Now I have been warned not to use the words 'turning point'. Something about not tempting fate and having to buy the half-time booze if I dared. A fate worse that death that, in the Bobby Moore lower concourse.
A light-hearted snooker challenge could prove to be the catalyst for an upturn in West Ham Unitedís fortunes this season.
West Ham United visit Newcastle United on Saturday aiming to improve on their recent poor run of form in the Premier League.
For longer than I care to recall, engineering works have been the bane of every West Ham fan's life. From the Boleyn to the murky world class transport links in E20, a diet of delays, diversions and rail replacement buses have caused strain on everybody determined to get to watch our beloved team.
New manager, new era for West Ham United.
Itís all so West Ham, isnít it? We are too obvious, too true to form, too predictable. Too often part of a painfully embarrassing soap opera that just delights everyone but us.
Iím a season ticket holder in my late twenties and generally do around a dozen away games each season.
We want to be big time, donít we? So now is the moment for our Board to start acting that way, and that means handling in the correct manner the two difficult contract issues at the opposite ends of our squad.
Weíre getting there, arenít we? Bit by bit, inch by inch, the West Ham we all view as the great unpredictables, who donít know the meaning of the word consistent, are beginning to look the part.
Here we go again. itís Burnley next and we are still running on the pitch, fans are still fighting inside and outside the stadium, and we are getting flares thrown now, too.