If you had said at the start of the season that in mid January that we would have been eight points above Spurs I would have been very happy. However, to be above them with the setbacks we have faced shows just what a great job Curbs and co are doing.
Another three points in the bag and things appear to be looking brighter at Upton Park this week.
The dismay that invaded a normally calm and relaxed Alan Curbishley face said it all as new £7million pound signing Kieron Dyer lay on the Memorial Stadium turf in excruciating pain.
Despite yet another disappointing pre-season injury list, I along with many other Hammers fans was full of optimism and excitement ahead of the new season.