Disappointment at Sam’s line-up


It wasn’t only a large body of fans who sighed in exasperation when the Irons team was announced this afternoon.

The predictable inclusion of Carlton Cole was expected with some resignation but when  Ricardo Vaz Te’s name was spotted on the team sheet, the response from on high was not good.

Well placed Hammers individuals  had been expecting the likes of Mauro Zarate and  Diego Poyet to get there chance.

And there was a too familiar look about a line up which again showed itself to be goal shy.

In the end we managed 10 shots with four  on target so we will need to wait for Enner Valencia to get up to speed to give us a real goal threat.

One source told us: “There was huge disappointment from several well placed people.

“We have spent a lot of money this season and to find Zarate for example not given a chance off Cole was very disappointing.

“One very highly placed individual said: “If that’s how we are going to line up at home we aren’t looking forward to away 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!"

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  • harnser says:

    All the New York Hammers felt the same way. Poor line up. Should have have substituted for real strikers when they were 10 men at least. How long can we lat BFS ruin our club. Sack him now and save the season.

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