Irons get major boost for Swans clash

alex-song-west-ham (1)Alex Song and Mark Noble are 80 per cent certain to make their return to the Hammers side on Sunday against Swansea.
The club hierachy left the Hawthorns last night very relieved men and good sources told us this morning that both the key players should be back for the match against the men from Wales.
Song, in particular, was badly missed last night at West Brom  as the players showed dreadful nerves throughout the second half and notably towards the end.
A top source told ClaretandHugh: “That wouldn’t have been the case with Alex around – he is the leader and knows how to close games out in front of the defence. He and Noble are 80 per cent certain to be back.
“With both of them we’ll look different again although the Swans will represent a real test. No one is taking that much lightly.and there are some tired legs.
“We are still hopeful that Sakho will be back. There are some very tired legs around – that West Brom match really was as tense as it gets or the players and the rest of us.”

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4 comments on “Irons get major boost for Swans clash

  1. Could someone explain why there are some very tired legs about Nolan,Carroll,Zarate,Jarvis,Valecia,O,Brien,Cole,Demel,Vaz Te and Song have not played much at all in the last month Sakho and Song have had a month off Ried and Nolan have had a weeks rest Collins and Tomkins have been rotating all season and the others are young enough to play 3 times a week lucky they don’t have to do a 9 to 5 job like most off the supporters for our very high wages ?

  2. I would guess that it is because they have not had the game time – there is a substantial difference between being fit and match fit

    • When you walk or run 8 hours a day at work ie dust an or postman or run a dozen marathons on the trot or do a swim the channel then you have legs that can’t go on not 40 to 90 mins on the pitch.

  3. There’s another factor too and I’m not sure how to explain this. A pal of mine plays regular Sunday morning matches and with me in a 5 a side Leugue once a week and for a birthday present he got to play on the Upton Park pitch in one of those charity matches. He reckons after 35/40 mins he was completely knackered. He said the pitch completely sapped all his energy. Explain that?

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