Sunday, May 22, 2011

West Ham 0 Sunderland 3

Avram Grant is gone but the same old dodgy West Ham defence was on display today. It could have been 3-3 in the opening ten minutes. Both Sears and Hitzlsperger forced saves from Mignolet in goal, whilst at the other Green was also very busy.

In the thirteenth minute Zenden headed over Green from 13 yards to give Sunderland the lead. That was the cue for a spirited West Ham fight back in the last game of the season. A cue that West Ham fluffed once again.

In the most part West Ham looked sloppy and resigned to defeat after the Sunderland goal. However in the last couple of minutes of the half West Ham did manage to show a little fight. First Collison did well to get his head to a Sears cross, only to head wide from 7 yards. Then Hines gathered a Piquionne cross and forced a good save from Mignolet from 7 yards.

It took Sunderland just ten minutes of the second half to get their second. In the 49th minute Collison forced another save from Mignolet from a freekick but within 30 seconds Sessegnon received the ball on the halfway line and was incredibly able to run unchallenged straight at the West Ham goal before shooting and scoring from 20 yards.

Keen responded to the second goal by bringing on Obinna and Jacobsen for Hines and Tomkins. Shortly after Parker was brought on for Boa Morte. That substitution was probably the highlight of the second half for West Ham.

The season was rounded off with almost the last kick of the game when Riveros scored from 10 yards, with five West Ham players in the box standing frozen to the spot.

Well we didn't learn anything new this afternoon. The game confirmed that this side isn't good enough for the Premier League and needs strengthening in every department.

The West Ham fans were in magnificent form and you have to say they were let down spectacularly once again by the players on the pitch.


At 6:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

even west ham can muck up with new manager syndrome bag of shit

At 6:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was a toss up between this match and fishing? Wish I had gone fishing.
Total F@@@ing crap.
This pile of crap could not even give us just one decent performance, rolled over and gave up.
Jesus what have we got to look forward too next season?
Going to the Pub I could be some time lol
Bob The Hammer

At 8:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ancelotti's been sacked. I know it might just be interview speak but he said he'd take the West Ham job. Get him in.

At 9:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree on Ancelotti. Piquionne should be sold-yoday confirmed that he is not a player to include in a rebuilding process. Nor is Hitzlsperger. Collison is just returning to fitness so his average performance cannot be critized. Despite our conceding 3 goals ,Spence looked very good .

If we can generate enough funds from player sales ,we need to get a quality centerback. Apart from Tomkins we don't have any,and that is probably our most serious problem.

There remains some decent young talent in the squad,which under the right manager can dvelop nicely. But there is no doubt that there is major work to be done for this club to have any hope of securing promotion next season.

At 2:16 AM, Anonymous TC BKK said...

Forget Ancelotti, can you seriously imagine Sullivan paying the wages he can command? The vast bulk of any money generated from sales will go straight into the pockets of Gold & Sullivan.

I reckon they will hire Mcleish. He took Brum down whe on the way winning a cup. Sound familiar ?

At 3:05 AM, Blogger Si Jewell said...

Ancelotti said he doesnt care about the money in that supposed interview. To be honest i have alot of respect for him as a manager and for his character of not shying from blame, but i honestly dont think he has the grit required to turn the heads of this team of failures.
Hughton is a motivator, its what he has done all his career and is the ideal person for the job.

I wouldnt say no to Ancelotti regards his reputation, but we arent going to attract any top quality players again for some time...

At 12:31 PM, Anonymous Tan said...

Personally i'm not sure about Hughton. Granted he did a very good job with Newcastle, but he has been there for donkey's years so knows the setup of the club and the players. He wasn't under any real pressure when he started there as a caretaker, so just got on with it and done a good job.

However i'm not sure he would be able to come into our club, with the mess we are in, and just get straight into it and take us up... Pressure would be 10times greater on him at west ham than it was at newcastle and i still think he lacks the experience.

If i was gold/sullivan i'd be on the phone to see how serious ancelotti was in that interview!


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