As a fan who has been going to West Ham since the early '90s, Iím not new to seeing a poor side that's lacking belief, fight or passion. Iíve seen the previous relegation fights and struggles.
Popular manager Slaven Bilic was sacked by West Ham on Monday after two-and-a-half years at the helm.
As expected, Slaven Bilic has finally been relieved of his duties. The board even had to drag that process out, I mean just put the poor guy out of his misery.
"When your heart is black and broken
And you need a helping hand
When you're so much in love you don't know
Just how much you can stand"
- The Stone Roses, "Ten Storey Love Song"
Imagine playing a game of football for West Ham against Spurs, and all the attendant emotional baggage that goes with that.
I know weíre only 10 games into the campaign, but is this season already a write off?
"Now I've swung back down again, it's worse than it was before
If I hadn't seen such riches, I could live with being poor"
- James, "Sit Down"
First things first - I like Slaven Bilic. I liked him as a player and I liked him as a manager who understood West Ham, who had charm and charisma and wears his heart on his sleeve.
Sometimes it's easy to take things for granted. Sometimes it's easy to forget what made us fall in love with people, or places, or things or even, yes, football teams.
West Ham play Crystal Palace next week and Iím concerned that it will be a meeting of such colossal awfulness that it will somehow destroy the world. I'm not telling you to say goodbye to your loved ones, but I'm not telling you not to either.