Having stumbled over the first few fences of the season, West Ham finally got themselves up and running and navigated the middle field without much fuss, with dreams of finishing in the respectable top eight places, very much achievable.
However, as the business end of the Premier League season is well and truly under way, the pressure of the occasion is getting too much for the Hammers; stumbling their way to the back of the pack, as Slaven Bilic’s side forget to check their rear as they looked to progress through the pack in front.
Relegation is a very real possibility for the club again – only this time, there can’t be any suggestions the side is too good to go down – and with the dreaded vote of confidence issued by West Ham’s board of clowns regarding the future of Bilic, the Croat may not even be the jockey in charge of this dead horse.
The saving grace for the Hammers will probably be that the likes of Sunderland and Middlesbrough are so woefully abject, they’ll survive thanks to the inadequacies of others, rather than their own talents.
Do not fear, though, West Ham fans, in this bleak time to be a Hammers fan – which is basically any time post-1980 – Betway have found a way to lift the mood, using the good old fashioned combo of the claret and blue boys, banter and blokes’ inability to never outgrow naughty words.
And no, we have no idea why James Collins is wearing that hat.