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Bookies report surge for West Ham relegation gamble

bilicmoyesDavid Moyes is 1/25 to become the new Hammers manager, sparking relegation fear with punters claim bookmakers.

It appears punters think Bilic’s replacement might not have the impact the board are wishing for. Slav’s sacking has sparked a surge in betting for the club to be relegated. Since the departure of the Croatian this morning, 83% of bets have been on the Hammers being relegated to the Championship.

The Irons still remain a 9/4 shot to be relegated, but this could shorten with the appointment of Moyes.

Oddschecker spokesman, George Elek “Normally fans would hope that a managerial sacking would pave the way for new found optimism at a club, but the seemingly imminent arrival of David Moyes in east London has done quite the opposite. The Scotsman has gone from being the brightest British managerial hope around to something of calamity in the past few seasons, and punters are lapping up the 9/4 on offer for  Moyes steer a club to relegation in successive seasons.”


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I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

3 comments on “Bookies report surge for West Ham relegation gamble

  1. It might not be that bad. Moyes is not a bad manager. Bilic was broken and completely out of ideas, he had to go. There are very few options out there so what can they do? Moyes was excellent at Preston and Everton. Man U job was a poisoned chalice after Fergie and Utd never got themselves organised to strengthen the squad that year. Sociedad was a foolish move, just ask Gary Neville, and Sunderland were f*cked whoever was in charge. I know it’s not ideal, but til the end of the season there aren’t many better options. Just trying to be a little positive. Otherwise I may well cry!

  2. Wonder where the bets were placed. If in the East end/Essex that will be West Ham ‘supporters’ betting against their own team. If in Liverpool it will Evertonians laughing (Not sure what they have to laugh about)

  3. I watched CP v Spuds & it showed the value of a properly organised defence. Just that ability to hold firm for 25m & not let in an early goal. You could see it giving confidence to Palace & they could then start to launch their own attacks. Also you could feel the little bit of panic from Spurs. Ok Spuds won in the end but didn’t overwhelm Palace who stayed in it. I am hoping we can at least start to see this from our players. I reckon most Hammers fans would have been Just as Anti Roy as Anti Moyes but I will be amazed if they go down. If Moyes can sort the defence & establish a proper team spirit I don’t see why we should either. But there is a big ‘If’ there . There is an awful lot of work to be done.

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