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      Pre Match : West Ham v Liverpool : 26th April, 19.45
      Apr 25, 2023 12:48:11 pm
      The games are coming thick and fast as the season draws to a conclusion.

      We have struggled all season away from home and the Hammers have come into a bit of form sitting 6 pts above relegation zone.

      Will we get the same front three who started on the weekend even though Gakpo had one of his less visible games.

      Will we see the same stodge in midfield or do we get some guile with Thiago.
      « Last Edit: Apr 25, 2023 11:58:16 pm by RedPuppy »
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      Re: Pre Match : West Ham v Liverpool : 26th April, 19.45
      Reply #1: Apr 25, 2023 02:07:46 pm
      Yes Thiago does offer a bit of 'guile'. On the downside he isn't the best at covering, tracking etc. Also prone to the odd clumsy challenge. Could go Milner or Gomez at right back and go with Trent in mid. He would also offer decent cover. But might have to go Milly down the left.

      Ali....Gomez..Konte..VVD ..Robbo....Trent..Hendo. .Milner.....Mo..Nunez.Di az....1-2

      Parked the 'inverted' full back..ditto the 'floating' back three...too risky against West Spam..
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      Re: Pre Match : West Ham v Liverpool : 26th April, 19.45
      Reply #2: Apr 25, 2023 02:56:49 pm
      I think Diaz, Jota and Salah start front three. It will be Hendo, Thiago and Fab in midfield with Trent, Ibra, Virg and Robertson in the back.

      3-1 win for the redmen.
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      Re: Pre Match : West Ham v Liverpool : 26th April, 19.45
      Reply #3: Apr 25, 2023 04:29:19 pm
      Cant see too many changes for this, plenty time to rest. Early subs perhaps.
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      Re: Pre Match : West Ham v Liverpool : 26th April, 19.45
      Reply #4: Apr 25, 2023 04:34:19 pm
      I expect at least four changes for this one, looking back and looking ahead.
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      Re: Pre Match : West Ham v Liverpool : 26th April, 19.45
      Reply #5: Apr 25, 2023 04:44:07 pm
      I expect at least four changes for this one, looking back and looking ahead.

      Yep

      Think away from home it may well be

      Allison

      TAA
      Konate
      VVD
      Robertson

      Fabinho
      Jones or Elliot
      Thiago

      Nunez
      Jota
      Mo

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      Re: Pre Match : West Ham v Liverpool : 26th April, 19.45
      Reply #6: Apr 25, 2023 04:58:56 pm
      Another difficult game to predict, need another win to keep a winning streak. Agree Nunez should start alongside Jota and Mo.


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      Re: Pre Match : West Ham v Liverpool : 26th April, 19.45
      Reply #7: Apr 25, 2023 05:13:19 pm
      They played very well against Bournemouth and against Gent with Rice key in orchestrating their victories. We are obviously a better side and I back us to score but with an ancient midfield and the chances we gave away v Forest at home, who would bank on us not conceding?

      We could easily win but it could just as easily descend into a shitshow...who knows? Maybe that's the new form of excitement for us. The certain thrill of f*ck knows what's gonna happen. Get pints four, five and six lined up, a cheeky doobie if that's your thing. If it gets really sh*t, Rocket Ronnie is on the telly tonight.
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      Re: Pre Match : West Ham v Liverpool : 26th April, 19.45
      Reply #8: Apr 25, 2023 05:38:02 pm
      After the near miss with forest, I wont be expecting us to be back to our brilliant best v hammers. They've hit a bit of form so will be a tough game. I'm still backing us to win 1-3, but thats more withy heart than my head.
      Worried shitless to be fair, as we need to win ALL our games and hope others slip up, for us to get 4th.

      Still dreaming, and always will. Come on you MIGHTY RED MEN !
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      Re: Pre Match : West Ham v Liverpool : 26th April, 19.45
      Reply #9: Apr 25, 2023 07:09:38 pm
      Yep

      Think away from home it may well be

      Allison

      TAA
      Konate
      VVD
      Robertson

      Fabinho
      Jones or Elliot
      Thiago

      Nunez
      Jota
      Mo

      Sounds like Konate may need to miss, so I guess that would be Matip. I do think Elliott comes on for this.
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      Re: Pre Match : West Ham v Liverpool : 26th April, 19.45
      Reply #10: Apr 25, 2023 07:15:22 pm
      What fills me with concern is that in the past few weeks West Ham have decided to be footballing bosses.

      What fills me with hope is "The Chosen One".
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      Re: Pre Match : West Ham v Liverpool : 26th April, 19.45
      Reply #11: Apr 25, 2023 08:54:15 pm
      I think we’ll score, just depends on how many we concede!
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      Re: Pre Match : West Ham v Liverpool : 26th April, 19.45
      Reply #12: Apr 25, 2023 09:35:20 pm
      I think Rice is a good player, would do very well under Klopp, but he would cost a fortune.
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      Re: Pre Match : West Ham v Liverpool : 26th April, 19.45
      Reply #13: Apr 25, 2023 09:37:12 pm
      I think we’ll score, just depends on how many we concede!

      It could be a case of trying to score more than we concede, there should be a few goals, hopefully in the right direction.
       


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      Re: Pre Match : West Ham v Liverpool : 26th April, 19.45
      Reply #14: Apr 25, 2023 11:27:38 pm
      I think Rice is a good player, would do very well under Klopp, but he would cost a fortune.

      Will be interesting to see how he copes with our midfield or should it be how we cope with theirs.
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      Re: Pre Match : West Ham v Liverpool : 26th April, 19.45
      Reply #15: Apr 26, 2023 05:13:56 am
      Just beat these cu*ts please!
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      Re: Pre Match : West Ham v Liverpool : 26th April, 19.45
      Reply #16: Apr 26, 2023 07:40:31 am
                     Alisson
      Trent - Matip - Virgil - Robbo
         Elliott - Fabinho - Thiago
          Salah - Nunez - Jota

      If Konate is fine to play then him instead of Matip.
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      Re: Pre Match : West Ham v Liverpool : 26th April, 19.45
      Reply #17: Apr 26, 2023 09:15:24 am
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      Come on Reds.
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      Re: Pre Match : West Ham v Liverpool : 26th April, 19.45
      Reply #18: Apr 26, 2023 10:38:55 am
      Don't see the point in playing Konate and risking a longer term injury.

      Ali; Trent, Matip, VVD, Robbo; Fabinho, Thiago, Jones; Mo, Jota, Diaz.
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      Re: Pre Match : West Ham v Liverpool : 26th April, 19.45
      Reply #19: Apr 26, 2023 10:56:19 am
      Don't see the point in playing Konate and risking a longer term injury.

      Ali; Trent, Matip, VVD, Robbo; Fabinho, Thiago, Jones; Mo, Jota, Diaz.

      Another knock. I think Matip has lost what little pace he had in the first place. Been a great signing but he's on his last lap here. If Konte doesn't make it Matip will be a risk. Gomez for me even tho he has had the odd nightmare game.
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      Re: Pre Match : West Ham v Liverpool : 26th April, 19.45
      Reply #20: Apr 26, 2023 10:56:39 am
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      Come on Reds.

      Playing Henderson there would be nuts mate
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      Re: Pre Match : West Ham v Liverpool : 26th April, 19.45
      Reply #21: Apr 26, 2023 11:07:11 am
      Playing Henderson there would be nuts mate

      Our midfield is fluid so it can work.
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      Reply #22: Apr 26, 2023 11:30:22 am
      I think Diaz, Jota and Salah start front three. It will be Hendo, Thiago and Fab in midfield with Trent, Ibra, Virg and Robertson in the back.

      3-1 win for the redmen.

      Wouldn't be surprised to see an unchanged XI, with Thiago, Diaz and Nunez coming on early in the second half.
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      Reply #23: Apr 26, 2023 11:41:18 am
      Wouldn't be surprised to see an unchanged XI, with Thiago, Diaz and Nunez coming on early in the second half.

      Thats where money would be as well
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      Reply #24: Apr 26, 2023 12:52:02 pm
      Could be a serious 'proper' blast. No quarter asked none given..in the words of that genial gent..one Paul Merson..

      "Ah mean this could be a proper proper football match..I mean Liverpool are a proper team..proper team..for me the 'ammers play proper football..and for me Jeff yer wanna see proper teams playing proper proper football..Jeff.."
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      Re: Pre Match : West Ham v Liverpool : 26th April, 19.45
      Reply #25: Apr 26, 2023 03:01:29 pm
      I think Diaz, Jota and Salah start front three. It will be Hendo, Thiago and Fab in midfield with Trent, Ibra, Virg and Robertson in the back.

      3-1 win for the redmen.

      That's a pretty good shout re: the starting line-up. Be interesting to see if Jones starts for another consecutive game, he has been improving steadily. Diaz might just be ready for a start now, will be great to have him back.
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      Re: Pre Match : West Ham v Liverpool : 26th April, 19.45
      Reply #26: Apr 26, 2023 03:07:37 pm
      Wouldn't be surprised to see an unchanged XI

      Actually I'd be very surprised if we don't see some changes.  It would not blow my mind if Gomez was shoved in to right back and Trent actually started in midfield here.  Henderson probably making way.
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      Reply #27: Apr 26, 2023 03:12:19 pm
      Actually I'd be very surprised if we don't see some changes.  It would not blow my mind if Gomez was shoved in to right back and Trent actually started in midfield here.  Henderson probably making way.

      With the double game week it could go either way, but I'd rather see 5 subs used with 3 being early than change too much.
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      Re: Pre Match : West Ham v Liverpool : 26th April, 19.45
      Reply #28: Apr 26, 2023 03:27:06 pm
      I'd like to see Nunez start. OK Jota in, Mo...but Gakpo just hasn't kicked on. He will be a good signing but if not Nunez then Diaz comes in. Nunez is a goal threat so I'd go with him with Gakpo and Diaz on standby.

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      Reply #29: Apr 26, 2023 03:29:32 pm
      I'd like to see Nunez start. OK Jota in, Mo...but Gakpo just hasn't kicked on. He will be a good signing but if not Nunez then Diaz comes in. Nunez is a goal threat so I'd go with him with Gakpo and Diaz on standby.



      I'm sure Nunez is knocking on the door for a start.
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      Re: Pre Match : West Ham v Liverpool : 26th April, 19.45
      Reply #30: Apr 26, 2023 03:58:10 pm
      I'm sure Nunez is knocking on the door for a start.
      With both Diaz and Jota now fit and competing for game time Nunez needs to do more in terms of creating and scoring, if and when given the chance. Seems to be lacking a bit of confidence lately....needs to back himself.
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      Re: Pre Match : West Ham v Liverpool : 26th April, 19.45
      Reply #31: Apr 26, 2023 04:00:05 pm
      I'd like to see Nunez start. OK Jota in, Mo...but Gakpo just hasn't kicked on. He will be a good signing but if not Nunez then Diaz comes in. Nunez is a goal threat so I'd go with him with Gakpo and Diaz on standby.

      For me, Forest was the only game where Gakpo struggled.  He's added something, goals or otherwise, since he's been here.

      (But I agree Nunez will start this one. Hopefully he gets the hang of the press - an absolute for Jürgen.
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      Reply #32: Apr 26, 2023 04:00:12 pm
      Think we should go after them from the off, burst their bubble(s) early, if Jürgen changes it I’d like see this………


                                   Allison
                  Trent   Gomez   Virgil   Robbo
                           Fabinho   Thiago
                                   Gakpo
                       Mo         Jota       Diaz


      Want us not only to go gung ho for a still possible CL spot, but to send down a marker for next season, just to remind et al we’re still f***in here, if Ibou makes it , hopefully, Gomez misses out, but I don’t think Jürgen will risk him,
      If Trent goes roaming, Fabinho needs to fill in and cover, like Hendo would, with Diaz & Robbo linking up left side, and Mo and Trent right, Thiago pulling the strings and interacting with Gakpo & Trent, I think we can put these cnuts to the sword, and could hand out a proper battering, keep the pace up and drag them all over the shop and see what happens,

      Nunez, maybe Jones or Elliot replacing Diaz & Thiago, on 60-65, and maybe Bobby for Gakpo last 15-20,

      Let’s Rock N Roll !!



      YNWA

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      Re: Pre Match : West Ham v Liverpool : 26th April, 19.45
      Reply #33: Apr 26, 2023 04:20:43 pm
      I'm sure Nunez is knocking on the door for a start.

      For 85 million he should be more than knocking on the door racer.   ;D  To be fair though you may not see the best of him till midfield sorted out.
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      Re: Pre Match : West Ham v Liverpool : 26th April, 19.45
      Reply #34: Apr 26, 2023 04:39:57 pm
      I also think Nunez should be in the starting line up against West Ham. It would give his confidence a bit of a boost, perhaps.
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      Re: Pre Match : West Ham v Liverpool : 26th April, 19.45
      Reply #35: Apr 26, 2023 05:10:28 pm
      For me, Forest was the only game where Gakpo struggled.  He's added something, goals or otherwise, since he's been here.

      (But I agree Nunez will start this one. Hopefully he gets the hang of the press - an absolute for Jürgen.

      Me hoping every forward already gets the hang of the press and can operate interchangeably and seamlessly. Once everyone has an understanding of their own and their teammates’ roles (before they even receive the ball, they already know that the goal is coming, with who and where to make the next pass to), we could go back to playing devastating football.
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      Re: Pre Match : West Ham v Liverpool : 26th April, 19.45
      Reply #36: Apr 26, 2023 05:50:18 pm
      With both Diaz and Jota now fit and competing for game time Nunez needs to do more in terms of creating and scoring, if and when given the chance. Seems to be lacking a bit of confidence lately....needs to back himself.

      klopp said nunez is a long term project, english lessons not going as fast as they like I think. l o l
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      Re: Pre Match : West Ham v Liverpool : 26th April, 19.45
      Reply #37: Apr 26, 2023 05:58:26 pm
      We will have to come out red hot and match them from the off. No reason why we can't bust a gut. Out of everything so all hands to the pump. If Konate is out I would go Gomez over Matip. Matip has lost pace and is only just fit more often than not.

      Will we risk playing Trent in the 'inverted' position. Floating back three, big risk, even bigger if Matip starts.
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      Re: Pre Match : West Ham v Liverpool : 26th April, 19.45
      Reply #38: Apr 26, 2023 06:06:29 pm
      Think we should go after them from the off, burst their bubble(s) early, if Jürgen changes it I’d like see this………


                                   Allison
                  Trent   Gomez   Virgil   Robbo
                           Fabinho   Thiago
                                   Gakpo
                       Mo         Jota       Diaz


      Want us not only to go gung ho for a still possible CL spot, but to send down a marker for next season, just to remind et al we’re still f***in here, if Ibou makes it , hopefully, Gomez misses out, but I don’t think Jürgen will risk him,
      If Trent goes roaming, Fabinho needs to fill in and cover, like Hendo would, with Diaz & Robbo linking up left side, and Mo and Trent right, Thiago pulling the strings and interacting with Gakpo & Trent, I think we can put these cnuts to the sword, and could hand out a proper battering, keep the pace up and drag them all over the shop and see what happens,

      Nunez, maybe Jones or Elliot replacing Diaz & Thiago, on 60-65, and maybe Bobby for Gakpo last 15-20,

      Let’s Rock N Roll !!



      YNWA

      Bobby  won't be available
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      Re: Pre Match : West Ham v Liverpool : 26th April, 19.45
      Reply #39: Apr 26, 2023 06:19:10 pm



      Aw sh*t, ok Elliot will or should get in 😁
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      Re: Pre Match : West Ham v Liverpool : 26th April, 19.45
      Reply #40: Apr 26, 2023 06:40:56 pm
      I think Jürgen will go same again especially will want to keep it tight in midfield so will look to Hendo, Fabinho and Jones for that. Possibility he starts Thiago though in place of Jones.

      Front three will be Salah, Gakpo and Jota I'm sure.

      Will be a tougher game than recent ones and one I'm a bit nervous about.
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      Re: Pre Match : West Ham v Liverpool : 26th April, 19.45
      Reply #41: Apr 26, 2023 06:42:33 pm
      Same team apart from Matip for Konate who is ill
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      Re: Pre Match : West Ham v Liverpool : 26th April, 19.45
      Reply #42: Apr 26, 2023 06:46:15 pm
      Great to have all our forwards fit for selection, apart from Bobby which is a pity.

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