Friday, 23 July 2010
Der Hammer Hammers Home West Ham Advantage!
Greece is the word. Well I can't spell Panathinaikos! Half time in our third friendly of the season and we are a goal ahead, courtesy of a free kick drilled home by our free transfer German. This is the first real test of Avram's new look team and, so far, they are passing with flying colours! Let's hope they can keep it up! Are you watching Zola?
Interesting team. Back four of Tomkins, Da Costa, Gabbidon and Ilunga, so no sign yet of Green or Upson. Parker is back in midfield with Der Hammer and Noble. Then Faubert and Boa are working the flanks and Cole is up front on his own. Stech is in goal. There will be changes and we may end up losing as a result, but 1-0 up against the Greek champions after 45 minutes is distinctly promising! The decision to start Cole also suggests that Avram wants to keep him!
Second half and more interesting selection decisions. Diamanti is playing wide on left and Dyer is now playing right back! Now, a right side pairing of Dyer and Faubert would scare a few full backs! Boa is now in centre midfield with Tomkins back in a centre back role.
Now Avram's taking the piss! Sears is on for Faubert, Stanislas for Boa, Daprela for Ilunga and McCarthy for Cole. If we lose from here it will be no surprise but as far as I'm concerned, this is now a kick about! 1-0 away from home against a team playing in the Champions League who have just beaten Wolfsburg 3-1! Tell me, anybody think we would have done that under Zola? (Apart from Stani of course!)
Posted by Hammersfan at 18:25