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Wednesday, 30 October 2013

An example for QPR, Leeds and the remainder of the Championship

So Burnley are running away with the Championship. Interesting. And according to Leeds and QPR fans who respond to this blog, West Ham are heading for the drop. Interesting again. Well, on the basis of last night's game, there's not much point in any side winning promotion from this season's Championship then because the gulf to the Prem is patently huge!

West Ham took to the field just 48 hours after playing Swansea. A combination of reserves and kids were selected. The management had precious little time to prepare, with a journey from Swansea to London and London to Burnley involved in completing the back to back fixtures. The West Ham team included Potts, Chambers and Ruddock, three young kids. There were nine changes from the starting 11 against Swansea and both Diame and Tomkins, the two retained, were substituted to save their legs. And West Ham utterly dominated the second 45 minutes.

It's true that two penalties were required but both penalties were conceded to prevent goals being scored, and the referee was kind to the Clarets when producing only one red card. In the twenty minutes building to the first goal, poor Burnley could not get the ball, chasing shadows to such an extent that you would think West Ham's stiffs were Barcelona. So how the hell are Burnley top of the division?

From a West Ham perspective, it was all very pleasing. The three kids look good and may well have a future. Maiga didn't look out of his depth - perhaps THIS is his level. Collison and Downing combined well when brought on. Adrain looked our best understudy keeper for a few seasons now. And there's the consolation that if we were to go down, even selling the major wage earners, we should storm the Championship!

As for QPR, Leeds and co - God help them if they do get up! Because, like Burnley, they will then find out what the Premiership is really about!

32 comments:

  1. West Ham scored two late penalties at Burnley to reach the quarter-finals of the Capital One Cup.

    The visitors rarely threatened during the game, with Championship leaders Burnley having the better chances.
    This is from the BBC sport report for last nights game. Looks to me like you struggled against the Championship side and the ref had to give you 2 late penalties to win the game. So not really a huge gap is there between the Championships best and the Premierships worst.

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  2. Big Deal! Burnley won´t finish top six, Mickey Mouse cup .You must have CUM in your pants now that the Hammers have reached the last eight. The match report tells another story, Burnley 13 shots to the Hammers 4.

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  3. You better use some of those reserves a bit more often . It might be your only chance to avoid the drop

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  4. Good points, now please explain Leicester/Foolham and Chelsea winning away at Arsenal. These are League Cup games and unfortunately no one looses any sleep over them these days. Burnley certainly won't be.

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  5. whoeva wrote this should be in a straight jacket by now

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    1. Who ever wrote this needs to understand the meaning of irony!

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  6. Find out what the prem is really about???
    We know what its about we got relegated last season....remember?
    Anyway Burnley wont last the pace any injury to inges or volkes and their finished. QPR on the other hand will finish outright winners and this time wont make the mistakes we made under that fool Hughes. ..hopefully.

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  7. This is one of your most obvious traps to get a reaction. I'll put this simply, Burnley don't have a big squad, they just put in a big shift against QPR and most importantly they don't give two hoots about the cup, they want promotion. Why risk injury or suspension to key players that,are needed for a promotion push. As is, Keith Treacy was red carded and thats a headache Mr Dyche will be very disappointed with. We did the same when promoted from championship, went out of both comp without any effort against lesser opposition. Basically get a grip!
    Irish R

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  8. All that based on that one game! Using your methods... Birmingham almost beat stoke last night putting four past them and only loosing on penalties, Man Utd struggled against stoke recently and as I'm sure you know Leeds thumped Birmingham recently..... all in all your comparison means little as does mine. Although it's always good to see young talent getting their chance and take it, unfortunately this seems all the league cup is good for these days, the premiership teams are introduced far to late in to the competition.

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  9. you tool, (a) you weren't there (b) you make sweeping statements that have no basis in fact (c) your comments confirm (a) fuck off you know nothing tool and if you think anyone gives a fuck, bear in mind this took ten seconds and you're only worth that by being an annoying fucking prick

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  10. Bum Nudger, theres always points up for grabs in the premiership especially when shit teams like yours are in it.

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  11. QPR have been playing poorly so far this season and win the game in hand are still only 2 points behind Burnley. You make it sound like QPR or their manager have no experience of the prem? Sean (Burnley's manager) & their players however....

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  12. Wetting your knickers because you beat a depleted Burnley side......IDIOT

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  13. exactly old cock,but we already know all this

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  14. Meaningless games in regards to comparing teams as almost every club plays weakened teams. West Ham could easily have lost this game had both clubs played their normal first team selections.

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  15. Not the most accurate account of last night's game. Totally ignores:
    - the balance of play in the first half,
    - the impact of Nolan's and Downing's substitutions (not kids or Championship quality players),
    - Burnley hitting the woodwork twice
    - the first penalty being dubious at best

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  16. Wow , two posts in 15 mins 'glroy glory' wank spam , we beat burnley , next stop Europe ,,, go back to sleep Tracy

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  17. Burnley will be fine more than those workers with newham coucil whose jobs are under threat while there bosses are handing over millions to West ham so they can have a tax payer built Stadium on the cheap disgusting

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  18. .and where may I ask did West Ham come from. They bridged the gap like many Championship clubs before them. Last night was a cup game. There are many surprises in the Cup. West Ham beating Burnley was just another one of those cup surprises

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  19. Did you actually go? You had no shots on target all game and were comprehensively outplayed for the first 45 minutes.

    For the first ten minutes of the second half, when you actually got the ball down you looked very good indeed. The first penalty saw nolan facing away from goal in a crowded penalty area and certainly wasn't a nailed on goal.

    We then overstretched ourselves pushing for an equaliser and you hit us on the break.

    If you actually play football, you look decent. For the other 75 minutes that you spent smashing it up to Big Carlton, you looked absolutely dreadful.

    It's quite obvious to me that you didn't go. Twitter is awash with Hammers who attended the game who said the performance was really quite poor.

    I suppose writing a blog as an outsider who doesnt attend games wouldnt really have much point though would it :)

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  20. VERY predictable dude, from what I remember when Leeds beat Everton and Spurs in the same cup it was no reflection on the quality of our team, you can't have it both ways. Before you start lecturing us about the top division we have lived in the upper echelons so it should be you asking us for advice on how to succeed in the top division...

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    1. Yep get peter risdale in as chairman and literally bankrupt a club and sell off all the best stars. That's how you did it in the upper echelons my man

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  21. were you at he game? Serious question. Oh and Burnley had 5 players out also. Get your facts right

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  22. Leicester are in the quarter finals, after beating Fulham, and Birmingham with 10 men took Stoke to penalties, don't see the "gulf" at all there.

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  23. Completely misguided and rather childish comments here, I can only assume it was written with your tongue firmly in cheek. Leicester knocked Fulham out, does that mean they would do a better job in the premier league than them? We knocked Fulham, Arsenal, and Chelsea out a few seasons ago, we must have been capable of winning the title that year no? Cup runs are no measure of how a team will react when they are promoted. I notice you didn't mention the first half where you couldn't even get a shot away at goal, and for the record we made our fair share of squad changes since the QPR win, it was by no means our strongest 11. Good luck for the rest of the season.

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  24. Ah, comment approval...I won't expect to see any healthy debate on your blogs then, unless of course it's about how great West Ham are...one last point regarding your delusional point about "storming the league should you go down" take a look at QPR's squad, not exactly "storming" the league are they...

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  25. If I recall we put two arguably better premier league sides than West Ham out of this competition last season whilst you were getting thrashed by Wigan at home and where did they end up? It was only a couple of years ago you were getting knocked out of it by Aldershot at home. I thought this was a tin pot trophy anyway according to you. Funny how your creaming your piss stained panties over it this season because you've managed to reach the last eight. Just like titles aren't handed out in October, if you know what one of those are. Cups aren't won at the quarter final stage, and your cup run will be over when a big premier league club draws you, which is just about any one of them that's still in it.

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  26. Very intelligent. By your logic last years finalist, Bradford City are also bigger and better than all of the Premiership teams except Swansea.

    Excellent reasoning, still as a West Ham fan you have to make the most of these cheap thrills being as they are so few and far between.

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  27. West ham. Hmmm team for Essex whities whose granpa once lived in London innit? Win what when whitey commuter boys? Get out of town and back to the sticks in your trailer homes. London is just a Saturday fing now for yous whities

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