I think it’s fair to say that the feel-good factor surrounding our club at the moment is showing little sign of waning following yet another outstanding performance which saw our Irons claim all three points against Crystal Palace.
West Ham put in a performance that showed the rest of the league that our wins at Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City were no fluke, that the fact we are in a Champions League spot isn’t luck – we are a club to be taken seriously.
The evident upgrade in depth and quality in our squad has us sitting healthily in fourth spot in the league, with 17 points and 20 goals to our name from the opening 9 matches. Quite a feat for a club many others doubt have what it takes to start mixing it with the big boys.
I have to admit I thought we would leave Selhurst Park empty handed – with a point being our best outcome. But Bilic has instilled a hunger in our side to go for the kill, to fight for the points. It’s a style I forgotten about after the last three years of ‘respecting the point’ football.
David Gold yesterday commented on Twitter that West Ham are now ‘capable of beating anybody’ – and who can argue that? At the moment I feel we can too.
Will Jose Mourinho be looking forward to his trip to the Boleyn Ground next week? Certainly not. He knows he is in for a seriously tough game of football – & Chelsea will have to be on their game to defeat our Irons side that are playing with no fear at all.
It’s a joy to be a West Ham fan these days, and long may it continue.
A new episode of Where was the Shout? will be online & available to listen to tomorrow!