Monday, 23 November 2009
After The Tottenham Debacle Well Done Wigan! West Ham Should Follow The Example!
Well done to Melchiot and the Wigan boys for announcing that they are going to refund fans after that shameful performance on Sunday. True, that doesn't really make up for one of the most inept showings on a football pitch that I have ever seen, but it is a gesture that shows how embarrassed the players feel.
I don't wish to belittle the performance of the Tottenham boys in any way - Lennon, Krancjar, Huddlestone and, of course The Foe, all looked awesome on the day - but, in truth, Wigan were the incompetent architects of their own annihilation. How many times did they lose the ball in their own half? I only saw the highlights on MOTD but time and again I saw Wigan players playing what looked like deliberate passes to their opponents and even trying to dribble past Tottenham players in their own half. The marking, closing down and tackling were so woeful that I began to think that Breen might have been a Premiership quality defender after all!
All that said, you can only hammer what's put in front of you and Tottenham certainly delivered. Lennon apparently can't cross - well he could yesterday! Huddlestone can't boss the midfield apparently - well he could yesterday! And as for Defoe, well two of his finishes were sublime, the dragged shot when the ball was slightly behind him as he met it and the fantastic volley to complete his hat trick. His movement and finishing looked international class to me!
But enough with praising Wigan's post match attitude and Tottenham's in game performance. I just hope that West Ham follow Wigan's example and repay our wonderful travelling fans. By my reckoning, the fans who travelled to Sunderland deserve a 50% refund because the team failed to come out of the dressing room for the second half, whilst 30% of the ticket price should be refunded after Saturday, because after 11 minutes, the team went missing for the rest of the first half!
Come on Zola, tell the team to pull their fingers out or pay up - the fans who pay to support the team deserve better!
Posted by Hammersfan at 16:10