Tweets of the Week: West Ham fans critical of ‘negative’ chanting

Hammers supporters impressed with Peterborough performance but not with ‘counter-productive’ songs

West Ham fans discuss all things Hammers with our correspondent Nathaniel John.

Join in the discussion on Twitter @Nathaniel_John This week, Hammers fans react their team’s win at Peterborough and the away supporters chanting about the team’s style of play and Paolo Di Canio.

We can beat Reading now with Vaz Te and Faubert back. I think the fans are a disgrace though with their negative chants – @dan_whu

I was impressed with how we soaked up the pressure in the first half and then finished them off by outpassing them in the second – @CockneyPirlo


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Clean sheet, joint club record of away wins, unbeaten in 11 games. Up the football league we go – @RickiBurke

Some of our fans are ridiculous. Who cares how we play as long as we get out of this awful league. The chants are plain stupid – @KwamsMoriarty

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The chanting is counter productive. I just think it’s frustration and fear of another year in the Championship. It’s understandable, but unhelpful – @HammerJeff63

Di Canio was a great player but is unproved as a manager. The fans need to get behind the team and support what we’ve got for the rest of the season – @jonfoz1

The chanting is ridiculous. When was the last time that we won 11 games away from home? The last time that we went 11 unbeaten? The last time we lost just seven out of 39 games? Big Sam is the man! – @dan_whu

We haven’t looked as defensively sound as we do now for years. Our style of play may not be perfect, but I’m happy with us all in all – @jflynn84

There’s nothing wrong with grinding out results, but when you play this way and don’t win you can’t expect the fans to be happy – @MarlonMorga10

‘GET PROMOTION’ is in a much bigger font than ‘entertain the masses’ in the small print of Big Sam’s contract – @realmatthayes

I’m still behind you Big Sam. Let’s secure promotion first and then rediscover the ‘West Ham way’ – @LCEdw

We need to make Upton Park a scary place for visiting players and fans again. Negativity only fuels the opposition’s belief – @jj2388

Paolo Di Canio was hated by his peers and feigned injury when he didn’t fancy an away game. Stop the negative chanting! – @Boleyn1986

I understand the reasoning behind the chanting but all it does is create a negative atmosphere that the players don’t need – @NigelHayward

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