Ahhh… Seventh heaven.
It has certainly been nice to have a look at the Premier League standings and see our beloved Hammers sitting in prime position over the past 10 days: above Liverpool, above Arsenal, above Everton. Yes, yes, yes. And just a point behind Spurs and Man United. The question is, can we maintain our position?
It says here that, aside from the obvious tough visit of Manchester City to the Boleyn Ground in a week’s time and a tough tie with Swanse City in December, we can continue to win (or at the very least draw) and prosper playing the style of football that got us where we are right now.
Think about it: away to awful Burnley, then, a November visit of middling Stoke City, Aston Villa, struggling Everton, pathetic Newcastle, followed by a December of West Brom, Swansea, Sunderland and Leicester City. My goodness, that is a schedule that dreams are made of – Christmas should definitely come early for Hammers fans.
Let’s put it this way – there are no excuses for not being a top 10 club on Christmas morning – before the twin nightmare of Chelsea and Arsenal back-to-back that could bring us all back down to earth before we hit 2015.
That run of games until then, with an international break in November thrown in, should see the return to full fitness finally of Andy Carroll who could come in off the bench to provide a lift.
We have to start in impressive fashion by dropping Burnley this Saturday. Let’s make sure we do the business and not leave points on the field.