|That's a whole lot of chickens!
Yes indeed, the plot was all too familiar for Hammer’s fans down the years….
Saturday afternoon at the Boleyn and one side has loads of possession, lots of intricate passing around midfield, pretty interchanges abound but all to no avail as they run out losers to two sickeningly efficient strikes by a focused physically robust side with a determined attitude and definite game plan.
Except this time we were the Machiavellian victors rather than the pretty losers. Poor Wigan, lots of ‘nice’ football but all to no avail and home they headed with nought and facing relegation in the face. Hammers fans would NEVER be so cruel as to snigger at bigmouth Dave Whelan’s misfortune, NEVER.
Matt Jarvis opened matters with a ‘silly’ goal against the run of play where a cross just kept going until it ended up in the Wigan net. Wigan tried really hard (61% possession for an away side irs pretty remarkable) but ultimately as they forced things, Hammer’s Captain Kevin Nolan achieved his 100th Premiership career goal with a stunning overhead kick. Game over.
Oh, and great to see ‘magnificent’ Mark Noble back in the side. While it has been useful to note that we can cope without you, we are better for your presence.