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We made Newcastle look like Barcelona

I hate to say I told you so but I told you so!

When I penned my blog entitled¬† ‘Never a better time to Lose to Newcastle’ 24 hours I feared the worst and boy did the manager and the team live up to my expectations! We made a poor Newcastle side look like Barcelona.

After Manuel Pellegrini stuck with an unchanged team we witnessed probably one of the worst first-half performances we have seen all season. Newcastle who had never scored more then one goal in a game all season scored two against the hapless Hammers in twenty-two minutes.

Our defence was atrocious and our resistance against set-pieces non-existence,  Ryan Fredericks and Angelo Ogbonna must have been thinking what had they done to deserve to be benched with their replacements having an awful day in the office.

We all wanted to give Roberto the benefit of doubt to boost his confidence but he is no Fabianski and certainly no Adrian either, I am not sure David Martin could do any better though.

Supporters are losing confidence in the manager’s ability to turn things around, player confidence must be at an all-time low and we seem to be in a self-destructive spiral.

With the gaffer costing ¬£8m per year, I don’t see the owners paying him off and replacing him any time soon so we are wedded to each other for the next 18 months and he needs to dig deep to show his experience, resilience and tenacity to save our season.

Mr Pellegrini, West Ham’s immediate future is in your hands!


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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

4 comments on “We made Newcastle look like Barcelona

  1. West Ham Speciality, making a poor team look good…
    Historically West Ham were good at giving struggling players and teams a pick-me-up, like Fernando Torres who hadn’t scored for Chelsea in about 2 decades until West Ham arrived.
    Struggling AFC Wimbledon in 3rd tier relegation zone, West Ham in the Cup, just the tonic.

    Then a Toon team tipped for relegation, can’t score, can’t defend, so a trip to West Ham is just perfect for a weekend trip.

  2. Unless he halts this slide into a relegation battle, I agree that he will be here to the end of his contract.
    However, I would be very surprised if the Board decides to extend his contract based on his performance to date.
    The $64m question is who we would attract? Would we go for young British talent – Howe / Cowley etc – or a recognised manager with a proven track record? And would he get the same financial backing that MP has enjoyed?

  3. Swap managers?

  4. As I have stated many times before Ajay what’s the attractions of coming to WHU for these young managers?? Not a lot IMHO

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