Tuesday, 27 March 2012
Peterborough 0 West Ham 2 - Back in the Groove!
Why the turn around? Allardyce made two substitutions at half time but Collins for Faye and Faubert for O'Brien are not the sort of changes that alter games offensively. Faye had smashed heads just before the break and hopefully it's nothing serious because we will need him against Reading. Bringing on Faubert may have been tactical but it was not the positive statement that many of us were hoping for. Maynard did come on eventually - to be allowed a few minutes to further diminish his goals per game ratio.
Vaz Te had a blinder apparently. He scored the vital opening goal from a cross from Nolan and was a real thorn in the side of Peterborough in the second half. Our possession share in the second half was not far shy of 70% and it isn't often that we have dominated a Ferguson managed team to that extent!
A huge well done to Gary O'Neil too for a brilliant goal - his come back from injury has been heartening. I'm still not convinced about him as a player but he is a trier and that goal suggests he has a bit more quality that many of us imagine.
Interestingly Collison and Lansbury were nowhere to be seen tonight - not even on the bench. So thank God Green didn't collect a red card or get sent off. Will Allardyce take that chance on Saturday?
It all hinges on the Reading game now. Can we get Di Canio in by then to give the team the confidence to play the Royals off the park?
Posted by Hammersfan at 21:59