Tomkins: We aren’t expected to lose like that

TomksJames Tomkins has bemoaned West Ham’s “out of character defeat” by Crystal Palace declaring: “We were not expected to lose, especially in the fashion we did.”

He said: “It was a frustrating afternoon for sure. Β It was out of character for us. This season we’ve beaten all the teams below us in the league, but it wasn’t to be on Saturday.

“It was a matter of trying to break them down. We did that, but it was a bit late really. The third goal killed us and 3-1 is majorly disappointing.

“Crystal Palace frustrated us, sat deep and scored three set plays, which is bad from our point of view. You could say we’re a little bit unlucky and things aren’t really going our way luck wise, but hopefully we can change that around quickly because we have a big game on Wednesday night.”

The Hammers host league leaders Chelsea on Wednesday evening.


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8 comments on “Tomkins: We aren’t expected to lose like that

  1. Yes with upcoming games against Chelsea & Arsenal I expect the slide to continue.It looks as if the pre Christmas joy is turning to anger as we limp home to season’s conclusion.Jimmy the goose knows Allardyce’s time is up.

  2. Did I misspell the Gunners team name?If I did it was an honest mistake.

  3. Haha,nah its the swear filter Roman.Unfortunately everytime you write the gooners proper name it thinks the first 4 letters are the swear word.Though i didnt think arse was a swear word anyway.Its on the tv pre watershed all the time πŸ˜€

    • Thanks Tyson.I thought I was being the recipient of editorial censorship.I must admit I too have read a lot worse than the A*** word on this site.I thought I might be following Conkerpot out the door.

  4. Lol,no,it is just the swear filter that is ****ing up what we say about that ******** allardyce πŸ˜€

  5. It’s on Tyson only cos I personally loathe swearing and don’t want the site sinking to the level of many others mate. We are better than that. Having said that I see all e mails as written and agree with every word directed at the manager lol

  6. Arsenal is now allowed! Effing and blinding isn’t so tread carefully my friends! #coyi

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