It’s been a long time coming but maybe the Hammers and us long suffering supporters have been finally given a break!
I’m no lover in wintervals and international fortnights but to be honest the one we are currently travelling through – bad though it is for news flows – has to be welcomed by those looking for a rest from the dramas surrounding this club right now.
The ridiculous publicity – much of it self inflicted by those inside the club who should know better – plus a series of results which have left us deep in the mire have had the potential to turn all of us into mental wrecks.
But apart from a few odd comments on forums where much the same sort of moan is repeated over and over again to the point of ad nausem, all is quiet.
Beyond that, Storm Ciara ensured the Hammers would have an 18 days free of any match action, the players went off to refresh their obviously troubled minds before returning to three more training days before taking on City.
I don’t think there is any club in Britain which attracts the sort of media attention we do and it’s wearying when it reaches the extremes of the past few weeks.
It’s nice to have a rest (UNTIL THE NEXT TIME) and be able to hope that Moyes, the backroom staff and the players can return with something a bit special.