Saturday, 25 September 2010
Match of the Day Televised Another Game!
What happened to the first 20 minutes when Tottenham couldn't get hold of the ball? Ended up on the floor of the editing room clearly. What happened to Cole's shot and Upson's header and Da Costa's header? Like the Mission Impossible tape, they self destructed! What happened to the "Oles" as we passed the ball around Spurs players as if they were bollards? Not worthy of showing clearly.
I don't hold with this crap about the media having it in for West Ham but the "highlights" of today's game were absurdly unrepresentative. Thank God I saw it with my own eyes, otherwise I would be going to bed thinking we were lucky to win!
It was all about who Tottenham were missing at the back according to Lineker and Shearer as if King and Woodgate turn out every game for Spurs normally! Hutton, Bassong, Corluka and Bale are all internationals of course and if Cudicini had elected to, he would have played for England. In front of them were Huddlestone, Jenas, Modric, Lennon and Van Der Vaart, all of whom have represented their countries, as have Crouch and the subs, Keane, Dos Santos and Pavlova. The whole point about Tottenham is that they have tremendous strength in depth so to highlight who wasn't playing is missing the point completely.
I didn't hear any mention of Hitzlespurger, the captain of the German national team in August, being missing from our ranks, nor any reference to Behrami being ruled out, nor talk of how Collison and Hines are on our long term injury list, nor how our reserve keeper is out for the season, nor how McCarthy is too fat to play, nor how we were disrupted by the injury to Dyer! In fact, if Shearer has the audacity to mention Woodgate, then we can still claim Ashton!
We beat Tottenham fair and square today, dominating possession. Yes Green made a great save but so did Cudicini! Obinna was superb second half but I barely saw him in the MOTD edit. Apart from his shot, I don't think I heard Noble's name mentioned and Da Costa only featured when his header was deflected wide. NOTHING about his defensive qualities! And did you hear Parker's name mentioned apart from how he nearly joined Tottenham? MOTD viewers will be left wondering if he played after the first minute!
Absurd! Much more of this and I will have to admit that Fareham Hammer was right!
Posted by Hammersfan at 23:40