Rather than schlep down to watch Col U ultimately crash out of the FA Cup at the first time of asking to the Blades after getting back to 2-2 I accompanied youngest original to Carrer Rudd on Saturday for what some were predicting would be Houghton's last stand. Fortunately we were not forced to watch Ja Ja Binks dreadful ponytail flapping in the wind and indeed Big Sam had no striker to call on at all, turning out a 4-6-0 formation sort of led by Nolan and (Joe) Cole. Which for the first half saw Naarich pinned down by relentless service down the left wing, and West Ham's uncanny ability of being able to pass a ball to another player wearing the same colour. It was a pitiful display to be honest and I can't even begin to imagine what it must have been like in the Ethiad last week against current world class internationals, not has beens but still better than you's.
I assume Houghton said something at half time or West Ham decided to sit down with Big Sam (he didn't seem to want to get out of his lovely green comfy chair after the break) as the boys in yellow actually discovered what to do with the lovely yellow winter ball.
How often have you come away from a game knowing that a 3-1 victory really did not reflect the game? For Houghton a momentary relief I suspect and I would not want to be the wasp the bulldog that is Sam Alardyce was chewing. Or his shell shocked team in the bus heading back down the M11
Elmander being penalised just for running round like a headless chicken ( not getting near about six players with six semi-tackles in a row is not a foul ).
Howson's great dipping shot against the crossbar that led to Snodgrass's free kick. By the way Snodgrass. That beard. A disgrace. Trim it or get it off.
Pathetic Norwich mascots: never fear, Eadie the Eagle, you are still the one
Hordes of men stuffing down 4 pies for £2 in brown paper bags, whilst still standing inside Morrisons as if food was about to become extinct
26+K people managing about 4 chants between them in 2 hours
A moonlit River Wensum on the ebb tide looking in perfect nick and crying out for a pint of fresh casters
Not seeing: the actual foul for the penalty as an even larger person than me stood up at the wrong moment.
Being seen: appearing live on Sky and later on MOTD with the previously mentioned youngest original seemingly quite pleased by Snodder's free kick, if not his out of control face fungus. I thought he was in Fleet Foxes for a moment.