There are few clubs in England with a history as rich as West Ham’s. The Hammers have produced some of the finest players this country has ever seen, and while success may have been elusive in recent times, the fact remains that they are still a big club with a loyal and fervent fanbase. That support has been built on a reputation for doing things the right way, and keeping a keen eye on the people and achievements that make the club what it is. Which is why it felt a bit strange that the Irons allowed James Collins to leave with such little fanfare. The veteran defender, a West Ham player for 10 seasons, was ushered out of the exit door with barely a peep after his contract ran down, and it is only in a recent interview with the BBC that it became apparent just how isolated the club made him feel during the process of his leaving back in 2018. Thankfully, the Hammers have seen the error of their ways, as per Football Insider, and are set to offer Collins an ambassadorial role, as well as an opportunity to properly say goodbye to fans during a home match at some point. Many fans are hailing this as the great news that it is, but it really begs the question, why has it taken this long for things to be put right.
Forever West Ham have gathered some of the best tweets below: