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Beaten Hammers – fans give their verdict

The Hammers disappointng defeat at Everton was taken badly by Hammers supporters.

The team had started well but had little to offer when Everton stepped on the gas and Sofiane Feghouli and Simone Zaza were given the bird by fans disappointed with the summer recruits.

Here’s what ClaretandHugh forum members had to say about Sunday’s performance.


O Whole team did sweet fa
O Payet gave the ball away so many times in the second half and nearly every one of his corner kicks went out of play looks like to me he isn’t interested in playing for us
O Looked tired, no zip, only ones to take any credit was Antonio and Adrian and Feghouli  is pony!
O After Obiang’s miss we never looked like scoring. Reality check, 2 places 3 points from the bottom 3
O Ran out of ideas and desire. Should have subbed Payet not Lanzini
O Send Zaza back in January. Sell fegouhli back to la Liga club for 10mil and go do what we should’ve done in the first place. Go and get proven prem players and stop budget crunching with cheap rubbish from abroad


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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!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

10 comments on “Beaten Hammers – fans give their verdict

  1. Maybe its only me but considering our heroics on Wednesday I thought we did ok, might not agree with the substitutions but until Obiang was pulled off and later Fernandes we weren’t terrible, as had been said the first goal whilst it could have been defended better was a bit lucky for them and the second goal was bad defending.If we had taken our chances if Gueye had been sent off, if we had got the penalty we should have we might have done better, this season is a transitional season, if we finish upper midtable and win a cup that would be amazing, I can’t see any reason why that is not realistic COYI !!!

  2. Have to agree with most of the above. It was worryingly like the old West Ham days – stylish start, wasted chances, cheap goals, poor subs. Real shame, because I don’t think Everton are that good and were there for the taking if we had been clinical at one end and stood firm at the other. Getting quite concerned now, as the only points we have taken have been narrow wins (and a draw) against weak teams. Time for a shake-up!

  3. Whats the point of reading these comments.If we win on Saturday & Payet scores a blinder half this lot will be going 180° a will be wetting themselves about us steaming up the table.
    I have got to say im tired of these ‘Payet aint interested’ comments.I watched Messi on Saturday night,he had a total shocker,he gave away the ball through most of the match.
    It happens to the best sometimes but every time Payet has a quieter game the he aint interested balls comes out.

  4. I’m With No32 and Stan here – For the majority of the first half we were by far the better side and should have been one up. Second half was disappointing but it was nowhere near the West Brom or Watford performances so we need to calm down a little. Both Creswell and Reid should have done better for the first goal I accept. But had one of them cleared it, and we hadn’t gone chasing the game then unlikely we would have conceded the second. And had Obiang buried that chance at nil-nil, I think we would probably have got a point at least. These things happen and it ain’t the time to over-react.

  5. Lets face it chaps apart from a remarkable turn around last season at Goodison Everton have always been a bogey team for us.Had Lukaku scored the penalty last season we would have had one of our normal results against The Toffees.They are a big bogey team to us we all know that.
    We beat Chelsea & we read fans say that it was a smashing performance & the West Ham of last season was back,we lose to Everton & we read we are crap hehe.

  6. The difference was a goal scoring striker. A striker that was confident and knew that if he kept doing the right things he would score. Unfortunately we don’t possess one of those

  7. We played better than some fans are portraying it.Yeah we lack a cutting edge definitely but it wasnt as bad as all that.Too much euphoria when we win & too much peeing of pants when we lose from some.It the same everytime lool

  8. Seemed to me we tried to push obiang further up the pitch this game, we looked like first few games from cut backs to penalty area an top of box no players there to cut them out, may be tired from Wednesday. Bad run of games coming up Spurs Man U Liverpool etc could look a lot worse by Xmas for us. Unfortunately I don’t see too many players in team who would be up for a relegation fight

  9. Yes we had the better of the first part but could not capitilise on it. That is the problem. When Kouyate headed the first last week against Chelse we went on to dominate, however we have our purple patch in the first section and everyone is getting the hang of that and come back at us and the heads go down.
    Realistically Payet had a mare against Everton and should have been hooked. It is a worry that maybe Slaven will not do this, but even if he didn’t take him off hoping for that one flair moment ,it was clear that the corners and free kicks were not coming off, so why wasn’t someone else given the detail. One kick in particular on the right would have suited Cresswell and there appeared some sort of conversation but still Payet took it and drove into the wall.
    As much as I admire Antonio’s commitment, his judgement at times is that of headless chicken and maybe he is believing his own press a bit too much, taking on impossible shots.
    Ogbonna looked lazy at times and definitely bottled one tackle near the halfway line.
    Zaza is never going to make it in our team nor maybe the PL so why keep trying, better to give Fletcher the nod who looks capable of great things (he was ahead of Rashford at Man U until injured and he is doing OK)
    We are not a million miles from having something good but unless we get someone to bang some chances away this is going to continue to gnaw away at our confidence.
    Lets hope Sakho and Ayew (Fletcher) can form something and perhaps ditch the Rabonas for a while.
    Still anyone who has supported West Ham for any length of time will know that our anthem definitely sums us up, and highs and lows are the norm, but we will keep coming back week after week

  10. Yep thats what its all about exile,we will always keep supporting the team,good or bad.
    I aint even read what has been said since Sunday.I avoid sites for a day or two after a defeat.
    There is just far too much hysteria for me to handle

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