Football fans are an ignorant bunch, that goes for some of our own supporters too.
But when we decided to part ways with Sam Allardyce at the end of last season there seemed to be a hell of a lot more ignorant fans of other clubs criticising us for wanting better. Most of them expressed their sheer disbelief that we’d dared to sack him without understanding the different between ‘the sack’ and ‘choosing not to renew a contract.’
Then we had the whole ‘be careful what you wish for’ chat, seemingly because every other fan in the country genuinely believed any club with the sheer audacity to want more than route one, mind numbing football and mid-table mediocrity deserved all the ill-fortune they could get.
It was as if Sam Allardyce was seen as the only manager in the world capable of keeping a team in the Premier League by almost everyone lacking any real knowledge of the beautiful game.
Then came the appointment of Slaven Bilic. How dare we swap an old fashioned dinosaur of a manger for a young, exciting and charismatic coach from abroad. We should’ve been ashamed of ourselves.
What followed was, admittedly, a disastrous Europa League qualifying campaign that eventually saw us eliminated from a second rate team in Romania. Uh oh, was everyone right? Would we actually live to regret dreaming for a bigger, better and more exciting future?
Nope. Because now we’re 3rd in the Premier League and have beaten Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea in our opening 10 games of the season. Laugh. Out. Loud.
Where are all those haters now? Most of them are retreating back under their rocks as their sides enjoy mid-table mediocrity or the relegation zone (I’m mainly looking at you Chelsea fans).
So I thought It’d be a fund exercise to drag those ignorant fans from underneath their rocks and show the world just how ignorant they were of our intentions in the summer, and just how awful they are predicting the future.
So sit back, crack open a beer and prepare to laugh your way through some hilarious Twitter gold…
Hope he cashed out pretty quickly…
I think any 3 of 10 teams could get relegated from the Premier League this year and at 7/1 West Ham look a great bet.
— Martyn Carlisle (@MartynCarlisle) June 28, 2015
Stick to golf, Martyn.
Great tip, Dave…
Going to whack £10 on West Ham to get relegated, they will implode after a bad start.
— David Roberts (@DaveDaTree) July 31, 2015
Implode? Bad start? LOL!
Some Olympic Stadium hate…
West Ham relegated, and starting the season after in a new stadium they've gained by questionable means, would be a dream wouldn't it?
— Robert Sutherland (@RoDuSu) August 6, 2015
West Ham getting relegated this season and starting life in their new stadium in the Championship would be lovely. Make it happen someone.
— Tom (@TomHarrison27) August 6, 2015
50% ain’t bad…
I'd love to see West Ham and Newcastle relegated. Pitiful summer both have had.
— Nick Economopoulos (@Nick_Econ) August 6, 2015
Dimitri Payet was a pitiful signing though, wasn’t he Nick? Nick? NICK!?
I think West Ham could get relegated this season and Bilic will be gone by Feb
— Glenn (@Glenn19LGlenn) August 7, 2015
Everton fan Simon has his say…
Perfect scenario this season Newcastle, Westham and Stoke get relegated. All their fans need taking down a peg and remember their place
— Simon J Villiers (@sjv_simon) August 23, 2015
Remember our place? Where’s that Simon? How about IN THE TOP FOUR!?
Richard’s had a mare…
Alladyce. Cllub that has sacked him have been relegated within 15 months. Newcastle Bolton and Blackburn. Why should West Ham defy trend?
— richard cross (@paradisecross) August 24, 2015
The Arsenal match seemed to make me a fool but I held my nerve and doubled my West Ham to be relegated bet. Lets take the clues one by one.
— richard cross (@paradisecross) August 24, 2015
“Held my nerve.” How’s your nerves now, Richard?
This Chelsea fan…
The signings West Ham are making, they're getting relegated.
— Robbie (@cfcism) September 1, 2015
The words Michael Hector, Radamel Falcao and 15th spring to mind, Robbie.
Here’s everyone’s favourite ‘reporter’ Dominic…
West Ham are this year's 'panic buy' club – initially hailed as having done 'good business', eventually relegated (see Hull for details).
— Dominic Booth (@DomBooth19) September 1, 2015
Dimitri Payet, Manuel Lanzini and Victor Moses proving young Dominic wrong in superb fashion.
This City fan’s lost all respect…
Lost all the respect I had for West Ham after the way they played today. Hope they get relegated to league 2
— Christopherinho (@MCFChristopher) September 19, 2015
But Christopher, your team could only score ONE GOAL FROM ABOUT 300 SHOTS!
Never, ever trust Gavin…
West ham and Slaven Bilic. He will get sacked and west ham relegated this coming season. You heard it hear first trust me. #fitzynews
— Gavin Fitzpatrick (@GavFitzy69) June 10, 2015
Never before has one man been so wrong…
Big Sam to take over Leicester, Leicester to finish above West Ham, West Ham get relegated and Bilic gets sacked. It's written in the stars!
— James Dean (@jamesdean_862) July 1, 2015
Will Anderson couldn’t pick his own nose…
How long until Bilic is sacked at West Ham? He's my pick for 1st to go.
— Will Anderson (@AndersonAFC) July 30, 2015
Two weeks after he tweeted this his beloved Arsenal got turned over by his first ‘pick’ to go…
Ashley’s got more money than sense…
Putting a bet on that Slaven Bilic will be the first manager to be sacked, West Ham conceding goals left, right and centre
— Ashley Grass (@AshG327) July 30, 2015
Oh how we’re struggling…
West Ham are going to struggle next season, going to predict Slaven Bilic is sacked by Christmas
— Ben Aiton (@benaiton23) July 30, 2015
How’s your beloved Watford getting on, Ben?
Matt Wright with some superb wisdom…
You know, that fixture against Arsenal that we won 2-0.
A Preston fan, ladies and gentleman…
I think Bilic at West Ham will be the first Prem manager to be sacked this year
— Wacker (@Pro_Wacker) August 7, 2015
Must. Try. Harder.
“Downing a big miss!”
12th West Ham. Mid table team at best won't keep it up all season form wise, downing a big miss and Bilic I think will be sacked early
— Ashley (@AshleyElliott5) August 8, 2015
What’s to fear?
Leicester, Sunderland and Bournemouth to be relegated. Ranieri to be first manager sacked, also fear for Bilic at West Ham.
— Paul Meadows (@takefootball) August 8, 2015
Wrong about both us and Leicester. Never predict anything ever again, Paul.
Ignorance at its best…
I think West Ham will be in trouble this season, sacked an experienced Prem manager in favour of the untested Bilic #westham
— Ade Slack (@slackatude) August 22, 2015
“Be careful what you wish for.”
So there you have it, just a handful of fans from across the country who are now eating their words.
Meanwhile, West Ham fans be like…