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Szymanowski
Apr 23rd, 2006, 06:58 PM
I'M COMPLETELY OVERJOYED! To think we were playing at some pretty tiny clubs last year, and now we're going to Cardiff! WOW!

KV
Apr 23rd, 2006, 07:11 PM
Incredible :D
Marlon Harewood's 78th minute golden goal earned West Ham United a place in the FA Cup final for the first time in 26 years, as Alan Pardew's Hammers heroes saw off Middlesbrough with an unforgettable 1-0 victory at Villa Park.

The triumph also ensured that Hammers will be playing UEFA Cup football next season, with our opponents in the final - Liverpool - already qualified for the Champions League.

In the week that saw the tragic loss of John Lyall - the last man to lead Hammers to FA Cup glory and arguably the greatest manager in the club's history - the modern-day Hammers responded with a second half performance that John would certainly have been proud of - one of passion, commitment and attacking verve that ultimately won the day.

A minutes' silence had been planned in memory of the great man prior to kick-off but the emotion of the occasion clearly got the better of many Hammers fans, who immediately erupted into a chorus of 'Johnny Lyall's claret and blue army' - perhaps a sign of the growing trend for silences to be replaced with vocal tributes of appreciation.

It added to an already electric atmosphere that had built up inside Villa Park, and the game began with all the expected pace and ferocity of an FA Cup semi-final - tackles flying in and very little in the way of controlled possession for either side. However, it was Middlesbrough who found slightly more momentum early on, as Hasselbaink saw a header cleared off the line by Collins and Rochemback had a fierce shot parried by Hislop.

Hammers' first effort of the half came on 12 minutes, when Harewood turned well on the edge of the box, but the striker didn't quite catch his volley right and Mark Schwarzer gathered easily.

On 18 minutes, captain Nigel Reo-Coker became the first player to enter referee Mike Riley's notebook, when he was cautioned for a late tackle on Stewart Downing, and that appeared to help take the sting out of the game slightly, as both sides began to settle into their natural rhythm but failed to create any real goalscoring opportunities.

Middlesbrough were dealt a huge blow with five minutes of the half remaining, as goalkeeper Schwarzer was forced off with a suspected broken cheekbone following an innocuous aerial clash with Dean Ashton. Young stopper Brad Jones came on in his place, and almost had to pick the ball out of his net with his first touch, but Reo-Coker's nod down was fired just inches over the bar by Benayoun.

A further injury moments later, to midfielder George Boateng, meant that an additional five minutes were added on at the end of the half - certainly not what Boro needed after their gruelling trip to Romania for a UEFA Cup semi-final tie on Thursday.

And as the teams reappeared for the second half, you could almost sense that Alan Pardew's men were ready to rise to the occasion. In the very first minute, Etherington's surging run and cross had the travelling fans on their feet and it remained that way for the rest of the half, as Hammers gradually grew stronger against their tiring opponents.

Harewood saw a volley fly high over the bar, before Benayoun's corner was headed on to the top of the bar by Ashton. Nigel Reo-Coker then sent a blistering 20-yard effort flying just inches wide of the post and, as the game wore on, it began to appear as though extra-time could be on the cards.

However, that looked as if it would suit Hammers more than Boro, who were beginning to look more and more jaded in the closing stages. With just 12 minutes remaining, they finally buckled, as the winning goal arrived in majestic style.

Ferdinand's measured long pass from the right-back spot was met by Ashton, who rose above Riggott to flick the ball on to Harewood. With his back to goal, the powerful striker held off the challenge of Southgate to roll the ball on to his left foot and crash a fierce shot past Jones and into the roof of the net, right in front of the ecstatic Hammers fans.

Ripping his shirt off to celebrate the strike as his team-mates raced to mob him, Marlon was shown a yellow card by Riley as he trotted back to the centre-circle, but that certainly wasn't bothering the claret and blue faithful as they somehow managed to raise the noise inside Villa Park by another few decibels.

From then on, it was just a case of holding on to our precious lead and, but for a few sticky moments, Hammers once again showed the bottle and nerve that has served them so well this season.

Quedrue saw a curling free-kick superbly tipped wide by Hislop, before the chance of the game fell to Boro deep into stoppage time. After a frantic goalmouth scramble, the ball ran loose to a red shirt - but thankfully it was that of central defender Chris Riggott, who dragged his shot wide with the goal at his mercy.

The final whistle then produced scenes of joyous celebration as Hammers sealed an appearance at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium for the third successive campaign. This time, though, there will be no tense worrying about the financial future of the Club through the drama of a play-off final, but simply a day to savour and enjoy, and the chance to lift a major trophy for the first time in over a quarter of a century.

Rest in peace John Lyall.

Szymanowski
Apr 23rd, 2006, 07:19 PM
I felt very sorry for Mark Schwarzer:sad: nasty injury, but the ref was a **** and booked Ashton when he did nothing wrong when he made a later challenge on Schwarzer's replacement... I didn't like him at all...


Someone said something about cos Marlon was booked for taking his shirt off, he misses the final. Is this true?

Szymanowski
Apr 23rd, 2006, 07:21 PM
By the way that was a fantastic tribute to a fantastic man. it's always nice to meet more West Ham fans!

KV
Apr 23rd, 2006, 07:23 PM
I felt very sorry for Mark Schwarzer:sad: nasty injury, but the ref was a **** and booked Ashton when he did nothing wrong when he made a later challenge on Schwarzer's replacement... I didn't like him at all...


Someone said something about cos Marlon was booked for taking his shirt off, he misses the final. Is this true?This is the match report from the official Hammers site. Didn't mention Marlon missing the F.A. Cup final.
Another thing Konchesky/Anton still in with a chance of going to Germany. Though it's rather a slim chance.

Szymanowski
Apr 23rd, 2006, 07:25 PM
I never really was impressed by Konchesky; everyone says he's teriffic, but I've not seen it. But in the second half today, he and Yossi were inspirational.

KV
Apr 23rd, 2006, 07:28 PM
By the way that was a fantastic tribute to a fantastic man. it's always nice to meet more West Ham fans!What a season, at the start of the season eyebrowse were raised about Gabbidon/Mullins/Harewood playing at the highest level all proved to be good enough to play at the highest level. Including me didn't think at the start of the season they would step up a gear. Then we know about the new signings, the expected breakthrough of Anton Ferdinand. Think Hammers will keep their key players for a season longer.

Martian Jeza
Apr 23rd, 2006, 07:30 PM
Nice and do us a favour : Beat Liverpool :wavey:

SJW
Apr 23rd, 2006, 07:57 PM
nice win but i hope you lose to us in the final ;)

Szymanowski
Apr 23rd, 2006, 09:32 PM
nice win but i hope you lose to us in the final ;)
:p

BritneySpearsIsHot
Apr 23rd, 2006, 09:35 PM
Congrats, you beat my team Middlesbrough.

Boro dominated the first half, but West Ham were better 2nd half. We have just run out of steam. It was a good game, 2 great Semi's this year.

Not happy with Ashton and Harewood though. 2 blatant elbows, one on our keeper who is now likely to be out of the UEFA Cup Semi because of his broken cheekbone, and Harewood on Southgate wasn't pleasant.

Halardfan
Apr 24th, 2006, 08:55 AM
Im still sulking after West Ham beat my beloved Man City in the Quarter final...

Which featuring poor old Sun Jihai getting sent off for waving a hand vaguely in the direction of a West Ham player. :lol: :sad:

Thus popping our entire season into the dustbin. Again. We've lost every game since, and end up lucky to avoid relegation. Ive been supporting City since around 1977, since when we've won...not a single major trophy. I can't imagine what it would feel like to win something... with the draw we had I dared to dream it might be this year...nah. Should have known there would be a STUPID ref to kill us off.

I will be in the Liverpool corner come the final. Not that Im bitter.

OK, so I am really bitter. ;)

ZeroSOFInfinity
Apr 24th, 2006, 09:13 AM
OK West Ham... do me a favour and beat Liverpool in the Final... we'll be forever grateful to your team ;)

Szymanowski
Apr 24th, 2006, 03:24 PM
Congrats, you beat my team Middlesbrough.

Sorry!

Ok, I actually feel very sorry for Middlesbrough but we deserved itafter our second half performance where we were doing some very nice things with the ball; just happy we didn't go behind in what was really a miserable first half for us; might have been a totally different story.

Boro dominated the first half, but West Ham were better 2nd half. We have just run out of steam. It was a good game, 2 great Semi's this year.

Not happy with Ashton and Harewood though. 2 blatant elbows, one on our keeper who is now likely to be out of the UEFA Cup Semi because of his broken cheekbone, and Harewood on Southgate wasn't pleasant.

I will openly admit I didn't see the first half, though I listened on radio. Sounds like we did badly. But I saw the replay of Ashton on Schwarzer and I felt really sorry for Schwarzer, because I felt it was a totally fair 50-50 challenge, just ended up in a horiffic injury.

You have every right to feel hard done by, but not by us; simply by bad luck. I (and all decent West Ham fans) hope Schwarzer makes a speedy full recovery.

As for Harewood's challenge, I didn't see it. But West Ham got some bad decisions against us; a few free kicks which may have changed the course of the game; overall I thought the reff was abysmal. He didn't spot what should have been a 'boro GK at one point and gave Marlon a corner.

Ashton should not have been booked; he didn't touch the keeper in that second challenge; I simply feel the ref felt he had to give something after the horiffic result of that earlier challenge. But this takes out his fighting spirit; part of the reason Pardew had to bring him off- he is a fighting player.

But all in all, I'll take that win, we did great and I feel we deserved it, though yes, you were unlucky. It's a game of two halfs, I too know only too well what it feels like to lose, and to get bad decisions.

Szymanowski
Apr 24th, 2006, 03:29 PM
Im still sulking after West Ham beat my beloved Man City in the Quarter final...

Which featuring poor old Sun Jihai getting sent off for waving a hand vaguely in the direction of a West Ham player. :lol: :sad:
:lol: Yes you're right. he did very little to deserve being booked for that one.
We weren't our best to be honest when we played you; we played scrappy football, not like we can. But we got some luck for once, at your expense! I'm just a bit dissapointed (and this is to ManCity's credit as well) that we couldn't kill off the game with an extra man. Just remember when we lost 4-0 to Chelsea and they looked as if they had 12 men on the pitch. They actually had 10!

Thus popping our entire season into the dustbin. Again. We've lost every game since, and end up lucky to avoid relegation. Ive been supporting City since around 1977, since when we've won...not a single major trophy. I can't imagine what it would feel like to win something... with the draw we had I dared to dream it might be this year...nah. Should have known there would be a STUPID ref to kill us off.

I will be in the Liverpool corner come the final. Not that Im bitter.

OK, so I am really bitter. ;)
:p

If you support us and we win, you know you've lost to the eventual winners which means you too may have beaten Liverpool and Middelsbrough! ;)

Come on West Ham!!!




I think we do actully have a chance, but only if we play out of our skins!

<!Society!>
Apr 24th, 2006, 04:45 PM
come on Liverpool.

Surely WestHam cant be that much of a threat to us, time will tell.

Ste gerrard gerrarddddddddddddddddddddd

Szymanowski
Apr 25th, 2006, 09:45 AM
come on Liverpool.

Surely WestHam cant be that much of a threat to us, time will tell.

Ste gerrard gerrarddddddddddddddddddddd

Lol

Liverpool can have these strange off days. Maybe the thrill of playing in the place we won promotion will lift our performance; it may feel a bit like coming home. Though maybe I'm being daft now!

But anyway, when West Ham play their good football they play beautiful football and it's very hard for any team to get the better of us. Our downfall is that we can't keep it up for 90 minutes and often spend the last 20 mins defending (and losing) a 1-0 lead.

We would have to play out of our minds, but it's not impossible. After all, we went ahead in matches against ManU and Chelsea. If we did that vs Liverpool and continue the pressure, we may just win! :yeah:

Martian Jeza
Apr 25th, 2006, 10:17 AM
come on Liverpool.

Surely WestHam cant be that much of a threat to us, time will tell.

Ste gerrard gerrarddddddddddddddddddddd

Yup, you can stick with your overated Gerrard and team in general. I'm more calm than on Saturday where I was totaly pissed off but you can say wathever you want, Liverpool is a team in decline : they only are a cup team + the help of the referee at big cup ties ! You're thieves and you know you are !

LostGlory
Apr 25th, 2006, 10:59 AM
Look at both teams's passes to the final and you will see the more deserving team....it really pisses me off when some people that know shit about football, pull out argument that has to do with luck and bla bla bla.....this is a sport played by humans and run by humans ....some people might get lucky some times and others might get lucky other times.....but trust me who ever makes it all the way to a win is a deserving some one.....so stop all the bullshit with luck and stuff.....last year at the champios league final, liverpool played the best 6 minutes of football arguebly in history to equalize and finally win.....same like France played the best two minutes at the 2004 world cup to beat the English ....same as Manchester united did against Byern munich when they scored at 89 and clinhed the winner at 91.......Grow up and accept that sometimes there are winners and others there are loosers.....

SloKid
Apr 25th, 2006, 12:30 PM
Yup, you can stick with your overated Gerrard and team in general. I'm more calm than on Saturday where I was totaly pissed off but you can say wathever you want, Liverpool is a team in decline : they only are a cup team + the help of the referee at big cup ties ! You're thieves and you know you are !
You mean kind of like Chelsea are a team that buys success with stolen or should I say money of unknown origin. :)

And all that money still can't buy you shit in Europe. Keep trying, I'm sure that after a few hundred million pounds more you'll get there one day. :D

Oh and of course Gerrard is over-rated now, but wasn't back when you desperately tried to sign him. You must be the #1 sour grapes producer in Belgium.
I'm not a L'pool fan, but I respect Gerrard for staying with the team and not going for Chelsea money.

Nimrodg
Apr 25th, 2006, 12:32 PM
Yossi will bring West Ham the title :D

btw I loved the movie G.S.H :)

Martian Jeza
Apr 25th, 2006, 12:47 PM
You mean kind of like Chelsea are a team that buys success with stolen or should I say money of unknown origin. :)

And all that money still can't buy you shit in Europe. Keep trying, I'm sure that after a few hundred million pounds more you'll get there one day. :D

Oh and of course Gerrard is over-rated now, but wasn't back when you desperately tried to sign him. You must be the #1 sour grapes producer in Belgium.
I'm not a L'pool fan, but I respect Gerrard for staying with the team and not going for Chelsea money.

Liverpool and Celtic, enough said ! And I don't want Gerrard at Chelsea : You can keep him at Scouseland ! You can't deny you got never helped by the officials : the proof again last Saturday : we got robbed by Poll ! Btw. Party on Saturday at SB and don't worry we gonna be stronger next season and you will be again in the fight for the 2nd or 3rd place in the EPL ! A pitty for you Roman, didn't put his money in Liverpool, isn't it ? Liverpool fans : keeping living in the past and jealous about a club which try to get some trophees : you never can't stand the success of other teams...

I had to laugh with Mancs cheering for Liverpool on saturday : they must be mad or dumb...

SloKid
Apr 25th, 2006, 01:28 PM
Liverpool and Celtic, enough said ! And I don't want Gerrard at Chelsea : You can keep him at Scouseland ! You can't deny you got never helped by the officials : the proof again last Saturday : we got robbed by Poll ! Btw. Party on Saturday at SB and don't worry we gonna be stronger next season and you will be again in the fight for the 2nd or 3rd place in the EPL ! A pitty for you Roman, didn't put his money in Liverpool, isn't it ? Liverpool fans : keeping living in the past and jealous about a club which try to get some trophees : you never can't stand the success of other teams...

I had to laugh with Mancs cheering for Liverpool on saturday : they must be mad or dumb...
Which part of me not being a Liverpool fan don't you get?

Szymanowski
Apr 25th, 2006, 07:54 PM
:haha: at those liverpool/chelsea fans!

I must say though, Gerrard is NOT overrated!

Also, I feel happier playing Liverpool in the final, I think the pressure will be less than playing the champions. I think we will believe it's winnable!

KV
Apr 25th, 2006, 08:14 PM
West Ham aren't going to Cardiff to enjoy making the F.A. Cup. They'll try to win F.A. Cup. Though I'd give them a slim chance. Can't see Mullins keeping S. Gerrard out of the game. Ferdinand/Koncheksy could have a cracking final. Yossi will have difficulties with Riise. Think the Liverpool defense will deal with powerhouses Harewood/Ashton. Maybe Nigel Reo Cocker can surprise us. West Ham's main hope should be a Liverpool off-day. But nothing to deny about West Ham deserved Cup final. Knocked out Premier League sides one after another.

LostGlory
Apr 25th, 2006, 10:08 PM
West Ham aren't going to Cardiff to enjoy making the F.A. Cup. They'll try to win F.A. Cup. Though I'd give them a slim chance. Can't see Mullins keeping S. Gerrard out of the game. Ferdinand/Koncheksy could have a cracking final. Yossi will have difficulties with Riise. Think the Liverpool defense will deal with powerhouses Harewood/Ashton. Maybe Nigel Reo Cocker can surprise us. West Ham's main hope should be a Liverpool off-day. But nothing to deny about West Ham deserved Cup final. Knocked out Premier League sides one after another.

who did they knock out again....the champions in the semi or the runner up in the quarter.....ooooppsss that must have been Liverpool no???......:shrug:

SJW
Apr 25th, 2006, 10:36 PM
Chelsea fans have no class or respect, as well as no history.

Szymanowski
Apr 26th, 2006, 03:17 PM
West Ham aren't going to Cardiff to enjoy making the F.A. Cup. They'll try to win F.A. Cup. Though I'd give them a slim chance. Can't see Mullins keeping S. Gerrard out of the game. Ferdinand/Koncheksy could have a cracking final. Yossi will have difficulties with Riise. Think the Liverpool defense will deal with powerhouses Harewood/Ashton. Maybe Nigel Reo Cocker can surprise us. West Ham's main hope should be a Liverpool off-day. But nothing to deny about West Ham deserved Cup final. Knocked out Premier League sides one after another.


true

Szymanowski
Apr 27th, 2006, 01:29 PM
Oh dear..... we just lost 2-1 in a dress rehersal of the cup final. But it sounded like a good game; apparently we were not completely outclassed. Let's remember in the last few rounds, West Ham have lost in the league and then beaten those same opponents in the cup... a sign perhaps?!

Unfortunately the game was overshadowed by the stupidity of two men, Garcia and Mullins; Garcia made a red- card fowl on Mullins who reacted very badly; both men were sent off. They both realised the stupidity of the moment and went with their managers to the Ref's dressing room and all involved apologised to each other and the Ref. We now wait in hope to hear whether the FA will lift the ban which now prevents these two men playing in the final. Perhaps the third match on their suspensions could be the first league game of next season?

Common sense should prevail. It was an otherwise good match; and a small incident which nevertheless deserved two sending- offs. But the bans become neutral as the teams play each other. I think they should both be allowed to play in the biggest match possibly of their careers. What do other people think?

Szymanowski
May 6th, 2006, 10:27 PM
Why do we (West Ham) suddenly have all these selection problems now? We have a small team, not every second team plaer, like Chelsea is a multimillion pound superstar. We can't field a good team if we have injuries. Now when it's critical, with 1 last (London Derby) league game to play with the chance to finish in the top half of the table; and with a shot at a massive title, do we have so many injuries and selection problems? :sad:


:sad: :sad: :sad:

furrykitten
May 6th, 2006, 10:37 PM
Sorry but Liverpool are going to give West Ham a good thrashing!

Szymanowski
May 6th, 2006, 10:59 PM
Sorry but Liverpool are going to give West Ham a good thrashing!
grrrr
no they're not! :p

Szymanowski
May 10th, 2006, 11:11 PM
So did the FA make the right decision about the 'spurs replay? I like to think they did, I mean the game was played, a result is a result and really it's a bit ridiculous to go asking for the result to be changed.

<!Society!>
May 10th, 2006, 11:54 PM
Yup, you can stick with your overated Gerrard and team in general. I'm more calm than on Saturday where I was totaly pissed off but you can say wathever you want, Liverpool is a team in decline : they only are a cup team + the help of the referee at big cup ties ! You're thieves and you know you are !

haha team in Decline?

Check the clubs history, look at last years European cup WIN, and check the third position finish in the premiership this year.

A team in Decline....................yeah right.

dav abu
May 11th, 2006, 12:13 AM
While you may not be in any sort of dramatic decline you can't possibly say that Liverpool are on the way back to the top either. Third place is no boast in what is essentially a 4-5 team league and you have won nothing yet-even if you do it will come from beating a team that was playing in the championship this time last year. All the best to the 'appy 'ammers just don't blow anymore bubbles :D!

Szymanowski
May 11th, 2006, 03:20 AM
I feel very sorry for Middelsboro- I wanted them to win the Uefa cup since we beat them in the FA cup - they had such strong performances in both competitions that they deserved something I think.

Szymanowski
May 12th, 2006, 05:55 PM
We will be victorious!

KV
May 13th, 2006, 08:59 AM
West Ham's great day's arrived. :D Wonderful, at the start of the season half of the first teamers were writtten off to compete in the Premier League. Players progressed (Mullins, Harewood, Gabbidon, Collins). Nigel Reo-Coker became stand in for England. Anton Ferdinand being close to the German trip, same goes for Konchesky. Felt Konchesky and Ferdinand deserved the German Trip. After this season's perf. they had the edge over Sol Campbell and Ashley Cole and would take Konchesky over W. Bridge. Remarkably Collins/Gabbidon go back to Cardiff to play the F.A. Cup final. In the F.A. Cup final against the team they have the worst run against over the years. Whatever happens we'll keep on blowing bubbles and the fans will make some buzzing. Both teams with one of the loudest fans over Great-Britain, bet there will be a great noisy atmosphere.

Martian Jeza
May 13th, 2006, 09:20 AM
Chelsea fans have no class or respect, as well as no history.

Chelsea fans have class, have respect and no history ? WTH are you talking about ? History ain't trophees alone.
The majority of the 'pool fans are only "fans" of the scousers because of the palmares only : not for what Liverpool represents nor for the identity of the club.

KTBFFH !

Cashif
May 13th, 2006, 09:53 AM
GO HAMMERS GO!!!:bounce::bounce::bounce:

Josh B.
May 13th, 2006, 11:30 AM
it should be called!

YOU WEST HAM, BETTER WIN TODAY SO THE SCOUSERS DONT WIN!

Jenny.C.Fan
May 13th, 2006, 11:35 AM
Come On Liverpool.

KV
May 13th, 2006, 02:23 PM
Match on our hands Carragher with own goal. :bounce:

Cashif
May 13th, 2006, 02:25 PM
Hammers:banana:

KV
May 13th, 2006, 02:31 PM
2-0 Hammers when was the last time the F.A. Cup wasn't won by a top 5 team? :D

KV
May 13th, 2006, 02:36 PM
Cisse pulled one back 2-1

furrykitten
May 13th, 2006, 02:47 PM
Very good first half, both teams a credit
HT Liverpool 1 West Ham 2

KV
May 13th, 2006, 02:49 PM
Pretty good Cup final. So far would say Nigel Reo-Cocker best player on the pitch.

dav abu
May 13th, 2006, 03:14 PM
Cmon the Hammers!!!!

KV
May 13th, 2006, 03:15 PM
Hammers conceded equaliser. Terrific goal by Gerrard!

dav abu
May 13th, 2006, 03:15 PM
2-2 :(

<!Society!>
May 13th, 2006, 03:16 PM
come on you reds

Bring it home red men

Pengwin
May 13th, 2006, 03:21 PM
:rolls:

C'mon L'Pool :banana:

KV
May 13th, 2006, 03:22 PM
Great cross from Konchesky resulted in goal. West Ham restore lead. :bounce:

Pengwin
May 13th, 2006, 03:26 PM
:o

dav abu
May 13th, 2006, 03:31 PM
Yes, cmon West Ham :bounce:

tennisrox
May 13th, 2006, 03:40 PM
:woohoo:
Come on West Ham!

dav abu
May 13th, 2006, 03:42 PM
hang on now Hammers!!

Craigy
May 13th, 2006, 03:46 PM
Come on Liverpool :(

SloKid
May 13th, 2006, 03:49 PM
Stevie G a late late equalizer

<!Society!>
May 13th, 2006, 03:50 PM
come on liverpool

Craigy
May 13th, 2006, 03:51 PM
YESSS! :worship: Gerrard

KV
May 13th, 2006, 03:53 PM
Extra time 90 minutes finished.

furrykitten
May 13th, 2006, 03:54 PM
WOW Gerard's goals! - Great final, both teams
FT Liverpool 3 West Ham 3

Extra Time!

<!Society!>
May 13th, 2006, 03:54 PM
Gerrard, you genius.

Come on Liverpool.

dav abu
May 13th, 2006, 03:57 PM
its some match!

KV
May 13th, 2006, 04:14 PM
First quarter of extra time over.

dav abu
May 13th, 2006, 04:17 PM
Cup finals should never go to penalties.

Grachka
May 13th, 2006, 04:31 PM
A mention to Scottish Division 2 minnows Gretna, who have managed to take the incredibly rich, successful Hearts (second in the Premier League, Champion League entrants) to penalities in the Scottish Cup final.

Go Gretna :yeah:

dav abu
May 13th, 2006, 04:32 PM
Teddy Sheringham hit the post-it doesn't seem to be West Hams day.

furrykitten
May 13th, 2006, 04:33 PM
penalties :eek:

KV
May 13th, 2006, 04:34 PM
On our way to penalty kicks. After extra time 3-3

dav abu
May 13th, 2006, 04:34 PM
I hate penalties-its such a cruel and unfair way to decide any tournament.

Craigy
May 13th, 2006, 04:42 PM
AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! :woohoo:!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

furrykitten
May 13th, 2006, 04:44 PM
Great final, very harsh way to win a final on penalties!

Steven Gerrard is a Legend!

KV
May 13th, 2006, 04:46 PM
Liverpool on penalties. West Ham you deserved the F. A. Cup can leave with head up hold high, you've done your fans proud.

ZeroSOFInfinity
May 13th, 2006, 04:58 PM
OUCH.... :sad:

When it went to penalties, I knew it's going to be Liverpool's... and it did..

Well West Ham... you made yourselves and your fans proud. We MU fans salute you all... :D

Liverpool... Now we have a trophy each. Guess our season is a good one after all. Now, if only Arsenal does not win the Champions League... WE DON'T WANT ARSENAL FANS RUB "THAT" TROPHY ON OUR FACES, DON'T WE? ;)

shadowsecret
May 13th, 2006, 05:01 PM
that last steven gerrard strike was wow.. i was already about to switch off my tv! haha.. but good game west ham..liverpool had to fight for it

SJW
May 13th, 2006, 05:13 PM
Quality...absolute quality.
What a match.
Brilliantly played to the hammers. If it was against anyone else, I'd have been willing you to win.
Better luck next year :yeah:

shadowsecret
May 13th, 2006, 05:29 PM
hey SJW, nice reina quote! hehe.. he wasn't brilliant at the start but he sure finished off superbly

SJW
May 13th, 2006, 05:45 PM
hey SJW, nice reina quote! hehe.. he wasn't brilliant at the start but he sure finished off superbly
He probably didn't mean anything by it but when i heard him say that, i thought "what a fantastic quote" :p
I loves him. He is the best penalty saver in the world :inlove:
I almost forgive him for having a shocking game :p

shadowsecret
May 13th, 2006, 06:28 PM
He probably didn't mean anything by it but when i heard him say that, i thought "what a fantastic quote" :p
I loves him. He is the best penalty saver in the world :inlove:
I almost forgive him for having a shocking game :p

haha well he almost gave me a heart attack but he made up for it during the penalty shootout.. so it's all good. :D

TeaMMashA
May 13th, 2006, 11:35 PM
I was there got on Tv too we was robbed liverpool = one man team no two ways about it that trophy should be in West Hams cabinet tonight

KV
May 14th, 2006, 06:46 PM
To round it off John Lyall and Ron Greenwood would have been very proud of this kind of performance. Best F.A. Cup final for ages, West Ham left the F.A. Cup final as heroes.

TeaMMashA
May 14th, 2006, 07:45 PM
Probably ever actually and i can say i was there front row on half way line! :)

Szymanowski
May 15th, 2006, 11:26 AM
A big well done to Liverpool, especiall tha man Gerrard, and Riena I guess. We proved or doubters wrong; everyone knows that was a game we could have won.

To be honest, I think we deserved that win, but that's realy taking away from Liverpool's effort. Maybe we both deserved to win, but I'm bitterly bitterly dissapointed. The team were incredible, and showed they can beat teams as good as the european champions! Such a shame they didn't in the end. :sad: On their day West Ham play brilliant football and they deserved more than this.

Pardew and Teddy were both inspirational. After 90 minutes everyone gathered round Teddy and he must have given them some really powerful words because we played out of our skins.

Both teams had players strugling with cramp. Poor Marlon could hardly walk at times. It's a shocking sad way to go.

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