Rome wasn’t built in a day, Nor will West Ham

There is an air of excitement around West Ham and the fan base which is clear for anyone to see at the moment. The board have invested in an experienced and expensive manager with an excellent track record in Manuel Pellegrini and invested over £100m in seven players over the summer to back their new manager to succeed in what they are calling the ‘New project’.

Football fans are an impatient bunch in general at the best of times and they all want instant success and results.

I remember a lot of Liverpool fans impatient with Jurgen Klopp in his first season and it is that same Liverpool we must face away from home on the first day of the Premier League, they are the only team to have outspent us this summer and a team in my personal opinion capable of winning the Premier League this season.

A loss would not be the end of the world at Anfield,  Pellegrini wants to completely change the style of play at West Ham while integrating seven or perhaps more new players into the team and the reality is that could take time. It might be more of an evolution rather a revolution.

Earlier this week Pellegrini told reporters  “When you bring so many new players, you may need some time to find the best starting 11, but football doesn’t give you time, so we must be ready for the first game.”

I for one hope West Ham supporters get behind the new manager whatever the results might be between August and December. Remember Rome wasn’t built in a day and nor will Pellegrini’s new look West Ham.


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

6 comments on “Rome wasn’t built in a day, Nor will West Ham

  1. Sir Trevor Brooking had it right by saying you have to give the Manager time and it wont be a season maybe 2 if we are lucky.
    look at what Man.C did when they first started off for starters our owners do not have the same money like they do but given time we might do something at leased i,m hoping for that but i really like the look of this squad of players

  2. I agree. The majority of us want decent attacking football. Whilst it’s never great to lose, if we come off second best against the “top” sides, but put up a proper, meaningful performance which gives us something to feel good about, that’ll be much better than last year.

    With the signings MP has made, we should score more and concede fewer goals.

    We should be aiming for top 8 this year.

  3. You are correct Sean but the increase in attendances at Stratford has seen an increase in the amount of moaners. You only have to read West Ham’s Facebook posts to see that the moaners are evident in numbers. They are moaning that we haven’t signed more players, haven’t won our preseason games, the new kit, the board etc. These are not the fans that were there in the snow watching West Ham play Cambridge.

    • Well the moaners have got a point as far as the kits are concerned Stratford! Dish cloths, all three of them. Sooner we get a deal with Heat the better!

    • I couldn’t have put it better Stratford. I find the irrational and endless moaning really annoying. I just want to enjoy the match watching a good and wholehearted performance and if over the season this leads to something then all well and good. It’d be even better if the moaners kept their gobs shut.

    • Well said Stratford and agree with the social media side, I find myself getting sucked in occaisionally to the moaning mindset and have to take myself away from it for a while, I am optimistic most of us know it is unlikely there won’t be more than a few bumps in the road on the journey, Sean’s point about Klopp is a good one, if you want to completely change the culture it is a gradual process where improvement is unlikely to be linear more of a jagged curve but at West Ham we are used to ups and downs lets hope this starts a phase when the highs are higher and the lows are not as bad COYI !!!

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