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Opinion: Stats and reason show the reality of doom

We ran a blog from The Cat claiming that social media outrage sackings of managers  were the actions of weak chairmen. Here – in the interest of balance – another of our followers makes his case on our current troubles.

By Hammerpete6

Statistically and objectively we are very likely to end up bottom three and relegated.

Our current set up does not win games. Ironically, the freedom employed in Europe has success, but is put straight back in the cupboard for the league.

In contrast to our risk averse subs, Everton brought on a young player and he won them a point at Chelsea. We have six wins this season. We must assume we need five more. We play five teams around us, three of those away in Bournemouth, Palace and Leicester.

Must win at home are Leeds and Southampton. Meanwhile we have to face Newcastle, Arsenal, Liverpool, Man U and Man C.

If we continue with two DCM and one up top, walking football with no pattern, subbing like for like swaps after 70 mins, then more swaps last 5 mins, no bravery, hand brake on football, we go down and we deserve it.

We are playing like a blank page in a league full of literature. I am so truly disappointed and sad.

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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

5 comments on “Opinion: Stats and reason show the reality of doom

  1. Gloomy! And the prospect of winning the euro conference and avoiding the drop by a point or goal difference is almost as terrifying/disappointing as being relegated as it means DM will be almost certainly be kept on for another two years… along with his prescription-based, tactically sterile, predictably tiresome and overly cautious management style.
    I (almost) welcome relegation if it’s the only way to rid ourselves of the dinosaur?

  2. The media create a narrative , the negatives , it would be a big story for the media for us to go down !. They make the fans want to panic we have a team very capable of going on a winning run . The players just need to stick together with the gaffer and believe in themselves. They are good players , forget the media . We should support the lads , they need . Us fans want hard work , playing for the badge , team spirit , never give up , closing down and attacking as a team . We can do this lads , COYI ⚒ believe ⚒

  3. Totally agree with Hammers in the blood. Keep the faith and don’t let the doom merchants bring you down!

  4. Well gents like you I hope we galvanise, pick creative players sensibly and do it. Like you I will be there as usual roaring the Irons on. I point out the stats as head in the sand won’t change anything, and I would love us to change. I too want to cheer, not be a ‘merchant of doom’. So come on Mr Moyes, who dares wins!

  5. For the players to perform Moyed has to change his sterile defensive approach, if he doesn’t the team will not be able to perform and deliver the results we need. I never doubt professional players desire or will to win but when the manager prohibits them from doing so by being so defensive it becomes totally unacceptable to keep him in his job. Players will find it difficult to perform under such constraints. Moyes has proved he will not change, 15 months of the same dreadful, dire football bring dictated by his negative approach and his refusal to pick a system that suits the qualities we have in our squad The chances of him changing at this stage is small and even if he does it maybe too late now. He should be sacked even now. We will win nothing under his stewardship and we could end up bring relegated.

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