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How teams will build walls against Payet free kicks

Saturday afternoon saw Crystal Palace put seven men in their wall to protect them from a famous Payet free kick when a more usual amount for a mere mortal would be four or five.

Teams have become extremely wary that a free kick awarded to West Ham within 35 yards is almost like having a penalty decision given against them. Β One enterprising supporter put this comical picture on social media with tag in that Dimtri Payet would still score. It certainly does feel like we have the best free kick taker in the world at the moment. I just don’t think you understand! πŸ˜‰

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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 “How teams will build walls against Payet free kicks

  1. They could also start standing on each others shoulders to help with that wicked lift and curl πŸ˜€

  2. I would add a couple of goalkeepers and a wall in front of the goal… He would score the same… πŸ˜‰

  3. I am pretty sure we will be working out on the training field how to exploit sides that put extra men in the wall thereby leaving more spaces for us to try other options , but the double wall certainly looks interesting (;

  4. Noooooooooo not enough in those pics to stop Dimi maybe 3 teams lined up lol

  5. A keeper and ten brickies ??
    On a serious note , this can only benefit the team , it actually stops them from fouling and asa result we score some goals of old. We ddon’t see many like the dev brooking berkovitch dicanio bishop etc ! We don’t see many c/f goals , the deft passing , the class passing that splits defences etc , not that I mind , I’m just old school .

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