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Nearly 1,000 miles later Pelle’s honesty applauded

CandH blogger Allen Cummings was among the travelling Hammers Army who journeyed nearly 500 miles to watch as big a load of rubbish as one could imagine.

Allen travels to every away game but after some fans laid into the manager earlier on the site this evening, he reckons Pelle’s statement  that if he could have take 11 off at half time he would have done, is spot on.

Commenting on the CandH FB page @ https://www.facebook.com/groups/363174467150521/ Allen made his feelings very clear.

He said: Well said Pelle! I’ve seen people calling out this player and that player as scapegoats.

I said then and I say now – the whole team were awful. Given the injuries it was the team most of us would have selected.

So to criticise Pellegrin for team selection doesn’t hold water. He picked his best team – and his best team let him – and us (particularly us travelling supporters) down badly. No-one else.

It’s down to them and them alone. 478 miles to watch that isn’t funny. I applaud Pelle for his honesty. If only his players had been as honest in their performance.

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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

4 comments on “Nearly 1,000 miles later Pelle’s honesty applauded

  1. What I watched all beit on TV that was absolutely awful feel sorry for diop & ogbonna obviously our best players on the day but under the cosh for at least 2/3rds of the match which must tell us how bad we were

  2. Not so much scapegoats as just not performing.Yes the whole team were bad as they were against Palace and you could pick on anybody today.The annoying thing is certain players are just not performing this season but still getting selected.Anderson and Lanzini our creative players are shadows of their former selves and need to start performing and weighing in with the odd goal too.Yarmolenko should have started and surely when so many seem off the pace of late is it not time to look at the U23s and bring in 1 or 2 to just freshen it up a bit.?.Drop a couple of 1st teamers and make them work for a place in the starting 11 and let them know they do not have some kind of god given right to just get picked no matter how badly they play.All looks very stale and flat at the moment.

  3. 28 points to go …

  4. Unfortunately Allen, it isn’t just down to the players alone. The manager & his staff are responsible for preparing the players for each match. That includes all aspects – physical fitness, tactics and motivation – of match preparation. Questions have to be asked of everyone involved. Coming off the back of an international break, this lethargic display is even harder to swallow.

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