West Hamís owners are entitled to be happy with their biggest transfer window bonanza, more players, more money spent and all the hype they can muster - even if only a handful were through the door before the Europa League bolted.
At the stroke of midnight on Wednesday, 31 August many West Ham fans might have breathed a sigh of relief with the close of the transfer window. Despite nagging rumours to the contrary Dimitri Payet stayed at the club, 10 new first-teamers had signed and only a couple of players departed. However, doubts remain Ė following successful summer business the previous two seasons this window felt less than spectacular with questions being raised regarding the overall strength of the squad.
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First game at the Olympic Stadium for me. A short summation - a fantastic stadium fit for nights of great European football - and a team worthy of wet Wednesday nights in the Conference.
Having followed events online, in particular a 30-minute Periscope film taken immediately outside the Boleyn, including capturing the arrival of the MUFC team bus, it was clear that a dangerous situation had built up over the afternoon and into the early evening.
Having read Paul Walker's latest article for KUMB, I feel resigned to the fact that I will quite possibly be facing a ban from the Olympic Stadium due to what's being called "persistent standing".
If it sounds like a stitch-up, if it smells like a stitch-up, then you can be damned sure that it is a stich-up.Thatís my view of the on-going row about standing at the London Stadium.
After a summer of much anticipation and excitement, West Hamís early foray into the 2016/2017 season has provided everybody with a harsh reality check.
Now the dust has settled on our opening day defeat and while the performance raised a number of questions (such as, is Gokhan Tore, Bilic's number one target this season, actually a fat man in disguise, or, who is responsible for placing the 'record signing' curse on us?) but undoubtedly the number one talking point was Michail Antonio, and his apparent fall out with Slaven Bilic.
It wouldnít be West Ham, would it, without an almighty row to herald the most important and historic season of our history.