Watch it Adrian – you could of cost us!


The time is right for a look at Adrian!

With the euphoria of the Liverpool victory now in the past perhaps we need to look at the abrasive attitude of our Spanish goalkeeper during those 90 amazing minutes.

After just 18 minutes Mario Balotelli clumsily charged into Adrian after the West Ham keeper cleared the ball.

Adrian was clearly furious with the Italian and lost his cool as he squared right up to the striker on the ground.

Balotelli leapt to his his feet for another face to face with neither prepared to back down. Both were booked as captain Mark Noble charged back to have a very strong word with his goalkeeper about his discipline.

Adrian’s discipline was in question yet again in the second half as he left his boots studs up in the air as he narrowly beat Borini to a rebound.

He was extremely lucky not to pick up a second yellow for that offence which could of so easily reduced West Ham to ten men and changed the game.

I love Adrian’s passion and he is a massive hit with the Boleyn ground fans but I do worry he is too hot-headed at times and it is only a matter of time until he picks up a red card and becomes a villain rather than a hero.


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

3 comments on “Watch it Adrian – you could of cost us!

  1. Yes, it was a very eccentric goalkeeping display against Liverpool. There were a couple of dodgy punches when you would have thought it was easier to catch it, the Balotelli thing was ridiculous and there was one where the ball hit him in the chest with his arms nowhere near the ball – all in all it was a very unconvincing display.

    I’d question his temperament as well as his ability, way short of a top-class keeper!

  2. I have to agree, the increasingly eccentric displays by Adrian are becoming a worry.

    The outstanding keeper of last year is increasingly being replaced by showboating and posing instead of sound shot stopping and all round professional keeping.

    The very best keepers seldom seek the limelight but lead by example, quietly going about their business without any fuss, leading by example. Bringing a calm and confidence go the team.
    A good keeper is a vital member of the team and any flaws on his behalf could have a serious effect on the spine of the team.
    It is hoped therefore that somebody has a quiet word with our stopper before he goes to far. COYI!

  3. For me, he’s a very average keeper,
    the display against Liverpool was verging on crazy,
    I don’t think he could do anything about the goal, but the rest of the game was littered with errors and big piece of luck, and by luck I mean, we were lucky not to concede more, or have a player sent off (Adrian), hopefully this behaviour will sort it’s self out,

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