Another signing for the Hammers

Nice shirt, and a smile. Must be good news !
Nice shirt, and a smile. Must be good news !

As this is the summer that Sam promised us attacking football next season, he has gone and outdone himself by signing a defender!

Left back Aaron Cresswell joins WHU from Ipswich for an undisclosed fee. I have stated before the we need to sort out our no 3 position, so I’m happy with this signing.

I’ll be honest, I know nothing about the lad, but he comes with a pedigree of being used to play football (Tranmere and Ipswich) and looking at his record on Wikipedia, doesn’t suffer from injury or long spells out of the team. Obviously there is the issue of whether the step up in class will effect him, but I think he will be OK.  He was voted in the Championship team of the year for last season by his fellow players, so things bode well.

At least we haven’t bought any world cup one hit wonders (as yet), although there is always time. I think that Messi lad could do a job as cover for Nolan.

Welcome aboard, and enjoy the inevitable ride.

One last thing. the new home shirt is out (as in the photo above) and once again Adidas have gone back to a classic from our yet to be beaten 86 season. Hope that bodes well. I’ll take 3rd in the prem (although its easier now as there are less clubs, so maybe second !!)


WHUFC vs Ipswich Town 27/09/2011

Another “famous” night under the lights at West Ham. Our last meeting at home to the Tractor Boys was the 2005 play off final semi final which saw a rabid full house, brass bands on the pitch and a comfy win for the Hammers that ultimately led to our last promotion back to the big boys league.

Tuesday night, was a far duller concern, and needed to shake off the hangover of the previous Saturday. However the score stayed the same but with the result in the opposition. so what went wrong ?

Simply, nothing changed from Saturday, with the midfield being devoid of ideas and tackles. Bullard and Bowyer played us off the pitch, and they were quicker in every department.

Beware false prophets !. Mr Nolan was brought in as the free scoring replacement for Scott Parker, and started well; until Parker left. Now he looks lost but worse still, off the pace. Noble is no better, as both are trying to fill the same void.

Sam Baldock played and looked lively, and unlikely to be muscled out, unlike Sears, but didn;t get any service from our midfield. CC again tried his best but needs more ball to feet rather than eight foot in the air.

Faye was superb again and looks a quality buy.

In short the Tractors Boys deserved the win, but had to work for it, and surprise surprise, east end old boy Bowyer popped up in the dying minutes to secure the win.

BFS has some big work to do this week, before the Palace game, and to be fair, it’s what he is paid to do.

We have been very lucky that other results have gone for us this week, but we cannot afford to lose out again this week, albeit to an inform Palace team.