Out of the cup . . .

Always finding new ways to lose.  Up by 2 aggregate goals with just one half to play, West Ham snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, conceding 2 goals in the second half and the crucial winner in extra time to bow out of the Carling Cup.  It’s amazing how much of a one-half team we are.  You can count on at most 45 minutes of solid play, with the other 45 being seat-of-your-pants defending and hopeless long balls to no one in particular.  For all the positive play, smooth passing, and solid defending of the first half, the second half was equally as bad, if not worse.  Carlton Cole had one of the great goals of the season but it was all Birmingham after half time.  Kudos to them for taking the initiative and really turning the tie around, but it makes you wonder how many goals West Ham has to be up for any lead to feel secure.  Good game to watch for a neutral observer, but the only good thing to come out of it is that we don’t have to lose to Arsenal in the final now.  Lord knows how that would have gone, I would never have heard the end of it from my Gunner-supporting friends.  Just let the numbness wash over you . . .

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~ by ar_sage on January 26, 2011.

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