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West Ham lose again, at home.

This time we lose to Crystal Palace.

No disrespect there, Pulis has turned them into a decent outfit  and as I posted yesterday, this was a game I feared for many reasons.

We had a couple of decent penalty shouts as it happens. On another day we might have nicked something.

We will stay up, I’m pretty sure of that already.

But let’s be clear people, this is categorically NOT West Ham. This is football of the worst kind.

“and the west ham man of the match is……….” Who actually cares? They were ALL shi#

You renew your season ticket if you want to. Me?

 

No.

West Ham vs Crystal Palace – a few thoughts

  1. Allardyce at least recognises that it is an important one to win today, citing the hope that we end the day on 40 points and level with our visitors. The language this week is not about ‘getting something from the game’ but would appear to be appropriately ambitious and going for the win.
  2. Palace are on an unbelievable run. 4 straight victories, including an outstanding one on their last away encounter just a few days ago at Goodison Park. They are not to be taken lightly.
  3. Pullis has Palace playing some decent stuff. I’m sure if Puncheon had been playing for us, he’d be on loan at QPR by now but he doesn’t, he plays for them – and he is banging them in for fun just now not to mention lighting up games with his flair and style.
  4. Allardyce recognises the excellent job Pullis has done, as well as the panache with which they are doing it. In his view, though, a manager can only use the tools at his disposal and adapt his coaching style accordingly. That, to me, seemed like a direct snub in terms of the abilities of our own squad, assembled by guess who, but maybe I am reading too much into it.
  5. We’ll get vocally murdered on the terraces. Palace’s crowd are fast becoming the most vociferous and persistent in the division. Our home support these days is, frankly, poor.

Dylan Tombides – RIP

Just a few words from us here at Claret and Blues to express our sadness at the passing of Dylan Tombides. Diagnosed with the dreaded testicular cancer 3 years ago, Dylan battled on bravely and I was privileged to be there when he made his first team debut against Wigan in September 2012.

His passing at the tender age of 20 is, frankly, a heart breaker. With a 17 year old son myself, a fellow season ticket holder in fact, I cannot begin to imagine the pain his family must be in right now.

There will be more than a few moist eyes tomorrow afternoon as we applaud the memory of Dylan for a minute before kick off.

RIP, son.

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