Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Newcastle 5 West Ham 0

Newcastle came out with all guns blazing and created a flurry of chances in the first five minutes. Their best effort fell to Best who headed wide from 6 yards.

West Ham then seemed to have weathered the early pressure and started to get a foothold in the game. The Irons even managed to get a shot on target in the 13th minute when Parker forced a save from 20 yards.

However in the 18th minute Piquionne lost the ball in the Newcastle half, the ball was pumped forward and Loverkrands sent Best clear and the Newcastle striker buried the ball from 8 yards.

Newcastle got their second in the 39th minute when West Ham went to sleep at a freekick, allowing Loverkrands to get to the byline and fire the ball across the box for Best to grab his second from 5 yards.

In the 44th minute a poor clearance by West Ham fell to Nolan at the edge of the area and he passed the ball into the back of the net for Newcastle's third.

West Ham brought on Behrami and Obinna for Kovac and Piquionne at the start of the second half. The changes didn't have much immediate effect however. In the 59th minute Best was left completely unmarked and was given a free shot on goal just inside the area to get his hat-trick.

In the 64th minute Barton crossed the ball from the right wing. Loverkrands strolled past Upson and fired the ball in from four yards. In the 70th minute Hines came on for Noble. In the 72nd minute a Cole overhead kick from 5 yards was saved by Harper.

In the 73rd minute with only Green to beat Ranger fired the ball well wide. In the 82nd minute Obinna played Cole into the area but Cole couldn't put the ball past an out rushing Harper. In the 90th minute Sears dribbled round Harper but was driven wide. He managed to screw the ball back across the goalmouth but no West Ham players were following up.

You have to say that this was a shambolic performance from West Ham. It was the kind of performance that you would think demands some sort of reaction from the owners. I just wonder if Avram will still be in charge for the Barnsley game?


At 9:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

sell the fucking team and be done with it.

At 10:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with 9.54 . No character ,no soul ,nothing. I have supported this club for 14 years . I have had enough . Supporters don't deserve to be treated with contempt like this.

We don't deserve to be in the Premier League. Sack the manager and sell every single overpaid,under-performing member of the team. Which is quite a few

At 10:15 PM, Blogger mick said...

Disgraceful is the only word that can describe us

At 10:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was born claret and blue, in my 36 yrs i can not remember such a waste of peoples time and money on a West Ham team that have no pride in wearing the the colours of the East End. If the "manager" is still at the realm by the end of the month we will have to get used to championship football for the next few years.

I didn't see one player with self believe tonight, shambles and more time wasted on a West Ham team that aren't fit to play.

Get it sorted Gold and Sullivan, stop fanning around with your dream of the olympic stadium and concentrate on the matters in hand.

P***ed Off

At 8:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well last night has brought us all back to reality agree with comments above,crap performance.
No passion no love or understanding for the shirt and what it means to us fans.
We are going down unless something drastic happens!!!
Agree with 10.19 the forget the olympic stadium.
It will only work if we are in premiership.
As a lot of people on this site i am cleret and blue i saw my first game in 1965 and in all my years of being a fan i dont think we have ever had a worse team.
very very sad
Bob The Hammer

At 8:26 AM, Anonymous N.Stewart said...

You begin to wonder if the teams fortunes will ever change. Erratic to say the least. A bit like the Premier league in general this year, just look at the points between bottom and 8th place, but that alone isn't an excuse for 5-0. If Avram goes, sad for him really given such a short tenure, but maybe the team needs someone who will get the thing by the jugular and shake it up with a bit of plain english. Avram just keeps saying 'It will be alright' after each game, but we're running out of games here. Sam Allardyce ?

At 9:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big Sam in for the remainder of this season - Lets stop wasting money throwing long contracts at every manager.

Last night was almost tearful and I have supported the Irons for over 25 years. Sad to say I am slightly losing interest. Lets face it, even when we win its not convincing.

Bye bye Avram.

At 2:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

been claret and blue since 1964 seen all the greats.

Going to support the Daggers.



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