Already beleaguered West Ham United boss David Moyes has spoken out in defence of the club’s unpopular owners.
West Ham are in crisis on and off the pitch.
Disaffected supporters have been protesting against David Sullivan, David Gold and their vice-chairman Karren Brady.
It comes as West Ham sit outside the bottom three by virtue of a slightly superior goal difference.
That will come under threat when Liverpool’s Red Arrows visit the London Stadium on Wednesday night.
West Ham standing at a crossroads
The game comes 48 hours before the close of the January transfer window.
It is a transfer window that could well define whether West Ham end up staying in the Premier League.
And so far Moyes has only backup goalkeeper Darren Randolph on board.
The Scot has repeatedly insisted he only wants to bring in players who can make a difference (Football London).
Against the backdrop of reports that West Ham have no money to spend (Claret & Hugh) and countless transfer rumours of loan offers, the Hammers faithful are growing increasingly restless.
Supporters are demanding the owners spend money to give West Ham the best possible chance of survival.
Chasm between fans and owners
The club has spent just £27million NET in the last THREE transfer windows to date.
Nothing was spent last January when only out of contract Samir Nasri arrived on a free.
A total of £25million net was spent last summer when Manuel Pellegrini was forced to ship out 11 players – including all five of last season’s strikers – to help fund the signings of Sebastien Haller, Pablo Fornals, Albian Ajeti, Goncalo Cardoso and free transfers Roberto Jimenez and David Martin.
So comments from Moyes defending Sullivan and Gold’s spending last summer will go down like a lead balloon with fans (The Telegraph).
Moyes defends summer spend
“Realistically, not too many, but I would like to add,” Moyes told The Telegraph when asked about potential transfers before Friday’s deadline.
“We could do a few positions, but it’s getting the ones who could go right into the team and hit the ground running, and help us in the position we are in.
“Getting that just isn’t that easy and you have to remember, the club spent a lot of money in the summer.”
As the old saying goes it is not how much you spend, but how you spend it.
But when you spend little and unwisely it is just asking for trouble.
And trouble is exactly what West Ham have got.