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We should celebrate not commiserate

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The draw against Brighton was disappointing but does not define our great season.

Predictable fan overreactions on social media are par for the course in our knee jerk modern society but we need to take a step back and look at want David Moyes has achieved at West Ham.

With a small squad that just avoided relegation from the Premier League in sixteenth place last season, he has created a squad that has been challenging for a Champions Lague spot.

It is likely we will miss out this season on the top prize but Europe is still up for grabs with both Europa League and EUFA Conference competitions also up for grabs.  Even if we miss out on Europe and finish eighth, nineth or tenth we have had a good season and it would be hard to criticise.

Those final places could be decided by a point or goal difference and that goal from Said Benrahama could get be the deciding factor.

Let’s celebrate our achievements this season and not commiserate them!

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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

7 comments on “We should celebrate not commiserate

  1. Agree Sean best season for ages and our expectations rose but injuries hurt us. Now that Benrahma is hopefully finding his feet I would hold Forrnals back and push him on. It was noted that Brighton set out to crunch Jesse early on – they know he is a playmaker. Options via Benrahma and Bowen would help. Bowen is better than Forrnals in a forward role – Forrnals panics in the box.

  2. Agree it’s been a great season, dining at the top table with the big boys has been a joy. BUT have been a hammer for nearly 60 years and have seen our European Cupwinners side dismantled and replaced with rubbish ( included a world record fee for a goal keeper), seen an exciting side including Cottee and Mcavennie disappear into thin air. To think that we will kick on and build on this season isn’t the West Ham way.
    We don’t seem to be able to compete with clubs similar to ourselves for the best players in the transfer market, having been beaten in bids by the likes of Everton, Wolves, Villa even Fulham. For this reason we end up in the bargain basement or bidding for players with a question mark against them. This has been the pattern over the years.
    Next season, without Decs it could be back to square one.

  3. Agreed Sean, anyone who has supported this club for a long time will understand the significance of this season and where it stands in this club moving forward!
    There is no blame to be aportioned anywhere and we should all celebrate instead of commiserate our season.

  4. I agree with Sean that we should celebrate this season (and I would in fact prefer not to be involved in the European conference). I think that this season has been good enough to persuade Declan to stay at least for another season – and I believe that Moyes will try and strengthen us further including getting us another striker. I also think that both Bowen and Benrahma will have more to deliver next season

    In general I think that most clubs will not be able to afford expensive signings so the transfers during the next window will be interesting

  5. You all celebrate possible failure to even get into the Europa League. Excuse me if i dont. Our finishing in the last few games has been appalling. Now have to rely on others.

    • Antonio hasn’t turned into a World-class striker over night. You seem like you’re expecting our players to have turned into superstars overnight. They are still last season’s players. Get some perspective for Christ’s sakes.

  6. Imho we should launch legal proceedings against the 6 clubs that launched the European super league, 5 of which will fill the top 6 positions again after derailing and destabilising all other teams in the league. We can still finish 7th if we win both games but hard to see anything better than that and that’s not even good enough for Europa Leagie but the new competition the third rate one we still have to qualify for. Liverpool score again after the final whistle should have been blown… like Mojen, I don’t think celebrating a massive choking should be done, we should dust ourselves off and go harder next season but definitely don’t celebrate, it was an improvement for sure on previous seasons that should be acknowledged but with aa view we are going to go harder next year.

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