Discussion has been in overdrive in all forms of media about our wonderful clubís current malaise and while we all hope it will begin to pass (starting with a win against Crystal Palace next week) a number of people feel very strongly about a number of issues.
On every metric, Slaven Bilic is failing THIS season, no matter how well he did last season. Whilst the excuses trotted out may have some merit, such as injuries and the stadium move, in the end they are just that Ė excuses.
Given the many issues which have arisen since the club moved lock, stock and barrel to Stratford in the summer, if often appears as if there's nothing positive to say about the Olympic Stadium.
David Sullivanís ability to talk his way into a corner is pretty well known, be it transfer boasting, or claiming that we have a world-class stadium in Stratford. Which we haven't.
I have been a West Ham fan since 1965. I followed them in South Africa, getting airline editions of the Daily Mirror (SA not having TV in those days) for the football results and reports. I grew to love my team and will remain a supporter till I die.
Blaming the stadium is futile. We sometimes lost at Upton Park if I remember rightly. These are professional players and they should be able to put in a better performance than that even if they were on Wanstead Flats.
Iíve got the blues.
Iím going to a football match on Saturday, and really, really looking forward to it. It probably wonít figure highly on MOTD, but so what, I canít wait.
Prior to our first game at Stratford, Karren Brady observed that there would be teething problems with the new stadium, whilst encouraging fans to be the 'eyes and ears' of the board to ensure that the problems were resolved.
Last November, a couple of days before my appointment at Westfield to arrange seats and purchase tickets for a group of six of to the ďnewĒ stadium, I received a phone call from our advisor with the idea of prepping us before our appointment.