Given everything we read on social media I was pleasantly surprised to hear the audible crowd support for Slaven Bilic.
Even before Kouyate’s crucial goal sections of the London Stadium home crowd were singing “Super Slav, Super Slav, Super Slaven Bilic”.
The song was repeated several things during the game against Swansea City long before we sealed the three points.
Slav – normally entirely absorbed in the game and not showing much reaction – showed his relief and pleasure by lifting his arm in appreciation.
Despite having a tricky second season in charge Slav seems to retain the majority of support from the match going fans and it was great to see supporters to get behind the manager as well as the players.
Slav has spent 89 matches in charge winning 35, drawing 24 and losing 30. His average win ratio is 39.3% at West Ham and a 36% average over the last ten years.
The win ratio is better than the three previous managers under Gold and Sullivan at West Ham. Avram Grant managed 31.91%, Gianfranco Zola was 28.75% while Sam Allardyce 37.57%.
That because probably 75% of the people who post garbage across social media/forums etc don’t go to the games.
It was great to sing it and to be proud of the performance, as mentioned previously I love Slav the bloke and his passion but I am not convinced yet by the manager, he deserves another season and another good transfer window based on last season as a whole but the team were not put under any pressure by Swansea and it is pressing without the ball where the question marks remain, Saturday we were making lots of tackles which was great we need to do that every game not just in do or die games or when we go a goal or more down, the philosophy of the players has to change you need to have that killer instinct / winning mentality if you want to compete at the top of the league, hopefully with a good summer and transfer window he can deliver that and make us all happy because personality wise he is great for us.