Burnley result hurts but COYI there’s nothing to lose


west-ham-andy-carroll-chelsea_3434086The pressure simply becomes more and more intense.

Burnley managed to grab a 1-0 win over Stoke this evening which pushed the Irons a place further down the table into 15th and they have now probably officially joined the relegation scramble.

George Boyd scored the goal which ended the the Clarets seven match win-less run and piled the pressure on ur boys to get something at the Emirates tomorrow night.

In the hope of bringing an optimistic note to this increasingly troubling scenario  regular readers know that I have regularly pointed out that stats show a very limited number of ‘doubles’ being performed during any given season.

I also believe – as a long long term Iron – that it would be entirely West Ham for the lads to go out and grab something tomorrow night.

Nothing much is expected and hopefully like Hull when that’s the case the sky can be the limit as they showed when getting results against Liverpool and Man U. It’s the “nobody expects anything so there’s nothing to lose” mentality at work.

Tomorrow’s key fixtures from a West Ham perspective are these:

Hull v Middlesbrough

Southampton v Crystal Palace

Swansea v Spurs

Liverpool v Bournemouth

Because I’m still mad enough  to never back against West Ham I’m going for a 2-2 draw at the Emirates with Carroll and Antonio scoring!


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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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  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    Should provide an extra incentive to perform shouldn’t it ?

  • Stan The Man says:

    Even if we lose tomorrow we will pick up more than enough points in the remaining matches.I dont know what the panic is lol

    • Roman says:

      Sorry Stan but I don’t see any easy points between tonight and the end of the season.As for the headline saying there’s nothing to lose I beg to differ.A place in the EPL for starters.

  • John says:

    What I do know is the blogs, that I’ve enjoyed reading and partaking in, are doing my head in now and if we lose tonight as I fully expect, then I’m staying away until things cheer up. Wetlands are serious suicide cases, how some of that lot wake up and choose to spend 18 hours online moaning about the club I do not know. The only break from the moaning is the OT chatter about their own life. What an odd site, at least it used to make me laugh but it doesn’t even do that these days.

    The Kumb forums can be as bad but at least they allow other views, even wacky trolls who brighten up the discussion. The West Ham Way has become a sterile place with Ex seeming to have lost interest in his own site! He never posts no more!

    The ads do my head in on here, or the quantity and number of them at any rate, and I know Sean and Hugh do their best and my views of West Ham are closely aligned to them but even I am happy clapping slower and slower these days.

    I’m just about to get a flight back to Blighty oh how I wish for a win tonight. We sure need it, maybe we do have enough points to outrun Hull and the Swans but damn it let’s get them on the board.

    Sorry lads. It don’t take much for me to be upbeat and perhaps being kept in a pressurised cabin away from the blogs and sharp instruments will help 😂😂😂


    • Stan The Man says:

      All the suicide squad do me a favour actually young John,they make me realise that i am a pretty cheerful old bugger all things considered lol

      • John says:

        Lol Stanley. It really would not take a lot to turn me into an insane happy clapper again. 3 points tonight would be a start. I’ve lived through relegations and disappointments before, not to mention the Bond Scheme and the Lyall out years, despite now him being acclaimed a hero, but I do think the Suicide Squad, wherever they may post and the easy access to their doom and gloom rhetoric via the internet makes it much worse than the old days. Oh well here’s to 6 points from the Arse and the Swans eh?

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