West Ham fans split over Hammers’ hopes of automatic promotion

Some supporters concede that play-offs now beckon for Sam Allardyce’s men

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 to their team’s Reading defeat and whether West Ham are now destined for the play-offs.

It was a hard to take defeat because at 2-1 down we brought on a defender with three strikers left on the bench – @Holland_78

It was hard to take as we played them off the park in the first half, but didn’t kill off the opposition again. We will definitely be in the play-offs – @willoverall

We literally got to 40 minutes and self-destructed against Reading. Not something normally associated with Big Sam’s teams. It looks like the play-offs for us – @Hammers_1974

We’ve got a chance but we need to go full out and there is still a chance that Southampton or Reading will crack under the pressure – @JeganWHU

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Our home form has to drastically improve if we’re to have a chance of automatic promotion. Reading have some tough fixtures, it can be done – @KwamsMoriarty

We need to win at least four games and draw two to get automatic promotion – @Syaher_Ammers

Defeat was a kick in the teeth as we should have buried them in the first half, but somehow went in 2-1 down at half time – @DavidChapman66

Automatic promotion will only happen if players play in their proper positions and we play two up front. How can Lansbury and Maynard be only on the bench? – @rossihammer78

It’s not over until it’s mathematically impossible. The play-offs do seem more likely though, especially if we don’t beat Birmingham – @popey75

Reading have a tough run-in so I believe we still have a chance but we’ve got to worry about our own results – @GeoffGaler

We can do it but I would imagine only if we get 18 points from our six games – @pudderst

Utterly foolishly, I’m quite looking forward to the play-offs now! That said, I still think we could nab an automatic promotion place – @olliedearn

We can still do this. It’s going to be tough but we have to believe – @debmobile

It’s 50/50 as to if we can do it, but what annoys me is that some of our ‘supporters’ seem to want us to fail just so they can say ‘I told you so’ – @louisb91

We can still get automatic promotion, remember Reading still have to go to Southampton, Brighton and Birmingham – @NigelHayward