Monday, 3 September 2007

Reading 0 West Ham United 3

Alarm Bells Ringing For Coppell After Hammers Expose Reading by David Lacey
Just for a change West Ham went about bursting bubbles rather than blowing them on Saturday. Shaking off their torporific home form, Alan Curbishley's team suggested that what was a miracle at Reading last season may become a mirage before the present one is much older... The Guardian
Bellamy And Etherington Leave Ragged Royals Looking Flushed by Arindam Rej
This was a masterclass in how not to play against West Ham. For all West Ham's faults, they are a team who know how to break quickly from deep positions and have the players to capitalise on counter-attacks... The Observer
Bellamy Bullies Reading by Brian Glanville
Making light of harsh memories, and the loss in midweek of Kieron Dyer, West Ham, inspired by Craig Bellamy, simply took Reading to pieces... The Times
Bellamy Runs Riot In Aid Of Curbishley's Solid Crew by James Corrigan
Assembling a cast that now includes the likes of Craig Bellamy and Lee Bowyer and demanding a low-key production might well be akin to hosting a chimps' party and putting up a sign reading "no spillage", but that is exactly what Alan Curbishley is after... The Independent
West Ham Give Reading Harsh Lesson by Steve Thomson
Nicky Shorey could have been forgiven if he had shown all the symptoms of a split personality yesterday. The subject of a rejected £4 million bid from West Ham only days earlier, Reading's England full-back turned out against his prospective employers and the Romford-born defender may well have had mixed feelings as his current club suffered a comprehensive defeat... Sunday Telegraph
West Ham Fired Up By Bellamy's Passion by Oliver Brown
Since West Ham are distinguished this season by the art of turning defence into attack, it pays to discover a little more about the motivation of Craig Bellamy, the man whose relentless running has engineered the change... The Telegraph
Curbishley Convinced He Can Tame The Wild Side Of 'Cockney' Craig by Steve Curry
There were plenty of cynical chuckles last week when nomadic Craig Bellamy declared he had found his spiritual home at West Ham's Boleyn Ground. Yet, if the Welshman's matchwinning performance at Reading is any yardstick, there is something in the East End air that suits the man from a Cardiff council estates... The Mail

According to the Fink Tank in today's Times, West Ham United's commanding performance against Reading was enough to earn them their first 'Team of the Week' award of the new season. Daniel Finkelstein explains: "Bad news for Liverpool and good news for Derby County. Liverpool may be top of the table for the first time in five years after their impressive 6-0 victory over Derby on Saturday, but Rafael BenÍtez’s side were not the Lucozade Fink Tank team of the week and Derby did not pick up the wooden spoon. According to our data, BenÍtez’s men were expected to beat Derby by between two and three goals and although their performance was good, it was not enough to stop West Ham United from grabbing top spot in our table. West Ham’s expected goal difference against Reading at the Madejski Stadium – where Alan Curbishley’s team lost 6-0 on New Year’s Day – was -0.75 and by winning 3-0 they surged to the top of the table with a rating of 3.75. Derby fans have little to cheer about at the moment. Billy Davies’s side have lost four out of their opening five Premier League matches of the season, but at least they did not finish bottom, thanks to Reading."

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