West Ham fans want to go back to Upton Park after latest loss at new home

West Ham’s move into the London Stadium is not going well.

There was always likely to be some teething problems after leaving their traditional Upton Park home for a shiny new stadium that has been billed as the starting point of a grand new era.

Hammers fans could be forgiven for not buying into such talk just now after watching their team slump to a 3-0 defeat against Southampton – their fourth on the spin in the Premier League.

The stadium emptied long before the end and, while Hammers supporters might have walked away wistfully remembering life back at the Boleyn Ground, even that is soon to be taken from them with the demolition crews due to move in this week.

Blaming the ground move for the team’s lack of form was not washing with some fans, however, as some of the pressure has started to fall on boss Slaven Bilic.

The Croatian enjoyed a stellar first season in charge last term, guiding the team to Europe – but after Sunday’s defeat his odds of being sacked were slashed by bookmakers.

Hammer skipper Mark Noble was predictably forthright with his opinions after the match, telling Sky Sports that things “could not get any worse”.

West Ham are at home again next weekend when they host newly-promoted Middlesbrough before the international break.


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