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    Soton vs WHUFC -- December 27th, 2018

    Post  westhamonkey on Thu 27 Dec 2018, 7:48 pm

    I know, I know... been busy...

    Excuses abound in preparation for today's game... we can't even name a full bench of subs...

    Noble gets dropped to the bench - phew...

    1:57 gone and Soton sting the hands of Fabianski...

    Soon with their new manager are full of verve and vigor...

    West Ham, in a position to win a shitload of games  decide to go soft and lose to Watford...

    Now we're on the back foot against Soton...


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    Re: Soton vs WHUFC -- December 27th, 2018

    Post  westhamonkey on Thu 27 Dec 2018, 7:51 pm


    Diangana is back in the starting IX

    Carroll warms the bench...

    the O's are in the line-up as is Perez...

    apparently even Chicharito is injured and out of the team...

    so... all in all looking decidedly dodgy for us...

    if we win by 4 goals we'll go 8th...

    if we lose we stay where we are...

    but this is the time we ned every single victory because after a run of 'easy' games there's going to be a run of games against the top teams that we'll struggle to get much - if anything - out of.
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    Re: Soton vs WHUFC -- December 27th, 2018

    Post  westhamonkey on Thu 27 Dec 2018, 7:54 pm


    couple corners to us but they come to nothing.

    the away fans are in good voice - as usual... but they're now overwhelmed by the home supporters...

    we're playing in our dark blue away kit - which isn't bad looking but not as cool as the third 'black' strip IMHO...
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    Re: Soton vs WHUFC -- December 27th, 2018

    Post  westhamonkey on Thu 27 Dec 2018, 7:57 pm


    That was good... a speedy Soton counter attack got forced all the way back to their keeper...

    but then Antonio gets himself in trouble but Ogbonna defends well...
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    Re: Soton vs WHUFC -- December 27th, 2018

    Post  westhamonkey on Thu 27 Dec 2018, 8:00 pm


    we're pressing well, which is always the best route to success...

    Antonio - forced to play defense because of Zabaleta's illness - keeps getting caught out of position... so look to that for a potential issue as the game progresses...
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    Re: Soton vs WHUFC -- December 27th, 2018

    Post  westhamonkey on Thu 27 Dec 2018, 8:04 pm


    bit of nice sustained pressure from us... not quite as incisive as we should be but so long as we keep the ball and keep going forward we're in with a chance.

    Long range Snoddy effort goes straight at the keeper
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    Re: Soton vs WHUFC -- December 27th, 2018

    Post  westhamonkey on Thu 27 Dec 2018, 8:08 pm


    daaaaaaaaaaaaaaammmmnnnnnn!!!!

    awesome speedy overlapping move.....

    unfortunately, Perez who was completely unmarked in the middle of the area, mishits his shot and it goes wide instead of into the empty net past the sprawling keeper...

    should have been a goal up there.


    and then another decent attack... but Anderson's long range shot lacks power or accuracy...
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    Re: Soton vs WHUFC -- December 27th, 2018

    Post  westhamonkey on Thu 27 Dec 2018, 8:11 pm


    Here's the guardian's take on them...

    22 min: Antonio drives a pass through to Perez, setting West Ham off on a dangerous attack. Anderson finds Cresswell on the overlap and the left-back has the composure to cut the ball back to Perez, who’s all alone in the middle of the area. It looks such a certain goal that the West Ham fans are even getting ready to cheer, only for Perez to produce a miserable finish, scuffing hopelessly wide with his left foot.

    23 min: Antonio rumbles through the middle - maybe he’s an inverted full-back in the Guardiola mould - and combines with Perez. The ball comes to Anderson, who fires harmlessly wide from 20 yards.


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    Re: Soton vs WHUFC -- December 27th, 2018

    Post  westhamonkey on Thu 27 Dec 2018, 8:14 pm


    stout defending from us... but the downside to that is that we're defending because Soton are attacking...

    but now we're on the attack again...

    it's actually a pretty good game... both sides determined and up for it - which is definitely good to see from us as we totally weren't against Watford...
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    Re: Soton vs WHUFC -- December 27th, 2018

    Post  westhamonkey on Thu 27 Dec 2018, 8:21 pm


    the game is flying by - already 34 minutes gone...

    pretty even steven at the moment.

    I guess in the grand scheme of things, a draw away from home wouldn't be the worst... but you know me... maximum points is always the order of the day

    we're putting on the pressure...

    Diangana over eggs his pudding and loses possession but we eventually win a free kick ad Antonio goes base over apex just outside the area down by the touchline...
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    Re: Soton vs WHUFC -- December 27th, 2018

    Post  westhamonkey on Thu 27 Dec 2018, 8:23 pm



    if Anderson's passing was as accurate as his intentions, we'd probably be winning this...
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    Re: Soton vs WHUFC -- December 27th, 2018

    Post  westhamonkey on Thu 27 Dec 2018, 8:25 pm



    ugh...

    Declan Rice playing well... gets it to Anderson whose pass is actually accurate this time but Diangana muffs his touch and kicks it out for a goal kick...
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    Re: Soton vs WHUFC -- December 27th, 2018

    Post  westhamonkey on Thu 27 Dec 2018, 8:30 pm


    final moments... another West Ham attack...

    ends with Snoddy lashing a shot a yard wide...

    zero added time...

    half a job done... 0-0
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    Re: Soton vs WHUFC -- December 27th, 2018

    Post  westhamonkey on Thu 27 Dec 2018, 8:42 pm


    Charlie Austin warming up for Soton... I'd give it 15-20 minutes then bring on Carroll for Perez...

    all up for grabs in the second 45...
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    Re: Soton vs WHUFC -- December 27th, 2018

    Post  westhamonkey on Thu 27 Dec 2018, 8:49 pm


    2nd Half underway...

    Anderson goes down under a tackle and does not look happy...

    yeah... he's limping even off the ball...

    will probably have to try to walk it off... but this isn't good news...

    get a goal... bring on noble... sit back... soak up the pressure and try to weather the storm...

    of course... to do that we need to score...
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    Re: Soton vs WHUFC -- December 27th, 2018

    Post  westhamonkey on Thu 27 Dec 2018, 8:52 pm

    and it all looked to be going so well..

    then it looked like the ball was dead but then Soton kept going and going and eventually bundled the ball over the line..

    and to add insult to injury, he pushed it into the net with his arm as he fell over...

    but it stands...

    50 minutes gone and we have a mountain to climb...
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    Re: Soton vs WHUFC -- December 27th, 2018

    Post  westhamonkey on Thu 27 Dec 2018, 8:54 pm


    Holy shit...

    Anderson picks up the ball just outside the area... and rockets a ball through traffic into the bottom corner...

    only behind for 2 minutes and fifty seconds...
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    Re: Soton vs WHUFC -- December 27th, 2018

    Post  westhamonkey on Thu 27 Dec 2018, 8:55 pm


    sub to be made...

    for fupp's sake...

    and the boos tell the story...

    Carroll on but they take Diangana off???

    Perez looks average, Diangana looks as good as always... so obviously take off the kid... when will West Ham figure this shit out properly?
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    Re: Soton vs WHUFC -- December 27th, 2018

    Post  westhamonkey on Thu 27 Dec 2018, 8:56 pm


    GOAL! Southampton 1-1 West Ham (Anderson, 53 min)

    This is a stunning response from the visitors!
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    Re: Soton vs WHUFC -- December 27th, 2018

    Post  westhamonkey on Thu 27 Dec 2018, 8:57 pm


    Carroll puts in his second dodgy foul in a couple of minutes... a hand in the face then a trip in front of the ref... next time he'll be in the book for sure and is halfway lucky not to have just picked up two yellows and been off before he'd even been on a minute...

    finally... Carroll actually gets the ball... but plays it to no one...
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    Re: Soton vs WHUFC -- December 27th, 2018

    Post  westhamonkey on Thu 27 Dec 2018, 9:00 pm


    lightning speed counter attack...

    Antonio charges forward... plays the ball through to Anderson...

    never looked anything other than a goal...

    Anderson smashes it into the back of the net...

    1-2

    half an hour to play...
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    Re: Soton vs WHUFC -- December 27th, 2018

    Post  westhamonkey on Thu 27 Dec 2018, 9:01 pm



    GOAL! Southampton 1-2 West Ham (Anderson, 59 min)

    West Ham score from Southampton’s corner! What a turnaround!
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    Re: Soton vs WHUFC -- December 27th, 2018

    Post  westhamonkey on Thu 27 Dec 2018, 9:01 pm


    and the cheeky cockney fans are singing a rousing chorus of "when the saints go 2-1 down!"
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    Re: Soton vs WHUFC -- December 27th, 2018

    Post  westhamonkey on Thu 27 Dec 2018, 9:06 pm


    Soton keeping up the pressure...

    Fabianski rises and gathers comfortably from a Soton corner.

    65 minutes gone...

    Yellow to Soton for a foul on Antonio
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    Re: Soton vs WHUFC -- December 27th, 2018

    Post  westhamonkey on Thu 27 Dec 2018, 9:08 pm


    for some reason we've decided to change tactics and fall back to give Soton all the time and space they could possibly want or need...

    can't see that being a game winning plan

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