A foul day…however WHAT A SEASON

By Hughie Southon

Most of what must have been mentioned and written about this season is already on the market  – superb is the primary phrase to spring to thoughts!

We’re 24 hours on from a Chelsea a defeat which was as troublesome to just accept because it was pleasing to see David Moyes make his Euro priorities clear by fielding another first eleven.

My first – probably uncharitable thought – was whether or not it may have been an excellent higher season had he made the identical type of line up modifications in video games in opposition to the likes of Brentford and Burnley.

What it confirmed was that even with our “B’ group out, such is the Moyes organisational skills that we got here away from a tough outdated sport properly worthy of some extent.

How we managed to see a penalty saved and Daws ship off within the final half a dozen minutes and lose the sport was as unhappy because it will get however very West Ham in fact.

However what a season!

We have now overwhelmed so many respectable sides and knocked Sevilla – six instances Euro Trophy winners – out of the competitors on a thunderous London Stadium night time earlier than brushing apart Lyon on their very own manor.

And that brings us to one of the vital emotional moments ever with Ukranian Andriy Yarmolenko – having scored in opposition to Aston Villa on his return to motion following the Russian invasion 0f his nation –  doing the identical in opposition to the Spaniards. There gained’t have been many who didn’t shed a tear.

Beautiful stuff.

Jarrod Bowen confirmed himself to be considered one of our greatest signings in years and Craig Dawson has been unimaginable and my private Hammer of the Yr given the quite a few issues at central defence with accidents and his good performances – regardless of yesterday.

And one other man who will get probably the most honourable of mentions is Ben Johnson who has developed right into a fabulously versatile participant having carried out at proper and left, again, central defence and left wing again.

That we have now seen two nice younger gamers emerge from the academy additionally means a belated properly carried out have to be handed to former director Terry Westley.

It’s been a advantageous season and we search for even higher from right here on in.


Author: Londonlad

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