Monday, 23 September 2019

The View From the Bobby Moore Stand


It never ceases to amaze me how frequently you are discussing a game with a fellow fan who has a totally (often opposing) take on proceedings! After last season's win over Man United I got chatting with another Hammer flying home through Stansted who reckoned Felipe Anderson was still unconvincing and not tracking back for defensive duties!!!

These variances also happen within your own mind - on Monday, watching on TV I thought Haller looked off the pace, clumsy and disconnected from the team's flow. On Sunday, in the flesh, he was the fulcrum of our efforts, holding the ball up over a dozen times when any of our other recent strikers would have lost possession (yes, Arnie as well as Chicharito!). Moreiver, his link play was calm and assured - it's a pity we didn't flash a few crosses in as he looked well able for Harry Maguire.

Reading a report tonight, one pundit reckoned Maguire had bossed Haller while from my vantage point Sebastien demonstrated why England need to be careful before over-relying on the not so nimble defender who will struggle against top strikers.

From the upper zones of the Bobby Moore stand we got to see how much Yarmolenko and Anderson moved to unnerve the Man Utd defence, switching wings 4 times in the first 20 minutes! We also got to see how dominant Issa Diop was and that the pace of the man is astounding! Add to that how well Anderson holds the ball when we want to clear out from defence and we are starting to feel excited about our chances of pushing on from our current lofty position in the Premiership!

Add to all of that the sense of certainty that Cressy would bury his (second) free kick. Having seen the first slide just over the bar, it was clear that he was going to get it spot on as he stepped up in the 84th minute......yesssssss!

COYI!!!

22 comments:

  1. Arsenal eye hugill

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  2. Hugill on his way to top 6 prem club

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  3. 3 prem clubs interested in hugill

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  4. 5 prem clubs ready to steal hugill on the cheap

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  5. Prem clubs w ham with view to snapping up coventry

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  6. W ham have a better team loaned out than what's at the club on show at the moment

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  7. Several prem teams ready to take holland from w ham shortly

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  8. 3 prem teams eye holland tonight with a view of snapping him up

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  9. The form Is diabolical the truth is our wins come agaist the 2 bottom sides in the league and a very poor man u side no fight no charactor no pattern of play no response from the captain so poor it's unbelievable

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  10. Idiots to get rid of david moyes hardest thing to do in football get us out of bottom 3 he did it with no money top manager

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    1. agree with the above moyes stayed totally loyal to us we didn't to him give him the managers job and watch us prosper top top manager he deserves it

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    2. Was building a good side shame on you w ham got you out of bottom 3 when you were poor give him the job he will do you proud

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    3. Yes yes yes bring moyes back you owe it to him best manager we've had for years we were picking up points and playing good football when you did the dirty on him

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    4. He gave his all for the club nows the time to repay him he was good for us an achievement got us out bottom 3 got no doubts he'd take us top 6 built a solid back room team to

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    5. Never forget he turned arne into a centre forward and arther into a wingback

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    6. Agree with the above w ham fan of 40 years MOYES the right man

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    7. Get moyes back

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    8. Do something right for once w ham Go get moyes the answer staring you in the face

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  11. MOYES YES PLEASE best we've had and knows the prem league

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  12. The players lost faith in goalkeeper I'VE LOST FAITH IN THE PLAYERS

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