All I’ve seen on Twitter and social media over the last couple of weeks is people blaming Kevin Nolan for West Ham’s run of bad form. I agree that he’s not in the greatest form at the moment and he defiantly plays better when he has a target man to play off of, which is actually when the whole team plays best.
That’s the way we have worked for a few years now but we don’t have that at the moment which is leading to the struggles. There is no explanation for the defeat at Norwich and the difference from the first half to the second, I don’t think anyone is able to explain .
Every player including Kevin played so well first half and we won’t know why everything changed in second half but we can’t just blame one person, it’s not fair on anyone. Everyone is using Nolan as a scapegoat just because he’s not playing his best and it’s getting ridiculous. Diame and Matt Jarvis are not playing their best either but because Sam has stopped playing them and kept Kevin everyone’s gone mad.
It’s well known that Sam and Kevin have a close relationship but what’s wrong with that? Playing Nolan as a fake number 9 is not going to make him look great because he’s not a striker. When the whole team is back in the form we know they can be, Nolan will be one of our best players. He is already a fantastic captain and holds our team together at times and sticks up for team members a lot.
There’s not a doubt in my mind that he should be playing every week. All these jokes that he’s fat, just aren’t funny. Fans are so frustrated that the team are not doing well they are blaming him and that’s not the way it should be.
We should all be getting behind every player in the team because that’s how good West Ham fans are. We get behind our team better than any other so that should mean getting behind every player. I hope in the coming weeks we get our form back and fans can start being positive again, and what better way to start than playing a team that gave us such amazing memories last year.