Leroy answers the big question

LEROY (1)It may not have been a great spectacle against Wolves but the Hammers showed they are finding news ways to win and that’s great.

I knew the midlanders ¬†would come and park the bus – that’s what Kenny Jackett is about but in the end we showed our quality and it was great just to get the job done.

I’ve said consistently that Jelavic isn’t my kind of player and apart from the goal he had little to offer but let’s just be grateful for that winner.

We are now on a great undefeated run with another big game tomorrow evening. I’ll be bringing my preview of the match on the site tomorrow but in the meantime let me answer the ongoing question.

Wherever I go people are asking me where I genuinely believe we will finish and for me it’s simple. With teams like Liverpool and Chelsea still struggling I reckon there is a fantastic top six opportunity.

I don’t think we can look for more than that but if it happens it would be entirely incredible although top six under a new manager would be quite magnificent.

I actually did something today which I have never done in y life before – compared West Ham’s squad with Liverpool’s – and there is no question that ours is better.

To be perfectly frank I can’t believe how far we have come in the last year. We have a great board, a very very good manager who is perfect for us, a great squad and amazing fans.

The feelgood factor is something else. We look good in all areas.



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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

2 comments on “Leroy answers the big question

  1. I also believe our squad is better than Liverpool’s, in fact I think that only Arsenal Man City and Chelsea have a better squad than ours. None of those have had injuries like ours.
    A right-back, a striker and another winger in the summer, will put us right up there.

  2. I make Leroy almost spot on – I’m just as not confident about top six but see no reason why we can’t be in the top ten, particularly if we get Sakho and Lanzini back earlier than predicted!

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