Under Slaven Bilic the Hammers really have reverted to the fabled West Ham way in terms of excitement and unpredictability. The topsy-turvy season continued at the weekend with another Diana Ross performance, where the upside down Hammers were well beaten by a gamey Watford.
Following from the emphatic win over Chelsea, Hammers fans are bamboozled as to what is going on! Our supergood results against the big boys of Arsenal, Man city and Liverpool have been interspersed with highly disappointing performances against the likes of Leicester, Norwich and Bournemouth which have denied us of a higher Premiership position.
It's really hard to identify the reason for these conflicting performances as the lesser sides have not caught us with sucker punches, but rather, have outfought and largely outplayed us. As such, it seems like an issue of motivation rather than ability.
Slaven Bilic needs to look to his on field leaders (yes, you Mark Noble) when we next face lesser opposition. We also need to find a level of intensity that seems lacking against the smaller clubs.
It will take quite an amount of imagination to pretend that the Hawthorns is the Nou Camp, or that Berahinho is Neymar but if we want to realie our dream of Champions League football we need to start thinking more 'European'!