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That was the Irons week that was!

Jackopete 2They say a week is a long time in football …aa Irons it often feels  like a decade writes PETE ELLIS.

Inevitably, every time we take a step forward, we end up doing a moonwalk that Jacko himself would have been proud of.

Poor old Andre Ayew. He is the record breaking transfer that lasted 30mins before being out for 4 months.

That was of course courtesy of events at Chelsea where Karren Brady later claimed the south west London club directors thought we deserved a draw?  Obviously the champagne was free flowing Karren!

O Who remembers that fantastic marquee signing we were gonna sign – yeah the one that didn’t turn up…you’ve got it!. Instead of a marquee, we got a pop up gazebo. (They are quite handy to be fair but they don’t make you purr with excitement).

People claiming we should splash the cash after two performances which left much to be desired were remined that  there is still debt West Ham has to service, so we can’t  buy anyone etc (despite offering some players the national debt of several Eastern European nations).

This provoked the usual outrage and distrust, but if you make  grand statements that turn out to be false or unattainable, you can’t really complain if you get pulled up on them. Unless you have a relative do it on Twitter…..

O It’s been a bad week, and any pre season optimism  has been drained for many.

I personally feel that the team are going through the motions until we know what’s happening with Europa League qualification.

The sooner that’s settled the better, as I think we will then become more focused and competitive. It feel very much as if we are trying to manage the fixture schedule right now and everything seems half hearted.

Must admit I would prefer a domestic cup to a decent Euro run but I know some would like a trip away in Europe etc. One thing I do believe, is that when everyone is fit and we have a full compliment of players, nobody will enjoy playing us.

It’s just that this is going to be some time in coming, and it’s a question of whether or not we see off the storm until then. That said, if we beat Bournemouth, we’ll probably all rejoice and some some will be screaming “Champions League, Champions League.”

Anything negative and the world is ending, tell your family to love them, and get in the bunker. Anything positive and the league is there for the taking (well, if you’re Sharon Karren from Stratford it is ).

Anyway, let’s all enjoy the opening PL game at the soccer dome, home of the infamous London FC……
(And yes I am kidding, please don’t ring in…..)

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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

6 comments on “That was the Irons week that was!

  1. A win could put us 10th . Not a disastrous start to season by any means . Our injury jinx is eternal it seems . Reckon we will never be able to field our strongest 11 , but then again what is our , strongest 11 . Nobody really knows at the moment after two games and a host of new faces .
    Second League game into the season and it’s already a must win situation if we are honest.
    COYI .

  2. I simply didn’t understand half of that, particularly the apparent humorous efforts, assuming they were.

  3. Maybe you are just a humourless man.That is my only explanation.Come to think about it only a humourless man would even bother to post that remark you made.

  4. All of our players are ****e. We’re going to get relegated. Bilic out. If you listen to the negative stuff that is. My personal opinion is much more optimistic but then It all depends if you walk on the sunny side of the street or the shady side lurking in the shadows. Nice to see a dollop of negativity served with a slice of humour for once.

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