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Disappointing ratings for the Hammers

The Claret and Hugh West Ham player ratings have recorded some of the worst ratings since the scheme begun after the defeat against Burnley. Fabianski was the only player to record a seven score with a 7.08 which made him Hammers man of the match again.

Robert Snodgrass and Declan Rice were the only Hammers to record a score in the sixes both with an average score of 6.39.

Top of the fives was Michail Antonio with 5.68 with Aaron Cresswell on an average score of 5.08
Angelo Ogbonna scored the top of the fours with an average of 4.99 with Andy Carroll on 4.88, Issa Diop on 4.66 and Grady Diabgana on 4.6
Mark Noble topped the threes with an average score of 3.93 Marko Arnautovic on 3.86 and Felipe Anderson on 3.52
If you think it couldn’t get any worst think again as Lucas Perez could only manage an average score of 2.68 which has to be the lowest average score we have ever collated on the Claret and Hugh player ratings.

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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

2 comments on “Disappointing ratings for the Hammers

  1. I would rather say it was the performance from our players that were disappointing. The ratings was quite accurate in my opinion (except I thought you fellow fans were a bit kind to Ogbonna).

    I hope we come back strongly vs Brighton so we can forget about the Burnley match sooner rather than later.

  2. I find the 3’s hardly surprising. Noble had a lousy game, & with him being needed to feed Arnie & Felipe, I am hardly surprised at their low ratings. The problem I see with Noble is that he struggles with the Pelle way of playing… he can’t seem to make the right decision in a tight situation & frequently opts for the the long cross-pitch option, or the more glamorous & precarious pass, invariably putting the intended recipient of the ball in a tough situation, if it reaches him at all. I see his other issue being his misinterpretation of the style of play Pelle is trying to instil. Pelle is very much a MC project with retention of the ball, based on ability. He understands professional fouls by the players, but not hard needless challenges. Pelle relies on mistakes or loose play by the opposition. Just because Burnley are a rough & unscrupulous team, it is not up to us to try & beat them at their own game. If we had played the Pelle way & maintained control of the game as opposed to sinking to the Burnley gutters, we were more likely to beat them. Pelle has emphasised frequently that our model is to play ‘our’ game. A lot of this revolves around the midfield & defence, with the frontline benefitting from their endeavours. A lot of this revolves around Noble & Rice. If one part of the pair is unsure & trying to rush the ball forward, the whole falls apart. This is not to say Noble is incapable, but there are reasons why he is occasionally dropped. He is a long-serving servant of the club, accustomed to playing a certain style of football & being slow to adjust, as is the case with a lot of West Ham fans, who misinterpret passion for aggression.. He naturally moves towards a tight situation to try & battle it out. This frequently happens on the left. He charges in to “help out”, instead of moving to a space and creating a solution. It would be better if Cresswell or Masuaku kicked the ball out for a throw in if there is no good pass option available rather than having more players in the “mix”, so we can regroup. Nobles legs are not gone in the Pelle project, but his brain needs to move with the times. Felipe & Arnie are smart footballers & can see no benefit in fighting it out in a crowd, and as such are viewed as lazy. Feed them properly & in an organised fashion & they will perform. Burnley pressed our midfield & made attacking runs from their midfield which pushed us backwards. This also formed a large part of their defensive play. We played into their hands. We didn’t score against the worst defence in the league. Go figure

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