Newly appointed West Ham coach Kevin Nolan suggested that he has already seen enough to know that the Hammers will avoid relegation, when speaking exclusively to WHUFC.com. And some West Ham fans have taken to Twitter in response to his comments.
The Hammers are currently in real trouble. They are sitting in 18th spot in the Premier League table, one point adrift of safety. They do have a game in hand on some of the teams above them, however.
The bad news is that that game is away to Manchester City next Wednesday.
There is plenty of doom and gloom reverberating around the media regarding West Ham’s current plight.
Nolan wasn’t having any of it, however, when speaking to WHUFC.com:
“I’ve seen enough from the lads in training. They know the task ahead and this has been the first week where the gaffer has been able to have a real input in what he wants to show so we’re hoping we’ll be able to see some good, positive stuff. We’ve all been in these situations before, we all know what is needed and we’re very confident that we can get there come the end of the season.”
That kind of confidence is refreshing to hear, but let’s just hope that it isn’t misplaced confidence from the former Hammers ace.
After the City game on Wednesday, West Ham travel to Liverpool, before playing host to Southampton. They then play away at Arsenal before welcoming Wolves to the London Stadium. Their horror run of fixtures is capped off with a trip to Tottenham and a home game against Chelsea.
And some Hammers fans don’t seem to share Nolan’s optimism…
The irony when new backroom staff join the club and declare after a week that they have seen enough from the West Ham players that they will definitely avoid relegation, when the fans of the club have seen them lose comprehensively to Burnley, Oxford and Crystal Palace. Hilarious
— Josh Verrills (@WestHamJoshV) February 11, 2020
Unfortunately us fans have seen enough to know relegation is almost certain. The only positive is that Paul Merson “worries about us”
— Fortunes Always Hiding ⚒ 🏳️🌈 ⚽️ (@IanDeakin16) February 11, 2020
Interview took place at 03:00 on Saturday morning in the kebab house opposite faces nightclub.
— ⚒ Nick Killington ⚒ (@nick80uk) February 12, 2020
Lol I haven’t!
— Sam Brooks (@Sambrooks90) February 11, 2020
Maybe he’s been watching the U23s
— Torrid Times ⚒⚒⚒ (@torrid_times) February 11, 2020
I’ve been watching them for 20 years and all signs point to relegation for me.
— USCDNHammer (@UscdnH) February 11, 2020
Makes one of us
— Geeza (@mastageezacunt) February 11, 2020
You wait til you them on the pitch.. soon change your mind mate!
— terry andrews (@terrywhufc) February 12, 2020
I think most fans have seen enough to say they will 😂🤦🏻♂️
— Ian Baloo (@baloocifer) February 12, 2020
Wait until we play next he might change his mind
— Hucks (@Hucks17) February 12, 2020