Hernandez hoodoo set to strike again



By CandH’s Allen Cummings  back from a well earned break



The guessing game over what will be David Moyes line-up of choice for tomorrow’s game is already under way.

Chances are there won’t be too many shocks although Lanzini in for Mario is a must for me. There will, of course, be the usual call for Javier Hernandez to start the game.

But if history is anything to go by, the omens for Chicharito to play from the off don’t look good. Based on his previous experience of games against Manchester City, it’s fair to say Little Pea hasn’t enjoyed the best of times. His appearances have been severely limited and his goals, for such a prolific scorer, have been non-existent.

During his time with Manchester United, Hernandez faced City on 11 occasions. Unfortunately for him he started on the bench for all of those.

He only got onto the pitch on five out of those 11 occasions, and unsurprisingly in the time that he did join the action, he failed to score a single goal against the blue half of Manchester.

Not exactly an encouraging omen for the little Mexican. Chances are Chicharito will once again be watching the action for a while at least.

So if we find ourselves in a position where we’re looking for a saviour, we might have to look elsewhere this time.

Either that or the little man will need to break a hoodoo that has plagued him for a while.


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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!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

2 comments on “Hernandez hoodoo set to strike again

  1. With the quality of Man City it will be deifficult no matter how or with which players Moyes starts the game . It’ll be tough anyway .

  2. Somehow I feel its will be more of Moyes only tactic of parking the bus formation except we cant do it for 90 mins. We have nothing to lose by trying to get at City by playing at least 2 up front but Moyes wont see that. Instead it will be 10 men behind the ball and another hammering with Moyes bringing on Carroll when we are least 4 nil down. Christ I’m beginning to wish BFS was still manager. Whatever happen to those exciting times when Bilic was the newly appointed manager who would at least have a go. OK we moved home and he got out thought by the opposition manager but it was great while it lasted.

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