Adrian has the chance to put some heat on Joe Hart this evening although the majority of us will probably be hoping otherwise.
We need no further dramas in a season which has got off on entirely the wrong foot with Hart himself looking uncertain at the start of his Hammers loan spell.
A top showing from the Spaniard is probably the last one anybody wants aganst the League 2 but Adrian suggests the game could be a tough affair.
If so he will be doing his best to ensure that the manager takes notice of him after the hype surrounding Hart’s arrival at the club.
He said: ““We have to be ready to play away from home on their pitch in front of their fans. It will be tough because they’ll want to win as well, as it’s a massive game with a Premier League team coming to their stadium.
“We know their strategy and the kind of game they want to play, but we will play our game as well and also defend their set plays and concentrate on each ball they put into our box.
“At the end of the day, though, we are West Ham and we have to be prepared to go there and get a good result.”
“It’s a great opportunity for me, the first time I have worn the West Ham shirt this season. I am 100 per cent ready and will always give my best to help the team.
“Obviously as a player I want to play every game and I will work for this but now it is Joe’s time and I have to support him and on Wednesday it is time for him to support me and I’m sure we will both be happy at the end because we will win the game.”
A very admirable comment about it being ‘Joe’s time now’ , from a very admirable Hammer.
I hope he plays well, we play well and win COYI !!!
The last thing we want is a tough showing by Adrian ; On yer bike Hugh . We need Adrian to be up for it and perform . He is IMO better than , or at the very least , as good as Hart . How many Tee Shirts with the Number 1 have we sold ?? . We didn’t need to sign Hart . He probably won’t make this next World Cup on his performance so far . There were shots at goal over the the last two games that Adrian would have made a better fist of . Punching away balls is not what Goalkeeping is about . Forgive me for being ” old fashioned ” but goalkeeping is about Collecting the Ball and using it . , Not letting it back into the oppositions possession by losing control of it . Keepers have huge oversized gloves to catch the ball , so catch the effing things . Maybe next up will be extra wide shin pads .
Not that today’s paper thin shin pads protect players anyway judging by how many players go down as though polaxed at the mearest contact . Hart should be , as a loan player , Adrian’s understudy . Head and shoulders above shampoo boy .
No one has the #1 shirt? But I agree I hope Adrian does well and I think he knows the swaud better and is a more solid keeper. Would trade Hart for a good CB.
But his Punching, an lack of shot stopping, just doesn’t seem to be there and I know he is used to a more solid defense but we don’t have that and Adrian knows how to work with Collins Reid Ogbonna. I would say 3 Shots Hart let in Adrian would have saved. So I have no problem w Adiran being stellar and he shoulder have started fro.nthe first place it was is spot to lose Harts to Earn and he didn’t do that in Preseason.
But Alas since he make £130k and he was England’s #1 won’t be this year won’t be in squad sorry. Butland Piickfod, and Heaton most likely.
But point is they don’t want £130k wages on the bench even if its the right thing to do.
Think Hart started early like Noble think it is his time too t step aside
Whilst I’d rather he has nothing to do tonight, I want Adrian to play well if needed.
Also want to see Hacksawbandage (😜) get a run out.
Who ! Vic 😂😂
Just stick w Sead for me
Adrian and Hinge played well, more competent than Hart and Reid at this early stage of the season.
Ginge not hinge bloody auto correct 😡😡😡