Well it was classic West Ham in one sense - we were kept on the edge of our seats until late in the game before our Premiership place was guaranteed for next season. With Sunderland, Newcastle, Norwich and Stoke all winning, the team chose the worst possible time to switch off, but switch off they did at half time, and for the bulk of the second half, we were not only second best, we were dire. Collins stayed strong and Jussi pulled off a brilliant save, the rebound fortunately by-passing Kone, but those two apart, the players were on the beach enjoying their hols!
Nolan's goal was utterly undeserved, if we are honest, but the 2-0 scoreline shows why Wigan will probably join QPR and Reading in the Championship next season. At the back they are dire, and up front, they have all the firepower of Carlton Cole!
But Big Fat Sam won't care about any of that! Cole was crap, O'Neil was crap, Nolan, his goal apart, was a passenger, Noble was easing himself back, Jarvis was resting on his laurels, Reid played a couple of abysmal passes, Demel headed the ball back across the face of his own goal, Vaz Te was a joke before his withdrawal. But we won, and winning was all that mattered.
Into the top ten now, level on points with Swansea. Every place is worth a cash bonus. If we can finish in the top half, we will look back on a fabulous season!