Tuesday, 3 August 2010
Reserves Held To Draw By Southend - Thanks To Spector!
No Green, no Upson, no Tomkins, no Behrami, no Ilunga, no Parker, no Noble, no Derr Hammer, no Faubert, no Cole, no Dyer so the side that drew with Southend tonight were very much the reserves.
True Piquionne and Barerra started, but they are behind the rest in preparation and anyway the ex Pompey man is an understudy for Cole. Stech, Edgar and Spector started and hopefully that won't happen too often next season! The substitutes used confirm that this was a run out for the understudies and the understudies' understudies, with Spence, Fry, Nouble, Montano, Sears and Lee coming on from the bench. We were 1-0 up regardless until Da Costa was withdrawn after 62 minutes.
Needless to say, Spector had a hand in Southend's goal, committing the foul on the edge of the box that resulted in the free kick from which the Shrimpers scored. Nothing changes, except Grant won't be foolish enough to use him as often as Zola did presumably!
I still think the first team has played 5 and won 5 personally. If we ever field this team in the Prem then God help us!
One question, where was Big Benni? Well, the fish and chips are very good in Southend I hear!
Posted by Hammersfan at 23:16