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Two reasons why the mighty Irons will survive

here are two good reasons to welcome the lesser of many evils of a Premier League restart as the players go into somewhat more serious training.

Ok, socially distant training in groups of five may not be the best but to the lads it will feel more like normal as they go about their Rush Green business.

News that Watford are having some troubled times with captain Troy Deeney refusing to return will no doubt have been greeted at London Stadium with some neutral but probably pleased  glances  given the remaining London Stadium fixture we have against our fellow strugglers .

It’s not a scenario I necessarily share because I have real sympathy with his position where he is putting his family and 18 month old child – currently experiencing breathing problems – above all. Well done Troy Deeney.

He is a key player for the Hornets  and that brings me to my first reason for looking forward to the re-start – our new match winner (in my book anyway) Jarrod Bowen.

He looked to be total business in his first few games and is a guy who runs his guts out in all areas of the pitch whilst having weighed in with more than his share of goals in the past and has already opened his tally with us.

The second reason is Tomas Soucek who also looked top notch after arriving from Czechoslovakia and between them I believe these will be the key players in guiding our beloved Irons to safety.


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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

6 comments on “Two reasons why the mighty Irons will survive

  1. I agree, both were excellent buys, playing the formation we have in our most recent games we can sell players, we dont have to buy.
    Czechoslovakia ceased to exist before Soucek was even born! You’ll be off to places like Ceylon and Rhodesia on yours hols next Hugh

  2. in Addition we are used to playing at a soulless stadium with no atmosphere and with supporters so far away that you wouldn’t know they were there, so business as usual.

  3. As a player I find little to like about Troy Deeney. But as a husband and father he’s displaying a very responsible attitude. He’s gone up in my estimation!

  4. Nice post Hugh – but I think that unfortunately someone will get a raw deal – I really hope that we stay up and when football returns to a near normal state the club progresses to become a top 10 club – but the idea of fairness this season in promotion and relegation is a non-starter – some have talked of promoting Leeds and WBA – but then Fulham (and the other teams in the play-off positions) feeling hard done by – but what about teams who feel that had the season not been interrupted they might have still made the play-offs

    The sad thing that has been pointed out a number of times is the undue importance given to TV companies – their profits rule supreme

    Anyway we can only wait and see


  5. I think Fornals will continue to provide the key assists, so I’d put him alongside alongside Bowen and Soucek. Three great young players. Then there’s Rice, Diop and Ngakia. Another three great young players…Plenty of reasons to be optimistic!

  6. nobody moaning today, including myself. love it !

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