Curbs on the Defensive
'Curbs on the defensive?' - well there's no change there then.
According to Sky Sports Alan Curbishley is 'determined to win over the fans'. Which is strange when all he seems to do in the interview is slag off West Ham fans.
"Whatever I (would have) done, they would not have been amused," said Curbishley. "It seemed a bit pre-meditated.
"That is the way that it is at the moment - there is no use crying about it at the moment.
"Whatever happened on Saturday I have not been subject to before.
"I don't think that many people have. Winning 2-1 at home and getting booed.
"But it is there and I have to get on with it. It is not going to stop me wanting to be as successful as I can and I think that West Ham throughout the years has been a bit volatile, the crowd, whoever has been in charge.
"It is up to me to turn it around."I still think Curbishley has done a good job this season with limited resources. He deserves to be given the chance to prove he can put out a team that will play attractive football, when his flair players are fit.
However his belligerent attitude to criticism is winning him few friends and it has got to a stage where he needs to win back a lot of the fans. Criticising them is obviously not the best way to go about it.