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Horrible Hammers ripped apart by Rooney

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West Ham tonight is a club which has seen its heart and soul ripped out!

It is impossible to describe the depths to which this squad sunk this evening. An absolutely appalling first half was followed by an improved 20 minutes after the break before Wayne Rooney completed a hat-trick with a wonder goal from inside his own half and Ashley Williams added a fourth.

The Hammers were two down at the interval after failing to manage a single shot on goal and producing a display which was worse than anything we have seen.

Nobody wants to accuse players of not caring but that is exactly what it looked like in that first half as a very average Everton team passed the ball around them whilst we lost possession, passed to the opposition and looked like a team that had barely been introduced to each other.

There’s a deep cancer inside West Ham United right now and unless a very quick remedy is found there is only one destination for this club – the Championship.

Make no mistake we are in big big trouble and the very thought of Manchester City on Sunday is enough to make us feel horribly sick.

If a pretty awful Everton can do that what the hell is going to happen at the Etihad…it really doesn’t beat thinking about.

On top of everything else Winston Reid hobbled off holding his hamstring which means  that in all probability we will see 18 year old Declan Rice partnering Angelo Ogbonna against the most potent team in the land.

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Andy Carroll missed out tonight with a knee injury but is likely to be available for Sunday although he is bang out of form and unlikely to make a great difference.

The situation is bad – very bad indeed and the owners need to be extremely worried both at where this club is looking very likely to end up at the end of the season and the crowd reaction in the meantime.

And come January they will need to be digging very deep indeed into their cash reserves to sort out some very important signings at central defence, in midfield and up front.

To buy the players the club needs to sort out this ghastly situation could cost as much as £50m – £60m but if they want to avoid the drop they are simply going to have to find it.

Nothing else will do!



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10 comments on “Horrible Hammers ripped apart by Rooney

  1. Need 23 new players in January please.

  2. Worst goal diference in the league …what an achievement..lol.

  3. with G & S with money itl be 23 freebie basement bargains or loans from countries we’ve never heard of this lot don’t look intrested I can see a mass exodus in January

  4. I have posted here before, saying that West Ham have no defenders. That continues to be the case. I deplored The selection of Moyes, but he has said & done the right things – so far. However, where on earth do we go from here. If you think that anyone at West Ham can defend, take another look at this score line & at this performance. I don’t know what we can do but,unless someone does, we are doomed to the Championship. 0-4 ! To Everton !

  5. Yes we need defenders we needed those more then a GK over summer makes no sense.
    I don’t know what to say we made Rooney look like Messi & Everton look like Man City after losing 4-1 to Southampton.
    Worst I’ve seen in my lifetime, completely depressing.
    They will have to spend £50m if we want a chance of staying up.
    And our team right now I would bet on us against the top 6 in the Championship.
    Hat trick for Rooney ffs

  6. Utter shambles. Everton smashed by Southampton on Sunday and lost 5-1 last week in Europe. We made them look great tonight. Reid is powder puff – injured again. Ayew as centre forward – this must mean Sakho’s on his way in January. Hughes must be ****ing himself flogging Anoutavic to us for £24m. Our defence has now leaked 30 goals.
    I think we could be looking at a cricket score against Man City.
    On the bright side Carroll got to spend some quality time with Wolf Nine.

  7. Yes ! Xmas break come early lol 😎

  8. Agree Hugh, we’ve seen some serious **** this season but that 1st half I think eclipsed them all, I just couldn’t believe we could be that pathetic. Everton were dreadful and it’s easy to see why they’re where they are, a decent pub team would have given West Ham trouble tonight.

    Second half was better for a while, it couldn’t possibly have been worse and I’m convinced Everton would have crumbled had Cresswell’s strike or the pen gone in. However, they didn’t and Everton ended up looking like world beaters.

    Moyes must be gutted at the apparent attitude of the players in the 1st half but he must take some responsibility for starting with Ayew up front alone instead of Sakho and allowing Lanzini to play so deep.

    It’s hard to comprehend how our players look so **** so often, they fail to complete the simplest of tasks like controlling the ball and passing accurately, in the first half there was so much fundamentally wrong.

    I’m so so ****ed off………………..

  9. We cannot play 2 half’s of football and lately we’ve been better in second half.
    But we have to start from when the whistle blows.

    I would send Hart back of we can save money from his wages to spend on some decent defenders bc we needed CBs badly not a GK really.
    Hart just hasn’t been the leader he was isn’t fast but not just him I just don’t see him being long term so might as well use his wages elsewhere.
    Need CM DM CB at Minimum & players who want to prove a point. Grab some of the best from Championship Bundesliga Serie A. But PL experience players are doing nothing but making us pay more

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