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Bowen explains Irons must start more quickly


By Hughie Southon

Jarrod |Bowen has  a particular memory of the away match at Chelsea this season – with a late late goal from Maxi Cornet being ruled out by VAR because the No 20 was adjudged to have fouled the keeper.

Jarrod makes it clear in The Long Read on www,whufc.com there is nothing he can say about the decision so we will say it for him.

It was the worst decision probably ever seen with the keeper making a terrible meal of a straightforward collision which was in no way our player’s fault.

Revenge is required for such an injustice and we will all be hoping we get it at the London Stadium tomorrow lunchtime when the place will be rocking.

Chelsea’s stats since manager Graham Potter took over are not great and we have a real chance notably on the back of the display at Newcastle last weekend when easrning a very good 1-1 draw.

And Jarrod said: “Chelsea have obviously done things a different way, but they’ve got the resources and are building for the future.

If you look, they’ve bought players who are 21 or 22, so obviously they are there for a long-term project, to be there for however many years.

Sometimes it can take a bit of time to gel, particularly when players are new to the Premier League, but I’ve watched a few of their games and their players have looked really, really good.

So, it will be difficult, we know that, but it’s always a great game when we play Chelsea. The fans love it and we as players love playing in it as well.

I think we can build on our recent performances and we’ve got three good games behind us against Everton, Derby and Newcastle to give us that bit of confidence and feelgood going into this game.

We just need to start a bit quicker than we did at St James’ Park last weekend!

That said, we reacted well and controlled the game pretty well and could have won it. We need to start strong this afternoon, put them on the back foot.”

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About Hugh5outhon1895

Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

2 comments on “Bowen explains Irons must start more quickly

  1. Stop explaining it and go and do it. Actions speak louder than words.

  2. Yes, it must be well known to all other teams that the Hammers are notoriously slooow starters. Like, we are still asleep by the time the opposition have scored. It would be nice if we didn’t always give teams an advantage like this. And, as much as I hate to say it, Fabianski seems to be susceptible to high angled shots at goal early on.

    Let’s hope that our men don’t capitulate like the women did against Chelsea!

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