Hammers sink into deeper relegation trouble


By Hughie Southon

West Ham were plunged deeper into relegation trouble at lunchtime as Bournemouth leapt off the bottom of the table with a shock win (perhaps) over Liverpool,

It means the Irons are just one point above Leeds and Everton and two above Saints,

We can only hope and pray that things don’t get worse before the end of the day with Leeds at home to Brighton and Hove Albion and Everton at Goodison Park meeting Brentford.

Liverpool – having beaten Man United 7-0 – were put in their place by a 28th minute goal from Philip Billing which will have come as a terrible moment for us Hammers fans who saw them take our 16th spot,

However, should we manage to beat Villa at the London Stadium tomorrow (Sun) we could move into 14th place dependent on Nottingham Forest’s result later at Spurs and Leicester’s who entertain Chelsea this afternoon.

These remain very worrying days.

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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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  • Hammers in the blood 1 says:

    We need to play well from now on in , it’s up to is to go win our games ! A little luck would be nice too

  • Pessimist says:

    We can only now blame the Board for our situation. We seem to be the only side that is not fighting hard. We lack the confidence, this is being caused by the Manager and the Board just carry on like there is nothing wrong. Avram Grant the second is alive and managing West Ham and Mr Sullivan blindly sits watching but does not seem to see what everyone else can see. A lack of ideas and a lack of cohesion.

    The Fans need to make their point to the Board now and if they are ignored demand that Mr Sullivan retires as Chairman, as he would have proved clearly that he is no longer up to the job.

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