Mark Noble has a message for West Ham fans...and it lacks authority

Mark Noble of West Ham United takes on Abdoulaye Doucoure of Watford during the Premier League match between Watford and West Ham United at Vicarage Road on November 19, 2017 in Watford,...

West Ham United have made a dreadful start to their Premier League campaign.

Mark Noble of West Ham United looks on during a Pre Season Friendly between Manchester City and West Ham United at the Laugardalsvollur stadium on August 4, 2017 in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Hammers skipper Mark Noble spoke to reporters in the immediate aftermath of his side's bitterly disappointing 2-0 defeat at Watford yesterday, and urged the club's supporters to stick by the team throughout these testing times, as quoted by the club's official website.

West Ham are currently entrenched in a real relegation battle, and sit precariously in 18th position in the Premier League table after their woeful return of just nine points from their opening 12 league outings.

It could be argued that the east London outfit have been in somewhat of a mini-crisis ever since they made the move from Upton Park to the London Stadium at the start of last season.

Mark Noble of West Ham United celebrates his team's 1-0 victory during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at the London Stadium on May 5, 2017 in...

Tension amongst the Hammers fanbase increased when David Moyes was given the manager's job on a six-month contract, with the Scot's defence-minded playing style thought to be unbefitting of the so-called 'West Ham way'.

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Noble though, urged the West Ham fans to stick behind the team as they go through this sticky patch that they are currently in, as quoted by

Mark Noble of West Ham United celebrates scoring his team's first goal from the penalty spot during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and A.F.C. Bournemouth at the...

“It’s a very difficult situation for us,” the captain said, before imploring the Claret and Blue Army to play their part in turning the season around. “The fans show their emotions, and rightly so because they’re not happy and they pay a lot of money to come and watch us. I know it’s hard, I know they’re frustrated, and we are too because we know we’re better than what we’re showing, but I urge them to stick by us and hopefully the good times will come back."

Next up for the Hammers is a crucial home game against Leicester City in the Premier League on Friday night, and three points will be absolutely vital for David Moyes, if he is to get the fans onside as soon as possible.

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