David Sullivan was planning to skip West Ham’s trip to Manchester City yesterday, before the match was postponed, according to a report from Football.London.
The Hammers are in real trouble at the moment, but for once this season, things seemed to go their way over the weekend.
Brighton drew with Watford, whilst Sheffield United beat Bournemouth. So West Ham not playing was not the end of the world.
The are still inside the bottom three, however, so they need to start picking up wins sooner rather than later. The run of games that lie in wait for West Ham really are challenging though.
They face Liverpool away, Southampton at home, Arsenal away, Wolves at home, Tottenham away and Chelsea at home in their next six games. The Hammers also have to play their postponed fixture away at Manchester City at some point.
Nobody really expected us to get anything at the Etihad yesterday, before the game was called-off. And it seems as though co-owner David Sullivan was one of those people.
Football.London claims that the 71-year-old planned to skip going to the game against City before the postponement announcement was made.
West Ham fans are far from happy with the way in which the club is being run. So Sullivan probably wanted to protect himself from a potential fan backlash, had the Hammers been beaten heavily.
And in truth, from a human aspect, nobody can blame him for that.
Let’s hope that the West Ham players start putting in some performances that will get the fans back interested in what’s happening on the football pitch again, rather than off-field matters.