We don't do social media much at the Org but Louis always keeps an eye on things, what he just unearthed is something we thought had been left in the past! Some of the responses to Moyes' plea to fans are really disappointing, here is Moyes' statement:
“I want a new club, I want a fresh club which is going to try and challenge all the teams in Europe and in the Premier League. What I do need is big support behind me everywhere I go. I was really disappointed (after hearing about our ban) because our away support has been brilliant in the Premier League and in Europe. We want to be in Europe and we want people to look forward to West Ham coming to play. I see Premier League teams who are in Europe and in the Champions League every year and I don’t see any trouble coming from their supporters. Whether they travel to Madrid, Paris or wherever, I want to be one of those clubs who does that every season. We have to make sure we’re a Club that people want to have and we need the supporters to see that. We have to move on.”
The response from some supposed fans has been that it is inevitable that there will always be s few who WANT to cause trouble, despite the ramifications for genuine fans who just want to travel, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy a European jaunt. To quote the late David Bowie "look at them cavemen go!"
The time has gone when feral young men wearing Bay City Roller trousers could run amok before, during and after games. Their actions should have been consigned to the waste bin ages ago, people should be mindful of the anti-English feeling throughout European football and be prepared to encounter the severe bias that is only exasperated by the thoughtless acts of the few! - Ed