I’ve always liked West Ham United as a football club, for me they have always embodied London in footballing terms, far more so than the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Spurs but in recent years they have made it increasingly difficult for me to retain my admiration.
This is largely a personnel issue granted, but there is something about Saints’ fixtures with the Hammers that really see me struggling to find any enthusiasm for them. Partly because of late they have always frustrated us, and I’m pretty sure nobody in football outside of East London enjoys smugness on the faces of Sam Allardyce, David Gold, David Sullivan and Kevin Nolan amongst others?
I know this is going to seem over the top and harsh, but those four people in particular make a club once famed for it’s expansive play and promotion of…
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