Monday, August 20

We're gonna win the league! (possibly)

West Ham 1 Aston Villa 0

Was ascending Yewbarrow in Wasdale Head while the game was on, but in rare moments of phone reception in the Lake District it felt like I was virtually there. Matt reported that it was 140 degrees in Ken's Cafe and Alison and Scott asked is it only West Ham fans who form interminable queues for fish and chips on the hottest day of the year. Presumably we'll all be watching the Spice Girls in taxis (or more likely the Cockney Rejects) pre-match if we get the Olympic stadium. Caught the game on Match of the Day and it looked like a deserved win. The goal stems from a Noble free kick on the half way line. A Villa defender backheads the ball to Vaz Te who does well to centre and set up clucking Kevin Nolan for a tap-in. Carlton Cole is regularly clattered in the area and substitute Maiga almost makes it two when he rounds the keeper and has a shot cleared off the line. Matt reports that Villa were very poor, we had the best five chances and Diame and Collins were the men of the match. Three points will do me. And though I'll always be grateful to Robert Green for what he did for us, QPR losing 5-0 at home to Swansea rounds off the day nicely. So much for being a bigger club that West Ham. Back home for our visit to Swansea on Saturday and a train dash to South Wales. Irons!


matt said...

I didn't celebrate the goal, as I saw the linesman had flagged. But in shock news, it turned out that Mike Dean actually wasn't the worst ref ever, and saw the ball came off Ciaran Clark, and not the Ginger Ninja. Our next two opponents both won 5-0, so we will know more about our survival chances after that.

Anonymous said...

this is how we do it..