Ask anyone I know and they’ll tell you I’m an optimist and that my glass is always half full. Even after watching us labour against Bournemouth, be swept aside by Man City and endure an embarrassing Europa League exit, I was still confident last month would have been Super September.
How wrong could I have been? If the Watford and West Brom defeats weren’t bad enough, the confidence-sapping loss against Southampton tempted me to reach for the glass and down the rest of my optimism. But in Slaven Bilic I trust. I really do.
Every month in a Premier League season is important but if we’ve got any ambition to avoid being involved in a relegation battle this campaign, we must pick up a sackful of points in October. At the magazine we always try to be upbeat and positive about the club we love but it’s tough at the moment.
My thanks to former manager Alan Curbishley for providing a bit of a distraction. His interview with Julian Shea is absolutely fascinating. He covers Icelandic owners, Carlos Tevez and why he could have done something really special before it all went wrong for him.
It’s a real page-turner, as is our chat with the voice of Formula One, David Croft, on his passion for West Ham. I know it’s tough right now but keep the faith. If you’re looking for any positives after Second-best September, you needn’t look much further than Mark Noble. ‘I don’t think it can get any worse’, he told the media after the game. He knows he plays for West Ham right?
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