Filed: Tuesday, 27th September 2011
By: Staff Writer
It's been a frustrating opening 45 minutes at the Boleyn Ground as the Hammers look to go top of the Championship.
Despite reverting to a 442 formation in order to facilitate Sam Baldock, making his full debut, the visitors have perhaps been the better of the two sides.
They certainly had the better of the chances, and none more so than when former Hammer Lee Bowyer hit the post with a curling effort; Rob Green appeared to take a vital touch on the way.
At the other end West Ham enjoyed plenty of possession without really testing goalkeeper David Stockdale, although Abdoulaye Faye and Henri Lansbury both went close.
West Ham need to step up a gear in the second half; we'll have more for you at the final whistle.
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by g portugal
10:20PM 27th Sep 2011
''How many times are we going to concede late goals? Why is it that just like under Avram Grant we still cannot shut up shop in the final minutes of a game? Why is it that Kevin Nolan contributes so little to the game? Why is it that we stand like statues with little or no movement? Why is it that when we have throw-ins, nobody wants the ball?
Why is that in the last two home matches we just hoof the long ball at every opportunity?
The players and the manager better start coming up with some answers. Fast. Because ANYBODY who thinks that way we have played these last three matches is acceptable clearly has lost his mind. There is NOTHING even REMOTELY satisfactory about the performances or the results from the Millwall game onward. ''
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