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In Pellegrini we must trust

We may not be happy with no wins in five for the Hammers and our expectations of Manuel Pellegrini may be at an all-time low at the moment but the reality is that the owners won’t be pulling the trigger in a knee jerk reaction any time soon and I fully expect the 66-year-old Chilean to see out his full contract.

Mr Pellegrini doesn’t seem to be big on emotion and I can’t imagine the boo’s we heard yesterday and fresh supporter criticism will affect him too much. All water off a duck’s back for the gaffer.

We are stuck with the squad we have until January at the earliest and we have the manager we all wanted 18 months ago so it is our bed and we must now lay in it. And if we think the gaffer will be given tens of millions to spend in the winter transfer window think again.

It is time to get behind the manager and the team to turn things around and stop the negative criticism on social media It achieves nothing.

In Pellegrini, we must still trust!

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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

16 comments on “In Pellegrini we must trust

  1. The loss to Palace you could say was just one of those games where we didn’t take our chances, the loss to Everton we just didn’t make any chances, the draw with Sheffield Utd was bad team selection made worse by weird changes, then to start with the same team against Newcastle is even weirder still & in the end the result flattered us…

    Our next games are Burnley (A), Spurs (H), Chelsea (A), Wolves (A), Arsenal (H), Southampton (A) before meeting Palace (A) again on Boxing Day & to finish the year we play Leicester (H) on Dec 28 & if we haven’t seen a marked improvement in both the manager & the team’s performance by then I think Pellegrini’s future at West Ham will no longer be an option.

  2. Sean I totally understand your point of view and reasons behind it ..but is this the thin edge of the wedge or what! ! In all fairness the board have backed him 101% and this is HIS squad and preferences style of play but sorry mate it just ain’t working at the moment.
    .and IMHO at tand you can’t blame the fans and LOYAL supporters of which I considered y self as one (first game in 1958!) (Promotion year ) to being agitated and concerned as to what is going on at this time..
    Yep.I know it’s called the West Ham way!!

  3. I don’t trust him . We need to change system to a back 3/5 to tighten us up and make us more competitive.
    Roberto , Fredericks, Diop , Reid , Ogbonna , Masuaku , Rice , Snodgrass , Lanzini , Anderson , Haller .
    Subs Martin , Cresswell , Noble , Yarmolenko , Holland , Fornals , Silva

  4. We need 20 points by Christmas to have half a chance of achieving the magic 40 by end of the season??? So that’s 7 to get? After yesterday if we keep playing in that fashion and that formation we will be lucky to get 7 all season??? Pellegrin andi his coaching team need to think about winning games at home and or containing a game,, and play for a draw away from home , that of course means changing your formation now and then to suit who you play ?? The way things are panning out he and his coaching staff don’t seem capable of this I.M.O so it’s looking like another season of what we’ve had over many seasons before scrapping for survival in the premiership ? We need muscle strength and fighter’s as well as pretty ball players? All good teams have a terminator , we need one, a defensive central midfielder to help poor old Rice I.M.O. OF course

  5. At least we can take solace from the fact that our manager earns more than Klopp . He deserves it after all ……….

  6. 3-5-2 is correct but to include Reid is optimistic if not foolhardy.

    Diop Balbuena Ogbonna
    Fredericks Rice Masuaku
    Noble Snodgrass

    Lanzini, Yarmolenko, Cresswell, Fornals, Holland and Ajeti on the bench plus a keeper (whoever) gives us options to change both tactics and formation.

    If we don’t make that change soon, we’ll continue to scrape results and play poorly.

  7. Shocking to be honest,I thought he was a brilliant appointment,we were going so well then we got spanked by Oxford,he had a chance to say something to the supporters after that game but he literally just shrugged his shoulders,since that night we’ve gone downhill and his team selection is of a man who wants to get the sack so he gets paid! utterly baffling!!!his subs are awful and always at the wrong time,he seems to think pace needs to be left out of the team and that team he picked on Saturday must be the slowest ever to play in the prem!his players play like his personality with apathy, he’s killing the confidence of our club with his demeanor no passion no kicks up the arse no idea!I want him gone sooner rather than later,this isn’t a knee jerk reaction this is looking ahead as it’s not going to magically come together.the trust has gone I’m afraid.

  8. Don’t understand the assertion that we have the manager we all wanted . There are many fans that were willing to give Moyes more time . ,,, so on and on it goes . Now it’s oh , give Pelligrini more time ..

  9. But we d’on’t trust him cos he’s clueless !! 👇👇👇

  10. Can’t believe what I’ve just read…we must trust him ????haha ha have you not seen the last 6 games ..if that’s not a man that the players are not playing for them I don’t know what is ..trust the man that said yesterday ” I don’t know what’s wrong or how to fix it ” that’s our manager ffs… Delusional is the word that comes to mind…it’s not the just the losses just look at the lack of heart and the laziness and the old man is just sitting there …sorry but get a grip of you think it’s going to get better…Leicester kept sacking and now they have got it right…get Eddie Howe in and get them earning and working for the privilege job they have …

  11. I didn’t want pellegrini either, and I’m not just saying that. Why are you running polls on him and coming out with this to say trust him. We don’t have to trust in pellegrini and It’s clear the vast majority don’t trust him from your poll at the time when I voted..

  12. Yes Kevin I was one of those for giving Moyes more time – maybe the Dave’s could go back to him cap in hand. I will be relieved if Pelle can turn it around – last year after the 4 initial defeats he played 3 genuine midfielders (Rice, Noble and Obiang) – surely now he must see the need to keep it tight – I fear that this “big team mentality” will come back to bite us
    If one is to be objective Villa, Leeds and Forest could claim to be big teams – but Villa were relegated from the and Leeds and Forest are still in the Championship

    If Pelle doesn’t turn it around in say the next four games I hope that there is something performance related in his contract or else that he has the decency to walk – as others have pointed out he probably doesnt need the money

  13. I’m sorry, there is a difference between criticising for the sake of criticising and constructive criticism. Simply put, the buck stops with the manager, it’s his team ( spent millions), his team selections ( which are baffling to say the least) his style of play( continously slow out of the blocks, ticky tacky football, one striker up front especially at home, his “coaching of a defence that is unfortunately shambolic at present ( wait for Burnley away next week, who will be smarting after their dismal result yesterday, Woods and company will be rubbing their hands together in glee in anticipation of all set phases!!!) no high press, the lack of effort by certain individuals who need a right kick up their rear ends. It’s all about performance levels in the corporate world and currently our levels of performance is not good enough. WE ARE IN SERIOUS TROUBLE CURRENTLY and something needs to change quickly and drastically!!! Yes Fabianski and Antonio will help us when back but can you imagine if Declan, Haller or even Snoddy ( on current form were to get injured soon…. heaven help us.)
    I’m sure all die hard supporters want to support the team, will support the team , manager but the fact is simply the levels of management and performance currently is not acceptable.
    How can supporters just accept the current standards of management and performances without voicing their concerns???? Let’s see where we are come Xmas, I have a fair idea that’s for sure and cannot wait to proven wrong!!

  14. I didn’t want him but I will support the manager of our great club. And then I will support the next one. But I will draw the line if either Trump or Boris Johnson become our manager …

  15. I think a pub side could have been better organised. Pelligrini must go, we cannot sit through this dross for much longer. He promised Eoropean football at the end of the seasen, NO chance. We will be lucky to stay in the Premier league at this rate. In the words that were uttered to Big Sam, just go!

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