Jittery July Six Games Between 1st-18th

West Ham United's interrupted Barclays Premier League season finally grinds to a halt on Sunday the 26th of July at the Bowl of Misery with a game against fellow relegation candidates Aston Villa, by which time one or both clubs will either sink or swim, their respective fates may well be out of their hands by then anyway!

Due to the remaining FA Cup matches that have to be played, David Moyes' team do not play until the 'home' fixture against Chelsea on the 1st of July, fortunatley Chelsea have not only the FA Cup but are also still in the hunt for European competition, champions league picks has them well placed, after that the games come fast and furious..six games in eighteen days! Chelsea 1st, Newcastle 5th, Burnley 8th, Norwich 11th, Watford 15th and Manchester Utd on the 18th. Considering how difficult it has been to assemble a fully fit team for any part of the season, the medical staff will have to work miracles in order to be able to provide the players required for the relegation dog fight that awaits, bearing in mind their previous record things do not bode well.

After two friendlies ahead of project restart everything seemed to be rosy, the the inevitable Hammers injury curse struck, it was common knowledge that Angelo Ogbonna was having fitness difficulties, but suddenly record signing Sebastian Haller picked up an injury that was first described as a hip injury but was later re diagnosed as a groin injury, make your mind up medical team! Simultaneously club stalwart Robert Snodgrass 'picked up' a back injury that now appears will keep him out for the remainder of the season, what was he picking up that forced the injury, a double decker bus?

Unfortunately the immediate future looks rather bleak ahead of the Chelsea game, let's see why. Promising youngster Jeremy Ngakia has jumped ship and sold his soul, Ogbonna is still a doubt as is Haller and Snoddy is out, therefore essentially four out of the ten outfield players who showed some signs of form prior to the season's suspension will NOT be available for the forthcoming 'run in'. It's not really a run in is it? More like an unassisted parachute jump without a back up, if West Ham need 'something' against Villa on the last day of the season to survive it would be par to the course of what has been a truly miserable experience.

Hopes of flying high may have to be held for future games against the likes of other fallen giants like Forest and Derby once the club is in the Championship, but at least they have both won the equivalent to the Champion's League! - Ed

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Agreed Nev, but it looks possible that the last game v the Villa could decide the last place in the drop and to be honest at the moment they are performing better than us but then again all teams are performing better than us.

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This run in is very possibly the end of what has been the worst time in my 50 years supporting the club,would even say worst time in the clubs history,since we left the Boleyn,the flattness and lack of enthusiasm is unreal,its not just been poor this season,its been like it since the removal truck left Green Street,so what we are witnessing now is the inevitable outcome of how the club has been guided,i cannot see us scoring in this remainder of games,if we do happen to survive,next season will be the same as this,just prolonging more pain,it would be as good to end this now,to build again,however long it takes,and enjoy some competitive games,not watching this flat dross,its just too much to take.

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Dogshit at the moment,need a miracle to stay up expect journeys to the likes of rotherham next season.....

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millwall

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I see three games that our Premier League lives rest on. Norwich, Watford and Villa and even 2 of those teams we rarely turn up for. Any points in the other games will be icing on the cake which is well and truly half baked. We are a shambles, a pale image of what we should be and the Dave's have really done a number on this club. We were warned but f*** is that truth coming home to roost! Gonna be a really uncomfortable month July and right in the middle of poxy winter in Australia. My mood can't get much lower.

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