Opinion
It’s a good time to be a West Ham supporter at the moment. Manuel Pelligrini has wasted no time in unlocking the transfer chest and chucking it around like there’s no tomorrow. Childhood fan Jack Wilshere has been unveiled with the promise of more to follow.
Pelligrini has promised to play attacking football which is music to my ears, it looks like our team of underachievers are going to have their cage well and truly rattled.
There is definitely a broom being swept through the club and under-performers beware!! Injury prone, inconsistent, lazy, old or not up to Pelligrini’s standards or systems, your days could be numbered. He’s coming for you!!
We’re in the big time now and that means big-time players for big matches and big occasions. It’s been said before and it’ll be said again “The Next Level.”
We are a team on the cusp, contenders and a club going places. My only concern is just about every other team in the Premier League is spending big in the hope of going to the next level.
This year’s World Cup has proven that reputation counts for nothing as long as you’ve got a decent squad. a bit of passion and a bit of luck you can go a long way. Bearing that in mind, then there’s no reason we can’t have a go and get lucky.
If the board carry on spending and Pelligrini can sprinkle some magic then there’s no reason why this couldn’t be our year.
I’m sure they’ll be a better vibe around the London Stadium this year. Providing we gel as a team and hit the ground running, then a decent position in the league and cup run can’t be out of the question.
I’ve yet to speak to an unhappy Hammer who’s disappointed with the recruitment of Pelligrini and his additions to the squad.
As the squad work towards fitness for the campaign ahead, I’m genuinely excited for Liverpool away and the 37 games after.
I reckon about four or five first-teamers will leave before the season commences. The books will be balanced but I’m sure our spending will have been blown out of the water compared to previous under our current owners.
If the owners are to live up to their promise then they’re on the way to appeasing disgruntled supporters. It’s unlikely scenes of unrest will be repeated this year. So far so good.
Things are finally on the up on paper at least and providing Pellegrini can transfer his magic from Rush Green to the pitch, we’re in for a good season. I’d like to think there’s no more Hammer Horror performances and the team plays with flair, pace and swag.
The time is now.