Allardyce has tried to excuse inadequate performances by claiming that we are getting fitter, but we should be able to hammer the likes of Oxford after drinking 10 pints of Stella and eating a five course Indian! Something is wrong, very wrong!
The signing of Maiga has got West Ham fans excited but we know sweet FA about the guy and he has dodgy knees apparently. He may be another Ba, but he could just as easily be a complete dud. The clever money, unfortunately, would be on the latter.
We still need a defence and somebody to offer width when going forward, and we need to sort out Vaz Te whilst we are about it. The rumours of a £40k per week wage cap do not bode well, and the refusal to up RVT's wages from the £14,000 he accepted when we were in the Championship points to absurd levels of penny pinching.
We should be excited about the new season at the moment but the early indicators suggest that there is Trouble with a capital T ahead.