Saints take on 'clean sheet' experts

Keeper Adrian is congratulated for A SAVE AGAINST cHELSEA

Keeper Adrian is congratulated for A SAVE AGAINST cHELSEA

First published in Sport

Saints will have to break down the clean sheet experts to bag a third away win in a row as they take on West Ham on Saturday.

The Hammers have strung together four consecutive games without letting in a goal as they hit form with a draw and three wins on the spin.

They currently lead the way in Premier League shut outs, with 13 already this season.

However, they have also failed to score on ten occasions.

In contrast Saints have kept ten clean sheets, and conceded fewer goals overall than West Ham, but have only failed to score in four matches.

The game certainly promises to be an intriguing contest.

West Ham keeper Adrian says he is proud of the Hammers’ defensive run and is optimistic they can keep it going.

“It’s my job to stop everything,” he said. “Four in a row is really, really difficult in the Premier League and I am really happy. We have to keep going in this direction.

“As a goalkeeper, when you have confidence, confidence in the manager and in the other players, you are happy on the pitch. Sometimes I have to help my teammates and other times, not too much, but against Norwich I made three or four saves to help the team.

“It’s really, really amazing. The clean sheets are important for the team and it’s even more important for me, because I’m the goalkeeper.”

Hammers are already out of the FA Cup, so they have enjoyed a clear weekend – and taken full advantage by going away on a warm weather training camp to Dubai.

Assistant manager Neil McDonald said: “It was perfect timing for us, as leading up to the last few weeks, we hadn’t been getting good results, so fixing the trip up in itself had a motivation for the lads as they had something to look forward to.

“We got some good results, beating Norwich, Aston Villa and Swansea, and drawing with Chelsea. The results have been fantastic over the last three or four weeks and that’s just cemented the good week we had in Dubai. Hopefully we can get the same results when we come back.

“We hope this trip has a positive impact on results – like it has done the previous two seasons. Everybody coming back from injury has given everyone a boost. The signings that the manager has made have done the same and there’s lots of competition for places.

“That’s certainly shown at the moment – we have Winston Reid who was at the heart of the defence before who can’t get in the team because we’re keeping clean sheets and playing well.

“The bar has been set a little bit higher, which is great, and everybody is full of confidence – that has shown on the field in the last four games. When the confidence comes back everyone performs that little bit better and everyone has a smile on their face.

“Certainly Dubai has made everyone happier too, because it was beautiful weather, we were staying in a beautiful place and training was at a fantastic facility, so hopefully that will kick us on for the rest of the season.”

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8:04am Thu 20 Feb 14

justaSaintsfan says...

Bring it on again! Saints' progress is onwards and upwards! COYR!
Bring it on again! Saints' progress is onwards and upwards! COYR! justaSaintsfan
  • Score: 11

8:12am Thu 20 Feb 14

justaSaintsfan says...

Who wants to talk about West Ham anyway? They are not even slightly a good subject! I would much rather discuss Saints!!!
Who wants to talk about West Ham anyway? They are not even slightly a good subject! I would much rather discuss Saints!!! justaSaintsfan
  • Score: 6

9:02am Thu 20 Feb 14

killared says...

West Ham will park the double decker and play long ball with Noan, Diame and Carlton Cole. Sad team and awful set up !
West Ham will park the double decker and play long ball with Noan, Diame and Carlton Cole. Sad team and awful set up ! killared
  • Score: 11

9:14am Thu 20 Feb 14

Velleity says...

I'm concerned about this one (odd for me, being the happiest of happy-clappers). The one thing we seem to have trouble with is "park the bus" merchants who hoof it past our sublime midfield. We seem unable to finish off teams like this, so I'm expecting nothing to come of it. I may be happily surprised. I've love "play Sam G" to be a solution but just because we want him to be an excellent striker doesn't make him one. This is a game where we'll miss the player we were hoping Dani was going to be for us.

No-one parks a bigger, more boring bus than Wet Hoof so I'm going to watch expecting grimness personified.

Saints, please prove me wrong!
I'm concerned about this one (odd for me, being the happiest of happy-clappers). The one thing we seem to have trouble with is "park the bus" merchants who hoof it past our sublime midfield. We seem unable to finish off teams like this, so I'm expecting nothing to come of it. I may be happily surprised. I've love "play Sam G" to be a solution but just because we want him to be an excellent striker doesn't make him one. This is a game where we'll miss the player we were hoping Dani was going to be for us. No-one parks a bigger, more boring bus than Wet Hoof so I'm going to watch expecting grimness personified. Saints, please prove me wrong! Velleity
  • Score: 2

9:16am Thu 20 Feb 14

Velleity says...

"I've love.." = "I'd love.."
"I've love.." = "I'd love.." Velleity
  • Score: 1

9:25am Thu 20 Feb 14

Alicesdad says...

It's time to thump the living cr*p out of this team and put to bed this fear of long ball hoofer parking the bus boring to watch footballl. We have nothing to fear any more as a team but there are players who need to just shine brightly for an afternoon and finish every chance they get.

I want to see Saints absoutely stuff them on Saturday and for those idiot TV pundits to be repeatedly stopping their mindless waffle with "Oh!! Goal !! back to West Ham where Southampton have scored again" ... and " another goal for Lambert .. how manys that now? " .. and
"There's twenty minutes still to pay and most West Ham fans are goimg home early " and best of all "This is the first time three players have scored a hat trick in one game" .....

Ask yourself .... what is stopping us ? .. We always have more posession than the opposition, we usually have more shots too ... just get them on target and I see an absolute deluge going in for our boys.

It can happen... It SHOULD happen ... MAKE IT HAPPEN !!!
It's time to thump the living cr*p out of this team and put to bed this fear of long ball hoofer parking the bus boring to watch footballl. We have nothing to fear any more as a team but there are players who need to just shine brightly for an afternoon and finish every chance they get. I want to see Saints absoutely stuff them on Saturday and for those idiot TV pundits to be repeatedly stopping their mindless waffle with "Oh!! Goal !! back to West Ham where Southampton have scored again" ... and " another goal for Lambert .. how manys that now? " .. and "There's twenty minutes still to pay and most West Ham fans are goimg home early " and best of all "This is the first time three players have scored a hat trick in one game" ..... Ask yourself .... what is stopping us ? .. We always have more posession than the opposition, we usually have more shots too ... just get them on target and I see an absolute deluge going in for our boys. It can happen... It SHOULD happen ... MAKE IT HAPPEN !!! Alicesdad
  • Score: 12

9:51am Thu 20 Feb 14

Mush On The Beach says...

Big Sam like Tony Pulis practise a football philosophy of tight organisation, negate the opposition and hit them fast and direct in attack. It isn’t pretty to watch but looking at their track records it is effective in avoiding relegation ....... up until now. Nothing against Palace or West Ham fans but I hope they both go down so these 2 football dinosaur coaches have blots on their CVs in their last jobs in Premiership football.
Big Sam like Tony Pulis practise a football philosophy of tight organisation, negate the opposition and hit them fast and direct in attack. It isn’t pretty to watch but looking at their track records it is effective in avoiding relegation ....... up until now. Nothing against Palace or West Ham fans but I hope they both go down so these 2 football dinosaur coaches have blots on their CVs in their last jobs in Premiership football. Mush On The Beach
  • Score: 9

10:06am Thu 20 Feb 14

Poole Tom says...

This will be a very difficult game in which we will do well to come home with a point.
This will be a very difficult game in which we will do well to come home with a point. Poole Tom
  • Score: 14

10:06am Thu 20 Feb 14

Brian1 says...

justaSaintsfan wrote:
Who wants to talk about West Ham anyway? They are not even slightly a good subject! I would much rather discuss Saints!!!
I'm glad we have scounts that dont think that way !
Always know thine enemy as Confucious or TzuZu would say
[quote][p][bold]justaSaintsfan[/bold] wrote: Who wants to talk about West Ham anyway? They are not even slightly a good subject! I would much rather discuss Saints!!![/p][/quote]I'm glad we have scounts that dont think that way ! Always know thine enemy as Confucious or TzuZu would say Brian1
  • Score: 4

10:13am Thu 20 Feb 14

REDARMYRULETHESOUTH says...

killared wrote:
West Ham will park the double decker and play long ball with Noan, Diame and Carlton Cole. Sad team and awful set up !
That's why we need our TOP CB Pairing back in this game.

It's the quiet before the STORM.

SAINTS FANS WIILL BE UP FOR THIS ONE.

COYR
[quote][p][bold]killared[/bold] wrote: West Ham will park the double decker and play long ball with Noan, Diame and Carlton Cole. Sad team and awful set up ![/p][/quote]That's why we need our TOP CB Pairing back in this game. It's the quiet before the STORM. SAINTS FANS WIILL BE UP FOR THIS ONE. COYR REDARMYRULETHESOUTH
  • Score: 8

10:32am Thu 20 Feb 14

SwedeSaint says...

Some side is due a walloping from us soon, if we were to take only half of our chances - would love it to be Saturday.
A case of Beauty vs the Beast - I hope we consign the footballing Dinosaur that is Allardyce to the Championship (and the sack) and West ham get a boss that re-introduces football into their style of play....(I didn't mind West Ham until he managed them)
Some side is due a walloping from us soon, if we were to take only half of our chances - would love it to be Saturday. A case of Beauty vs the Beast - I hope we consign the footballing Dinosaur that is Allardyce to the Championship (and the sack) and West ham get a boss that re-introduces football into their style of play....(I didn't mind West Ham until he managed them) SwedeSaint
  • Score: 8

11:12am Thu 20 Feb 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

I may be wrong (it's happened before) but I can't see Spam parking the bus at home. What I do fear is that they'll try to play balls long - down the middle or down the flanks with the aim of getting in behind our centre backs or pushing our full backs back.

MPs tactics against Stoke seemed to be to draw Stoke out (where, if they gained possession, they couldn't simply punt long balls) by playing a lot of short passes across the back (even more than usual). It seemed to work in the first half but things changed and were less effective in the second.

Also, I think fat Sam will have seen how Hughes made our full backs cut inside onto their weaker foot by closing them down on the flanks. Shaw is especially weak cutting inside (on his right). If he could find a decent right-footed cross, his attacking options would be vastly increased.

Anyway, we'll win. We have the better team (1-0), the better fans (2-0) and Mark Cluttenburg is in charge of the whistle. Final score .....


..... 2-1 to Saints. :-)
I may be wrong (it's happened before) but I can't see Spam parking the bus at home. What I do fear is that they'll try to play balls long - down the middle or down the flanks with the aim of getting in behind our centre backs or pushing our full backs back. MPs tactics against Stoke seemed to be to draw Stoke out (where, if they gained possession, they couldn't simply punt long balls) by playing a lot of short passes across the back (even more than usual). It seemed to work in the first half but things changed and were less effective in the second. Also, I think fat Sam will have seen how Hughes made our full backs cut inside onto their weaker foot by closing them down on the flanks. Shaw is especially weak cutting inside (on his right). If he could find a decent right-footed cross, his attacking options would be vastly increased. Anyway, we'll win. We have the better team (1-0), the better fans (2-0) and Mark Cluttenburg is in charge of the whistle. Final score ..... ..... 2-1 to Saints. :-) Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 8

11:20am Thu 20 Feb 14

Golden_Salamander says...

Is it true that Heathrow and Gatwick have to warn Pilots to dodge Fat Sam's precision (sic) forward passes ?
Is it true that Heathrow and Gatwick have to warn Pilots to dodge Fat Sam's precision (sic) forward passes ? Golden_Salamander
  • Score: 4

11:24am Thu 20 Feb 14

justaSaintsfan says...

Brian1 wrote:
justaSaintsfan wrote:
Who wants to talk about West Ham anyway? They are not even slightly a good subject! I would much rather discuss Saints!!!
I'm glad we have scounts that dont think that way !
Always know thine enemy as Confucious or TzuZu would say
Thanks for your feedback, Brian1. Yawn!!! Yawn!!! I'm yawning because discussing West Ham is so boring! Lol!

What is your 'know thine enemy' about? West Ham are not an enemy. They are Saints' opponents on Saturday, that's all.

I think all we true fans of Saints know plenty enough about West Ham. I was not being at all disrespectful to them, merely implying the plainly obvious, that by now we all know what to expect from West Ham!

Saints are therefore a much, much more worthy subject for discussion.

By the way, what are SCOUNTS??? Perhaps your friends Confucious or TzuZu can shed some light!
[quote][p][bold]Brian1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]justaSaintsfan[/bold] wrote: Who wants to talk about West Ham anyway? They are not even slightly a good subject! I would much rather discuss Saints!!![/p][/quote]I'm glad we have scounts that dont think that way ! Always know thine enemy as Confucious or TzuZu would say[/p][/quote]Thanks for your feedback, Brian1. Yawn!!! Yawn!!! I'm yawning because discussing West Ham is so boring! Lol! What is your 'know thine enemy' about? West Ham are not an enemy. They are Saints' opponents on Saturday, that's all. I think all we true fans of Saints know plenty enough about West Ham. I was not being at all disrespectful to them, merely implying the plainly obvious, that by now we all know what to expect from West Ham! Saints are therefore a much, much more worthy subject for discussion. By the way, what are SCOUNTS??? Perhaps your friends Confucious or TzuZu can shed some light! justaSaintsfan
  • Score: -5

11:39am Thu 20 Feb 14

el caballo santos101 says...

so hoof are an in form team? 3 wins against teams who are struggling and a draw against chelski who threw everything, including the kitchen sink, at hoofs 10 man defensive line. it wasn't skill or great play and even though sam claimed he had "out-tacticed" them, he didn't. hoof got lucky, they wont get so lucky on Saturday. an early goal should do the trick and force hoof out of the bus to try to attack, just how we like it.
I don't know if I really dislike hoof as a club, I hate the owners, I hate the manager and his tactics, I hate the fans and the fact that they put up with the tactics to stay in the prem, I hate the fact they are being given the Olympic stadium for next to nothing, I hate the medias love affair with hoof and fat face sam tying to excuse and defend his awful tactics, I hate the eastend of London (though that's mainly because its given us eastenders), I hate seeing all hoofs celebrity fans turning up on tv all the time, winstone, corden, brand etc etc, again excusing hoofs management and style of play because they are desperate to stay in the prem. now I think of it yes I do hate them and everything about them.
I have to ask myself the question whether I would rather play hoof ball and stay in the prem or play our style and be relegated (I know that's not going to happen though). I think that I would rather go down than have to put up with that style of football every week.
we have to beat hoof, stuff their bubbles back down their throats and send them back down towards the bottom 3 where they belong.
so hoof are an in form team? 3 wins against teams who are struggling and a draw against chelski who threw everything, including the kitchen sink, at hoofs 10 man defensive line. it wasn't skill or great play and even though sam claimed he had "out-tacticed" them, he didn't. hoof got lucky, they wont get so lucky on Saturday. an early goal should do the trick and force hoof out of the bus to try to attack, just how we like it. I don't know if I really dislike hoof as a club, I hate the owners, I hate the manager and his tactics, I hate the fans and the fact that they put up with the tactics to stay in the prem, I hate the fact they are being given the Olympic stadium for next to nothing, I hate the medias love affair with hoof and fat face sam tying to excuse and defend his awful tactics, I hate the eastend of London (though that's mainly because its given us eastenders), I hate seeing all hoofs celebrity fans turning up on tv all the time, winstone, corden, brand etc etc, again excusing hoofs management and style of play because they are desperate to stay in the prem. now I think of it yes I do hate them and everything about them. I have to ask myself the question whether I would rather play hoof ball and stay in the prem or play our style and be relegated (I know that's not going to happen though). I think that I would rather go down than have to put up with that style of football every week. we have to beat hoof, stuff their bubbles back down their throats and send them back down towards the bottom 3 where they belong. el caballo santos101
  • Score: 4

11:41am Thu 20 Feb 14

Confucious says...

Usual flimflam from Sam. We'll ram Spam's logjam and scram. Wham!
Usual flimflam from Sam. We'll ram Spam's logjam and scram. Wham! Confucious
  • Score: 2

12:33pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Mush On The Beach says...

el caballo santos101 wrote:
so hoof are an in form team? 3 wins against teams who are struggling and a draw against chelski who threw everything, including the kitchen sink, at hoofs 10 man defensive line. it wasn't skill or great play and even though sam claimed he had "out-tacticed" them, he didn't. hoof got lucky, they wont get so lucky on Saturday. an early goal should do the trick and force hoof out of the bus to try to attack, just how we like it.
I don't know if I really dislike hoof as a club, I hate the owners, I hate the manager and his tactics, I hate the fans and the fact that they put up with the tactics to stay in the prem, I hate the fact they are being given the Olympic stadium for next to nothing, I hate the medias love affair with hoof and fat face sam tying to excuse and defend his awful tactics, I hate the eastend of London (though that's mainly because its given us eastenders), I hate seeing all hoofs celebrity fans turning up on tv all the time, winstone, corden, brand etc etc, again excusing hoofs management and style of play because they are desperate to stay in the prem. now I think of it yes I do hate them and everything about them.
I have to ask myself the question whether I would rather play hoof ball and stay in the prem or play our style and be relegated (I know that's not going to happen though). I think that I would rather go down than have to put up with that style of football every week.
we have to beat hoof, stuff their bubbles back down their throats and send them back down towards the bottom 3 where they belong.
To be fair Horse there is a certain irony in you dissing the Hoof, you wouldn’t move well without them. I don’t think Hammers fans are happy with their lot under Sam, rather they are resigned to it.
As for playing Hoof ball in the prem or play our style and be relegated, they were labelled the team too good to go down in 2002/03 and down they went. The team included Glen Johnson, Michael Carrick, Jermaine Defoe and Joe Cole.

It may just be a coincidence, but I don’t think Hammers have been the same since Peggy Mitchell upped sticks and left Albert Square. Whatever the crisis, Peggy was on hand to lay on an impromptu buffet in the Queen Vic at a moment’s notice.
[quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: so hoof are an in form team? 3 wins against teams who are struggling and a draw against chelski who threw everything, including the kitchen sink, at hoofs 10 man defensive line. it wasn't skill or great play and even though sam claimed he had "out-tacticed" them, he didn't. hoof got lucky, they wont get so lucky on Saturday. an early goal should do the trick and force hoof out of the bus to try to attack, just how we like it. I don't know if I really dislike hoof as a club, I hate the owners, I hate the manager and his tactics, I hate the fans and the fact that they put up with the tactics to stay in the prem, I hate the fact they are being given the Olympic stadium for next to nothing, I hate the medias love affair with hoof and fat face sam tying to excuse and defend his awful tactics, I hate the eastend of London (though that's mainly because its given us eastenders), I hate seeing all hoofs celebrity fans turning up on tv all the time, winstone, corden, brand etc etc, again excusing hoofs management and style of play because they are desperate to stay in the prem. now I think of it yes I do hate them and everything about them. I have to ask myself the question whether I would rather play hoof ball and stay in the prem or play our style and be relegated (I know that's not going to happen though). I think that I would rather go down than have to put up with that style of football every week. we have to beat hoof, stuff their bubbles back down their throats and send them back down towards the bottom 3 where they belong.[/p][/quote]To be fair Horse there is a certain irony in you dissing the Hoof, you wouldn’t move well without them. I don’t think Hammers fans are happy with their lot under Sam, rather they are resigned to it. As for playing Hoof ball in the prem or play our style and be relegated, they were labelled the team too good to go down in 2002/03 and down they went. The team included Glen Johnson, Michael Carrick, Jermaine Defoe and Joe Cole. It may just be a coincidence, but I don’t think Hammers have been the same since Peggy Mitchell upped sticks and left Albert Square. Whatever the crisis, Peggy was on hand to lay on an impromptu buffet in the Queen Vic at a moment’s notice. Mush On The Beach
  • Score: 0

12:37pm Thu 20 Feb 14

NewForestStu says...

'Clean sheet experts???'.....pers
onally, not one of the phrases i would use for this mob.
'Clean sheet experts???'.....pers onally, not one of the phrases i would use for this mob. NewForestStu
  • Score: 2

12:44pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Mush On The Beach says...

NewForestStu wrote:
'Clean sheet experts???'.....pers

onally, not one of the phrases i would use for this mob.
They don’t have any wet dreams at Upton Park these days.
[quote][p][bold]NewForestStu[/bold] wrote: 'Clean sheet experts???'.....pers onally, not one of the phrases i would use for this mob.[/p][/quote]They don’t have any wet dreams at Upton Park these days. Mush On The Beach
  • Score: 3

12:49pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Beer Monster says...

Mush On The Beach wrote:
NewForestStu wrote:
'Clean sheet experts???'.....pers


onally, not one of the phrases i would use for this mob.
They don’t have any wet dreams at Upton Park these days.
Doesn't Charlene Hart go to the games anymore then?
[quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NewForestStu[/bold] wrote: 'Clean sheet experts???'.....pers onally, not one of the phrases i would use for this mob.[/p][/quote]They don’t have any wet dreams at Upton Park these days.[/p][/quote]Doesn't Charlene Hart go to the games anymore then? Beer Monster
  • Score: -1

12:54pm Thu 20 Feb 14

el caballo santos101 says...

Mush On The Beach wrote:
el caballo santos101 wrote:
so hoof are an in form team? 3 wins against teams who are struggling and a draw against chelski who threw everything, including the kitchen sink, at hoofs 10 man defensive line. it wasn't skill or great play and even though sam claimed he had "out-tacticed" them, he didn't. hoof got lucky, they wont get so lucky on Saturday. an early goal should do the trick and force hoof out of the bus to try to attack, just how we like it.
I don't know if I really dislike hoof as a club, I hate the owners, I hate the manager and his tactics, I hate the fans and the fact that they put up with the tactics to stay in the prem, I hate the fact they are being given the Olympic stadium for next to nothing, I hate the medias love affair with hoof and fat face sam tying to excuse and defend his awful tactics, I hate the eastend of London (though that's mainly because its given us eastenders), I hate seeing all hoofs celebrity fans turning up on tv all the time, winstone, corden, brand etc etc, again excusing hoofs management and style of play because they are desperate to stay in the prem. now I think of it yes I do hate them and everything about them.
I have to ask myself the question whether I would rather play hoof ball and stay in the prem or play our style and be relegated (I know that's not going to happen though). I think that I would rather go down than have to put up with that style of football every week.
we have to beat hoof, stuff their bubbles back down their throats and send them back down towards the bottom 3 where they belong.
To be fair Horse there is a certain irony in you dissing the Hoof, you wouldn’t move well without them. I don’t think Hammers fans are happy with their lot under Sam, rather they are resigned to it.
As for playing Hoof ball in the prem or play our style and be relegated, they were labelled the team too good to go down in 2002/03 and down they went. The team included Glen Johnson, Michael Carrick, Jermaine Defoe and Joe Cole.

It may just be a coincidence, but I don’t think Hammers have been the same since Peggy Mitchell upped sticks and left Albert Square. Whatever the crisis, Peggy was on hand to lay on an impromptu buffet in the Queen Vic at a moment’s notice.
nice one ;0)

hoof might have had all those players in 02/03 but they had Glenn Roeder as manager. it doesn't matter what players you've got, if the manager cant or isn't able to get them to play as a team or up to their best then it doesn't matter what style you try you will struggle.
if hoofs fans really aren't happy with how they are playing they could hound fat face sam out, as Newcastle fans did. however we get celeb hoof fan after fan, as well as normal fans saying that being in the prem is what matters, they also quantify this by saying that they need to steady the ship and then change manager to get their usual style back. they wont `steady the ship` whilst playing the way they are though, so yes they are stuck with sam, unless they get him out.
in all honesty I would much rather be relegated whilst giving it a go and trying to play decent football than struggling against relegation year after year playing hoof ball.
[quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: so hoof are an in form team? 3 wins against teams who are struggling and a draw against chelski who threw everything, including the kitchen sink, at hoofs 10 man defensive line. it wasn't skill or great play and even though sam claimed he had "out-tacticed" them, he didn't. hoof got lucky, they wont get so lucky on Saturday. an early goal should do the trick and force hoof out of the bus to try to attack, just how we like it. I don't know if I really dislike hoof as a club, I hate the owners, I hate the manager and his tactics, I hate the fans and the fact that they put up with the tactics to stay in the prem, I hate the fact they are being given the Olympic stadium for next to nothing, I hate the medias love affair with hoof and fat face sam tying to excuse and defend his awful tactics, I hate the eastend of London (though that's mainly because its given us eastenders), I hate seeing all hoofs celebrity fans turning up on tv all the time, winstone, corden, brand etc etc, again excusing hoofs management and style of play because they are desperate to stay in the prem. now I think of it yes I do hate them and everything about them. I have to ask myself the question whether I would rather play hoof ball and stay in the prem or play our style and be relegated (I know that's not going to happen though). I think that I would rather go down than have to put up with that style of football every week. we have to beat hoof, stuff their bubbles back down their throats and send them back down towards the bottom 3 where they belong.[/p][/quote]To be fair Horse there is a certain irony in you dissing the Hoof, you wouldn’t move well without them. I don’t think Hammers fans are happy with their lot under Sam, rather they are resigned to it. As for playing Hoof ball in the prem or play our style and be relegated, they were labelled the team too good to go down in 2002/03 and down they went. The team included Glen Johnson, Michael Carrick, Jermaine Defoe and Joe Cole. It may just be a coincidence, but I don’t think Hammers have been the same since Peggy Mitchell upped sticks and left Albert Square. Whatever the crisis, Peggy was on hand to lay on an impromptu buffet in the Queen Vic at a moment’s notice.[/p][/quote]nice one ;0) hoof might have had all those players in 02/03 but they had Glenn Roeder as manager. it doesn't matter what players you've got, if the manager cant or isn't able to get them to play as a team or up to their best then it doesn't matter what style you try you will struggle. if hoofs fans really aren't happy with how they are playing they could hound fat face sam out, as Newcastle fans did. however we get celeb hoof fan after fan, as well as normal fans saying that being in the prem is what matters, they also quantify this by saying that they need to steady the ship and then change manager to get their usual style back. they wont `steady the ship` whilst playing the way they are though, so yes they are stuck with sam, unless they get him out. in all honesty I would much rather be relegated whilst giving it a go and trying to play decent football than struggling against relegation year after year playing hoof ball. el caballo santos101
  • Score: 0

1:40pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Outside of the Box says...

Confucious wrote:
Usual flimflam from Sam. We'll ram Spam's logjam and scram. Wham!
Usual flimflam from Sam. We'll ram Spam's logjam and scram. Wham! Bam! 3 points Thank You Fat Sam!
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Usual flimflam from Sam. We'll ram Spam's logjam and scram. Wham![/p][/quote]Usual flimflam from Sam. We'll ram Spam's logjam and scram. Wham! Bam! 3 points Thank You Fat Sam! Outside of the Box
  • Score: -1

2:03pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Santa Retfordia says...

Does anyone remember that Coke advert from the 90s that featured some bald, blind bloke in the crowd at Upton Park shouting “CAM ON WEST ‘AM”? Well, ever since then I’ve always made a point of always drinking Pepsi, just in case the advert was saying he became like that through drinking Coke.

I mean, imagine ‘catching’ cockney from a drink. It would be awful.
Does anyone remember that Coke advert from the 90s that featured some bald, blind bloke in the crowd at Upton Park shouting “CAM ON WEST ‘AM”? Well, ever since then I’ve always made a point of always drinking Pepsi, just in case the advert was saying he became like that through drinking Coke. I mean, imagine ‘catching’ cockney from a drink. It would be awful. Santa Retfordia
  • Score: 1

2:31pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Costa Baz says...

Just need to take whatever chances we can create, then keep the back door shut, when they do, eventually, venture forward.
Still remember the chance the Hoofers missed, in the last few minutes, at SMS, that would have given them 3 undeserved points.
Just need to take whatever chances we can create, then keep the back door shut, when they do, eventually, venture forward. Still remember the chance the Hoofers missed, in the last few minutes, at SMS, that would have given them 3 undeserved points. Costa Baz
  • Score: 0

2:42pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Outside of the Box wrote:
Confucious wrote:
Usual flimflam from Sam. We'll ram Spam's logjam and scram. Wham!
Usual flimflam from Sam. We'll ram Spam's logjam and scram. Wham! Bam! 3 points Thank You Fat Sam!
Plenty of ham from Confucious today and no shortage of songs to cram in.

One is:
Whoa, Black Betty (bam-ba-lam), whoa, Black Betty (bam-ba-lam)
Black Betty had a child (bam-ba-lam), the **** thing gone wild (bam-ba-lam)
She said "I'm worryin' outta mind" (bam-ba-lam), the **** thing gone blind (bam-ba-lam)
I said Oh, Black Betty (bam-ba-lam), whoa, Black Betty (bam-ba-lam)

Not an '80s hit by Wham but a '70s hit by Ram Jam

Better is from the '60s by The Small Faces:
'God forsaken empty shell forgotten in a bad smell
Wham bam look out Sam, the devil claims his own to moan in hell.'

Well said Ronnie Lane and Steve Marriott
[quote][p][bold]Outside of the Box[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Usual flimflam from Sam. We'll ram Spam's logjam and scram. Wham![/p][/quote]Usual flimflam from Sam. We'll ram Spam's logjam and scram. Wham! Bam! 3 points Thank You Fat Sam![/p][/quote]Plenty of ham from Confucious today and no shortage of songs to cram in. One is: Whoa, Black Betty (bam-ba-lam), whoa, Black Betty (bam-ba-lam) Black Betty had a child (bam-ba-lam), the **** thing gone wild (bam-ba-lam) She said "I'm worryin' outta mind" (bam-ba-lam), the **** thing gone blind (bam-ba-lam) I said Oh, Black Betty (bam-ba-lam), whoa, Black Betty (bam-ba-lam) Not an '80s hit by Wham but a '70s hit by Ram Jam Better is from the '60s by The Small Faces: 'God forsaken empty shell forgotten in a bad smell Wham bam look out Sam, the devil claims his own to moan in hell.' Well said Ronnie Lane and Steve Marriott Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: -1

3:17pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Puddletown Saint says...

Lets just play the Spam and beat them. We need both strength and guile so here is my selection:

Boruc Chambers Fonte Lovern Shaw Wanyama Spider Cork Lallana JRod SRL.
Subs: Davis Clyne Yos Davis JWP Gaston Big G

1-3 COYR
Lets just play the Spam and beat them. We need both strength and guile so here is my selection: Boruc Chambers Fonte Lovern Shaw Wanyama Spider Cork Lallana JRod SRL. Subs: Davis Clyne Yos Davis JWP Gaston Big G 1-3 COYR Puddletown Saint
  • Score: 2

3:27pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Confucious says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Outside of the Box wrote:
Confucious wrote:
Usual flimflam from Sam. We'll ram Spam's logjam and scram. Wham!
Usual flimflam from Sam. We'll ram Spam's logjam and scram. Wham! Bam! 3 points Thank You Fat Sam!
Plenty of ham from Confucious today and no shortage of songs to cram in.

One is:
Whoa, Black Betty (bam-ba-lam), whoa, Black Betty (bam-ba-lam)
Black Betty had a child (bam-ba-lam), the **** thing gone wild (bam-ba-lam)
She said "I'm worryin' outta mind" (bam-ba-lam), the **** thing gone blind (bam-ba-lam)
I said Oh, Black Betty (bam-ba-lam), whoa, Black Betty (bam-ba-lam)

Not an '80s hit by Wham but a '70s hit by Ram Jam

Better is from the '60s by The Small Faces:
'God forsaken empty shell forgotten in a bad smell
Wham bam look out Sam, the devil claims his own to moan in hell.'

Well said Ronnie Lane and Steve Marriott
I always thought that was a thieving rip off of my song called "Blah".

It went:

Blah blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah
Blah blah blah blah blah blah
Blah Blah Blah
Blah blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah.

Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah blah.

Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah blah blah.
Blah blah blah blah blah blah

Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah
Blah blah blah blah blah blah
Blah


It was on my "Diddley-Dee Diddley-Dum" album.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Outside of the Box[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Usual flimflam from Sam. We'll ram Spam's logjam and scram. Wham![/p][/quote]Usual flimflam from Sam. We'll ram Spam's logjam and scram. Wham! Bam! 3 points Thank You Fat Sam![/p][/quote]Plenty of ham from Confucious today and no shortage of songs to cram in. One is: Whoa, Black Betty (bam-ba-lam), whoa, Black Betty (bam-ba-lam) Black Betty had a child (bam-ba-lam), the **** thing gone wild (bam-ba-lam) She said "I'm worryin' outta mind" (bam-ba-lam), the **** thing gone blind (bam-ba-lam) I said Oh, Black Betty (bam-ba-lam), whoa, Black Betty (bam-ba-lam) Not an '80s hit by Wham but a '70s hit by Ram Jam Better is from the '60s by The Small Faces: 'God forsaken empty shell forgotten in a bad smell Wham bam look out Sam, the devil claims his own to moan in hell.' Well said Ronnie Lane and Steve Marriott[/p][/quote]I always thought that was a thieving rip off of my song called "Blah". It went: Blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah Blah blah blah blah blah blah Blah Blah Blah Blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah. Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah blah. Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah blah blah. Blah blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah Blah blah blah blah blah blah Blah It was on my "Diddley-Dee Diddley-Dum" album. Confucious
  • Score: 3

4:04pm Thu 20 Feb 14

george chivers says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Outside of the Box wrote:
Confucious wrote:
Usual flimflam from Sam. We'll ram Spam's logjam and scram. Wham!
Usual flimflam from Sam. We'll ram Spam's logjam and scram. Wham! Bam! 3 points Thank You Fat Sam!
Plenty of ham from Confucious today and no shortage of songs to cram in.

One is:
Whoa, Black Betty (bam-ba-lam), whoa, Black Betty (bam-ba-lam)
Black Betty had a child (bam-ba-lam), the **** thing gone wild (bam-ba-lam)
She said "I'm worryin' outta mind" (bam-ba-lam), the **** thing gone blind (bam-ba-lam)
I said Oh, Black Betty (bam-ba-lam), whoa, Black Betty (bam-ba-lam)

Not an '80s hit by Wham but a '70s hit by Ram Jam

Better is from the '60s by The Small Faces:
'God forsaken empty shell forgotten in a bad smell
Wham bam look out Sam, the devil claims his own to moan in hell.'

Well said Ronnie Lane and Steve Marriott
With his style of play I just think of him as Sam the Sham and the Pharoes. (Arse....). Particularly Kevin Nolan and Andy Carroll, who won't of course be playing. They never stop whinging to the referee.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Outside of the Box[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Usual flimflam from Sam. We'll ram Spam's logjam and scram. Wham![/p][/quote]Usual flimflam from Sam. We'll ram Spam's logjam and scram. Wham! Bam! 3 points Thank You Fat Sam![/p][/quote]Plenty of ham from Confucious today and no shortage of songs to cram in. One is: Whoa, Black Betty (bam-ba-lam), whoa, Black Betty (bam-ba-lam) Black Betty had a child (bam-ba-lam), the **** thing gone wild (bam-ba-lam) She said "I'm worryin' outta mind" (bam-ba-lam), the **** thing gone blind (bam-ba-lam) I said Oh, Black Betty (bam-ba-lam), whoa, Black Betty (bam-ba-lam) Not an '80s hit by Wham but a '70s hit by Ram Jam Better is from the '60s by The Small Faces: 'God forsaken empty shell forgotten in a bad smell Wham bam look out Sam, the devil claims his own to moan in hell.' Well said Ronnie Lane and Steve Marriott[/p][/quote]With his style of play I just think of him as Sam the Sham and the Pharoes. (Arse....). Particularly Kevin Nolan and Andy Carroll, who won't of course be playing. They never stop whinging to the referee. george chivers
  • Score: -1

4:54pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Licky_Rambert says...

i wish i was a clean sheet expert.
would come in very handy, especailly if i've had a drink the night before....
i wish i was a clean sheet expert. would come in very handy, especailly if i've had a drink the night before.... Licky_Rambert
  • Score: 2

5:16pm Thu 20 Feb 14

st1halo says...

Confucious wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Outside of the Box wrote:
Confucious wrote:
Usual flimflam from Sam. We'll ram Spam's logjam and scram. Wham!
Usual flimflam from Sam. We'll ram Spam's logjam and scram. Wham! Bam! 3 points Thank You Fat Sam!
Plenty of ham from Confucious today and no shortage of songs to cram in.

One is:
Whoa, Black Betty (bam-ba-lam), whoa, Black Betty (bam-ba-lam)
Black Betty had a child (bam-ba-lam), the **** thing gone wild (bam-ba-lam)
She said "I'm worryin' outta mind" (bam-ba-lam), the **** thing gone blind (bam-ba-lam)
I said Oh, Black Betty (bam-ba-lam), whoa, Black Betty (bam-ba-lam)

Not an '80s hit by Wham but a '70s hit by Ram Jam

Better is from the '60s by The Small Faces:
'God forsaken empty shell forgotten in a bad smell
Wham bam look out Sam, the devil claims his own to moan in hell.'

Well said Ronnie Lane and Steve Marriott
I always thought that was a thieving rip off of my song called "Blah".

It went:

Blah blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah
Blah blah blah blah blah blah
Blah Blah Blah
Blah blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah.

Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah blah.

Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah blah blah.
Blah blah blah blah blah blah

Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah
Blah blah blah blah blah blah
Blah


It was on my "Diddley-Dee Diddley-Dum" album.
Was this writtten in your 'fem' phase?
Only the lyrics have a definite femiine quality.Had you included the lines 'Southampton to lose' I would have been convinced you were Mark Lawrenson!

STID
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Outside of the Box[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Usual flimflam from Sam. We'll ram Spam's logjam and scram. Wham![/p][/quote]Usual flimflam from Sam. We'll ram Spam's logjam and scram. Wham! Bam! 3 points Thank You Fat Sam![/p][/quote]Plenty of ham from Confucious today and no shortage of songs to cram in. One is: Whoa, Black Betty (bam-ba-lam), whoa, Black Betty (bam-ba-lam) Black Betty had a child (bam-ba-lam), the **** thing gone wild (bam-ba-lam) She said "I'm worryin' outta mind" (bam-ba-lam), the **** thing gone blind (bam-ba-lam) I said Oh, Black Betty (bam-ba-lam), whoa, Black Betty (bam-ba-lam) Not an '80s hit by Wham but a '70s hit by Ram Jam Better is from the '60s by The Small Faces: 'God forsaken empty shell forgotten in a bad smell Wham bam look out Sam, the devil claims his own to moan in hell.' Well said Ronnie Lane and Steve Marriott[/p][/quote]I always thought that was a thieving rip off of my song called "Blah". It went: Blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah Blah blah blah blah blah blah Blah Blah Blah Blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah. Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah blah. Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah blah blah. Blah blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah Blah blah blah blah blah blah Blah It was on my "Diddley-Dee Diddley-Dum" album.[/p][/quote]Was this writtten in your 'fem' phase? Only the lyrics have a definite femiine quality.Had you included the lines 'Southampton to lose' I would have been convinced you were Mark Lawrenson! STID st1halo
  • Score: 1

5:19pm Thu 20 Feb 14

st1halo says...

The Echo think it's gonna be an intiguing contest. I think it'll be 0-0. Would love the 3 points though.

STID
The Echo think it's gonna be an intiguing contest. I think it'll be 0-0. Would love the 3 points though. STID st1halo
  • Score: 0

6:24pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

GOT ME NECK BRACE ON FOR THE SPAMMERS !
GOT ME NECK BRACE ON FOR THE SPAMMERS ! Fatty x Ford Worker
  • Score: -3

8:01pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

st1halo wrote:
Confucious wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Outside of the Box wrote:
Confucious wrote:
Usual flimflam from Sam. We'll ram Spam's logjam and scram. Wham!
Usual flimflam from Sam. We'll ram Spam's logjam and scram. Wham! Bam! 3 points Thank You Fat Sam!
Plenty of ham from Confucious today and no shortage of songs to cram in.

One is:
Whoa, Black Betty (bam-ba-lam), whoa, Black Betty (bam-ba-lam)
Black Betty had a child (bam-ba-lam), the **** thing gone wild (bam-ba-lam)
She said "I'm worryin' outta mind" (bam-ba-lam), the **** thing gone blind (bam-ba-lam)
I said Oh, Black Betty (bam-ba-lam), whoa, Black Betty (bam-ba-lam)

Not an '80s hit by Wham but a '70s hit by Ram Jam

Better is from the '60s by The Small Faces:
'God forsaken empty shell forgotten in a bad smell
Wham bam look out Sam, the devil claims his own to moan in hell.'

Well said Ronnie Lane and Steve Marriott
I always thought that was a thieving rip off of my song called "Blah".

It went:

Blah blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah
Blah blah blah blah blah blah
Blah Blah Blah
Blah blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah.

Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah blah.

Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah blah blah.
Blah blah blah blah blah blah

Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah
Blah blah blah blah blah blah
Blah


It was on my "Diddley-Dee Diddley-Dum" album.
Was this writtten in your 'fem' phase?
Only the lyrics have a definite femiine quality.Had you included the lines 'Southampton to lose' I would have been convinced you were Mark Lawrenson!

STID
I'm not sure it was his 'fem' period, I think it was his 'flem' period. Either way, it was just after he had written that '50s classic, 'Who put the spam in the spam-a-lam-a-ding-do
ng?', and many years before he wrote, 'Telegram Spam', which was during his 'glam' period.
[quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Outside of the Box[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Usual flimflam from Sam. We'll ram Spam's logjam and scram. Wham![/p][/quote]Usual flimflam from Sam. We'll ram Spam's logjam and scram. Wham! Bam! 3 points Thank You Fat Sam![/p][/quote]Plenty of ham from Confucious today and no shortage of songs to cram in. One is: Whoa, Black Betty (bam-ba-lam), whoa, Black Betty (bam-ba-lam) Black Betty had a child (bam-ba-lam), the **** thing gone wild (bam-ba-lam) She said "I'm worryin' outta mind" (bam-ba-lam), the **** thing gone blind (bam-ba-lam) I said Oh, Black Betty (bam-ba-lam), whoa, Black Betty (bam-ba-lam) Not an '80s hit by Wham but a '70s hit by Ram Jam Better is from the '60s by The Small Faces: 'God forsaken empty shell forgotten in a bad smell Wham bam look out Sam, the devil claims his own to moan in hell.' Well said Ronnie Lane and Steve Marriott[/p][/quote]I always thought that was a thieving rip off of my song called "Blah". It went: Blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah Blah blah blah blah blah blah Blah Blah Blah Blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah. Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah blah. Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah blah blah. Blah blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah Blah blah blah blah blah blah Blah It was on my "Diddley-Dee Diddley-Dum" album.[/p][/quote]Was this writtten in your 'fem' phase? Only the lyrics have a definite femiine quality.Had you included the lines 'Southampton to lose' I would have been convinced you were Mark Lawrenson! STID[/p][/quote]I'm not sure it was his 'fem' period, I think it was his 'flem' period. Either way, it was just after he had written that '50s classic, 'Who put the spam in the spam-a-lam-a-ding-do ng?', and many years before he wrote, 'Telegram Spam', which was during his 'glam' period. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 0

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