I’m not sure whether the optimism the support displayed ahead of the season starting has totally gone or whether it’s just been slightly eroded.
After all, we’re only two games into what is a long season, a marathon and not a sprint is the terminology usually used.
But, after the 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Bournemouth, our new goalkeeper, Fabianski, has asked for the support to get behind the team, using social media to comment:
"We need our fans to keep believing in the team, because this group of players has quality and, with a little more work, we will see the effects on the pitch."https://t.co/g6phewHVcu
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) August 20, 2018
But the tweet hasn’t been universally applauded by the Hammers support, with something of a mixed reaction.
Amongst the positive ones we stumbled across the following:
Absolutely. A repeat of our attitude last season will be detrimental to our success. While I was disappointed with Anderson on Saturday, chanting "You're a waste of money" will not help us finish top half/top 6 (not saying anyone did that at the game, But we have in the past)
— Keenan Burr (@keenan_burr) August 20, 2018
It does take time, Guardiola took time when he was new at clubs
— Amandeep Stevens (@dilemma1979) August 20, 2018
Both comments are perfectly true, as another saying goes, Rome wasn’t built in a day.
However, there are those who are longer in the tooth who fear more of the same we have witnessed over the last couple of seasons:
More than a little work well wait and see because we have been waiting for God knows how long I think the fans just wanna see a win
— West ham Stew (@stew_ham) August 20, 2018
Yes, we do and we can be an impatient lot, but, if the club is to move forward on a common path, perhaps the tweet below sums it up perfectly:
We believe ⚒ #WestHam
— Marek Kopczyński (@MarekMoses) August 20, 2018