer a half time beverage

    then the second half started
    the 'stoke came out with some venom,
    the first went in, then the second
    I watched as Basingstoke scored 6 goals in 16 mental minutes

    final score Basingstoke 6 - 2 Scumborough

    cheesey grin all in all a fecking good start to the year
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    Re: West Ham United FC v Norwich

    Post  Sir Ian on Tue 01 Jan 2013, 7:24 pm

    good result today and it shouldve been a lot more convincing score as well Smile happy new year boing
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    Re: West Ham United FC v Norwich

    Post  alfiehammer on Tue 01 Jan 2013, 7:31 pm

    We needed those 3 pints today by hook or by crook so a fabulous result! scarf
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    Re: West Ham United FC v Norwich

    Post  Dan C on Wed 02 Jan 2013, 1:24 am

    Admin wrote:Not impressed with Vaz Te today , he seems to slow the game down once he gets the ball

    Vaz Te was clearly not fit today and said himself yesterday that he wasn't ready to start. With O'Neil unfit but playing the majority of the game on Saturday, Nolan suspended and Diame injured, Vaz was forced into starting today and, in my opinion, put in a fantastic shift to help the team out. He tracked back when he had to but couldn't burst at players due to a lack of general fitness, let alone match fitness. Also came close with a header that hit the post. Amazing he lasted 80 minutes. Fair play to the fella.

    In general today, I thought we played some fantastic, one-touch football at times and could/should have been 4 up at the interval. A great squad effort considering injuries, suspensions and the lack of fitness of those who were returning. Very heartening.
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    Re: West Ham United FC v Norwich

    Post  Sir Ian on Wed 02 Jan 2013, 5:20 am

    Dan C wrote:
    Admin wrote:Not impressed with Vaz Te today , he seems to slow the game down once he gets the ball

    Vaz Te was clearly not fit today and said himself yesterday that he wasn't ready to start. With O'Neil unfit but playing the majority of the game on Saturday, Nolan suspended and Diame injured, Vaz was forced into starting today and, in my opinion, put in a fantastic shift to help the team out. He tracked back when he had to but couldn't burst at players due to a lack of general fitness, let alone match fitness. Also came close with a header that hit the post. Amazing he lasted 80 minutes. Fair play to the fella.

    In general today, I thought we played some fantastic, one-touch football at times and could/should have been 4 up at the interval. A great squad effort considering injuries, suspensions and the lack of fitness of those who were returning. Very heartening.

    well said dan, couldnt agree more Smile
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    Re: West Ham United FC v Norwich

    Post  Tony P on Wed 02 Jan 2013, 7:15 am

    Dan C wrote:
    Admin wrote:Not impressed with Vaz Te today , he seems to slow the game down once he gets the ball

    Vaz Te was clearly not fit today and said himself yesterday that he wasn't ready to start. With O'Neil unfit but playing the majority of the game on Saturday, Nolan suspended and Diame injured, Vaz was forced into starting today and, in my opinion, put in a fantastic shift to help the team out. He tracked back when he had to but couldn't burst at players due to a lack of general fitness, let alone match fitness. Also came close with a header that hit the post. Amazing he lasted 80 minutes. Fair play to the fella.

    In general today, I thought we played some fantastic, one-touch football at times and could/should have been 4 up at the interval. A great squad effort considering injuries, suspensions and the lack of fitness of those who were returning. Very heartening.

    stupid Also impressed that Jack Collison got through 90 minutes too
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    Re: West Ham United FC v Norwich

    Post  mottinghammer on Wed 02 Jan 2013, 11:04 am

    watched it on football first, apart from that dickhead Bradley Allen doing the commentary it was good to watch. Jussi had little to do, Demel looked good going forward, not so sure defencewise, Reid looked superb, a real tower of strength, Tomkins, not so sure about how he is going thought he was going to be a real star, but dosen't look so hot now. O'Brien not a left back and struggled at times with Snodgrass. Collison did a great stint in the middle, and Vaz te looked a good way from his best but they both worked hard. Think we need to get Jarvis on the ball more, Taylor's not up to the premiership now, but did well. Noble looked good and the Tree, still flatters to deceive! played well enough at times, lacks the killer instinct that would make him a real goalscorer.

    Ref was right with our pen, the hand ball buy Reid was because that crap wnaker Bassong was trying to throttle him! but he did get the one in the second half wrong, defo pen for them, as the TV showed Tomkins nudged him over.

    Good three pints and something to build on if we get players back and bring in some decent signings. Don't now why but I think Darren Bent will be wearing our C&B for the rest of the season.

    And I can take the piss out of the locals for the next week or so finger

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