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What should we expect?

Kevin Nolan celebrates scoring at Nottingham Forest early in our promotion winning season.

As the new season draws closer, I thought I’d take a little time at what we could or should possibly expect.

The obvious aim for Sam Allardyce is to secure ourselves in the Premiership. For me personally, I don’t expect any lofty ambitions such as a top half finish or something like that.

Our squad hasn’t exactly had too much change when you look at it, Tomkins, Reid, Noble, Collison, O’Neil and Cole were all around when we were relegated and stuck through the challenges of the Championship to get us back in the top division of English football.

Straight back down or holding our own?


As all West Ham fans know we generally have to struggle through significantly more lows than highs over the years and have been cast asunder from the top division more time that we would prefer.

So as we come down from the high of Wembley, are we just hitting the downslope of another season of struggle back in the top flight or will we put up more of a fight than Audley Harrison?

Let’s looks at what history has taught us of the follow up to some previous promotion years, and just for once it seems fortunes are not necessarily always hiding.

Welcome to WHW


First and foremost, welcome to West Ham World.

What you see here is just the start of what I hope will be a website that will keep you up to date with everything West Ham.

At the moment, it’s a pretty empty website but, over the coming days, weeks and hopefully years it’ll be packed with news, opinions, interviews, tactical analysis, statistics, polls, competitions and much more.

You’ll have to bare with me as I strive to get the site absolutely perfect but, as I write this, I have plenty of content waiting to be added and articles in a queue to be published.

At the very top of the website is the stats centre which, due to the sheer volume of information that needs to uploaded, will constantly be added to as and when time allows.

Anyway, I’ll let you get on with reading the first lot of articles here on West Ham World, and keep an eye out for regular updates. I hope you won’t be disappointed.

Come on you Irons!