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Differences between season 1985-86 and 2019-20

Post by Ibbyham » Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:41 pm

What the difference between our best ever finished of 3rd place in 1985-86 to 2019-20? How we finished 3rd in 1985-86? REASON:

LUCK is the ward.

West Ham only used 16 players during 1985-86 season with 2 of them played ONCE, the other one played TWICE and no less than 9 players played 38 games or more out of 42 games format.

If West Ham need to challenge for top 6 or top 4 in Premier League, then the LUCK is avoiding injuries......Now we have Antonio, Reid (on his way back but won't be the same player) and Fabianski. It is very hard to keep injuries at a minimum but always increases during November/December times.

Hopefully if no more than 3 injuries until end of season (5% chance of that), then West Ham have a realistic chance of finishing top 6 and above Man Utd and Tottenham that would be an icing on my cake.

Numbers of players used this season for Premier League game only (including subs):

1. Fabianski:
2. Roberto
3. Frederick
4. Zabaleta
5. Diop
6. Bulbuena
7. Ogbonna
8. Masuaku
9. Cresswell
10. Rice
11. Noble
12. Wilshere
13. Sanchez
14. Anderson
15. Antonio
16. Snodgrass
17. Yarmolenko
18. Lanzini
19. Fornals
20. Haller
21. Ajeti.

THAT, in total, 21 players been used this season.

Leicester City’s Premiership winning team of 2015-16 wasn’t necessarily the best collection of individuals in the land – but they were, for the most part – the most settled and consistent unit. 10 of the team made 30 starts or more, while nine featured in 35 of the 38 league games that season.
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Re: Differences between season 1985-86 and 2019-20

Post by tassiehammer » Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:29 am

Main difference for me Ibbs is that 85/86 I was there. 19/20 I'm not. :D
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Re: Differences between season 1985-86 and 2019-20

Post by Whiskyman » Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:45 am

I wasn't as heavy as I am now. And like Tassie I was there. Ever present in fact. I'm retired now.
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Post by grandad » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:05 am

And me and the Ipswich game under the lights was fucking amazing

The fixture pile up cost us that year we would of pissed the league if not

Losing to the plastics was heart-breaking

Good days when we the fans were as one not shattered and splintered like we are now ( thank to the 3 cunts for that )
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Post by palerider » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:19 am

In 85/86 I used to travel over from Argentina for every game, including a few away ones on my Paraguayan passport that had me down as a sheep farmer although in reality I was ObersturmFuhrer Helmut Steiner of the Waffen SS.

Now my name is Alan and I'm a retired chap from Somerset although I still love a bit of currywurst from time to time.
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Re: Differences between season 1985-86 and 2019-20

Post by Newmarket » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:56 am

grandad wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:05 am
And me and the Ipswich game under the lights was fucking amazing

The fixture pile up cost us that year we would of pissed the league if not

Losing to the plastics was heart-breaking

Good days when we the fans were as one not shattered and splintered like we are now ( thank to the 3 cunts for that )
Long old journey back from Goodson that last game Paul , 4 games in a week at one stage , I think we were as knackered as the players .

Wouldn’t happen nowadays .

PL , money , The 3 Cunts .

It’s dying mate.
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Re: Differences between season 1985-86 and 2019-20

Post by grandad » Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:12 am

Newmarket wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:56 am
grandad wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:05 am
And me and the Ipswich game under the lights was fucking amazing

The fixture pile up cost us that year we would of pissed the league if not

Losing to the plastics was heart-breaking

Good days when we the fans were as one not shattered and splintered like we are now ( thank to the 3 cunts for that )
Long old journey back from Goodson that last game Paul , 4 games in a week at one stage , I think we were as knackered as the players .

Wouldn’t happen nowadays .

PL , money , The 3 Cunts .

It’s dying mate.
Everton fans took proper liberty's that night Tim scarfers and kids getting slaps cutting people but once the chaps re grouped by Stanley park and went on mass the gutless cunts were nowhere to be seen.

I went on a coach from canning town popular coach's arranged by slug and Jed seem to remember was snooker world final that night Davis and white ? We all backed jimmy so a bad day / night for us.


Always remember bill g at Stanley park

All tight lads. no shitters ok stand your ground we are west ham. you all ready ok let's go ( west ham as one ...happy days )
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Re: Differences between season 1985-86 and 2019-20

Post by Whiskyman » Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:10 am

grandad wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:05 am
And me and the Ipswich game under the lights was fucking amazing

The fixture pile up cost us that year we would of pissed the league if not

Losing to the plastics was heart-breaking

Good days when we the fans were as one not shattered and splintered like we are now ( thank to the 3 cunts for that )
That Ipswich game was our third in 6 days if I remember correctly. And the Chelsea game was even more annoying because we had absolutely slaughtered them 4-0 at Stamford Bridge. And Alan Dickens had given us the lead.

Tbh I don't think the fixture pile up cost us too much. We won those 3 games in 6, plus we won the game immediately before them 8-1 against Newecastle and the one after, at West Brom, 3-2. The Everton game, which we lost, was irrelevant by then as Liverpool had won the title at Stamford Bridge the day we played WBA.

Imo what cost us was a crap bunch of away results starting around Christmas. If I remember right we lost at Spurs, Arsenal and Liverpool in quick succession. And if my memory isn't playing tricks we had a pretty shit start to the season. We even managed to lost at home to Luton who seem to be something of a bogey team for us. Great season though. Best ever in my years of supporting the Hammers. Nothing comes close imo.
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Re: Differences between season 1985-86 and 2019-20

Post by tassiehammer » Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:45 am

Whiskyman wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:10 am
grandad wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:05 am
And me and the Ipswich game under the lights was fucking amazing

The fixture pile up cost us that year we would of pissed the league if not

Losing to the plastics was heart-breaking

Good days when we the fans were as one not shattered and splintered like we are now ( thank to the 3 cunts for that )
That Ipswich game was our third in 6 days if I remember correctly. And the Chelsea game was even more annoying because we had absolutely slaughtered them 4-0 at Stamford Bridge. And Alan Dickens had given us the lead.

Tbh I don't think the fixture pile up cost us too much. We won those 3 games in 6, plus we won the game immediately before them 8-1 against Newecastle and the one after, at West Brom, 3-2. The Everton game, which we lost, was irrelevant by then as Liverpool had won the title at Stamford Bridge the day we played WBA.

Imo what cost us was a crap bunch of away results starting around Christmas. If I remember right we lost at Spurs, Arsenal and Liverpool in quick succession. And if my memory isn't playing tricks we had a pretty shit start to the season. We even managed to lost at home to Luton who seem to be something of a bogey team for us. Great season though. Best ever in my years of supporting the Hammers. Nothing comes close imo.
I'm guessing you would have been singing 'Bubbles' with great gusto, but did you have pie'n' mash? ;)
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Re: Differences between season 1985-86 and 2019-20

Post by tassiehammer » Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:47 am

grandad wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:12 am
Newmarket wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:56 am

Long old journey back from Goodson that last game Paul , 4 games in a week at one stage , I think we were as knackered as the players .

Wouldn’t happen nowadays .

PL , money , The 3 Cunts .

It’s dying mate.
Everton fans took proper liberty's that night Tim scarfers and kids getting slaps cutting people but once the chaps re grouped by Stanley park and went on mass the gutless cunts were nowhere to be seen.

I went on a coach from canning town popular coach's arranged by slug and Jed seem to remember was snooker world final that night Davis and white ? We all backed jimmy so a bad day / night for us.


Always remember bill g at Stanley park

All tight lads. no shitters ok stand your ground we are west ham. you all ready ok let's go ( west ham as one ...happy days )
And theres me thinking Slug couldn't organise a piss up in a brewery. :)
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