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    Swansea City V West Ham United

    Post  Jiggs on Sun 20 Dec 2015, 12:30 pm

    Swansea City V West Ham United



    Venue: Liberty Stadium Date: Sunday, 20th December 4.00pm

    TEAM NEWS

    Alan Curtis has no reported new injury problems in what is expected to be his last game as Swansea's

    caretaker boss.

    Jonjo Shelvey could play after a calf injury but striker Eder and defender Franck Tabanou remain absent with ankle and thigh injuries respectively.
    West Ham striker Andy Carroll is doubtful with a groin problem.
    Manuel Lanzini remains out with a thigh injury that has sidelined him since the end of November, but the midfielder should be fit for the Boxing Day game.

    WHAT THE MANAGERS SAY

    Swansea caretaker manager Alan Curtis on rumoured Swansea managerial target Marcelo Bielsa: "Obviously I know his reputation but I don't know a great deal about him, so I have been Googling him.
    "When a new manager comes in, you're never quite sure how he's going to react or how he deals with players, training and the staff.
    "But Bielsa's reputation as a coach is fantastic, and if Pep Guardiola rates him as the best coach ever then he's obviously somebody you're bound to learn from."

    West Ham manager Slaven Bilic: "The keys to beating Swansea? I watched their last five games and they didn't play the best. Sometimes they showed good quality going forward but they were open at the back. Sometimes they were unlucky, as they definitely were at Manchester City last weekend.
    "We must be as compact as them, and then we have the quality to beat them. We have to show more quality in the final third."

    Head-to-head
    MATCH FACTS

    • Swansea have won just one of the six previous Premier League meetings between the sides (D2, L3).
    • West Ham are looking for a first win at the Liberty Stadium (D2, L1).


    Swansea City

    • Swansea have won just one of their last 12 league matches, and have lost five of the last six.
    • The Swans haven't won at home in any competition since August.
    • They haven't kept a clean sheet in any of their last 10 Premier League games.
    • Swansea's tally of 15 league goals this season is the second-lowest in the top flight.


    West Ham

    • West Ham haven't won in six league games, since beating Chelsea at the end of October, a result that lifted them to third in the table.
    • West Ham's last two league games have been goalless draws.
    • The Hammers have won more points away from home this season than they have at Upton Park (14 compared to 10).


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    Re: Swansea City V West Ham United

    Post  alfiehammer on Sun 20 Dec 2015, 2:21 pm

    Going to miss most of this, going for a Chinese with brother number 2 then to see Star Wars. But any text updates appreciated
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    Post  Jiggs on Sun 20 Dec 2015, 3:38 pm

    West Ham United


    • 13 Adrián

    • 05 Tomkins

    • 19 Collins

    • 21 Ogbonna

    • 03 Cresswell

    • 04 Song

    • 30 Antonio

    • 08 Kouyaté

    • 16 Noble

    • 10 Zárate

    • 26 Jelavic


    Substitutes


    • 01 Randolph

    • 11 E Valencia

    • 12 Jenkinson

    • 14 Obiang

    • 33 Hendrie

    • 35 Oxford

    • 39 Cullen



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    Re: Swansea City V West Ham United

    Post  IronDane on Sun 20 Dec 2015, 3:45 pm

    COYI!
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    Post  Jiggs on Sun 20 Dec 2015, 4:04 pm

    We need to stop the rut ......... 

    C O Y I !!!



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    Re: Swansea City V West Ham United

    Post  IronDane on Sun 20 Dec 2015, 4:55 pm

    Zarate our best player, but it took us 28 mins to get onto their half of the pitch. Swansea much better than us, we will be lucky to get a draw.
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    Re: Swansea City V West Ham United

    Post  IronDane on Sun 20 Dec 2015, 4:57 pm

    Oh an dplease get Jellyfish off the pitch, what a shite old slow and clumsy player! Carlton Cole is better than him. Ffs.
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    Re: Swansea City V West Ham United

    Post  mottinghammer on Sun 20 Dec 2015, 5:06 pm

    Despite all their possession Swansea had less real attempts on goal than us. Jelavic looks very poor,  antonio has done more defending than attacking,  Zarate is our only inventive player but is trying to do to much on his own.
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    Re: Swansea City V West Ham United

    Post  mottinghammer on Sun 20 Dec 2015, 6:01 pm

    Another 0-0, hopefully the positives are no more injuries? Valencia back and no goals conceded. 

    Velajivic is not the answer to any of our problems up front and we didnt look to have much invention,  we really need to do something next week agaistVilla!!!!
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    Re: Swansea City V West Ham United

    Post  Kray JR on Sun 20 Dec 2015, 7:37 pm

    A horrible point but we'll take that away from home with our injury list.

    I thought we were solid defensively but all of our back line including Adrian looked to smash it long too often for me.
    I don't think I saw one defender play a ball back to Adrian and then create an angle for him to give them the ball back rather than just smashing it back to a Swansea defenders.

    We definitely need a right back in January. We have one who attacks but can't defend and another who can defend but his distribution is woeful, I was actually wondering whether Tomkins knew what colour we were playing in today.
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    Re: Swansea City V West Ham United

    Post  SemiOldIron on Mon 21 Dec 2015, 11:22 am

    Could only get a radio comm but it sounded so shite I was glad I couldn't see it. We gave away possession so often it was embarrassing, even a depleted makeshift side should be capable of stringing three passes together. That point was an early Christmas present and we really didn't deserve it.
    And now here we are, wondering just how we can manage to beat the worst team in the PL? The honeymoon is well and truly over, Mr Bilic, back to reality.


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    Re: Swansea City V West Ham United

    Post  Jiggs on Mon 21 Dec 2015, 2:54 pm

    It's that hectic time of year for women, but I took time out to sit and watch the match.  Not surprisingly, I dozed off after 15 minutes or so, sleep  and woke with 20 left to play.  I saw Jellyfish muck up twice in front of goal in that time and presume from comments on here and Facebook that he was nigh on useless. Thankfully our defence did the business and kept things at stalemate, with a clean sheet, plus one point.  

    I do still remember when we would have keeled over and lost those sort of matches, so again under the circumstances, not that bad a result.  I've said that for the last two fixtures, but I will not accept it on Boxing day away to Villa ....... I will not I tell ya!  

    All I want for Christmas is some returns from injury and three points.  COYI!

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    Re: Swansea City V West Ham United

    Post  Arran H on Mon 21 Dec 2015, 6:17 pm

    So our last 4 results have been 1-1.0-0,0-0 and 0-0 AND Tbh I`m happy with those because how I see it is we are without our best players so in my eyes theses 4 important points imo and some of the games we should won so I`m not concern at all Tbh plus with Lanzini back soon and also Payet back earlier then expected things will soon get back to how they were imo
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    Re: Swansea City V West Ham United

    Post  Charlie Ham on Mon 21 Dec 2015, 10:20 pm

    Only ray of sunshine was the point we got.
    Most disappointed game I've seen this season.
    Defence mostly OK, midfield terrible and nothing up front.
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    Re: Swansea City V West Ham United

    Post  Tony P on Mon 21 Dec 2015, 10:22 pm

    Charlie Ham wrote:Only ray of sunshine was the point we got.
    Most disappointed game I've seen this season.
    Defence mostly OK, midfield terrible and nothing up front.
    You never saw the Watford game then ?!

    Agree with the rest of your assessment though Charlie !
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    Re: Swansea City V West Ham United

    Post  Charlie Ham on Tue 22 Dec 2015, 7:51 am

    Tony P wrote:
    Charlie Ham wrote:Only ray of sunshine was the point we got.
    Most disappointed game I've seen this season.
    Defence mostly OK, midfield terrible and nothing up front.
    You never saw the Watford game then ?!

    Agree with the rest of your assessment though Charlie !
    Never watched the Watford game Tony but my boys went and said how bad it was.
    What is quite worrying is how bad we were in midfield. Does Bilic watch the same games we do?

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