Saturday, 27 March 2010
Upson Admits Zola Is A Clown!
Upson has been caught on camera admitting that we are all at see tactically. Unaware that he was being filmed when in discussion with a fan after the Wolves game, Upson says,
“If you asked us our style of play tonight, you wouldn't really know, would you? Because we've lost our way a little bit. We've lost our way tactically. It's not a case of kicking people up the arse, it's a case of people knowing their job and us as a team knowing what we're doing. It doesn't matter how many miles you run or how committed you are - if you're not doing it together as a team you're not going to win the game."
That would tally with Upson and Behrami having an exchange on the half way line in the first half on Tuesday. Behrami was yards behind the play as they exchanged words and the "chat" ended with Upson patting Behrami on the back. I wondered what was going on at the time but now, it seems, the two may have been "discussing" the relative merits of shape, favoured by Upson, and crude effort, epitomised by Behrami.
It is further evidence that the club is falling apart. The fans have been knocking Upson but he sees it all from the back and must realise how pathetic we are as an offensive unit. When he looks up, who is there to pass to? Who is moving? Who is looking for the ball? Well, until Franco came on, the answer to that question on Tuesday was nobody!
Two things summed us up on Tuesday - both in the first half. We were awarded a free kick ten yards into Wolves territory. Tomkins took it, and passed the ball 10 yards SIDEWAYS to Daprela, who was instantly closed by a Wolves player. he passed the ball to Diamanti, who was close marked and the Italian put the ball into touch. Here was an opportunity to put the ball into the box, and we gave Wolves a throw in! The second came with yet another failed short corner. We were behind, we needed the ball in and around the Wolves goal, we had a corner...and Diamanti played it back 10 yards to Faubert, who was immediately closed, hurried into a cross, and he simply passed the ball to a Wolves defender and the opposition were breaking on us. Stupid. Plain stupid!
Upson was right in his assessment but aren't his comments to a fan as "unhelpful" as Sullivan's to the fans in general?
Posted by Hammersfan at 10:20