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Never a better time to lose to Newcastle

Newcastle sits just one place and one point above the relegation zone in 17th place in the Premier League, their manager Steve Bruce is already under pressure and not a popular choice among the fan base while the owner Mike Ashley remains ass popular as ever.

On paper, West Ham should dominate and overcome the Magpies but heard that all before against Crystal Palace and Sheffield United.

Such is the closeness of the middle and lower parts of the Premier League table that an away win could put Newcastle 11th just one point behind West Ham in 10th spot currently.

As West Ham fans we try to be eternal optimists but experience has made us pessimists after years of disappointment.

Confidence is at a season-low for players and supporters so no-one is expecting this to be an easy walkover.

A loss today would seriously heap pressure on Manuel Pellegrini you know the script, West Ham will miss chance after chance and it remains goalless for the majority of the game, in steps Andy Carroll from the Newcastle substitute bench to score the winner in injury time to pile more misery on the Hammers.

Let’s hope my fears are unfounded and we beat Newcastle 3-0 instead 😉



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

4 comments on “Never a better time to lose to Newcastle

  1. Lol – we’re not good enough to dominate anyone !!
    2-1 to the Geordies.

  2. A nice positive piece on matchday!!

  3. This is my take on WHUFC today
    So, Snoddy capt. Mr West Ham Noble capt. on the bench for games like this! Anderson loses the ball more times than wins then shoots wide or doesn’t shoot for goal at all every game, and doesn’t change it. Others up front looking on. Haller is only seen on rare occasions in front of goal and doesn’t play back, centre back or anything else back. Cresswell and Rice, try well enough, Diop needs to head better into goal, and away from goal to start up the midfield attack, but who? Left-back and mid-left? Ryan Fredericks? Sub.?
    Second-half. Pellegrino cannot does not change play until the end of the game, are the players not playing to his tune, ‘killing it’? Not, a Goal, that’s all we need! Then another!! Then, another!!! Balbuena, scores. Haller still needs to learn to play back and assist defence and midfield, not seen, with the ball. NUFC team leading 3-1 at home and Carroll comes on, Why did we let him go? Playing from the bench holding up the game 1-3 20 minutes left. The other coach, and Pellegrino, is not killing it.
    Try a special kick, dreadful ball out, sluiced outside right foot. F l c twists. Diop slows the game Snoddy throw-in. hassled out into poor rich passing! Goals from breaks aways, not ours, from their own half, no or no running at the goal litany of chances scruffy goal anyway…
    Good defence and good goals its the keeper and defence again! missing Fab. and a decent defensive centre to stop the shots an d headers that go in from the other team!
    Run out of ideas, is there only one, or two ways to play? I don’t know, but Pellegrini? Force mistakes, take ‘em by surprise, like sniper fire change it. Lanzini Anderson same ol’, obvious and missed shots and lose the ball too often, at all!
    So, all we can hope for is Fab. back, Reid back? for Balbuena, Snoddy great goal! New capt. to start and with Fredericks at his back…
    Full-time! 2-3 Snoddy 90 secs.
    Halfway slow passing out wide through the middle cross from both! Corners!! Score again!!! Not, anyway this time.
    Pellegrini’s character is not good for West Ham, and I think it is the coach, not the players, who have to admit, abysmal West Ham, sorry to say, today.
    Fightback, not much of one, but two goals today, so bring on Burnley!!!

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