Fans blast Irons ‘safety first’ policy

West Ham fans have been responding to this afternoon ‘s 1-1 draw at Swansea on the ClaretandHugh Facebook forum and website “Leave a Comment” area.

Despite a thrilling game and a cracking Andy Carroll goal, the majority appear to believe it was an opportunity missed.

Here’s a selection of immediate post match comments:


Neil Abrey As far as today was concerned I do not understand why we would start trying to defend a 1-0 lead with more than half the game left to play especially when we look a decent team when we play football. However, realistically we don’t want to qualify for Europe next year. We will need to sign Jenkinson, Song and Reid (or equivalents) just to stand still) and it is not as if any big money will be coming in from selling anyone. I don’t think we will have the squad to compete in domestic and European competitions.

PennsylvaniaHammer: As the season goes on, for me, it’s clear that Jenks and Creswell have been the biggest difference.  Song, Sakho and Downing’s resurrection have all played a massive part but if we lost either of those two I think we would notice it more than any other absences

Lee Pearce Draw is not bad at all. Remember that winless run includes Swansea n Chelski away and Arsenal at home. Not easy games . . This “new team” is only in its first season. Improvement doesnt happen over night. COYI

Ricky Charlie Hebdo Peters why is the management team of the mindset to sit back on a lead .. surely the best form of defence is attack ….

David Head Sorry about the same old thing, but how much more mobile did we look when the teacher’s pet Nolan came off, he should be an impact sub at best, we have better players now. I bet Sam ships out Poyet to keep a place for Nolan in cm.

Martin Pacetti Nothing like sitting back though and waiting for them to level, how many times.

Alan Goulding Its Just not good

Richard Trezise My bet for Tuesday is a screw up and then lots of excuses and blame from the manager. Not one bit of it will be directed at himself.


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2 comments on “Fans blast Irons ‘safety first’ policy

  1. This is the only way BFS can direct his team,to him 1-1 at Swansea is a victory but a draw again is not the point.the fans would sooner see 3 games of attractive football and loose 2 and still get 3 points then 3 draws playing safe football,I agree Poyet should start every game before KN he is the future and sending him off to a championship team will not help him improve, if KN starts on Tuesday we can say goodbye to our season after drawing against us and grabbing a goal today proved they have there confidence back,.

  2. The draws keep on coming with Sam’s negative changes (He was on the phone with Macca so we can assume he dictated it) Swansea, Everton and West Brom all of these should have been wins two of the teams were very low on confidence and Swansea looked devoid of hope before he sat back and invited all three teams to play… this is not a man thinking clearly. If he can change his mindset again to go back to attacking football then I would support him being given another contract because he is a good manager but if he persists in reverting to negative football every time we go 1 – 0 up then we should look to get a proven international manager in that can take us to the next level playing good football for 90 minutes of each game. Someone like Pochetino or Koeman would be perfect.

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