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Hammers unharmed in relegation battle

By Hughie Southon

West Ham were left unharmed in 16the position as Forest and Everton fought out a hugely exciting 2-2 draw at the City Ground.

Hammers hearts were in their mouths for long periods with the Toffees twice going ahead before Steve Cooper’s outfit levelled and showed real grit and determination.

It meant that Everton remained in the bottom three one point behind the Hammers and Forest in 14th spot with 26 points three ahead of the us.

The result was probably the best available for the Hammers who whilst very much still in the mix will be looking for a win over Villa next weekend.

With Everton at home to Brentford, Forest at Spurs, Southampton at Manchester United and Leeds entertaining a Brighton side who looked as exciting as any in the Premier League against us, we have a real chance of getting some breathing space.

Another defeat at this stage of proceeding would be a disaster.


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About Hugh5outhon1895

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!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

2 comments on “Hammers unharmed in relegation battle

  1. To say that the performance yesterday was poor is an understatement, nobody covered themselves in glory. If we have to rely on the other teams around us then it is only a matter of time before the luck runs out. I am not totally defending Moyes, but watching yesterday the team looked at times like they were playing to get him sacked, it is about time the players stopped making excuses and sound bite, and started taking responsibility. We are supposed to have a team of World Class players, I am not going down the “he should never be allowed to wear the shirt ……” route, I am a mechanic not a football manger, but something is going on that is stopping this team gelling. Could it be too many players who have contracts that are due to finish at the end of the season.

    • You make a very good point and I don’t see this as defending Moyes, but whichever profession we are employed in, there are standards to which we have to work to and we have all seen it before when the majority within a squad or team, feel that they can get rid of a manager by underperforming and dropping him in the #@&?… this is the type of performance that they collectively give. I guess that players these days don’t play for the supporters or the badge.

      This is something I alluded to in another post….Well Said.

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