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Postby cockney hammer on Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:55 am

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TRIPLE HAUL ... Vaz Te hits a spectacular hat-trick goal





West Ham 6 Brighton 0


The brilliant Portuguese striker struck twice as the Hammers blew Brighton apart with three goals in a dazzling first 11 minutes.

And he then completed his treble after the break with an overhead kick in the same league as Rooney’s against Manchester City last season.

Kevin Nolan grabbed No 3 while Carlton Cole hit the fifth before defender Gary Dicker’s own goal completed a miserable day for the Seagulls.

And for those who scoff at Big Sam’s so-called “hoof” tactics — there was none of that on display yesterday.

This was the “West Ham Way” — only, for once, Sam Allardyce’s men actually won at home in some style.

This was the performance long-suffering Hammers fans had been waiting for.

The result finally ended a seven-match run at the Boleyn Ground without victory and it is definitely squeaky-bum time for second-placed Southampton — now just three points ahead of the Hammers.

Boss Allardyce said: “Ricardo was scintillating for us.

“People talk about Rooney’s overhead kick but Vaz’s effort for his hat-trick was even better.

“All three of his goals were incredible and I always knew he had talent since I had him at Bolton.

“Our performance was long overdue and to win in such style gives us belief that we can still get second spot.

“Not only have we got three points, we’ve cut Southampton’s goal difference from nine to just three. We took our chances today and didn’t make any of the silly mistakes that we’ve been making recently.”

The Hammers took the lead after just three minutes.

Henri Lansbury had just moments earlier rattled the Brighton bar with a 25-yard rocket.

But when Vaz Te tried his luck from even further out, his ripper flew past keeper Peter Brezovan.

And he doubled the lead just five minutes later.

Gary O’Neil raced down the left before putting in a superb cross which Vaz Te nodded home.

To complete an incredible start, Nolan extended the lead to three.

Matt Taylor’s free-kick was headed across goal by James Tomkins for Nolan to scramble home.

Gordon Greer thought he had pulled one back but his header was kept out by Rob Green.

Vaz Te completed his hat-trick in the 62nd minute with his overhead wonder goal from 12 yards as the ball broke to him from a Lansbury header.

He has 22 goals for the season now — 12 of which came with Barnsley before his move south on January transfer-deadline day.

Cole continued the rout two minutes later when he ran on to Nolan’s pass and fired in a deflected effort.

To complete what was an awful day for the Sussex club, Dicker somehow shot past his own keeper instead of clearing from Mark Noble’s corner.

Brighton are now five points adrift of the play-offs with only nine available.

And boss Gus Poyet admitted: “We’re not good enough for the Premier League.

“No way can I take this team to Manchester United, Chelsea or Arsenal.

“The performance was naive and we cannot blame anyone but ourselves for this embarrassing result.

“Now we must win our last three matches and see if we can get into the top six.”






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West Ham 6-0 Brighton: Vaz Te grabs hat-trick as Albion crushed



It may have come too late, but West Ham finally sent a warning they are still in the promotion shake-up.

Ricardo Vaz Te led them out of the maze of confusion they have suffered at Upton Park with a brilliant hat-trick that brought a first win there since early February.

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce said: “We had to get three points no matter what. Winning like that is thrilling for everyone.

“It gives us belief we can still do what we want to achieve. It should give us great confidence. Everything about us was fantastic.”

Brighton’s own prospects via the play-offs took a damaging blow from a game Gus Poyet claimed would tell him a lot about his players.

What he discovered is that even at Upton Park, where the fans boo their own team too readily, and the manager tells those same supporters they are “deluded”, you can’t give the ball away cheaply or lack hunger.

Poyet said: “I learned a lot. People talk about us being in the Premier League but we are not ready. If we are go to places like Manchester City and Chelsea with this team I will stay at home.”

While Brighton slunk back to the south coast to lick their wounds, West Ham finally discovered the joy of six. After all, six draws from their last seven home games had seen them drop to outside the automatic promotion spots.

Now their best hope is that Southampton slip up over their final three games. But they must learn from this win. Start quickly, get the fans onside and feed Vaz Te.

His treble took his tally to eight in five games and Allardyce said: “Vaz Te was outstanding. Scintillating. He scored three great goals and the technique for his third – an overhead kick – was the best. We still rave about Wayne Rooney’s goal [against Manchester City], but it even surpassed that.”

Allardyce first signed the Portuguese as a 16-year-old at Bolton, but he lost his way before pitching up at Barnsley. Allardyce paid £500,000 for him and added: “He has been great. I hope he keeps it up.”

Henri Lansbury had already struck the bar before Vaz Te’s swerving dipper deceived Peter Brezovan after referee Roger East waved play on when Kevin Nolan was fouled.

As Brighton were stunned by West Ham’s high-tempo opening Brezovan blocked a Nolan effort but he was fighting a lone battle as his team-mates succumbed to the pressure.

All this and still only eight minutes gone when West Ham went 2-0 ahead, Vaz Te converting Gary O’Neil’s cross at the far post.

This was not what Brighton had expected. Like so many before them in recent weeks, they felt if they could restrict West Ham’s possession, the fans would turn restless and then they could add to the pain.

But the agony was all Brighton’s. Within a few more torrid minutes they were three down. Mark Noble’s free-kick was headed back by James Tomkins and Nolan tapped in at the far post.

Vaz Te had another howitzer which moved all over the place before Brezovan fisted it away, but West Ham did not burst into life again until after the break.

Vaz Te duly completed his treble with an overhead kick as fans and team-mates alike appealed for a penalty for what looked a push on Lansbury. The finish was good but not quite Rooneyesque, despite Allardyce’s claims.

A couple of minutes later Carlton Cole ran into the area and his shot clipped the heel of Lansbury to beat the suffering Brezovan.

The final insult for Brighton came when Noble’s corner hit Gary Dicker and went in to round off the half-dozen and confirm West Ham’s biggest win since January 1998 against Barnsley.







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WEST HAM 6 - BRIGHTON 0: RICARDO VAZ TE HAT-TRICK ENDS HAMMERS HELL


RICARDO VAZ TE was West Ham’s hat-trick hero as Sam Allardyce’s team finally ended their home hoodoo in style.

After no wins in seven matches at Upton Park the dam broke yesterday in spectacular style, as humiliated Brighton were swept away.


This biggest win in more than 14 years may be too little, too late, for the Hammers to grab an automatic promotion spot.


Strikes from skipper Kevin Nolan and Carlton Cole, plus an own goal from Gary Dicker added to Vaz Te’s treble, mean the play-offs now look beyond Gus Poyet’s Seagulls.


Allardyce shook things up in defence, Guy Demel and Matt Taylor coming in at full-back and Henri Lansbury was drafted into the attack in a free role.


West Ham’s frustrations initially increased when Lansbury hit the bar.


But with three minutes gone referee Roger East played advantage and Vaz Te lashed in a 25-yard shot that went straight through Seagulls keeper Peter Brezovan.


Brighton crumbled again after eight minutes as Vaz Te outjumped a static defence to head in Gary O’Neil’s cross.


Three minutes later a Mark Noble free-kick was headed back into the area by James Tomkins and Nolan scored from close range.


Vaz Te acrobatically completed his hat-trick after 62 minutes, Cole netted a deflected drive less than two minutes later and Brighton’s horrible afternoon ended with Dicker beating Brezovan.


Allardyce insisted: “We are still in the race for automatic promotion. Southampton are our main target now, after Friday’s result – and we have cut the goal difference which could help.


“But there is no margin for error. We must win our last three games and we want to still have a chance come the last day at home to Hull.


“This has been long-overdue – our home form has cost us a place in the top two – and to do it in such style was thrilling.


“It gives everyone more belief that we can go up.


“We put it together for a whole match and cut out the silly mistakes.


“Ricardo has been outstanding since he arrived from Barnsley in January and he was in scintillating form again today. His three goals were a thunderbolt, a strong header above a defender at the far post and an overhead kick – just superb.”


Poyet admitted: “The result was embarrassing. We let in six at Liverpool in the FA Cup and I thought that was an accident.


“But here we had talked about everything. We knew how they would start by putting pressure on and we knew what we had to do in the first 20 minutes. But we didn’t do it – or maybe we couldn’t.


“It was a wake-up call for the dreamers.”






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Head over heels: Ricardo Vaz Te scored a hat-trick in West Ham's rout
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Perfect 10: The striker has now scored at least a goal a game in his 10 appearances for West Ham since joining from Barnsley








West Ham 6 Brighton 0: Vaz Te hat-trick helps Hammers close on Saints



Their biggest win for more than 14 years; a first home triumph in eight attempts and, with Reading’s victory over Southampton on Friday night, a huge boost to their automatic promotion hopes. All things considered, West Ham United have had worse afternoons.

Ricardo Vaz Te claimed the sort of hat-trick Roy Race used to collect, combining a stinging drive, a header and a spectacular bicycle kick, while the Brighton defence looked on helplessly. It was a pose they were to strike all afternoon.

From the outset, the day took on a claret and blue gloss as Brighton’s defence showed a horrible lack of conviction and a completeabsence of composure.

MATCH FACTS

WEST HAM: Green, Demel (Collins 68), Tomkins, Reid, Taylor, Noble, O'Neil (Collison 55), Lansbury, Nolan, Cole, Vaz Te (Carew 77). Subs Not Used: Henderson, Maynard.

Goals: Vaz Te 3, 8, Nolan 11, Vaz Te 62, Cole 64, Dicker 78 og.

Booked: Cole
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BRIGHTON: Brezovan, Calderon, Greer, El-Abd, Painter, Navarro, Bridcutt, Dicker, Assulin (LuaLua 53), Vicente (Noone 64), Barnes (Mackail-Smith 53). Subs Not Used: Ankergren, Jara Reyes.

Booked: Dicker.


Attendance: 32,339

Referee: Roger East (Wiltshire).

After 40 seconds they stood off and watched Henri Lansbury bounce
a drive off their crossbar and never, for a moment thereafter, showed any sign of learning from their mistake.

Vaz Te’s first goal arrived two minutes later as he cut inside a disinterested challenge before launching a speculative shot goalwards from 30 yards which Brighton keeper Peter Brezovan contrived to miss.

Seven minutes in, and Brezovan went in search of a deep cross from Gary O’Neil, emerging empty handed. On the far post, Vaz Te climbed higher than Gordon Greer, nodded home and Brighton’s task already seemed impossible.

Three minutes later and James Tomkins headed Matt Taylor’s free-kick into the path of Kevin Nolan and from close range his finish ended the contest.

‘You know what you have to do here when you arrive,’ said Brighton manager Gus Poyet afterwards.

‘You need to apply pressure, close them down and keep it at 0-0 for the first 20 minutes. Just because you know what to do, doesn’t mean that you can do it, though.

‘We weren’t as good as them. We didn’t match their power or their strength. I told you we weren’t ready to go up. People might want us to go to places like Manchester City and Chelsea next year, but I’m not going. I’m staying at home!’

Having survived the first 15 minutes after the break, three goals in 16 minutes sealed Brighton’s misery. Vaz Te claimed his hat-trick in spectacular fashion, leaping with his back to goal to crash Carlton Cole’s knock-down past Brezovan, before Cole added a fifth, two minutes later.

The visitors’ day was hard enough without the deflection from Lansbury which turned a tame strike into a fortuitous goal.

Then, 12 minutes from the end, Gary Dicker horribly misjudged a clearance, allowing the ball to bounce off his standing foot and trickle over the line for the sixth goal.

‘What we had to do was deliver a proper performance,’ said West Ham manager Sam Allardyce. ‘More importantly, though, we needed to get the win; claim three points.

‘That’s given everyone a bit of belief, I think. It was a thrilling performance from the first minute to the last. We said before the start, we’d try to play in the opposition’s half and not slow the game down.

‘Everything we did went right, and as a result we’re still in the race for an automatic spot. We went into the game nine goals behind Southampton, and now we’re just three back. There’s still no margin for error, though. We need to win every game and then worry about what the others might have done. If we don’t win, nothing else matters.’

With two away games to come, at Bristol City and Leicester, in a season containing a record-breaking number of away wins, West Ham could still have a say in their future by the time Hull arrive at Upton Park on the last day of the season.






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Ricardo Vaz Te prompted the Hammers’ biggest win for 14 years




WEST HAM UTD 6 - BRIGHTON 0: RICARDO VAZ TE’S TREBLE LIFTS HAMMERS





RICARDO VAZ TE was West Ham’s hat-trick hero as Sam Allardyce’s team finally ended their home hell in style.

The Portuguese striker prompted the Hammers’ biggest win for 14 years.

And Allardyce said: “Ricardo has been outstanding since he arrived from Barnsley in January and he was scintillating again today.

With three minutes gone, referee Roger East played a good advantage and Vaz Te lashed in a 25-yard shot past keeper Petr Brezovan.

And Brighton crumbled again after just eight minutes as Vaz Te climbed above a static defence to head in Gary O’Neil’s cross.

Then captain Kevin Nolan pounced from close range, with still only 11 minutes on the clock.

Vaz Te completed his hat-trick after 62 minutes, before Carlton Cole’s drive deflected in off Henri Lansbury.

And a horrible afternoon for Brighton ended with midfielder Gary Dicker deflecting the ball past Brezovan.

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Brighton manager Gus Poyet admitted: “The result was embarrassing. We were naive.”





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West Ham's Ricardo Vaz Tê, left, celebrates with Gary O'Neil after scoring the first goal for his side against Brighton.






Ricardo Vaz Tê scores a hat-trick as West Ham thrash Brighton


West Ham United 6

Vaz Te 3,
Vaz Te 8,
Nolan 11,
Vaz Te 62,
Carlton Cole 64,
Dicker (og) 78

Brighton & Hove Albion 0


AC/DC's Highway to Hell was played over the Tannoy pre-match and with West Ham seemingly heading towards the play-offs, that appeared rather apt – any supporter who has suffered the sting of failure in the post-season lottery finds the prospect of Beelzebub and an eternity of probing pitchforks starts to lose its edge.

The Hammers, though, kept themselves in with a chance of avoiding that particular road with a scintillating Ricardo Vaz Tê-inspired display that included an opening salvo of three goals in 11 minutes and moved Sam Allardyce's side to within three points of second-placed Southampton. It was Brighton who endured a hellish afternoon.

Vaz Tê, who scored a hat-trick, was the standout performer. "The only way he's become the talent that he has is that he's been down and out and left to ponder his career, and whether he wanted to resurrect it or not," said Allardyce of a the player he first signed as a 16-year-old at Bolton. "When he got cast aside [from Bolton] he ended up in Greece for a year, in Scotland for a year, and then Barnsley. When I had a look at him and found out he only had six months left on his contract, I said to David Sullivan: 'We've got to get this lad, I think he'll be great.' And he has been."

West Ham's home form had not so much been an achilles heel as a whole lame leg – before this fixture they had failed to win in six at Upton Park and had picked up fewer points at home than mid-table Derby County. But on this occasion Allardyce's side attacked Brighton from the off with the relish a barfly attacks whisky in the last chance saloon.

After 35 seconds Henri Lansbury saw his deflected shot ping back off the bar, but two minutes later the home side were in front. Vaz Tê cut inside from the left to thrash home a swerving shot that deceived Peter Brezovan in Albion's goal. Brighton had barely touched the ball.

Six minutes later Vaz Tê had his second, heading home from Gary O'Neil's deep cross. Still Brighton had barely touched the ball. Three minutes after that Matt Taylor floated in a free-kick, James Tomkins headed across goal and Kevin Nolan poked home. And still Brighton had barely touched the ball.

It was a blistering, almost brutal, opening, one that left Brighton's Gus Poyet flummoxed in the technical areaIt must also have puzzled a few on the home terraces, who have watched their side drop points to Watford and Doncaster and four others on home soil since their win over Millwall at the start of March.

Albion, now five points adrift of the play-off contenders after three straight defeats, could have been forgiven for thinking they had ridden out the storm, but Vaz Tê had not finished. Just after the hour, the Portuguese forward completed his hat-trick with a glorious bicycle kick. Cole added a fifth moments later after his shot hit Lansbury and looped past Brezovan, and Gary Dicker completed a miserable afternoon for the visitors by shinning a corner into his own net with 12 minutes to go.

"The good thing about today is that we cannot blame anyone," Poyet said. "Sometimes there is luck, sometimes there is referees, but today there is nothing. It's all about us, what we did and what we didn't do. I've learned a lot today."

It was the Hammers' biggest win since January 1998 and the margin is not inconsequential. Southampton's goal difference was 11 goals superior to West Ham's at the start of the weekend. The gap is now a far-less-certain three. "We're still in the race," Allardyce said.







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Three and easy: Ricardo Vaz Te scored a hat-trick at Upton Park








West Ham United 6 Brighton and Hove Albion 0


Ricardo Vaz Te scored a hat-trick to make it eight goals in five games and more importantly, put West Ham right back in contention for an automatic promotion place.

The Portuguese striker has now scored ten times since being signed from Barnsley in January, and this comprehensive victory means West Ham are now just three points and three goals behind second-placed Southampton, with three games to play.

The result also effectively killed off Brighton's hopes of making the play-offs, with Gus Poyet's side five-points behind sixth-placed Cardiff. On this evidence Brighton are well behind the likes of West Ham and had only themselves to blame for their heaviest defeat of the season.

Brighton's defending was appalling, with West Ham rattling their crossbar inside 40 seconds.

As a contest it was over within 11 minutes of the start. Vaz Te scored his first in the third minute after Kevin Nolan won the ball on the left and fed it inside to the striker, 30 yards from goal. Vaz Te's shirt was powerful, but flew through Peter Brezovan's hands at shoulder height for what looked a soft goal. His second goal, five minutes later, was just as poor defensively, with Vaz Te unmarked at the far post to head home Gary O'Neill's deep cross.


And it was all over three minutes later when Brighton's defence were again at sea as Nolan crept in unnoticed at the far post to roll the ball home after James Tomkins headed Matt Taylor's free-kick back across goal.

With Brezovan saving at close range from Mark Noble and another Taylor cross scrambled off the line in that opening period, it looked like West Ham were going to do their goal difference a power of good.

But it took a while for the next goal to come and Vaz Te to complete his hat-trick. Henri Lansbury was appealing for a penalty after being pushed over in the 63rd minute, but play continued and the ball bounced up for Vaz Te to hook a spectacular shot over his shoulder and into the net. The home side's celebrations had barely faded when Carlton Cole made it 5-0, the striker's shot being deflected off Lansbury's heel on its way into the net.

When Gary Dicker turned a Noble corner into his own net with 13 minutes remaning, it completed a miserable afternoon for the visitors - but left the home fans dreaming of a return to the Premier League.







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Vaz Te scores three as Brighton are hammered









West Ham United 6 Brighton & Hove Albion 0


West Ham fans had been waiting all season for a performance like this. Now Sam Allardyce and his players must prove it has not come too late as far as automatic promotion is concerned.

Ricardo Vaz Te scored three of the six, with Kevin Nolan and Henri Lansbury the other scorers on a day when Brighton also contributed an own goal.

This was West Ham's first home win since 4 February, a seven-game run that allowed Reading to march past them all the way to the Championship summit. Southampton have also been left in the Royals' wake but this result, coupled with Reading's Friday night success at St Mary's, means West Ham are three points behind Saints with three games to play.

"It was overdue," Allardyce said. "We needed three points and to win them in such style was thrilling and gives us a bit more belief we can do what we wanted to at the start of the season."

The Hammers were on top from the off, Lansbury, the on-loan Arsenal midfielder, striking the crossbar after 40 seconds. The reprieve was short-lived for Brighton as Vaz Te, having received the ball from Nolan, cut inside from the left and saw his effort from 25 yards swerve through the hands of Peter Brezovan. Brezovan was picking the ball out of the net again in the eighth minute when Vaz Te's head was on the end of Gary O'Neil's delivery to the back post.

Nolan made it 3-0 from close range – he almost put it over – when James Tomkins had won a grappling duel with a defender to head Matt Taylor's free-kick across goal.

West Ham relaxed after that as Brighton passed it around without effect for 20 minutes, although Robert Green had to paw a header from Gordon Greer round the post before the break. Vaz Te got his hat-trick with an overhead kick after Marcos Painter failed to head clear. The January signing from Barnsley has now scored nine in seven games.

The fifth was a freak as Carlton Cole's shot, which was going wide, ****ed off Lansbury's boot and in. Gary Dicker will not want reminding of the sixth. He missed his kick attempting to clear and felt the ball ricochet off his standing leg and into the net.

"I said a few months ago we were not ready," Gus Poyet said as Brighton's play-off hopes dimmed. "I know what to change for next season."[/color



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West Ham (4-4-2): Green; Demel (Collins, 68), Reid, Tomkins, Taylor; O'Neil (Collison, 55), Lansbury, Noble, Nolan; Cole, Vaz Te (Carew, 77).


Brighton (4-3-2-1): Brezovan; Calderon, El-Abd, Greer, Painter; Navarro, Bridcutt, Dicker; Vicente (Noone, 63), Assulin (Mackail-Smith, 53); Barnes (LuaLua, 53).


Referee Roger East.

Man of the match Vaz Te (West Ham).


Match rating 7/10.



Teams;

West Ham 4-4-2

Green; Demel,, Tomkins, Reid, Taylor; O'Neill, Nolan, Noble Lansbury; Vaz te, Cole.

Subs: Henderson, Maynard, Colison, Carew, Collins


Brighton 4-4-1-1

Brezovan; Calderon, Greer, El-Abd, Painter; Bridcutt, Dicker, Navarro, Assulin; Vicente; Barnes.

Subs: Ankergren, Noone, Mackail-Smith, Lualua, Jara


Ref: Roger East







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WEST BROM AND WEST HAM ON RED ALERT OVER JUSSI JAASKELAINEN

WEST BROM and West Ham are on red alert over the future of Bolton keeper Jussi Jaaskelainen.

The Finn, who will be 37 on Thursday, is a free agent this summer.


And if Owen Coyle’s Trotters are relegated, Jaaskelainen is likely to reject the new two-year contract he has been offered – believed to be on half his reported £40,000-a-week wages – to extend a 15-year Reebok career.


That would put the likes of Baggies boss Roy Hodgson and Hammers rival Sam Allardyce, who Jaaskelainen played under at Bolton, in pole position to snap him up for nothing.


But Allardyce’s interest could hinge on whether West Ham win promotion to the Premier League.


If they don’t, Big Sam would face losing England keeper Robert Green, 32. Whatever happens, Allardyce would have to tempt Jaaskelainen with a better deal than the one that is currently on the table at The Reebok.


A friend of Jaaskelainen, who has been also linked with QPR, said: “If Robert Green goes, there’s the obvious connection with Sam and Jussi is also on West Brom’s list.







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Brighton and Hove Albion match reports from our Falmer reporter

Brighton & Hove Albion: Seagulls play off hopes hammered!


West Ham United 6 Brighton & Hove Albion 0

The Albion were thrashed by West Ham at Upton Park this afternoon.

Portuguse striker Ricardo Vaz Te bagged on hat-trick, including the the opener after three minutes and another five minutes later.

It was as if Albion were in shock, as Kevin Nolan tapped in a third from close range on eleven minutes.

The Seagulls tried to impose their passing game on the Hammers but with the deficeit as it stood, West Ham were simply inclined to soak up the pressure.

Captain Gordon Greer had the Albion’s best chance of the half, but his header from Vicente’s corner, was well saved by ex Engalnd keeper Robert Green.

Gus Poyet may well have wanted his team to at least maintain the same score line in the second half, but just a few minutes after the interval Vaz Te completed his hat-trick with a good old fashioned scissor kick.

Albion had no luck at all, as a few minutes later, Carlton Cole’s shot rebounded off Lansbury and over Peter Brezovan’s head and into the goal for five- nil.

The final indignity came, as Gary Dicker under no real pressure steered a West Ham corner past Peter Brezovan.

Albion’s biggest ever defeat under Gus Poyet.
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West Ham: Green; Demel, Tomkins, Reid, Taylor; Noble, Nolan, O’Neil, Lansbury; Vaz Te, Cole. Subs: Henderson, Collison, Collins, Carew, Maynard.


Albion: Brezovan; Calderon, Greer, El-Abd, Painter; Navarro, Bridcutt, Dicker; Assulin, Vicente, Barnes. Subs: Ankergren, LuaLua, Mackail-Smith, Jara Reyes, Noone.


Ref: Roger East (Hertfordshire) and hove [/color]








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Everton midfielder Tim Cahill poured scorn on Liverpool's hopes of FA Cup glory after the Toffees were beaten in Saturday's semi-final. "A few decisions didn't go our way but I'll just say they've got a lot of work to do," said Cahill.

Mail on Sunday

West Brom manager Roy Hodgson has revealed that he is looking to make changes to his squad this summer to ensure the club do not stand still or decline next season. "There is work to do," said Hodgson. "We're going to have to make certain we continue to improve our squad because it's about quality players."

talkSPORT

Former Barcelona manager Raddy Antic says defender Branislav Ivanovic holds the key if Chelsea are to dump Lionel Messi-inspired Barca out of the Champions League.

Sunday Mirror
AND FINALLY

Devastated Everton defender Sylvain Distin took to Twitter to apologise to team-mates and Everton fans for losing them the FA Cup semi-final.

Sylvain Distin's Twitter feed

Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli and Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand both feature in a video by Manchester rapper R.I.O. Balotelli agreed to perform some ball juggling tricks in a barber's shop for the video.








EVERTON loanee Royston Drenthe is ready to cross the city to join Liverpool.

Real Madrid winger Drenthe is out of contract in Spain this summer.

Reds are willing to match the 25-year-old’s £80,000-a-week wages but Everton cannot afford it.

CHELSEA’S £8m keeper Thibaut Courtois wants to stay another season out in Spain.

The 6ft 5in Belgian, 19, signed from Genk last summer, is impressing on loan at Atletico Madrid.

He said: “Now my team is Atletico. I work to make their fans happy.”

VEDRAN CORLUKA wants to quit Tottenham and join Bayer Leverkusen in a permanent deal.

The 26-year-old right-back, who moved to the Germans in January on loan, said: “Bayer have the option to buy me in the summer. I can’t see any reason why I shouldn’t stay.









THE SUN

Mario Balotelli is ready to see a psychiatrist to save his Manchester City career.

Edin Dzeko wants Luka Modric to join Manchester City this summer.

Everton loanee Royston Drenthe is ready to cross the city to join Liverpool.

Chelsea's £8m keeper Thibaut Courtois wants to stay another season out in Spain.

Manchester City are after Ander Herrera, labelled the 'Spanish Steven Gerrard' for £16million.

Vedran Corluka wants to quit Tottenham and join Bayer Leverkusen in a permanent deal.

THE PEOPLE

Spurs will cash in on Luka Modric if they miss out on a Champions League place.

Roberto Mancini has already lined-up a replacement for Carlos Tevez - Newcastle sensastion Papiss Cisse.

Sir Alex Ferguson's interest in Athletic Bilbao winger Iker Muniain is hotting up.

Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish is ready to swoop for Swedish star Rasmus Elm.

Norwich boss Paul Lambert is eyeing up a double summer swoop for Burnley hitman Jay Rodriguez and Wolves centre-half Roger Johnson.








REDKNAPP: I DON'T THINK ABOUT ENGLAND
Harry Redknapp says he "never" thinks about the possibility of being England boss.

CAPARROS PUTS FUTURE TALK ON ICE
Joaquin Caparros will only talk about his future after Mallorca's clash with Athletic Bilbao.

KLOPP GOING NOWHERE - DORTMUND
Borussia Dortmund say Jurgen Klopp is not going anywhere for at least the next four years.

COLANTUONO CONFIRMS HE'S STAYING
Stefano Colantuono has confirmed he's staying at Atalanta ahead of the clash with Chievo.

COMOLLI OUT BUT DALGLISH SAFE
Kenny Dalglish retains the 'full support' of Liverpool's owners after Damien Comolli's exit.

MAN UTD COACH CONFIRMS HAZARD CHASE
Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen admits Eden Hazard is a target.

HODGSON HOLDING ON TO ODEMWINGIE
West Brom manager Roy Hodgson is adamant star striker Peter Odemwingie is not for sale.

SERGIO AGUERO: I'M GOING NOWHERE
Manchester City's top scorer Sergio Aguero has reiterated his commitment to the club.

O'NEILL: GYAN UNLIKELY TO RETURN
Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill says Asamoah Gyan is unlikely to return to the club.

BALOTELLI ON THIN ICE - MANCINI
Roberto Mancini has warned controversial striker Mario Balotelli he must change his ways.

ROSSI OUT OF EUROS WITH KNEE INJURY
Villarreal's Giuseppe Rossi will miss Italy's Euro 2012 campaign with another serious knee injury.

MILLER STILL KEEN ON GERS TAKEOVER
American businessman Bill Miller remains in the running to takeover Rangers.

AGENT: BALOTELLI WILL STAY AT CITY
Manchester City have no intention of selling Mario Balotelli this summer, says his agent.

DAMIEN COMOLLI DEPARTS LIVERPOOL
Liverpool director of football Damien Comolli has left the club by "mutual consent."

PALERMO DENY CAPELLO APPROACH
Palermo have denied making an approach to bring Fabio Capello to the club.

SHEARER: ENGLAND MUST NAME BOSS NOW
Alan Shearer has called on the FA to name the man to take the squad to Euro 2012.

AGENT: POGBA HAS TWO CHOICES
Paul Pogba must decide whether to stay at Man United or move to Juventus, says his agent.

NEW ROLE FOR NICOLAS ANELKA
Former Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka has become player-manager of Shanghai Shenhua.

O'NEILL: SESSEGNON WILL STAY
Martin O'Neill has rubbished talk linking Stephane Sessegnon away from Sunderland.

INTER RULE OUT BALOTELLI MOVE
Massimo Moratti has rejected talk linking Inter Milan with a move for Mario Balotelli.

SOLBAKKEN 'SACKED' BY COLOGNE
A furious Stale Solbakken has hit out at Cologne after he was replaced as manager.

BARMBY HOPING FOR FUNDS
Hull boss Nick Barmby admits he has already identified targets for next season.

SNODGRASS OFFERED NEW DEAL
Leeds have offered captain Robert Snodgrass a new contract.

LENNON HOPEFUL OVER FORSTER
Neil Lennon hopes to persuade Fraser Forster to make his move to Celtic permanent.

BARNSLEY SECURE NOUBLE STAY
Barnsley boss Keith Hill has persuaded West Ham striker Frank Nouble to stay until the end of the season.

RANGERS POSTPONE BID ANNOUNCEMENT
Rangers have delayed announcing a preferred club bidder due to proposed SPL rule changes.

MARTINEZ DISMISSES QUIT RUMOUR
Wigan boss Roberto Martinez has dismissed speculation that he is ready to quit the club.

GULACSI SET FOR LIVERPOOL RETURN
Liverpool are to recall Peter Gulacsi from his loan at Hull to help solve their goalkeeping crisis.

ZOLA ADMITS CHELSEA INTEREST
Former Chelsea favourite Gianfranco Zola would like to manage the club in the future.

BORDEAUX EYE CHAMAKH MOVE
Bordeaux would welcome the opportunity to re-sign Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh.

POGREBNYAK STARTS FULHAM TALKS
Pavel Pogrebnyak has confirmed talks have started with Fulham over a deal to stay.

PENNANT WANTS TO STAY AT STOKE
Jermaine Pennant has moved to play down fears over his future at Stoke.

HAMILL FACING LENGTHY LAY-OFF
Hearts' Jamie Hamill faces months of rehabilitation after rupturing his cruciate knee ligament.

HODGSON: MANAGERS MUST HAVE POWER
West Brom boss Roy Hodgson insists "no player should be bigger than his club".

KI TO WAIT FOR CONTRACT TALKS
Celtic's Ki Sung-yueng will wait until the end of the season before negotiating a new deal.

BALLACK YET TO DECIDE ON FUTURE
Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Michael Ballack is keeping his options open ahead of the summer.

ROBINSON STAYING WITH LEEDS
Bolton have agreed to extend defender Paul Robinson's loan spell at Leeds until the end of the season.

O'DEA HOPES FOR LEEDS DEAL
Darren O'Dea has reiterated his hope that he can secure a permanent contract at Leeds.

BARNSLEY WANT TO KEEP BUTTON
Barnsley manager Keith Hill is hoping to extend the loan deal of Tottenham goalkeeper David Button.

STRAMACCIONI QUIET ON BALOTELLI TALK
Inter Milan coach Andrea Stramaccioni has refused to talk about Mario Balotelli.

RIO WANTS NO REGRETS ON UNITED EXIT
Rio Ferdinand is looking to end his time at Manchester United "on a high note."

SINCLAIR PLAYS DOWN RODGERS TALK
Scott Sinclair insists Swansea have not been affected by talk about Brendan Rodgers' future.

ADRYAN CONFIRMS MAN UNITED REBUFF
Flamengo starlet Adryan has confirmed that he shunned interest from Man United last year.

CRAWLEY TURN TO STEVE COPPELL
Crawley have appointed former Reading boss Steve Coppell as their new director of football.

PSV RULE OUT SENIOR SERVICE FOR COCU
Marcel Brands has confirmed Phillip Cocu will not become PSV Eindhoven's full-time coach next season.

OLSSON: NO RUSH TO SIGN NEW DEAL
West Brom's Jonas Olsson will wait until after Euro 2012 before considering his future.

RASMUSSEN COULD STAY AT CELTIC
Celtic striker Morten Rasmussen claims he is ready to stay at the club and see out his contract.

NEW DEAL FOR VAN ZANTEN
David van Zanten has signed a one-year contract extension with St Mirren.

D'ATH EXTENDS GLOVERS STAY
Reading's Lawson D'Ath has extended his loan spell at Yeovil until the end of the season.

MARIO BALOTELLI SAYS SORRY
Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has apologised for his red card against Arsenal.

MANCINI LOSES PATIENCE WITH BALOTELLI
Roberto Mancini fears Mario Balotelli's career could be over in two years.

AGENT: BALOTELLI WILL STAY AT MAN CITY
Mario Balotelli's agent doesn't expect the striker to leave Manchester City this summer.

CLINT DEMPSEY WON'T RUSH DECISION
Fulham's Clint Dempsey will wait until the summer before making any decisions about his future.

RIDGEWELL EYES PERMANENT FOSTER DEAL
Liam Ridgewell has urged West Brom to sign Ben Foster on a permanent basis.

EVANS QUITS CRAWLEY FOR ROTHERHAM
Steve Evans has left Crawley Town to become new manager of League Two rivals Rotherham.

LABYAD WANTS COCU APPOINTMENT
Zakaria Labyad has called for Phillip Cocu to be handed the PSV Eindhoven manager's job permanently.

PARDEW WARNS PLAYERS OVER 'BIG' MOVES
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has warned any player looking to join a "bigger" club to think twice.

FERGUSON HAILS SCHOLES INFLUENCE
Sir Alex Ferguson says Paul Scholes has been a key figure in Man United's title surge.

WENGER TEASES MANCHESTER CITY
Arsene Wenger joked that Manchester City may try to poach more of his Arsenal players.

MANCINI HINTS AT BALOTELLI EXIT
Man City boss Roberto Mancini admits he will "probably" sell Mario Balotelli this summer.








CUP SUCCESS FOR MARSEILLE
Brandao scored the only goal of the game as Marseille won the Coupe de la Ligue against Lyon.

MESSI DOUBLE BOOSTS BARCA
Barcelona were forced to work hard before Lionel Messi's double earned a 2-1 victory at Levante.

AZ TITLE HOPES HIT BY LATE STRIKE
A review of the weekend's action so far in the Dutch Eredivisie.

TWENTE HELD BY BREDA
An injury-time goal by Nourdin Boukhari saw FC Twente have to settle for a 2-2 draw with NAC Breda.

LATE SHOW BOOSTS PSV HOPES
PSV Eindhoven kept alive their faint Eredivisie title hopes with a 3-2 success over AZ Alkmaar.

FEYENOORD STAY IN CONTENTION
Feyenoord stayed level on points with second-placed AZ Alkmaar after a 3-0 win over Excelsior.

FINE RUN GOES ON FOR DOST
Bas Dost made it 24 goals in 13 games with a hat-trick as Heerenveen won 4-2 at NEC Nijmegen.

MADRID COME FROM BEHIND: MESSI DOUBLE
A review of the weekend's action so far in the Spanish Primera Liga.

LATE SHOW FROM REAL MADRID
Real Madrid scored twice in the final 15 minutes as they came from behind to beat Sporting Gijon 3-1.

BAYERN MUNICH FRUSTRATED BY MAINZ
Bayern Munich's title bid suffered a blow as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Mainz.

JEWELL HAILS SCOTLAND GOAL
Post-match reaction to the 1-1 draw between Ipswich and Crystal Palace.

BORO HIT GLOVERS FOR SIX
Stevenage rekindled their hopes for a play-off place with an astonishing 6-0 victory at Yeovil on Saturday afternoon.

SIMPSON STRIKE RESCUES OLDHAM
Robbie Simpson's late strike rescued a point for Oldham in a 2-2 draw with fellow strugglers Wycombe on Saturday.

TROY RESCUES POINT FOR SHOTS
Troy Brown rescued a point for Aldershot with a late equaliser in a 1-1 draw against in-form Dagenham and Redbridge.

ROBINSON STRIKE SINKS SADDLERS
A superb free-kick by Andy Robinson ensured Tranmere beat struggling Walsall 1-0 at Banks's Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

BLADES KEEP FOOT ON THE GAS
Sheffield United came from behind to beat Leyton Orient 3-1 at Bramall Lane to strengthen their grip on second place.

GULLS AND SHRIMPERS DRAW A BLANK
Mark Ellis made a brilliant goalline clearance as Torquay and fellow promotion chasers Southend shared a 0-0 draw at Plainmoor.

SAUNDERS SLAMS REF AS DONNY GO DOWN
Post-match reaction to Portsmouth's 4-3 victory over Doncaster.

THORN RETAINS HOPE OF SURVIVAL
Post-match reaction to the 1-1 draw between Burnley and Coventry.

DONS SWEEP PAST 10-MAN IRON
MK Dons took a giant step closer to securing a play-off place with an easy 3-0 victory at Scunthorpe on Saturday afternoon.







MAIL ON SUNDAY

Liverpool's £35million striker Andy Carroll finally repaid the faith of manager Kenny Dalglish by scoring his side's FA Cup semi-final winner against Everton at Wembley.

Also: The Grand National produced the closest finish ever at Aintree yesterday - and a historic third place for woman jockey Katie Walsh on Seabass.
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THE SUN

Andy Carroll struck a late winner off his ponytail to send Liverpool into the FA Cup final and then declared: "I've never lost faith in my ability."

Also: Carlos Tevez smashed a brilliant hat-trick to swing Manchester City back into the title race.
SUNDAY MIRROR

Andy Carroll finally claimed centre stage as Liverpool's goal hero.

Also: This is the horrific moment when Gold Cup winner synchronised died at Aintree in the Grand National, won by 33-1 grey Neptune Collonges.
DAILY STAR ON SUNDAY

Neptune Collonges and Daryl Jacob won the Grand National after a sensational photo finish.

Also: Man United boss Sir Alex Ferguson plans to sign one of three wingers in the summer - Athletic Bilbao's Iker Muniain, 19, Lille's Eden Hazard, 21, or Benfica's Argentinian talent Nicolas Gaitan, 24.
SUNDAY EXPRESS

Neptune Collonges won the closest Grand National in history yesterday, becoming the first grey horse to triumph since Nicolaus Silver in 1961.

Also: Carlos Tevez kept Manchester City's title hopes alive yesterday with a sensational hat-trick - followed by another act of defiance.
THE SUNDAY TIMES

For the second successive year, a pulsating finish to the Grand National was overshadowed by the death of two horses, forcing the jump racing authorities to mount a defence of their sport and its highest-profile race.

Also: Liverpool's new director of football can expect to work on a summer transfer budget of £20m-£30m with recruitment focused on players under the age of 21.
THE OBSERVER

The 165th Grand National produced the closest finish in the history of the race as Neptune Collonges beat Sunnyhill Boy by a nose, but the drama on the run-in was all but obscured by the news that two horses, including Synchronised, the Gold Cup winner at Cheltenham last month, had been put down after suffering injuries during the race.

Also: FA Cup semi-finals often have limited appeal. This was a close if undistinguished occasion and the nervousness had been distributed evenly.
SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

The tragic death of Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Synchronised overshadowed the closest finish in the 173-year history of the Grand National on a day of raw emotion at Aintree.

Also: Kenny Dalglish insisted Liverpool's dramatic FA Cup semi-final victory over Everton yesterday was the perfect riposte to the "battering" his club had taken this season.
THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

Roberto Mancini last night hailed Carlos Tevez after Manchester City's 6-1 demolition of Norwich City at Carrow Road.




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West Brom will consider handing Michael Kightly a Premier League lifeline.

Derby boss Nigel Clough wants to snap up striker Simon Cox.

Blackpool will fight it out with Charlton for Fleetwood's £1million-rated striker Jamie Vardy.


Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill is ready to send Connor Wickham and Keiren Westwood out on loan next season.

Evergreen Reading star Ian Harte is a target for Sam Allardyce at West Ham.


Spurs are looking at Scunthorpe keeper Sam Slocombe as cover for Brad Friedel.

Leeds boss Neil Warnock is ready to make a £500,000 move for Leicester centre-half Sol Bamba.

Ipswich want Sheffield Wednesday striker Gary Madine.

Everton are tracking Portuguese right-back Miguel Lopes.


Jussi Jaaskelainen has been offered a two-year contract by Bolton amid interest from West Ham and West Brom.


SUNDAY MIRROR

Gael Givet refused to play as Blackburn Rovers slid even closer to relegation with defeat at Swansea.

Bayern Munich are set to hand Manchester City misfit Edin Dzeko a return to Germany.

West Brom, Aston Villa and Stoke are keeping tabs on Jamie O'Hara's future.

Middlesbrough manager Tony Mowbray has warned of pay-cuts and a summer shake-up.

SUNDAY EXPRESS

Manchester United are lining up a £20million bid for Athletic Bilbao's exciting winger Iker Muniain.

Manchester City are preparing a summer raid on Newcastle for their latest goalscoring sensation Papiss Cisse.

SUNDAY MAIL

Artur Boruc last night revealed he wants to rejoin Celtic









MAIL ON SUNDAY

Liverpool's £35million striker Andy Carroll finally repaid the faith of manager Kenny Dalglish by scoring his side's FA Cup semi-final winner against Everton at Wembley.


THE SUN

Andy Carroll struck a late winner off his ponytail to send Liverpool into the FA Cup final and then declared: "I've never lost faith in my ability."

Also: Carlos Tevez smashed a brilliant hat-trick to swing Manchester City back into the title race.
SUNDAY MIRROR

Andy Carroll finally claimed centre stage as Liverpool's goal hero.


DAILY STAR ON SUNDAY

Man United boss Sir Alex Ferguson plans to sign one of three wingers in the summer - Athletic Bilbao's Iker Muniain, 19, Lille's Eden Hazard, 21, or Benfica's Argentinian talent Nicolas Gaitan, 24.
SUNDAY EXPRESS

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Carlos Tevez kept Manchester City's title hopes alive yesterday with a sensational hat-trick - followed by another act of defiance.

THE SUNDAY TIMES
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Liverpool's new director of football can expect to work on a summer transfer budget of £20m-£30m with recruitment focused on players under the age of 21.


THE OBSERVER
FA Cup semi-finals often have limited appeal. This was a close if undistinguished occasion and the nervousness had been distributed evenly.

Kenny Dalglish insisted Liverpool's dramatic FA Cup semi-final victory over Everton yesterday was the perfect riposte to the "battering" his club had taken this season.



THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

Roberto Mancini last night hailed Carlos Tevez after Manchester City's 6-1 demolition of Norwich City at Carrow Road.







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Postby Hammer Matty on Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:00 am

Cheers CH

Still buzzing from yesterday, cracking result.. papers make for good viewing today (except West Ham linked with another player soon to collect their pension)

Great BOTDs as well

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Postby Doc H Ball on Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:01 am

Cheers mate :thup:

Harry Redknob never thinks about the England job. Apparently, Rosie however thinks about it all the time.
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Postby cockney hammer on Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:03 am

Doc H Ball wrote:Cheers mate :thup:

Harry Redknob never thinks about the England job. Apparently, Rosie however thinks about it all the time.




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Cheers CH.
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Cheers CH
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Postby RyanWHUFC on Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:21 am

Cheers CH :thup:

Still feeling great about the win this morning.

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Postby Jedi Al Khalaas on Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:30 am

Ian Harte ???

I know sam can rejunenate , but not feeling this one at all
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Postby cockney hammer on Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:17 am

Allardyce demands three wins for West Ham



Sam Allardyce insists West Ham are back in the race for automatic promotion from the npower Championship after their stunning 6-0 drubbing of Brighton.

The Hammers shrugged off their recent home misery by blitzing Gus Poyet's play-off hopefuls with three goals in the first 10 minutes, before finishing them off in the second half.

"That was overdue and that is the problem," admitted the Upton Park boss, adding: "We're still feeling the pressure as we have no margin for error. It's got to be three wins, starting on Tuesday, and then we can rush and see if anyone has slipped up."

Portuguese winger Ricardo Vaz Te started the rout with a quickfire brace before skipper Kevin Nolan added the third. Vaz Te struck again with a superb scissor kick just after the hour mark to complete a sparkling hat-trick and take his tally to five goals in his last two matches.

Henri Lansbury deflected Carlton Cole's shot in for number five and Brighton's misery was complete when Gary Dicker put through his own net.

It means Allardyce's side, who had slipped off the pace following a rotten run of seven home matches without a win, are now just three points behind second-placed Southampton with three games to play.

"We needed three points and to win them in such style was thrilling and gives everyone a little bit more belief we can do what we wanted to do at the start of the season. Everything about the game was fantastic from start to finish and they were a well-deserved six goals."

Brighton manager Gus Poyet has maintained for most of the season his team are not ready for promotion, and they certainly proved him right.

The defeat had echoes of their 6-1 FA Cup drubbing at Liverpool earlier this season, in which they scored three own-goals.

"We knew how West Ham would start but we didn't deal with it," said Poyet. "The result is embarrassing. I said a few months ago we were not ready and I think Liverpool and West Ham have proved it."
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Postby Swiss Pauli on Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:27 am

Cheers, CH.
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Postby Puff Daddy on Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:29 am

Cheers CH ~ but Jaaskelainen :shock: ? Sure, he used to be top draw. In fact, I used to think he was the nearest thing to Peter Schmeichel, but I have noticed how the years have crept up with him. Obviously, Coyle thinks he has gone seriously downhill, if he thinks Bogdan is the better keeper. TBH, I can still see this one happening and possibly, wouldn't be too disappointed if we got him on a 1 year deal, if we do not have the appeal to anybody better, but I would have thought there were better, younger, keepers around on the continent
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Postby Post Horn Gallop on Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:20 pm

Must make Henderson (who in my opinion is a very good keeper) feel a right pratt. Jaskelinan only as back up.
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Postby cockney hammer on Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:28 pm

Post Horn Gallop wrote:Must make Henderson (who in my opinion is a very good keeper) feel a right pratt. Jaskelinan only as back up.


if we do not go up which might happen greeno sadly i think will leave and that will leave henderson as our number one goalkeeper so they are not going to give stech a chance who will also be gone,,

so i think they will go for jaskelinan as possible cover for henderson...
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Postby WestHamByTheSea on Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:40 pm

Cheers as always CH, epic effort today but I'm sure not as gruelling when it's a 6-0! :clap:

Post Horn Gallop wrote:Must make Henderson (who in my opinion is a very good keeper) feel a right pratt. Jaskelinan only as back up.


Agree with you PHG - if we do lose Rob then this would make sense; a very decent young keeper to get a chance firstly, but if he wobbles, a very experienced back-up in Jaskleinen.
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Postby Gummi on Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:45 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17719222

I wouldn't mind adding him to our defense if we go up.
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Postby Kent-Hammer15 on Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:50 pm

Cheers CH
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Postby Puff Daddy on Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:53 pm

cockney hammer wrote:
if we do not go up which might happen greeno sadly i think will leave and that will leave henderson as our number one goalkeeper so they are not going to give stech a chance who will also be gone,,

so i think they will go for jaskelinan as possible cover for henderson...


Precisely, Of course, it all depends on what league we are in, but assuming it to be The Premiership, with Green and Stech gone and most, likely Boffin too, there is absolutely no way in this world that the owners, or BFS, will be so negligent in their duties to this club to allow us to go into a Premiership season with a rookie goalkeeper like Henderson as our first choice GK. He may be good, possibly, very good, but we cannot take that chance. Henderson, will be our cover GK, for whoever will be our first choice keeper, unless we fail to get promotion, then it may be different
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Postby Jarvo on Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:53 pm

cockney hammer wrote:they are not going to give stech a chance who will also be gone


Does his contract with us have to expire so that we don't owe his previous employers the money? If so, is the tactic to let his contract run out, then re-sign him as a free agent? :think:
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Re: sunday's news 15th april includes west ham

Postby dapablo on Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:02 pm

cheers CH
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Re: sunday's news 15th april includes west ham

Postby Gummi on Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:03 pm

Jarvo wrote:Does his contract with us have to expire so that we don't owe his previous employers the money? If so, is the tactic to let his contract run out, then re-sign him as a free agent? :think:


The deal is if he doesn't play for a club named West Ham United (first team, league appearance), we don't need to pay them. Otherwise we could just mutually terminate the contract, sign him up and avoid the fee.
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