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West Ham 'a shambles', say pundits

Filed: Tuesday, 31st October 2017
By: Staff Writer

Sky Sports duo Jamie Carragher and Phil Neville believe West Ham might be on the way to the Championship having endured a poor start to the current campaign.

The former Liverpool and Manchester United players tore into West Ham's current set-up following the 2-2 draw at Crystal Palace on Saturday - and suggesting that relegation could be on the cards as a result of having taken just nine points from the opening 10 games.

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"There are a lot of teams down the bottom of the league you could make a case for survival," said Carragher. I'm struggling with West Ham. It's a shambles.

"[Saturday's game] will have felt like a defeat. Six players ahead of the ball and four versus two at the back post. It is a disgrace that you find yourself in that situation.

"Then you see that in the last minute; you're fighting for your lives against another rival and you've got people bombing forward to get a goal and then jogging back.

"West Ham are getting a little bit too close to comfort to the teams we've slaughtered over the years. Your Sunderlands, your QPRs. We watched them against Brighton and their application was really poor.

"They're the team I would massively worry about in terms of relegation, because it doesn't seem like there's much there. It looks a bit of a shambles behind the scenes at times for me. It just seems like a lot of players just thrown together without any real thought."

Meanwhile fellow pundit Neville also accused the players of faling to show sufficient desire in the closing moments of the Selhurst Park draw. "When we see this you point back to those teams, Sunderland, QPR, Aston Villa," he added.

"They make you sick to the pit of your stomach because it's a privilege to play football, and the idea that you jog back, you don't run back, at 2-1 up.

"The manager is fighting for his life, the fans are all there to run. It's unbelievable. That's where you become really critical and you feel like it's a let down."

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