Last Thursday night, West Ham’s Ravel Morrison made his debut for the England Under 21 side and helped the Three Lions to a comfortable 4-0 win away at San Marino.
Am I alone in my gathering sense of discomfort about the whole Carlton Cole affair since he parted ways with the club last summer?
Well Big Sam always said he was good enough to manage Barcelona, and now we have all got a first-hand look at just what the tough old grouch was on about!
West Ham enjoyed an incredible first victory at White Hart Lane since 1999 this weekend, but their start to this season’s Premier League campaign has been frustrating to say the least.
I'm going to tell you right now that I am writing under duress.
The one-two punch: idiocy, followed by stubbornness. And it’s lethal. Enough to kill most mortals. And football teams.
What is loyalty? Defined, it is "a feeling of attitude of devoted attachment and affection or a feeling of allegiance. A human quality where we can be loyal to a person or a cause".
Nothing would delight me more this season, apart that from us staying in the Premier League, than to see Ravel Morrison crack it at the very top level.
After an encouraging 10th place finish in the Premier League last season, the Hammers' 3000/1 dreams of a title are almost certainly already over.
Five games into the Premier League campaign and we are struggling. No it’s not a crisis yet, and the time now is for calm, patience and strong nerve.