The date was 13th January 2007. I was sitting in the West Stand with my father as we watched a team in the bottom three battle to earn a 3-2 lead over Fulham. It was a great game to watch with tackles flying in and shots coming from every angle. Then it all went wrong.
Why is that no player of any real quality wants to join West Ham - beyond the blooming obvious that we’re in the bottom three?
Well the ‘turning point’ of our season didn’t last very long, did it?
The euphoria over last weekend's win against a poor Cardiff side is now diminishing with the usual shockers at the club surfacing on a near daily basis.
How we handle the Ravel Morrison situation could define our season… and he most certainly should not be sold to any of our rivals in the relegation dogfight.
Every team needs a leader, a trendsetter, someone to look up to during the toughest of times. Someone trusted by the manager, respected by his team mates and adored by his supporters. Someone who can rally those around him with a last gasp slide tackle, clap of the hands or lung busting 40-yard run up the pitch.
We haven’t had too many days to remember this season - apart from every time we play Spurs - so Saturday’s outstanding performance at Cardiff will live long in the memory.
When the highlight of a four-hour round trip to a place you once called home is this:
Two-and-a-half years ago Sam Allardyce was appointed West Ham Utd manager. I'm sure during the interview that Sam was asked to outline his plan and how he would accomplish the same. He must have made a very good impression because he was hired.
The building bricks of any institution are its foundations and at West Ham United they were truly rocked yesterday.