Abrahams, commonly known as the ‘Moose’ is himself a Hammer, made the claim whilst appearing on the station’s Breakfast show with Alan Brazil (06:00am 16/04/21): “I do think that without fans the pressure has been taken off the players.”
However, Sinclair, who made 196 appearances for the club as a player, was quick to kibosh the notion.
The only time West Ham fans will have a go is if you’re not pulling your weight, not giving 100% and you’re getting beat, so what Moose is saying is a load of old nonsense and disgraceful. When they’re singing your name and they’re behind the team they are absolutely unbelievable. So Moose, hang your head in shame that is a shambles.
David Moyes’ side could take a giant step towards European qualification this weekend with a win at St James’ Park against relegation-threatened Newcastle, having narrowly avoided the drop last season themselves.
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Whilst few could deny the form without supporters present has transformed, to claim that is the main protagonist is a strange one.
Moyes and his coaching staff set about transforming the fortunes midway through last season and the signings that have followed have played a far greater part in the shift in fortunes.
As things stand the supporters can relish the opportunity to cheer the Irons on against Europe’s elite next season.