I came out of the Burnley match with a strange sense of melancholia.
I happened to be in the area directly underneath the Directors' Box after the second goal went in during Saturday's 3-0 defeat against Burnley.
When an opposition goal can turn a stadium atmosphere, almost like a flick of a switch, from reasonable positivity to universal venom, then you know that something must be deeply wrong in the state of West Ham United Football Club.
It was like Lord of the Rings down at the running track today. Unbelievable that no-one had the foresight to turn up with a ladder or at least a grappling hook on a rope to invade the Director's seating from the concourse.
Whilst relegation looks unlikely this season, the spectre does still loom large over the Hammers. You would imagine there is enough quality in the squad to ensure another year at the top table, but fans need something exciting to cling to. That might just be where young Josh Cullen steps up.
Now, I started watching football at a young-ish age. Early teenage years when all you could watch on in the states was Man United and had to work to pay my parents the $35 a month to get the Fox Soccer Channel. Then I started reading more and more about this funny old game where 22 men run around a pitch and at the end of the day to the Germanís go the spoils.
Here's what rich people do.
West Ham United host Burnley on Saturday desperately needing to pick up three points to boost their fight for Premier League survival.