'Brutal' Pellegrini Blasts Players And So He Should

West Ham United manager, Manuel Pellegrini, known as The Engineer or This Charming Man, didn't want to build any bridges or be charming as he lambasted his under performing players following their 2-0 surrender to Everton.

One aspect of the match which Pellegrini found particularly galling was that Everton were there for the taking, woefully short of confidence and led by their under fire manager. The match represented the perfect opportunity to redress the balance after losing 2-1 at home to Palace, victory would have almost made up for what could have been viewed as a ' bad day at the office' at the London Stadium the week before.

Given the option he confirmed that he would have swapped almost the entire team at half time, so lamentable was their performance, possibly only Roberto and Fredericks would have escaped their manager's anger, because he might seem a quiet man but is not always that way, as some players will find out in the coming days.

Hammers have put in some pretty lame performances in the past, and the Everton game must be right up there in the PPLP rankings ( **** Poor League Performances), At Goodison the team had a chance to set themselves up nicely for the forthcoming 'grudge' match against Sheffield United, whilst atoning for the Crystal Palace debacle, instead their lack lustre performance means they go in to Saturday's match with massive pressure instead of anticipation.

It is easy to criticise when things aren't going well, but surely 'El Pelle' must start to look at his rigid one up top line ups, Sebastain Haller is a superb striker, but one who has been used to operating in a two forward line up, consequently he finds himself isolated and so drops deeper looking for the ball, this negates his qualities significantly. This is not to say Haller won't learn to plough a lonely furrow, but he needs help in the short term, and he should be given it!

Of course it's not all doom and gloom, but the high level of expectation many fans were beginning to feel should definitely be put on the back burner. Two home games in a row against the Blades followed by Newcastle looked to be good on paper, unfortunately they will now have become must win games in order to put the brakes on Hammers slide down the Barclays Premier League table.

One player who is just looking to get out on the pitch is the club's forgotten man, Winston Reid, 'Winny' gets a run out with the U23's tonight, he hasn't played competitive football for nearly two years. It is highly unlikely he will ever return to the Warrior defender that he was, but given he has been paid full wages during his 'freak' injury spell he will at least increase Pellegrini's defensive options without any additional financial outlay, this is assuming that Reid comes through the match unscathed, which given Hammers injury track record is not too promising a prospect, but good luck to him, he deserves a break, but not a literal one for heaven's sake! - Ed

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Dartford Bhoy's picture

Pretty lame performances in the past... yep, that sums it up. Everton were there for the taking and we didnt even get close to the. The chances they had and missed were appalling. We were very fortunate to escape with just 2 nil.

I dont see Reid as the answer, I prefer to see the General back.

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mcbikeman's picture

As i put in my post(busted flush) needs to take a long hard look at himself and his choices...that game was made for snodgrass not Fornals who is taking stick because he has not hit the ground running...Lanzini/Anderson both been poor Noble very very poor captain wise past two games he should of been barking out orders kicking ass but nope he was as bad as the rest of them....Why is that? you tell me but its always been West Ham promising so much then falling on the sword...El Pels decisions from the Oxford game onwards have been useless.

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moore2come's picture

I'd go so far as to put that at the top of our PPLP rankings. We literally did not show up on the pitch at all and but for some poor finishing and 9+ saves from Roberto we would have been on the end of a trouncing like the Man City game. Man City you can understand but Everton! In the form they were in should not have been able to dictate the entire 90 mins. The ball was heading in one direction only for practically the whole game. If we'd have snatched a draw at the end it would have been criminal. But that is what plenty of teams have done to us in the past and we need to develop the same attitude. God knows where that performance come from but you really have got to hope it was a one off and we never see something like that again.

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mcbikeman's picture

It is the one thing we are consistent at

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moore2come's picture

I'm expecting a different beast this weekend against the Blunts. They had a good result last week against Arsenal and are doing okay away from home. We need to take the game to them from the off and if we are not dominating the game early on, up the tempo until we are. We cannot afford to lose this game. 3 game in a run of what was supposed to be 5 games we could get something out of and so far it's been nothing from the first 2.

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