WHO Poll
Q: 2017/18 Brighton (h)
a. If e can stop being the masters of our own downfall we should take 3 points, win
76%
  
b. We seem too flaky at the moment and don't expect an easy game, draw
7%
  
c. We can't put teams away and have a soft underbelly, lose
11%
  
d. Did you know that Eurovision 1974 was held in Brighton and launched ABBA onto the world stage with Waterloo
5%
  
e. I love Friday Night Football, it gives me the chance to show everyone down the local just how big a West Ham nut I am, hat, scarf, shirt, you name it I'll be wearing it
1%
  



Alfs 5:10 Fri May 26
West Ham most loyal club in history
Just 17 managers in its history - compared to 55 for Palace.

Interesting who come second, too. Must be something to do with the East End spirit.

http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/10064156/west-ham-managers-serve-the-longest-average-tenures-in-english-football

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Lertie Button 8:15 Tue May 30
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Have we been successful?

Has it made us happy?


Like a lot of other teams (Southampton and Coventry come to mind) we bumped along for years in the old First Division when there were 22 teams and only two got relegated.
Once that changed we lost our stickability

Willtell 7:58 Mon May 29
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Saw a Twitter where we were the 8th best attended club in Europe this season behind Arsenal in 7th. We stand a chance of beating them next season if we go up to 60,000...

Darby_ 8:45 Mon May 29
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What changed in the 90s was that relegation became devastating. You'd lose huge amounts of money and most of your best players. Even if you got promoted again, it took several seasons to recover. Pardew and Allardyce's overachieving first promoted seasons papered over the cracks that the squads they had were still very weak and would need years of rebuilding.

So owners couldn't risk hanging onto underachieving managers in the hope that they might turn good one day.

The situation has changed again, though. For the first time in our history we're one of the biggest spenders in the league. After six years of spending in the Premier League, we now have a squad that's deeper than we've probably ever had. If our left back runs into a patch of bad form or gets injured, we can replace him with another left back who cost £6m.

It's unlikely we'll be relegated, no matter how bad the season, so I can see us going back to the tradition of giving our managers a lot of time. Still, if we appoint a dud like Roeder or Zola, I doubt they'll get forever to prove themselves.

mattyolmes 2:59 Mon May 29
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couldnt agree more - up till Macari. After that it's been nothing special

BubblesCyprus 4:49 Sun May 28
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Pre Macari would agree but since then ?

SecondOpinion 2:09 Sat May 27
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The record is really only of note up to the appointment of Lou Macari.
Since then we have been fairly typical in our comings and goings I would have thought.

Totally agree Sven

Hasans Fish Bar RIP 12:43 Sat May 27
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17 is still remarkable over 'three centuries' though when at 43 ive seen 12 of those come and go in my lifetime it doesn't seem so good.

Aardvark 12:27 Sat May 27
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Ten managers (not including Caretakers) since 1990 shows how football has changed for the worst since the game has been flooded with TV money.

wansteadman 11:54 Sat May 27
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Anyone who even considered buying dale gordon should have been out the same day

normannomates 9:22 Fri May 26
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Bonds was hopeless.
Was the right move

Hammer and Pickle 8:36 Fri May 26
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Something clearly broke with Bonds getting muscled out. Shame manager's jobs aren't decided on the pitch.

RM10 8:29 Fri May 26
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im more impressed with our loyal fans, we win nothing play crap half the time, move to a new stadium with issues and yet we will still hit 50k attendances.

Sven Roeder 8:21 Fri May 26
Re: West Ham most loyal club in history
The record is really only of note up to the appointment of Lou Macari.
Since then we have been fairly typical in our comings and goings I would have thought.

Yorkammer 8:16 Fri May 26
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Reply Grumpster 5:29 Fri May 26

Just think what 42 years would feel like if you had to watch West Brom every week.

greenie1 8:15 Fri May 26
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Yeah, Avram Grant was worth holding onto.

Huffers 7:49 Fri May 26
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Kevin Keen. The worst of them all. That team he put out vs Sunderland was terrible. Probably the last time they won a game!

stoneman 7:40 Fri May 26
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If some people had their way on here we'd have a new manager after every win!

Some of the knicker wetters on here demand 5-0 every match.

I'm very proud of our record of sticking by managers.

Cheezey Bell-End 7:29 Fri May 26
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If we include caretakers, Kevin Keen as well.

terry-h 7:27 Fri May 26
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Who can forget Kevin Keen,twice caretaker after Curbishley resigned and Grant got the chop.
So it's 18 including caretakers.

normannomates 7:26 Fri May 26
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Only five managers from our beginnings until Johnny Lyall's departure in 1989.
That is something I've always been proud of.

Lowestoft Hammer 7:01 Fri May 26
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If some people on here had their way we'd change manager after every defeat.

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