Is this the best West Ham team I have ever witnessed?
I turned 30 earlier this year and I have been supporting the mighty Hammers since the day I was born.
October 13th, 2014
My earliest memories of going to West Ham are from when we had the likes of John Hartson and Paul Kitson playing for us, and when we had Paolo Di Canio scoring one of, if not, the best goal in Premier League history. However, even then we were usually in a relegation scrap, fighting to survive the drop.
The squad we have formed today is better than anything I have seen in my time. Our midfield has pace and vision, while our strikers have an eye for goal and are willing to do their share of running around.
Look at it this way, when Andy Carroll is fit, does he even warrant a place amongst the starting eleven? I simply cannot see where he is able to fit into this squad…especially if they continue to play like they have been doing. Valencia and Sakho have not put a foot wrong since arriving. That said, having the likes of Andy Carroll on your bench just shows how far we have come.
We have also done away with bringing in journeymen or those who are coming to the end of their career, the latest batch of players are all of a good age. On top of that, they have been given lengthy contracts while sitting on a reasonable wage packet.
All of these pros are topped with the Olympic Stadium move just around the corner. I frequent the oppositions’ forums ahead of the match and rarely do I see anyone speaking of Sam Allardyce and his lump-it football. It has now been replaced with them worrying about our attacking prowess.
We are currently sitting in seventh place, and the board are looking for a top 10 finish as a minimum, which I think is achievable. I have heard some whispers about them wanting us to finish high enough for Europe, but that is a bit far-fetched if I am honest. The future is claret and blue.
Come on you Irons!