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Discussion in 'West Ham United' started by pething101, Oct 22, 2003.
First match for Alan Pardew.
I'm gonna be very skeptical about this. I really don't know anything about Pardew, so I'm gonna take my time on him. As long as he's not anothe Rodent...we should be fine.
I am skeptical about him too. Of course I hope it works out for the best both for the Hammers and him, but the whole way he came to us seemed a bit underhanded, even if it was completely legit.
One factor is that he is not a lifelong Hammer (that I know of) and I wonder if the loyalty would be there if he does well and a bigger, more high profile team comes calling.
But I hope he does well and wish him nothing but success.
Up the Hammers!
Alan Pardew's Claret and Blue Army!
Where can I get some of this optimism?
I second this request.
West Ham starting 11
1. David James
2. Tomas Repka
7. Christian Dailly
17. Hayden Mullins
14. Wayne Quinn
4. Don Hutchison
5. Robert Lee
6. Michael Carrick
12. Matthew Etherington
8. David Connolly
9. Jermain Defoe
Forrest starting 11
1. Darren Ward
2. Matthieu Louis-Jean
5. Michael Dawson
4. Des Walker
23. Wes Morgan
8. Gareth Williams
17. Michael Stewart
14. Eoin Jess
7. Andy Reid
10. Gareth Taylor
11. Marlon Harewood
Andy Reid with a blast that David James can do nothing about, 1-0, Forrest.
Crap start for Pardew.
BRING BROOKING BACK!!!
Carrick with a flick header off a free kick... goes just wide!
Crap start even though we are dominating possesion of play.
Cut our losses! SACK PARDEW!!!!!
Still, 1-0. Six minutes to go till half time.
We are West Ham fans, we have to be optimistic.
Here's my attempt at optimism: We might pull a draw out of this.
Of course, when you are pessimistic, you are always pleasantly surprised when things go well.
Panic is 15,000+ posts ahead of me.
Second half KO
Etherington cross from the left, Defoe hits the header from about ten yards out.
West Ham United 1
Did they rescind Forrest's goal?
It was the excitment of the moment.
Here is a shocker ...
Defoe just passed to Connolly ... atleast he tried to but it was way over his head.
West Ham 1, Forrest 1
Ferdinand on for Lee
Huge appeals for West Ham ... Connolly gets goal side of the keeper ... a leg is stuck out ... Connolly goes down but no foul is given.
Repka with a foul ... Repka dissent, earns a yellow ... kick moved up another ten yards ... we have seen this before ...
Reid hits the crossbar !!! James had no chance on that.
Come on you HAMMERS!
Another stinking draw