February 9th, 2009

Hammer

Faux Bert

Apparently Faubert had a weak debut for Real Madrid. Given he was West Ham's second worst player after Boa Morte, that's hardly suprising. I just can't understand why Real wanted him, unless he played a blinder against Spurs when Ramos was in charge. The last few times I saw him, he couldn't pass or tackle, nor was he particularly fast. Prior to his injury he had been shaping up well so perhaps he just needs some time. Boa Morte on the other hand ...

Still it's a million in the bank for the Hammers which we probably need with only a month until we need to find a buyer.

That said, the team is playing very well and didn't look outplayed by Man U yesterday. I think had we performed like that against Arsenal, we'd have beaten them. We probably gave them too much respect.
Tea-drinker par excellence

6 crisps in 6 days: #2 - Cajun Squirrel

We were mildly surprised about the Crispy Duck in Hoisin Sauce yesterday and looking forwards to the Cajun Squirrel today. Indeed, when I got home from Creative Writing chilledchimp was perched, owl-like, ready to pounce on the fuzzy little critters.

So, the smell was vaguely barbecue, hint of lemon, paprika and parsley. The initial flavour is quite delicate, slightly meatier than chicken, almost rabbit with a decent hit of paprika but too much parsley. And then the after taste kicks in, a kind of greasy peppery cardboard flavour, as if you'd been licking old pizza boxes. And I can still taste it now.

So not a winner. Yuck.