David Gold spoke for the board and everybody inside the club when he told ClaretandHugh: “That’s a very good opening draw in the Europa Cup.
The Hammers face an opening cl ash against Lusitanos of Andorra and Gold said: “It could have been a lot worse than that – everybody is quite happy.
“When the draw was made we were all pretty content. A trip to Wales was the only better option but by the time you have got to the airport, the trip to Andorra is about the same and there’s no changing time zones
“It’s the start of a big adventure and although we came in through the back door via the Fair Play League, we have a good squad and with the planned new signings we can do well.
“I want to win this competition and I believe the fans are going to enjoy a great ride in our last season at Upton Park.”