Dicks disappointed at one-up again


DicksMatch pundits Julian Dicks and Rob Lee were happy to see a solid defensive display from the team but can see few signs of a new attacking policy going forward.

Julian said: “It was solid and disciplined and I was happy with that but what disappoints me is that it’s one up again.

Carlton Cole had to fight for every ball and you do need midfielders to get alongside and go beyond. We had Tony Cottee and he was only 5ft 4in!

“You don’t need to be a big man to hold tie ball up. TC could do it. I hope Sam Allardyce plays two up in pre-season. That’s what these games are for. You have to try it.”

And Lee said: “Defensively it  was good but I can’t see any signs of the new attacking policy we have been hearing about.”

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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!"

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  • Michael Miller says:

    I can’t see the point of playing Fanimo and Potts, they’ve no chance of being in the a
    First Team so what’s that all about – why not play Cresswell and Jenkinson?

  • HammerJeff says:

    Well that was boring! Penalties were the best bit!

    Should have kept Cole on and had Rob Lee up front with him! Still no signs of the style changing whatsoever… Surely this would be the time to experiment with formation and style? But no…. Gonna be a long season


  • philtheiron says:

    Attacking intent? Carroll is injured, Valencia missed the trip and zarate is carrying an injury and is not match fit!

    That leaves calton and Vaz! They weren’t strikers before and they certainly ain’t strikers now!

  • Owl says:

    Claret & Hugh lead the way with in depth sound bites!

    Lets see some in-depth & well researched articles with analysis for supporters who need more than sound bites!
    Personally I think I’ll wait for comment from someone who has had success as a top manager.

  • Owl says:

    The fact that we haven’t got another left back and that Potts is being given a chance to fight for the position can’t have escaped anyone? With the creative force of Ravel on the wane, surely Lletget’s inclusion isn’t a bad thing?

    I see plenty of knee jerking these days but very little in-depth analysis.

  • Hers the in depth analysis. No shots on target…no creativity…no pace….No passion…no change in approach..set up not to lose rather than win.in fact the usual analysis

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