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Who Was To Blame Last Season?

Trinityroj asked in last weeks poll 'if our squad is good enough, why did last season happen?'

65% came up with the right answer!!!!! The blame was directed jointly to Ellis and David O'Leary.

21% believe the players aren't good enough. I find that hard to believe with so many international and U21 internationals in the team. We are blooding in the kids (too many at one time without enough experience in my very humble opinion) and so will have to be patient with them, that isn't to say they aren't good enough, just that they aren't experienced enough yet.

Only 8% blamed injuries, although to be fair, they did play a massive part in the seasons failures, with Laursen and Bouma out for a good part of the season, the defence was stretched to breaking point. We also lost Kevin Phillips and Milan Baros several times to injury and illness.

4% said the players don't care enough, something that I can't agree with at all.

Only 1% said the squad wasn't big enough or that the home crowd were getting on the players backs.




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The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday June 25 2006

Time: 12:00PM

Your Comments

Ellis to blame? I'm shocked!!! ;-)) Latest poll asks about the season ticket situation, have you renewed or not?
The Fear
ive renewed,something ill do even if were in the lower leagues.regardless who running the club.all this talk of boycotting games isnt going to help.we go there to support the 11 players wearing the famous claret and blue of the team we love, not to sow our support to whoever runs the club...dont get me wrong, there are big problems at the club and they need sorting but staying away is not the answer,
JASON
Jason, is this the West ham site?
GreenGiant13
If you ignore the 65% saying WHO is getting it wrong, the survey suggests WHY the management are getting it wrong. It looks like whilst our players care - they are not good enough AT THE MOMENT. Last season we brought in the youth as backup - maybe that will be the best thing that could have happened. Does anyone remember watching west ham at villa years ago with their youth team - now englands backbone.
trinityroj
I think the outcome of the survey is the result of years of under-achievement and bad management from HDE. O'Leary's role in the whole shambles is only recent and stems from his contempt for the supporters. However, when you look back over the last few years, this situation has been coming and has been caused by only one man
DougInABox
The buck stops with the man at the top. If DOL isn't up to the task then it's up to Ellis to deal with his performance. He recruited him, he manages him and he is responsible. Then of course, DOL's performance may be acceptable to Ellis?
Stevew
I can't understand how it could be. We've had managers in the past who have performed better than DOL and had the chop. And they didn't insult the supporters
DougInABox
forgive me gents... This closed season silence nearly sent me all optimistic. The pause before fantastic post world cup transfers, Martin ONeil admitting his love for AVFC, the rush of players, the pride, the new kit with the gold star, the naming of the Dennis Mortimer Stand, the new chairman standing on the centre spot... .....whats that you say.... Milners gone where?
trinityroj
 

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