Thinking back to Saturday’s four matches that were shown live on Setanta and Fox Soccer Channel, we witnessed an incredible amount of goals but they were all against relegation candidates:
- Charlton Athletic (five goals scored against)
- Fulham (four goals scored against)
- Manchester City (three goals scored against), and
- West Ham United (four goals scored against).
In West Ham’s match at the Reebok Stadium versus Bolton, the Hammers were very much still in the game during the first half. But Bolton piled on the pressure in the second 45 minutes and opened up gaps in West Ham’s woeful defense.
In the pouring rain, the last images I have of that match are the West Ham fans doing the conga line in the away section, and Alan Pardew applauding the Hammers fans after the final whistle.
The question I have is whether a new manager at the Boleyn Ground is going to make much of a difference at West Ham. Just a few weeks ago they beat Arsenal at home, but their results since then have been disappointing.
Any predictions who the next manager will be? My vote: Alan Curbishley.