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Did my eyes deceive me, or were we playing 4-4-2?! Wilcox and Barmby were way out wide, and what a difference it made (admittedly against the poorest defence I've ever seen). To keep it brief:
Robbo - 6 - should've held the shot for the first goal ("he saw it late" said a commentator - rubbish! There was nobody even in the area!). Looked decidedly ill-at-ease - but then again, behind that defence, who wouldn't?
Trois points - that's the most important thing.
Copy from Football Unlimited of 11/11/2002.
Glenn Roeder looked so certain to be heading for the sack at half-time yesterday that it would be understandable if West Ham's directors had discussed possible successors over their Bovril. The team were 4-1 down and defending so ineptly that the end for the manager seemed inevitable. By the finish Roeder's job appeared safe again - at least until after Manchester United visit on Sunday.
Booed off at the interval, West Ham were applauded at the end. They did not overturn that three-goal deficit - though they made enough chances - and are in serious trouble, sitting in the bottom three and still without a home win. Yet the spirit of their second-half display, aided by panicky Leeds defending that borrowed from West Ham's earlier efforts, has surely earned Roeder a reprieve.
While Terry Venables must be grateful to West Ham's initial ineptitude and some enterprising Leeds attacking in the first half for easing the pressure on him, Roeder should thank Paolo di Canio more than anyone. The Italian does not know whether he has a future at Upton Park but that hardly prevents him giving everything to the cause.