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Hammers are bottom of the stats league


Love them loathe them, statistics give a different perspective of a problem as to where the potential source may lay.

West Ham are 20th out of twenty Premier League sides with regards to the distance covered per game this season at 106Km per game.

Sprints per game and the Hammers are also the bottom of the pile averaging just 445 sprints per game.

We have one of the oldest starting lineups with an average of 28 years and 353 days.

Finally, we have conceded 6 goals in the last ten minutes which is the second worst in the league.

Unsurprisingly we need to improve our fitness, run more, get younger players in and concentrate for the last 10 minutes.

Simple really!  Sack the 69-year-0ld fitness coach and replace him as soon as possible, train the squad longer and harder, inject some younger legs into the team and see the game out in the last ten minutes.




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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

6 comments on “Hammers are bottom of the stats league

  1. Not a surprise, the age of the team has crept up but we have slipped further and further down this scale from the opening 3 months of Bilic’s tenure, when he was new and players didn’t realise what a pushover he was they put in an effort but that effort has consistently fallen short in the last 2 years or so. I don’t think it is that the players don’t care more that they are not trained with the right intensity as Bilic himself says but does naff all about. He should be sending a rocket up some of these players but despite rumours to the contrary ad his job on the line it doesn’t appear that takes place.

  2. Those stats are shameful we make more effort to go to games than they do to play the games!

  3. These Stats are frightening, it looks terrible – but obvious – our guys aren’t fit enough – they either won’t run or can’t run. They’re not working hard enough – who’s that down to – it’s got to be themselves and the Manager and Coaches – it’s shocking!

    Bilic has allowed this group of players to get out of control, he’s got to go – we need an established Coach, someone who is going to work with the players, someone to organise training, work on pattern of play, spell out to players what their jobs are and get them to sick to it.

    I’ve seen David Moyes mentioned today – he didn’t cover himself in glory at Sunderland but he did inherit a mess – oh, hold on…

    • Bilic gives them time off all the time, it’s like a holiday camp, it may be called Rush Green but the stats tell you there is not enough Rush going on!

  4. Says it all really ..terrible

  5. An absolute disgrace! Proof, not that proof were needed, that the Academy of football has slowly turned into a nursing home looking after the sick, injured and elderly. Players…sorry…inmates that are sick in the head, chronically injured, and over-the-hill. Not that age necessarily brings lethargy…legends like Bonds and Lampard (and dare I say, Dicks?) used to run their socks off for us, even in their twilight years. Injecting some youth who are hungry for the game and a chance to make a name for themselves has to be better in the long run (ironic!) than playing our current bunch of over paid, over rated, over aged primadonnas! I’d rather watch some bright young things, displaying some passion and exuberance, albeit naive and inexperienced, than our current crop of old folk that are themselves still capable of making silly schoolboy errors or acting like spoilt children.

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