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Hammers line-up for Shrewsbury

Joe-Hart-644781Joe Hart becomes honorary skipper for the afternoon on the return to his hometown club Shrewsbury Town today.

Hart played 58 times for the  side as a teenager between 2004 and 2006.

According to the official website Winston Reid and  centre-half Angelo Ogbonna will be joined by Declan Rice in defence, with Reece Burke filling the right wing-back role.

Burke’s fellow Bolton loanee Josh Cullen will start alongside Wembley goal hero Pedro Obiang and Cheikhou Kouyate.

Andre starts up front alongside Chicharito.

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Here’s the line-up as announced by www.whufc.com Hart ©, Burke, Rice, Reid, Ogbonna, Masuaku, Cullen, Obiang, Kouyate, Ayew, Chicharito
Subs: Adrian, Neufville, Makasi, Quina, Haksabanovic, Samuelsen, Martinez

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5 comments on “Hammers line-up for Shrewsbury

  1. Just watched first half – terrible performance. Can’t keep possession – should be 1 down. These two youngsters on loan at Bolton should be sent back to Bolton for the rest of the season as they are not ready for West Ham squad. Kouyate has been terrible as has Ayew.

  2. What a load of ****e. I thought Cullen did well and rice is fast becoming untouchable. Don’t know why we didn’t get haksabanovic on the field.
    Can anyone tell me what the point of ayew is. Absolute waste of space everyone I see him play.

  3. Have to agree Mid Hammer, Ayew was poor, Hernandez looks lost although he didn’t have a chance Martinez ran more in the first 2 minutes of his performance than Ayew and Hernandez the rest of the game. Kouyate was hopeless again looks like he has zero energy, I think Reid might have damaged his medial ligament judging by the way he went down, Burke playing out of position at right back and Rice playing out of position at left back both played well, Cullen when moved inside looked decent also, I think probably we should let Cullen and Burke head back on loan they have improved they are not going to be first choice starters for us in the PL so give them the cup replay and then let them head back to Bolton next season they will be even better.

  4. I honestly think we have to start getting some form of wide players on the pitch. Getting a bit sick of this flood the middle defensive crap. I can except it against spurs or Chelsea when we are desperate for points but today our so called internationals were completely shown up by players 2 divisions below them. That’s why I wanted haksabanovic to come on to see what he can do. Kouyate was hopeless all game. Arnie is looking like the only decent forward we have. We have a run of games coming up that are winnable and could potentially make us safe. Let’s go for it. Play 4 at the back get some wide men on the pitch and at least have a go at winning a game playing some half decent football. Today was so crap except for Cullen and rice. Burke as well but hard to judge with him being played out of position.

  5. Think you should watch the whole game before condemning our youngsters. Cullen was much better when brought inside second half . I thought Burke looked reasonably solid throughout and didn’t do much wrong, especially being played out of position. Worse three players were Kouyate,(whatever’s happened to him?), Ayew,( headless chicken comes to mind) and Hernandes,(slow in thought, slow in movement and slow in running).

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