Sunday 16 October 2022

The Trouble with Tribbles

It's finished 1-1 at St Marys as a dominant West ham couldn't find that crucial second goal to take all three points.

Southampton have reached crisis point with double-barrelled names fielding Caleta-Car, Maitland-Niles, Walker-Peters and much so that they had to substitute Armstrong for an Armstrong as there aren't any surnames left!

For West ham, the lack of potency at corners was our undoing. Who would have thought that 12 months ago we could get 14 corners and not even trouble the opposition! How we missed Dawson and Zouma in that regard.

Benrahma continued his good form with a crafty assist for Captain Krispies to bang in his first in a year.  Otherwise, we huffed and puffed, dominating possession (61%) but simply didn't quite click. 

But the talking point was the Southampton goal. Walker-Peters feet were clearly in an illegal position as he took the throw in, while the ref got in Bowen's way as he tried to break up the attack. Then a wicked deflection spun into the Hammers net to complete a triad of misfortune. VAR looked but didn't intervene. Damn!

As a final aside, Hassenhutl made a quadruple substitution just before the end making for probably the highest number of surnames ever fielded by one team in a Premiership match as the Southampton team list grew like tribbles.

Sadly we didn't have Captain Kirk to solve the tribble conundrum but we did have Declan Rice to at least grab a point.

An away point. We move on. Scouseland on Wednesday - they'll be low on confidence after a probable Haaland-De Bruyne mauling. Now there's a thought for the ultimate double-barrelled wannabe surname!


1 comment:

  1. If your going to keep moyes at w ham dont give him skillfull flair players he ruins them it was hes downfall at man u man u fan


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