Sunday, 30 August 2015

Bloody hell - Liverpool 0, Hammers 3

Yes, bloody hell indeed.



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Despite the crap results against Leics and B'mouth at home, surely Slaven Bilic has now written his name in Hammers history achieveing what no manager has done (count Lyall, Bonds, Redknapp, BFS) in 53 years............

I was absolutely stunned with this win.

So much so, that I set the shell of my fantasy league team to expect another thrashing as has done every year. 

Not so. 

Lazini after 3 mins. Super. And played really well all match.



Cresswell back to his best - and making amends for the horror show last week. Some good work coming in from the left and he really did put in a shift. Well done.

Reid should have aimed on target with a header, but good to see him getting in the mix. 

Captain Mark Noble. Harshly sent off I think for what looked like a yellow at the most. But a simply guided goal made the second. 


And let us not forget Sahko's 92 min effort which just exposed Liverpool's frailties at the back. |

It is still a result that I am finding very hard to take in. But a brilliant result nevertheless for a side that has not been beaten this season and looked fairly good already for a top four spot.

What pleased me is that despite the horror show of last week and the doom and gloom from most Hammers that we were going to get tonked at Anfield, the Hammers had a game plan with the belief to win and sure enough it pulled off.

Both the red cards were harsh sending off's - the ref had a bit of a bad day especially calling for 7 mins of injury time where it was a little difficult to see where it came from.

This is a good  - unexpected - win for us. It was hard to take last Saturday as it was B'Mouth, a team we were expected to beat and handsomely. And if anything it will be the best result of the season, bettering that of the Gooners win.

What does concern - and it is not just West Ham - is that there are fair few teams losing at home these days, so we need to address that against Nooooo-castle after the international break.

But for now, this is a result to be cherished. And a massive stamp on the CV of Slav.

In Slaven, we trust.


Liverpool: Mignolet, Clyne, Lovren, Milner ©, Benteke, Coutinho, Firmino (Ings 60), Gomez (Ibe 78), Lucas, Can (Moreno 46), Skrtel
Subs: Bogdan, Sakho, Origi, Rossiter
Bookings: Coutinho, Lucas
Sent Off: Coutinho
 
West Ham United: Randolph, Reid, Cresswell, Tomkins, Kouyate, Obiang, Sakho (Cullen 93), Noble ©, Ogbonna, Payet (Jarvis 88), Lanzini (Oxford 82)
Subs: Spiegel, Lee, Samuelsen, Knoyle
Bookings: Noble, Lanzini
Goals: Lanzini 3, Noble 29, Sakho 90+2
Sent Off: Noble

Referee: Kevin Friend

Attendance: 43,680


Saturday, 29 August 2015

TOMICA LIMITED VINTAGE - LV-N43b ISUZU GEMINI ZZ LOTUS VER. (Blue)

Perhaps this was the the JDM version of the Vauxhall Astra GTE..............



I don't have too many Isuzu's within the collection, so it was about time that I added one.

It is an interesting casting, as not many outside APAC would really have heard of this version - not really sold within Europe.

So should this actually be sitting within the Garage? After all, the majority are the bigger JDM's that were produced in yesteryear.

Simple answer is 'yes'.
1) it is a JDM,
2) it a TLV-Neo
3) it looks the part,

I think that the wheels were quite difficult to re-produce - but they have a decent job - not perfect, but a very good attempt. It is not a flaw, however.

But with this model you get all the detailing, which is part and standard of such castings.

Whilst this may not really appeal to all who collect this series, I think that diversity is very important with such a range, rather than look to stick with all the same kind of models.

Very different.............

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Friday, 28 August 2015

In Slaven we trust?


Interesting views................

It certainly wasn't good...
Posted by UNILAD Football on Thursday, 27 August 2015

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Goodbye and thank Kevin Nolan

When first signed by the club by BFS, he was an intergral part of the side that got us up from the Championship and the displays over the couple of following seasons really pushed him for a England call up.

However, of late, the passion had gone - I reckon because of BFS leaving who has practically taken him to every club he has managed. And let's face it the last few games he was rather poor.


So I wish Kevin "Nor-lann" all the best for his career.....he has been a good servant. 


Nolan departs
West Ham United can confirm that Kevin Nolan has left the Club by mutual consent.


The 33-year-old has departed the Hammers after four years, 157 games and 31 goals and leaves with the very best wishes of everyone at the Boleyn Ground.

Nolan, who was signed from Newcastle United in June 2011, captained West Ham to promotion via a memorable Championship Play-Off final in his first season before helping to establish the Club in the Barclays Premier League. The Liverpool-born player also finished as the Hammers' leading scorer in the 2012/13 and 2013/14 seasons.

West Ham United would like to thank Kevin for his considerable effort and commitment over the past four seasons and wish him all the very best for the future, on and off the football pitch.

Nolan said: "I¹ve thoroughly enjoyed my time at West Ham United and will take some great memories with me. I¹m now looking forward to the next challenge playing for a new club."

Read more at http://www.whufc.com/News/Articles/2015/August/27-August/Nolan-departs#miFwFZRp2XQZ7g3P.99

Disney Pixar Cars: Ruby and Easy Idle Pitty

I can never remember half the time which of the Pixar Cars race cars I have - so this may well be a duplicate...............as they are all sorted elsewhere and not in CH.

So this was an expensive buy really a I only really wanted the Pitty more than anything else - both models came part as twin pack.

Nothing special, just another addition and Mattel re-using the same casting within another colour scheme.

However, this simply expands the ever growing world of Pixar Cars that I am accumulating.

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Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Hammers Horror Show - Hammers 3, Bournemouth 4


Just got back from a wee trip to Italy, but nevertheless, I followed the result and caught up with MOTD.

I wanted to go to this game TBH..............that God I never wasted time or money in doing so.............

A disgraceful performance by all accounts, giving newly promoted Bournemouth their first ever win in the Premiership.

So let's start at the back. Aaron Cresswell had a shocker. Current Hammer of the Year was turned inside out by a resilient and work hard Bournemouth and was clearly at fault with two of the goals conceded. After the first one was let in, you could see the confidence go in the player and that just led to more mistakes leading to the second.

As for Carl Jenkinson...............well he had a fairly decent season last one, but was just rubbish on Saturday with a schoolboy error and blatent red deserved. It was just not a good day at the office. I am not sure about Darren Randolph............but four conceded.............albeit some of them were near on unstoppable. What would Adrian have done?

There was nothing really in the midfield though - Noble toiling, Ogbonna changed at half time, and methinks the time is up for Nolan............

And then there is the forward line. Sahko is clearly not himself with all the police allegations flying around and with Carroll, Valencia and Zarate out, we are short on firepower and how do we need someone to come in during the final days of the transfer window. It is a bit dire.

I was pleased for Maiga - he took his goal very well - if only he could do that week in, week out.

At the moment, we have three points, and Slaven was quite frank in his assessment of the game:







Liverpool next - away..............................have not won there since 1963..................what a crap month so far (Sorry, Gooners result does not count anymore). 

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Kyosho 1/64 - TVR Tuscan

Holy Shit.

Kyosho have really released some truly sought after models via their 1/64 collections, and looking through Curitiba Customs, I have spotted a few must have's that should be part of the Garage.

TVR's are few and far between in the world of diecast and the car was really made a little famous in the 2001 film Swordfish :



Matchbox also came up with the Tuscan casting as well, much to everyone's surprise and was rather a niche casting:



But 1/64 is the game at the moment and it was great to see that the Tuscan was re-created by Kyosho as well. Now I don't know all the ins and outs of what are the releases that have been made over the last few years - I simply go to the Curitiba Customs and have a look to see what is around.

I do like this casting - more for the fact that it is TVR and the stupid orange paint job. I think that the car is captured really well in terms of body and detail. If anything, the wheels could have been improved a little - having the centre hub of the wheels recessed a little more deeper would have lended greater accuracy, but TBH, I am not sure how difficult this would have been to re-create.

I am happy with the addition - dare I say these older Kyosho castings are gradually growing on me and adding the every increasing problem of what to sacrifice within the Garage?

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