L.A.M.E. Once Again Hammers Fail To Turn Up Away

As anachronisms are all the rage in media circles and platforms we thought we would kick off with L.A.M.E as the anachronism for West Ham United's woeful, yet predictable, defeat away to bottom three club Cardiff City. As many fans feared Hammers turned up like 'billy big bollocks' and were shown the door, they were out thought and definitely out fought by the home team who were buoyed by their opponents lackadaisical approach from the get go.

The 2-0 result flatters Manuel Pellegrini's men, Lukas Fabianski, apart from being guilty of being caught on his near post for the first goal, was instrumental in keeping the score line respectable, without his services it could have and should have been a cricket score! Seriously Cardiff could have been three nil up within the first few minutes of the match, they totally dominated possession for large parts of the game and ran out deserved winners.

L= Losing
A= Against
M= Mediocre
E= Ethos

For the umpteenth time this season Hammers Jekyll and Hyde ethos has reared it's ugly head, imperious one week and inferior the next, usually if not always against opposition placed below them in the Barclays Premier league or even below that when it comes to Cup competitions. European competition seems pretty much a far distance option now, unless Wolves and Watford self implode like West Ham, and to and almost greater extent, Everton have!

Manuel Pellegrini has gone to great lengths to explain his desire for a big club mentality to become the norm at West Ham, unfortunately the only norm is the old legacy of constantly losing against teams when victory was expected and should have been achieved. Perhaps the only way of burying this worrying statistic is through mass brain washing of the entire squad through sports psychology or whatever means are available, because something has to change in order to avoid what is becoming a regular 'false dawn syndrome'. - Ed

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kiss of death before a ball was kicked was lawro tipped us to win 2-0 we always seem to do the opposite when tipped to win .bottom clubs struggling for points must love it when we turn up !!!!!!

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Dartford Bhoy's picture

Angry and feed up losing away from home to mediocre teams. Shocking stat that we haven't even scored away from home in 4 games. The season just peters out on a damp squid. But... Maybe we just ask too much? Start of this season would we accept mid table mediocrity and not fighting relegation? For me, given the financial global status, size of support, attendance at home games my wish would be :

Not to lose at home
not to lose away to those outside the big 6
and a run in one of the cups
Top half table... I will then satisfied of Dartford! :o)

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