Tuesday, 1 November 2011

9 points out of 9? Review of Leicester & Preview of Bristol





Saturday was another great day at the Boleyn with another home win. We really must stop singing 'How shit must you be were winning at home' as it seems daft now.


I thought we played well for the first 35 minutes, We welcomed back Robert Green, Carew was on form, Faubert and Noble had a great game and Baldock proved again worth the investment.


We even passed the ball around on the floor and resisted the long ball. 


Two nil up after 22 minutes I started to relax but then Leicester came back into it but our back four stood firm.


The second half was more uncomfortable with memories of Brighton away flooding back.


First we conceded to go to 2-1 only for Baldock to make it 3-1 then conceded again late to make it 3-2.  We both hit the wood work, Baldock for his hat trick and Leicester for the equaliser.


It was a very nervous last few minutes but whether skill or luck we survived and it was another home win and 6 points out of 6.


Here is a youtube clip of songs we sang at the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Stand on Saturday including two new tame songs about Sammy Baldock at the time. We need a proper song for Baldock. 



Also here is my Sunday Interview on SportsTonight TV http://www.sportstonightlive.com 

 


As for tonight at home against bottom of league Bristol City. Simple on paper but as we know we  sometimes slip up against the easy opponents.



West Ham have won 16, drawn eight and lost four of 28 league and cup matches against Bristol City.


They have not gone played each other since the 1992/93 second level league campaign, when West Ham did the double with a 7-1 aggregate score and went on to gain promotion.


Westham are looking for a fourth successive victory over Bristol City, and are unbeaten in eight league and cup games against them (W5, D3), since a 2-1 top-flight reverse at the Boleyn in February 1978.


We are one place and three points off the pace, are looking for a ninth win of this league season, and a third in a row. Can we really achieve 9 points out of 9? Could this be a dream?


Our return of 27 points in 14 games is our best start to a league season in 21 years and one point from David Gold's target of 2 points per game for automatic promotion. A win tonight would give us 30 points from 15 games and match the David Gold's target.


We have scored 26 league goals which are shared between 13 different players - the longest goalscorers' list in the Championship.


Bristol City gained their first win under Derek McInnes, last Saturday with a 2-1 away win over Barnsley. It followed five straight losses and a 10-match win less run in the league.


My prediction is a 4-4-2 formation and 3-0 home win with Baldock and Carew on the score sheet again.


 We will be podcasting Episode 10 of 'Moore Than Just A Podcast' tomorrow (Wednesday night) with George @GeorgeWHUFC, John @WesthabJB and Reece Jones @ReeceJ100 and myself Sean @WestHamFootball


Please send in any questions for the episode to @WestHamFootball on twitter


It can be downloaded from http://MooreThanJustAPodcast.podbean.com or just search for 'Moore Than Just A Podcast' on ITunes


Come On You Irons!







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