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Cresswell becomes the fall guy

Aaron Creswell was singled out as the player who  bore the onerous task of speaking to the West Ham media department people after what Manuel Pellegrini described as the worst performance since he took over as boss.

In two easy words he became the “fall guy” who drew the short straw when there was no requirement to speak to any of them.

Quite why we have the usual platitudes inflicted on us immediately after such inept  performances is beyond me.

It’s not as if there’s anything he can say which will be of any consequence after the boss himself has made his thoughts on the team’s incompetence so clear.

I simply don’t get – surely it’s best to leave harm alone – at least for 24 hours at least when the full meaning of the shocking display sinks in with sum of them that the depth and disgrace of defeat really shouldn’t be exacerbated by peddling out cliche after cliche.

Cress wasn’t the worst of yesterday’s offenders but he bravely took on the issues of the whole team but at the end of the day it is meaningless.

He told www.whufc.com:“It was a bad day at the office. Everton fully deserved the win. We weren’t good enough throughout the whole game, particularly in the first half. It wasn’t good enough. They went 2-0 up and that was too hard to come back from. 

“It was one of those days, and we need to put it behind us now. We are now looking forward to our last six games.”

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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

3 comments on “Cresswell becomes the fall guy

  1. Another bad day at the Office !!! Is that all , thank god for that then . And all the other bad days can just be forgotten , so nothing to worry about then , phew .
    A bad day at the office can be guaranteed if not even the Manager turns up . He knew how megga this game was for us to take advantage of Watford & Wolves losing but then goes and selects a completely nonsensical team . Motivation is not the only issue here , it would seem . There was a complete lack of pride and disrespect for the Fans demonstrated out there yesterday and there can no excuse for it .

  2. At least fans can’t blame Captain Mark Noble he seems to be the fall guy every game we lose, and even some we win! We are having a few too many bad days at the office! Why are we starting to be so wet as a team! 225 mile each way drive is starting to get too much for this! The sooner this season Again ends the better.

  3. I don’t agree that we should leave harm alone, if the players don’t turn up then someone needs to face the music to atone for performances like that. 10 out of 14 players used were to blame yesterday, we are supposed to play as a team not 4 individuals not being helped out by the rest.

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