Sunday, 13 February 2011

Three Days Off - Well They've Earned It!

Well done Avram for acknowledging that our heroic boys have earned a fully deserved three days off after that epic game against West Brom. Dear God, they played for a whole 45 minutes and watched West Brom players drift past them for the other 45! The poor sods must be physically exhausted and emotionally shot to pieces!

There are echoes here of the break the players were given by Zola after the Stoke game. The Italian buggered off back to Sardinia to recharge his batteries and the players were excused from duties until the middle of the week. I suppose it worked then - in the sense that we survived thanks to the incompetence of Burnley and Hull - so maybe the powers that be have decided to give it another go.

I would have thought some training sessions dedicated to defending set pieces and tracking midfield runners might have been in order. But what do I know?

 I wish I could perform well for half my working day and earn the next three days off as a reward. I'm in the wrong bloody job! When West Ham eventually get around to sacking Avram, I'm making a case for him to be employed as my Managing Director!


Anonymous said...

Hey hf, you're blog is getting more and more anti whufc by the day!
That said, I think our problems in many recent (last 2 months or so) may be due to lack of fitness. How many times have we been in control of a match in the first 60 mins to then throw away a good draw or a win? Our players aren't lean mean fighting machines, and we're suffering for it. Case in point, the spuds when harry took over, same players but much fitter, better team (I mean the first 6-12 months of his time there). We need to stop throwing away games due to poor 2nd half performances....

Anonymous said...

Word association

Please list 10 words that you associate with your beloved team...

Only ask because, you're not up for the move, not up for Ba, not up for Keane and not up for Bridge either.

Stani Army said...

The propaganda machine gets going. After what Cole said, we can't have our fans think our manager's inept!

Look how they try to fool their own fans. Astonishing.

Hammersfan said...

Interesting challenge. Here we go:

1. Underachieving
2. Greenwood.
3. Moore.
4. Lyall.
5. Upton Park (Sorry two words I know)
6. Values (Not value!)
7. Proletariat.
8. Passing.
9. Honest.
10. England.

Now, what would your ten be?

Anonymous said...



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Anonymous said...

HF - In contrast to the other lists above, your ten words struggle to demonstrate much pride or enjoyment of the club you profess to support?

Words like pride, passion, pleasure and excitment would surely be on most WH fans lists!

Very odd.

Hammersfan said...

I am sure they would, but unlike most West Ham fans, I can spell excitement! ; }

Anonymous said...

17:42 - It was word association and not name association, which means you failed abysmally.

Hammersfan said...

Names are words and names have more meaning than many other words. For a TRUE West Ham fan, the names Greenwood, Moore and Lyall symbolise everthing that is great, majestic, noble, sublime and ineffable about the club. Anybody who tries to define West Ham without these names does not understand what our club represents.

Anybody alive in 66, and indeed in 70 when Moore held at bay the greatest football side ever to play the game, would see the inextricable and glorious link of West Ham to England. Moore, Hurst, Peters, Brooking, Ferdinand, Lampard - these are greats of the English game, fashioned in our Academy.

Upton Park is our home, like Israel to the Jews. Others may be happy to be a party to a new Diaspora but the ghost of Bobby Moore haunts Upton Park and we betray our god when we leave him behind.

One last explanation. Some crave the billions of an Arab or Russian but not me. West Ham is a working man's club, always has been, the Cockney wide boys poking others in the eye. We sold our soul when the Icelanders bought the club and, like Faustus, have paid a heavy price ever since!

Anonymous said...

Proletariat. Spoken like true harbinger of doom and a bit of a snob.

Hammersfan said...

0049 Do try to explain!

Anonymous said...

The previous poster, is right - Proletariat refers I believe to the lowest class, people without anything, apart from maybe children. Which is rather unkind to label Hammers fans in this way.

You are known as a manic depressive, so I can't see a problem with "harbinger of doom" in fact it made me chuckle. Well done 00:49.

Hammersfan said...

Proletariat (noun)

1. the class of wage earners, especially those who earn their living by manual labour or who are dependent for support on daily or casual employment; the working class.

2. (in Marxist theory) the class of workers, especially industrial wage earners, who do not possess capital or property and must sell their labour to survive.

3. the lowest or poorest class of people, possessing no property, especially in ancient Rome.

Proletariat defines the people of the East End that I was born into. Definition number three describes West Ham once SuGo have sold the ground!

Anonymous said...

"harbinger of doom" Mmmmwwwwaaaahhaaaahaaaa I love it! that one's so on the money.

Wish I had more time to visit here and enjoy those who take the piss but unfortunately I'm too busy enjoying my life.

Hammersfan said...

Still got your bollocks caught in that vice I see, and I'm still tightening the screw. The Game has you in its power 0740.