West Ham Utd 2 Crewe 0: the opposition view

  • by Staff Writer
  • Wednesday, 29th August 2012

OV's were a little thin on the ground following last night's 2-0 win against the League One side so it's to Twitter we turned in order to maintain our regular quota of post-match contributions...

"Despite the result, this game saw a much improved performance from the Alex. First half an hour was a very even game and it was a little disappointing that we fell behind when we did. Martin will be disappointed he didn't push Nolan's shot round the post or out of the danger area when Maiga put in the rebound to make it 2-0. We tired in the last 10 minutes and West Ham were content to play keep ball and not really look for a third, but this was a decent performance by the Alex; all the players put in a shift and can be proud of how they did. A very enjoyable evening, it has to be said."
- jj1532

"Sam Allardyce had the luxury of making ten changes to his West Ham side but they still produced too much quality for Crewe. The Railwaymen certainly acquitted themselves much better than they did at Brentford on Saturday, but like the weekend defeat at Griffin Park one of our former forwards came back to haunt us. Nicky Maynard's superbly-taken opener set his new club on the way to the third round of the League Cup."
- crewealex.net

"If we play like this on Saturday I can only see an Alex win. Listening to last night's game and reading today's Sentinel, SD is very proud of the performance."
- Alexnewbie67

Nicky Maynard: still a star and a real gent. He didn't celebrate in front of the away fans and also went to them at the end and acknowledged them. A true player that lad. Well done Nicky, we all still hold you in great honour.
- JastheBase

"The players worked hard, had their moments and gave it a real good go. We had some opportunities. The goalkeeper made a good save from AJ (Leitch-Smith) when he was played in and I thought we had a claim for a penalty when Harry Bunn went down. Our heads did go down a bit when they scored the second goal but they kept themselves going, worked hard and, although I'm obviously disappointed with the result and the fact that we have gone out of the competition, I am a proud manager. I think we showed what we are capable of."
- Steve Davis (Crewe Alexandra manager)

"Two games in 48 hours = aches and pains = difficult to sleep! Two wins serves as great pain relief though."
- Jordan Spence (West Ham Utd)

"Thanks to everyone that's helped me to achive my first team debut tonight. Great result and a great performance."
- George Moncur (West Ham Utd)

"A good performance and result tonight. In the hat for the next round. Thanks for the support and messages!"
- Dan Potts (West Ham Utd)

"Happy with the result today, good to keep a clean sheet on my debut. A few hairy moments but they'll be ironed out with game time. Thanks for the support."
- Stephen Henderson (West Ham Utd)

"A good result tonight. Really enjoyed it and was great to see the young lads play well. The future looks bright!"
- Matt Taylor (West Ham Utd)

"A shame about the Alex tonight but West Ham were always gonna be too strong!"
- Dean Ashton (ex West Ham Utd and Crewe Alexandra)

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