Football FanCast guest columnist Craig Chambers is fed up of the media's witch-hunt against West Ham.
They say you should never kick a team when they are down, but the media have clearly got their sizes 10s out and determined to try and break us. Today's current whacking has come in the form of suggesting that Gianfranco Zola is wanted for the current vacancy at his former club Napoli, following the recent sacking of Donadoni.
The hacks have been out in force since Sunday's draw against Fulham and whether it is suggesting there is unrest between Zola and Nani, or Zola and Duxbury, they are determined to cause rifts and have everyone from the players right through to supporters feeling unsettled and unsure as to what is going on.
Of course we have seen this all before and a few more bad results they'll look to tighten the screw on Zola, but we shouldn't bit on it as our problems have little to do with him, but the circumstances that the club currently find themselves in. At the end of the day this is the same manager who guided us to ninth place and barring a bit of fortune could have easily seen us playing in the Europa League this season. You don't become a bad manager overnight and it is something we should all remember, when we get exposed to their witch-hunt towards the club.
I don't know quite why they choose to do it and why West Ham always appear to be the club they take great pleasure in knocking down. Perhaps if they focused on more important matters, produce some proper football reporting for a change, instead of printing speculative lies with the only intention being to rock the foundations of the football club. I hope the club and supporters stay firm in the face of their provocation and be united in getting behind the football club.