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Bilic admits job pressure is unpleasant

bilic-gloomManager Slaven Bilic is totally fed up with talking about the future of his job “on a weekly basis.”

The manager admitted after today’s game: “I feel it. It didn’t start today. Those speculations, not only about me but there are always a few names and those names are changing. I told you. I’m only fed up a bit about talking about that on a weekly basis.

I’m not affected by that. Of course it’s not very pleasant but all I can concentrate on and all I can do is try and win games. We’ve done it today. Not in a great style. The way we approached the game, the way the media approached the game, you know must win, six-pointer, we’ve done the job. ”

And he added: “Look, I’m the first to say we have to do better, we can do better and we will do better.

From the last international break to now we played four games we got seven points so that should, and that will, help us also gaining the confidence when playing when we have the ball to take responsibility.

“Also, what is very important is the players that are coming back or came back today and it will affect our performances.”

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23 comments on “Bilic admits job pressure is unpleasant

  1. He has a good squad of players here now and the problem for him is actually pleasing them all when fit and finding the system that suits best.Today was all about the win however ugly.Lanzini, Obiang,Arnoutovic,Sakho and Masuaku all looking for a starting place instead of todays line up at kick off.Its a nice dilemma if he can get it right.No excuses now.

  2. Omg are you serious that was utter rubbish bilic needs to go and now ..enough is enough.. Empty seat’s no atmosphere the late goal changes nothing.. It was truly awful AGAIN!!! As u say the players are there but he has to go for god sake .but obviously that’s o only my opinion.. If anyone can defend another performance like that then crack on ..rubbish rubbish rubbish

  3. Managers are always under pressure.Managers hailed as heroes one season are soon villians the next,just ask Ranieri.
    Never helped by fans who throw wobblies even when we win..
    most of them probably wasnt even at the game..

    • Welcome to football in the 21st century.Most clubs now have a huge fan base around the world thanks to social media and whether you are a season ticket holder or Live in Hong Kong and buy a replica shirt every season you are entitled to your opinion in a democratic society.

  4. Turgid football- at least as bad as BFS era.Noble, Ayew and Creswell shocking,we started to look better only when lanzini came on. Conscious that these comments are made after the managers subs changed and won the game. Swansea were however poor. We are going backwards- frankly would rather be entertained and loose.

  5. Masuaku has to start the next game. Not sure what’s happened to Cressie but he’s not the player he once was. I feel sorry for Noble, he is west Ham through & through but he’s now a squad player at best. Ayew? What a complete waste of money. For me, if we’re going to play 2 up front it needs to be Chico & Sahko. A win is a win, it wasnt pretty today I’ll take the 3 points.

  6. I will take the three points.No it wasnt pretty but the way some of you are screaming it is as if we had lost 0-4.

    We know the type of fan Allardyce cupped his ear at anyway.

  7. To all the optimists and happy posters fair play to you, I was very optimistic when I saw who we signed in the summer but when I look at the team the players being played out of position or out of form players keeping their places, to me we are a dead team walking and Bilic will take us to that inevitable position, he is relying on Lanzini but we shouldn’t be a one man team, the crowd today imho were all ambivalent the surprise was we found a moment or two of quality when the subs came on, Masuaku and Sakho should both be starting every game but Bilic keeps them on the bench, likewise Adrian has to be better than Hart who had an afternoon off and on his rare touches mostly gave the ball back to Swansea.

  8. I have supported and watched this club for 62 years. And today was one of the worst displays I can remember. Bilic will no doubt get plaudits for his substitutions getting us 3 points. That is rubbish. Let me ask some questions.
    Why did Cresswell start ahead of Masuaku?
    Why does Noble continue to be selected?
    How does Ayew make the team when he should be nowhere near the bench? And why is he picked ahead of Sakho?
    Why have so many of our players lost form and confidence in the last 18 months?
    Why as a team do we so often look so unfit compared to the opposition?
    The common factor is Bilic and his backroom team. They all have to go now. Not January or May. NOW!!!!!

    • The worst display you can remember? Worse than losing 5-0 to Forest under Allardyce, 6-0 to Oldham in the cup or 7-1 to Blackburn? Get a grip man

      • One of the worst displays 👏👏👏 spot on Kenny !! As was everything else you said 😉
        We ain’t a team , got no leaders , and I don’t expect the clowns at the top to make any changes soon ? Dressing room has defiantly gone IMO and who could blame them .
        Taxi for bilic ! V8 turbo , I’m fully done with this man and his back staff team of failures on all fronts , enough is enough !! A big defeat coming around the corner if this carries on!!! And IMO it will carry on 😤

  9. l have absolutely no sympathy for him at all. The “pressure” is all self inflicted. He has heaped it all on himself by consistently and stubbornly picking his beloved plodders ahead of our best players, and playing players out of position to accommodate them, e.g. Chicharito.

    Anyone who prefers AC and his brand of (anti)football as the main striker at the expense of Chicharito and all that he brings, and prefers AC, Noble and Cresswell over Sakho, Obiang and Masuaku respectively, is an enemy of football and of West Ham in particular in my book, and deserves all the misery he gets.

    It must be hard for Sakho, Obiang and Masuaku to watch the dross while sat on the bench, restricted to bit part players week in week out.

  10. We won it was **** to watch and the Poppodom failed to score again.Captain Marvellous shuffled sideways like an old aged hermit crab as always but can’t be criticised as he bleeds Claret and Blue and the long haired Demi God can’t be criticised because on his day he’s unplayable and unique 😆😆 It don’t matter that that when they play that we look and play like a bag of crap apparently 😆😆

  11. Sadly these days, with all the injuries, Carroll is so much on the back foot. Constantly 10 yards behind the ideal position, never on his toes making a run to get in ahead of his marker. Marker goes to the ball, Carroll hangs back hoping for a miracle.

    • Should have given the game away that he was injured when we bleeding bought him 😆😆

      • The sluggettes will raise their smelly assesses soon GW chanting with cupped ears from the rooftops!!! Poppodom needs his Nolan comfort blanket and turbo boy needs a hug cos he’s been so loyal and shyte lol !!! A win is a win and some think playing shyte against shyte is acceptable . even against class teams when we are shyte they accept it
        Someone on here yesterday said that they would only forgive sakho if he did this for the remainder of the season 😂😂😂 fekin delusional mate not a fekin clue??

  12. Yesterday afternoon was a dire performance we all agree, but we managed to nick three points, and I for one will settle for nicking a few more wins with the run of games ahead of us, moving into mid-table obscurity and piling the pressure on a few other clubs and their managers. Our league position, and the expectation levels of our club, means we are still playing with fear and that will only change if we can get a few wins under our belt. Yesterday was a bit like Hull last season but it just might get us on a little run. Bilic isn’t likely to be going anywhere for a few more games and I for one would rather see us picking up points with shyte performances as opposed to losing 3-2. if and when we do make a change, let’s be sitting 10th and not 17th, that way we might even attract the right calibre manager.

  13. Yes, Bilic is hanging on by the skin of his teeth, a poor display and some poor performances – my present bugbear is Ayew he’s a ‘nothing’ player, why they paid all that money for him is a mystery to me!

  14. Michael – Or is it we buy good players and they don’t seem to work for us? I could reel of a handful over the last year or so who were amongst the best at their clubs before we got our hands on them. It is a worry!

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