“We all live in a Winston Reid world…” sing the West Ham fans, though it’s telling that our best player is a defender and is injured. Nigel joins me and eventually Fraser — who is performing with Dexys later to judge by his beret — and Matt arrive ten minutes late as they have been supping real ale at Victoria, with Matt traumatised by his failure to buy a programme. He has therefore missed the Kevin Day column and a picture of the Palace chairman with a dodgy Barnet who looks like a cloned Simon Jordan.
SO LONG MAROUANE
At least Allardyce is angry after the game, furious at the poor defending from a corner and the officials for penalising O’Brien. We’ve wasted the Fulham performance and once the Irons have paid the price for not scoring when in control of a game.
PLAYER RATINGS: Jaaskelainen 7, O'Brien 5, Tomkins 6, Collins 6, Rat 5, Nolan 5, Noble 6, Diame 6. Morrison 6, Downing 6, Cole 5.