West Ham United v Huddersfield Town Teams

West Ham United will pick from : Hart, Zabaleta, Fonte, Reid, Collins, Cresswell,Kouyate , Obiang, Antonio,Hernandez,Carroll.
Subs:Adrian, Sakho, Masuaku,Rice,Ogbonna,Ayew,Byram.

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andycarrollstyle's picture

Please play Adrian in goal... Adrian, Zab, Reid, Collins, Cress, Noble, Obiang, Antonio, Masuaku, Caroll and Chica

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COYI!

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moore 6 legend's picture

No noble tonight apparently COYI

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Dicks is the man's picture

3-4-3. finally looks like pennys dropped. carroll flanked by chick pea and antonio.

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Dicks is the man's picture

bilic names himself as sweeper.....

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Let's hope all the hammer divits have been filled in. It would be just our luck if Carroll turns his ankle on a discarded discus!

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moore 6 legend's picture

Great run ant,so unlucky chicha should be 2 up by now

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hammer1980's picture

Good start COYI

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Dicks is the man's picture

we thrashed them 0-0.

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Playing well, much improved - Lets hope we can finish in the second half.

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moore 6 legend's picture

Great first half,ant as been a delight to watch,so frustrated no goals for our efforts

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albyforeverirons.'s picture

Obiang, bout bloody time, now get another one.

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moore 6 legend's picture

Ayew 2.0

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Ayew 2.0. Is that the updated improved version from last season?

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albyforeverirons.'s picture

Now don't blow it. This is the performance that us fans have been waiting for. Antonio is a monster and the best player on the pitch.

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moore 6 legend's picture

Clean sheet a must now

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Two nil. Next job, don't concede

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hammer1980's picture

Good performance and finally three points. I agree, Antonio man of the match

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moore 6 legend's picture

The man's a machine mate well deserved

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La Vida Hammer's picture

Well needed 3 points

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moore 6 legend's picture

Who else was cursing when chicha come off for ayew lol

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andycarrollstyle's picture

Yep... but gotta admit it paid off

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La Vida Hammer's picture

Even though he scored, I still think he should not have come on, the only player that worried me was Fonte, he looked very unsure, the rest were excellent even though it was ONLY Huddersfield

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Dicks is the man's picture

i thought fonte looked decent, brining the ball out and moving up the field. in a back 3 he has cover.

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burkie's picture

Yep agree lets zab move much further up

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albyforeverirons.'s picture

Pressure off Slaven for the moment and a clean sheet for Hart. Makes you look forward to the next game when The elbow man will be back so hopefully we can build on this result. Huddersfield have been playing well so to keep them out gives the boys confidence and gives us fans something to hope for.

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burkie's picture

Surley this will be the incentive to put this nightmare behind us

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metbobby1's picture

What a much improved performance and great to keep a clean sheet too.
Well done boys!!!!!

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andycarrollstyle's picture

Good performance, just what we needed. Got lucky with the first goal, but a second was deserved! Bit worrying though, having only 3 shots out of 18 on target! Think we miss Lanzini in this respect and his anility to carry the ball into the danger zone. Bilics subsitiution for Ayew paid off but I would of loved to see Masuaku given a chance on the other wing as he could of added another threat to accompany the massively impressive Michail Antonio

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asheshammer's picture

Decent graft from WH, against a team that should have had good confidence coming in. The goals had a certain amount of luck in them, but the result was deserved. Where do things go from here? Was it a good performance from us or a poor performance from Huddersfield? Does it matter? Will this lift West Ham enough that they finally lift their game? Arnautovic will now be back. How will we fare against Tottenham? A good 3 points, but is this the eye of the storm or is it the turning point? Let's hope the latter.

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God the beer in the pub is strong! I could have sworn we played more like a team today! 1-1 wasn't it? I know they scored one. Better performance but we lacked creativity. Scrappy goal and a wicked deflection. Something to start from. Huddersfield weren't at all impressive and didn't test us. But a nice clean sheet. As for kouyate how did he stay on the pitch! No technique at all! Jesus how anyone thinks this man is a midfielder is anyone's guess.

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asheshammer's picture

Definitely played more like a team, and that will be KEY to further victories. (That said, Antonio was head and shoulders above the rest.) You're right that Kouyate lacks technique. He's got decent pace and at his best can cause problems coming into the box on the counter, but he can get caught out of position and does not make great passes. Carvalho would have changed our whole look, but that's down to Sullivan.

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burkie's picture

Anyone else think Fonte had a good game ?

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asheshammer's picture

Yes, I agree with you -- and look what a difference it makes: clean sheet vs. shipping goals (two he was responsible for in the first match). What the players need to see is that they have to graft EVERY TIME.

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Dicks is the man's picture

fonte looks better in a 3 where he can bring the ball out of defence. why bilic hasnt discovered this till now I dont know.

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La Vida Hammer's picture

How we see things differently, I thought he looked unsure and a little nervous.

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I thought Zabaletta had a very sound game - experience , clever play and above all leadership. Great result - but looking at the squad in the programme we have only 21 outfield players. With 18 required for each match that doesn't 't leave a lot of headroom for injuries and suspensions. Should give some chances for the youngsters.

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burkie's picture

Still no sign of the wonder kid Haksasomethingorother wouldnt you love to no their policy on new arrivals, seems to be "oh yeah you've shown a lot of potential with your previous club your young strong and come highly recommended, your going on loan to Grimsby or Doncaster . Now you Zaza ,Nordviet you are two of the most useless fekers in world football ,you'll make you appearances in the first team against Manua "good luck

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Dartford Bhoy's picture

Felt a bit like first day back at school, got a newbe sat next to me this season, nice guy and lovely to see a few familiar faces, we are a family! Not the greatest of games but just great to get off the mark. Chating with Terrier fans on the tube home, they thought we we the better team, hammers fans generally felt we were there for the taking but that they just lacked belief. I think they will struggle this season and for us... a fit Andy Carroll makes all the difference. Wonderful strike by Judas Junior, unlucky to hit the bar and Joe was well beaten, delighted for him to get a clean sheet. IMO Zab was Motm, thought he had a great game.

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Antonio,carroll & zab were very good,also ginge & winnie were solid at the back...but it could have been so different if we didnt get the goals late in the game,the crowd were starting to get on the players backs & in the end it was a welcome 3 points....huddersfield were poor imo,even though they have had a great start they will struggle this season...their fans were amazing though,2 nil down & they were still singing their hearts out...contrast that to where we were sitting - ive never seen so many people eating popcorn, drinking coffee & generally not interested in being there!!It seems to me showing passion is not required at the L.S....there were pockets of fans "TRYING" to get some chants going,but it just isnt going to happen!!" 2 nil up & most of the stand head for the exits,god knows what it will be like when we get a tonking!!

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Dicks is the man's picture

have the die hards from U.P been diluted with the new 'plastic' fan…or the people who just want a night out? i guess when you go from what was it 35,000 each week to now 60,000, the chances are that the new additions are just not that into it. Another problem with such a sudden move perhaps.

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Dartford Bhoy's picture

dont accept the concept of plastic fans, we are all different and will behave in different ways, you pay your money and ....

I'm West Ham born and breed but accept all sorts, its a broad church.

We are all Ammers... COYI's!

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Dicks is the man's picture

did i say they aren't to be accepted? no need for the righteousness really. just stating fact. all top clubs have them.

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Dartford Bhoy's picture

far from righteous but calling them plastic is hardly inclusive

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nevillenixon's picture

Me and my boys were at the game, we relocated our seats this season so we are now at the opposite end of the stadium, we used to be next to the away fans.
Well i can tell you where we have moved to was like a f******g funeral! No one was bothered, and the atmosphere was vitriolic. Fans seemed more intent to get on their own players backs rather than giving support.
We also spent a lot of time being negative about Obiang , and then he scored! Then when Ayew replaced chic pea everyone booed, and then he scores!
Perhaps the players are only now adjusting to the new 'corporate' fan base. Zabaleto was exposed a few times for pace, Fonte put in a shift and Winnie was immense.
Strangely there has been little or no mention of Mark Noble's omission from the squad due to a 'minor' injury (he played with a hernia against tottenham last year!)

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I looked round me,then looked at the huddersfield support,& thought WTF has happened to this great club...i reckon if the first flukey goal hadnt have gone in the atmosphere would have turned quite nasty...you have the new fans who have no interest or passion & you have the die-hards who mostly imo dont particularly like the place!
On a bright note the toilets are clean & you get a decent beer in the podium bar!!

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moore 6 legend's picture

How do you see this for a bit of atmosphere NEV/GUYS,i think the arsenal library will be noisy tonight lol
http://www.msn.com/en-gb/sport/football/20000-fc-koln-fans-descend-upon-...

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burkie's picture

We've had several tonkins allready, oops see what you mean ,the L S

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Diluted with the new type of fan!!

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My take on the game and what's been mentioned on here. Firstly I always loved the atmosphere at u.p when the crowd are up, having said that doubling the attendance is always likely to change the crowd behaviour it's just too much of a jump in numbers. Fonte? I'd say he did alright for us, I never worried about him, and he definately looks better in a 3. Having said that non of our back 3 were under threat for a change. Big mick was great in the first half lost his way in the second a bit. I'd give the second half to obiang along with the man o t match. Carroll did very little, Huddersfield offered very little of a threat and I never felt like we would score till the deflection. We never troubled their keeper tbh. Not a great performance but certainly on the right track. Carroll and kouyate should have been hooked. Bilic gets his luck when he most needs it. Why sub Hernandez? And why play him on the left in the first place, you take away his threat, he should be playing closer/narrower to the other striker. Sakho should have come on earlier and play as a 2 upfront with Hernandez. Carroll won very little in the air and wasn't needed to hold the ball up as we were always on the front foot. Bilic still playing players out of position and getting the wrong players subbed. Opinions eh?

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