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Finally a point in August

It was my first visit to the Amex stadium in the rolling hills of Sussex and it was an enjoyable day out despite the missing away win.

West Ham fans were in fine voice in the town centre before kick despite the south coast side being something of a bogey team for us that we hadn’t won a single Premier League point in August since 2016.

While the forced changes of Felipe Anderson and Sebastien Haller were a challenge for Manuel Pellegrini the dropping of Michail Antonio and Fabian Balbuena were less understandable when the team sheet was published.

The three thousand strong Claret and Blue army sang more songs about VAR in the ground than the team which maybe tells us much about the game.

Hernandez who did absolutely nothing in the first half but he proved that if he is given service in the box he will score as he did in Brighton to give the Hammers their first point in almost three years.

Overall I thought a draw for a fair result for both teams.

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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

5 comments on “Finally a point in August

  1. Thanks Sean – always nice to hear from someone who was at the game

    While a point in August is nice , three at Vicarage road would be amazing COYI

    • 3 points is unlikely in that performance believe me Brighton were superior .Why but Cardoso if he’s not in the bench . Suppose to buy players that improve us does Pelligrini not grit him can’t be worse than the defence we had out there . Same for Ajeti why did he not get on we were toothless mate.

  2. Sean a draw was not a fair result , the only reason we got a draw was Fabianski . Our defence was shoddy yet again and our attack was toothless Brighton were the better team . I don’t like to say it but we were second best . This is not good enough for a team who Pelligrini says we have the depth to compete . We did not compete we were just lucky so please don’t sugar coat it . I expect much better .

  3. Glad you had a good day out.
    Unfortunately the Team didn’t seem to travel so well, looked tired and slow to the ball.
    A point is a great takeaway from a poor performance…

  4. It’s early days from the highlights I saw we look like we did early last season, disorganised without the ball. MP wants us to have more possession and if we continue to be bad without the ball it’s easy to understand why. Hopefully Ajeti is going to be our Pukki because despite his goals Hernandez doesn’t offer enough to the team to warrant starting matches.Will be having my first day out next week at Vicarage Road and hopeful that we can improve further COYI !!!

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