View From The Opposition

Brighton (Home)

20th October 2017

This week we spoke to Stuart Matthews of the Proud Seagull who gave his view on the upcoming game.

What have you made of Brighton's start to the season?

Not too shabby, at least we're not bottom! I think the plan is just to stay up. Even 17th would be okay.

How do you expect to set up versus West Ham?

No doubt the squad will be the same as the last game; 442. No history so who can say game-wise?

Which player do you expect to be dangerous for both sides?

Our defence, Duffy 'n Dunk!

What do the fans think of Chris Houghton?

Absolute legend. Having met him, he's brilliant!

West Ham; love 'em or hate 'em?

I only support one team, Brighton. ;)

Where do you expect the two teams to finish at the end of the season?

Both mid-table I hope!

First goal scorer of this weekend's match?

Knockhaert.

And finally, scoreline for this weekend's match?

1-1

Thanks to Stuart and good luck for the season.

West Brom (Away)

This week we spoke to Piero Zizzi of the Proud Baggies who gave his view on the upcoming game.

What have you made of West Brom's start to the season?

Good start to the season but disappointing performance & result last weekend against Brighton. A Positive transfer window though, some great signings and keeping Jonny Evans was vital.

How do you expect to set up versus West Ham?

Our usual 4-2-3-1 (or 4-5-1; however you look at it) with 2 holding midfielders. Expect a few square pegs in round holes as per. Selection dilemma for Pulis with new signings, a couple of knocks and needing to bounce back from last weekend's result. We're typically organised and hard to break down (usually!)

Which player do you expect to be dangerous for both sides?

West Ham have several dangerous players; we'll be aware of Carroll's aerial threat so expect a battle with our centre halves, along with Antonio's pace/power and Hernandez's predatory instincts. For the Albion, we're usually a big threat at Set-pieces. Our fans will be looking forward to seeing the likes of new signings Gibbs, Krychowiak & Burke. Chadli proved last season against the Hammers he can be a match winner when on form & if selected.

What do the fans think of Tony Pulis?

50/50; half are #PulisOut. We punch above our weight but some think he's too negative & defence minded, lacking ambition & creativity.

West Ham; love 'em or hate 'em?

We have no particular reason to hate 'em. We hate Villa & Wolves more!

Where do you expect the two teams to finish at the end of the season?

Mid-table. We'd be happy with another top 10 finish

First goal scorer of this weekend's match?

Jay Rodriguez

And finally, scoreline for this weekend's match?

It's usually a bore draw, but I'll be optimistic and say 2-1 to the Baggies! Safe journey to all those Hammers & Pride of Irons travelling up! ⚒

Thanks to Piero and good luck for the season...just not against us. ;)