Lethargic players

the lethargy that a lot of players showed last week seems to be endemic at west ham now,i lost count of how many games the players just did not look interested or bothered last season and already after just one game it raises its ugly head again.Now if you put last weeks surrender to being just a one off you hope the players have had a kick up the backside but there bottoms must of been sore after so many kickings last season!!.so we come to this saturday away to southampton who are not at there best at home and have not scored in i think 5 home matches but i am sure are pretty confident they will end that run on saturday,,when you lose like we did last week regardless of the opposition other teams smell blood in the water and already see the weaknesses inherent in this west ham team down the flanks they have redmond/tadic to run at zabaletta and pretty sure cressy will replace arthur this weekend...so you have to wonder what our coaching staff and manager have been working on this week because if we lose again i fear for us already because mentally we are not a strong side,apart from chicharito who never gave up we had 10 others just not at the races....obiang/noble one of those needs to be replaced by young rice ginge can come in for either ogbonna/reid who did not cover themselves in glory last week but that was the same for the whole team bar chciharito...wholesale changes no but players need to no 1 through to 11 no matter who you are or how big a fee was paid for you your out if you dont put the effort in that our traveling support deserves.

Dicks is the man's picture

the manager can't control too much on the pitch but he can and should motivate the players to be ready and energised come kick off. I'm beginning to wonder if Bilic tells them to adopt this rather slow, ponderous approach as if its somehow his game plan…..to bore the opposition into giving up the will to live.

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moore 6 legend's picture

They never seem as fit as other prem clubs lately,and having a 70 year old fitness coach,could be the answer to the problem maybe

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hammergirl's picture

to be the fitness coach young ehthusiastic dreamy errr sorry mind wandered a bit there:-)....but yes having a coach so senior in years makes you wonder if the club have taken to walking football lol.

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Oi HG, I play walking football and we play a lot faster than West Ham do!

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moore 6 legend's picture

Yes joe wicks,SHE'S nice lol

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mcbikeman's picture

the walking dead:-)

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It just feels like it mac

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The team needs to wear the shirt with pride tomorrow & hopefully as rumour has it young declan rice will start...
Totally different opposition to manure & if we dont get a result against them then these players need a good kick up the
jacksy!!

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asheshammer's picture

And I said earlier, Chicharito won't stand for being on a team like that for very long. I really believe if Benitez was at the helm, the team would have to be more motivated. Right now, I sense that they feel they are bigger than Slaven Bilic; they may LIKE him, but they've lost respect for him. So they don't put in the effort. It's a day job for them. Southampton will be a VERY tough match for West Ham. The only thing I think we've got going for us is the way the Van Dijk thing has unsettled them. (I notice Slav is playing mind games with that.) But really, unless West Ham get some cohesion and drive soon, you can write off all the matches until Huddersfield Town, and then who knows? They'll come to the London Stadium with nothing to lose. WAKE UP WEST HAM. Good team on paper, but so far only paper lions on the field.

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asheshammer's picture

Winston "I just signed a six year contract and I'm already 29" Reid says, "I like it here. I'm an easy going guy, and people are pretty easy going around here." Which explains why he was so easy going on Lukaku and Co. as they put 4 past us.

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mcbikeman's picture

When i saw that news yesterday 6 years bloody hell they worried citeh/chelski gonna come in for him now van dijk is being told he aint going nowhere!

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6 year contract at 29,he must feel like xmas has come early...strange decision

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6 year contract one day injured and stretched off the next! Ridiculous contract length at his age! I mean if at 35 he is still good enough for us to play then we have gone no where as a club! This only makes sense if we sell him!

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La Vida Hammer's picture

Speaks volumes, easy life.....more training needed. I think if we loose today there will be a people wanting his job

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