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Leicester revolt can boost Irons safety bid

Puel is under extreme pressure

Leicester City up next and they have as many problems as us – if not more.

This is a a club with ‘previous’ of not playing for their manager as we shown dramatically after ‘Tinkerman’ Claudio Ranieri won the title and then ran into the full fury of a dressing room discontent with his methods the next season.

The players disapproved of him regularly changing the team and the board brought in Craig Shakespeare before binning him for Claude Pue.

The Frenchman then went on a run which took the Foxes to just outside the Europa Cup positions before becoming the new ‘let’s change things’  Ranieri.

Every midlands journalist and the former players I have spoken  has explained that there is a mutiny going on in the dressing room and the record of four wins from the last 16 PL games and one point – a 0-0 draw against Southampton in the last four –  suggests they ain’t wrong.

City also suffered a walk out from Ryan Mahrez who wants to play for Manchester City earlier in the season and is a shadow of the player he was in that title winning side and on Saturday the team were trounced 5-0 by Palace with Marc Albrighton red carded and unavailable for Saturday.

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The moneybags Leicester board have shown themselves more than ready to swing the axe and a second’s notice and there are even rumours Puel could be gone by the weekend which seem unlikely given how close we are to season end.

There’s much to be encouraged about in the Foxes scenario for us and if everybody can get their heads together and David Moyes actually decides to give it a real go we can be safe by this time next week.

Everything crossed


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17 comments on “Leicester revolt can boost Irons safety bid

  1. Pleas no. Don’t sack him! That is all we need – a team with new manager bounce. With only three games to go!! We will know we are doomed if that happens…..

  2. This feature designed to give us hope, 3 words spring to mind. Please rearrange them in order, “straws, clutching, at”!

  3. How many PL victories have West Ham had in the last 16 games ? Does that mean that our dressing room has mutinied ?

  4. We will beat Leicester by 2 goals at the weekend, pick up a point against Manchester United, and beat Everton.

    You heard it hear first.

    • I’ll have a pint of whatever you’re drinking 123!

      • haha just put a £20 bet on for this weekend.

        Westham to beat Leicester
        Southampton to beat Everton
        Place to beats stoke.

        If I win I promise to give half to the Isla Charity.

    • From your lips to God’s ears!

      • It will be done, but I go on holiday sat for a week (Miss man U came 🙁 ) so will donate the money when I’m back Saturday. if I win of cause.

        I mean westham games in the bag, its the others i worry about letting me down LMAO.

  5. Leicester have not won for a long time & morale must be rock bottom. At their best they are too good for us, but there is something not right there. Have they been taken over on the quiet by G& S 😂😂😂

    I think Huddersfield are our best hope now- they are the one side we can still ‘beat’ on goal difference if necessary. My God why won’t our lot just win a b******g game & put us out of our misery! One win would do it!

  6. Supid headline, reeks of Clutching at straws!!!!!!! , the team and management need to make there own news? Not rely on other team’s ups and downs and misfortunes , man up and get the job done or suffer relegation do not rely on others to do there job for them????

  7. We are the laughing stock of the prem …people falling out players not really trying yesterday …you could tell before the they even kicked a ball that they just wanted the game to be over ..the whole club is really a mess just when you need to be strong..I can’t see were another point is coming tbh…our best hope is Huddersfield don’t get another point ..I really can’t see how the club can move forward with these owners and staff ..what a mess …..embarrassing really ..

  8. I just don’t see an awful lot worse in Leicester’s recent record compared to our’s. Not “having a pop”, just trying to be realistic. I think we can beat Leicester – or at least get a point. I would settle for a point. But, I simply have not seen a lot to reassure me in our recent performances – apart from Stoke. And, we only drew that one. It does not look good for us but, I still think that our chances of staying up are better than 5 sides below us. But, that does not say a lot positive about West Ham.

  9. Hope you are right Hugh, we need 3 points from somewhere or it will be a season or more in the Championship.

  10. Unlike other sides around us, we don’t have a problem scoring goals, its keeping them out where the problems arise. Hence why we should’ve gone attacking at Man City and hence why we should go attacking at Leicester. Attack being the best form of defence and we proved that when we attacked a Southampton side who now are finding a little bit of continuity.
    With the Caroll problem aside, we shall see from the team sheet Moyes puts out Saturday, what sort of game we are in for?

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