Hammers recent League form has resembled a runaway train going in the wrong direction for so long that it is in danger of running itself over! No matter how it is viewed, the club's form has been little short of atrocious with NO sign of improvement despite a raft of what seemed like shrewd summer signings.
For various reasons the new signings have only served to drag the club closer to the relegation zone as opposed to the upper reaches of the Premier League as they were originally intended. How and why could it all have gone so horribly wrong?
The route cause is easy to see from the outside, but 'outsiders looking in' often get their facts mixed up and perhaps things aren't as crystal clear as they seem. What IS incontrovertible is the fact that unless something is done very quickly the club will be plying it's trade in the Championship next season!
The thought of hosting 'lower league' Championship games in a stadium built for fools and run by fools is a serious prospect, one that will most likely come to fruition without serious decisions being made now, not in the future. The club have been looking forward to giving the late David Gold a right old East End send off, but a strange twist of fate has meant that there haven't been any games hosted at the perpetually unnamed and unsponsored stadium since Mr Gold's demise.
Saturday's crunch game against David Moyes' old club Everton will have a pivotal effect, ironically Everton's under pressure manager is ex-Hammer Frank Lampard who's bridges with the club have been well and truly incinerated! At the end of the game, one or both managers could well get their marching orders irrespective of the result.
A draw would help no one, it would merely extend the misery BOTH managers are enduring, how much more are they willing to take? Lampard had an incredibly successful career as a player and his managerial career might have continued in an upward spiral had he not been 'Chavskied', a fate that has befallen a raft of top managers, most of which would, with the exception of Lampard, have been welcomed with opened arms by the Hammers faithful.
We always tried to be supportive of David Moyes during his tenure, but enough is enough. The time really has come for changes, there are just enough games left for a new manager to come in and achieve a mid table respectable finish while still 'enjoying' an FA Cup run and a good run in the Europa League's poorer cousin!
Saturday will be a game of mixed emotions, a grand send off for David Gold and most likely an ignominious departure of another David, David Moyes who has been drinking in the last chance saloon, with a thin ice floor for far too long - Ed