Daily Telegraph journalist Matt Law has delivered a scathing assessment on the situation at West Ham United following their 1-0 FA Cup defeat against Championship outfit West Brom on Saturday.
Speaking on Sunday Supplement, Law described the Hammers as a “shambles” and openly criticised the club’s training facilities, their stadium, their scouting system and the size of David Moyes’ backroom staff. He went on to suggest that if the east London outfit were relegated from the Premier League this season that they could go on to “fall apart”.
The Guardian writer Jonathan Liew also had his say on the Irons, criticising their owners by claiming that the club was being “ran like a fruit stall” when highlighting that the underachieving outfit were recently ranked 18th on the Deloitte Money League (BBC Sport).
It has certainly been a torrid campaign so far for West Ham. They were forced to sack manager Manuel Pellegrini back in December after a run of nine defeats in 12 saw them plummet down the league table (BBC Sport).
Moyes replaced the Chilean but so far he has failed to have the desired impact, winning just one of his four matches in charge in the Premier League (Transfermarkt) and he has now overseen elimination from the FA Cup.
Most fans on social media thoroughly agree with Law’s assessment of the situation at the club and the criticism of their owners David Gold and David Sullivan. Indeed, several have taken to Twitter to praise the journalist for speaking out about it in the media. Here is what some had to say…
Finally the media is highlighting the pathetic owners. Big Protest coming.
— Hammer93 (@Hammer_1993_) January 26, 2020
Truths finally being reported … would this of happened had we won against Leicester and West Brom?… Small solace …but now there is potentially a big story for the journo’s they will be all over it regardless of gsb’s contacts in the media…expect exposes in the future
— nevo (@crumplednev) January 26, 2020
Finally people apart from the fans are starting to notice. Thanks so much @Matt_Law_DT
— Nick Browne (@browne_nick) January 26, 2020
Thank you Matt & Sunday supplement. Finally we have someone reporting the truth why us fans are so unhappy. The club has been slowly dismantled with the board making the odd £30mil + signing so the outsiders think they are investing in the club. It’s all one big smokescreen
— Lewis Allen ⚒ (@_Lewis_A) January 26, 2020
Genuinely refreshing to hear proper journalists talking about the proper mismanagement that is going on at West Ham from the very top. Sullivan, Brady and Gold are the enemy here and need exposing.
— Ray Coster (@coster_ray) January 26, 2020
Brilliant Matt, the plight of the club under this disgraceful board needs highlighting properly.
They have too much influence in the media which needs addressing .
— Richard (@Richardod64) January 26, 2020
Its great to hear the media say the truth, we are a shambles of a club run by money men who treat it as a cash cow. #GSBOUT
— Cheekster (@cheekychambers) January 26, 2020
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