These are worrying times at West ham - languishing in the relegation zone and distracted by a European campaign that just keeps running and running!
With 12 games left in the Premiership that include tough home fixtures against top six sides looking for points, you would have to wonder where the 14-15 points needed for survival are going to come from.
Fans have been waiting for the squad to click into gear and deliver a series of results that would pull us away from the relegation mire, but instead we have slowly sunk deeper into the sludge.
However, an analysis by the folk at Hammers news gives considerable cause for hope. Looking at the table detailing our last 8 games there is evidence that we are starting to outperform our relegation rivals.
It's nip and tuck in terms of points accrued over the past 8 games, but if Moyes men can see off Southampton in their next game then the evidence suggests we will be pulling away from trouble.
Add that to our relative lack of injury woes and that we have options all over the pitch, perhaps things aren't as bad as many think.
However, we simply MUST beat Southampton on Sunday week!