With big spending expected this summer from West Ham United, who realistically should we be looking to bring in? Does the squad require a major overhaul - or does our first season back in the big time show we have a solid squad which simply requires minor tweaking?
In what some people are already calling "dire stuff" it's time for Part Two of our traditional look back over the last season. Gordon Thrower takes a look at August, September and October 2012 as the season finally gets under way.....
It's hard to deny that Sam Allardyce has produced fantastic results since succeeding Avram Grant as the 14th full-time manager of West Ham United.
Our forays into the transfer market have proven to be a 'lucky dip' in recent seasons, whilst the majority of clubs have instead opted against paying a premium for domestic-based talent in the hopes of unearthing a foreign gem.
It's that time of year again when we send Gordon Thrower down to the basement to trawl his way through the archives of the season just finished.
In this, the first part of his review, he looks at the pre-season months of June and July 2012. Euro2012, pre season tours and transfer speculation are the order of the day. Anyone who enjoys the music of England Supporters Band might care to skip part one and wait for part two though.....
What a different two years makes at a football club. On 15th May 2011 Wigan Athletic came from 2-0 down at half time to beat West Ham United and confirm the Hammers' relegation from the Premier League.
'Boomerang players', as they are known, are a curious topic; some regard these players returning to their former clubs as a homecoming, a triumphant return as you will.
I donít know about you lot, but Iíve had a brilliant couple of weeks, no tension, no high blood pressure, no sleepless nights. Not even a mild nervous breakdown.
So the Olympic Stadium survey has been completed and shows vast support for West Hamís move to Stratford. Surprised by the finding? No, neither was I.
As Andy Carroll faces a decision about his future over the next few weeks, Preview Percy takes time out from, er, previewing to look at the possible options available to the player - and why he should turn two of them down....