Last Wednesday we saw an amazing game at the Boleyn against, the future “Champions”, Man Utd. Our lads played one of the best matches of the season. We’re proud of West Ham United and of our Manager. A Great effort, a great play and a great mentality. A few years back this wasn’t seen, but now players fight for every ball in the middle of the pitch. We have played against champions, without fear, and in some moments, the match seemed like Man U were in trouble. The draws goal was a mistake of the linesman, with RVP in clear offside position, but it’s okay, I don’t want to think what could of happened if we won against Man Utd!! Glad to see, finally, Ricky Vaz Te on the level of last year, where it was very important in our last part of the season. I think that our number 12 was very unlucky this season, with an injury that kept him out of action for a lot of time.
Our surprise was, that in the post match interview, we saw Fergie furious with referee about the Carroll and De Gea episode. How can he talk about Carroll and ask for a red card, when his striker has scored a goal in offside position?! But, above all, why was the English media speaking almost only about Carroll and not about Man Utd’s 2-2? It’s curious.
So, we arrived to our Saturday match. Wigan at the Boleyn. Chatting with someone before the match, I was impressed how most of these people were remembering that sad match of 2 years ago. I heard some words like ‘revenge’, and, considering our last matches with the Latics, all finished with defeats, I was cautious before giving my predictions. But our lads, maybe, reinforced from last performance with the Red Devils, made it look very easy. 2-0, Wigan with a foot in the Championship, and we, I think, officially safe. Glad to see Matt Jarvis on the scoresheet, anda a great come back for Joe Cole, the 100th goal of our Captain Kevin Nolan and another big, big performance by Andy Carroll, at this point, we think West Ham should make their best to keep our number 8 next year too, because Andy is very important for our attacking play, especially, with Sam, that now will sign his new contract with us, and we’re also happy about for this.
Now, we can think about the future. A future that promises good things. We have to see what happened in this last game week, with a 10th possibly 9th place on the table to keep.
Thanks lads, proud of you, always..COYI!