Sat here in the editorial chair, at Vital West Ham, I kind of hoped that we’d have been clear of any relegation worries by now.
But that’s not the case.
A string of indifferent results has left us just three points above the dreaded drop zone.
On Sunday, the Hammers were soundly beaten by Manchester City, the four goals conceded made it 67 for the season, the only time we’ve conceded more than that was in the 2010 / 2011 season when 70 goals were conceded and the Hammers were relegated.
Following the latest loss, David Moyes spoke to the media with the boss remarking,
“We didn’t play well. There are reasons for that, and also the quality of Manchester City.
“We didn’t do things as well as we should. You need things to go for you and a bit of good fortune when you play a team like Manchester City.
“We grew into the game. I thought we did it better in the last 15 minutes of the first half. You need to have the quality off all-round top defenders if you are to do things further up the pitch. Now the big thing is to try to win the next game.”
Winning the next game just has to be the club mantra, although there is, currently, the threat of relegation hanging over us, one more win should see that valued Premier League status maintained.
But just when will that elusive win come?