Not getting any easier, is it?

So it's come to this. Five games left, two that Avram Grant does not believe we can win and three more that the rest of us doubt we can win.

We haven't won three league games on the trot since 2008 and we haven't won three from five since a spell that started on Boxing Day the same season - so why does anyone think we can suddenly produce a miracle?

Because that is what is needed now after the spiritless, spineless, painful capitulation of the last two games against Bolton and Aston Villa.

We've got Danny Gabbidon swearing at fans on Twitter - maybe someone asked him why he didn't compete in the air against Gabby Agbonlahor for Villa's injury time winner - and Grant showing just why he should have been sacked in January and any month previously.

I actually stopped writing my views over the past few weeks because I was being accused of being negative and we should all be pulling together. Fair point. But I've been pulling together, as have family and friends, but frankly it's hard to believe that the team and management are pulling together.

These last two games (probably more) have been the pits. Over 3,000 Hammers fans went to Bolton and were stunned by the lack of fight and moral fibre. It was the first game in 50 years - apart from one match at the old Den when a full scale riot was going on and bottles were fizzing around my head - that I have left early.

Nine minutes to be precise. I'd seen enough, if the players were not going try, why should I. I felt bad about that and waited until the end against Villa, wondering how we would react to that last seconds goal.

Manchester United would have thrown themselves forward in frantic desperation, Liverpool - at Arsenal on Sunday - reacted in just the same way, and won a penalty and a point. West Ham, nothing, we didn't even get the ball into Villa's box.

We should have had another penalty, when Richard Dunne shoved over Carlton Cole - no, Mark Halsey, it wasn't shoulder to shoulder. But we should have seen Vidic sent-off when we were 2-0 ahead against Manchester United in the last home game - refereeing has just become a sick joke.

But no sicker than the lack of planning, organisation, commitment and effort from our lovely boys of late. I thought we had a defensive coach in Wally Downes, but we are still letting in shocking goals at the back.

Since that FA Cup defeat at Stoke, when we were cheated out of victory, nothing has gone right.

Now Stoke are in the Cup Final and we are going nowhere, seemingly, but down. It will be good to see Carlos Tevez lifting the cup for Manchester City. Good luck, pal, you deserve it.

There is so much wrong with us at the moment, it's hard to know where to start. The 4-3-3 formation does not work. We leave too much space in front of our full backs, who get attacked constantly without support.

We have conceded more headed goals than any other Premier League team this season, and still we don't contest crosses, stop them coming in or cut them out. Robert Green, for all his heroics, does not command his area and Matthew Upson, and now Gabbidon, constantly lose out in the air. Two more headed goals against Villa and not a challenge on Agbonlahor or Darren Bent.

Now we could do with Bent up front. Oh, I forgot, some of our fans made it clear to Alan Curbishley that they didn't want a player from Charlton, he wasn't good enough. But look at him now, he might well get into our attack.

It has, in fact, all gone wrong since Scott Parker got into the England set-up. Nobody would deny him a last chance of a proper international career and maybe a major finals next summer. But I went to Cardiff for the Wales game with only one thing in my head - please don't get injured, Scotty.

I should have known better. We have lost Dean Ashton due to international duty injury and Thomas Hitzlsperger for much of the season for the same reason. Parker returned from England duty with a calf injury and more damage to the shoulder injury he has been playing with for weeks.

He clearly didn't look fit against Manchester United or Bolton - and he could take some blame for both Daniel Sturridge goals because he just couldn't get close enough to the young striker.
He wasn't fit enough to face Villa - an Achilles injury now - and may not play again until those last three games of the season, at home to Blackburn and Sunderland and away to Wigan. The games Grant seems to be targeting.

But then the bottom line is that Grant probably knows he is going and may even have a new job lined up if the strong rumours about returning to Chelsea as director of football are to believed. And with his Russian-Israeli mates behind him, there's every chance that rumour is true.

And does anyone believe that agents and advisors for our first team players are not already sounding clubs out about taking on our stars? Ask yourself this, how many of our current first team squad will not be playing in the Premier League next season?

The vast majority I would suggest. The loan players will be long gone too. It's us, the fans, who will be relegated, while the current owners take the chance to slash the wage bill.

One of the Davids said recently that they left Birmingham with no one paid more that ?20,000 a week. That's Championship wages for Championship players. It's the future for us too if this current bunch don't start fighting for the shirt.

But then we have only won 15 out of 71 league games in three seasons, and just 70 of 198 since the beginning of the Tevez 'Great Escape' season. Just what makes Grant think things will change in the next month?

And just to end....let's get off Mark Noble's back. Yes, it was a poor error that gave Villa their equaliser, but he runs his guts out for the club; he loves fighting fires all over the pitch because others can't be bothered. At least he is trying for the cause, how many others can say that?

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