Mark Noble might not be good enough to represent England at this summer's European Championships, but he proved to be the difference as West Ham United ran riot at the Hawthorns on Saturday afternoon.
As a man of shall I say, increasing years, I am so thankful that my sons can go to football in relative safety, that they can go to watch their beloved West Ham United FC and not have to go through what I did at their age - even though at the time, it was a great buzz.
With the FA Cup semi finals in full swing, Slaven Bilic and his West Ham United squad were afforded a rare weekend off.
West Ham United have dropped down to 6th place in the Premier Lerague, with some questionable refereeing and mediocre results having led to a slip in the table. But as a whole, itís been a good first year for manager Slaven Bilic and the Hammers squad.
We are being robbed, aren't we? Robbed of the best season of our lives. Systematically mugged off at every turn.
Jamie Vardy became the 18th player this season to be sent off in a fixture involving West Ham as title-chasing Leicester held United to a 2-2 draw at the King Power Stadium.
Here we go with another column; in one of the most depressing weeks to be a West Ham fan for some time. The game against Man United should have been a joyful carnival that would have sent us partying down Green Street to Wembley; instead we got the worst home performance since August.
Slaven Bilic refused to criticise referee Craig Pawson following West Ham United's 3-3 draw against Arsenal on Saturday for fear of sounding "ridiculous".
I know itís poor form to blame the ref, especially when both goals we conceded against Palace last week were terrible individual errors, but seriously Mark Clattenburg, what were you thinking?
After Saturdayís draw at home to Crystal Palace, West Ham have now drawn 2-2 six times this season, making it our most common scoreline to date.