Baby Bentley's rear-ended
I'm not sure how long I can take this. I was in the car this afternoon coming into town after dropping my son home and stuck in bloody awful traffic with the radio on and shaking like a bloody leaf, and Charlton weren't even playing! What an amazing game at Upton Park
and how the Hammers come back from that I don't know. Although if the Premier League dock points
I will eat my hand.
With Wigan playing well and an eas(ier) looking finish I really think they will escape but Man City, who many of us had pinpointed as targets a few weeks ago are struggling. The fact that they are six points ahead of us and have two games in hand underlines how tough our task is but their games in hand are against Chelsea (h) and Arsenal (a) and more importantly their belief is going the opposite way to ours plus they're struggling for goals. Sheffield United are still picking up points but they must remain in our focus. I personally think that Villa, Boro and Fulham are all safe.
My Hammers' mates on Friday had all but given up the ghost blaming 'baby Bentley's' (see article in today's Observer
) and some expensive un-Curbishley like hasty signings. In their mind Curbs' was absolved of any blame although it remains to be seen if Eggy sees it that way
In fact ex-turnstile operator Rob Lee, who "can't drink pints anymore(!)"
thought the answer was in the youngsters and Mark Noble in particular. Heck what does he know? A couple of other West Ham youngsters to look out for both have the surname Lee by the way, perhaps Pards can get them a job on the turnstiles.