Ok, it's a bit corny but on the long trip from the West of Ireland for tonight's action you get to watching a shed load of footy clips. The ' stake to the heart' quote comes from a clip of Middlesboro's goal against Steau in a UEFA cup tie for 30 odd years ago.
Steaua were a big scalp back then, but as they visit London tonight its the Hammers who are the favourites with their expensive squad and stadium.
David Moyes has opted to use the game to test the depth of his squad and gives valuable game time to Cornet, Scamacca, Cornet, Palmieri, Ogbonna and Areola. It's a decent attacking unit and after brushing aside Viborg 6-1 in the qualifying round we are ready to play some ball!
It's a huge night for Flynn Downes as he makes his first start for the club.
Steaua are no fools and will be looking to keep the game tight and notch some points on the board, while Moyes will want to nail down a commanding win to take control of the group.
Paqueta, Zouma, Fornals, Bowen and Antonio all wait on the bench in case they are needed. Dawson returns to the squad.
It's a brilliant atmosphere around the ground!
Anyone for 3-1???
West Ham Starting XI : Alphonse Areola, Vladimir Coufal, Thilo Kehrer, Angelo Ogbonna, Emerson Palmieri, Flynn Downes, Declan Rice, Said Benrahma, Manuel Lanzini, Maxwel Cornet, Gianluca Scamacca
Let's make one thing clear with scamacca it's not the player who is poor its moyes style of football anderson haller and now benrhama cant play under him moyes dosnt like flair players he prefers hard work that's fine but let skillfull players showcase there ability be interesting to see what happens to paqueta nowReplyDelete
We a4ecm8ssing Irvine and pierce both top class coaches unlike warburtons who never been involved in top premier football promblems aheadReplyDelete
All the players we sell of become successful when they leave w ham it's got to be moyes style of football he just dosnt have the ability to get the best out of skillfull players prefers hard work but that only gets you so far this is showing through nowReplyDelete
Paqueta is a Brazil internation how can it be so bad at w ham Its got to be moyes tactics whitch he wont changeReplyDelete
Moyes has lost it big time needs to go now before it's to late and we get relegatedReplyDelete
Moyes is out of his depth now with quality playersReplyDelete
Moyes is doing to downs what he did to kral hes a very vindictive man beats himself in the end That's why he failed at man u Cant handle flair and skillfull players man u fanReplyDelete
Have you noticed how our players on internatinal duty allways thrive yet come back to w ham in rubbish form it's got to be moyes playing style 100 per cent always said it he cant handle big name players thats why he dips into lower leagues for hes signingsReplyDelete
Fuck me we are in the bottom 3 and now nobles back what can get worseReplyDelete
Areola has put in transfer request confirmReplyDelete
Haller anderson benrahma paqueta all failing at w ham it's no coincidece ITS GOT TO BE MOYES WAKE UPReplyDelete
Jobs for the boys at w ham nothing changesReplyDelete
Areola to be outed by moyes yet shines for his country its moyes hes lost it big time for christ sakeReplyDelete
Pleased for noble to become sports director but be warned bobby moore graeme souness Billy bonds roy keane etc all good players but never made it when them moved into managementReplyDelete
Noble only to work part time at w ham that's what bothers meDelete
Moyes thought sonny perkins wasnt good enough ha ha haReplyDelete
Vlasic another fuck up from moyesReplyDelete
Just a thought could it be soucek is pissed off because the way he treated his countryman kral piss poor from moyesReplyDelete