Sunday, 18 April 2010
West Ham Can Be Europa League Contenders Next Season If They Leave Things As They Are
Let's face it, we are far too good to go down. In Green, Upson, Parker, Behrami and Cole we have one of the strongest spines outside of the top 5. Mix in Faubert, Noble, Ilunga, Collison and Diamanti and, if we are honest, we have one hell of a team. And that is without mentioning three players bound for the World Cup in June, Spector, Franco and McCarthy. Ilan is Brazilian! Dyer will be fit and firing next season! Da Costa and Tomkins are tremendous prospects at the back and we have Welsh international and former Hammer of the year, Danny Gabbidon in reserve. Then there is the new crop of kids coming through: Stanislas, Sears, Nouble, Spence, Daprela, Stech and that Icelandic kid whose name I can't spell. And, of course, there is the ever hungry Mido!
Meanwhile, we have a fantastic management team. Clarke has been there and done it at Chelsea. He was the brains behind winning the Premiership, numerous Cups and guiding Chelsea through to a Champions League final. Zola, meanwhile is a tactical genius and a man with a mission. Most ordinary men would have walked away this season but not Zola, he has hung on in there and is learning all the time. With this season under his belt, he will be a managerial giant next season. Whilst the likes of Redknapp, O'Neill and Moyes have got flabby in the comfort zone of challenging for a place in Europe, Zola has taken the punches down at the bottom and can wear the bruises with pride. Whilst McLeish and Bruce have had an easy year, guiding their clubs to mid table obscurity, Zola has been learning in the hard school of experience, fighting for his and our beloved club's life. Whilst Woy has exhausted his team of yard dogs and West Han rejects by taking them through to the semifinal of the Europa League, Zola has focused on what really matters, staying in the Prem!
There's talk of replacing Zola next season. Why? Why would anybody do that? Look what happened when we replaced Roeder. We lost a brilliant coach who, if given time, would have guided us to glory. Would we really be where we are now if the Board had stuck by Roeder? Remember, we went down with 42 points, far more than we will secure this season. But that's a tribute to Roeder, not a criticism of Zola. Remember, when Roeder was in charge, the Premiership was not blessed with sides of the quality of the current Hull, Burnley and Wigan sides!
All this negative talk has to stop! Let's look at our strengths! Let's look at the quality we have in every position on the field! let's focus on the fact that we have so much quality that we sent Inter Milan and Chilean star Jimenez packing! Let's look at the fact that half our team will be at the World Cup Finals in the summer! Let's remember who we have in charge of team affairs, a brilliant management team who know that, given time, 4-3-3 will be the passport to success! Let's ignore ridiculous details like the League Table. The table can lie! Does anybody really believe that Birmingham merit their lofty position in the table? Of course they don't! So, no negative talk. Let's forget about any talk of relegation! Let's forget about talk of replacing our manager! Let's pretend this season isn't happening and look forward to challenging for the Europa League next season!
Come On You Leave Things As They Are And It Will All Come Right Irons!
Posted by Hammersfan at 09:40