West Brom 0 West Ham 0
At least Matt and Lisa managed to attend the game via a tram from the arts centre and a multimedia exhibition with pre-match brandy on sale. Sounds like it wasn't a great game but a decent point with Matt saying that Reid and Collins were our men of the match, with Odemwinjie troubling Demel at times. Looking at the highlights we had our moments with Reid shooting over from a set piece, Cole having a decent long range effort, O'Neil curling one wide and O'Brien almost ghosting in at the end. Though we got lucky when Morrison twice hit the bar. Looked like Carlton Cole had a decent game putting in a great cross for Taylor and going close late on. Maybe the injury-prone CC has benefitted from a rest.
Considering we only had six players named as subs and seven out injured this is a good result. Now we only need 17 points to stay up! With the injury crisis worsening might it be possible to recall a few of our loanees in January, like Ravel Morrison at Birmingham. He's been playing well apparently and has gained from a run in the first team. He'd certainly be cheaper than buying anorther squad player from QPR reserves.
George Osborne and Radio 4 channel Essex Man
19 hours ago