A joke of a captain who now can’t even make Stoke City’s bench (good move there Matthew!). Players that weren’t giving their all for the club (stand up, Freddie Piquionne), and we were just generally, well, not very good!
Now let’s fast forward to this season. How bloody great do you lot all feel about it? I’d say I’m 10/10 happy with the boys and the progress that the team has made. We’ve already equalled the amount of away wins we got in the whole of our last season in the top flight.
I know not a lot of people had love for Kevin Nolan when he first joined, and even I thought he was a bit of a passenger at times last season. But now, I wouldn’t want anyone else to fill his role. He can aggravate the opposition for one thing, and is currently our top scorer for another!
This team, they want to play for West Ham. Just think of our last two matches, against Manchester City and Newcastle United. They were dogged performances and showed true grit and determination. Where Southampton and Reading have crumbled, we have shone in the division so far.
Now, we all know it might not stay this easy in the Premier League. We’ve got some tough matches to come, with Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea not too far around the corner. But the start we’ve made has been brilliant – as it stands we’ll all need to renew our passports; and who could see that happening a few months ago?!
Basically, this rambly article has just been to say, I’m proud you West Ham. I can’t believe the transformation of our club, and long may it continue!
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