Did Downing cost us?

The appalling clearance by Stewart Downing last night allowed Arsenal to get back into the game just before half-time at the Emirates and some would argue changed the game. It was a good example that a team can never afford to make a  mistake or show any weakness in the Premier league. Each premier league position is worth around £900,000 while Premier League survival is worth a minimum of £60 million in TV broadcast income.  Stewart Downing cost West ham £6 million in transfer fees and is thought to earn £200,000 per month in wages. The pressure is on these highly paid players to eliminate even the smallest of mistakes from their game.



About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter