Monday, 26 September 2011

My Preview of the Irons v the Tractor Boys

Tuesday night we play the Tractor boys at teh Boleyn in which I am sure we a fantastic atomsphere.
West Ham have concerns over Joey O'Brien, Guy Demel (both hamstring), Tomkins (groin) and Matt Taylor (calf). Gary O'Neil is still recovering from an ankle injury and striker Frederic Piquionne is still suspended.

West Ham have beat Ipswich 27 times, lost 19 times from 66 competitive meetings with the  Tractor Boys.

Ipswich have not met since West Ham since we won 4-2 on aggregate in that amazing semi-finals of the Championship play-offs in May 2005. It took us to an unbeaten run over Ipswich to five games.

We have lost  two of  our last 14 home league meetings with the Tractor Boys, and just need to score twice to total 100 competitive goals against Ipswich.

In fourth place we are unbeaten in seven league games and have made our best start to a league season in 28 years.

We are the second highest scorers in the Championship, with 16 goals. Southampton have netted 20.

Mark Noble, who got the winner from the spot  and received Man of the Match against Peterborough on Saturday, is in line to make his 150th league appearance for us while Kevin Nolan could start his 350th regular league game. Lets hope he makes it a game to remember!

Ipswich have the worst defensive record in the Championship but have kept back-to-back clean sheets and are targeting three in a row for the first time in the league since March 2005.

My Team assuming injuries mentioned above:


       Diop    Reid   Faye    McCartney

         Bentley Nolan Noble Lansbury      

                     Carew Baldock
My prediction is a 3-1  Home Win 4 days  Come On You Irons!
For those of you not going the radio commentary is on BBC London Radio
However for £59 you can get a Pie and Pint the company of Ian Abrahams (The Moose) and Phil Parkes in the Legends lounge Tuesday night. Sounds a good deal if I didn't already have a ticket!
George, John and I are recording the sixth episode of Moore Than Just A Podcast at 8pm on Monday night so if you have any questions, topics or shout outs just tweet me at @WestHamfootball

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