West Ham musings by Pete May, author of Hammers in the Heart, West Ham:Irons in the Soul and Flying So High:West Ham's Cup Finals.
Thursday, July 25
Good win at Hamburger SV this week and credit to Mystic Matt, Lisa and Mike for getting there. Matt says his trip made the Highway to Hull look like two stops on the District line. The game wasn't actually played at Hamburg but at Flensburg (a bit like WHU playing in Walsall), While the ground appears to be in a forest looking at the pictures of the game.
Matt reports that nearly every HSV fan wore a Van der Vaart replica shirt and he enjoyed pre-match drinking in 30C at the Beach Club. First-half goals from Diarra and Tomkins (both from corners) and a penalty from Ravel Morrison ensured an impressive win. He texts that SV had most of the ball in the second half but Jarvis hot the post and "Big Sam not looking good in shorts". I'd rather not think about that…