Ending the season on a high would be a fitting climax to what has been an excellent season for West Ham who have looked assured of a top half finish.
The history of West Ham United shows that until relatively recently we have a good record of producing a steady flow of players who have gone on to achieve great things in the game, albeit in all too many cases with clubs other than our own.
It would have been very nice to celebrate the 50th anniversary of our greatest-ever achievement with a return to Europe.
Four words. Well, not exactly. Sort of. One letter, two words, one letter and three asterisks.
Itís late October, and West Ham have just produced another amazing performance to win their third consecutive game, and beat the current champions 2-1 at The Boleyn Ground. The win propels them to fourth in the table, just a solitary point behind their defeated opposition.
I occasionally scan West Ham forums such as KUMB's, West Ham Online and, until it committed hari kari by asking for money to experience an advert-free website, Hammers Mad.
The one thing I've found surprising about all the recent column inches and online discussions is that nowhere have I seen any version of one of the common dismissals. "They're not true fans"; "they're not real fans"; "they're not proper fans".
Shuffling away from the Boleyn on Saturday and heading for a mid-afternoon livener--the best thing about lunchtime kick-offs because the results and performance always seem to be rubbish--surely everyone was left with the feeling that the current situation at the club is doing no one any good.
"Man offended on behalf of someone else reports incident he didn't see or hear", wrote Staff. It sets up the expectation that the article is going to be wholly dismissive of the current kerfuffle about some idiotic chanting at White Hart Lane last Sunday.
That master manipulator Jose Mourinho is at our place next week, hope everyone gives him a rousing welcome!