Prediction League – match day 2 update

It runs in the family then, the cynicism! Only son of HM and HM himself scooped decent points this week. We both somehow felt we’d lose to Palace.

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WHU vs Crystal Palace

Points

Total

Florida Hammer

2 – 1

-1

4

Orange

3 – 1

-1

4

Harry – son of HM

0 – 2

3

3

Headmaster

1 – 2

3

3

American

Hammer

2 – 1

-1

2

HammerRay

2 – 1

-1

2

Stelios J

3 – 1

-1

2

AoF

0 – 0

0

0

ClaretNBlues

1 – 1

0

0

DevoDevo

1 – 1

0

0

Graybo

0 – 0

0

0

Roshi

1 – 1

0

0

Sactown

2 – 0

-1

0

WHU647580

2 – 0

-1

0

ADeludedCoker

2 – 1

-1

-1

Alan Carter

2 – 1

-1

-1

Bomad

2 – 0

-1

-1

Goatygav

2 – 1

-1

-1

West Ham vs Crystal Palace; a bad day at the office

Look, as is my normal modus operandi, I don’t propose to post anything too in-depth today. I enjoyed the game in The Lord Stanley with a number of friends but, sadly, the actual game at the Boleyn Ground panned out exactly as I predicted it might do,with a win for Crystal Palace.

So, why was that then?

  1. Crystal Palace were more ‘up for it’
  2. Alan Pardew, as a returning manager was most definitely more ‘up for it’
  3. No criticism from C&B today in terms of the initial team selection, which looked absolutely fit for purpose
  4. In terms of desire, we were second best all afternoon
  5. The only spell in which we looked threatening was after Palace were reduced to 10 men

A bad day at the office? Maybe so.

Disappointing? Without a doubt.

 

 

ALLARDYCE! We love him! No?

It’s no secret that here at C&B we aren’t massive fans of Sam Allardyce, In fact both Dave (Headmaster) and myself surrendered our season tickets because of him. We also know a few other fans who have done the same.

As Hammers fans you may think that is a bit extreme and unnecessary, and indeed we have been called many names for doing such a thing. Names that I won’t repeat here. We have also been labelled as an ‘anti West Ham site’. Let me reassure you all though, both HM and myself are massive West Ham fans (and so are our regular contributors) and have been for many years. We both agree that Davids Gold and Sullivan are doing a decent job and we both also agree that the only reason we haven’t renewed our season ticket is because paying £650+ a year to watch the football that Allardyce delivers is just not a viable option.

As far as this site is concerned, I can absolutely promise you that we are not anti West Ham but purely anti Sam Allardyce. We fully support the team through thick and thin.

That said, it brings me to the point of the post. Please post below with the reasons you either like, love or loathe Allardyce. I’m genuinely interested to hear why you feel the way you do about him.

Personally I detest the man because of his arrogance, team selection, tactics and his inability to accept blame for things that are clearly his responsibility.