West Ham legend Alan Taylor has called on Slaven Bilic and his team to put a FA Cup run at the top of their priority list.

In an exclusive interview in Blowing Bubbles Monthly, Taylor believes it’s time for the club to give the fans a day out at Wembley after four years with Sam Allardyce showing very little respect for the famous trophy.

The 62-year-old, who scored two goals in the 1975 FA Cup final against Fulham, also feels the club now has a manager who has the club at heart and knows what’s best for the supporters.

“Slaven seems to have given everyone at the club a new lease of life,” said Taylor.

“I’m sure, working with David Gold and David Sullivan, they will take the club to the highest position we’ve had for a long time and hopefully enjoy a good run in the FA Cup.”

Elsewhere in this month’s issue, George Parris writes in his column that Slaven Bilic proved his worth as the going got tough with injuries mounting up.

“We all know Slaven wants us to be playing attacking football but last month showed he will not sacrifice results in a bid to entertain, and we ended 2015 in eighth place – surely we would have all taken that at the start of the season?,” George wrote.

Meanwhile, writing in her column, Sky Sports’ Bianca Westwood believes Michail Antonio has shown there is lots of talent in the lower leagues.

“As fantastic as the academies are I just don’t think the players coming through have that hunger that the likes of Jamie Vardy, Charlie Austin and Callum Wilson have after plying their trade in the lower leagues,” she wrote.

Blowing Bubbles’ writers also outline nine New Year resolutions that will give West Ham fans a very happy New Year, ask where has it all gone wrong for Carl Jenkinson this year and if it’s time football closed the transfer window for good?

The latest issue of Blowing Bubbles Monthly is now available to read for FREE on your computer, tablet or mobile phone.

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  1. Seems like I’ve met the article author somewhere before..
    Thanks, James for the link to Blowing Bubbles and the talk about Carl Jenkinson; very interesting objective vies expressed. I’m hoping that Jenks will receive adequate playing time and encouragement under Slaven. The talent is definitely there; can we extract the best out of him; his pace & acceleration are outstanding; qualities which are very valued by the manager (especially if we follow his ‘attack from defence’ policy). I also hope that someone in the management appreciates that Jenks could also possibly play as a defensive mid-fielder, or do I dare-say, a potential fill-in winger, when needed. He is still young enough to adjust his playing style to allow him to adjust to different playing styles.
    Lets hope that Jenks is able to strut his stuff in the manner we’ve become accustomed to, especially last year. If he can re-charge his ‘confidence batteries’ and show Slaven how good he really is, then I for one, think that 10 million quid would be a good investment for next summer’s trading fest. Just like ‘Love & Marriage’, Sakho & Valencia, the over-lapping pair of ‘Cressie and Jenks rings pretty sweet, and could re-ignite the left-side/right-side attacking fullback pair.
    Good luck young Jenks!

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