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Hammers fans in confidence crisis after horror show

West Ham’s appalling performance at the weekend sparked a serious crisis of confidence throughout a totally stunned fan base.

With little coming out of the club by way of a proper explanation, one can only look at the fans rating to realise that this display will certainly go down as probably the worst of Pellegrini’s reign at the club.

And it may have been as  bad as many we saw under David Moyes during those awful relegation haunted months before the Chilean arrived.

It seems as near unbelievable as it gets to see a top score of 5.78 (Issa Diop) and the likes of Declan Rice (4.66) and Manuel Lanzini on 3.3 nearly alongside Felipe Anderson on 3.3.

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With over 3k fans casting their votes the level of the shocking performance is scary given the money spent and a huge performance will be required from our under-performing ‘stars’ against Sheffield United to bury memories of Saturday – a display which simply won’t leave the memory banks.

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12 comments on “Hammers fans in confidence crisis after horror show

  1. When I looked at the stats at one point towards the end of last season Moyes & Pellegrini had achieved exactly the same points per game. My guess is that Pellegrini’s points per game is now slightly higher. One big difference -Moyes achieved that with a totally demoralised team he inherited without much chance to bring in his own players. It’s impossible to tell whether he would have made a better job of things if the owners had stuck with him. But unless results AND performance show a big improvement over the next few weeks the pressure will inevitably be on the owners to act. It will only take a few more bad results for us to be back in the familiar territory of the drop zone. Again.

  2. There’s no getting away with it, it was the worst performance under Hammers manager for a long while. I’m sure the players that took part in that game against Everton, feel as embarrassed and upset about their performance as we were watching it. But, as down as we all feel, we cant dwell on that one bad performance. What we have to do as fans is, get behind the team this Saturday at home to Sheffield United and encourage them to put right what they did wrong last Saturday. There’s going to be enough hostility coming from the Sheffield United supporters, our own players don’t need us getting on their back as well. Shelve the Everton performance as a bad day at the office and move on. Come On You Irons.

  3. While moderating my comment, please insert the word no, after the first word. Thank you.

  4. Worst display!Are u forgetting Oxford,the Wombles,and Anderson not living up to his price tag all season!

  5. we bought 2 strikers why is manager not playing 4-4-2 ? Haller looks isolated we cant get a fix on Ajeti he doesn’t get played ! its not working….and Roberto…not good enough ! this is the top league in the world….top pay ! 60,000 crowds we buy another keeper in January simple ?

  6. Problem is, this isn’t a one off performance! There was some diabolical performances last season when the team didn’t turn up, and you got the same retort on every occasion with a player in the media stating it was a “one-off” and we’ll put it right next week – which more often or not they didn’t !!
    The next few weeks will be interesting to say the least – but to me, it seems if the opposition show up and put in a shift we raise the white flag.
    Nowhere near good enough……

  7. It’s time to get rid of this idiot and his backroom team; you only have to look at him during press interviews to know he couldn’t motivate or rouse this bunch of rabble we currently have playing for us (U23’s and Rice / Noble and a few others excluded), if his life depended on it. I know Moyes (for some unfathomable reason) is derided by a lot on this site, but he had structure and a plan, and a dark side you wouldn’t have wanted to cross if you were playing for him. A real mistake letting that man go, IMHO.

  8. My fear with these all too regular under performances, is that some ‘star’ players will be looking to get out sooner rather than later to fulfil their ambitions, they may have been sold promises which other under performing players maybe thinking – why put myself out, he earns more than me! I can sit on the injury table like the others did doing nothing and drawing big bucks

  9. I really struggle understand the tactics surely it is obvious Haller has been isolated all season. It’s slightly better with Yarmelenko on the pitch but without him there is no one in that forward line who seems to want to get close to him. You’d think our 4-5-1 could transition to a traditional 4-3-3 on the transition but Pelle doesn’t seem to want to play that way. I can’t understand why Anderson won’t beat a man. I get the argument that he’s too lightweight but that doesn’t hold water when you look at his performances last season. Yes defences will target him now but to my eyes at least, it looks like he wants to use the full back overlap far too often. I think he’s starting to look like Ozil (the off form version) and looking for the same space that Lanzini would operate in.

  10. Right Kenny Irons – apart from the cups we had Cardiff away for one – and we were lucky to win against two of the relegated teams – Huddersfield and Fulham and were also outclassed by everton at the London stadium

    In all of those games we couldnt cope with the pace and energy of the opposition – so it is not a new thing

  11. In all the years i have supported west ham(And that’s a lot believe me)we have always been a “soft”touch.
    As others have said as soon as we play a team with any grit and determination we just fold up.We had better roll up our sleeves for the blunts on saturday as they will come to the LS full of confidence.

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