Monday, October 30, 2006


In Pards We Trust!

West Ham 2 - 1 Blackburn

Firstly we're fans - we pay good money to be fickle. Secondly I'm so pleased for Alan Pardew right now, the writing would have surely been on the wall for him if we had not secured 3 points this morning.

Pardew proved a few of us wrong who groaned as we saw Sheringham had been drafted in to replace midweek goalscorer Marlon Harewood. Yet the evergreen Sheringham played one of the best performances I've seen from him in a Claret n Blue shirt. He obviously lacks pace but everytime he was about to lose the ball because of it he managed to get some kind of touch to push it to someone in a West Ham shirt - and some of those were sublime balls creating some fantastic link up play which we have been starved of this season. And what a goal! Great chipped ball from the right by Yossi and a towering header into the top corner ending West Ham's Premier League goal drought which goes back to September 9th when Zamora scored against Villa.

Sheringham for me ever so slightly overshaddowed Hayden Mullins for man of the match. Hayden was a rock in midfield and to be fair has been one of the better performers of the season so far. And he deserved his goal for his endeavours. I can't see Mascherano dislodging Hadyen - it sounds silly but I don't think he has anything that our Mullins doesn't! But it's going to be good to have two options for defensive midfield once we find form and players can be rotated into a confident unit - note I said once we find form - I do beleive we can pull this together! This was absolutely vital the 3 points we gained this morning as our next 3 fixtures pit us against Arsenal & Chelsea sandwiching a tricky tie at the Riverside.

Congratulations Alan and the boys - Our season starts here!

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