Hammers get it…this is the Pellegrini Way

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First things first – we’re off the bottom and up to 16th.

Today we were introduced to the Pellegrini Way on his 65th birthday and it was beautiful to watch at times – entertaining and the kind of football I remember from a lot of years back as I grew up with my football club.

The Hammers of 2018 are getting it!

The man said it would take time to get things right and the introduction of the skipper, Obiang, Rice who know each other’s games well was a contributing factor in a big way.

Yarmolenko’s two goal first start with the second – a left foot top corner drive after a fabulous  step over – left me  and no doubt you – breathless.

The first came as a result of Arnies unselfishness in playing him in from close to stroke home. Arnie was rewarded in the second half when finishing off a fabulous move to make at 3-1 after Sigurdsson had pulled one back on the stroke of half time.

That was a really familiar feeling and we prepared for the deep defending in the second half but it didn’t happen as the Hammers continued to get forward as often as they could and keep the possession boss Pelle has been demanding.

It truly was pretty to watch at times and offers great promise for the future  although Everton managed to hit the bar near the end after Fabianski was forced into two or three great saves. When did we last have a keeper as good as him.

Despite Yarmolenko’s two goals Arnie was man of the match – Everton couldn’t handle him at all but this could be the start of a fabulous link up between the pair.

Loved Declan – all poise and movement and Balbuena and Diop in particular looked to be getting better – with the odd lapse of course.

It wouldn’t be the Irons otherwise.

Felipe Anderson made some great runs and is adjusting his game but there has to be more to come from the £40 million man.

Great day and although it was tense for  a long time it was never anxious to the point where I ever thought we’d lose.

Job done – bring on Chelsea – let’s have em!

Thanks for the game BOGEY team – that’s a last season and early this season double over yer with six goals into the bargain.

About Hugh5outhon1895

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!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

2 comments on “Hammers get it…this is the Pellegrini Way

  1. Well done Lads.I actually had to rub my eyes and make sure it wasnt a nice dream.That was the kind of football i associate with our club.Always felt it would come and we look more balanced without Wishere and i said the other day his injury could be a blessing in disguise.Hard to see him getting back in after he recovers as this looks like the formula Pelle and the fans have wanted to see.COYI.

  2. Obiang and rice both had there best ever games for West Ham in my opinion. Noble also had a good game and it was this defensive trio in the midfield that will probably be overlooked slightly when everyone talks about the attacking trio of Anderson Anrnoutavic and Yarmolenko. But it was the defensive trio that allowed the attacking trio to play. Balbuena and Diop also played well for the most part and seem to be forming an understanding at the back. Fabianski hasn’t had a bad game in goal yet. Masuaku and Zabaleta both played well. Even the subs played their part. Micky and Snoddy came on to good effect, kept the ball and grafted for everything. So total team performance today that was so pleasing about it. I had a feeling we would click today against the bogeys and I’m so glad I was right. Onwards and upwards.

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