West Ham 4 Macclesfield 1 (after extra time)
Missed the game against Macclesfield as I was taking my sister to Heathrow where she was flying back to Australia. Still, sitting around the departure lounge was a bit like being at West Ham, thousands of people wanting to be transported to somewhere more exotic and lots of excess baggage. Although as my pal Mystic Matt says, “WHU quite unlike Heathrow, as one is a place where things go missing for months at a time, sometimes permanently, and the other is an airport.”
As I glanced at the Standard’s back page (“Hammers morale at all-time low”) a text message arrived saying that Bowyer had equalised late on: “Great night for plucky WHU as they hold mighty Macc”. At least we held on to win in extra time and nice to see Hines and Reid score.
As for booing Curbs, it’s pathetic. He’s made some iffy signings, but it’s the owners who sanctioned daft wages and pay-offs and Ferdinand’s sale and generally don’t know what they’re doing. Barracking Pards didn't help the side and neither will this.
Let’s forget hating Ince, as it will just allow the media to portray West Ham fans as racists booing the Premiership’s first black manager, and concentrate on providing some proper support for the team on Saturday. Irons!
Billy Bragg live at the RFH
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