West Ham United are going through a turbulent time, and all eyes will be on the team when David Moyes’s men take on Southampton at St Mary’s on March 31.
It will be the first time that the club have played since the controversy that surrounded the 3-0 defeat to Burnley at the London Stadium.
A handful of pitch invasions took focus away from the game itself, and one of the intruders was forced to the floor by club captain Mark Noble.
Co-chairmen David Gold and David Sullivan were targeted by angry fans from the terraces, with many holding onto anger from the club’s decision to leave Upton Park to move into the Olympic ground in 2016.
Noble tried to get the fans back onside following the incidents, but there is still fury bubbling under the surface of the fanbase.
It does not help that the team have lost their last three Premier League games and sit just two points above relegation with eight games left to play.
Last week, Moyes took the players to Miami for a warm-weather training camp, and now they are back in England, normal sessions have resumed.
In a video published by the club’s social media team, Noble is seen scoring a spectacular volley on the training field, but it has not left every supporter impressed.
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) March 20, 2018
Training looks hard work
— Oli Jones (@OliJ17) March 20, 2018
Do it in a game and I would be impressed, this means nothing
— Nick Roper⚒ (@nickpaulroper1) March 20, 2018
Kick around in the park ?
We are a pub team so unprofessional
— hammerhead (@larryberyl) March 20, 2018
Good at throwing people down but not much else
— ongarhammer (@MehlmanMel) March 20, 2018
We haven’t won a cup since 1980.
— 3rd Man Running (@3rdmanrunning) March 20, 2018
Don't show it too many times, might attract unwanted attention from Barcelona or Real Madrid
— Dipesh Joshi (@dippy_rascal) March 20, 2018
Yer Da thinks you should do it in a game
— Aidan Lonergan (@ajlonergan) March 20, 2018