Palace flanker costs Irons big time

I hate to accuse anybody of cheating but in the case of Crystal Palace and Wilfried Zaha I make no apologies.

For in my book there is absolutely no excuse for their behaviour ahead of the match against us on Saturday afternoon.

For the simple truth is that had they not abused the appeal system Zaha wouldn’t have been on the pitch and it’s very unlikely a goal would have been scored from a deflection off Issa Diop’s foot.

Many Hammers fans have taken to the social networks to complain and their moans are more than justified.

 Zaha netted the equaliser despite having received a one-game ban from the FA for improper conduct.

He received it after  sarcastically applauding referee Andre Marriner’s decision against Southampton last month, which saw him given his marching orders.

However, Zaha appealed the decision, which meant that the ban was suspended whilst the appeal was to be reviewed, allowing the 26-year-old to face the Hammers on Saturday.

The FA needs to look at the timescales involved in its appeal procedures to  ensure no repeats.

That was a wrong un! Palace pulled a flanker on us that cost us big time.



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

5 comments on “Palace flanker costs Irons big time

  1. Palace captain should have been sent from the field for a second bookable as well. Tough game, really should have put the game to bed so their one goal wouldnt matter jack!!!
    Role on City and lets see what we can do angainst the Champs.

  2. If it had been us without a key player we would have done the same thing, no complaints here, we should be good enough to beat Palace with Zaha in the team, the result was a fair one, we won one half they won the other.

  3. Cannot wait to see us put Fulham to the sword next.Injured players coming back and we are owed a few huge favours in the luck department too after the last 2 matches.

  4. Woy have gone down massively in my opinion, like Hugh says, plan wrong!

  5. I am with No32 on this. They have played the system but I expect every PL club would do the same. Do you want your best player to miss the game at home to up & down Hammers who have a dodgy defence. Or appeal & lose him for a cup game away to Doncaster. Part one of the plan has worked-Zaha scores against & they get a point. Even if they lose at Doncaster these days managers & many fans would not shed a tear.

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