Big day at the bottom as Irons look both ways

Let's hope this is the scene after today's game..

Let’s hope this is the scene after today’s game..

West Ham will really need something from today’s game given the other fixtures which are being played around us.

Slaven Bilic has claimed that we are looking both ways at the moment and it is is Hull and Swansea on whom most Hammers eyes will be fixed today once the result of our game is known.

Just a reminder that Hull are seven points behind us and Swansea nine with both having vastly inferior goal differences to our own.

Hull – unbeaten at home in nine games with seven wins among them – meet Watford who have narrowly been beaten on their last three away games – but won at the Emirates before that. Hopefully they can manage a draw at least.

Swansea meet Stoke at home having benefited briefly over three games under a new manager before drawing and losing their last couple at home against Middlesbrough and Spurs. Stoke meanwhile. have taken one point from the last 15.

Should Mark Hughes’ outfit – which appears to have all but got the sunbeds out lose  and we win  we will move up to 12th.

Meanwhile Bournemouth meet Middlesbrough in a six pointer with the south coast team sitting 16th and the north eastern outfit in 19th.

Another huge day – COYI!

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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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