Monday, May 08, 2006


Spurs win caps off a fine league season... and there's still the FA Cup to go!

West Ham United. Ah, what a football club. This time last season blah blah blah, but would you look at us now. A great performance against an ill Spurs side saw the East Londoners come out 2-1 victors, although the scoreline flattered Tottenham somewhat.

A cracking good game, at least if you're a Hammer. It was great to deny the Spuds their champions league slot, although I'd rather it didn't go to Arsenal. At any rate the Irons played very well with a good shape and plenty of hunger. Just the way we should be against our biggest top-flight rivals (can I remind everyone that Millwall were relegated to League One?). It capped off a brilliant season and, come what may at Cardiff, I'll be very happy.

Player ratings

Shaka 7 - didn't have much to do.
Konchesky 7 - looking like his old self, maybe he just needed a rest.
Gabbers 7 - very good reading of the game.
Anton 7 - played well apart from the goal.
Scaloni 6 - decent.
Yossi 8 - harried Spurs like nothing else and got a nice goal. Could have had four if he'd found his shooting boots early.
NRC 7 - tireless.
Fletcher 9 - Outstanding. Involved in everything in attack or defence. Put in some brilliant tackles and incisive passes. Well done Fletch, I reckon you've earned yourself a start against the Scousers.
Newton 7 - saw a side of him that I haven't seen before, reminded me vaguely of Trevor Sinclair. 10K is improving and it wouldn't surprise me if he came really good on the basis of this performance.
Sheringham 6 - Poor but did have his moments.
Zamora 8 - worked very hard and, once again, excellent support play although he really has to make the most of his chances. Should start with Marlon next week.

Harewood 7 - hassled well when he came on.
Reid 6 - No chance to impress.

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