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Opposing View - West Ham United

Opposing View - West Ham United
How has the season compared to your hopes, fears and expectations?

Dropping into the Championship was, how you might say, a nightmare. Every club, especially of our stature, wants Premier League football. Our hopes of a quick return to the promised land that is the Premier League, are on track, our fears are that we don`t make the automatic places and are forced to take part in the dreaded play-offs where anything can happen, especially in a show-case final at Wembley. As for our expectations, are we churlish to expect a return to the Premier League at the first attempt?

What is to blame for the Hammer`s questionable home form?

It`s hard to say!

Perhaps the fact that expectation levels are so high at Upton Park is making the team nervous, or perhaps the prospect of the opposition coming to a ground as famous as ours inspires them to produce a better performance!

Are the likes of Sam Baldock, Ricardo Vaz Te and Nicky Maynard short-term signings or will they realistically contribute in the Premier League?

The golden question! I honestly don`t know!

All three have performed well at this level but have they got what it takes to be Premier League players, providing we get there? I`d hope Sam has done his homework and knows the answer to that question otherwise we could be in for a right old transfer merry-go-round this summer.

What do supporters thin of Big Sam and his brand of football at a club which traditionally plays the right way?

I`ll try to be diplomatic and simply say that the reality of getting out of this division exceeds and current expectations of playing our way out of this division the `right` way. But long term, I`m not sure the Hammers fans would be pleased!

If you could swap a Hammer for a Watford player, who would it be and why?

Ashley Young! What do you mean he moved on years ago! Mr Sordell also interested me but I hear he`s now gone as well!

Where will you finish this season?

Top - no question about it! (Providing Portsmouth don`t go bust and we lose the six points we took off them!)

Match prediction?

A sure-fire West Ham win, by two clear goals!

Cheers Ross, fingers crossed that home form comes back to bite you on Wednesday evening.
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Writer:Tom Bodell
Date:Tuesday March 6 2012
Time: 4:18PM

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