West Ham’s problem at the moment is clear to a blind man!
There’s too many mistakes at the back and a lot of panicky defending going on and it has to stop. Mistakes are becoming heightened because they keep leading to goals and I am starting to feel a little sorry for the manager.
I was glad to hear him mention it very forthrightly today because there’s too many experts out there with theories which are just daft. Our problems are being caused by defenders diving in when they should be standing off.
Sunderland scored one very good goal on Saturday from a free kick but the second was down to another mistake although the finish was good.
In the end we should have got a third goal such was our dominance in the second half. There was plenty of composure and patience but sadly we couldn’t kill them off when I had the feeling they were there for the taking.
I see an awful lot of Premier League football and you can’t beat it for excitement but it’s wide open this year and a team like the Hammers can definitely come through and make a real impact.
Clubs are being a lot more careful who they buy and the fees they pay. We did our homework well and came up with Dimi Payet who is a brilliant player and unlikely to become a big target for other clubs at his age.
Johan Cabaye is another decent buy at Palace and it will be interesting to see who is the most effective of him or Payet when we meet after the international break.
For all the mistakes, trus me, this is as good a Hammers squad as we’ve had for several years and a op six or seven finish is within our capabilities.