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Many West Ham Fans Have Turned On Darren Randolph As Worrying Stat Emerges

Mikey Traynor
By Mikey Traynor
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There was a time when West Ham United fans were pleading with Slaven Bilic to drop Adrian and insert Darren Randolph as the number one goalkeeper as he pulled off some seriously impressive performances in the cup matches he was picked for... But now the opposite is the case.

While the Bray man is yet to but a foot (or hand?) wrong in an Ireland shirt, an error against Sunderland on Saturday has seen a worrying stat emerge.

Randolph was beaten by a Wahbi Khazri corner kick that went straight in, and has now made more mistakes leading directly to goals than any other player in the league.

Last month Slaven Bilic came out and claimed that he had no intentions to strengthen the goalkeeping position at West Ham, as he was delighted with his options in both Randolph and Adrian, but since then Ireland's number one has been struggling.


West Ham have been shocking defensively all season, which had previously seen Randolph given a pass by the West Ham fans as he was still making decent saves and had faced so many shots that goals were inevitable, but it's clear that a large section of the supporters have turned on him, as the social media reaction to his latest error was particularly venomous.


Keep your head up, Darren.

He's proven before that he's good enough to play regular Premier League football, so hopefully Bilic stays true to his word and stands by him so he can maintain his status as a starter and regain his confidence ahead of next season.

The very same things being said about him above were said about Adrian earlier in the year. The Spaniard seemingly has become a far greater player by not playing.

In the international setup, he should have Keiran Westwood breathing down his neck for the starting spot as the Sheffield Wednesday keeper has been in outstanding form all year long, but it does seem that Martin O'Neill doesn't fancy him. As for club level, it looks bleak at the moment but his manager's opinion is the only one that matters and the team he picks to face Everton will be telling.


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