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April 04, 2010, 10:58:00 PM
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I thought there were spells in the first half where we played quite well but we gave the ball away many times and fortunately for us so did West Ham. But still we are battling and Pienaar, Cahill and Heitinga have done well to challenge and win the ball back. It was great to see Howard save that penalty and as a result, it galvanised the players a bit more.

April 05, 2010, 12:02:05 AM
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To be fair to West Ham they seemed to have had renewed confidence, I wonder what Zola said to them at half-time. As for us, we played as if we were really missing Arteta and we gave the ball away many times. The opposition looked the hungrier team in the second half, but even then we really should have won the game.

We can't rule out finishing in the top 7, however, it's a bigger mountain to climb now and I fear our time is running out. Hopefully next season we can improve on our consistency and hopefully in the next 6 games, we don't suffer any more long term injuries.

April 05, 2010, 12:19:40 AM
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No it was, why should we of buried them? So what if we beat manure and chelsea? This was a differrent game they're fighting for their manager and prem survival - it was a bad time to face them. You can't always play at the level we beat the top 4 teams. I for one def didn't think we'd "batter" them.

The second goal was coming and we switched off - tiem and time again we don't handle direct, long or early crosses well, no matter what the game is.

I, like you, didn't think at the beginning that we would batter them, but still I expected us to win the game by at least a goal or two. Even if West Ham are battling for survival, I thought we also had a good incentive to win as we are chasing a European cup place and on paper we should have won the game.