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Reaction: Hammers fans hail their hero

Darren Randolph stepped into Adrian’s big boots yesterday while our Spanish stopper was at home awaiting the arrival of his new baby.

The No 2 was responsible for five huge stops which effectively kept the Irons in the competition. Here’s how the fans reacted at the ClaretandHugh FB and website forums.

 

SOUTHEND, ENGLAND - JULY 18:  Darren Randolph of West Ham United in action during the pre season friendly match between Southend United and West Ham United at Roots Hall on July 18, 2015 in Southend, England.  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

SOUTHEND, ENGLAND – JULY 18: Darren Randolph of West Ham United in action during the pre season friendly match between Southend United and West Ham United at Roots Hall on July 18, 2015 in Southend, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

O Yes Randolph was great

O Great game.let him have the cup games.
O Six  clean sheets in eight appearances fantastic, especially after that debacle against Bournemouth.

O and the Bournemouth goals wernt down to him either
O A great show
O And remember it would have been 8 or 9 against Bournemouth without him – had a great game despite letting in 4
O Randolph kept us in the game. Specially finger tipping that shot round the post despite seeing it late. Other great performances from Reid, Song and Ogbonna.
O He was great when Adrian was on that red card 
O The lad has done nothing wrong. Pleased he gets another opportunity
O Great save in the first half…
O Great game from Randolph tonight. Man of the match.

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
 

2 comments on “Reaction: Hammers fans hail their hero

  1. From memory, I think Randolph made some crucial errors in our European games, but since then has been truly magnificent. Personally, I think that Adrian and Randolph should now be rotated, so that both are in tip-top readiness should one of them get an injury or red card. Maybe you could argue that his superb performance yesterday demonstrates that rotation is not necessary. Whichever, I am delighted that we have 2 superb goalies, and we must credit Sullivan for buying Randloph who ON PAPER looked a very bad prospect at that time.
    Let’s face it, the players are the very core asset, and Sullivan has brought in bargain after bargain, and mostly supporting the manager’s requests: It is astonishing! Cressie, both goalies, Payet, Lanzini…most of the team! Compare that to the exhorbitant waste of the Iclandic era (Lungberg and Dyer costing…excuse me,..WASTING a total of £35m), and WHU was in crisis. Now look at us! The 2 Davids and Brady: what a force, with a manager who I would prefer over Guariola! I can easily see us being top 4 regulars and PL champions in years to come…might take a while, but the momentum is there. Dream on Happy Hammers; it is safe to! Just like my dreams, they DON’T fade and die:
    How about this?
    “Just like my dreams, they RISE AND RISE,
    Fortune’s ON IT’S WAY,
    Good times here to stay.
    I’m forever blowing bubbles,
    Blowing bubbles all the way”….
    ??
    Let’s get this failure stuff out of our DNA!
    COYI!

  2. Well played Darren , but have to say it was just like west ham of old , playing a team of youngsters and second choices and we came immediately down to their level , on paper we should have won this game but turned out to be frustrating to watch , OK it didn’t help losing tanks and kouyate but overall the midfield was disappointing . But on the bright side we have a chance under the lights , but I must say it was a great opportunity to do the treble so let’s hope we haven’t blown it !

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