West Ham United are in a mess at the moment, and things are going to get worse before they get better.
This month’s fixtures — we’ve already played Manchester City and now face Chelsea and Arsenal — mean we could well need to beat Stoke and Newcastle to avoid being bottom at Christmas.
The fans are understandably not happy, and the on-field situation only emphasises the underlying issue the supporters have with the board and the way the club is being run following the move to the Olympic Stadium.
David Moyes was hardly anyone’s first choice to take over from Slaven Bilic and other club’s are laughing at us. Which is precisely why we need to unite now.
Protests, which will feel good but achieve very little, need to b put to one side while we get behind the manager and players to help us avoid the drop.
drop. Right now West Ham need to focus 100 per cent on staying in the Premier League. Achieve that and we can have a real debate about the future of the club next summer.
The alternative is Championship football and, as the likes of Leeds United, Sheffi eld Wednesday and Derby County prove, that comes with no guarantee that we will make a swift return.
The stakes are too high for us to lose focus. We need to stay United.