Hams wrote:Is it too much to ask for my team the Hammers to win games by playing decent football
to be honest, yes.
we're in a relegation scrap and every point counts. you have to earn the right to be able to waste time passing the ball along the backline but we have no such luxury. put simply, for all the possession out opponents have had in the last 5 games we have conceded a measly one solitary goal, meanwhile we've scored nine (probably averaging about 35-40% possession in those games. that tells you all you need to know about possession football. it is over rated and, essentially, glorified time wasting.
now, i'm not for a second suggesting that whacking it long is the only way it should be but there needs to be urgency in a team's play, especially one in our position. basically, it isn't how long you have the ball for, it is what you do with it that really counts.
we've won four games in a row. if ever there was a time for negativity it most certainly isn't now.
looking forward to Carroll coming back into this resurgent side. Cole wasn't actually as bad as he usually is but its still a considerable step up to bring in Carroll. amazing to think that Reid can't force his way back in yet, such is the consistently solid performances of Tomkins and Collins - although their goal was shambolic defending.
Nolan had yet another fine game and is back to leading by example rather than spending half the game in the referees ear and letting the game pass us by, Diame looks to have got a bit of hunger back since he was dropped and we still have a couple of Italians waiting for their chance.
all in all, things are back to being positive as it looks like we're getting away with our gambles ni the transfer window. i dare say this summer will see a few positions given the back up they require.