The players must take their share of the blame for this

I think it was inevitable that Slaven Bilic was going to get the sack to be honest.

I think it was inevitable that Slaven Bilic was going to get the sack to be honest.

Looking back, his final two games felt like a stay of execution. The Brighton game was the watershed moment I think. That was the game where I felt it was time to say goodbye. I felt he could’ve gone after the game.

It’s always sad when a manager goes but I think the majority of West Ham fans agree that something had to be done.

It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly where it went wrong for Bilic. I think the move from the Boleyn to the Olympic Stadium didn’t help.

Equally the Payet saga took a toll on Bilic. We didn’t really replace him and I think it’s only now that we see how good he was for us – when he actually wanted to play.

Some of the buck has to stop with the players too. Post-Bilic, you would have thought that we would we would have picked up more than one point from our games against Watford, Leicester and Everton.

Had you asked me before we played them, I’d have said we’d get at least four points. It now it feels like we will be playing catch up all season.

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