Monday, 8 March 2010
Well Said Scotty, It Was The Fans What Lost It!
Well said Scott Parker! There I was thinking that we lost against Bolton because we defended like blind lepers and attacked like paraplegics, but apparently I was wrong. Nor was it down to poor team selection or flawed tactics. They were spot on. Franco was clearly worthy of selection ahead of the pacey Ilan and we obviously have no need for a left footed left back. Nor was it down to the inability of Parker himself to bury the ball in the net when clean through, or to hit his first half shot with any more venom than a slow worm. My suggestion (some weeks ago now) that he and Behrami are unprofessional because of their failure to improve their shooting was obviously wrong. Wiltshere is a kid but still gets into the box to score of course, but Parker and Behrami can't be expected to do that can they? Nor was it down to a lack of natural width and an inability to direct a cross onto a West Ham head. Lee could do that for Bolton but why would we want to bother with such crude tactics like getting to the byline and pulling back a cross? That sort of thing went out with Redknapp and Sissons...or Mark Ward...or Etherington!
No, it was all down to me and the other fans apparently. According to Scotty, our edginess made it difficult for the players. Well bugger me with a pneumatic drill; and there was me thinking that it was the players' job to put on a performance for the fans who pay the players' wages!
Posted by Hammersfan at 17:33