Thursday, 5 November 2009
Tottenham Should Be Our Model
Remember the mess the Cockyfools were in last season until 'Arry turned up and turned around their season? Well, take a look at the table and it shows us just eight points behind Liverpool and only nine points off a Champions League place. I'm not suggesting for one moment that we are in the running for a top four spot, but I am saying that suddenly all the doom and gloom can be put into perspective. Tottenham's start last season was worse than ours this, and they only narrowly missed out on European qualification. A top ten finish, therefore, is not yet beyond us.
Realistically, we have to set our sights now on overhauling the likes of Bolton, Stoke, Burnley, Birmingham, Fulham and Wigan. Being intoxicated on the Spirit of the Apocalypse, it is suddenly sobering to think that Wigan are only 3 points ahead of us, and our next opponents, Everton, would be overhauled should we win at the weekend. Victory then would have everybody saying, "Crisis, what crisis?"
The injury to Cole is a huge blow, but it is not the utter disaster that it threatened to be just a fortnight ago. We now know that both General Franco and Hines 69 can not only play, but score in the Premiership too. Collison and Behrami in harness together improve us massively and Parker showed how important he now is with a commanding performance last night. Strangely, the defence is now the worry but Da Costa looked surprisingly good last night so perhaps we have salvaged something from the Savio mess after all!
So, it is on and upwards, unless of course Everton and Lucas Neill give us a bloody nose and yet another reality check! Roll up, roll up for the great West Ham United Roller Coaster Ride!
Posted by Hammersfan at 17:27