Leroy: Irons on edge of something very big

leroylogoThat was a truly fantastic performance and Slaven’s decision to play five across the back with three central defenders was an absolute master stroke.

Michail Antonio is probably on the hottest streak of his career and that near post header was an absolute classic. Many said it was all about the delivery by Payet but had the lad not got there they would have said the opposite.

Dimitri, Antonio and Kouyate were absolutely immense for me and when Cheik had to go into the back line after James Collins went off he was extraordinary and nursed young Reece Oxford though the game – brilliant.

But every one of them stepped up last night and it’s almost unfair to name names such was the extraordinary performance.

These Irons are on the edge of something very big and I don’t want to jinx anything by discussing which European competition they may make but I’m sure something is in store for us next season.

Last night was special because it had come at a point in the season where – unlike Arsenal on opening day – Spurs knew what we were all about… and still COULDN’T STOP US!

There were very few players on their side you would have swapped for any of ours as we showed ourselves to be offensively brilliant in the first half and defensively insurmountable in the second.

We were awesome over 90 minutes and neither Spurs or their manager can have any excuses. The better team won – end of – and anything is now possible.




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

4 comments on “Leroy: Irons on edge of something very big

  1. Yep ! Anyone know if ogbonna has a bad injury , ( mason the dirty bastzrd , likes to hurt players ) he was immense IMO even playing through the pain , IMO man of match , but so was everyone on the hammers . Vacant stop smiling .

  2. Ogbonna is ok it’s Ginge who has the problem,
    The team was great last night but all 30k plus hammer fans applaud your selfs you were
    The DIffrence their heads were down and their fans never got behind them because you drowned them out

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