PL: West Ham vs Arsenal | January 12th | KO: 12:30 GMT | Sky Sports

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Match Prediction for the Dokaka Derby

Poll closed Jan 12, 2019.
  1. West Ham Win

    19.1%
  2. Draw

    12.8%
  3. Arsenal Win

    68.1%
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  1. dbig

    dbig Well-Known Member

    I looked at their line-up and thought, "Bloody hell! That's not a half-bad team there."
     
  2. Rex Banter

    Rex Banter Knows a guy who knows an ITK at Bristol Trusted

    Big fan of Declan Rice, be disappointing when he ends up going to City to sit on their bench.
     
  3. Furious

    Furious Xhaka Propagandist

    How does Xhaka not work? Wtf?

    He's easily our best midfielder, and without him our transitional play is ****. Torreria is a slight upgrade on Coquelin in that regard, and nothing more. Don't get me started on the rest.
     
  4. Beast Incarnate

    Beast Incarnate Well-Known Member

    I agree Torreira seems to have become massively overrated. We're still leaking goals with him in midfield.

    He started ok, but he's been woeful for a good few weeks now. Had an absolute shocker at Anfield.
     
  5. Sanis

    Sanis Well-Known Member

    Excluding Özil from the squad and having 3 fullbacks on the bench was simply stupid.
     
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  6. dbig

    dbig Well-Known Member

    Saw the bet365 ad at half-time and thought of placing a bet on him scoring next. Think he just placed a header wide and thought he was getting into good positions. Looking after a very active toddler made it impossible, though.
     
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  7. Dokaka

    Dokaka AM's resident Hammer

    Could happen, but don't underestimate his love for the club. After the game yesterday he went to celebrate with fans at his local pub:

     
  8. Rex Banter

    Rex Banter Knows a guy who knows an ITK at Bristol Trusted

    Yeah it’d be good for the league if he stayed. Although I thought Delph would stay at Villa tbf.
     
  9. Ashybashy86

    Ashybashy86 Well-Known Member

    Relying heavily on No End Product Iwobi and Cut-back Kolasinac to create chances also doesn't work.
     
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  10. Trilly

    Trilly The John Sauce Of Ilford

    You’re right it’s not even clear, not going forward anyway.

    Right now yes. Think I subconsciously swayed towards the crowd, I’m definitely giving him a year. Both Klopp and Pep needed a year even with their millions spent.
     
  11. Mrs Bergkamp

    Mrs Bergkamp Well-Known Member

    I looked at the starting line up and thought it was off. I don't know why we persist with three at the back but it seems we cannot play a back 4 without Nacho abd Hector. Auba and Laca are making mistakes in judgement and execution up front. Laca looks desperate having been hooked so much. There's a lot of criticism flying at GuendouzI but I praise his effort. He got in to some good positions and found some good if over hit passes and I couldn't help but wonder what Özil might have done in those positions...As some have said, there's a few in the West Ham team who would improve us so I hope our attitude to squad strengthening is changed if only in the summer.
     
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  12. DanDare

    DanDare Emoji Merchant

    I don’t rate him. Not dynamic enough for me. Prone to mistakes, too slow on the ball and off it. He’s old enough and been here for long enough to be rated. 22 year old new to the league Torreira has not imo

    I don’t watch enough football to tell you who’d replace him but there are better probably cheaper midfielders out there
     
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  13. Tourbillion

    Tourbillion Angry 24/7

    Xhaka is bin juice. Needs replacing.
     
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  14. Leeroy1979

    Leeroy1979 Well-Known Member

    The thing that always sticks in my throats is that we paid more for xhaka than Chelsea did for Kante
     
  15. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

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    Only on A-M can £25m be more than £29.2m
     
  16. Mo Britain

    Mo Britain Doom Monger

    Plus people conveniently ignore Kante wanted to join Chelsea.
     
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  17. Leeroy1979

    Leeroy1979 Well-Known Member

    Apologies I was wrong. I am big enough to admit it
     
  18. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

    Kante not being at Arsenal is 100% down to Grimandi. Wenger took the fall for him.
     
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  19. Tourbillion

    Tourbillion Angry 24/7

    Shambolic scout, was Grimandi.
     
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