For the first time in absolutely ages, I am now looking forward with great excitement to watching West Ham play a game of football. Bit of a stunner eh?
Well done to the board for appointing Slaven Bilic. He was the stand-out candidate from the start of those who were actually available, and I think he is just what West Ham need right now. And the good news does not stop there. New signing Pedro Obiang seems to be a great signing and should be as successful as Sakho and Kouyate have been. Rumours abound too that we are after Yohan Cabaye from PSG, Loic Remy from Chelsea and Vedran Corluka from Lokomotiv Moscow. The good thing is, with Bilic at the helm, we actually stand a chance of getting players like this. I have always been a fan of Remy and couldn’t understand why we didn’t get him before. Cabaye is a great player, and Corluka would be a superb addition to our defence that is bound to be stretched with the Europa League adding to the fixture list. I think the next few weeks are going to be very interesting indeed, transfer-wise.
I have no doubt that Bilic will need some time to get the team how he wants it, and with lots of new additions the dressing room dynamic will take a while to adjust, especially if the likes of Kevin Nolan take more of a back seat in the twilight of his career. But yes, yes, yes! I can’t wait for the seaon to start! So long Sam. You did what was asked of you and deserve thanks for that. But you were never a good fit, or the manager to take us to a higher level. I hope Bilic is. I think he is. Happy days.