West Ham are bang in trouble at the moment. We are currently deeply entrenched in a relegation battle.

And with some incredibly tough games on the horizon, the outlook is rather bleak.

There are plenty of issues on the pitch that David Moyes needs to address, and fast.

But it is the off-field problems that are perhaps the more serious out of the two. The disconnect between the board and the fans has never been greater.

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David Sullivan and David Gold (Photo by Mark Robinson/Getty Images)

Hammers fans in revolt

The West Ham faithful are fed up with the manner in which their club is being run, and rightly so.

They have been lied to time and time again. Promises have failed to be fulfilled, and the Hammers fans want Sullivan and Gold to either sell up or drastically change the way in which they operate.

A real problem is that a band of ex players really don’t seem to get why the West Ham fans are so frustrated.

Steve Lomas told the Sun last week that the fans need to get behind the board:

“Always be careful what you wish for. I’m sure David Gold and David Sullivan will admit they’ve made mistakes but I don’t think it’s out of ­malice. They don’t want the club struggling and anybody who thinks they do is an idiot.”

And Lomas wasn’t the only one

Paul Konchesky shared a similar message, when speaking to talkSPORT:

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Paul Konchesky (Photo by Kieran Galvin/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

“West Ham is a passionate club. At the moment, the fans are obviously struggling, they’re not doing too great in the league and the owners are always going to get it. We know when they left Upton Park the fans said it wasn’t a good thing from the owners, and now that they’re struggling in the Premier League in the new stadium, the fans are going to have a go for the owners. But they need to get behind them. They’re at West Ham and they’ve put their money in, so we need to back everyone.”

Tony Gale is another one who has been urging the fans to stop with their protests, as quoted by the Sun:

“The away end is where you feel the vibe and get the real sense of what fans are thinking. I understand their frustrations but I can also see the adverse effect it has on the team. I played when the whole bond scheme drama was going on in the early 1990s. There were boos, we were aware of things going on in the crowd. Going back to that won’t help. And we can’t have a repeat of what happened in the infamous Burnley game.”

Some West Ham fans are not happy with being told how to support their club.

We support the team…not the regime. That’s the sentiment that has been echoing from the club’s fanbase in recent weeks and months.

And some Hammers fans took to Twitter in reaction to the recent pleas from some of their ex-players…

And the tweets kept coming…

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