Sunday, August 20, 2006


Winning ways for West Ham

A brace from Bobby Zamora and a goal from Carlton Cole - with his very first competitive touch of a ball in a West Ham shirt - was enough to see West Ham comfortably beat Charlton in the first game of the season.

An early penalty against the run of play due to a Danny Gabbidon handball saw Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink score once again against the Irons, but a foolish second yellow from Toure saw the Addicks reduced to ten men against a rampant West Ham side. Zamora and Bowyer combined to pull the lead back and then to put West Ham ahead. A third goal from Carlton Cole just moments after he ran onto the pitch in the dying moments was enough to see West Ham pick up their first points of the season.

From what I heard on the tinny old radio, Bowyer had a storming game, and Zamora sounded very active as well. It seemed as though we were pretty dominant and had a couple of penalty claims turned down (Harewood was unfairly booked for one of them, so I'm told).

Just like last season it's 3-1 again after being behind at halftime, but this time we were competitive - nay, dominant - from the first whistle.

I love this club. Premiership? No worries. FA Cup? Been there. UEFA Cup? Bring it on!


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