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Last Chance Saloon With A Thin Ice Floor!

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Submitted by nevillenixon on Thu, 19/01/2023 - 15:44

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

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What happens if the Hammers win? Moyes stays another week? Just delaying the inevitable. With Newcastle, Tottenham & Chelsea on the horizon Moyes is definitely drinking in the last chance saloon. Perhaps defeat to Everton would not be a bad thing. To be sure to be sure!!

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Dartford Bhoy's picture

First of all Enfield I will need a drink if that happens! As I will not be there in person I will want at least two sources to confirm the score!!!

Secondly, and I cant take the credit, if thats the right expression, the thought I think from Hammerchat is that Moyes is on a "Game by game" contract meaning he will be fired as soon as we lose or keeps the job when we are "technically" safe.

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Win or lose Dartford,its a situation that needs dealing with,you know i dont like the manager merry go round,but this cant carry on,if we win this one, big chances are we will lose the next,so just prolonging the pain,i would like to give someone at this club a piece of my mind,yes i would,once started i dont think i could stop 58 years of it would come out......You not being there mate hey,you will remember though the icy cold early evening,after getting thumped,walking along the bridge or beside the Canal,only to drink more Ice Beer dont help,thick frost here,every morning,Essex has been like the Arctic,im feeling it more now as the years go by......Proper Brass Monkey Hey 65.

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Dartford Bhoy's picture

Many years supporting West Ham through thin and thin! Memories of that crap walk from the BoM to the station. Then meeting other supporters on the way home taking the micky as we have lost yet again :o(

26 degrees today, sunny with Simpson style clouds! Being by the coast the clouds blow in and out.... appy daz!!!

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I tell you what will happen Enfield,if we beat Everton,Moyes will go back to them and Fat Frank comes back to us.........No its not even funny is it lol

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I’ve been supportive of Moyes but his tactics are too dated, there’s no plan B, that’s why it’s time to go, get some young fresh blood in. It’s the same thing every week it’s not working now because it was the same last year , we been found out because nothing changes, hit it long for Antonio to counter and trip over himself, hit it long for Bowen to try to cut onto his left to shoot or try to get Benni to dribble round everyone and shoot.
I think Ings could be good in the short term but Bowen, benni and pacqeta need to find him rather than try to solo a goal , mix it up a bit I think I’m trying to say
It has to be a win tomorrow, nothing else , we are at home ffs !

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Your right mate,i wouldnt be surprised,if we get to half time and we are losing and Ings is on the bench,i for one will have to leave,it happened at the Brentford game,2 nil down on the half hour,hundreds of us walked out.

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I'd love it if Ings started got a goal or 2 & the other players were right up for it! Be a joy to see you & all our loyal supporters have one saturday at the B of M having a great day for a change!! We all know what it's like supporting Westham we are usually shit but now & again we have one great day that makes it all worth it! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you mate!!

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Yes your right mate one great game,we think all is well,we put all the crap behind us,corners have been turned,will never lose again,that really is the West Ham way....But deep down we know,as the next game we Go Back To The Future,us old school dont need crystal balls,though mine felt like that this week with this weather lol.......We know whats coming,cant keep papering over the cracks.

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boogerscaravan's picture

I've been cogitating over the possibility of Sean Dyche taking over as manager?

I have to admit there's a part of me that likes the idea. He does like a predominantly English/British first 11. So don't know how that would affect the status quo?

A safe stable pair of hands perhaps????

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North Herts Hammer's picture

i agree but it won’t happen i think shame

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