In a world of uncertainty during an unprecedented year, I thought there might still be some things we could still rely upon – namely West Ham being, well, West Ham.
It all looked to be going to plan – opening day of the season humiliation followed by an improved performance but disappointing defeat away at Arsenal with VAR having a hand in proceedings also.
But then we play Wolves and Leicester, score seven goals without reply – thanks to VAR, two excellent, determined performances, two deserved wins, and six points. Wait, what? This isn’t the West Ham we’re used to.
I’m sure many of you had us down as having zero points come the end of October. I did not see this coming – did you?
Suddenly when I think about our upcoming games against Man City and Liverpool – who have both received hammerings this season – I’m asking myself if we can actually get something from these games.
Is this what the new normal is going to be? Would I be prepared to endure a season of watching West Ham on the box if it means F-A-B (Fornals, Antonio and Bowen) continue to cause opposition defences problems?
Chuck in a decent run in the FA Cup and no moaning from David Sullivan about the transport costs to visit Accrington Stanley in the fourth round, then I could be tempted.
Personally, I think David Moyes should continue to watch West Ham on the box and work from home for the season. He’s clearly mastered Zoom.
I’m going to enjoy our games this month – let’s just hope my new-found optimism isn’t going to be short-lived.