Sam’s focus looks elsewhere – it’s surely over!

LEROY (1)I fully expect a West Ham 2-0 win over Burnley this afternoon but don’t think it will make a scrap of difference in the great scheme of things.

It is entirely expected and although the visitors will stick rigidly to 4-4-2, they create very few chances and I don’t think they will have enough to beat even a sorely out-of-sorts Hammers.

They need something in a big way so it will be an attacking game but they have played the same way all season and Sean Dyche doesn’t appear to have a Plan B.

The highlight for the home crowd will be the appearance of Reece Burke in his Boleyn League debut. He did well last week and given the chance he could mature just a tad more today.

There should be absolutely no problems but how many times have we said that this season. However, I’m sticking with a 2-0 home win.

I was interested to read Hugh’s piece about Sam failing to mention the match or team in his Evening Standard column.

I do a lot of media work and it is par for the course to preview matches as I am doing here. If the manager of the club chooses not to the only conclusion you can draw is that his focus is  elsewhere and that is understandable.

I think the decision has been made to appoint a new boss for had it not been he would have been offered one by now.

There’s still loads of chat going on about it but for me it’s a give – Sam’s gone methinks!



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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

8 comments on “Sam’s focus looks elsewhere – it’s surely over!

  1. It’s got 0-0 all over it for me – off to the Boleyn now!

  2. Sorry Leroy, can’t agree that it’s understandable. For the money he is paid, he should live and breathe West Ham till the day he leaves the club.

  3. Burnley don’t have a plan B
    What is BFS plan B ?
    Dickyland I agree he says he won’t talk about anything or anyone until his contract is sorted out,but yesterday’s evening standard proved when he never said a word about our club.
    Good luck Reece and the rest of the lads,
    No TV today Matte following it on Internet min by min

  4. At home no centre forward again,Nolan keeps his place,
    I give up just like BFS

  5. Me too bubs… I’ve just watched Leicester vs Newcastle… Leicester played really well, congratulations. Pearson is Vinnie Jones’ double… Lol

  6. Hippoheads ultimate wet dream result! A clean sheet,only 1-0,win with a penalty not in open play & the other team have a player sent offer so we can still only look average against 10 men.He will be rejoicing about the clean sheet in interviews tonight.W*nker,sh*t performance yet again,Nene did more in the short time he had on than Nolan all match.3 games to go till we can wave this dinosaur goodbye,cant come quick enough!

  7. Quite agree chick! We should have started with Song for Noble and Nene for Nolan. I really do not know what is happening with Nobes. He has become so negative – too many sideways and backward passes. His first instinct when receiving the ball is to turn towards our own goal. As for Nolan, he should not even be on the bench. Didn’t agree with MOTM – should have been Jenks. Amalfitano was also excellent today. And replacing Valencia with Cole? Please someone explain that to me!! Burke is really a great prospect. COYI

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