Be afraid West Ham United…be very afraid!


By Hughie Southon

That was beyond words but I’ll try!

At the end of it all we are still in 15th place  on goal difference which took a battering tonight  but with the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City on their way to our gaff there is reason to be very afraid.

Downes must get his starting chance

How a team in the sort of trouble we are in can produce the sort of performance we saw against Newcastle is impossible to fathom.

We now have to start believing that relegation is the most serious of possibilities and it means that the games against Fulham on Saturday, Bournemouth, Palace, and Leicester City have to be won.

Tonight the defence was shameful and it’s unfair to single any of them out although I’ll be praying that Coufal returns at right back at Craven Cottage.

Downes has to come in for Soucek and we have to persist with Antonio as Ings simply doesn’t look the part.

Cornet must be given his chance and why Lanzini can’t get a game is totally beyond me but here is the reality for this club and its fans:

Be afraid West Ham United …be very afraid!

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • master says:

    That’s 5 confirmed season ticket renewals that won’t be happening if this manager isn’t sacked before the next game.

  • Twostops says:

    No Defence, some of our regular good performing players all decided to have a really bad day at the office, still not convinced by Kehrer. I don’t believe the BS that Moyes is not scared to make big decisions. he seems to be scared of upsetting the Czech contingent at the club. Antonio spent more time trying to con a freekick, rather than trying to take a shot at goal, mind you most of the midfield were doing the same.
    All of the changes looked far better than the starting 11, but were fighting a losing battle. Hate to admit it but Newcastle were the better team, even without some good old Eastend hospitality with 3 of the goals. Are we too good to go down, not on this performance,
    I have watched some poor performances over the last 49 years ( born Sarf ov da river, so I chose this club) but none as bad as this one. Moyes need 4 wins in the last 10 games, so if he survives this season I will be amazed.

  • Cleasm says:

    Why be afraid?we fans ohh sorry Customers know its happening and have done for more than a year but why would the board be concerned with parachute payments and player sales making sure know losses to be found and halving the rent well its all luvvly jubbly innit!

  • says:

    I dont understand how Moyes position is tenable after that drubbing!

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