December 7, 2015 at 9:13 pm #727745
Glad the FA are charging Schweinsteiger. In slow mo on the TV it looked a deliberate elbow to the throat. They ought to look at that tackle by Fellani on Noble too, how he didn’t at least see yellow for it is beyond me. Still, it is Man U, players in teams further down the league would be seeing red!
Lets hope this little blip in form and results is over soon. A couple of wins and we could be back up there. COYI
Teamtalk, please put latest posts at the top of the page…it can’t be that difficult.December 8, 2015 at 2:18 pm #728738
Thanks for the comments after the Man U game Harry. Please keep them coming. So, Stoke on Saturday and I am looking forward to the contest between Carroll and Shawcross, assuming they both play. I don’t think Lanzini should start and it would be nice to see Antonio a little more. Still missing the old names. Katmad, PCramer, Disco et al – where are you?December 8, 2015 at 2:34 pm #728765
Stevel, according to our web site Lanzini is out for around 6 weeks, thats going to hurt. Also I doubt Moses will be fit so maybe we will get to see what Antonio can do. This is the boys chance to shine and make it hard for Moses to get back in.
Hopefully the other posters will gradually return, our page is much better using disleckerics general thread but it still needs improving.December 8, 2015 at 3:00 pm #728819
So yet another lengthy injury, what have we done so wrong?? why do we keep getting these injuries in training?? our only saving grace this year compared to last is we do have strength in depth, Antonio can now be given a chance to shine in for Moses, we already know what Song can do in the middle, we just need to make sure if we are using Carroll tht we use him to his full ability, Creswell needs to get down the wing as much as possible so get the crosses in, Tonks needs to stay at right back i feel with Reid & Ogbonna in the middle, with a bit of luck we can get a win at home to Stoke to set us up for hopfully a good result at a poor Swansea team. doing this will give us the confidence to do Villa on boxing day!!!! COYI!!!December 9, 2015 at 3:11 pm #730970
Big Andy will probably never get a better chance to show what he is all about given our chronic injury list. I hope he takes it and proves all the doubters wrong.
Brilliant move on the owners part to bring in the numbers we did in the summer, without those reinforcements our squad would certainly be down to the bare bones as ‘H’ would say. As it stands it looks like we just about have cover and can still put out a half decent team to do a job. Lets pray the injury jinx does not get worse and that those that are out will come back soon fitter than ever.December 9, 2015 at 7:16 pm #731339
Hurstthegreat. I’m praying that Andy Carroll can stay fit too, but the way he plays, he is always more susceptible to picking up an injury. I just hope that he can remain problem-free until the others come back, but there are an awful lot of games to play before they will. But fingers crossed. By the way HTG, it’s great that you are posting regularly on here. Keep it up.
I’m sure that most of the old posters still read this page. Hopefully, it won’t be too long before they turn up on here again. And the sooner the better! – So come on you lot, what are you waiting for? This is your page and it needs your input!December 10, 2015 at 11:05 am #732305
Can’t believe Reidy has pulled a hamstring in training. We had better wrap the rest of them up in cotton wool and just bring them out on match days! So will Bilko twin Tompkins or Collins with Ogbonna and bring Jenks back in? We are at home but the way Stoke pulled the City back four apart last weekend we need to be mindful of their attacking threat. Despite the injuries we still have a decent side. Song will be better for the playing time at Old Trafford and it might be time to give Oxford another run out bearing in mind the fixture congestion ahead of of us. These injuries have come at the wrong time especially with the transfer window looming. I had expected to see some horse trading during the window featuring O’Brien, Ginge and maybe even Brown Ale but our options look limited now. At least we can still put a side out and you won’t see Bilko blaming the injuries if it goes against us. I am having a punt on Antonio scoring his first goal for us against Stoke. I need a few shillings to buy the mother-in-law a new broom for Xmas.December 10, 2015 at 3:38 pm #732965
Harry, Tomkins has performed admirably at right back when he’s been asked but I really do like Jenkinson there. I agree with you….its cotton wool time, enough of the training injuries! Seems like a number of clubs are struggling this season with muscle injuries, look at the arse for example. Wonder whats going on?
Gotta keep the mother-in-law happy, hope she likes her new broom. You might want to be well away from her when she opens it, that’ll hurt around the head!December 10, 2015 at 4:10 pm #733007
Hurstie, I am beginning to think many of these injuries are because players are getting too fit. It’s almost as though the body has been tuned to maximum and they are being pushed beyond their limitations. A bit like my motor if overtake Katters milk float on the Barking Road on my way to work. I see that Bilko has announced today that we won’t be training at Chadwell Heath any more. It’s been common knowledge for a while now that the pitches have contributed to a number of previous injuries. Of course Lady Luck plays a part with injuries too. It’s a good job the Spivs beefed up the squad in the summer because despite the current injury list we can still put out a decent side. I have just got a feeling Antonio is going to come good. If Antonio and Brown Ale hit it off defenders are not going to enjoy 90 minutes in their company. One of our away crew who moved to Nottingham a couple of years ago has seen him destroy sides on his own playing for Forest. I know it’s the Championship and not the Premiership but it’s still a tough league. He is a good header of a ball too by all accounts. The Mother -in-law arrives for Xmas on the 23rd. I am dreading it! Even the dog won’t be in the same room as her. She will give me a bottle of gin on Xmas morning and she will have drunk it by Boxing Day! Happy Xmas Harry.December 10, 2015 at 5:08 pm #733121
Could be Harry, Like F1 cars, the slightest tweak can throw them off. Looking at some of the footage on youtube or even Green Street goals on our web site, it makes you wonder how players performed on those mud heaps in the 70’s and 80’s without continually getting injured. We supposedly have all these sports science guys around now, yet I don’t remember many injuries occurring on the training ground years ago before all that. Saturday afternoon at 3pm on a muddy quagmire getting lumps kicked out of you was when you got injured then. Its all different now.
I hope Antonio can do the business for us, he’s certainly going to get his chance. I know the Forest lads all rave about him.
Good luck with the MIL (notice theres no F on the end Harry)! She’ll be whizzing back to where she came from before you know it and peace and calm will once again descend on the Harry household.December 11, 2015 at 2:37 pm #734549
Well, personally I would like to see Tomkins stay at right back and Collins come in to partner Ogbonna. I have a very high regard for Collins, not particularly for his prowess at his game but for his unquestionable commitment. I also think that Tomkins has been capable at full back so I don’t see Jenkinson as any better, judging on his last few performances.December 13, 2015 at 7:56 am #736322
Good morning Hammers, not been here for a long time. Good to see some of regulars turning up here. have a nice day SorenDecember 13, 2015 at 2:41 pm #736871
Nice to have you back Soren. Hopefully this page will get back to the way it was. Please keep posting. As for yesterday I thought we rode our luck a little and feel fairly happy with a draw. I think it a little ironic that our team has been hampered by injuries but Stoke had one player missing through injury, ie Shaquiri, that had he played may well have put away a couple of the chances that they missed. Be good to get Harryhammers comments on Collins and Tomkins performances but the bit I saw on TV seemed to show them as playing well.December 13, 2015 at 10:50 pm #737669
Good to see a Hammer winning the X Factor but I am dreading the phone bill as I think my boys have spent all day voting for her. I thought we did okay yesterday and whilst another clean sheet is pleasing I am not convinced Tomkins at right back is preferable to Jenkinson especially at home. The injuries have forced Bilko to play a more direct game and although Kouyate just edged MOM for me every player put in a decent performance but it was still not enough to get us the three points. if you are going to start Brown Ale you have to play to his strengths. When we did he rattled Shawcross’s cage and got close to scoring. What did disappoint me were the poor corners especially from Zarate. Bilko needs to get them practising corners in training and also who takes free kicks in certain positions. I am not writing Jenks off just yet and hope the moaners get off his back and he can get back to his best. Bilko decision to bring back Collins suggests he might have a wait for another chance. With road trips to Swansea and Villa coming up I see these both as potential banana skin games. Clubs looking to stop the rot after a bad run often do it against us so we need to approach these games with the same focus as against the top clubs.December 14, 2015 at 10:44 am #738185
Obviously disappointed not to get a win against the Stokies who in fairness are a decent side and on a good run. I felt the positives were another clean sheet and signs that we can still be effective and pleasing on the eye with a more direct approach. I agree with Harry that Andy Carroll needs more balls whipped in from the flanks and leaving Jenkinson out does not help AC but suggests Slav may be running out of patience with him. The window will tell us more and we a still being linked with an Italian right back. There is no doubt we have conceded some sloppy goals this season which have cost us points. Jenkinson is looking like the scapegoat which I think is a bit unfair. He is not the 15m player the Gooners suggest he is otherwise he would not be on loan to us but he has proven in our colours that he can do a decent job. Cresswell has been more consistent but his defending and decision making can also be questionable. Both players at times make it hard for the centre backs but overall their pace going forward and crossing makes them effective. I though Glen Johnson had a tidy game and maybe we should have taken the plunge with him in the summer. He seems to have overcome his sketchy Liverpool form and has a wealth of experience. Don’t like keep agreeing with you Harry but the Swansea and Villa games look very winnable but could turn sour if we turn up in Watford mindset.December 14, 2015 at 3:23 pm #739109
I agree with Harry and Big Mal, Jenks gives us a bit more going forward especially at home. Tomkins fills in well defensively but as a threat going forward he is non existent.Very balls seemed to be crossed in from the right side for AC and he seemed starved of any kind of reliable accurate service.
You just know that Swansea and Villa cannot keep playing so badly all season and that sometime they will get a result. It will just be our luck that it will be against us.
Its too bad that our season has been derailed a bit by injuries, it would have been something to see if we could have kept the same team together, especially given how other results have gone.December 15, 2015 at 8:56 am #739817
A draw was a fair result and Antonio’s performance was encouraging. I suspect he will play an important part for us in the coming weeks. Collins worked hard as usual and played well. It seems that everyone is in agreement with one and other on here at the moment, and that’s good, but I think it would also be healthy for the page if some of the old posters could come back soon and disagree occasionally. It would help to spice it up more like before. So over to you Hattrick, Katmad, One Mac, etc., wherever you are.December 17, 2015 at 1:13 pm #743495
OK. Injuries permitting I can’t see any point changing last weeks starting line up. Williams is good but I think that Carroll should be able to get the better of him. Hopefully he will get some decent service and fingers crossed I can see him scoring. I see peoples point about Tomkins not being as good as Jenkinson going forward but as this game is away from home, I would stick with Tomkins which I think means that Cresswell is going to be Carroll’s main supplier.. On a slightly different point. I hate Sunday games.December 18, 2015 at 7:54 am #745115
Stevel, If Lanzini is fit and we are going to win he has to play. He makes a massive difference to our attacking threat. Tomkins should keep the right back berth but I am not sure who will step down for Lanzini. Zarate maybe? Antonio?December 18, 2015 at 10:19 am #745454
It seems the more money a club has, the less patience an owner has with the manager. I don’t really care what is going on down at Chelski, but I really do dread the thought that our club, which has its roots deep in the working mans heartland, should ever be taken over by, for example, an Arab or Russian oil magnate with more money than sense. I would rather see us remain as a “top half of the table” club, go on a decent cup run now and again, and now and again pull the pants down of so called bigger clubs and give them a good spanking, like we have done this season. Dread the thought of seeing my beloved club ending up like Citeh or Chelski.
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