Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Liverpool vs West Ham - The Reactions

The newspapers are unanimous this morning that West Ham were awesome in defence last night and some of the papers even feel West Ham were unlucky not to sneak all three points.

For The Express "Upson and Collins stood firm like oak trees." If "Craig Bellamy’s first-half blockbuster not rattled the woodwork, or Carlton Cole’s header not gone into the side netting, West Ham could even have celebrated a landmark victory."

Even The Daily Mail say "West Ham deserve some credit for securing a share of the points." Although you can almost hear The Mail journalist chewing his arm off as he forces himself to say it.

The Mirror praise "a resolute West Ham". In fact The Mirror say West Ham had "a comfortable stroll to a point that could even have been converted to all three, given their energy late in the game."

The Telegraph were impressed by the awesome Green, "West Ham’s outstanding keeper certainly ensured that Liverpool’s step on to the Premier League summit was a hugely painful affair." There is also praise for Upson, Collins and Bellamy, "James Collins and Matthew Upson made headers, blocks and tackles, as Craig Bellamy buzzed around like an angry bee."

The Guardian were also impressed with the West Ham keeper, saying it was an "inspired performance in the West Ham goal from Robert Green." In the end The Guardian feel West Ham were unlucky not to take all three points, "only two errant offside decisions against Carlton Cole late on, plus a wild miss from the substitute Luis Boa Morte, prevented Zola's plan of containment and counter from working to perfection."

The Independent were impressed by "giant performances from Robert Green and Matthew Upson."

The Times say that "if Luis Boa Morte had held his nerve at the death, they (West Ham) might even have won."


At 2:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw West Ham play Sunderland (from the Sunderland end) recently. Its one of the few occasions that I have watched West Ham when I didn't really think that we were going to concede a goal. Unfortunately we didn't look much like scoring either.

What did concern me a little was the quality of the two substitutions: Boa Morte (could Kyle Reid do any worse? - even blindfolded) and De Michele. if anything they brought less energy into the fray. Still theb main thing was we collected 3 points and the team actually played with some organisation and passion.

Our priority now, as a club, must be to hold on to our players during January, add one or two if at all possible, and then seek to put the Tevez business behind us. Clearly we need new owners, who can build for a secure future. It would be great to see owners whose ambition and passion for the club matched those of the supporters - and who didn't just view the supporters as consumers to be fleeced at every possible opportunity.

Paul Anderson

At 4:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome reviews. Before the game I would've gladly settled for 1 point, but in retrospect I am a bit disappointed we didn't get all three. WH were the team that came closest to scoring, and defended very well. We would have deserved all three points.


At 7:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Went to the match with a liverpool season ticket holder mate of mine, night started badly pub full of scousers, then i had to sit with another load of scousers in the ground and with the thought that we were going to get stuffed and i began to wonder what i was doing there.
Glad i was in the end.
agree with the reports upson,collins,bellamy and green were awesome.
but have I to say boa-morte WHY!! cole WHY!!
steve clark's influence is obviously.
final thought its sad when the only way i can get to see the boys is away from home, not being a season ticket holder, trying to get a ticket is impossible.

At 3:33 AM, Blogger Simon said...

i agree ^
steve clark needs more credit and zola should count his lucky stars he has him here now.
we need ambition going forward, granted we have grown solid at the back, but any team with attacking wingers will absolutely kill us. Illunga is a godsend and lucas neill has performed very well recently, but both will crumble defensively against good players. illunga gets caught going forward and neill gets caught being stupid.
Cole is a scary 5 year signing. He has shown heart, integrity, but never has shown quality that warrants a first team place. we have a good team that is capable of mid form, but i hope we can add a few moments of quality...

At 9:36 PM, Blogger Christopher said...


For a quick laugh...

At 12:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

sorry but LMAO. i would bet that he was mortified.

At 2:08 AM, Blogger Keir Clarke said...

I was going to post that on here but am always a bit worried about passing on viruses via 3rd party images.

Saying that - if you haven't seen this you have to check this out



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