Sunday, December 02, 2007

West Ham's Performance According to Fleet St.

Drogba in Gabbidon's pocket
For the Daily Mail Chelsea were "distinctly unattractive" and "scarcely deserved this latest victory". West Ham "worked hard enough to find tangible reward."

The Mail also thought Mikel was lucky to remain on the pitch. "A straight red ... was the only appropriate decision" for Mikel's challenge on Parker, for which he earned a yellow card.

The Telegraph were also incensed by Mikel's challenge on Parker,

"Webb was responsible for the most appalling miscarriage of justice when John Obi Mikel stayed on the field in the 37th minute despite having scissor-tackled Scott Parker from behind. A double red card it merited."

Begrudgingly the Telegraph also say that "West Ham did defend very well."

The Guardian noticed the fat one's typical lack of dignity as "Frank Lampard (gave) a clenched-fist salute to the noisy West Ham fans at the end." You really would have thought that after such a crap performance he would have held his head in shame.

The Guardian agreed with the Chelsea manager's view that West Ham only came to defend and Carlton Cole "never managed directly to threaten the Chelsea goal."

The Independent also claim that West Ham were too defensive and didn't create enough chances.

Maybe I was watching another game but I thought West Ham created as many chances as the team that were supposedly playing at home today. In fact I think I did watch a different game. I have been told (although I can't confirm as I haven't seen either) that both Sky and Match of the Day say Didier Drogba was man of the match today. I didn't even realise he was on the pitch until Gabbidon took him out of his pocket after the final whistle.


At 9:45 PM, Anonymous Darren in Denmark said...

brilliant, its a pleasure to read and see the effort you went to with that picture!

I thought we were the home team, when i heard the crowd!,
the bubbles rang out, and chants of "your support is F&%¤ing Sh#¤" were easily heard above the dull tones of the chelski boys.

At 1:26 AM, Blogger ed said...

I knew those hours of mucking about with photoshop would come in handy one day.


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