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 Post subject: 23/08 - West Ham Vs Tottenham Hotspur
PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:40 pm 
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Ledley King is back in the Tottenham squad for the Barclays Premier League trip to West Ham after resting his knee in the midweek win over Hull.

Jonathan Woodgate (groin) and Michael Dawson (Achilles) are still ruled out, along with Jermaine Jenas (calf).

Left-back Gareth Bale has a foot problem, while Carlo Cudicini will start in goal as Heurelho Gomes has a thigh injury.

West Ham left-back Herita Ilunga will miss out with a jaw injury.

The defender is expected to be replaced by Jonathan Spector, while James Tomkins returns from a foot problem.

West Ham are without long-term absentees Dean Ashton (ankle), Luis Boa Morte (knee) and Valon Behrami (ankle).

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West Ham (from): Green, Upson, Gabbidon, Faubert, Noble, Parker, Collison, Dyer, Jimenez, Cole, Stech, Daprela, Tomkins, Collins, Stanislas, Kovac, Savio, Spector, Davenport

Tottenham (from): Cudicini, Button, King, Assou-Ekotto, Chimbonda, Corluka, Hutton, Naughton, Bassong, Bentley, Boateng, Huddlestone, Lennon, Modric, O'Hara, Palacios, Rose, Crouch, Defoe, Keane, Pavlyuchenko.

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Gianfranco Zola Relishing Tottenham Hotspur's Visit To West Ham

The Sardinian is looking forward to what should be a keenly contested London derby...

West Ham United got themselves off to a positive start in the Premier League last week with a 2-0 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers, and manager Gianfranco Zola is hoping to take the momentum generated by that win into Sunday's London derby with Tottenham Hotspur.

"It was a very mature performance [against Wolves]. It was a tricky game, it was the first game of the season in front of their crowd and they had just been promoted so we had to be very careful," he told the Hammers' official website.

"But the maturity of the team and the organisation was excellent. What I enjoyed the most was that we scored two goals and we could have scored at least two more so that was encouraging. We said we need to work on scoring more goals in the last 20 metres and it was encouraging.

"The concern is that when you are playing against a team that has a lot of quality you know that you can work hard for a long time and then in a second they can produce some quality necessary to score a goal.
"It is a game where we will need to raise our attention and step up our game. They are a wonderful team and don't forget that Tottenham are as good as the top four and they will be competing with them until the end of the season. They have spent £60m enforcing the team and they have done a wonderful job."

Zola concluded by acknowledging that his side were in the market for another striker or two, but that for the moment his attention was fully focused on Sunday's clash with Spurs.

"We know that we are looking for a couple of strikers. But that is it. I would rather focus on the game on Sunday as there has been too much talking about this," he said.

"So for two days at least, I know I am going to go into this game with the team I've got so let me focus on this. Now it is important to focus on the game we have on Sunday."

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 Post subject: Re: 23/08 - West Ham Vs Tottenham Hotspurs
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Some critics expected Wolves to turn West Ham over in the first game of the season, but Gianfranco Zola's side stood up to be counted and pulled off a very good win in impressive fashion.

Tottenham, too, have got off to an absolute flier. They were very good against Liverpool and, even though Hull helped them, were good again on Wednesday night.

Harry Redknapp returning to West Ham always makes for a good game I feel, and I expect both teams to carry on their good starts with a draw here.

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Spurs have gotten off to a fantastic start and boy do i wish i'd put Defoe in my fantasy footie team, he's been in it at the beginning of the last 3 or 4 seasons and didn't this year as he usually lets me down and needed transferring out. Harry redknapp has spurs playing brilliantly and i expect more goals from them in this game

Gianfranco Zola, A Manager everyone seems to like, they play good football and got a good win at Wolves They might struggle with lack of fire power with only Carlton Cole fit.

Mystic Jarv Predicts 2-3 to Tottenham Hotspurs


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I've got us 2-1 over the Hammers

Btw as i post this there still hasn't been a draw in the EPL


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 Post subject: Re: 23/08 - West Ham Vs Tottenham Hotspurs
PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 5:55 pm 
I think the 3rd match in a week may take it's toll on the Spurs and unless West Ham comes out with no fire at all and Tottenham scores a couple in the early goings...I see a 1-1 outcome.


Don't get me wrong, I'd love another win, I just don't think we can keep this kind of pace so early in the season.

P.S. I want this to happen even more so James will shut up about draws :p


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Stoke and Birmingham drew 0-0.

It's nice to have a few spurs fans I like you as a team I'd love to c u do arsenal. I think you'll do west ham. They seem to have a few in team troubles at the moment with talk of Zola leaving.

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venables thinks spurs can challenge big four :|

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So do I :rolleyes:

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So true mate ...he is consistently inconsistent throughout his united career ..but what if he turns consistent ..he will get around 40 goals...ATM im waiting for that time as his age is 24/25 :wait: ... :|
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 Post subject: Re: 23/08 - West Ham Vs Tottenham Hotspurs
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Very constructive posting. :thumbup: :thumbup:

They've had a team good enough for a few yrs, they're playing no european football this year. They've got a strong midfield Modric would make most teams in the premiership. If they can make WHL a fortress and pick up points away from home they've got a good chance. They've already taken 3 off of Liverpool. Im not saying they're favourites it's a very competitive league but with a bit of luck they could do it.

Aston Villa would of last yr if they didn't collapse and this Tottenham team is just as good as the Aston Villa side, If they can get Bentley playing football again a fit woodgate the only place they're struggling for quality is LB imo.

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venables thinks spurs can challenge big four :|


SHHHHHH let everyone keep talking about Man City, we've been the hot "who's gonna break the top 4 team" for a few years now, and it hasn't worked out, let someone else carry that banner


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exactly what i was thinking, fixed it

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exactly what i was thinking, fixed it

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Cheers Stew. Noticed it on the last match thread too but thought it might've just been a typo. This thread confirmed the worst for me...

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Don't West Ham deserve there United if Tottenham are getting the Hotspur?

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SHHHHHH let everyone keep talking about Man City, we've been the hot "who's gonna break the top 4 team" for a few years now, and it hasn't worked out, let someone else carry that banner


dont forget villa

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now if only we could break the top one

although would love to see more teams up there, the league is getting for to predictable, or at least your boys doing it for me tomorrow in the fantasy football

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MATCH PREVIEW

West Ham did not have a midweek match so they will be champing at the bit to build on their impressive away win at Wolves.

And few matches get their fans motivated more than a clash against bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

But beware the Harry Redknapp revolution. Having made their worst-ever start to a season last year, Spurs' 5-1 thumping of Hull on Wednesday gave them their best start since 1965.

And they look a side full of goals, with Upton Park hate figure Jermain Defoe bang in form, having scored five goals for club and country in his last three games.

Their recent run of results against West Ham have been excellent, suffering only two defeats in their past 15 encounters. It is just a shame for Tottenham fans that one of those defeats denied them a Champions League spot in 2006.

But how about this for an interesting omen for Gianfranco Zola's men: the Hammers have not won their opening two Barclays Premier League fixtures since 1997 - when they followed up a win at Barnsley with a home victory against Tottenham.


MATCH FACTS

Head-to-head

• Tottenham are undefeated in their last three matches at Upton Park, since a 2-1 defeat to West Ham on the last day of the 2005/06 season.

• Tottenham have not conceded a goal in their last three Premier League encounters against West Ham.

• Honours are almost even in the Premier League matches at Upton Park between the two sides - with West Ham winning six times, Tottenham five times and three draws.

West Ham

• West Ham have only won the first two matches of a Premier League season once (1997/98).

• They have won 13 and lost 13 of their 35 PL games under Gianfranco Zola.

• If selected, James Collins will be playing on his 26th birthday and would be making his 150th club career appearance.

Tottenham

• Tottenham claimed the double over West Ham last season for the first time since 1994-95.

• Spurs have never won their first three matches of a Premier League season. Their previous best is two wins and draw which they achieved in 2002 and 2005.

• Harry Redknapp celebrates 300 days in charge of Tottenham on Sunday.


LEADING GOALSCORERS

West Ham

Noble: 1 goal (1 league); Upson: 1 goal (1 league)


Tottenham

Defoe: 3 goals (3 league); Keane, Bassong, Palacios, Assou-Ekotto: 1 goal (1 league)


MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mark Clattenburg

Assistant referees: Mike Mullarkey & Martin Yerby

Fourth official: Lee Probert

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Tottenham maintained their 100% start to the Barclays Premier League season after West Ham gifted them Jermain Defoe's equaliser and Aaron Lennon's winner at Upton Park in a 2-1 win.

The Hammers were leading through Carlton Cole's spectacular volley but the England striker's backpass then set up Defoe to level against his former club.

Another mistake led to Lennon's winner, with Jonathan Spector slipping at the vital moment and the winger taking full advantage to rifle into the bottom corner.

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