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    Crystal Palace vs West Ham -- Oct 17th, 2015

    Post  westhamonkey on Fri 16 Oct 2015, 6:43 pm


    So, with the potential to 'do' the Chelsea we wee looking at a possible 12 points out of 12 in the four game sequence we're in the middle of...

    of course, being West Ham, we contrived not to win two of the 'easy' games and so now find ourselves facing Pardew and Palace with only 2 points in the bank out of a possible 6 and a max of 8 from those four games...

    is this the beginning of an inevitable slide down the table...?

    has Slaven managed to correct the wobbles over the international break?

    There's no reason why we can't beat Palace... but then that's the point with West Ham... we often don't beat the teams we should.

    On top of all that, the pressure is on for a good performance because this might well be the last game I get to watch before Xmas because I'm heading down to sunny Kiwiland and I've not idea what time or day the games will even be on, if indeed there's anyway to see them at all...

    So all things being equal...

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    MATCH FACTS

    Head-to-head
    Crystal Palace have only lost one of their last seven league meetings with West Ham (W4, D2).
    However, the Hammers did win 3-1 when the teams met at Selhurst Park last season.
    Both meetings between these sides last term ended in 3-1 wins to the away team.

    Crystal Palace
    Crystal Palace are yet to draw a match in any competition this season (W7, L3).
    They have only conceded two goals in their last four league games.
    Fifteen of the 18 goals (for and against) in Palace's Premier League games this season have come in the second half.
    The last time Palace had this many points after eight games of a top-flight season was in 1990-91, when they ended the campaign in third.
    Alan Pardew has won 58% of his Premier League games as Crystal Palace manager, compared to the 36% he won as West Ham boss between 2003 and 2006.

    West Ham
    West Ham are unbeaten in their last five Premier League games (W3, D2).
    They have the best away record in the top flight this season with three wins and one draw. They have not gone five Premier League away games without defeat since a seven-match run in January 2009.
    The Hammers have scored 17 goals in their eight league games this campaign - only Manchester City (19) have scored more.
    Dimitri Payet has been involved in 14 goals (five goals, nine assists) in his last 16 league appearances in England and France.
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    Re: Crystal Palace vs West Ham -- Oct 17th, 2015

    Post  SemiOldIron on Fri 16 Oct 2015, 10:35 pm

    We will have to give 'em a good stuffing. Pardew is getting insufferably smug nowadays.
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    Re: Crystal Palace vs West Ham -- Oct 17th, 2015

    Post  alfiehammer on Sat 17 Oct 2015, 1:58 pm

    Think parades has every right to be smug after how his done at place (excellent) after being booted out a Newcastle side that looks far worse without him. 


    palace are a very good team in my opinion, in that cluster of teams we want (aspire) to be ahead of but aren't necessarily. This group includes saints, Everton and Leicester (now).

    I see this as a very tricky game and be more then happy with a point. 

    I certainly don't go into a n away game like this expecting a win. 


    Got quite a few place fans so would quite like one mind
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    Re: Crystal Palace vs West Ham -- Oct 17th, 2015

    Post  Jiggs on Sat 17 Oct 2015, 2:36 pm

    I can't remember whether we are due a shock away win or a shock away loss after the two shock home and away draws ....  confu

    Anyway I've predicted a 1-2 win for us (not chancing my Joker though)  


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    Re: Crystal Palace vs West Ham -- Oct 17th, 2015

    Post  alfiehammer on Sat 17 Oct 2015, 3:37 pm

    1-1 then so far. The player I most wanted us to sign has scored against us. A bit galling. Still be happy with the point. COYIs
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    Re: Crystal Palace vs West Ham -- Oct 17th, 2015

    Post  alfiehammer on Sat 17 Oct 2015, 3:48 pm

    Palace down to ten men
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    Re: Crystal Palace vs West Ham -- Oct 17th, 2015

    Post  Jiggs on Sat 17 Oct 2015, 4:09 pm

    We've played some lovely football in the first half.  

    Same again lads, just a bit more clinical in front of goal please Smile


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    Re: Crystal Palace vs West Ham -- Oct 17th, 2015

    Post  SemiOldIron on Sat 17 Oct 2015, 5:17 pm

    Two goals in the last five minutes - luvvly jubbly!! That will have reduced Mr Pardew's smugness level a bit.finger

    Third now!! we're so far up the table I'm getting nosebleeds.
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    Re: Crystal Palace vs West Ham -- Oct 17th, 2015

    Post  alfiehammer on Sat 17 Oct 2015, 6:37 pm

    That was a fantastic win, took our time, very professional, took our chances. Very, very happy hammer here
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    Re: Crystal Palace vs West Ham -- Oct 17th, 2015

    Post  Jiggs on Sat 17 Oct 2015, 7:22 pm

    Excellent result seeing as we don't usually play well against 10 men...

    Consistent pressure on their well drilled defence paid off in the end, 25 shots at goal apparently.  
    Our defence matched theirs and our manager made some decent substitutions.

    Well taken goals, with Payet's the pick of the bunch ....... So Di Canio!

    Yes dude, we salute you too....



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    Re: Crystal Palace vs West Ham -- Oct 17th, 2015

    Post  Charlie Ham on Sun 18 Oct 2015, 7:37 am

    From what I saw on Sky we played well in the first half and were the better team.
    10 men always seem to cause us problems but 2 good goals late on has given us the points.
    Forth now in table and think where we could be if we had not lost 2 of our home games.
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    Re: Crystal Palace vs West Ham -- Oct 17th, 2015

    Post  alfiehammer on Sun 18 Oct 2015, 8:02 am

    Or if we still had big Sam #comfortablyinfourteenth
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    Re: Crystal Palace vs West Ham -- Oct 17th, 2015

    Post  Campo on Sun 18 Oct 2015, 11:43 am

    Watched the Sky extended highlights, it is all looking good
    I live in hope we can wipe the smile off the special one next week
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    Re: Crystal Palace vs West Ham -- Oct 17th, 2015

    Post  SemiOldIron on Sun 18 Oct 2015, 8:15 pm

    Campo wrote:Watched the Sky extended highlights, it is all looking good
    I live in hope we can wipe the smile off the special one next week

    Oh yes. Please, please let this run of form extend to just one more game. It would be heartbreaking for it to end against Terry, Costa and the rest of the Miserable One's gang of scumbags.
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    Re: Crystal Palace vs West Ham -- Oct 17th, 2015

    Post  SemiOldIron on Mon 19 Oct 2015, 5:33 pm

    Can anyone enlighten me - was Noble subbed because of injury, change of tactics, or just fuppin' things up too much? scratch
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    Re: Crystal Palace vs West Ham -- Oct 17th, 2015

    Post  Tony P on Mon 19 Oct 2015, 8:12 pm

    SemiOldIron wrote:Can anyone enlighten me - was Noble subbed because of injury, change of tactics, or just fuppin' things up too much? scratch
     I would say it was tactical. 3rd game in a row. When Song is fully fit Noble should be on the bench
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    Re: Crystal Palace vs West Ham -- Oct 17th, 2015

    Post  westhamonkey on Mon 19 Oct 2015, 11:33 pm

    alfiehammer wrote:Or if we still had big Sam #comfortablyinfourteenth

    you say that... but weren't we comfortably in 4th place at Xmas with BFSA as the gaffer?
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    Re: Crystal Palace vs West Ham -- Oct 17th, 2015

    Post  westhamonkey on Mon 19 Oct 2015, 11:36 pm

    SemiOldIron wrote:Can anyone enlighten me - was Noble subbed because of injury, change of tactics, or just fuppin' things up too much? scratch

    it was a tactic by the manager to go for the win... which is nice to see.

    Having said that... Noble isn't as good as he or a lot of people think he is and making him captain was a dodgy decision most likely made to pacify the masses with a new manager coming in...

    If performances keep going the way they are, expect to see him off a lot more than he's on... especially with Song coming back - hopefully on song, as it were.

    Thing is... you really don't want your club captain either on the bench or regularly subbed out - so I'm not sure what the future holds for either Noble or that position.
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    Re: Crystal Palace vs West Ham -- Oct 17th, 2015

    Post  SemiOldIron on Tue 20 Oct 2015, 10:45 am

    westhamonkey wrote:
    alfiehammer wrote:Or if we still had big Sam #comfortablyinfourteenth

    you say that... but weren't we comfortably in 4th place at Xmas with BFSA as the gaffer?

    Exactly.
    I don't expect to be in the Champions League places all season, although it's fun while it lasts. Although we look a much better outfit than last season with skill and strength in depth, Bilic has had a fair degree of good fortune so far. I'm not knocking him, he's a refreshing change , but there's a long, long way to go yet.

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