There were several pitch invasions at football games last week in Europe but the one at the London Stadium wasn't one of them; I'd call it a trespass. For context at a pitch invasion in Greece on Sunday someone actually brandished a gun!
Nostalgia is a terrible thing. At its heart it betrays a lack of confidence in the future. Too often it is an indulgence of the present that seeks the balm of the past.
Kevin Mousley presents his view of Tuesday evening's events.....
Any time now, no doubt, the message boards will fill up with vitriol against Nigel Reo-Coker for having the temerity to want to take his footballing career elsewhere. He will join the gallery of rogues alongside Paul Ince, Frank Lampard and Jermain Defoe; players we love to hate and who’s every return to Upton Park will be guaranteed to be ‘warm’.
I'm a big fan of East Stand Martin. Of all the West Ham reports and comments that I read online and in the printed media; it is his that I make an effort to seek out. He's probably a similar age to me( give or take a decade) and unlike me he has had the privilege of being able to watch West Ham in the flesh more than I ever have, or will - I have only ever lived in striking distance of Upton Park for a couple of years in my forty plus years as a fan.
I can honestly say for the first time in 40 years I don’t much care what happens in football. Of course I care passionately what happens to West Ham, which is not quite the same thing.