Sunday, November 6

Hull is for heroes

Hull City 0 West Ham 2

Another great result on the road. Looking at The Football League Show highlights, Hull kept going right to the finish and Robert Green had a fantastic game, producing a string of fine saves. But we took our chances expertly; Baldock showed sharp reactions to turn in Cole's header from a Hammers' corner after the break and a few minutes later influential substitute Carlton Cole found Collison with a great through ball and Jack did the rest.

Best moment was Green parrying the ball after a one-on-one with Matty Fryatt and Abdoulaye Faye rushing back to clear before going mental, as they say in Educating Essex, at the rest of the defence. We haven't had an organiser at the back for many a season. Baldock now has 11 goals this season if we include six for MK Dons and is starting to justify a £2 million investment, while we look better with Collison back in the side. And a nice chant of "Is there a fire drill?" from the 2,900 Hammers fans at the end too.

Say what you like about Allardyce, but we're no longer a soft touch away from  home.


matt said...

Textbook away performance by the looks of it. Although we may be in trouble if Amdy Faye was involved in any way, since he does not play for us. Unlike Abdoulaye Faye. Touch of the Pederson-Jacobsons...?

Pete May said...

It must be my age... Though Abdy and Amdy are confusingly similar, Your Honour. I always rated that Nobby Moore and Tony Brooking too.

The only bad thing is that Diouf scored twice for Doncaster which might be enough to tempt Big Sam again...