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Everton loss is the West Ham way

We shouldn’t be surprised that we crumbled against an out of form Everton yesterday, it is the West Ham way after all!

Everton had been defeated four times in a row and in a relegation spot in 18th place in the table while the manager under the pressure and facing the sack.

On paper, it was a great time to play them to repeat last season away win but we know it doesn’t work like that at West Ham.

We had a chance again to go fourth in the Premier League table but bottled it and we have moved down two places to tenth in the table.

We did the same two weeks ago against Crystal Palace,  we played a team who hadn’t won away from home for months and seemed low in confidence so of course we rolled over and let them tickle our tummy and have the away win.

The more the statistics seem to be stacked in our favor the more we seem to do our best to prove everyone wrong.

The West Ham way as we know is about building up your hopes and aspirations for the season and certain games then knocking them down, thus it was ever so.  Nothing changes.

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About Sean Whetstone

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

11 comments on “Everton loss is the West Ham way

  1. And it’s always been the way (Except under BFS) and that is why we follow, you never know…
    One thing that doesn’t seem to be expressed here, is that Everton were physical, energetic, motivated and actually quite good…..

    My one beef would be “How did it take 89 minutes for Andre Gomes to get a yellow card????

  2. … and that’s very sad to swallow.
    There is clearly a bad attitude in the minds of players which develop when the die-hard attitude disappears, and pride and high salaries start becoming roots and causes.
    The only way to uproot this, is to start disciplining and dropping non-perfomers. Take no prisoners. Bring in youngsters who wanna play there and prove a point.
    And get the players working harder and practice more on defensive strategies, set pieces, crosses and esp feeding the centre forward with defence splitting passes.
    Maybe another good dose of Moyes will do … to get these overpaid goofs off their back sides.

  3. Blimey I agree. So glad we did not buy Gomes cos all he did was to continually foul and spoil the game. If I had to watch him play every week I would stop going. The referee was asleep where Gomes was concerned. Gomes even blocked the run of Diop in our box when marking Mina for a corner. Well played to the ref for spotting that but still no booking. As for the result we got what our performance deserved.

    • Katmad-Gomes was always fouling, but he’s a player we could do with and there’s more to his game than fouling. There was nothing wrong with Mina’s goal.

    • The ref must have also been asleep as far as Diop was concerned. The lumbering oaf was constantly fouling Richarlison.

  4. I agree fully with this article. If you have a striker who cannot score; if you cannot win a game; if you are staring relegation in the face; if you are in the lower leagues & it is a cup tie which you should, by rights, lose etc. etc., then all you have to do is play West Ham – they will oblige ! This has been the “West Ham Way” ever since 1958, when I started supporting. Nothing ever changes no matter who is the Manager or who the players are. Why ?

    • It has to do with the culture of the club. Some clubs go looking for managers who don’t put up with any bs. In such a club any player who does not seem to be trying gets sent to the reserves for a few weeks. And every player knows that there is a younger/hungrier sub ready to steal his spot at the first sign of laziness.

      At West Ham the players are too comfortable. Nothing bad happens if they coast for a while. We are just not a team with a “take no prisoners” mentality. We need a proper Director of Football who will select managers and players with a high winning drive. And the owners should stay out of the running of the club.

  5. What performance katmad?
    This wasn’t an isolated “bad day at the office “ was it? We have form and the autopsy has to start with the manager.
    Tomorrow, at Rush Green, they all need to sit down and vent their respective spleens about where the problems lie and what the solution is.

  6. And it’ll continue to be the West Ham Way until we get a decent manager who can actually make winning the West Ham Way instead. It doesn’t appear we have one with Pelle.

  7. There has been a soft under-belly at the club for the 60 years ive been supporting them.At the moment I get the impression they go out and play how Pelle wants,and if it works great,if not ,ah well !As for having the best squad in years and 2 players in every position.Is Roberto adequate replacement for Fab,can Sanchez cover for Rice,Ajeti for Haller.

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