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Oxford humiliation – fans have their say

The Hammers were entirely humiliated by the  lower division opposition at Oxford last night.

It’s the third year on the trot we have been bundled out of the Carabao Cup by so called weaker opposition. Here followers of the ClaretandHugh Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/363174467150521/


  • Oliver Burns I didn’t see the game but read Zaba’s comment this morning. We lacked the intensity of Oxford. Well, I’m afraid that we rarely show the intensity that is needed, especially early in games. So, it’s pretty easy for teams who are “up for it.”
  • Martin Pacetti I went to the game, and quite honestly it was an embarrassment, taking nothing away from Oxford, or their manager, who made a tactical switch half way through the first half, which snuffed out the only threat we had from Holland. Oxford wanted it more.
  • Andy Hopkins This lack of intensity last night again was apparent against Villa and even Man Utd, but I’ve noticed the last few games we have been slow and laboured.
  • Kåre Bryn ‘Wholesale changes were disrespectful to Oxford’. Really? Oxford had six changes from their last league match.
     It’s not like it’s not happened before. Wholesale changes, the players that come in just don’t want to put in a shift. A lot of those players have to be moved on. I would guess, we will see the same in the fa cup as well.

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6 comments on “Oxford humiliation – fans have their say

  1. Nonsense to say this is the third year running we have been knocked out of this cup by so called “weaker opposition.”
    2018 it was Tottenham 2017 it was Arsenal.Both are teams who are usually top five .

  2. Err no, 2018 it was Wimbledon, who at the time were 5 points adrift at the bottom of league 1 ! They managed four goals against us as well………..

  3. It was a disgrace simple as ..right from team selection to the way we played well actually the way we didn’t p!ay ..embarrassment

  4. I thought wimbledon loss was FA cup as was Wigan defeat.
    Pelligrini obviously has a problem with these games, we simply cannot rely on back up players, we are an embarrasment in cups. EVERY team will fancy us in the cups.
    We arent going to win prem so we at least need to have decent crack at cups

  5. Er, no,
    Wimbledon was the FA cup, not the League cup.Do keep up! It was only earlier this year Kenny.

  6. I think that our problem is lack of pace among our back up players – hopefully our opponents starting with Bournemouth wont use Oxford as a blueprint to beat us (like teams such as Cardiff did last season after Wimbledon

    All the more reason why we are missing Antonio now – also Lanzini and Anderson are both technical and pacy – I am not convinced by technical players without pace

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