West Ham United are two games into the English Premier League season and find themselves rooted to the bottom with zero points and a minus five goal difference.
While admittedly their start to the season has been tougher than most, with a trip to Old Trafford and then to St Mary’s, Hammers fans have been left desperately disappointed and it appears the complaints of last season are again creeping into their thinking.
Southampton bested them 3-2 on Saturday, scoring an injury time penalty to break the Irons’ hearts after they’d done so well to make the comeback to 2-2 from 2-0 down through a Javier Hernandez double.
Their task on the day was not made easier by Marko Arnautovic either, whose elbow gave the referee no choice but to send him off in the 33rd minute.
For some fans though there are no excuses and many are rapidly losing patience with manager Slaven Bilic, who desperately needs wins over Cheltenham Town and Newcastle United over the next week to keep the pressure off.
Supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts on it all…
Seems to be that many use the board as a scapegoat, this year Bilic has been backed in the market, there are no excuses. #WHUFC
— WHUFC Bulletin (@whufcbulletin) August 19, 2017
— Clare Coops (@clarethecoops) August 20, 2017
Bilic's first 6 months were some of the finest months I've experienced as a fan. Since then it has been downhill. Time to go for me. #WHUFC
— YEO (@KEITHYEO) August 19, 2017
Our fans are too emotionally attached to Slaven Bilic. Time to look at things analytically. #WHUFC
— freddie bonfanti (@freddiebonfa) August 19, 2017
— Simon Benbow (@Slothie_Bee) August 19, 2017
I'm sorry but I saw someone blame the board? Someone explain? I don't like the board but they've done their job. BILIC HASNT #WHUFC
— Simply Arnautovic (@SimplyArnie2) August 19, 2017
If Bilic cant quickly get better performances out of this team… 👀 #whufc
— Tom Stevens (@Stevens1302) August 19, 2017
#WHUFC ever since Bilic took over our defence has been awful. Regularly conceding 2 or more goals late in game.
— kevin mousley (@kevinmousley) August 19, 2017