West Ham United fans are suffering this season and relegation is now a very real possibility.
In fact after the calamitous 3-3 draw against Brighton last time out many West Ham fans feel it is inevitable.
The truth is while many supporters felt the club needed more additions in the summer, nobody saw things getting this bad.
Doom and gloom has engulfed the London Stadium since the club went nearly three months without a win after beating Manchester United in September.
Now, with three months of the season remaining, West Ham are in the bottom three and facing daunting back-to-back away games against Manchester City and Liverpool.
Dark clouds gather over West Ham
A large section of supporters are deeply unhappy with the club’s owners David Sullivan and David Gold.
Fans staged a protest before the game with Everton and plan to do so again before the Southampton match at the end of the month.
Those supporters want Gold and Sullivan to sell up to owners with more ambition who can run the club in line with their expectations.
Gold infuriated fans when he liked a tweet calling West Ham fans ‘morons’ at the weekend.
Read: ‘Morons’ West Ham co-owner David Gold comes under fire for liking controversial post mocking fans
Supporters are not happy with the appointment of David Moyes. Many cannot stand the London Stadium and feel promises were broken over their move there from Upton Park.
Psycho offers words of encouragement for Hammers fans
West Ham fans are in desperate need of a pick-me-up.
And they got one from club legend David Cross.
Cross is 11th on West Ham’s all-time top scorer list having netted 97 goals during a five-year spell in East London, during which he was the FA Cup in 1980.
Speaking on Twitter, Cross – affectionately nicknamed Psycho by Hammers fans – reassured them that THEY and not the manager, owners, players, stadium or even relegation will define them as a club.
‘The fans ARE the club’
“The first Cup Final I ever saw. 1964. 13 years old. Never dreamt I would be lucky enough to play for that Great Club,” Cross said on Twitter at the weekend.
“The club is about the fans and what they represent.
“It’s not the players. It’s not the managers. It’s not the owners. It’s the fans who ARE the club, and that’s why it will always be a great club.”
The first Cup Final I ever saw. 1964. 13 years old. Never dreamt I would be lucky enough to play for that Great Club. https://t.co/jiUAeV8D9N
— David Cross (@DCross_psycho9) February 1, 2020
The club is about the fans and what they represent. It’s not the players. It’s not the managers. It’s not the owners. It’s the fans who ARE the club, and that’s why it will always be a great club. https://t.co/KAdS0W2l3Z
— David Cross (@DCross_psycho9) February 2, 2020