Good grief! Just how bad was this? I fully expect to see a new dictionary definiton of 'poor' appearing in the standard Oxford next year; it will read simply WHU 0 WBA 0 - 16th March 2008.
There was no excitement, no shots, no atmosphere and nowhere to hide. Both sides seemed content to come away with a point and I'm not sure if this says less about the Hammers than the Baggies. West Ham can claim to have been seriously understrength with injuries and suspensions but even that doesn't excuse the lack of urgency and the constant back passes to Robert Green.
As for West Bromwich, surely this was a chance for them to claim something from a home side lacking cohesion and showing uncertainty? It seemed not, as they had neither the guile nor the skill to break down a solid Hammers rearguard that wasn't put under any particular pressure even when Matthew Upton limped off in the first half.
Still, it brings us up to 40 points and we're still in pole position for the 7th spot. Please though - no more night's like this eh?
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