Friday, 23 September 2011

My Preview of #WestHam v Posh

Posh Skipper Grant McCann in his West Ham Days
West Ham and Peterborough have only met twice and West Ham have won both matches.
 They competed in the old money Second Division together 19 years.
After winning 3-1 at London Road in September 1992, The irons edged a 2-1 victory at the Boleyn ground in February 1993.

More recently they met in a pre-season friendly in July 2010 where West Ham triumphed 2-1. Carlton Cole and Anthony Edgar scored our goals. It was Edgar first career goal and his last for West Ham. He was released by West Ham in June this year and now plays for League One Yeovil Town.

West Ham are unbeaten in six Championship games, and have 14 points  making it our best start to a league season in eight years.
We have picked up six more points on our travels than at home; ten on the road, four at home. Only Middlesbrough exceed that, with seven more on their travels.
We can also boast the biggest average gate in the Championship.

Peterborough are without a victory in six away league games having alternated between draw and defeat since a 2-0 win at Dagenham on 5 April.
Their manager and son of Alex Ferguson, Darren doing his best to survive on the lowest average attendances in the Championship.

Peterborough skipper Grant McCann recently admitted it was a silly decision to leave West Ham.

The former West Ham midfielder played just 72 minutes in four substitute appearances for the Irons before deciding his career lay elsewhere at the end of the 2001-02 campaign when he asked to leave.
The bookies fancy a West Ham win at 8/13 odds on favourite on Saturday and the home fans will expect it! You can get as much as 5/1 for a Peterborough win and 3/1 for a draw.
Big Sam continues to play 4-5-1 although he still insists it is 4-4-3. Nice try Sam but no banana!
He has hinted he may concede and play 4-4-2 and maybe this is the game to do early on.
With a potential 4-4-2 in mind and assuming Tomkins is not fit here is my starting team

                                       O'Brien    Reid       Faye      McCartney

                                       Bentley    Nolan    Lansbury  Taylor     

                                                          Cole Baldock
My prediction is a 3-0 Tidy Home Win  Come On You Iron


1 comment:

  1. Hmmm I have basically the same lineup in mind but Noble to replace Lansbury as holding midfielder. Sort of a diamond midfield formation.