Is this the year the Liverpool hoodoo finally ends? The bookies clearly don’t think so and, based on what we’ve seen at Upton Park so far this season, it’s hard to argue with them. But, be honest, who really thought West Ham would win at the Emirates?
I don't watch Eastenders or any other soap. I don't need to because I'm a West Ham fan and they provide a weekly dose of drama, tears and terrible performances from highly paid professionals.
The first half in particular of the AFC Bournemouth game this past weekend will live long in the memory, along with other modern day successes like Chesterfield away in the league cup, Stockport County or Savio Nsereko.
Let me commence with a few caveats.
Without doubt Sunday's win at the Emirates was a delicious moment for Hammers fans who have long suffered at the hands of their neighbours from North London. Breaking a 15-game run without a win in the fixture has undoubtedly raised spirits, and expectations, at West Ham.
Sometimes you just have to take a step back, forget all the bickering about transfers, money, new stadiums and attention-seeking owners, and just soak up the very special feeling than comes from an amazing victory nobody thought possible.
When it comes to our club, I'm one of the most positive. I'm also positive about Bilic, who was one of two managers I hoped we'd sign.
The idea that European Competition is something of a hindrance, and should be avoided at all costs. is probably what annoys me the most. It is an attitude that will allow the 'top six' to dominate English football, and the European places for years to come.
‘Encouraging’ would probably be the best word to use when summing up West Ham United’s summer transfer window so far, with a number of boxes ticked and some still waiting to be filled.
Happy to forget and move on from last season, West Ham fans will be excited about the prospect of things to come in the new campaign with Slaven Bilic at the helm.