Something in particular is reportedly really worrying key West Ham figures behind closed doors as shocking Premier League form continues.
That’s according to insider Dean Jones who told Give Me Sport that Hammers figureheads are really wary of a big drop-off after two successful campaigns.
David Moyes has received plenty of criticism from the West Ham fans so far this season, and rightly so. His decision making, tactics and team selections have been baffling at times.
It’s little wonder as to why. A deep malaise seems to have set in at West Ham, and that’s nothing new for the fans. This has been happening for quite some time now, aside for some memorable nights in Europe against Sevilla and Lyon.
Can Moyes turn it around? Can the players excavate themselves from the current mess that they’re in? It seems as though there are real problems at the club at the moment. And the powers that be are really concerned…
Something is really worrying key West Ham figures behind closed doors
West Ham have lost five, drawn one and won one of our opening seven Premier League games.
The big concern as far as I’m concerned is Moyes’s refusal to drop the players who are letting him down week in, week out. His old favourites if you will.
Pablo Fornals, Vladimir Coufal, Tomas Soucek, Aaron Cresswell and Jarrod Bowen have all been absolutely awful this season. Yet they play every single week. Something has to give, and fast.
Dean Jones has told Give Me Sport that behind closed doors, West Ham figureheads are really concerned about the recent drop-off in form and results:
They’ve obviously had a couple of very successful years and they don’t want to drop off. I think that’s what they’re fearful of. As they’re now having to rebuild the squad and bring in new players, there’s just that concern that the players that come in don’t totally understand how they got to the heights of making it into the Europa League.
It’s Wolves up next for West Ham, and nothing less than a win will do.
Following the game against Wolves, the Hammers face clashes with Fulham, Southampton, Liverpool and Bournemouth.
That run of five games will define our season. 10 points or so from those games and we can look to kick on again and challenge for the top seven.
If we lose three or more of those matches though, the pressure on Moyes may well be too much for him to handle.
The reported concerns at West Ham behind closed doors are totally understandable.
The onus is now on Moyes and his players to turn things around.