This Sunday, West Ham United resume their 2018 / 2019 Premier League campaign when they travel north to take on Everton.
After earning the sum total of zero points from the first twelve available, the Hammers find themselves rock bottom of the Premier League and the only side in the top four divisions of English football to not have picked up a single point.
Now considering the board sanctioned the purchase of a plethora of new players this summer, with the bill being in excess of £100 million, questions are being asked as to what lies ahead.
However, Karren Brady is of the opinion that we’ve nothing to worry about and is reported by Sky Sports, as having remarked about the summer buying extravaganza:
“Having decided we did not want to go through another season like the last one, the board took action.
“We appointed a manager with the most successful career we have ever had in Manuel Pelligrini and spent over £100m on players he wanted that we all thought would improve the team considerably.”
It’s a sound plan but, as Karren admits:
“It hasn’t happened yet but I have complete faith that things will soon start to turn our way. The most important thing is to stick together.
“It takes time for a new team to gel, but gel they will and anyway targeting the manager or certain players will help no-one.”
Perhaps not, but the Hammers support were expecting better after the expenditure, instead we’ve witnessed the same disjointed displays that have been a trait of ours for the last twenty-four months.
But, Karren has a final rallying cry, further adding:
“As a club, we will stand by them all, confident that they have the makings of an excellent side.
“They need the encouragement of the many people, like the supporters and the chairmen who love this club.”
Surely, that’s not the dreaded vote of confidence for Manuel Pellegrini is yet?
It’s okay calling for unity but the support are beginning to ponder over whether the cash was well spent back in the summer transfer window or whether we’ve landed ourselves with a group of players that were nothing more than bit-part players at their previous clubs and are no better than what we already had.