West Ham United may be turning things around on the pitch but still have a way to go to appease some supporters off it.
It was all change at West Ham during the summer with a new manager, director of football and 10 new signings.
That came after angry protests from Hammers fans marred last season as West Ham flirted with relegation.
The club’s owners pledged to revamp their recruitment process and make improvements at the London Stadium to appease unhappy supporters.
It seemed to be new era, new manager, new players but same old West Ham when Manuel Pellegrini’s new-look Hammers started the season with four straight Premier League defeats.
But the Chilean looks to have turned things around with a 3-1 victory away at Everton being followed by a fine 0-0 draw against Chelsea, 8-0 cup win over Macclesfield and fully deserved 3-1 triumph over Manchester United.
But it seems old habits die hard as a supporters group are not happy over an alleged series of ‘issues and inaccuracies’.
The West Ham United Independent Supporters Association says it has contacted the club over several errors in their procedures which it says have been pointed out by members regarding the club’s official website and the London Stadium.
The issues may seem petty to many supporters.
But the WHUISA feel they are important enough to raise with the club’s hierarchy in the hope they are resolved.
The issues listed by WHUISA include:
– Incorrect website descriptions of 60th Anniversary Home Polo Shirt and Home Jacket
– Mis-spelling of record signing Felipe Anderson’s name on matchday big screen
– PA announcer advising during Wolves game that the next game would be against Macclesfield Town
– Incorrect player statistics on the website for three of Pellegrini’s new signings
– Incorrect statistics relating to the club’s third kit on the website
– The club website referring to the 1980 FA Cup final as the club’s last major cup final appearance
– Martin Peters on the #50GreatestHammers list is reported on the website as being at the club from 1920-35
– Sunday’s Tweet my Goal Competition was actually scored by Lanzini, not Cresswell
A spokesman for WHUISA said: “It is disappointing to note so many factual inaccuracies made by the club on the official website and in other areas, and we have asked the club for subsequent improvements.”
The WHUISA also raised another issue regarding the club’s Champions Place stones at the London Stadium.
The stones, which fans have purchased to have their names forever etched into the floor surrounding the ground, are the subject of a separate complaint to the club from the WHUISA.
But the group claims photos taken last week show that not to be the case and are calling for it to be ‘rectified as soon as possible’.