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Pelle issues his final pre-Burnley words

Calm down everybody!

Manuel Pellegrini is looking for the same recipe for success as last season – one good performance and hopefully that will come at Burnley later today.

Last year’s four straight defeats at the start of the season are in his mind and with this year being only marginally better at this stage he is looking for the same response.

But first it’s the Clarets – always a tough team to beat and with the Hammers on their worst run since 2017 –   winless in five league games – there;s a mountain to climb today.

The flip side of course is that Burnley have lost last three Premier League games conceding nine goals along the way so expect a game full of passion (hopefully) – fine margins look to be very much the order of the day.

WE await team selection with great anticipation although with so many showing so little form over recent weeks we need to be more than hopeful that Pellegrini has got his mesages through when it really counts.

Speaking ahead of the game at https://www.whufc.com/news/articles/2019/november/09-november/pellegrini-one-good-performance-will-lift-us he said: “It’s a difficult time because we don’t win, but between our position and sixth position is just three points – just one game.

“Of course you cannot be happy if you don’t win in five games, there’s something you are not doing well. I am absolutely sure that we are going to be out of this moment with one good performance, the same as last season.

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” I’m absolutely sure that the fans, even when we are not winning, will always support the Club.

“When you see that out of 17 goals, you have conceded eight or nine from set-pieces, it’s something we’re not doing well.

“You try to work on it during the week but set-pieces are just one second, one moment, from a position. It’s not so easy, but of course, the most amount of goals we are conceding is from set-pieces, so we are working on that.”

He added: “One of the reasons why I came here is because West Ham always play with 60,000 people behind them. That’s why we are a big club. 

“When you have a massive support behind you, that’s makes me want to play as a big team, to improve in the table. That’s why I’m absolutely sure that the fans, even when we are not winning, will always support the Club.”

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9 comments on “Pelle issues his final pre-Burnley words

  1. He is right about the help fans can give to the team. We all remember the shameful events of the Burnley game a couple of seasons back. But it always sounds a bit desperate to me when managers start asking for backing from the fans. Get your team organised & motivated and the fans will follow!!

    • There’s only one way this team needs to get help is get a better 2nd goalkeeper and get rid of that clown Roberto??????( why can’t senior management see this?)

  2. Yes we have conceded too many from set pieces but I fear there is not enough recognition that the quality of our open play hasn’t been anywhere near up to par of late

  3. Pelle can start by putting in Martin instead of Roberto.. reminds me of Alan McNight..

  4. I would write something but what’s the point even with no swearing loads of posts don’t get putt up and I don’t think it’s just me …how can you back a team that’s clearly not just a dip in form..something has to be done ..half time and the games gone …once again disgusting… There is going to be more than unhappy fans in a min ..ironic that it’s at Burnley AGAIN

  5. We are 3-0 down and he takes off Anderson, why not take off a CM for Lanzini. I am sad to have to say this but we have a manager who refuses to change his system to the detriment of the team. This will lead to relegation so it is time to get rid of him now before it gets even worse. His signings apart from Anderson have been bang average.

  6. It’s time to sack that useless old man.
    He hasnt got a clue of how to get the team playing, besides backpasses and sidepasses in defence.
    It’s a sackable offence alone to buy Roberto and Fornals

  7. Pellegrini has got to go. 7 games without a win and with the money spent is sacking form. Had this been Moyes, Bilic or Fat Sam…

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