West Ham sit in the Premier League relegation zone and are heading towards the drop but a former player in Steve Lomas has shown support for the board.
Indeed, Hammers fans recently staged a protest against the way the club was being run ahead of the clash against Everton, expressing their understandable frustrations. Given their current position, the possibility of relegation is very real, and after the owners promised progress on and off the field after completing a move to the London Stadium, instead the club has gone backwards.
Lomas may be trying to think positively and instil belief in the fan base but West Ham have wasted millions this season with signings like six-goal Sebastien Haller and the sacking of Manuel Pellegrini.
David Moyes has offered no discernible improvement with just one league win from six games, so things certainly don’t look good for the east London outfit, despite what their former captain thinks.
Speaking to The Sun, Lomas said:
“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.
“Until the end of the season, get behind the club, get behind the manager, get behind the players and then they [the fans] can voice their opinions.”
While Lomas is advocating for support which could prove helpful in the team’s attempts to stay up, he is neglecting the fact that West Ham supporters have had to endure mistakes from the board for several years now.
David Gold and David Sullivan have already overseen one relegation from the Premier League and the Hammers have largely struggled under their ownership, with five managers in six years suggesting as much is true. As a result, it is unlikely that many West Ham fans will agree with their former player, particularly as there is already a movement underway to get Gold, Sullivan and Karen Brady out of the club.
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