Written by Lukas (@lu_thirty_1)

So, here we are, another very disappointing season comes to an end. A season where we were expecting bigger things, with the whole ‘the stadium is crap’ thing behind us and four solid signings. Well, sort of.

I watched the Leicester game today and I really could not get excited. Don’t get me wrong, I’m obviously happy that we avoided a year of playing against the mighty Barnsley but is this really what our reality is? Praying for safety and hoping other teams slip up?

For the record, I didn’t ever think we would get relegated, even during the massive crappy stretches when our fanbase was in meltdown. Think we had one of those during every month of the season. Oh yeah, congrats to the Moyesiah for ‘doing his job’ and keeping us up.

But hey, here we are. Premier League status secured.

So, now what?

Well, let’s start by saying that this is very bittersweet. It’s like, would we rather have won and secured our status ourselves and be stuck with Moyes OR lose, survive by the skin of our teeth and hopefully get someone new next season?

Personally, I would have preferred the latter if it meant the board actually woke up and realised that this man is not the right person to take us forward. Game after game this year, the tactics have been abysmal and way too negative, especially when we played teams outside the top six. In my opinion, we should be beating everyone in that category week in week out, no problem.

But, in the end, every time Moyes’ back was against the wall, we somehow pulled off a result and made him look good. How looks can be deceiving ey?

We all know that the board isn’t going to do anything outlandish by their standards and actually spend money to get a decent manager and good players. But, the overall picture of this season should be setting off alarms left, right and centre for them. Don’t even get me started with the whole Hernandez thing. In Chica, we have a striker we have been crying out for and he’s spent every game picking splinters out of his backside form sitting on the bench the whole year.

Anyway, that’s a whole ‘nother topic.

I seriously hope I am wrong, but I think Moyes is here to stay and this is a worrying thing. All the signs are there, especially with the sudden abandonment of the Director of Football project and Sir David Moyes the saviour in line to handle our transfer activity. Surely a few decent wins can’t overshadow the fact that he is a poor manager?

I’m actually struggling to get excited for next year because as things stand, it will be another season of the same rubbish, watching 17 defenders make up our starting 11 on a Tuesday night against Wolves, Fulham or even Millw***. Yeah, I know. God forbid.

We need some serious enforcements, from the manager to the players. The owners have to see this, especially when we’ve all seen through their ‘take West Ham to the next level’ nonsene and would do anything for them to sell up.

That’s another thing to pray for by the way. Big time.

They say insanity if doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different outcome, right? Well, if that’s so then we are screwed because that’s exactly what we’ve done for the last two seasons. But for our sanity, let’s cross our fingers and hope something changes and fast.


PS – I’m not even going to watch Match of the Day tonight but it’s cool, I’ve seen Nobledinho’s goal already!