Sunday, August 10
Reece lightning floors Sampdoria
Who says West Ham never win trophies? We secured the MarathonBet Cup yesterday by beating Sampdoria 3-2 with a late winner from young centre back Reece Burke. My fellow season-ticket holder Matt was there and texts: "Where were you when Reece Burke scored? 89th minute winner with Noble penalty and MoMo also netting. In spells we looked ok but don't think Sampdoria were fully fit yet. Potts and Lee looked good as did Burke for his goal, but Ginge made mistakes for both their goals." Interestingly we played with a Van Gaal-style 3-5-2 in the first half and 4-3-3 in the second half. Creswell, Poyet, Zarate and Kouyate all got a taste of Upton Park which is good. Wonder if we'll start the season playing three at the back in Tomkins, Reid and Collins behind wing-backs, and with Cole and Zarate up front?