Hammer Andre Ayew posted his thanks on Twitter this morning together with a photo of himself with his brother on Saturday.
He tweeted “Blessed boys️ what God has done for us..can’t thank him enough
@jordan_ayew9! 3 points at home in a difficult game back to work “
West Ham fans on social media have not been so kind on the £20m Hammer and below is a selection of the ones we can print without expletives.
. Andre Ayew is Poor Poor once again, just poor from him. His brother has been far better today
. Andre Ayew is harshly treated by some of our fans. He is another quality player that is being misused by Slaven Bilic.
. Andre Ayew is worse than Snodgrass. He has ZERO footballing ability
. I would like to agree but he just looked so lazy today no movement again could be down to training but put in no effort
. Poor workrate, poor distribution, only one foot, doesn’t seem to have the desire or right mentality…I could go on!
the following may be incorrect and ayew may truly be rubbish. BUT:
1) was he a decent player elsewhere? yes
2) has he shown glimpses of skills here? yes
3) have other players looked rubbish here and then played well elsewhere? yes
i’m guessing it’s another consequence of our awful managerial setup.
These “fans” – are they serious? Sometimes I wonder if anybody at this club likes football, anymore. He is left-footed, and should play on the left – we haven’t anybody else as good as him.
Keep it simple.
There are a lot of morons that support our team and other clubs teams, the instant gratification mob, some of whom are old enough to know better. Bilic hasn’t found a way to get the best out of Ayew but as mentioned the same could be said of a number of his signings, equally Ayew hasn’t often found ways to be effective in a Bilic team but generally like Noble he huffs and puffs and puts the effort in even if it is mostly misdirected. I hope that after the international break we find some extra gears and proceed to go through them, I am enjoying watching Everton struggle also, another team that has had a lot of investment but now lacks a goal threat.
Like others, agree we haven’t seen the true Andre Ayew. He had a serious injury, returned to a team in disarray because of Payet, then had African cup of nations and for me only really started to settle for the last handful of games last season. Some performances have been dreadful, but I do think he has had his confidence destroyed given what’s happened both at club level and internationally. He definitely seems to bare the brunt of fans’ frustrations (but as our then record signing, and Ghana’s captain, you can understand why). Would like to see Bilic take him out the firing line for a few games, would like to see ayew get his head down and get as fit as he has been at the club and then be given some u23 games to get his confidence back. Then would like to see him given a more consistent position in the team if warranted – as has been mentioned, he is very left-footed so playing right wing is not going to help him. With Masuaku in good form, Sakho scoring and Manu coming back, we can help him and the team by giving him a break.