Danny Murphy has just made a truly bizarre double claim about West Ham United and the London Stadium.
The Hammers left Upton Park back in 2016 to move to the London Stadium under the guise of reaching ‘the next level’.
It’s taken a while to materialise, but David Moyes has brought some pride back into the club since he took over for the second time in December 2019.
And under the Scot’s guidance, West Ham have enjoyed relative success, with back-to-back top seven finishes and a Europa League semi-final.
Whilst there have been drastic improvements on the pitch, the problems off the pitch still remain. The London Stadium lacks the raucous atmosphere that Upton Park always had.
There have been nights where it has been bouncing – Liverpool and Sevilla at home last season was a prime example of that.
In general though, the atmosphere at our Stratford home is mostly reminiscent of a morgue. And that’s what makes Danny Murphy’s latest claim so bizarre…
Danny Murphy makes bizarre double claim bout West Ham and the London Stadium
The talkSPORT pundit has been speaking about the atmosphere at the London Stadium, after his first visit to the bowl.
I had my first experience of West Ham on Monday night. It was rocking actually. They played well and the fans were good, the stadium was nearly full. I think the fans are starting to make memories there. I think the level of performance creates the atmosphere. The atmosphere was really good.
Now, that really is a bizarre take.
Firstly, the atmosphere inside the ground on Monday during the match against Bournemouth was terrible. It was totally flat, and anyone that went will know that.
Secondly, the Hammers have been playing some really poor football this season. In fact, the quality of football has been well below par since midway through last season.
So his claim that the London Stadium is bouncing because of the quality of football being played by West Ham is wrong on two fronts.
Danny Murphy is well wide of the mark with this take.