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West Ham fans doing their bit after new report names them as the best in the country
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West Ham fans doing their bit after new report names them as the best in the country

West Ham United fans are angry with the team for allowing a promising start to fizzle out but at least they are doing their bit.

West Ham had been widely tipped to challenge the top six this season.

Indeed in some quarters Manuel Pellegrini’s side were backed to push for a top four spot.

The Hammers were also backed to mount a serious challenge to win the League Cup too.

But just as that talk started to gather pace the wheels have rather inevitably come off.

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And like my dreams…

Failure to win any of the last four and back-to-back defeats to Crystal Palace and Everton mean West Ham’s start to the season has been distinctly average given the fixtures played. That is reflected in their place in the table, 10th.

And Pellegrini’s side are also out of the cup after that pathetic 4-0 defeat at Oxford.

Recent matches have also dispelled the ridiculous myth that this is the best West Ham squad for decades.

After a paltry £25million net spend in the summer co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold have sold Pellegrini and West Ham short.

The players look like they have started to believe their own hype too of late.

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‘Best in the country’ Hammers fans doing their bit

But at least the West Ham fans are doing their bit.

That’s according to a new report in The Mirror which names West Ham fans are the best in the country based on statistics.

The report states attendance figures compiled by World Football. And it says West Ham are operating just below a 100% capacity average so far this season.

It it the best record in the country. The Hammers, with an average attendance of 59,917 of their 60,000 capacity, also have the third highest attendance in the Premier League behind Manchester United and Arsenal.

It is further proof, if it were needed, that West Ham fans are amongst the best and most fiercely loyal around.

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Fiercely loyal

West Ham have had the second highest number of season ticket holders in the Premier League ever since their move to the London Stadium with more than 52,000 selling out season tickets for three consecutive campaigns.

They are second to only the mighty Manchester United in that respect.

It also shows just why the club are so keen to raise the capacity at the London Stadium to 66,000.

First the stadium capacity will increase to 62,500. This should be in place for next season. The club will then look to push to a maximum capacity of 66,000 in the 2021/22 season.

All that despite the club not having won a major trophy for 40 years.

And they said we wouldn’t fill it…