Filed: Sunday, 26th August 2012
By: Staff Writer
Unsurprisingly, Swansea fans were delighted with their team's performance against Sam Allardyce's hugely disappointing West Ham that left the Welsh club top of the Premier League...
"I thought it was very unprofessional the way Sam Allardyce slagged off Jussi and Collins on MOTD last night. Behind closed doors, fair enough. But not to the world. Must have done absolutely nothing for their confidence. I feel so sorry for West Ham. They have to put up with that hoofball nonsense week in week out. The man's a dinosaur and the sooner he finds himself managing a lower-league team the better."
"In the first half their up and unders caused us considerable discomfort I thought. Then at half time he brought on Vaz Te for Tomkins and they tried to play a litle bit more football which played right into our hands. They also looked completely knackered after about 10 minutes of the second half."
"I can't say that I'm one of those who demands that a manager has to rage up and down the touchline as a demonstration of his 'Passhun' for the game. I'm quite happy if a manager sits in the stands to get a better overall perspective if he prefers. However I have to say that Fat Sam's 'slouched in the seat' display yesterday defied belief. Talk about leaving yourself open to criticism!"
- Always Right
"Ron Greenwood must be turning in his grave. Sam's tactics: Plan A - lump it up to the striker; Plan B - Jarvis to the byline and cross it to the striker; Plan C - just gerrit into t'mix. Very sad to see a club with a proud tradition of playing football turn into a team of thugs playing hoofball. Stoke v West Ham? Christ on a bike..."
- Warwick Hunt
"In the first half West Ham could have come in a few goals to the good. They would be a very hard team to beat if they go one up. They will survive on home games and I think Collins will be okay this season; when I have seen him he has stood out in a struggling team. He was my MOM at the Liberty in a 0 0 draw last year and did okay away at Villa Park. An effective player, but he made a mistake yesterday."
"There was a touch of fortune in the first two goals, but they were both the result of our hard work, closing down and excellent build up play. West Ham were poor apart from maybe 15 minutes in the first half. Even if our first two goals were a bit fortunate we could still have scored a bag full today, they were utter pants."
- Half Man Half Monkey
"Two games, two wins, two clean sheets, you just can't have any complaints. Leon Britton said last week's 5-0 win at QPR was a one-off, and he was right, but it was important that we could prove that it wasn't just a case of playing well against a side riddled with defensive errors. You still have to take your chances, and they did again today. The opposition will improve, we haven't faced anyone in the class of the Manchester sides, but you can only play against what's in front of you, and it's so far so good."
- Swansea VF
"We won but if you listened to the press, it was basically down to West Ham losing which does us great discredit. We have broken the spirit of the two clubs we've played so far and no Lawro, I don't think West Ham will be alright."
"Sam Allardyce’s team had began well enough, their five-man midfield hustling and harrying Swansea out of their cultured stride for the opening 20 minutes. But all that early East End promise evaporated in nine minutes of madness, as two calamitous mistakes left them reeling."
- The Mail
"West Ham are a work in progress - and there's loads of work to do. I'll be surprised to see Sam there for much longer. Getting them up meant the natives kept quiet but Hammers fans won't be happy playing like that and losing. Once we settled down and coped with the physical stuff we gave them a comprehensive footballing lesson. "
*Comments original posted at Vital Football, Planet Swans and the Daily Mail.
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by Ady Northfield
05:42PM 28th Aug 2012
''Went to the Villa game; great result but against one of the worst sides I have seen. I found out on TV that Darren Bent was playing! I did not even know.
Swansea away! Speechless, we were as bad if not worse than Villa. Every Premier team can play against the high ball, especially when we play it to a player that can't get off the ground. Play two small stikers then we have to keep the ball on the floor. I have said so many times square pegs in round holes, Kevin Nolan please someone keep a camera on him all game. He strolls about all game. Ok he scored against Villa but can we afford to play him when we need all 11 players working?
We play one stiker to keep him in the team, better players are left out to house him, players play out of position to house him.
Well I'm going to the Fulham game and fancy we can beat them. Fingers crossed.''
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