Prior to our first game at Stratford, Karren Brady observed that there would be teething problems with the new stadium, whilst encouraging fans to be the 'eyes and ears' of the board to ensure that the problems were resolved.
Now the dust has settled on our opening day defeat and while the performance raised a number of questions (such as, is Gokhan Tore, Bilic's number one target this season, actually a fat man in disguise, or, who is responsible for placing the 'record signing' curse on us?) but undoubtedly the number one talking point was Michail Antonio, and his apparent fall out with Slaven Bilic.
As I write this, I'm pondering our season. On the TV, West Ham are playing Everton. Itís the start of May, itís the final game at Upton Park this season, itís a sell out and the sun is shining. But I'm only half watching.
By now weíve all read the headlines; "Affordable football for all"... "Season ticket prices slashed".
The scene is being set for the real conversation about safe standing in English football grounds to begin.
Having taken a break from writing regularly, the last few weeks have given me a chance to reflect on where our team are.
What a difference a couple of months make.
Historically, our academy graduates have formed the backbone of our squads. Moore, Hurst, Peters, Lampard Sr, Brooking, Ince, Lampard Jr and Ferdinand are just a handful of names that were products of our famous youth system.
To say Ricardo Vaz Te's career has been up and down would be a gross understatement. From his early days as a promising youngster, after failing to flourish in the Premier League despite remaining on Bolton's books for seven years, he found himself at an obscure Greek club before Barnsley offered the Portuguese winger a second crack of the proverbial whip.
Finally, the longest West Ham transfer saga since, well, Scott Parker last year, has concluded. Unlike last year, it ended in a success and I'm sure every West Ham fan was delighted to read the announcement late on Thursday night that Andy Carroll is finally a West Ham player.
With usual hyperbole, the media are talking about our club being at a crucial crossroad. That our next year or two could determine our future, and we are in transition into a big club to challenge the best clubs in Europe (wince here).
Last season, our indifferent home form was heavily highlighted.
Please join us in extending a warm welcome to our latest recruit Tom Kilbey. Tom opens his KUMB account by looking at Sam Allardyce's current squad and examining its strengths and weaknesses ahead of this weekend's season-opener against Aston Villa...
Two individual defensive errors and a Danny Graham strike were enough to condemn West Ham to their first defeat of the season in the early kick-off at the Liberty Stadium.