Saturday, 21 November 2009
Half Time Hull 3 West Ham 2 - Disgraceful
There is no stomach in this team. We saw it at Sunderland and we are seeing it again today. Two goals up against Hull inside 11 mins, the game should be in the bag. What did we have to do from there? Pin a man on Bullard and stop his supply and aoid giving away free kicks around the edge of the box. So what do we do? Drop deep, leave Bullard untagged and give away two free kicks on the edge of the box and a dubious penalty inside it.
I despair. The first free kick conceded by Da Costa was absolutely unnecessary. All he needed to do was stand his ground, instead he tried to come through the back of the opposition player - that is going to be a free kick every time. The Stanislas shirt tug was criminal because the boy fell asleep and then panicked. The penalty was dubious I believe because the Hull player backed into Faubert but why were we defending inide our box in the first place.
Bullard is looking like Hoddle in his prime and whilst the lad is good, he isn't that brilliant. We now have to chase the game so he is going to have even more space. I would have money on him now to score a screamer in the second half.
We are spineless, pure and simple. Can we pull this one out of the fire? Hull are like a river in a flood, they have broken their banks and I don't think we will be able to hold them back personally. The sale of Collins, the failure to buy a right back and the absence of cover for eft back are telling. But are we surprised by that? Leave yourself without a defence and you are going to struggle. And to think, there are rumours that Upson will be allowed to go in January. God help us!
Any hope? Franco looks good but that's about it. We need to win the second half 2-0. I can't see us keeping Hull out so that means we need to score twice just to draw. Here's hoping!
Posted by Hammersfan at 15:53