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West Ham United vs. Wigan Athletic

Upton Park

25/08/2007

3pm

Hammer time

Latics travel to London to face West Ham on the back of two home wins that carried the Blues to the summit of the Premiership, albeit for just 22 hours

West Ham somehow are still a Premiership club and ideally the Latics would be travelling to Bramall Lane to face Sheffield United for this fixture, maybe justice will still be done

The happy Hammers haven`t had the best start to the season losing at home to Sven`s City miss matches and by all accounts were lucky to concede just two goals

Last Saturday they faired a little better after Belamy`s blatant dive coned the referee to awarding a penalty that their only decent player, Mark Noble, put away to give them a 1-0 victory at newly promoted Birmingham City

The cocky Cockney`s believe that they have this one in the bag, well they are in for a shock if they think we are the same team from last year

Vital Quotes:

Alan Curbishley

'It's a big game for both of us because if we get a result we can push ourselves up and if we don't we're looking behind us again.'

Chris Hutchings

'They will be the test for us. They will be a test of character and of how we perform.

'It will be very difficult for us but hopefully we can come back with something from those games.

'I'm delighted with the start we've had, but we've just got two wins on the board and we have to build on that.'

West Ham United Team News:

Scott Parker and Freddie Ljungberg both doubtful

Dean Ashton expected to be on bench

Lucas Neill to make his first start of the season

Bellamy and Zamora to play up front

Player to watch: Craig Bellamy

Speedy striker who can be contraversial at times

Wigan Athletic Team News:

Hutch expecting to keep same side that started against Sunderland

Emerson Boyce back on bench following hip injury

Paul Scharner set to make his 50th appearance for the Latics

Player to watch: Jason Koumas

Cultured, sublime, superb, will mesmerise the Hammers defence

Match Facts & Stats

Last season

West Ham 0-2 Latics

Ref Watch:

Andre Marriner (West Mids)

Previous game this season

Middlesbrough 1-2 Blackburn Rovers

7 yellow cards (3 home, 4 away)

Match Prediction:

Heart says 3-0 cruise for the Latics

Head says 2-1 Latics win

Next Fixtures:

Latics v Hull City Tuesday 28/08/2007
Carling Cup 2nd round 7-45 kick off

Newcastle v Latics Saturday 1/09/2007 Barclays Premier League 3pm kick off


The Journalist

Writer: Barry Worthington Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday August 24 2007

Time: 9:57PM

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Could be back on top of the Prem after this one!
worbo
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24/08/2007 22:02:00

Maybe a little bit of bias when writing this? Seriously mate, no malice in my previous comments, I wish you the best of luck tomorrow and I'm sure you'll want to prove me wrong in what I predict!
Oh East London...
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24/08/2007 22:55:00

And from me too!
HenryW15
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24/08/2007 22:59:00

It's ok O.E.L just a bit of harmless banter, the only game I predicted we'd lose last year we won! That was the Sheff Utd game. Just trying to stir a bit of interest up and get some comments and discussion going
worbo
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24/08/2007 23:01:00

 

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