Mellowing in front of the television but not paying particular attention to anything that was on, I opted to view a few social media pages.
Although I tend not to leave any comments on such like, I do, occasionally come across one posting that grabs my attention.
The comment below, from the outstanding young Hammer, Declan Rice, sums up perfectly what us Hammers supporters expect:
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) September 18, 2018
That’s all we ever ask for.
If you give 100% and do the badge on your shirt justice, you’ll get our unwavering support.
It doesn’t matter, come the end of the day, if we didn’t have the rub of the green and got beat, if you give it your best shot you’ll get the appreciation you deserve.
It’s a view that many other posters agreed with the following illustrating the point:
100% is all we ask for. Lord knows Football players are paid enough for it.
— Fabian WHUFC ???????? (@WHUFC_USA_2008) September 18, 2018
They have done it once so far let's see if they can keep it up
— hammerhead (@larryberyl) September 18, 2018
not rocket science – work hard get results
— Helen Ludlow (@Ludders59) September 18, 2018
But, when man-management and motivation appears to be big drivers in the modern game, perhaps the last comment we’ve selected for this article should, as it says, be given pride of place in the West Ham dressing room.
Pin it up on wall for every game
— Westhamlee (@funkycoolers) September 18, 2018