The Hammers beating Swansea on Saturday might be the start of something good in my opinion.
It brought a smile to my face as the final whistle was blown and the Irons snatched a decent 3 points from one of the Premier League success stories this season. I knew it was going to be a tough game and the 1-nil scoreline reflected that.
Ex Barcelona star Michael Laudrup looks to have found the antidote for keeping the Swans in the Premier League and top-flight football. I’m not saying this because the team has in-form ‘Michu’ along with four other Spaniards either, although that nice little selection may have something to do with the Swans success.
Laudrup has brought something fresh to the club, something that every Premier League club including the Hammers should seek to emulate.
Allardyce has the boys playing well at the moment. Ok, we’ve had some bad results, even unlucky ones and we’ve had some decent players out, to boot.
But beating the Swans the other day could spark the Hammers to glory. It’s not good enough to say that 12th or 14th place is ok for us to finish the season. The Hammers should want more and the fans definitely want more, too.
That win over Swansea should drive the Hammers on to win more games and not be satisfied with a draw. We’ve got another patch of tough games coming up and we must be ready. We’ve still got three key players out in the shape of George McCartney, James Collins and our young knockout specialist, Dan Potts!
On the other hand, back in the saddle is big number 9 Andy Carroll who was majestic on Saturday and Ricardo Vaz Té. Both need some more minutes on the pitch to reach their peak fitness level again I think but having these two back, it’s a bonus for West Ham United.