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West Ham’s improved performances on the road

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Jussi JaaskelainenOne of West Ham United’s problems last season was their performances and results away from home. Sam Allardyce‚Äôs men had to rely on their home form to get the points for their top ten finish.

However, this season has seen a remarkable improvement, having only conceded one goal, to a Hull City penalty, which was the only game we have lost as well. Of course, this has also included the outstanding 3-0 victory at White Hart Lane over London rivals, Tottenham Hotspur.

Sam Allardyce has always been known to have a good, solid backline, but the defenders and Jussi Jaaskelainen have been in inspired form on the road. Allardyce is to be credited for our change in fortunes. We are hard to beat, hard to break down and when attackers do get through the defence, Jussi has been there to stop anything else.

Big Sam has been criticised in the past for his annoying habit of sticking with his tactics whether home or away, but the formation of 4-6-0 at Spurs has given us more options when playing away. I would like to think we will go to ‘lesser’ places this season and go for it, especially when Andy Carroll is back in the team.

For now, I have been mightily impressed with our away form, and let’s just hope Allardyce can get us winning at home again, starting this weekend against Aston Villa!

COME ON YOU IRONS!!

By Chelmo Hammer

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  • Spence55 says:

    Critical to West Hams defensive strength has been Winston Reid. I dont give a damn how much the Arse offer us; the boy MUST stay put. The days of us selling great YOUNG talent must be behind us, and I for one will see exactly how the Davids deal with the situation, if it arises, as this will tell me if they are REALLY serious about out future (Olympic Stadium, keeping players, building for the future etc etc etc !!).

  • Phil the iron says:

    Not bothered about idle chit chat in the daily rags if I’m honest! More interested in getting 3 points against the villa on Saturday! 2-0! Hammers! COYI!

  • teddybard says:

    Stedy performances so far
    but lets hope we dont develop the feeder club mentality again

    The Goonies want Winston reid
    Morrison is developing well
    but the worries begin with thoughts of Injuries
    and did we learn nothing in the past?

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