Daily Archives: November 20, 2011

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Ik heb de site geupdate, Vind hem zo een stuk overzichterlijker. Heb ook de stand bij gewerkt. En een blogroll toegevoegt. Verder staat er ook een calender bij. En ik heb een optie toegevoegt zodat je hem via de mail kan volgen.


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Coventry – West Ham Fotoreportage

Guy Demel

Guy Demel was left out of the 16 but is fighting fit


There was an incredible 6,300-plus Hammers fans present

Minute's Silence

A minute’s silence was held for those who lost their lives in the Blitz

John Carew

John Carew had a difficult first 45 but gave his all

Carlton Cole

Carlton Cole came on and scored a crucial equaliser

Frederic Piquionne

Frederic Piquionne saw a defender clear the ball on to his knee…

Frederic Piquionne

The ball cannonned off him and into the net…

Frederic Piquionne

The striker was delighted to get his first goal of the season…

Frederic Piquionne

And gave the fans the traditional crossed Hammers celebration!

Picuters from WHUFC

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Carlton Cole rules out January move after inspiring West Ham win over Coventry at Ricoh Arena

After the traumas of last season, West Ham suddenly seem a happy club once again.

Carlton Cole rules out January move after inspiring West Ham win over Coventry at Ricoh Arena

Surging forward: Carlton Cole evades Coventry’s Sammy Clingan Photo: REUTERS
The east Londoners are nicely placed in Southampton’s slipstream at the top of the Championship, ­supporters are gradually reconciling themselves to Sam Allardyce’s muscular, pragmatic football and a squad that looked disgruntled last year is suffused with smiles.

On Saturday, nobody beamed broader than Carlton Cole. The striker had been widely linked with a move away from Upton Park, with Marseille rumoured to be interested, but he is more than happy to stay put.

“I know there have been rumours about me leaving but that is all they are,” said the 28 year-old, who has impressed since returning to action after missing most of October with a knee problem.

“People are trying to line themselves up for January and see what is happening with players they might be interested in. That is normal, it happens every window, but I am happy at West Ham. I am good and want to play more.”

Cole’s words will delight manager Allardyce, who admits that after a string of game-changing performances from the bench, the powerful forward has earned the right to a starting spot. Having set up both his side’s goals in the win over Hull two weeks ago, Cole came on at half-time on Saturday and inspired West Ham to come back from a goal down against Coventry.

West Ham are unbeaten in five games, but with seven games in 36 days over the winter period, Cole and Allardyce know tough tests lie ahead.

“We have to dig deep within ourselves, physically and mentally, because the games will start coming thick and fast. It is nitty, gritty time now,” Allardyce said.

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Big Sam Eyes Newcastle Defender

Having lured Kevin Nolan to Upton Park could Big Sam be about to lure one of Nolan`s former team-mates south as well.

Gossip is reaching us that suggests that Danny Simpson is reluctant to put pen to paper on a new five year contract, at St James Park, that would see him remain as one of the lowest paid players at the club.

At twenty-four years of age, Simpson would be the kind of player that could serve us long-term.


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Shity Lookalikes


Shit Lookalikes: Andrey Arshavin & A Three-Toed Sloth

November 14th, 2011

Shit Lookalikes: Mesut Ozil & The ‘Face’ Found In Testicle Tumour

November 7th, 2011

Shit Lookalikes: Uncanny Female Doppelgangers Of Neymar, Ronaldinho and Lionel Messi

Shit Lookalikes: Marouane Chamakh & A Newborn, Placenta-Slathered Giraffe

Shit Lookalikes: Andres Villas-Boas & Mr Bean

Got to love AVB and his vast gamut of rubbery touchline poses…

Shit Lookalikes: Fabricio Coloccini & A Windswept Sheep

Can’t really argue with this one…

Classic Shit Lookalike: Owen Coyle & Alvin Stardust

Apparently this is a bit of an oldie in pro Lookalike circles, but it’ll still do-fer-us – mainly because it’s farkin’ brilliant!

Thanks to

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Allardyce purrs at tactical mastery

How ironic, considering the madcap suggestion about substitutions from Coventry City’s corridors of power this week, that Sam Allardyce should demonstrate why such matters are best left to the professionals.

Leonard Brody, a Canadian businessman departed Coventry’s board by proposing that supporters be allowed to vote by text on who managers should withdraw. West Ham will happily leave the decision-making to Allardyce after two of the men he sent on, Carlton Cole and Frédéric Piquionne, brought this sixth away win.

The goals gave the Hammers an even firmer grip on the Championship’s second place and left the manager smiling: “I can call myself a master tactician. You earn your money by turning a game round through spotting what’s wrong and I changed the system by matching Coventry up in midfield. I reminded the players we were attacking the end where we had 6,500 fans. Fortunately, I had very talented players to send on.”

Cole, still being eased back after injury, can expect a full recall after this telling 45-minute contribution. Luck was on his side as he emerged unpunished from a borderline tangle with Richard Keogh from Robert Green’s long kick and scored with a left-foot shot.

Six minutes after West Ham’s 2,000th away League goal, Coventry’s susceptibility to implode was underlined. Julien Faubert’s long diagonal centre was comically headed against the falling Piquionne by Cyrus Christie and the ball bounced in off the forward’s thigh.

Coventry edged a dull first half, and seized a 38th minute lead when Clive Platt exposed Abdoulaye Faye’s poor marking.

Coventry (4-1-2-1-2): Murphy; Christie (Wood, 80), Keogh, Cranie, Hussey; Clingan; Thomas, Bigirimana; McSheffrey (Baker, 75); Jutkiewicz, Platt.

West Ham (4-5-1): Green; Faubert, Faye, Tomkins, McCartney; Collison, Noble, Diop (Piquionne, 62), Nolan, Baldock (O’Brien, 80); Carew (Cole, h-t).

Referee Keith Stroud.

Man of the match Noble (West Ham).

Match rating 6/10.


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