Good Injury News Ahead Of Frankfurt

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Submitted by nevillenixon on Wed, 04/05/2022 - 12:42
Ben Johnson Is Struggling With A Thigh Injury

Just like waiting for busses, Hammers boss David Moyes has gone from only having one centre back properly available to THREE in the space of one game. As Hammers prepare for the crucial, what some say is a 'once in a lifeteime' clash' in the 2nd leg of the UEFA Europa League semi final against Eintrecht Franfurt, Moyes will be able to select his two centre back starters from Les 'Ballon' Dawson, Issa Diop and Zouma, the availability of all three will have come as a welcome fillip to the manager's plans ahead of the game.

All Eggs In One Basket (Case)

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Submitted by nevillenixon on Mon, 02/05/2022 - 08:13

Well Hammers season has come down to the pinning of hopes on overturning a 2-1 deficit against Frankfurt in Thursday evening's 2nd leg of the UEFA Europa League semi final. Pursuing glory on both domestic and European fronts has proved to be a bit too much for the Premier League's 2nd smallest squad.

Yesterday's capitulation to Arsenal was a clear illustration, by trying to ensure a couple of players didn't have to play the entire 90 minutes, David Moyes put out a team that was always going to be vulnerable against an attack minded side like the North Londoners.

Live West Ham v Arsenal Line Ups

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Submitted by nevillenixon on Sun, 01/05/2022 - 15:31

West Ham: Fabianski, Coufal, Zouma, Cresswell, Fredericks, Noble (c), Rice, Fornals, Bowen, Benrahma, Lanzini. Subs: Areola (GK), Yarmolenko, Antonio, Vlasic, Diop, Masuaku, Soucek, Kral, Alese.
Arsenal: Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, Holding, Gabriel, Tavares, Elneny, Xhaka (c), Odegaard, Martinelli, Saka, Nketiah. Subs: Leno (GK), Lacazette, Smith Rowe, Cedric, Pepe, Lokonga, Kirk, Salah-Eddine, Swanson.

What About The Flares? Blind Eyes?

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Submitted by nevillenixon on Fri, 29/04/2022 - 08:07

There has been a 'media frenzy' regarding the unsavoury treatment handed out to a couple of German radio reporters during Hammers 2-1 loss to Eintracht Franfurt last night, the culprit(s) will be identified and punished as a result, as it should be. However those same eagle eyed observers were myopic in the least by NOT mentioning the antagonistic nature of the away 'Ultras' who had been causing trouble well before the game in the morning and afternoon ALL over London.

Live West Ham v Frankfurt Line Ups

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Submitted by nevillenixon on Thu, 28/04/2022 - 17:35

West Ham: Areola, Johnson, Dawson, Zouma, Cresswell, Rice (c), Souček, Lanzini, Bowen, Fornals, Antonio
Subs: Fabiański, Randolph, Coufal, Yarmolenko, Vlašić, Noble, Benrahma, Fredericks, Masuaku, Král, Alese, Chesters

Frankfurt: Trapp, Tuta, Hinteregger, Touré, Rode ©, Sow, Knauff, Lindstrøm, Kostić, Kamada, Borré
Subs: Grahl (GK), Horz (GK), Hrustic, Lammers, Hasebe, Ache, Chandler, Hauge, Da Costa, Lenz, Barkok, Gonçalo Paciência

Zouma Back For Ze Germans

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Submitted by nevillenixon on Tue, 26/04/2022 - 08:17

It is about time Hammers fans received some GOOD NEWS regarding centre backs, first the Og 'did' his ACL, then Zouma got injured but recovered and then got injured again. Then Issa Diop, who was just starting to show the sort of form that earned him his 'monster' moniker courtesy of Jose Mourinho, managed to pick up a season ending ankle injury and finally Les 'Balon' Dawson got a straight red from 'Lord Olivier' in the rigged match against Chelsea which was paid for by Marcos Alonso, how else could he have stayed on the pitch?

Live Chelsea v West Ham Line Ups

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Submitted by nevillenixon on Sun, 24/04/2022 - 13:04

Chelsea: Mendy, Azpilicueta (c), Silva, Christensen, Loftus-Cheek, Kante, Jorginho, Alonso, Mount, Werner, Havertz. Subs: Arrizabalaga (GK), Lukaku, Pulisic, Chalobah, Saul Niguez, Barkley, Ziyech, Kenedy, Sarr.
West Ham: Fabianski, Coufal, Dawson, Cresswell, Johnson, Soucek, Noble (c), Masuaku, Fornals, Benrahma, Yarmolenko. Subs: Areola (GK), Antonio, Lanzini, Vlasic, Bowen, Fredericks, Kral, Rice, Alese.

Is Emergency Moyes Ploy A Risk?

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Submitted by nevillenixon on Thu, 21/04/2022 - 07:04

News coming out of Hammers 'Goose Green' training ground yesterday is that veteran Angelo Ogbonna is being 'fast tracked' back from his ACL injury in order to provide emergency cover for the Premier League game against Chelsea AND more importantly, the UEFA Europa League semi final 1st leg against Eintrecht Frankfurt at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium.

Centre Back Curse Culmination!

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Submitted by Louis Nixon on Tue, 19/04/2022 - 10:24

Kurt Zouma may have kicked a cat recently for which he has been sanctioned and profusely apologised for his 'stupid' actions, but the rest of the defence must feel as if they have run cats over given the back line's appalling injury status. The news that Isssa Diop is out for the rest of the season with an Achilles injury has only added to the burden now faced by the club ahead of it's most crucial week for 40 years


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