West Ham’s season is a complete disaster
West Ham’s season is lurching from one disaster to another right now and you have to feel sorry for manager Slaven Bilic and the club’s co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan
The Hammers had a fine campaign last time out, reaching the Europa League through a high league position that was totally warranted after some fine displays, lead by Dimitri Payet.
Their move to the London Stadium, which housed the Olympics in 2012, was supposed to see West Ham challenge the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham who are the capital’s top clubs.
Instead, it has been a complete disaster with fans unhappy about the new ground, predominantly due to the distance between supporters and the action on the pitch.
But, the results have been awful as well.
5 Premier League defeats out of 6
For the second successive season, West Ham exited the Europa League before the group stage, at the hands of Astra from Romania.
And, West Ham have produced relegation form in the Premier League this season.
Sunday’s 3-0 home defeat to Southampton means they have lost five Premier League matches out of just six this season.
The embarrassment on the pitch looks set to be compounded off it by a revelation that was produced by the Premier League’s international feed during the game with Southampton.
Commentators revealed that West Ham are forced to play crowd noise ahead of matches to improve the atmosphere at the London Stadium.
They were unsure whether the crowd noise is pumped out during the game, but commented that it was a sad state of affairs for West Ham, who were expecting big things when they left Upton Park for the London Stadium.
The “crowd noise” claim was also confirmed by those at the London Stadium on Sunday. Oh dear!
Twitter users were quick to jump on this revelation, which is pretty shocking if you are in anyway connected with West Ham.
I'm at the West Ham game as as a neutral and they just played crowd noise out the speakers..
— ADIOS JIMMY LAD (@Hoiiett) September 25, 2016
Commentators just said west ham play crowd noise over the speakers. Deary deary me
— kismo (@kxsmo) September 25, 2016
#bbcfootball West Ham play recorded crowd noise through speakers. If that doesn't tell you everything you need to know nothing will.
— leigh tuplin (@leightup) September 25, 2016
They play crowd noise over the p.a at West Ham? haha how tinpot is that
— Walnuts (@PaoloWalnuts) September 25, 2016
Did I just hear right, they play crowd noise through the speakers at West Ham?
— Perth Potter (@PerthPotter) September 25, 2016
Lmaooooooo West Ham play crowd noise through the speakers to emulate a good atmosphere in the stadium. So embarrassing.
— NiHADlfc (@NiHADlfc) September 25, 2016
AHAHAHA THEY PLAY CROWD NOISE THROUGH THE SPEAKERS AT WEST HAM
— Kristian (@SFCKristian) September 25, 2016
West Ham playing crowd noise over the tannoy pic.twitter.com/WFxoAdqRlc
— Liam McNulty (@Tonyshorse24) September 25, 2016
@WestHamUtd Can you turn up the artificial crowd noise on your speakers, i can still hear Martin Tyler on my stream, cheers
— Alex (@TAKTIKT0E) September 25, 2016
Artificial crowd noise, West Ham's transition to a PES club is complete
— Jáck (@Jack_BFC_) September 25, 2016
West Ham are actually playing crowd noise through the speakers to create an atmosphere at the London Stadium https://t.co/QmYbtlmbR3
— Chelsea Transfers (@CFCTransfers) September 25, 2016
West Ham play 'crowd noise' through the speakers to enhance atmosphere!?!. Try attacking that might help. #PissPoor.
— Ash Kelly‼️ (@ash_kelly26) September 25, 2016