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'I know it's a friendly but a bit of effort would help': West Ham fans rage over a catalogue of their woeful defending in 5-3 friendly defeat by Bournemouth... days after players backed captain Mark Noble slating the club for selling Grady Diangana West Ham slumped to a disappointing 5-3 defeat to Bournemouth on Saturday The Hammers defending was branded as 'comical' by some fans on social media The loss came after Mark Noble criticised the club for selling Grady Diangana   It has emerged that West Ham's board weren't happy with the skipper's outburst  

By Kieran Jackson For Mailonline

Published: 09:43 BST, 7 September 2020 | Updated: 10:29 BST, 7 September 2020

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West Ham supporters online were fuming over the weekend at the defending during their 5-3 friendly defeat at home to Championship side Bournemouth on Saturday. 

A week before the new Premier League season, the Hammers' back-line looked all at sea on occasions as the Cherries made a mockery of their defence to score five times. 

The woeful performance came off the back of Mark Noble's tweet on Friday night criticising the club for selling young winger Grady Diangana to West Brom for £18m, in which the captain said he was 'gutted, angry and sad.' 

West Ham lost 5-3 at home to Bournemouth and fans online sad the team 'was not trying'

West Ham lost 5-3 at home to Bournemouth and fans online sad the team 'was not trying'

Mark Noble played in the friendly defeat off the back of an angry tweet about a player sale

Mark Noble played in the friendly defeat off the back of an angry tweet about a player sale

The loss came after club captain Noble tweeted his anger over the sale of Grady Diangana

The loss came after club captain Noble tweeted his anger over the sale of Grady Diangana

It has also emerged that the West Ham board are thought to be 'unimpressed' with Noble's outburst, reports The Athletic, though it is not believed that the 33-year-old will be punished. 

Noble, who has played for the Hammers since 2004, wrote: 'As captain of this football club I'm gutted, angry and sad that Grady has left, great kid with a great future!!!!!'

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