The story of West Ham’s season is like a storyline out of hit Sky One football drama ‘Dream Team’. The drama on the pitch came to a dramatic end on Sunday with a defeat at Wigan which confirmed their relegation. The hammers have been pretty rubbish all season and I feel they truly deserve to go down. They had one good player but the rest really need to take a long look at themselves, as they let the club and the fans down. The likes of Keane, Bridge, Upson and Boa Morte have not pulled their weight. In true West Ham fashion they gave their loyal fans hope by leading 2-0 at Wigan at half time looking like the great escape was on. Then the nerves kicked in and they went down 3-2. To top that the West Ham board, David Gold, David Sullivan & The Apprentice star, Karren Brady then swiftly sacked manager Avram Grant using a spare room at the JJB Stadium. The action didn’t stop there, at the end of season dinner, not so much a party; West Ham found themselves making the news again for all the wrong reasons. A fight broke out after a livid supporter confronted a player, then as it does in the east-end ‘it all kicked off’! The question now is what’s next at Upton Park? The last game is against Sunderland on Sunday and it may well have a very nasty atmosphere around it. The fans will be angry and disappointed after a disaster of a season, so the players and board will be in for a lot of stick. It will be the last time they see Scott Parker in a West Ham shirt so he will get a good send-off. But as the final whistle blows, they will all know they’re once again a Championship team. Looking to next season though, there is a bright side. They will play Millwall, Leeds & Cardiff City so queue 12pm Sunday kick-offs and a massive amount of police!
Thursday, 19 May 2011
Monday, 9 May 2011
In the Championship it’s Swansea v Nottingham Forest & Cardiff v Reading.
My winner is Reading (Who I picked up at the start of the season)
In League 1: Huddersfield v Bournemouth & Peterborough v MK Dons.
My Winner: Huddersfield (Too strong for the rest after just missing out on the top 2)
In League 2: Shrewsbury v Torquay & Accrington v Stevenage
My Winner: Torquay United (Just got in the play-offs, there’s always one team who sneak up)
After an absence of 15 years Queens Park Rangers find themselves back in the big time, and it was fully deserved. It was a bit touch and go with all the speculation over the singing of Alejandro Faurlin and rumours of anything from point’s deductions, fines, relegation and even getting thrown out of football! In the end QPR heard the news everyone wanted to hear, just an hour before kick off on Saturday against Leeds the news came though that no point deduction would be given this meant QPR who lead the Championship from November would be going up as champions. To be fair it’s what they deserved. They have been the most consistent team in the league and have the best defensive record in the league. The team lead by Neil Warnock has been the best team by far. Warnock mixed experience, youth, pace, power and one magical Moroccan to take Rangers up to the Premier League. It’s now going to be very interesting to see what happens at Loftus Road now. They have some very VERY rich people behind them and could go crazy and buy their way to survival. Or do they stick with the core of the team that has done so well this season? Will Warnock stay or be pushed out? Will a bigger club come in for Taarbat? Whatever happens West London has a new addition in the Premier League and I know QPR fans can’t wait till that fixture list comes out.