Thursday, December 13, 2007

West Ham Give Win to Everton

The Scotsman believed West Ham 'started brightly' and at times played with 'confidence'. However in the end they 'gifted' Everton the win. The Times were a bit more personal in naming Green as the villain of the piece saying that he was "fortunate that Fabio Capello did not choose to stick around in London last night and watch this game. It would not have boosted the goalkeeper’s international ambitions."

The Mail felt that Gabbidon was more to blame for the late goal when he 'fluffed his clearing header.' Although gifted the winner The Mail felt however that Everton's win was 'deserved'.

For some reason The Scotsman felt that 'Freddie Ljungberg (was) particularly effective down the right flank'. However The Independent were nearer the mark in saying Ljungberg 'had the kind of forgettable match that will make West Ham wince at his eye-watering wages.'

After getting the opening goal The Independent say West Ham 'should have pushed on but did not, another indictment of Curbishley's conservatism.' The Mail also said that "West Ham only had themselves to blame for resting on their laurels after Cole had given them the perfect start."

The criticisms of Curbishley don't end just with his caution as The Guardian say that 'Curbishley's gripes (his post match complaints about the referee) did him no credit.".

It didn't take long after Sunday's win for the media to push Curbs off the pedestal they erected on Monday.

Happy Anniversary!!


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