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Last Updated: Thursday, 13 March 2008, 18:08 GMT
Media 'agenda' upsets Curbishley
Alan Curbishley
Curbishley's side have lost their last three games 4-0
West Ham manager Alan Curbishley has hit out at the media, accusing them of "twisting" his words.

Under pressure after three 4-0 league defeats in a row, Curbishley was backed by the Hammers board earlier this week.

"I accept being West Ham manager is high profile - certainly when you lose three games 4-0 that's even worse," Curbishley told BBC Radio 5 Live.

"I talk openly and honestly but it can get twisted and I think it has been twisted in recent weeks," he added.

During two of his last three seasons in charge as manager of Charlton, the Addicks did well before Christmas but slumped after the New Year.

Since 1 January, West Ham have won just three league games and two of those victories came against Wigan and Fulham.

"I've called for one or two people to be realistic, especially the press," said Curbishley.


"I'm not saying I shouldn't be criticised, let's not get that wrong, but I'm a West Ham fan so I feel for everybody as much as they feel and I'm desperately trying to do as well as I can.

"I do think that perhaps there is a little bit of an agenda out there at the moment and it's directed not just at the team but me personally."

Curbishley's side are currently 10th in the Premier League despite having to deal with a series of injury problems all season.

And the former Charlton manager said he still had the full support of the West Ham board.

"They just felt that it was getting out of hand a little bit the media and some of the quotes, so they felt it was best to put a statement out," he said.

"I've been here before, most managers have. I'm an experienced manager, I'll get on with it and do my best and we'll see where it takes us."

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