Jiggs wrote:Awwww you gotta be a bit happy with that performance.....I am!
Fabianski didn't lose this game. In fact he kept the scoreline down. It's just a shame he made mistakes against the scouse gits and I'm hoping his confidence hasn't taken a knock.
The youngsters Rice as usual, plus Ngakia and Bowen looking well up for it.......Most impressive and gives some hope.
Moyes just needs to sort the men from the boys, give up all that defensive (because of goal difference) shit and knock a few heads together.
Next Southampton.......now that is a must win
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you know me Jiggle...
sure, I'm happy when we show a bit of spirit, a bit of fight... trouble is... I've seen this show before. We put in a shift for one game, one half of a game, one thirty minute period... then fail to do so the next, or the next, or the next.
I agree that Fabianski's saves kept the scoreline to a respectable -1 but by the same token, that a: just highlights how poor his error was and b: the timing of his error changed the course of the game more than any number of his fingertip saves.
Ngakia was easily the stand out player (as he was in his first outing) so I'm now expecting the same thing to happen and M*yes to completely and inexplicably drop him from the squad for the next game - because M*yes is a talentless prick who shouldn't be within 100 miles of any football club including ours.
Rice was okay... but he's developing more of a Noble-like petulance that needs to be cut out of his game. His booking was pointless and in many circumstances the opposition would have targeted him to make another dumb error and get himself sent off.
So... how do we make sense of all of this?
I know for years everyone has always said, performances are more important than results.. I'd rather see a West Ham team put in a shift even if they don't win.
Well, that's all well and good if you're challenging for the top of the table or safe in mid-table with little to no chance of being relegated.
But we're in the bottom three... our goal difference is getting worse. We are managed by the bloke with the worst record of any manager in West Ham history and unless something substantial changes in our fortunes... we are in the Championship.
so sure... let's take the positives from the game.. we played better than usual... and guess what... nothing changed... we still got beaten.... Bowen still hasn't won a game in the Premier League... M*yes still hasn't won away at Anfoeld in 16 attempts now... and we've managed to increase to 21 the number of points we've thrown away from winning positions.
Do you know where we'd be if we had those extra 21 points??? We'd be 5th in the table. 5th! A place in European competition next season...
So I get it... no one likes a debbie downer... no one likes the endless parade of depression and despair...
but I just can't get worked up about one half decent performance (and just read through my comments on the game... how many times am I going to write the same thing about poor passing or leaving attacking players unmarked in and around the penalty area) because ultimately nothing has changed... we still make the same endless parade of mistakes.. we maintain our piss poor record of failing to win, even from wining positions... and nothing will change... next game we'll just piss it up the wall like we have done so many times this season...
Show me two, three, four wins on the trot, then perhaps I'll start to see something a little praiseworthy but a gallant loser is still a loser.